Last updated on November 7th, 2021 at 06:18 pm
We are all familiar with different ways to amp up our morning coffee. But did you know there is a whole other way to benefit from everyone’s favorite morning beverage?
Coffee enemas may sound uncomfortable, strange, scary, gross, or even unsanitary to some, but there are so many studies with evidence that suggest all the wonderful benefits for many health issues that plague society today.
Enemas have been around for thousands of years, and have been used for their therapeutic benefits all through history. From ancient Egyptians to Hippocrates – enemas have been mentioned and recorded throughout history as a way to purify the body (and soul.) Another fun fact is that internal cleansing has also been mentioned in The Dead Sea Scrolls. Native Americans, as well as Ancestral African tribes, used bags made of animal bladders for seasonal cleansing and regularity.
Did you know that the enemas were even considered as a standard health care treatment in The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy until 1972? It was most likely removed because it doesn’t benefit the pharmaceutical companies, even though they claim that space in the manual was an issue.
Coffee enemas on the other hand were first used during World War I and were discovered by pure accident. It was a common practice for nurses to administrate a water enema before surgery in order to clear the patient’s colon. At one point there was no water available so I nurse used coffee that was already made and meant for drinking. Using the coffee reduced the soldier’s pain, so they did it again and again with the same results.
Soon after German scientists began to clinically study all the effects of coffee enemas. Max Gerson, a German physician developed Gerson Therapy – a more natural and holistic approach to cancer treatment. He added coffee enemas to the protocol after coming across all the research. He also believed that the root cause of cancer is extreme toxicity and nutritional deficiencies.
My story with coffee enemas is not quite that ancient, but it has been life-changing. I am aware that coffee enemas might be old news to some. I was first introduced to the idea (of enemas) in my Nutritional Therapy training but silently swore to myself that I would never do that, and just quietly went about my business.
Fast forward to 2020 – the whole world comes to an end, it is the year to try new things, so after some persistent gut feelings (and issues) I began doing the research and decided to give it a try. It really isn’t as bad as it may sound, and in a short time of consistently doing coffee enemas (and then adding in a parasite protocol), I have seen the most detoxifying results – my skin is brighter, my hair is shinier, I have more energy all throughout the day, my gut issues are resolving, no more brain fog, and I just feel so much “lighter” in general.
A little disclaimer: I do not recommend doing a cleanse/detoxification protocol unless you have done your due diligence to address the foundations of health, as well as making sure your detoxifying pathways (aka drainage) are open and ready to do their thing.
So what exactly is a coffee enema? It is a simple process where the coffee flows into the colon via the rectum and is then expelled into the toilet a few minutes later.
Caffeine and antioxidants are highly powerful and effective in detoxifying the body. Once the coffee enters the colon it stimulates glutathione (a master antioxidant) produced in the liver, which promotes detoxification and healing.
The benefits of coffee enemas
This is the top reason why most people decide to do coffee enemas. It is all about the liver – the liver is a master gland responsible for 500+ functions in the body. A coffee enema travels through a special pathway of veins that carries all the waste and toxins from the colon to the liver to be processed. Once this happens the liver triggers the release of bile to help flush toxins out and back into the colon. The liquid or water portion of the enemas helps to soften the stool and therefore creates a clear pathway for the toxins to be excreted.
As most of us know toxicity is one of the main culprits of health issues and disease, this whole process is such a fantastic way to help lessen the overall toxic load the liver deals with, which then frees it up to cleanse the blood and also eliminate more toxins from other systems in the body. This process can be a very powerful and effective healing tool.
Sadly, in today’s world, none of us will get away from all the toxins that we are being bombarded with daily
So how do you know if your liver is toxic? – Here is the shortlist.
♦ digestive issues
♦ bad breath
♦ skin irritations such as acne, eczema, rashes
♦ irritation, rage, anger
♦ brain fog
♦ poor concentration
♦ poor memory
♦ mood disorders
♦ hormonal imbalances such as estrogen dominance and PMS
♦ sluggish metabolism
♦ allergies and sensitivities to everything
♦ coated tongue
♦ excess gas
♦ gallbladder issues such as gallbladder attacks or gallstones
♦ chronic fatigue
♦ high cholesterol
♦ worsening eyesight
♦ severe itching
♦ fatty liver
Boosts gallbladder function
The liver and gallbladder function closely together. There are numerous reasons for bile to not flow properly (low-fat diet, processed food diet, etc), once the bile isn’t flowing properly this can lead to inflammation of the biliary ducts, which can cause a blockage and lead to gallbladder attacks. This is also one of the main reasons why this tiny (but powerful organ) is removed. One of the functions of bile is to help eliminate toxins, when bile flow is impaired toxins tend to recirculate through the body and build up in the bile instead of being eliminated – we can see why this is problematic.
