Despite how frustrating it can be to have mucus coming up in your throat, whether it’s when you wake up or when you are ‘sick’ mucus is a very good thing for your body. Mucus is the transportation device your body uses for toxins, pollutants and viruses. Its gelatinous structure keeps the harmful substance safe within as it travels to its chosen excretory channel – the mouth/nose, urine or bowels. Having chronic mucus is a sign that your body is more heavily loaded with substances it is trying to rid itself of. By eating cleaner, well-combined foods and assisting the body in ridding itself of these substances through sweating, skin brushing and tongue scraping, one can significantly decrease the amount of mucus formed by the body, as well as a cleaner body environment overall.