Mucus is a sign of inflamation in the intestines which could be a sign of Crohns or another form of IBS or an out of balance of gut bacteria. I had crohns 15 years ago and one of the symptoms I had was white mucus in my stools along with bouts of diarrea. My suggestion to you is to see a (conservative ) gastro doctor and get a colonoscopy.
when they diagnosed me with crohns, they wanted to put me on the drug Humera which turns off your immune system to stop the inflammation, which has a lot of bad side effects. I did a lot of research and I decided to go with the diet approach instead, and I went on the SCD diet with 100% dedication.
The theory around the SCD diet is to starve to death the bad bacteria in your gut that are causing the inflammation by denying them the thier food source which is carbs and sugar , and to replace them with good bacteria by eating natural yogurt.
To starve the bad bacteria, you have to eliminate all sugar and carbs in your diet. So this diet consists of eating no bread products, no potatoes, no corn, no processed foods, no foods with sugar in it, no rice, no sugary drinks like coke, and to eat only meat and fish, certain no carb vegitables and fruits, and plenty of natural yogurt. The secret to getting this diet to work is 100% dedication and no cheating
It is a very difficult diet to follow because you have to completely change the way you eat, but it worked for me. After 4 months on the diet, all my symptoms were gone. I continued on the diet for three more years and then I slowly started to eat potatoes and corn and bread again, but still to this day, I don't eat anything with sugar.
I suggest reading the book "Breaking the Vicious Cycle" or google SCD diet.
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