Blackish-Green And Tan Mucoid Plaque Lining The Colon

Richard Anderson described mucoid plaque as being "shiny", "blackish-green", and "light brown". Skeptics are claiming that gastroenterologists never see this stuff lining the colon. This is not true. They actually do see it all the time; they just ignore it. Here, I will show you:
There it is: exceptionally thick, shiny, blackish-green and tan mucoid plaque lining the colon. I got the image from here.

Remarkably, the only thing the gastroenterologist identified was that little bit of poop (within the white circle). Clearly this is amateur hour.

Origin Of The Black Mucoid Plaque

You want to know where the heck in the colon mucoid plaque like this specimen:

could have possibly come from. The reason you don't see it, I submit to you, is because it is covered up by a mucus-exudate mixture that is pink, white or some other color. This specimen may have come from some place like here:
for example. Underneath that pink exterior is usually black, grey, or brown eschar (mixed in with mucus and exudate). Really. I'll show you:
In this image, enzymes, somehow produced inside the colon, are eating away at the pink mucus-exudate mixture, revealing the black eschar underneath. Who knows how thick it is. It's thick enough to cover up the ridges at least. A normal colon is supposed to have ridges:
If this were to continue, more of the pink mucus-exudate mixture will dissolve away, and the black eschar (which is mixed in with mucus and exudate) will swell up and slough away from the mucosa in a similar manner as you see in this image:

Endoscopic photograph of mucoid plaque. Its from the fourth edition of "Clinical Gastroenterology" by Howard M. Spiro.
This is from a different person obviously. But imagine it was black instead of brownish yellowish. You can imagine it looking like this:

"I Just Pooped Out My Colon"

Someone landed an interview with Richard Anderson some time ago. Check it out. He gives an anecdote about the very first time he eliminated mucoid plaque. He was scared at first. He thought he eliminated a rotten piece of his colon. "Oh my gosh, I'm a goner for sure", he thought, "I just pooped out my colon. I must be so rotten inside that my colon just let loose and came out. I'm a goner for sure"

I submit to you that, in a sense, his first thought was correct. He actually did poop out a rotten piece of his colon.

On page 35 of his book Cleanse & Purify Thyself Book Two he quotes a medical doctor named Percival Lemon Clark. Percival Lemon Clark (1923) criticized the germ theory of disease. He didn't mean to say that germs don't cause sickness. What he meant was that germs are not the ultimate cause of disease. He thought that dead tissue in the gastrointestinal tract was the ultimate cause of disease because it propagates germs. He argued that processed foods and foods eaten in the wrong combination ferment harmfully inside you and cause "wear and tear" all along the gastrointestinal tract. Clark writes:

“It has been proved that all sorts of germs which are capable of existing in injured or dead tissues or wounds are not able to live in the healthy organism . . . A putrid wound has putrefactive fermentation set up in it so that the putrefying foul flesh may be liquified, sloughed off, and carried away in liquid form as pus. This foul dead tissue is rapidly disintegrated by these friendly germs, so that with proper draining by an intelligent physician or surgeon the filth may be washed away and drained out of the wound until healthy tissue is reached, when the germs of putrefaction can no longer live, and disappear.” [1]

He sold an enema as well as a cleanser, he called "Sanatology Blower", he noted for giving the gastrointestinal tract a "dry cleaning".[2]

Richard Anderson, in the very same book he gave the quote, unwittingly shows off a photograph of what Percival Lemon Clark was talking about:

Endoscopic photograph of mucoid plaque. Its from the fourth edition of "Clinical Gastroenterology" by Howard M. Spiro.

It's plate 83 from a textbook called Clinical Gastroenterology. [3] The textbook identifies it as "necrotic mucosa" that is "sloughing off extensively".

