What is mucoid plaque?
Mucoid plaque is not something that most people will have heard about. In fact, there is controversy between the medical profession and the holistic practitioners over whether this exists or not. Though there is little proof of whether mucoid plaque actually exists or not, there are many testimonies from thousands of individuals who claim to have got rid of it.
So what is mucoid plaque?
Mucoid plaque is thought to be the body’s reaction in the lower intestines to toxins and chemicals from the foods we eat. The body has many natural defence mechanisms and a good example is why sites of injury swell up with fluid which is basically to protect the injured tissues. Likewise, the ingestion of chemicals and toxins is thought to cause the release of mucus to protect the cells within the intestines and forms plaque in the gut. Although protective, this mucoid plaque may harbour parasites and pathogenic bacteria; it can stop the absorption of nutrients from food and it can slow the digestive process. Many practitioners believe that mucoid plaque may be the cause of numerous other concerns in the body such as allergies, food sensitivities, fatigue, low energy and constipation to name a few.
How to eliminate mucoid plaque?
Many practitioners, especially those who advocate colon cleansing, will vouch to the fact that colon cleansing brings out a brownish sludge type material which they believe to be mucoid plaque and there appears to be logic in this. The analogy is like that of a car; you run a car using fuel which produces exhaust and waste matter. These wastes line all the pipes and parts within the car – even the spark plugs turn brown. So why would the gut not turn brown from all the processing which occurs within it?
I am an advocate of cleaning the gut gently to remove toxins, unwanted bacteria and parasites as well as any waste matter that is still sitting in the bowel area. To do this effectively, I prefer using a soluble and insoluble fibre supplement such as Complete Fiber Cleanse and to take two teaspoons in the morning and evening preferably mixed into juice or water.
Complete Fiber Cleanse contains psyllium, fructo-oligosaccharides and other soluble and insoluble fibres to help healthy bowel function. Psyllium husk fibre is a jagged fibre rather like the teeth on a saw which scrapes the gut of any plaque that has adhered to the walls. Green foods such as spirulina work to reduce inflammation and provide nutrients in a food state whilst a probiotic blend delivers beneficial bacteria to replenish those lost through the removal of mucoid plaque.
Use one jar of Complete Fiber Cleanse every season to keep your gut and body healthy.