Coffee enemas trigger the release of more bile, this helps to flush out toxins but can also help release gallstone, and prevent the bile from becoming sluggish.
Better gut health
Coffee enemas are a fabulous way to improve gut health. The whole process helps with rinsing out parasites, fungus, and certain bacterias that can prevent the gut from healing properly. It is also very effective in speeding up the detoxification and healing process needed for the health and wellness of the entire body. Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride also recommends coffee enemas on the GAPS protocol.
Most of us have parasites and don’t even realize it. These little critters tend to live their best life while the host can suffer from all sorts of unpleasant symptoms. The diverticula in the colon are the perfect hiding place for these little stowaways.
Coffee enemas are very helpful in flushing and rinsing out all the impacted fecal matter and other debris from the colon, this in turn roots out the parasites from all their cozy hiding places. The coffee is also known to weaken and harm the parasites, which makes them easier to expel.
Did you know that candida actually occurs in the body naturally? The problem is that stress, processed food diets, excess artificial sweeteners, and antibiotics can cause this little opportunistic organism to grow completely out of control (almost like a wild mint plant) and this is where problems tend to arise.
Coffee enemas are extremely helpful in working to restore balance within the digestive tract by eliminating all the harmful organisms (like excess candida.) This process creates a clear path for healthy probiotics in the gut to do their job, and colonize and repopulate. The restoration of gut flora is only possible with a nutrient-dense diet, and supportive lifestyle changes.
One of the main problems with mold toxicity is that all the mycotoxins simply accumulate in the bile, and is reabsorbed in the body instead of eliminated. As mentioned before the stimulation of more bile flow, helps to get these toxins through the colon and out of the body.
Reduces die-off symptoms
It is very common for the body to become overwhelmed when the body is releasing toxins. This can even happen when fermented foods are introduced into the previously predominant processed food diet. The body’s way of coping with this new stress, creating unpleasant die-off reactions, and this could range from a headache to feeling nauseous or fatigued.
Coffee enemas help to quickly eliminate these toxins from the body, and this is an effective way to reduce the die-off reactions and symptoms. It is important that this is part of a comprehensive cleansing protocol.
Improves skin health aka clearer skin
It is a known fact that the liver is responsible for processing excess and old hormones and other waste in the body. Once the liver becomes burdened with its toxic load, the body will try to find an alternate way to eliminate toxins and waste. Hello, skin – the skin is an organ after all.
The skin is the largest organ of the body, and it tends to pick up the slack for an overloaded and overburdened liver. Many skin conditions like eczema, acne, rashes, itchy skin, pimples, and hives can all be caused by the toxins being released through the skin.
Coffee enemas clear the way for the liver to properly eliminate waste, therefore eradicating many of these skin conditions and issues.
As a part of a comprehensive cancer protocol
Cancer tends to occur in the body when there is too much of a toxic load for the body to function properly. The antioxidants in coffee help support healthy and proper cellular function and also eliminate toxins that burden the body.
Cancer is a very complicated thing and tends to be a multi-layer disease, I want to be clear that it cannot (nor should it be) supported with just coffee enemas. The Gerson Institute has wonderful resources on this topic.
All cancer therapies should be guided by your practitioner.
Here are a few more benefits of doing coffee enemas:
♦ repairs digestive tissues
♦ cleanses the colon
♦ improves blood circulation
♦ supports and increases immunity
♦ helps with cellular regeneration
♦ boosts energy and mood
♦ reduces the toxic load in the body
♦ tones the colon wall
How to do a coffee enema
Coffee enemas might sound very intimidating, and this might make it a little more scary to take the plunge and try your first coffee enema. The thing is we aren’t really used to inserting anything into our colon, but I know that once you take the first step – you will end up loving it, as much as I do.
Personally, I would much rather have an active disease prevention plan, and be in charge of what tubes and pipes I insert into my body, than get a preventable disease-ridden state, that I no longer have a choice but to let other people insert tubes and pipes into my body.
Before you begin with your first coffee enema, gather your supplies:
♦ coffee enema kit – I like the glass the most because I can see how much coffee solution has entered my colon.
♦ coffee – choose the best one for you.
♦ coconut oil (I like ozonated coconut oil) to use as a lubricant.
*If you are afraid that you might react to the coffee, you can always start with 1 teaspoon and work your way up to the standard 2 tablespoons.