Remember Norman Wardhaugh Walker? In 1979 he published a book called "Colon Health: the Key to a Vibrant Life". He argued that feces, along with your own used-up cells and tissue, leave a coating on the walls of the colon causing toxemia. Look what he writes:

“You no doubt have experienced the offensive aroma emanating from the body of an animal which has died and whose carcass has begun to decompose. The cells and tissues in the anatomy undergo the same decomposition when they are allowed to remain in the colon longer than necessary.” [4]

Speaking of dead animals, a prominent Canadian-American gastroenterologist and pharmacologist named Walter Bastedo wrote in the Journal of the American Medical Association:

“When one sees the dirty gray, brown or blackish sheets, strings and rolled up wormlike masses of tough mucus with a rotten or dead-fish odor that are obtained by colon irrigations, one does not wonder that these patients feel ill and that they obtain relief and show improvement as the result of the irrigation.” [5]

This is the same stuff Richard Anderson described: he once witnessed his friend eliminate a "blackish grey snake-like mass".[6]

Then there is Benard Jensen. He published a book called Tissue Cleansing Through Bowel Management.[7] He said that the mucous lining is "foul", thick, "stringy" and loaded with "tissue".[8] And that the mucous lining throws off "catarrh".[9] He blamed meat eating for this. He thought our meat eating habits generated bacillus coli in the colon, which he said is "constantly occupied in breaking down tissue and reorganizing it".[10] He was describing mucoid cap formation. He was describing how when the epithelium becomes damaged, as it commonly does with the type of diet we eat, an inflammatory and wound healing process kicks into gear resulting in exudate leaching from blood vessels located in the lamina propria and mixing in with the adherent mucus layer (catarrh is a mixture of mucus and exudate) and necrotic epithelium cellular debris. This is what his friend Victor Earl Irons was alluding to with the title of his booklet "The Destruction of Your Own Natural Protective Mechanism" — he was alluding to the destruction of the epithelium.[11]

Recall Arnold Ehret's influential idea. His idea was that meat, dairy, and starchy foods cause albumin, sticky mucus, and white blood cells to appear in the body making feces stick to the walls of the gastrointestinal tract.[12] I think it is obvious that what he was actually looking at was how certain foods cause inflammation and damage to the body. And that he was confusing necrotic epithelium cellular debris for being feces. You can see this more clearly with Robert Gray who was obviously a fan of Arnold Ehret.[13] Robert Gray said that "mucoid" forming foods cause the colon to produce sticky catarrh, which makes feces stick to the colon forming into a "tough, rubbery, nearly black substance".[14] He made a curious distinction between two types of old feces lining the colon: putrefactive matter and postputrefactive matter. He said that "putrefactive matter" is moist, still decaying, and easily removable whereas "postputrefactive matter" is dry, no longer putrefying, rubbery, glued firmly onto the colon, and usually grey, black, dark brown, or dark green in color.[15] He was describing the difference between slough and eschar! He just didn't realize it. According to textbooks on wound healing, slough (putrefactive matter) is moist, less necrotic, mucoid, loosely adherent, and either yellow or tan whereas eschar (postputrefactive matter) is dry, more necrotic, leathery, firmly adherent, and either gray, black, brown, or olive-green.[16]

See, I told you. Mucoid plaque is what medical science calls mucoid cap. It's necrotic tissue and exudate (albumin, fibrinogen and inflammatory cells) mixed in with mucus. The wound healing literature describes necrotic tissue as "black", "brown", "gray", "yellow", "olive-green", "hard", "soft", "mucoid", "stringy", "leathery", "putrid" and "foul".[17] Upon activation of the "coagulation" process, fibrinogen polymerises to form "sticky", "rubbery" fibrin that may be visible as "strands" or "sheets".[18] And albumin forms into mucin-albumin complexes, which is substantially more viscous than mucus or albumin alone.[19] This is exactly how Richard Anderson, Robert Gray, Benard Jensen, Walter Bastedo, and Victor Earl Irons clinically described mucoid plaque.[20]

Richard Anderson's explanation makes sense now. He thinks mucoid plaque is mucus which "coagulates" and mixes in with "other elements".[21] It's a sketchy description of mucoid cap.


[1] See the second edition of his book How to live and eat for health that was published in 1923. I got it from Google Books. See pages 88-98.

