• Crystal N. Courtney

There are Pounds of Feces in the Colon!

Updated: Jun 19, 2019

In the early twentieth century, there was a German professor named Arnold Ehret that calmed he cure to every ailment that modern man had. It is his belief that every disease, regardless of what in may be is at its root a form of constipation, and therefore the cure to any disease is found by removing obstruction in the body.



Ehret believed due to years of eating the standard Western of dairy, white bread, meat, and processed foods, the majority of us have accumulated toxic amounts of mucus, pus, acid, and undigested food in our digestive tract.


These toxins form a glue-like substance that sticks to the folds of our intestinal walls, called mucoid plaque, resulting in absorption issues, digestive problems, and an overall toxic, disease-ridden colon.

Our colonics are so clogged, that the average person has as much as ten pounds of uneliminated feces in the bowels, continually poisoning the bloodstream and entire system.


In his famous book, The Mucusless Diet Healing System, Ehret states that every disease, such as psoriasis or the common cold, is the body’s effort to eliminate the buildup of mucus, and that if given the right environment our body will eliminate all toxins, mucus, and pus and return to healthy status.


The Mucusless Diet Protocol:

Ehret’s protocols involve periods of fasting along with eating fresh/raw and some cooked fruits and vegetables.


The main idea in The Mucusless Diet is about evolving eating habits and staying away from foods that produce mucus and albumin the digestive tract.

*note:(Albumin is a protein made by your liver. Albumin helps keep fluid in your bloodstream so it doesn't leak into other tissues. It is also carries various substances throughout your body, including hormones, vitamins, and enzymes. Low albumin levels can indicate a problem with your liver or kidneys.)

According to Ehret, life begins when we remove these sticky obstructions from the body, and that when we start relying on fruits and vegetables, we begin to shed these “poisons” at our own pace, rebuilding our cellular tissues to fend away illness forever.


In 1922, Ehret published his case studies and research in his book, The Mucusless Diet Healing System, and today people from all walks of life still follow and promote this way of life.


The Large Intestine or Colon

The intestines, is made up of the small and large intestines and the rectum, they consist of a long tube running from the stomach to the anus its where most of the nutrients are absorbed in our body.

The small intestine is 20 feet long and about an inch in diameter. The small intestine is responsible for absorbing nutrients from the things you eat and drink.


The large intestine, or colon, is as long as you are tall and roughly as wide as your wrist. The colon absorbs water from waste, creating feces.


For every foot of colon, the body can store between 5 and 10 pounds of partially digested, putrefying matter. When autopsied, some colons have weighed up to 40 pounds and were distended to a diameter of 12 inches, with only a pencil-thin channel through which the feces could squeeze by, if it could pass at all.


The 40 or more pounds of waste is due to caked layers of encrusted mucus, mixed with fecal matter, resembling hardened blackish-green truck tire rubber or an old piece of hard rawhide.




The average man or woman has no idea what the eliminative process is, Ehret writes in his book. “What time it requires; how and how often their diet must be changed, what it means to cleanse the body of the terrible quantities of waste that they have accumulated over their lives.”






Rregeneration, is needed for good health and we have to learn the value of fasting.

Ehret claims the general principles of healing are simple and few—the fundamental cause of the disease is the presence of foreign material in the human body. If overeating and eating obstructive foods is the leading cause of a patient’s condition, then Ehret proposes the countering remedy is to incorporate the power of intermittent fasting.


Fasting has been a practice that dates far back into our ancient history, and today, we see a revival of this practice in such health programs as the ketogenic diet. The studied benefits of fasting are far and wide, including increased metabolism, increased insulin sensitivity, improved brain function, and immune system, and the list goes on.


It's important to giving our body a break from digestion this is essential in removing the obstruction from the body systems.


Under dry fasting conditions, even the skin changes its function, from being an organ of elimination to serving as an organ of absorption, taking in any available water from the air and supplying it to healthy cells. Besides water, the body during a dry fast absorbs atmospheric carbon dioxide and nitrogen to manufacture its own amino acids. Since there is no water to flush out the endogenous toxins, these are eliminated using a unique mechanism, dormant during less rigorous modes of fasting: Each cell, in effect, becomes the furnace that burns up its own waste.


Cellular Detoxification Through Dry Fasting

Inflammation cannot exist without water. Microorganisms need water to survive. These facts taken together make dry fasting a highly useful tool to address acute health issues and degenerative conditions. Such a fast stimulates the immune system, activates the body’s anti-inflammatory mechanisms, purifies the blood and clears the blood vessels, as well as cleanses the GI tract and renews its mucosal lining.