Prepare the coffee mixture:
1. Start with a light-roasted (or dark-roasted) caffeinated coffee – this isn’t the same coffee you brew in the morning.
2. In a small pot boil 2 cups of clean filtered water.
3. Add 2 tablespoons of coffee and bring the mixture to a slow simmer.
4. Simmer the coffee mixture for 12 minutes.
5. Remove the pot from the heat and cover with a lid. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes to cool down. You do not want to use hot coffee and burn your bum.
6. Strain the mixture into a 4-cup glass measuring cup, making sure to leave all the coffee grinds behind. (or you can use a French press)
7. Add enough room temperature filtered water to fill the measuring cup, all the way to the 4-cup mark.
8. Your coffee mixture is now ready to be used.
Preforming a coffee enema:
1. Lay a towel on the bathroom floor, in the bathtub, or even on the bed – wherever you choose to do it, just make sure you are close to the toilet.
2. Secure your enema bucket 1-2 feet or more above you. This allows gravity to let the coffee mixture flow down.
3. Make sure to use the clamp that is attached to the clear cord, and clamp the tubing. Now add your 4 cups of the coffee mixture to the enema bucket.
4. Release the air from the tubing, by allowing some of the mixture to flow back into the measuring cup. If air bubbles remain in the tubing, gently pinch the tubing above the air bubble to encourage the coffee solution to flow freely.
5. Apply the coconut oil to your bum where you will insert the tube, as well as the end of the insert.
6. Laying on your right side, insert the tube, and open the clamp to let the mixture flow.
7. Now I personally like doing half of the mixture, holding it for 20 minutes, releasing and eliminating it into the toilet, and repeating the process with the second half of the mixture.
*You can also stop the coffee mixture from flowing periodically to rest and breathe if it feels too intense.
Lay on your right side, as this allows your liver to rest. The awesome thing about coffee enemas is that it not only cleanses your liver but your colon as well.
If you have a problem holding the coffee enema, don’t worry – here are some troubleshooting ideas:
♦ simply increase your retention time slowly – start with 5 minutes and work your way up.
♦ try emptying your bowels before starting your coffee enema.
♦ check that the liquid temperature isn’t too hot or too cold.
♦ dissolve 1 tablespoon of organic blackstrap molasses into your coffee solution.
♦ deep breathing
♦ use a little less liquid and see how you respond
♦ be patient with yourself.
Coffee enemas help remove and eliminate toxins, with that being said they can also strip some nutrients from your body. My best advice is to juice at home, and drink 16-32 ounces of cold-pressed juice on the days you do enemas, to replenish nutrients. If you are not interested in juicing you can add these CT-Minerals to your water.
How often should you do a coffee enema?
Generally, this depends on the issues being addressed. I believe that almost anyone can benefit from an occasional enema. If you suffer from acute toxicity (like someone who has cancer) you can do coffee enemas four times a day – but work with your practitioner to find the right regiment for you.
If you are on a detox protocol, one coffee enemas a few times during the week is generally sufficient. Many people will continue this practice long-term, eventually transitioning to once a week, or when they feel that it is needed for maintenance. It really is a bio-individual thing, and you would have to figure out what works best for you, your lifestyle, and your health concerns.
When is the best time to do a coffee enema?
The best answer to this question is – do a coffee enema when you have the time to do one. I prefer doing them first thing in the morning but have also done them in afternoons if that is the one pocket of time that I have available that day.
It is best to do coffee enemas after a regular bowel movement, and away from meals – so not after eating a huge meal.
How to uplevel your coffee enema?
♦ take a binder before and after each enema- this simply helps mop up and bind to all the toxins that are being released in the bile and escort them safely out of the body.
♦ consider taking some gut-cleansing supplements (same supplements as the para kit – different dosage) and then finishing with a full moon parasite cleanse.
*Cellcore Biosciences ordering instructions will be at the bottom of this post.
Who should avoid or use caution when doing coffee enemas?
Now, even though coffee enemas are generally safe and very gentle, and very effective, there are certain groups of people who should rather avoid them.
♦ Pregnant and nursing mama’s, as well as children under 5, are advised against coffee enemas.
♦ Those with bowel disorders should take extra precautions, and should always consult their physician or practitioner.
♦ Those suffering from hypertension, ulcerative colitis, renal/heart/respiratory failure, or those undergoing chemotherapy should also exercise extreme caution and consult their health care provider.
♦ Those who have a coffee allergy.
As always, please do your own investigation, and consult with your practitioner, to determine if coffee enemas are an option for you.
Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
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