[2] See JAMA. 1928;90(13):1060-1062. The doi is 10.1001/jama.1928.02690400056029. You can also download it for free here.

[3] See the fourth edition of Clinical Gastroenterology by Howard M. Spiro. The ISBN is 0-07-105434-0.

[4] The ISBN is 0-89019-069-0. See page 5.

[5] See the 1932 article called "Colon irrigations: Their administration, therapeutic application and dangers". It's actually a subtitle under the main title of "Council on Physical Therapy". It's in The Journal of the American Medical Association and is volume 98 and number 9. Go to pages 734-736. It was written by Walter Bastedo. You can get it here.

[6] See page 81 of Richard Anderson's book Cleanse & Purify Thyself Book One.

[7] 12th edition copyright 1981. The ISBN is 0-960836-07-1.

[8] Ibid, page 101.

[9] Ibid, page 61.

[10] Ibid, page 66.

[11] You are supposed to be able to get his booklet from Colema Boards of California Inc at If unsuccessful, try getting it from

[12] See his book called "Mucusless Diet Healing System: Scientific Method of Eating Your Way to Health". You can buy it here. You can also read it here.

[13] See the twelfth revised edition of "The Colon Health Handbook" by Robert Gray.

[14] Ibid, pages 29-33 and page 8.

[15] Ibid, pages 15,56,57 and 67.

[16] I gathered this from page 314 of the fourth edition of Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing, page 197 of the third edition of Wound Care: A Collaborative Practice Manual for Health Professionals, and page 29 of Smart textiles for medicine and healthcare: Materials, systems and applications.

[17] I gathered this from page 197 of the third edition of Wound Care: A Collaborative Practice Manual for Health Professionals, page 150 of the second edition of Comprehensive Wound Management, and page 29 of Smart textiles for medicine and healthcare: Materials, systems and applications.

[18] I got this from page 340 of the fourteenth edition of Tidy's Physiotherapy.

[19] Enhancement of the viscosity of mucin by serum albumin. Biochem J. 1978 Nov 1; 175(2): 565–571. doi: 10.1042/bj1750565.

[20] Within pages 92 through 94 of Richard Anderson's book Cleanse & Purify Thyself Book Two he describes mucoid plaque as "soft", "gray", "yellow", "green", "light brown to black", "blackish green", "foul", "mucoid" and like "wet leather or rubber". On page 81 of Richard Anderson's book Cleanse & Purify Thyself Book One he describes mucoid plaque as like "long leather or rubber-like rope". On either page 8, 67, or 30 of Robert Gray's twelfth revised edition of The Colon Health Handbook he describes mucoid plaque as "sticky", "rubbery", "putrefactive", "black", "dark brown", "dark green", "hardened", "grey" or "mucoid". In Bernard Jensen's book Tissue Cleansing Through Bowel Management he describes mucoid plaque as "black", "foul", "putrid", "stringy", "sticky" and "hard as truck tire rubber". In Victor Earl Iron's booklet The Destruction of Your Own Natural Protective Mechanism he describes mucoid plaque as "foul smelling", "stringy", "grey", "brown", "black" and like "hardened rubber". I already showed you Walter Bastedo describe mucoid plaque as "gray, brown or blackish sheets, strings".

[21] See page 59 of his book Cleanse & Purify Thyself Book Two.

Sign Petition To Save NAC

Please sign this petition. The FDA is trying to ban people like me from being able to cure my own horrible suffering. I absolutely need NAC. I use it in my NAC cleanse to remove harmful mucoid cap from my gastrointestinal tract. There is nothing else at this point that works for me. The people responsible for this have made a very sick attack on me (and you). Please stop these tyrants using any means.

