Friends, if you are truly serious about transforming your health in dramatic ways, implementing coffee enemas into your regular wellness routine is essential for achieving the life-changing results you have always desired.
I'm known as the coffee enema guru among my clients, colleagues, friends and family. I have been implementing them for years with lots of success! Coffee enemas have an amazing capacity to detox your liver, help boost your immune system and purge your body of unwanted pathogens; myself and my clients can strongly attest to this. Coffee enemas provide a means for your liver to ‘dump’ its toxic load of chemicals and heavy metals into the intestines for elimination.
The time-tested water enema evolved during WWI when German medic supplies – including morphine – were in short supply and nurses were desperate to find ways of alleviating the post-surgery pain of severely wounded soldiers. Water enemas were routinely used, but anxious to find a more potent pain reliever, one resourceful nurse intuitively used leftover brewed coffee and found it to be highly effective.
Reports of the coffee's analgesic benefits prompted two German researchers to study the properties in coffee that produced these effects. In the 1920s, after experimenting with rats, they published their findings that the caffeinated enemas stimulated the opening of bile ducts (Bile is formed by the liver, stored in the gallbladder, and secreted into the intestines – via bile ducts – carrying waste for transit from the body). (Source)
Coffee enemas reduce levels of systemic toxicity by up to 700 percent. According to the late Dr. Max Gerson, a pioneer of coffee enema therapy and its effectiveness as part of his famous Gerson Diet, caffeine and other beneficial compounds in coffee stimulate the production of glutathione S-transferase (GST) in the liver. GST is said to be the “master detoxifier” in the body, as this powerful enzyme binds with toxins throughout the body and flushes them out during the enema process. (Source)
According to a 1982 study conducted by the National Research Council (NRC), the effect of green coffee bean consumption on the production of GST in test mice was an astounding 600 percent increase in the liver, and a 700 percent increase in the small intestine. In humans, the effect is similar, if not amplified, during a coffee enema, as coffee is able to directly stimulate the liver without having to first run through the digestive tract. The result is a powerful detoxifying effect that is unmatched by sheer diet alone.
“The purpose of coffee enemas is to stimulate the liver to increase its detoxification of the blood and decrease the toxic load on the liver. This includes removing a variety of toxins and free radicals from the bloodstream. They assist the liver so as not to overburden an already sluggish and toxic liver with the flood of toxins dislodged from the clean, nutrient-dense food and juice of the Gerson Therapy.” – The Gerson Institute
Is Your Liver Toxic?
In the world we live in, we all could use a little liver detox.
- constipation/bloating/digestive problems
- bad breath
- skin problems: Since the liver is overwhelmed with toxins, the skin (detox organ) helps to take over. Eczema, acne, blemishes, rashes
- weight loss or unable to gain weight
- irritable/anger/rage: all connected emotions in TCM
- brain fog/ poor concentration/ poor memory
- depression/mood disorders/bi-polar
- estrogen dominance/hormone problems/PMS
- slow metabolism
- allergies/ sensitive to everything (chemicals/pollens/foods)
- excess gas
- coated tongue
- poor protein absorption
- galbladder problems/gallstones
- chronic fatigue
- high cholesterol and blood pressure
- frequent colds/ excess mucus/ low immune system
- fatty liver
- worsening eye site
Why is the Liver So Important to Optimal Health?
- The liver preforms 500+ functions known in the body!
- Carbohydrate metabolism: converts carbs to glucose to be used as energy throughout the body and brain.
- Create (synthesize) amino acids to build proteins with as well as protein metabolism.
- Secretes bile and bile salts needed to for fat digestion and proper enzyme secretion to break down all foods in the stomach.
- Metabolize and change toxins so they can be excreted by the body (makes toxins into something less toxic in the body)- DETOX mechanism.
- Contains special blood cells (Kupffer’s Cells) to kill bacteria and antigens.
- Keeps blood glucose in balance.
