Well, I have not heard that "everyone" has 10-25 lbs of mucoid plaque. What I have heard is that most people have some amount, who knows. This has been my angle all along. Candida can hide in mucoid plaque and avoid being affected by antifungals. Not only that but how would good bacteria latch on if the intestine is coated with junk? And yes, mucoid plaque does inhibit the absorbtion of minerals and the proper digesting of food. It also contributes to serious slowing down of the peristalis ( sp), the movement of the intestines that pushes food through. It is said that is you have slowed peristalis that indicates mucoid plaque. Also if you have thin bowel movements.
Now, I have had all these things. constipation, slow elimination, thin bowel movements and most of my symptoms are mineral related. In addition I currently have a nasty case of candida.
I have been going at the angle of removing the plaque. For the research I have done it can take some time to remove. It did not get there over night and it can take some time to clear up. The psyllium is supposed to gradually soften the plaque ( it becomes hard and encrusted). Once the plaque is softened it can then pull away from the intestines and be passed. I have noticed that since I began the psyllium shakes back in May, I have passed some. But nowhere near the foot long pieces people describe. However, I am puffy in the abdomen area. I have eliminated lots of things that could be causing this "puffiness". It is not the shake or food or even constipation ( as I have been doing enemas everynight.) Since this puffiness began in the last few months , I am wondering if I do not have alot of mucoid plaque softening up. Since I would think the act of softening the plaque would cause it to puff up as it absorbs water.
Now sometimes I eliminate some plaque and I can see it. Other times it just has a god awful smell like something died and has been rotting forever in there.
There are many things I have come across that are supposed to remove plaque. The psyllium ( I am not sure the Bentonite
really helps, it may hinder since it dries you out). Then there is enemas and colonics. Filling the bowel with water and then trying to retain it could moisten the plaque, I have been going this route also. Then they claim abdomen massage, using a trampoline or even exercise like walking can help loosen it. I am doing all these things everyday. But still, from what I understand it can take a looooong time. Possibly 6 months to a year of constant shakes enemas and more. So this is where I am.
I really feel that cleaning out the intestines of mucoid plaque is the answer to curing candida and implanting good bacteria.
I found this website to have some interesting information. There are also herbs, laxatives, etc that one can use to try to help. But there is not a quick fix here.