Dry fasting also eliminates parasites and promotes regeneration of healthy tissues. And this isn’t even a complete list of benefits.


Every cell of the body literally cleans house. Only the strongest and healthiest of cells survive in such extreme conditions, while cysts and benign tumors dissolve as a result of autolysis, a process by which the body sacrifices its sickest cells for its own survival.

Ehret cautions that people who are highly obstructed and toxic will often experience ill-side effects when fasting and eating mucus-free foods for the first time. He recommends a transition diet to ease into the detoxification process.

“Everything is perfectly performed by Nature thru evolutional, progressive changes…nothing is more incorrect than the mistaken idea that a decades-old chronic disease can be healed thru a very long fast, or a radically extended strict fruit diet.”

The transition diet is also known as a mucus-lean diet, which is detailed below.


List of pus, acid, and mucus-forming foods

Mucus refers to a thick, viscous, slippery discharge that is comprised of dead cells, mucin, inorganic salts, water, and exfoliated cells. It also refers to the slimy, sticky, viscous substance left behind by mucus-forming foods in the body after ingestion.

Pus often refers to a thick white, yellowish, or greenish opaque liquid produced in infected tissue, consisting of dead white blood cells, bacteria, tissue debris, and serum. According to Ehret, it also refers to the substance that dead animal flesh is chemically

changed to after being consumed or while rotting in one’s digestive tract. The ingestion of meat and dairy products create pus residue in the body, while starchy and fatty foods are mucus-forming.

From a mucusless perspective, pus and mucus-forming foods are understood to be “acid-forming” inside the human body. Such foods create an acidic internal environment that is detrimental to wellness.

The word “mucusless,” or mucus-free, refers to foods that are not mucus-forming. Such foods digest without leaving behind a thick, viscous, slimy substance called mucus. These foods include all kinds of fat-free, and starchless, fruits and vegetables.


Below is a list of acid, mucus, and pus forming foods, as well as the good mucus-lean and mucus-free foods.

FLESH (PUS-FORMING)

• Blood of Animals

• Eggs (All Kinds)

• Lard

• Meat (Beef, Chicken, Horse, Dog, Mutton/Lamb, Turkey, Veal, Pork:

• Bacon, Ham, Sausage, Gammon, Chitterlings, Pig Feet; Wild Game: Bison, Buffalo, Ostrich, Rabbit, Venison, etc.)

• Margarine (Made with Animal Fat)

FISH (PUS-FORMING)

• Shellfish (Crab, Crawfish, Lobster, Shrimp)

• Fish (All Types)

• Mollusks (Clam, Oysters, Mussels, Snail, etc.)

• Roe (Caviar)

• Salmon

• Shell Fish

DAIRY PRODUCTS (PUS-FORMING)

• Butter, Cow

• Buttermilk

• Cheese (All Kinds)

• Cream

• Crème fraîche

• Kefir

• Milk (All Animals and Kinds; Raw Organic, Skim, 1 or 2 %, etc.)

• Yogurt

PROCESSED FOODS (PUS AND/OR VERY MUCUS-FORMING)

• Dried Convenience Foods

• Fast Foods

• Frozen Convenience Foods

• Packaged Convenience Foods

• Processed Meat

CONFECTIONARIES/CANDY/SWEETS (PUS AND/OR VERY MUCUS-FORMING)

• Baked Goods (All kinds including pies, cakes, pastries, etc.)

• Candy (All Types; Bars, Caramels, Chocolate, Fudge, Jelly candies, Rock

• Candy, Taffy

• Gelatin (Jello)

• Ice Cream (Dairy and Non-Dairy)

• Marshmallow

ACIDIC, FERMENTED, OR DISTILLED DRINKS/SYRUPS (ACID-FORMING STIMULANTS)

• Alcoholic Beverages (All Kinds; Ale, Beer, Brandy, Champagne, Hard)

• Cider, Liqueur, Mead, Porter, Rum, Sake/Rice Wine, Gin, Herbal Wine, Lager, Fruit Wine, Vodka Whisky, Tequila, etc.)

• Syrups (Brown Rice, Barley Malt, Chocolate, Corn, Artificially Flavored)

• Cocoa

• Coffee

• Kombucha Tea

• Soft Drink (Soda Pop)

• Vinegar (White, Apple Cider)

FERMENTED FOODS AND SAUCES (ACID-FORMING STIMULANTS)

• Fish Sauce

• Fermented Vegetables (All; Kimchi/cabbage and other veggies, Olives)

• Pickles/cucumbers. Sauerkraut/cabbage, etc.)

