The Essene Gospel of Peace is a Fake

Richard Anderson was a fan of The Essene Gospal of Peace. It talks about how Jesus cured the sick by teaching them to fast, to eat a raw vegan diet (except for goat's milk) and how to give themselves enemas to remove "hard and soft abominations" and intestinal worms. A guy named Edmond Bordeaux Szekely claims he translated it from an ancient text he discovered in the Vatican.

Edmond Szekely is lying to you. It's not an ancient text. He made it all up, and I can prove it to you. If you compare Arnold Ehret's book Mucusless Diet Healing System with The Essene Gospel of Peace, you will see that they mirror each other exceptionally well. See the comparisons for yourself:

✟ Arnold Ehret used the "Flame of Life" metaphor. The Essene Gospel of Peace used the "fire of life" metaphor.

✟ They both say that you will not be able to get into heaven unless you physically cleanse the inside of your body. For example, Arnold Ehret said: "But you cannot pass the gate, watched over by the angel with the flaming sword, until you have gone through the purgatory (cleansing fire) of fasting and diet of healing - cleansing, a physiological purifying, by the 'Flame of Life' in your own body!". Compare this to The Essene Gospel of Peace which says: "No man may come before the face of God whom the angel of water lets not pass." If you look at the context, you will see that the angel of water is an enema.

✟ They both teach eating foods only in season and not eating more than three kinds of foods at one time. For example, Arnold Ehret said: "No animal when eating combines different foods at the same time . . . The ideal and at the same time most natural method of eating for man is one kind of fresh fruit, in season . . . In general, it is best never to use more than three kinds with the same combination." Compare this to The Essene Gospel of Peace which says: "Be content with two or three sorts of food, which you will find always upon the table of our Earthly Mother."

✟ They both preach obeying nature's law. For example, Arnold Ehret talks about returning to the "laws of Nature". Compare this to The Essene Gospel of Peace which says "Keep, therefore, her laws". If you look at the context, "her" is referring to the Earthly Mother, which is Mother Nature.

✟ Arnold Ehret talks about making "reparation" or "compensation" for years of wrong eating. The Essene Gospel of Peace talks about paying your "debts" for years of wrong eating.

✟ They both say one should eat the same diet spoken of in the Garden of Eden story.

✟ Arnold Ehret suggests that Jesus Christ's "so-called miracles of healing" were actually done by fasting and raw vegan foods. This is precisely what The Essene Gospel of Peace is saying.

What do you think? It looks pretty damning to me. Arnold Ehret's book says Mucusless Diet Healing System was completed in 1922, the same year of his death. This is before Edmond Szekely claims he discovered, translated, and first published The Essene Gospel of Peace. It looks like Edmond Szekely fraudulently tried to make Arnold Ehret's novel ideas about "Christ's life and teachings" become a reality.

A Healthy Gut Microbiota Makes Your Lungs Immune To Viruses

Are you worried about the coronavirus? Then you should make sure that you have a healthy gut microbiota. An international team of scientists has recently discovered that the healthy type of bacteria in the gut keep the lungs immune from viruses.[1] It does this at a distance. They call it 'spooky action at a distance'. No, I'm just joking; they don't. But the gut bacteria do somehow send a signal, which in turn increases interferon signaling in lung stromal cells. The exact nature of the signal from the gut to the lung is currently unknown, but there are several hypotheses. In any event, this interferon signaling is fine-tuned to elicit antiviral protection early on while avoiding tissue damage due to inflammation.

“This and previous studies demonstrate that microbiota-driven signals can act at multiple levels, inducing an antiviral state in non-immune cells to control infection early on, and enhancing the functionality of immune cells later in infection,” Dr. Wack said.

Now as I figure it, you will never have a healthy microbiota if you have alot of mucoid cap in your gastrointestinal tract. As I proved to you in my previous post, mucoid cap is essentially eschar or slough mixed in with the adherent mucus layer. When the adherent mucus layer becomes contaminated with eschar or slough, good bacteria cannot live inside of it; only bad bacteria.[2]

So the best personal protection against the coronavirus pandemic is not to inject yourself with disinfectant as president Trump wants you to do. That's spectacularly stupid. The best personal protection is to eat a mucusless diet, remove all the mucoid cap out of your gastrointestinal system, and take probiotics and prebiotics. This should be done well before you become infected, by the way.


