The intestinal villi (grass-like mucus membranes) can be damaged by numerous factors, such as diet and stress, which can compromise the function of the bowels.
The intestinal villi can even dry out in the case of excessive stress, and lead to occasional constipation. A history of constipation can dry out these villi and force them to produce reactive mucus.
When the mucus is excessive, the stools could appear normal (1-3 regular bowel movements a day), but you could still be bloated, unhealthy or carrying extra belly weight.
If the mucus is even more excessive, the stools can become more frequent, looser and diarrhea-like. However, note that in the case of mucus in your stool, you should immediately address the issue. It signifies that the villi become congested and bogged down in the excess mucus.
In this case, the process of breaking down of toxins is blocked by the delivery of good fats, excretion of toxic fats, the normal immune response, and the health of the intestinal skin. Normally, the neutralization of toxins absorbed into the lymph is performed by immune-boosting white blood cells in over 500+ lymph nodes in the lymphatic system.
Yet, if the mucus is excessive, it may not happen and the toxins are directed back to the liver.
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