The term mucoid plaque was originally coined by Richard Anderson, ND, NMD to describe "various conditions found throughout the body, especially in hollow organs and the alimentary canal [digestive tract]." It is a substance the body forms to protect itself from toxins such as drugs, chemicals, and heavy metals.
Mucoid plaque purged from the intestine has an unusual odor and looks very different from normal bowel movements. It can be expelled in small chunks or long rubbery strings.
When developed over a long time, the buildup can be almost as dark and thick as tire tread. Striations have even been observed, like the indentations lining the large and small bowel.
While mucus buildup can hide in the colon indefinitely, we experience a similar defense when we breathe dust particles and cough up mucus as a result. The excretion traps and expels what would otherwise cause harm.
Your body is not a glass that takes in only so much liquid then overflows. Instead too much food makes you fat, and too many toxins make you toxic.
Excess toxins are stored many ways, including fat deposits, gallstones, and intestinal wall buildup.
Toxins stored away are not "safe." Mucoid plaque in the bowel, for example, can lead to poor absorption of nutrients and decreased immune function, as about 70% of your immune system is located in your digestive tract.
Significant buildup can progress to leaky gut syndrome, allowing toxins to seep through damaged intestinal lining into the blood stream, producing autoimmune disease.
Some have suggested buildup in the colon is nothing more than a clever hoax leveraging fear to sell detox products. Colon cleanse pictures are shocking and do encourage a certain degree of introspection, especially if you suffer from constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, or other digestive malady (as so many people do).
A bigger problem for such critics is how to explain the end results. Ignoring the cultural taboo of discussing anything bowel-related, those who have been transformed by colon cleansing proudly share the secret to their clearer skin, energy, weight loss, and feeling great. Colon cleansing does work, and it is impossible to hide.
Imagine what might happen if too many of us got healthy and no longer needed the critics' expensive "cures."
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