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 www.galaxynutrients.com. 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. Assuming you are not allergic to them, I think they should be the base of the diet, as well, replacing the meat 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 sproutpeople.org 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 sproutpeople.org 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 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 holistichorizons.com. 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.

Wikipedia is lying to you about mucoid cap

Go to Wikipedia. Type in the phrase "mucoid cap". It will tell you that "mucoid cap" is a pseudoscientific term. But this is not true. A google book search for the phrase "mucoid cap" reveals that it is decidedly a conventional medical term. How did this come to be?

This is how it came to be. A few years ago, I created a new Wikipedia page called "mucoid cap". This is so I could write about this conventional medical concept. Now as it turns out, medical science occasionally refers to "mucoid cap" as "mucoid coat"[1] or "mucoid plaque"[2]. These three terms are synonymous. So in accordance with Wikipedia rules, I create a disambiguation page.

The administrators on Wikipedia, who happened to be medical doctors, did not like this. They looked directly at this google book search for the phrase "mucoid cap" and claimed that "mucoid cap" is a "neologism" that I made up and further claimed that none of those sources suggest this is a "distinct" structure.

This is what Chris Hedges refers to as the permanent lie. The permanent lie is perpetuated even in the face of overwhelming evidence that discredits it. The iron refusal by those who engage in the permanent lie to acknowledge reality, no matter how transparent reality becomes, creates a collective psychosis. Looking directly at the aforementioned google book search, everyone can see that "mucoid cap" is not a neologism that I made up. And medical science explicitly states that the mucoid cap layer is "distinct" from the adherent mucus layer.[3]

Wikipedia has become a tool of the ruling elite. It is part of the corporate assault on scholarship, research, and verifiable fact. Learn more about it here:

And of course if you haven't already, see my previous post where I show you that mucoid plaque is a scientifically proven reality.


[1] See the book called "Gastric Cytoprotection: A Clinician’s Guide". The ISBN is 978-1-4684-5699-8. You can read it at books.google.com. It was published in 1989. Go to page 84. It speaks of a "mucoid coat" that is "quite different" than the adherent mucus layer. It says it is "substantially thicker" and visibly more "granular and sloppy" in appearance than the adherent mucus layer. It says it is composed principally of fibrin gel and necrotic cells with mucus as a relatively minor component. On page 87, it calls it "mucoid cap".

[2] See the 1973 edition of Diseases of the Colon & Rectum. It is volume 16 and number 6. The title of the article is "Ischemic Proctosigmoiditis: Report of a case". It was written by Won Sik Cynn & Robert R. Rickert. You can get it here. Go to page 539. It says "Early superficial zones of infarction may be covered by a mucoid plaque". On page 540, it defines mucoid plaque as a membrane of mucus, fibrin, necrotic cells, and a variable inflammatory exudate.

[3] See article called "The Role of Mucus in the Protection of the Gastroduodenal Mucosa". It's in the Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology. It is volume 21 and supplement 125 and is dated 1986. Go to pages 71-78.


Rebecca Watson Wants You To Eat Processed Junk Food

Rebecca Watson is a skeptic. And there is something she is skeptical about. You can read about it on her post called "WTF is Processed Food and Why is it Going to Kill Us?". Apparently, it's now conventional advice to eliminate ultra processed food from your diet. The keyword here is "ultra". We're not talking about food that is simply cooked or mixed together in a food processor. We're talking about the most extreme stuff, like deep fried whatever with a bunch of preservatives in it etc. In the good ol' days Rebecca used to make fun of people who eschewed these type of foods: she referred to them as "dirty" hippies. But the good ol' days are gone. Avoiding so-called junk food is now the trendy thing to do. Still, she thinks that eating ultra processed food is actually no big deal. In fact, Megastuff Oreos are actually something your disgusting body deserves she says.

She is serious about this.

The only reason ultra processed foods are bad for you, she claims, is because they make it easier to consume more calories. That's it. She suggests that excess calories are the one and only cause of diet related diseases. She doesn't want you to eliminate processed food from your body — instead she wants you to count calories.

This is of course spectacularly stupid.

Excess calories are not the only reason ultra processed foods are bad for you. It's already an established fact, for instance, that processed meat intake is associated with colorectal cancer risk. It's not because it has an excess of calories — it's because it is nitrite-treated and oxidized cured.[1] Of course refined grains and sugar, by definition, lack fiber, vitamins, minerals, and other phytonutrients. They produce an inflammatory microbiota in the upper gastrointestinal tract. [2] And fried vegetable oil causes significant oxidative stress damage to the jejunum, colon and liver.[3]

Rebecca Watson is a poor role model for girls. She is teaching them to hate their body and to obsess about calories. She does this while encouraging them to binge on extremely processsed junk food.


[1] Meat Processing and Colon Carcinogenesis: Cooked, Nitrite-Treated, and Oxidized High-Heme Cured Meat Promotes Mucin-Depleted Foci in Rats

[2] Comparison with ancestral diets suggests dense acellular carbohydrates promote an inflammatory microbiota, and may be the primary dietary cause of leptin resistance and obesity

[3] Evaluation of the deleterious health effects of consumption of repeatedly heated vegetable oil