[1] See Study: Gut Bacteria Stimulate Antiviral Signals in Lung Cells to Protect against Flu Virus and Gut microbes protect against flu virus infection in mice.

[2] See textbook called "Wound Care Essentials: Practice Principles". The ISBN-13 is 978-1-58255-469-3. It's the 2nd edition. The authors are Sharon Baranoski & Elizabeth A. Ayello. You can read it for free at google books. On page 119 it says that eschar or slough "serves as a proinflammatory stimulus and a culture medium for bacterial growth".


A Close Look At Richard Anderson's Cleanse Program

In case you did not know, you can buy Richard Anderson's cleanse program at It has become somewhat of a defacto standard. And it does work. I've seen it remove substantial chunks of mucoid plaque.

The work horse of his cleanse program are his two herbal formulas "chomper" and "herbal nutrition", which you are supposed to take together. He refuses to divulge detailed information about how to make it or how his formulas work. However, we know from the labels that Chomper contains:
  • cascara sagrada (bark)
  • plantain (leaf)
  • barberry (root bark)
  • sheep sorrel (leaf)
  • fennel (seed)
  • ginger (root)
  • turkey rhubarb (root)
  • red raspberry (leaf)
  • baikal skullcap (root)
  • myrrh gum (resin)
  • lobelia (leaf)
  • cayenne pepper (fruit)
and that Herbal Nutrition contains:
  • milk thistle (seed)
  • turmeric (root)
  • burdock (root)
  • red clover (aerial parts)
  • dandelion (root)
  • chickweed (leaf)
  • cleavers (herb)
  • yarrow (aerial parts)
  • uva ursi (leaf)
  • alfalfa (leaf)
  • marshmallow (root)
  • irish moss (whole)
  • kelp (leaf)
And there is literature explaining what some of these herbs are purported to do. According to Robert Gray, plantain leaf has significant gastrointestinal mucolytic activity when used by itself and will also augment or induce the gastrointestinal mucolytic activity of certain other herbs such as barberry bark, red clover flowers, chickweed, and irish moss.[1] According to John Christopher, lobelia will form synergistic combinations with many different herbs (thus increasing their effectiveness).[1] And Richard Anderson mentioned that cayenne pepper increases the effectiveness of other herbs that are used with them. So I'm guessing that these are the most important active ingredients of his herbal formulas. The rest of the herbs appear to provide a supportive role to deal with such issues as gas, bloating, peristalsis, diarrhea, constipation, swelling, parasites, the liver etc.

You can read the details on how to take his program here. It basically involves taking a psyllium and bentonite drink on an empty stomach in the morning then one and a half hours later taking the herbs (both Chomper and Herbal Nutrition together) on an empty stomach then one and a half hours later taking the psyllium and bentonite drink on an empty stomach then one and a half hours later taking the herbs again on an empty stomach, etc. You can eat a mucusless diet for lunch and supper if you need to; just make sure it is one and a half hours before and after anything else.

There is a major problem with his herbal formulas that you should be mindful of. If you use it too often it will totally lose its effectiveness. I observed this myself. Robert Gray says that most herbs lose all effectiveness when taken over a period of eight to nine months. It will then take five to seven years of abstinence before maximum sensitivity is regained. He thinks this is because the body develops enzymes or antibodies that deactivate the active principles present in the herb. So make sure to not take the herbal formulas more than one third of the time; specifically, do not exceed two months of herbal ingestion followed by four months of abstinence. [2] Richard Anderson neglected to mention this problem.


[1] See "The Colon Health Handbook" by Robert Gray. Go to page 46.

[2] See "The Colon Health Handbook" by Robert Gray. Go to pages 70-71.