Six Basic Enema Tips

Enemas are absolutely essential. They are a lifesaver that you can't do without. So you should start learning how to administer them. Here are six basic enema tips to get you started:

1. Get one of those stainless steal bucket enemas with silicone tubing. They are the best type of enemas. There are lots of different brands, and I don't know which one is best. But I use the Medisential brand. Amazon's choice is Aussie Health Co Enema Kit. I wash mine in a plastic tote after each use — I add soap to it and fill it with water in the tub. Be sure to wash the inside of the tubing as well with the soapy water and then rinse it with clear water so no soap residue remains. Over time you will see the tubing become moldy — just replace it with new silicone tubing. Do not buy those enemas that look like hot water bottles. They really suck.

2. It's better to have your own colema board than to visit a colon hydrotherapist. Read the article “An Outbreak of Amebiasis Spread by Colonic Irrigation at a Chiropractic Clinic”. From June 1978 through December 1980, at least 36 cases of amebiasis occurred in persons who had had colonic-irrigation therapy at a chiropractic clinic in western Colorado. Of 10 persons who required colectomy, six died. Tests of the colonic-irrigation machine after routine cleaning showed heavy contamination with fecal coliform bacteria. With your own colema board from Colema Boards of California you won't have this risk as long as no one else uses it. And it is just as effective as visiting a colon hydrotherapist.

3. Always use sanitized and unpolluted water. Never use chlorinated or fluoridated tap water — the chlorine will kill beneficial bacteria. Distilled water is the best. Alternatively, you can use unpolluted well water or unpolluted spring water as long as it is treated with ozonation, or if not, you boil it (then let it cool to body temperature) before using it. I, myself, purify chlorinated and fluoridated tap water with a Megahome water distiller. Remember, amebiasis is a very real and very dangerous concern, so make sure the water is always sanitized.

4. Do not use high pressure. You don't need it at all, and you risk perforating your bowel. So don't buy any of those expensive pressure controlled colon hydrotherapy devices. All you need is gravity fed water pressure, and you don't need to place the bucket very high at all. I just place my bucket on the bathroom counter which is 33.5 inches from the floor where I lie. You don't need it any higher than this.

5. Replace loss electrolytes and beneficial bacteria. Although I have not had any problems, there are reports that enemas can deplete your electrolyte reserves and wash away beneficial bacteria.

6. Use lubricant. I use cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil that I normally use for my meals.


I Eliminated Damaged Pink Mucosa

Take a look at this:
It's a colectomy specimen from Qiao's Pathology. I got it from It depicts yellow pseudomembranes on top of a pink material. Disregard the yellow pseudomembranes for a moment. Notice that there is what looks like a thick pink material lining the colon. I think I eliminated that. Here is a specimen I eliminated using the NAC cleanse:
It has the same pink color and texture as what you see in that colectomy specimen. And it can't possibly be the psyllium I ingested because it has no psyllium flecks. The colon is not supposed to look like that. Here is what a healthy colon is supposed to look like:
That's why I think it is remarkable that the pathologist, Jian-Hua Qiao, commented in detail about the yellow pseudomembranes but did not comment in detail about the pink material that it is on top of even though the pink material is a much larger structure. Actually, he did sort of comment about it, but it was in an indirect way. He indicated that the pseudomembranes was on top of "damaged colonic mucosa". Mucoid cap, of course, forms over superficially damaged areas of the mucosa.

Dark Brown Mucoid Plaque Lining The Colon

Take a look at this:
I got it from Colon Cancer Flashcards | Memorang. On the colon wall there is what looks like mucoid plaque like some cleansers have removed:
It's exactly the same in every way. Noone seems to have noticed this. A skeptic once said that he has a hard time believing that gastroenterologists, pathologists and medical students are all too dumb to see any mucoid plaque on the colon wall. Well believe it. They are that fucking stupid.

I Eliminated Pseudomembranes?

I think I did. Here is pseudomembranous colitis:
I got these images from this web site. See those yellow-white patches? The doctor referred to them as "pseudomembranes". They are embedded on top of a thick, pink gelatinous material, which the doctor is ignoring and I think should also be referred to as a pseudomembrane. Now take a look at what I eliminated using the NAC cleanse:
You will see a few white patches embedded on top of a thick gelatinous material. It's not very severe. But I think technically speaking they are pseudomembranes. Note that the thick gelatinous material can't possibly be the psyllium I ingested because there are no psyllium flecks.

