Friday, July 6, 2007

Ileocecal Valve and Sinusitis

What is an Ileocecal Valve? This is a sphincter muscle that prevents fecal matter from the ascending colon entering the ileum of the small intestine. The problem is that refined food and stress can hinder this valve from closing all the way.

Why does this matter? Because these toxic substances that seep back into the small intestine can cause bacterial infections so the body produces a chemical called sterol to remove inflammation. These organic alcohols cause the body to overereact and produce chemicals such as tryptophan, which is a type of amino acid.

The body’s reaction to this amino acid is to produce histamine, which is another amino acid that neutralizes tryptophan. And we all know what it means when there’s a buildup of histamines in the body. Sinus, sinus, sinus, bronchial and other allergic reactions. That’s it for Doug’s anatomy lesson for the day.

2 comments:

Song-ii said...

I am Song-ii. I am interested in Reflexology. I am googling about the study.
Your information is very helpful. Thank you so much. That is very clear about ileocaecal valve and sinusitis. How about with epilepsy?
I was told that massaging the reflex area of ileocecal valve is useful for epilepsy.
Is there any special reason for it?
Thanks in advance for your help.

Emma Williams said...

Interesting