- liver cells (hepatocytes) break down fatty acids which then generates ATP
- Synthesizes cholesterol and triglycerides within cells
- Coverts ammonia (left over from too many amino acids) into urea– which can then excreted by the urine. (Ammonia is much more toxic then urea)
- Ability to change and process hormones (thyroid convert T4 into active T3, estrogen, and aldosterone).
- Detoxes drugs, medications, pesticides, dangerous vaccine components, and environmental toxins (we breath, bath, and put on our skin).
- Stores and releases (when needed) these vitamins: glycogen, vitamin A, D, E, K (fat soluble), vitamin b-12, copper and iron.
- Along with the skin and kidneys, the liver forms active vitamin D for the body to use.
- Detoxes and filters everything that comes in the intestines and all your blood (only organ that can do this).
How Coffee Enemas Work
Coffee enemas date back to the late 1800’s as a remedy to relieve discomfort and pain in the body as it removed toxins from the liver and blood.
A coffee enema is an enema, just like a water enema, only the solution is made of specialized enema coffee. The coffee enema solution is delivered the same as a water enema, through the enema tubing into the rectum.
Once the enema therapy coffee is inside the rectum, the hemorrhoid veins absorb the caffeine in the coffee. From the hemorrhoid vein, it then goes up to the portal vein, which carries the blood supply to the liver and to the gallbladder.
The effects on the liver by the caffeine and palmitic acids in enema coffee are immediate and brought about by the caffeine, which dilates the portal vein and bile duct.
This stimulates the liver bile ducts to open. Once open, the toxins can be released.
- The caffeine in coffee enters the liver through the portal system and causes an increase in bile flow. The bile, in turn, supports the accumulated poisons and toxins to be released and evacuated from the body.
- Coffee enemas are a powerful way to detoxify the body.
- Coffee enemas are an excellent alternative to sedation or pain relievers.
- Coffee enemas taken in an enema are unlike drinking coffee. Drinking coffee causes digestive problems and negatively affects the liver.
- Coffee enemas typically do not affect normal evacuation processes.
Coffee enemas are superior to plain water enemas, as they provide so many more benefits. The theobromine, theophylline, palmitic acid and caffeine in the coffee travel via the rich capillary bed of the rectum into the portal vein, which leads directly to the liver. These substances dilate blood vessels and open up the bile ducts allowing the liver to release bile, which contains toxins.
Doctors at the University of Minnesota showed that coffee administered rectally also stimulates an enzyme system in the liver, which increases glutathione, the master antioxidant in the body, by 600%-700% above normal activity levels. This antioxidant reacts with free radicals (which cause cell damage) in the bloodstream and makes them inert. These neutralized substances become dissolved in the bile, are released through the bile flow from the liver and gallbladder, and are excreted through the intestinal tract.
While holding the coffee enema in the colon for 10-15 minutes, the body’s entire blood supply passes through the liver 4-5 times, carrying poisons picked up from the tissues. So the enema acts as a form of dialysis of the blood across the gut wall. It’s an amazing way to assist the body to detox in our very toxic world.
What Are The Benefits of A Coffee Enema?
The coffee enema is a gallbladder flush and liver flush. The coffee enema, without question, will provide prompt relief from pain – even severe pain. Why is it such a great pain reliever? Because the toxins in the body pollute the blood, which in turn creates havoc in the body. Once the toxins are gone, the pain anywhere in the body is relieved.
When the body is detoxified, you can experience calmness, more vitality all over, normal bowel movements, mental clarity, joint relief, and headaches relieved – and generally whatever you are experiencing a coffee enema will help you feel better – fast!
- Coffee enemas can strengthen the body overall by removing toxins from the blood
- Coffee enemas help eliminate bacteria’s, parasites and candida in the colon
- Coffee enemas can strengthen and tone the colon
- Coffee enemas are given to stimulate the release of toxins in the liver
- Coffee enemas are known to improve mental clarity, relieve depression and mental confusion
- Coffee enemas are known to relieve back pain, allergy symptoms, and arthritis
- Coffee enemas can be taken without assistance at home
- Coffee enemas relieve chronic pain, ease “die-off” symptoms during cleanses, detox regimens
- Coffee enemas detoxify and help repair the liver
- Coffee enemas cleanse and heal the colon and digestive tract, improve peristalsis
- Coffee enemas boost glutathione s-transferase by up to 700%, which is one of the body's master antioxidants and is involved in different phases of detoxification.