A More Reasonable Explanation For a Peculiar Piece of Mucoid Plaque I Once Eliminated

Sometime after that bizarre experience I had with apple juice, I went back to plantain leaf based cleansers. I tried both Richard Anderson's Arise & Shine and Robert Gray's Holistic Horizons. Although it was slow and frustrating, I managed to remove a huge amount of mucoid plaque using either program by moving up the levels a bit faster than recommended. Here is a peculiar one that I eliminated:
I'm looking at this and thinking that both sides don't know what they are talking about — I don't see anything in the photo that looks like feces, and you know as well as I that neither psyllium nor bentonite comes out looking like that. Look how black it is. Richard Anderson thinks the colors you see there has something to do with bile.[1] I have a more reasonable explanation I think.

That black stuff, I submit to you, is not black bile, one of the four humors of the body; it is liquified eschar, and it's mixed in with mucus and exudate. Necrotic tissue does in fact liquefy and mix in with exudate.[2] And experiments have shown that when albumin, a major component of exudate, is mixed in with mucus, it forms mucin-albumin complexes that is substantially more viscous than mucus or albumin alone [3] — that's what that amber jelly-like material on the left is I think. Now Forstner demonstrated that when a mucus-albumin mixture is exposed to an acidic pH (4.5 or lower), it forms into a dense white precipitate.[4] I'm guessing that's what all this white stuff might be:
What you see there is an endoscopy of a colon with acute ischemic colitis.[5] See that small black area on the right? I'm thinking that's an area at which enzymes, produced during active inflammation, dissolved away the mucus-exudate mixture that was covering up the liquified eschar underneath. If degration of the mucus-exudate mixture were to continue, I believe more of the liquified eschar (which itself is mixed in with mucus and exudate) will be revealed. Eventually, it could rehydrate and swell up to many times its own size and slough away from the mucosa resulting in a peculiar elimination such as the one I once eliminated.


[1] On page 93 of his book Cleanse and Purify Thyself, Book 2: Secrets of Radiant Health and Energy 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."

[2] On page 575 of the third edition of Today's Medical Assistant: Clinical & Administrative Procedures it says: "A purulent exudate contains pus, which consists of leukocytes, dead liquefied tissue debris, and dead and living bacteria." Also, on page 315 of the fourth edition of Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing it says: "Exudate from sloughing necrotic tissue is commonly attached to or connected with the necrotic debris . . . Liquefied necrotic tissue occurs most often as a result of enzymatic or autolytic debridement."

[3] See journal article called Enhancement of the viscosity of mucin by serum albumin. The doi is 10.1042/bj1750565.

[4] See pages 244-245 of 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.

[5] See plate 81 in the fourth edition of "Clinical Gastroenterology" by Howard M. Spiro. The ISBN is 0-07-105434-0.

A Rock Wall Pattern of the Mucosa

I think I found a smoking gun. Here is an endocopy picture of someone's intesines I found on the web:
Notice that the mucosa has a rock wall pattern. Now here is a piece of mucoid plaque I eliminated using the NAC cleanse :
Zoom in on the left side of it — you will see a rock wall pattern. Here, I will zoom in on it for you:
See the rock wall pattern? It's the same pattern you see in the endoscopy picture. Neither psyllium nor bentonite produces this pattern. The whole area you see in that endoscopy picture is mucoid plaque, and the whole medical profession is too dumb to recognize it.

A Bizarre Experience I Had With Apple Juice

Many years ago I had a very unusual experience involving apple juice. The very first cleanse I ever did was actually Robert Gray's Holistic Horizons program. I followed the instructions exactly, but it was very disappointing — I didn't eliminate any mucoid plaque. However, I would go on to discover later that if I move up the levels faster than Robert Gray recommends, I could eliminate substantial chunks of mucoid plaque in a similar harsh manner as Richard Anderson's program. But for now I had to wait a few months (Robert Gray says that his herbs will become ineffective if you take them for too long at a time). So I looked for a non-herbal based cleanser to take in the meantime.

