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.