A liver can accumulate a lot of toxins over the course of one’s life, due to today’s air (geoengineering), water (contaminates), and food GMO's and other chemicals) are greatly contaminated, placing a serious burden on the liver.
Detoxification of toxins can help you to stay healthy.
Why Should I Use Organic Enema Coffee?
When you do a coffee enema, you will not be using the same coffee you buy in the grocery store to drink in the morning.
For the same reasons I recommend to purchase organic produce and ingredients whenever possible, is why I also highly recommend purchasing organic enema coffee – to avoid pesticides, herbicides.
What’s The Best Enema Coffee To Buy?
- Enema therapy coffee must be a “clean” coffee since it will go into the liver.
- Enema therapy coffee should have a high enough cafestol content to open the bile ducts.
- The cleanest coffee is a special “air roast” process.
- The traditional drum roasting process can cause beans to be burnt which are carcinogenic to the liver.
- Fine ground enema coffee will retain 100% of its cafestol and palmitic acid content for at least 8 months and up to 2 years.
- There is no difference in buying whole bean enema coffee or fine ground for enema use – both retain the same potency. This statement is supported by research done at US Coffee Association for enema use – both retain the same potency. This statement is supported by research done at U.S. Coffee Association.
- The lighter the color of the coffee, the stronger the cafestol.
- Gerson Therapy recommends medium roast, fine grind, for their patients.
- Enema coffee needs to be retained in the rectum for 15 minutes if possible for full effectiveness.
- The lighter the roast, the more powerful the cleanse.
What Brand of Enema Coffee Should I Use?
There are many brands of “enema coffee” and even “organic enema coffee” on the market – how do you know which one to choose?
I’ve used a many different brands over the years, but PureLife Organic Enema Coffee and AUSSIE HEALTH CO 419° Roasted Organic Enema Coffee are my favorite enema coffees.
Why do I love them?
- Certified Organic – 100% USDA Certified Organic.
- High in cafestol and palmitic acid. Both of these are needed to open the liver bile ducts. Caffeine is the key to stimulating liver bile flow and opening the bile ducts. The higher cafestol ad palmitic acid content supports glutathione’s antioxidant activation.
- Air Roasted. It’s a very “clean” organic air-roasted coffee. Using the unique air roasting process, beans cannot be burned. The typical drum roasting available in stores can burn the coffee beans, making them carcinogenic. Air roasting delivers the cleanest coffee.
- Roasted on a tilted bed. The coffee beans are roasted on a tilted bed at higher temperatures. Instead of a rotating drum, beans are constantly mixed by the flow of hot air under high pressure roasting each bean evenly. As the beans shed their skin, this pressurized hot air blows the chaff into a separate chamber, instantly separating them before they can char and taint coffee with burnt carcinogens.
- No toxic residues. The coffee beans are grown in rich, pristine soil, chemical-free with no toxic residues.
- No mold or fungus. Only specialty grade coffee beans are used to avoid mold and fungus typically found in coffee beans. “Specialty Grade” coffee beans are a special class that does not allow mold or fungus damage. The widespread growth of fungus is commonly found on lesser grade coffee beans.
- Accepted by the Gerson Institute. It meets the Gerson Institute standards and is recommended for Gerson Therapy, GAPS Diet and anyone desiring good liver detoxification.
- NOTE: I do like to rotate roasts; medium and this light golden roast.
Get the Equipment
Why Use Filtered / Purified Water To Do A Coffee Enema?
One very simple reason.
If you are doing a coffee enema for detoxification and healing, you are working to REMOVE toxins from your body, not ADD new ones.
A simple Google search will show you what harmful toxins are in tap water, like pharmaceuticals, plastics, lead, mercury, fluoride, and chlorine just to name a few.
That’s just pesticides and not lead, chlorine or pharmaceuticals.