I found something. It was in a small book called "Dr. Christopher's Three-Day Cleansing Program, Mucusless Diet and Herbal Combinations". In his book Dr. Christopher described a three day fast involving ingesting nothing but apple juice, prune juice, and a little olive oil throughout the day.

Being the minimalist that I am, I quickly did away with the prune juice, olive oil, and fasting. In the morning, on an empty stomach, I would drink one glass of pasteurized organic bottled apple juice. That's it. I didn't ingest any prune juice or olive oil. And I didn't fast either. Actually, I fasted in the morning, but I ate a strict mucusless diet for lunch and dinner. In the morning, when I drank the apple juice, something truly bizarre would happened. A couple of minutes after drinking it, I experienced an extreme chronic pain in my abdomen. It was very intense; it was the same type of pain as being kicked in the gonads. It would last a few minutes then go away. Immediately after it went away, I would have an urge to have a bowel movement. While on the toilet, I evacuated massive amounts of amber globs. It came out as pure globs, unmixed with any feces. Here is a picture I took of one of these evacuations:
Just so that you understand the scale, it is within a large round plastic container about a foot diameter — these globs were massive. It is the only photo I took of it. It is some of the later globs. As I recall, the earlier globs looked just like this but were a lighter gold color amber.

Anyway, this would occur every two or three days for a couple months. Every two or three days I drank one small glass of apple juice, it caused intense pain, and massive amounts of amber globs came out. After a couple months it no longer occurred and my severe chilliness, my heart weakness/palpitations, my complete inability to have a bowel movement without having to take a suppository, as well as some other problems all miraculously went away and never came back.

It looks like Richard Anderson had a similar experience as I did — on page 86 of his book Cleanse & Purify Thyself Book One he said that during the first two cleanses it is common to see "amber or dark green, jelly-like goop" come out. He thought this stuff was "lymph". I think he got this idea from Dr. Christopher and Robert Gray. On page 5 of his book, Dr. Christopher said that his apple juice cleanse will break up mucus, or "catarrh" as he also called it, resulting in approximately three gallons of "toxic lymph" being eliminated. On page 23 of his book The Colon Health Handbook Robert Gray expanded upon this idea of a toxic lymph. He said that during fasting, body cells throw off "toxins", which are forced into the lymph where a mucoid substance (catarrh) is formed to hold them in suspension.

Dr. Christopher and Robert Gray are confused about human anatomy — the lymphatic system doesn't have a mucous membrane, thus it can't possibly produce mucus or catarrh. Robert Gray spoke of a lymph drain massage originating from ancient China that causes mucus from the lungs to drain into the intestines via the lymphatic system. But I had no chest congestion, and it is absurd to think that these massive globs could possibly fit inside anybody's lungs. It had to have originated from my gastrointestinal tract — remember, that's where I had my pain, and the gastrointestinal tract has a mucous membrane. During mucosal inflammation, exudate leaches from blood vessels located in the lamina propria and mixes in with the adherent mucus layer. That's what catarrh is; it's a mixture of mucus and exudate.

Albumin is the predominant component of exudate and has an amber color. I've been looking at bottles of albumin — some have a gold color, and some have an orange color. This is precisely the color of the globs I eliminated — the earlier globs (which I didn't take a picture of) were a gold color, and the later globs were a light to dark orange color. Experiments have shown that when albumin mixes in with mucus, it forms mucin-albumin complexes that is dramatically more viscous than mucus or albumin alone. As you might recall, Arnold Ehret, in his book Mucusless Diet Healing System, spoke alot about mucus and albumin (he used the word "albumen"). This is because his doctor diagnosed him as having Bright's disease with excess mucus and albumin in his urine. Arnold Ehret discovered that fasting on fruit dissolved and eliminated it — he thought it was either the sugar or acid in the fruit that was responsible for this effect.