Why Mucoid Plaque is Harmful

As I proved to you in my previous post, mucoid plaque is essentially eschar or slough mixed in with mucus. The rationale as to why one should remove this stuff from one's gastrointestinal tract has already been written. It's called debridement. A textbook [1] on wound healing explains: "The primary purpose of debridement is to reduce or remove dead and necrotic tissue that serves as a proinflammatory stimulus and a culture medium for bacterial growth".

In case you haven't heard yet, chronic inflammation [2] [3] and intestinal bacteria are the two leading suspects as to what ultimately causes a whole list of seemingly unrelated diseases. The Harvard Health Letter writes: "The four horsemen of the medical apocalypse — coronary artery disease, diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer's — may be riding the same steed: inflammation". Do a search using the name of your favorite disease and the word "microbiome" or "microbiota". You will see that medical science seriously thinks that unhealthy bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract may be the ultimate cause of it. By the way, skeptics are still telling you that autointoxication is pseudoscience. This is not true. Medical science no longer thinks it's pseudoscience.[4] All of this research on the microbiome or microbiota is a revival of the autointoxication theory.

Natural healers have had success curing these types of diseases. Victor Earl Irons, the father of mucoid plaque removal, cured his own ankylosing spondylitis. He apparently did this by removing mucoid plaque from his gastrointestinal tract. [5] Benard Jensen, a student of his, published photographic evidence of his success at curing psoriasis by removing mucoid plaque from the gastrointestinal tract.[6]

Benard Jensen writes:
In addition, the accumulations on the bowel wall become a breeding ground for unhealthy bacterial life forms. They begin to multiply on this putrid, decaying material and the stage is set for serious consequences.
Now, Benard Jensen thought the accumulations was primarily feces mixed in with sticky mucus. But compare what he said to what the textbook Comprehensive Wound Management says about necrotic tissue. [7] On page 150 it says:
Putrid is reserved for a very strong, foul odor associated with decaying meat.
It is not partially digested meat eaten years ago that accumulates on the gastrointestinal wall. It is our own meat. It is our own necrotic epithelial cells mixed in with sticky mucus that accumulates on the mucosa. In a curious moment of insight, Benard Jensen did in fact say that it was loaded with "tissue" [8]

After 70 plus years of denial, medical science has finally acknowledged that autointoxication is a real health threat. [4] But I fear that they will once again give up on this theory once they find out that simply ingesting probiotics will not do anything. I think it is obvious that you have to remove the mucoid cap layer in order to have a healthy microbiota. The only way to truly clean an infected wound is to remove the necrotic tissue.


[1] See textbook called "Wound Care Essentials: Practice Principles". The ISBN-13 is 978-1-58255-469-3. It's the 2nd edition. The authors are Sharon Baranoski & Elizabeth A. Ayello. See page 119. You can read it for free at google books.

[2] See journal article called "The inflammation theory of disease". The doi is 10.1038/embor.2012.142.

[3] See Inflammation: A unifying theory of disease - Harvard Health.

[4] See journal article called "Intestinal microbiota, probiotics and mental health: from Metchnikoff to modern advances: Part I - autointoxication revisited". The doi is 10.1186/1757-4749-5-5.

[5] See his booklet called "The Destruction of Your Own Natural Protective Mechanism". You can buy it from In it, Victor Earl Irons writes: "Just let me get them on the Colema Board and the Seven Day Cleansing Program both at the same time and we will show any challengers what we mean. We will let them see, feel and even hold in their hands exactly what has been thickening, hardening and decaying in their colon for years, causing all types of disease . . . We can prove that we can find hardened mucous, with its foul smelling crud, in colons of 95% of the entire nation. . .We have had specimens, saved in alcohol, from several inches to a few feet in length while the longest we have had was 27 ft (in one piece)".

[6] See his book called "Tissue Cleansing Through Bowel Management". The ISBN-10 is 1570672725. You can read it for free here. You can also see his revised book called "Dr. Jensen's Guide to Better Bowel Care". The ISBN-10 is 0895295849.

[7] See the second edition of "Comprehensive Wound Management" by Glenn Irion. The ISBN is 978-1-55642-833-3.

[8] See his book called "Tissue Cleansing Through Bowel Management". The ISBN-10 is 1570672725. You can read it for free here. In it he says: "It is loaded with old drugs, tissue and morbid substances".

