The Answer is: anywhere between 5 and 25 pounds
at any given time,
depending on your diet, and your weight.
It has been said that if you eat a traditional American diet, a lot of
processed foods, --that a small portion of the very first meal you
ever had, is still in your intestines, somewhere.
Richard Anderson, N.D., N.M.D. coined a term for this:
Mucoid Plaque ? endangering our health?
The Silent Problem Inside You ...
The problem is that the body cannot properly digest and eliminate some
of these foods and the substances they contain--and they can become
lodged or stuck in the lining of our intestinal tract in the form of
old, dried fecal matter and mucus. It is estimated that the average
person can have between 5-25 pounds of this "built-up" intestinal
matter in their colon--and it can just keep accumulating over the
"The intestines can store a vast amount of this partially digested,
putrefying matter," claims natural health expert, Richard Anderson,
N.D., N.M.D. "Some intestines, when autopsied, 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 move. That 40 pounds
was due to caked layers of encrusted mucus, mixed with fecal matter,
bizarrely resembling hardened blackish-green truck tire rubber or an
old piece of dried rawhide."
Dr. Anderson calls this accumulation "mucoid plaque." "This mucoid
plaque," he says, "when it is removed during an intensive colon
cleanse, often shows ropelike twists, striations, overlaps, folds,
creases--the shape and texture of the intestinal wall." ..."
I could link you to pictures, but they are extremely graphic. I don't
want someone to click on them and be offended.
If you want to see pictures, go to Google Images.
Copy and paste this search string into the text entry box: Mucoid Plaque
Please don't click SEARCH unless you are prepared to see really gross stuff.
I hope this has satisfied your curiousity, I wish it was better news.
+ Our colon (large intestine) is as long as we are tall.
+ The diameter of our colon is equal to that of our wrist.
+ For every foot of colon we can store approximately 5 - 10 lbs. of feces.
+ A healthy "bowel movement" will measure 12 - 18 inches long.
+ A healthy person will have 2-3 healthy bowel movements each day.
+ The ascending colon controls the aging process in the body.
+ The colon re-absorbs fluids 8 - 10 times every 30 minutes.
+ The colon has pressure points similar to the reflexology points on our hands and feet.
+ To the degree your colon is clean, is to the degree your bloodstream is clean.
+ One "colonic" (colon hydrotherapy) equals three days of fasting.