• Miso

• Sauces with Vinegar (Hot Sauce, Ketchup, Mustard, Mayonnaise, Relish,

• Tartar, Barbecue, Salad Dressings, Salsa, etc.)

• Soy Sauce

CEREALS (MUCUS-LEAN)

• Barley

• Bread (All Kinds; Barley, Black, Rye, White, Graham, Pumpernickel,

• Zwieback, etc.)

• Cereal Grains (All Kinds; Maize, Farina, Kamut, Millet,

• Oats, Quinoa, Spelt, White Rice, Brown Rice, Whole or Refined Wheat, etc.)

• Cornmeal

• Pseudocereals (All Kinds; Amaranth, Buckwheat, Chia, Cockscomb, Kañiwa, Quinoa, etc.)

• Pasta


BEANS (MUCUS-LEAN)

• Beans (All Kinds and Forms; Black Beans, Black-eyed peas, Fava Beans, Butter Beans, Cannellini Beans, Chickpeas/Garbanzo Beans, Edamame, Great Northern Beans, Italian Beans, Kidney Beans, Lentils, Lima Beans, Mung Beans, Navy Beans, Pinto Beans, Soy Beans, Split Peas, String Beans (Green Beans), White Beans, etc.)

NUTS AND SEEDS (MUCUS-LEAN)

• Nuts (All Kinds; Acorns, Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Cashews, Chestnuts, Hazelnuts, Peanuts, Pecans, Pistachios’, Walnuts, etc.)

• Seeds (All Kinds; Sunflower, Pumpkin, Hemp, Sesame, etc.)

STARCHY OR FATTY VEGETABLES AND FRUITS (MUCUS LEAN)

• Artichoke

• Avocados

• Cassava

• Cauliflower (Raw)

• Coconut Meat

• Corn

• Durian

• Fungus (Mushrooms)

• Green Peas

• Olives

• Parsnips

• Peas (Raw)

• Plantain

• Plantains

• Pumpkins

• Raw or Baked White Potatoes

• Raw Squashes (Winter, Acorn, Butternut, etc.)

• Fresh Sweet Potatoes

• Rutabaga

• Turnip

• Unripe Banana

ACID-BINDING, NON-MUCUS-FORMING, OR MUCUSLESS FOODS

RIPE FRUITS

• Apples

• Banana

• Black Cherries

• Blackberries

• Blood Orange

• Cantaloupe

• Cherries

• Grapefruit

• Grapes

• Honeybell Tangelos

• Honeydew

• Lemons

• Mandarin

• Mangos

• Nectarine

• Oranges

• Peaches

• Pears

• Pineapple

• Plums

• Prunes

• Raisins

• Raspberries

• Strawberries

• Sweet Cherries

• Tangerines

• Watermelon

DRIED OR BAKED FRUITS (MUCUS FREE)

• Apples

• Apricots

• Bananas (my favorite fruit to bake)

• Cherries

• Dates, (Dried)

• Figs (Dried)

• Grapes/raisins

• Mango

• Pineapple

• Plums/prunes

• Strawberries

VEGETABLES (MUCUS FREE)

• Arugula

• Cabbage

• Collard

• Dandelion Leaf

• Kale

• Leafy Herbs (parsley, dill, basil, thyme)

• Lettuce (green, red, romaine, Boston Bibb)

• Mustard Greens

• Spinach

• Celery

• Cucumbers

• Dandelion

• Green Onions

• Onions

• Peppers (Green, Red, Yellow, or Orange)

• Red Beets

• Sea Vegetables (Dulse, Kelp)

• Sprouts (Alfalfa)

• Tomatoes

• Zucchini

BAKED OR STEAMED vegetable ROOT, STEM, FRUIT (ALL OR RELATIVELY STARCHLESS/MUCUSLESS)

• Acorn Squash (baked)

• Asparagus

• Broccoli

• Brussel sprouts

• Butternut Squash (baked)

• Carrots (steamed and eaten with raw salad)

• Green peas

• Peppers (green, red, yellow, or orange)

• Spaghetti Squash (baked)

• Sweet Potato (baked)

• Zucchini (steamed or baked)


Reclaiming your health through the Mucus-free diet


While many health gurus and diet programs have made similar claims of physical transformation, Ehret’s system offers the potential to renew our physical body, as well as our emotional and spiritual bodies.

Ehret’s findings are based on the theory that we can relish the pleasures of life and excellent health by reconnecting with these natural laws that our bodies have been asking for.







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