My Take On The Mucusless Diet

In my previous blog post I showed you the science of how certain foods cause superficial damage to the mucosa, which then causes a mucoid cap to form over it. This, I submit to you, is the scientific justification for the so-called mucusless diet. The mucusless diet is a misnomer; it does not prevent mucus formation. It prevents mucoid cap formation. As I pointed out to you in my previous post, some modern pathologists wrongly designate mucoid cap as "mucus". The mucusless diet was first proposed by Arnold Ehret.[1] It was later championed by John Christopher,[2] Robert Gray,[3] Richard Anderson,[4] Dr. Sebi (Alfredo Bowman),[5] and Norman Wardhaugh Walker,[6] who each had their own take on it. I have my own take on it, which I think is better though. My take on the mucusless diet is composed of the following 12 pillars:

1. It is best to eat no dairy products of any kind. This includes milk, cheese, cottage cheese, cream, butter, skim milk, yogurt, kefir, ghee, and whey. However, if you think this is too restrictive, choose goats' milk dairy products rather than cows' milk dairy products. Goats' milk is substantially less damaging than cows' milk. Cow's milk dairy products are absolutely not allowed.

2. It is best to eat no meat products of any kind. This includes red meat, eggs, fowl, and fish.

3. Vegetables and fruits are perfectly allowed. They are the base of the diet. This category includes low-acidic fruits, leaves, flowerbuds, flowers, stems, trunks, stalks, immature legumes,[7] immature grains,[7] and tubers. This category also includes seaweed, mushrooms, and single-celled organisms such as algae and yeast. The reason fruits should be low-acidic is because too much is not good for your tooth enamel. A little bit of lemon juice for flavoring is perfectly fine though. Cooking is very individualized. For example, I'm guessing that figs, avocadoes, bananas, lettuce, dulse, dates, sweet fruit, etc should be eaten raw while sweet potatoes, mushrooms, immature legumes, immature grains (sweet corn) etc should be eaten cooked. I also think that some vegetables and fruits can be eaten either raw or cooked depending on what mood you are in.

4. Nuts and seeds are perfectly allowed. I think they should be the base of the diet, as well, replacing the meat and milk products that you normally eat. They must always be eaten raw. Never cook nuts or seeds. You don't need to soak and sprout them to eat them. However, some nuts and seeds will benefit a little by soaking and/or sprouting them. The site is a superb resource to learn about sprouting nuts and seeds. Note that peanuts are not actually nuts. They are large legumes. So peanuts are not allowed. Do not masticate nuts or seeds with your teeth; instead, process them into a flour, butter, pâté, milk, or dressing before eating. I believe that crushing nuts or seeds with your teeth is not good for your tooth enamel.

5. Unsprouted mature grain and unsprouted mature legumes are not allowed. This is especially so for soy.

6. However, sprouted small legumes and sprouted grains are allowed. They must always be cooked. Never eat raw legume sprouts or raw grain sprouts. The site is a superb resource to learn about sprouting legumes and grains. Quinoa and french lentils sprout very well. You can eat sprout bread as well. Note that the huge majority of the bread that is marketed as sprout bread is not allowed. That's because they simply add some sprouts to normal bread. True sprout bread has only one ingredient: sprouted grain. That's it. I found only one company that sells true sprout bread. It's Manna Organics. You can find their products at Whole Foods as well.

7. It is best to limit sweeteners to raw honey (except eucalyptus honey), dates, sweet fruit, and stevia. They must always be raw. If you think this is too restrictive, then at least make sure your sweetener of choice is as unprocessed as possible. Processed sugars like white sugar cane are absolutely not allowed.

8. The only oils allowed are cold-pressed and unrefined oils. Examples are extra virgin olive oil and flax oil. It must always be raw. Make sure it says cold-pressed or unrefined on the bottle. Never cook or fry oil.