The reason I gave this story to you in the context of having had taken Robert Gray's formula is because I'm thinking that his formula may have loosened up the mucoid cap allowing the apple juice to do what it did. I don't know. Maybe not. Whatever the case may be, I diagnosed myself as having systemic candidiasis — some people think that yellow or brown mucus in the stool can be a symptom of it. At this point in time, I take apple juice with the N-Acetyl Cysteine because I notice that, at rare times, the apple juice causes the same pain in the abdomen, except that it is very, very mild. It only does this when I take a "real" cleanser like NAC along with it. The apple juice just seems to give it a little extra kick sometimes.


No Psyllium Flecks in Mucoid Plaque I Eliminated

I just realized something. The type of psyllium that I have been using for awhile now is whole psyllium husks. It's littered with flecks. Take a look:
What you see there is whole psyllium husks and water that I let dry a little bit. If, as skeptics claim, the mucoid plaque I eliminated is simply the whole psyllium husks I ingested, I should see these flecks in the mucoid plaque. But I don't see any:
This proves very well I think that the skeptics are wrong. Mucoid plaque is not psyllium.

Introducing The N-Acetyl Cysteine Cleanse

I know what you are thinking. Richard Anderson's cleanse program is obnoxiously pricey. That is not the only problem with it. His herbal formula is proprietary — he refuses to divulge the exact recipe, and you can only get it from him. Another problem is that the effectiveness of his herbal formula will wear off very quickly if you take it too often. I found this to be very inconvenient and time consuming.

I found another way.

In the morning on an empty stomach, I take 600mg N-Acetyl Cysteine with a glass of apple juice and some cayenne pepper (swallow NAC pill with apple juice first, then ingest cayenne pepper so cayenne pepper won't make you choke on pill). I don't eat until at least a couple of hours later. When I do eat (for lunch and supper), I eat a strict mucusless diet. I also take a dose of psyllium once or twice a day that is at least three hours away from each other and at least one and one half hours away from the supplements. I take enemas as needed.

It works spectacularly well — even better than Richard Anderson's cleanse program I think. I've seen it remove substantial chunks of mucoid plaque that his cleanse program failed to remove. If you choose to swallow the red pill then click here to see some pictures I took of some of it.

Even though the active ingredient is the N-Acetyl Cysteine, it is just as important I think to take the cayenne pepper and apple juice with it. I could swear that the cayenne pepper makes it work better. I think Richard Anderson is right that cayenne pepper acts as a catalyst increasing the effectiveness of other herbs taken with it. Concerning the apple juice, I have a story to tell you about it. But that's for another post. For now it is sufficient to say that it gives it a little extra kick sometimes. And be sure you eat a strict mucusless diet or else it won't work good.

This N-Acetyl Cysteine Cleanse is a respectable alternative, I think, to herbal based cleansers: (a) it only costs me 12 US dollars a month (b) it is non-proprietary — the recipe is open sourced, and you can get the ingredients from a pharmacy you trust (c) while abstaining from taking herbal based cleansers you can take this in the meantime and vice versa.

Some of you know where I got this idea from. Wallace and Whittle used N-acetylcysteine to disintegrate mucoid cap that they experimentally made to form over ex vivo chambered gastric rat mucosa. This convinces me more than ever that the so-called mucoid plaque that cleansers remove is actually mucoid cap.


A Thick, Rubbery, Ropey Material On The Colon?

Take a look at this:

I got this from clinicalgate. It's a dissection of the colon. I recall skeptics a while back saying that gastroenterologists only see blood vessels and clean tissue like this:

when they peer into the colon. I feel like I am being gaslighted. Let's do some reality testing. I don't see any blood vessels or ridges in the dissection. But what I do see is a thick, rubbery material. The pathologist who commented about this dissection did not mention this abnormality as if it is normal. Instead, the pathologist said there was a moderate amount of chronic inflammation in the lamina propria, which is a layer of the mucosa just below the epithelium. Look at the bottom part of the dissection. You see a tan/pink, rubbery, ropy material. Is that mucoid rope? The overwhelming majority of the mucoid rope I observed coming out of me was a light brown color.

