The main predicament is that the body cannot properly digest and eliminate some of these foods and the substances they contain and they can become choked or stuck in the lining of our intestinal tract in the form of dried fecal matter and mucus. It is expected that the average person can have between 4-25 pounds of this collected intestinal toxic matter in their colon and it can just keep accumulating over the years.
The intestine can store an immense amount of this moderately digested, putrefying matter, claims natural health expert, Mark Delgado. Some intestines, when autopsied, have weighed up to 45 pounds and were distended to a diameter of 12 inches with only a pencil thin channel through which the feces could move. That 45 pounds was due to caked layers of encrusted mucus, mixed with fecal matter, weirdly resembling hardened, blackish truck tire rubber or an old piece of dried rawhide.
Many health care experts calls this accumulation mucoid plaque. This mucoid plaque, when it is removed during an intensive colon cleanse, often shows rope like twists, striations, overlaps, folds, creases – the shape and texture of the intestinal wall.
Mucoid plaque may vary considerably, depending on the chemical conditions in a person’s intestines. It may be brittle and hard; it may be firm and thick; tough, wet, and rubbery; thick, soft and mucoid; or transparent, soft and thin; it can range in color from light brown, black, or black to yellow or gray, and sometimes emits an intensely grubby odor.
The difficulty is once mucoid plaque is created, it is not routinely excreted from the intestines. Instead, it lodges in the numerous folds and lines of this large organ and can remain there for several years. Over time, the mucoid plaque grows thicker, firmer, and more widespread colonizing throughout the tennis court-sized interior of the intestines. Old feces adhere to the plaque and are not removed even during normal bowel movements.
Perplexing our need to experience the normal 2-3 bowel movements daily as well as receiving optimal nutrition from the foods and supplements we eat, the plaque slows down intestinal action, effecting waste excretion and also interfering and preventing nutrient absorption. It can harbor pathogens, including bacteria and parasites, which actually hide underneath the plaque; it may block the normal outflow of lymph and mucoid drainage.