9. Choose certified organic produce whenever you can.

10. Supplement your diet appropriately. Make sure you are getting enough B12, vitamin D, iodine, etc.

11. And of course, ultra-processed foods and toxic chemicals are absolutely not allowed. Some examples are white refined flour, semolina pasta, white refined sugar cane, sulphured fruit, refined salt, alcohol, processed meats, aged cheeses, pesticides, deep fried whatever, high-fructose corn syrup, refined oils, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, carrageenan, xanthan gum, maltodextrin, carboxymethyl cellulose, etc.

12. The mucusless diet should be customized for your needs.


[1] See his book called "Mucusless Diet Healing System: Scientific Method of Eating Your Way to Health". The ISBN-10 is 0879040041. You can read it for free here.

[2] See his book called "Dr. Christopher's Three-Day Cleansing Program, Mucusless Diet and Herbal Combinations". The ISBN is 1-879436-04-3.

[3] See his book called "The Colon Health Handbook". It was written by Robert Gray. The ISBN is 0-9615757-2-7.

[4] See his book called Cleanse and Purify Thyself Book One The Cleanse or Cleanse and Purify Thyself Book 2 Secrets of Radiant Health and Energy.

[5] See Dr. Sebi's mucusless diet plan here.

[6] See his book called "The Natural Way to Vibrant Health". The ISBN-13 is 9780890190357.

[7] Immature legumes or immature grains are such things as edamame, garden peas, sweet corn, corn on the cob, string beans, green lima beans, and green fava beans. They are allowed. They are harvested at an earlier stage before they become mature. Note however that mature legumes such as split peas and mature grains such as corn meal (field corn) are not allowed.

A Critique of Richard Anderson's Explanation For Mucoid Plaque

What Richard Anderson has been saying about mucoid plaque is not quite right. To be sure, his explanation as to what mucoid plaque actually is is closer to reality than his predecessors' explanation. Benard Jensen[1] and Robert Gray[2] both thought it was primarily feces. Richard Anderson on the other hand thinks it is primarily coagulated mucus, which is actually more accurate but still technically wrong.

His explanation for mucoid plaque is scattered throughout his two volume work Cleanse & Purify Thyself. On pages 36 and 37 of book one he defines mucoid plaque as being primarily mucin. Mucin is the chief component of mucus. On page 65 of book two he mentions that mucoid plaque is created by the body to protect itself when it is under attack by, among other things, aspirin, alcohol, and salt. On page 59 of book two he says that acid then causes it to coagulate and that it compounds with other elements forming an increasingly firm substance.

Medical science does talk about how exogenous damaging agents such as alcohol, NSAID (aspirin), hypertonic saline (salt), and bile cause damage to the mucosa. They say a "mucoid coat" or "mucoid cap" forms over the damaged area protecting the vulnerable mucosa from pepsin as well as from renewed insult from the aforementioned exogenous damaging agents while it undergoes repair. Medical science also mentions that although mucoid cap is composed principally of a fibrin gel and necrotic cells with mucus being a relatively minor component, there are some researchers who wrongly designate it as "mucus".[3]

It appears, judging by some of the sources he cited on page 65 of book two, that Richard Anderson was looking at those researchers who were wrongly designating mucoid cap as "mucus". This apparently made him think that mucus production was unnatural and led him to the absurd corollary that mucoviscidosis is a good example of mucoid plaque. He announced on page 84 of book two that doctors were wrong for thinking that the adherent mucus layer is needed for protection and lubrication of the mucosal surface and claimed, without evidence, that it is actually the glycocalyx that provides these functions. Richard Anderson is of course wrong. The adherent mucus layer is in fact needed for protection and lubrication of the mucosa, and the glycocalyx does not in fact function as lubrication.[4]

Richard Anderson was referring to Forstner's work, which he misinterpreted, when he said that acid causes mucin to coagulate. Forstner [5] was studying the effect acid and serum albumin has on mucus. When he mixed albumin with mucin, viscosity increased dramatically. This, by the way, is probably why some types of mucoid plaque are incredibly viscous. He then added acid to the mix, which caused it to coagulate into a dense white precipitate.

