I wrote this a while back for Funky Raw magazine when I began to become more involved with healing my body. This is when i carried out some intensive, mucoid plaque, internal cleansing. Since then I have been inspired with liver/gallbladder cleanses

When a someone comes along for a Multidimensional Iridology consultation, I keep advice simple. Most of the time, I recommend cleansing, and suit it to the individual with different lifestyles, constitutions, and imbalances.

After having been introduced to a raw vegan diet many years ago I decided to plunge into another level of tissue cleansing. This cleanse involved various guided naturopathic techniques and emotional healing techniques, along with the internal cleansing. It was intense. Sometimes we need a warriors attitude to help strip away those layers of resistance, to take us a step beyond our usual comfort zone, and allow for us to enter into another realm of reality and freedom, and most of all feel ALIVEr!

If you don’t take care of your body where are you going to live


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My first ever experience of an intense 1 week cleanse was run by my friend, held in a beautiful cottage, with 5 other people, in one of the most beautiful scenic parts of the country, Solva on the Pembrokeshire coast in Wales.

After driving across Wales from Manchester my friend, I arrived at the cottage ready for a completely new experience! The cottage was just perfect and the surrounding coast and scenery were also just perfect for what we were about to experience. We later came to realise how special this area is. It is one of the least polluted areas in the country and the energy was so conducive to our whole week of healing.

The first night was just about getting our selves settled in, meeting the others and arranging the sleeping spaces with whom and what room to use . So that first night was the only cleanse free night!

The next morning we were woken up at 6am sharp ready for the 1st of our herbal drink formula of the day. The first mouthful really is not very pleasant but I found it easy to just get on with glugging down of this strange and slimy grey mixture because you learn very quickly , that the quicker you drink this strange mixture the easier it is, otherwise it can thicken into one real thick gluggy even slimier mess and its impossible to swallow.  We were glad to get back to our beds and nod back off into dreamland as we knew the next waking time was at 7.30am to take even more herbs. These are taken 5 times through out the day with plenty of water.

At 9am it was herbal time once again! We  found things to do between the next instalment of herbs to swallow, plus we always took a certain amount of colloidal minerals in spring water.

The day carried on with us all swallowing, glugging and sipping all these various healing , cleansing concoctions. These were going to help us feel healthier and wonderful! Well this is what we used to all tell ourselves every day , one of our little mantras!!

We ate very little, which was composed of uncooked food. No sweet fruit.  The green juices usually consisted of loads of wheatgrass, plus green vegetables.  As the days passed by, these green juices were easy to drink to begin with, but it wasn’ t long before I began to find this more challenging. And more so when I began to pass mucoid plaque on the second day.

To prevent any helming crisis cleansing symptoms like:

  • feeling light headed
  • confusion
  • nausea
  • weakness
  • perspiring excessively and so on

we all found great relief in the daily use of various types of enemas. The two bathrooms were in constant use. Either people were on the loo passing ‘mucoid’ or, they were finding refuge with the use of their enema kits.  These became quite a religious act. The shrieks from the toilet were quite a common daily event when someone passed the

Mucoid plaque

Mucoid plaque

“mucoid”!! It might sound strange, but if you can imagine passing feet/ metres of this stuff, on a daily basis you would understand!! Christmas presents don’t seem quite the same again after the 1st Ureka shout from the bathroom!! If you really want to know we talked about this “mucoid” -stuff a lot. I had never seen this stuff before let alone quite believe this was coming from my very own bowel!  It is a combination of the build up of hardened  mucus and undigested proteins e.g.  non organic wheat, homogenised dairy, processed foods and farmed inorganic animal flesh etc.



One has to drink plenty of water! Hydration is the name of the game in any form of cleansing.


I have to say the whole week became a unique and wonderful experience. Quite spiritual. Sharing a cottage with other people going through the same experience of cleansing is quite a bonding experience, not to mention we were a great support to one another. Emotions began to unfold in every way possible with the various healing techniques that were used alongside the cleanse.  As the “mucoid” left the body the emotions associated with the foods that formed the “mucoid” began to evaporate. The negative emotions that we experience at the time of eating these “mucoid” forming foods, begin to dissolve, as the mucoid begins to dissolve!  The same applies to the  , which involves cleaning out the bowel too.
It  is  profound. I began to experience some extremely vivid dreams, about white bread, in fact, I could even smell the bread! Another dream I had, was about me visiting a market with stalls laden with an abundance of all kinds of cooked meats.  I remember drooling over all this food. I felt  as the “mucoid plaque” began to dissolve, it was the “mucoid” linked to these particular foods?  The body definitely has its own body wisdom?

This very 1st cleanse week was a challenge! And at the end of it all I felt so peaceful and serene. The thought of returning to the city was not appealing at all. I decided to continue a scaled down version of the cleanse for another week or so, as things were `moving` so well!

Since then, I have incorporated liver gallbladder flushes  in a much bigger way,with eating easy to digest healthy raw food.  I had read and followed The Liver Cleanse by Dr Hulda Clark.




Health is wealth 
Love and gratitude
Susan Laing


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