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]


[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. Millet is allowed. However, all other unsprouted mature grains or unsprouted mature legumes are not allowed. This is especially so for soy.

6. Sprouted legumes and sprouted grains are allowed. They must always be cooked in water. 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 indigo lentils sprout very well.

7. It is best to limit sweeteners to raw honey (except eucalyptus honey), dates, sweet fruit, and stevia. They must always be raw. Processed sugars like white sugarcane 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."

A Close Look at Robert Gray's Intestinal Cleansing Program

Robert Gray was one of the original masters at mucoid plaque removal. He was a nutritionist, herbalist and an innovator who made significant contributions to the subject. He developed an intestinal cleansing program, which you can buy at His book, The Colon Health Handbook: New Health Through Colon Rejuvenation, is a must-read. It contains valuable information about mucoid plaque removal, mucus-less foods, mucoactive herbology, lactobacteria enhancement, cleansing reactions, and other subjects.

Robert Gray's most significant contribution, I think, is his pioneering use of mucolytic herbs to loosen, soften, or dissolve mucoid plaque. According to his book, acacia gum, aloes, barberry bark, bayberry bark, chickweed, chives, corn silk, golden seal root, grapes, iceberg lettuce, irish moss, olive oil, plantain, red clover flowers, rosemary, spirulina plankton, white bryony root, yellow dock root, and zucchini are all mucolytic herbs that act upon the "mucoid" in the gastrointestinal tract. Plantain is of key importance he says. It augments the activity of many different mucolytic herbs. When used alone, plantain has significant, albeit not extraordinary, mucolytic activity. However, when plantain is used synergistically along with other mucolytic herbs, it changes a good herbal formula into an excellent one.

Robert Gray's formula is a mixture of psyllium, rosemary, chickweed, cloves, plantain, bayberry, cornsilk extract, irish moss, onion, dandelion root, spirulina, and d-calcium pantothenate. The bayberry, chickweed, cornsilk extract, irish moss, plantain, and rosemary are all mucolytic herbs that synergistically act on the mucoid plaque in the gastrointestinal tract. The onion, dandelion root, and spirulina enhance the growth of intestinal lactobacteria. The psyllium is there to sweep out the mucoid plaque once it has been dissolved by the mucolytic herbs.

A unique feature of his intestinal cleansing program is that you are not required to fast. Previous healers like Victor Earl Irons and Bernard Jensen required you to fast. He believed that the only reason fasting works is because you are not eating mucus-forming foods. In my previous blog post I explain that mucus-forming foods are in actuality foods that directly or indirectly cause damage to the mucosa, which results in a "mucoid cap" forming over the damaged area and that some modern pathologists inappropriately refer to mucoid cap as "mucus". Anyway, the idea he has is that so-called mucus-forming foods cause fresh mucoid cap to form. He says that the mucolytic herbs will act on the fresh mucoid cap rather than the old hardened mucoid cap thus preventing you from making significant progress. So you don't need to fast — just eat a mucus-less diet.

I should point out that Robert Gray did not understand correctly what mucoid plaque actually was. He thought it was old compacted feces mixed in with sticky mucus. He was wrong. Mucoid plaque is actually mucoid cap. See my previous blog post for more details. That being said, his misunderstanding makes little practical difference given that medical science incidentally uses mucolytic agents to dissolve mucoid cap anyway.[1]

Robert Gray created an intestinal cleansing program that removes the mucoid cap layer by layer, promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria, minimizes constipation, requires no fasting or enemas, and allows you to make dietary changes gradually at your own pace. I cannot tell you that it is the most powerful program or the only method you will need. But it is certainly perfect for beginners and a valuable tool to add to your cleansing repertoire.


[1] See journal article called "Role of mucus in the repair of gastric epithelial damage in the rat. Inhibition of epithelial recovery by mucolytic agents". They talk about how they used the mucolytic agents N-acetylcysteine or pepsin to disintegrate the "mucoid cap" layer.