Now, Forstner noted that neither albumin nor mucin alone coagulated when exposed to acid. This coagulation effect only occured when acid was added to a mucin-albumin mixture. Richard Anderson left the albumin part out. Forstner did think that it was the mucin itself that coagulates. But I think it's actually the albumin which coagulates. We already know that mucus helps fibrinogen to coagulate into fibrin.[3] Mucin with the help of acid probably does the same thing to albumin.

The components of mucoid cap itself adequately explain the texture, shape, color, and even smell of mucoid plaque without the need for any added explanations. Textbooks on wound healing, for example, clinically describe necrotic tissue and fibrin collectively as "black", "brown", "gray", "yellow", "green", "hard", "soft", "mucoid", "stringy", "sticky", "rubbery", "leathery", "putrid" and "foul".[6] This is exactly how Richard Anderson, Robert Gray, and Benard Jensen clinically described mucoid plaque. [7] It's a remarkable coincidence.

But Richard Anderson did not realize that mucoid plaque is mucoid cap. He attempted to explain the different colors of mucoid plaque in terms of bile. On page 93 of book two he writes: "In color, mucoid plaque can be gray, yellow, green or light green, or light brown to black, but often is blackish green, which may indicate a relationship to bile." This of course implies that bile can be black, which gives skeptics something more to laugh at. In medieval medicine, black bile is one of the four humors of the body.

In many respects, Richard Anderson is a crank. His work is full of medical ignorance, pseudoscience, and weirdness. He thinks vaccines are evil. He thinks emotions are stored in mucoid plaque. Etc. It's embarrassing. I can't help but think that the disrespect he receives from the scientific community is largely self-inflicted. But I submit to you that despite his failings he actually got something right. He was right about the general idea of mucoid plaque. He just messed up real bad on the details because he is not very good at science.


[1] See book called "Tissue Cleansing Through Bowel Management". It was written by Bernard Jensen.

[2] See "The Colon Health Handbook" by Robert Gray.

[3] See textbook called "Gastric Cytoprotection: A Clinician’s Guide". The ISBN-13 is 978-1-4684-5699-8. See pages 84 & 87.

[4] See journal article called "The gastrointestinal mucus system in health and disease". You can get it here. The PMID is 23478383.

[5] See journal article called “Intestinal Mucins in Health and Disease”. It was written by Forstner JF. The DOI is 10.1159/000198115. The PMID is 25218.

[6] There are three textbooks I got this from. The first is the third edition of "Wound Care: A Collaborative Practice Manual for Health Professionals". It was published in 2007 and written by Carrie Sussman & Barbara Bates-Jensen. Turn to page 197. It describes it as "gray", "yellow", "brown", "black", "mucoid", "stringy", "leathery", "hard" and "soft". The second is the second edition of "Comprehensive Wound Management". It was published in 2010 and written by Glenn Irion. Turn to page 150 and 151. It describes it as "yellow", "greenish", "hardened", "grayish", "brownish-yellow", "stringy" and "foul". The third is the fourteenth edition of "Tidy's Physiotherapy". It was published in 2008 and written by Stuart Porter. Turn to page 340. It describes fibrin as "sticky", "rubbery", and being visible as yellow-white "strands".

[7] Go to each of their books. See Richard Anderson's book called "Cleanse & Purify Thyself". I'm talking about book two. Go to pages 92-94. He described it as "soft", "gray", "yellow", "green", "brown", "black", "foul", "mucoid", and like "wet leather or rubber". Go to Robert Gray's book called "The Colon Health Handbook". See pages 8 and 67. He described it as "rubbery", "black", "hardened", "grey", "brown", "green" and "mucoid". See Bernard Jensen's book called "Tissue Cleansing Through Bowel Management". He described it as "black", "foul", "putrid", "stringy", and "hard as truck tire rubber".

Watch As Mucoid Cap Turns Into Mucoid Plaque

In my previous blog post I explained how mucoid cap looks something like tissue when it lines the mucosa. Not until it sloughs away from the mucosa does it look like the so-called mucoid plaque that cleansers remove. Now in this post I'm going to show it to you. Take a look at plate 81:

It's from a textbook called Clinical Gastroenterology.[1] It depicts "necrotic mucosa" of the descending colon with acute ischemic colitis. See that small blackish area? The gastroenterologist who commented about this photo called this "acute focal necrosis". Focal necrosis is associated with active inflammation and mucus depletion.[2]

As I explained in my previous blog post, what is actually going on is that the active inflammation is actually depleting the mucus. More precisely, enzymes produced during active inflammation is dissolving the mucus-exudate mixture that normally covers up the eschar component of the mucoid cap layer. To show you what I mean, here is a drawing of a cross section of the mucoid cap layer:

It's from page 85 of the textbook called "Gastric Cytoprotection: A Clinician’s Guide".[3] It's a very rough drawing and it's not to scale, but it shows how the necrotic cells are completely covered by a thin mucus (the necrotic cells is eschar and the "mucus" is actually a mucus-exudate mixture). As "mucus" degration continues, even more of the eschar component of the mucoid cap layer is revealed. You can see this happening in plate 74 [1] of the same textbook, which depicts Crohn's colitis of the sigmoid colon:

The Skeptical Raptor once described mucoid plaque as a "black tar goo" that adheres to the walls of the intestinal tract. Well there it is. Both Robert Gray and Benard Jensen thought it was feces.[4] But they were wrong. It's actually eschar.

Books on wound healing explain what happens when the enzymes then act on the eschar. The black/brown eschar rehydrates (and assumingly swells up) and turns toward a yellow or tan slough that is soft, loose, and that does not adhere to the wound bed.[5] This is precisely what you see in plate 83 of the same textbook. Plate 83 [1] is essentially slough mixed in with mucus:

Plate 83 of course looks like some of the types of mucoid plaque that cleansers remove. You never would have guessed that it originally looked something like plate 81. But it did. It originally looked something like tissue.

Now I submit to you that there are other areas of the gastrointestinal tract that look something like tissue but are not actually living tissue but rather a thick layer of mucoid cap. Look at plate 31 [1] from the same textbook for example:

This is somewhere in the jejunal. I believe this is exceptionally thick mucoid cap. Also look at plate 63 [1] from the same textbook:

This is the appendiceal orifice in the cecum. Notice that the texture of the "mucosa" of these two examples look very similiar to the texture of the "mucosa" of plate 81. The only difference is that there is no colitis and thus no "mucus" depletion.

I'm pretty sure that this is not what a normal mucosa is supposed to look like. With regards to plate 81 for example, it is supposed to look like plate 60 [1] from the same textbook:

A normal colon is supposed to have blood vessels and ridges.

[1] All photos in this post come from the fourth edition of "Clinical Gastroenterology" by Howard M. Spiro. The ISBN is 0-07-105434-0.

[2] See book called "Helicobacter pylori, Gastritis and Peptic Ulcer". It was published in 1990 and edited by P. Malfertheiner and H. Ditschuneit. The ISBN-13 is 978-3-642-75317-6. The e-ISBN-13 is 978-3-642-75315-2. The DOI is 10.1007/978-3-642-75315-2. On page 203 it suggests that active inflammation is associated with mucin depletion and "focal necrosis".

[3] The ISBN-13 is 978-1-4684-5699-8.

[4] Go to each of their books. Go to Robert Gray's book called "The Colon Health Handbook". On page 8 he says: "As layer after layer of gluey feces piles up in the colon, they often form into a tough, rubbery, nearly black substance". Go to Bernard Jensen's book called "Tissue Cleansing Through Bowel Management". He described it as "encrusted fecal material" that is hard and "black" like truck tire rubber.

[5] See the fourth edition of "Wound Care: A Collaborative Practice Manual for Health Professionals". It was written by Carrie Sussman & Barbara Bates-Jensen. The ISBN-10 is 1608317153. On page 447 it says: "When conservative methods of debridement are used, including mechanical, autolytic, and enzymatic techniques, the type of necrotic tissue should change as the wound improves. As the necrotic tissue is rehydrated, the appearance will change from a dry, desiccated eschar to soft slough and, finally, to a loose tissue that does not adhere to the wound bed. The color usually changes as well, the black/brown eschar giving way to yellow or tan slough."