You do not want to use or introduce toxic and contaminated tap water for this detoxification procedure.
If you are going to take the extra step to make sure you use the very best organic, non-toxic coffee available, please take one more important step to make sure you use the cleanest and purest water available.
Tap water is not that.
A Berkey Water Purification System is an excellent choice for using the cleanest and purest water possible.
Remember, one of the main purposes of performing a coffee enema is to REMOVE toxins from your body, not ADD new ones.
How to Do a Coffee Enema
Preparation of coffee
- The coffee can be prepared any way you prefer. Prep it in an automatic coffee maker, in a french press, boil it on the stove or use a tea filter like I do, I make my coffee in seconds this way.
- To make on the stove, place 2 to 3 cups of purified water and one to two tablespoons (15-30 ml) of coffee in a saucepan and bring to a boil (or use a coffee maker to percolate the coffee quickly). NOTE: The first time you do a coffee enema, use only 1 teaspoon (5ml), NOT TABLESPOON, of coffee. This is critical because some people are sensitive to caffeine and will feel very jittery on more coffee. After a few enemas, you will see how much coffee you can tolerate comfortably. Ideally, increase to two tablespoons per enema.
- Let it boil 5 minutes, then turn off the heat and allow it to cool. But you will be adding cold or room temp water to it, so it will cool it down.
- Fresh coffee is always best.
- Tricks to speed up cooling the boiled coffee: 1. Boil only a little of the water with the coffee. Once it has boiled, add the rest of the water to the coffee mixture to cool the entire amount down to body temperature or warm. 2. Pour the coffee mixture back and forth several times through the air from one container to another, even from the enema bag/bucket back into a cool pot. This will also cool it much faster. 3. Put the water in the refrigerator or freezer until cooled.
- Wait until the coffee is warm, but not too hot or too cold.
- Strain the liquid through a fine strainer or coffee filter paper into a clean bucket or enema bag.
- The enema is now ready.
Preparing to take the enema
- You may prep yourself a little bed of towels to lie on in the bathtub or bathroom. You may prefer doing them in the bathroom in case you leak or have an accident – easier clean up. You can lie elsewhere when you become better at performing the enemas. Personally I walk around and stretch and clean while I'm retaining my enema, but if this is your first time, just lay down and relax.
- If you have not had a bowel movement, I recommend taking a plain water enema first, before the coffee enema. This will usually clean out the bowel quickly and effectively. For some, they can hold the coffee no matter what and do not need to use water first. Keep in mind that everyone is different.
- Remove any air from the enema tube the following way. Grasp but do not close the clamp on the hose. Place the tip in the sink or tub. Hold up the enema bag or bucket above the tip until the water begins to flow out. Then close the clamp. This expels any air in the tube. If this air gets in your colon, it will give you the urge to evacuate too soon.
- Lubricate the enema tip with a small amount of castor oil, coconut oil or olive oil.
Taking the enema
- The position preferred by most people is lying on one’s back on a towel, on the bathroom floor or in the bathtub. If you can’t get on the floor, you can hang the bag from the shower rod and just stand or squat while its filling.
- With the clamp closed, place the enema bag or bucket on the counter or on the floor next to you, or hang the bag one to three feet above your abdomen, I like to hang mine on the shower rod. You will likely need to place the bucket/bag well above the tip so that the water can flow out.
- With the tip lubricates, insert the tip gently and slowly. Move it around until it goes about an inch or two ( 2-4 cm) inside you.
- Open the clamp to let the fluid flow, the water may take a few seconds to begin flowing. If the water does not flow, you may gently squeeze the bag or slowly pull out the nozzle slightly. If you develop a cramp, close the hose clamp, turn from side to side and take a few deep breaths. The cramp will usually pass quickly.
- Let a bit of water into the bowel. Your first enema will be quick as your bowel may be full of feces.
- Repeat 2-3 times, if needed, until the water starts coming out looking fairly clean, which indicates that the bowel is empty. After that lie down on the back for a few minutes and relax. This will allow the remaining fecal masses (further up in the bowel) to move along the bowel to be expelled.
- Now you’re ready for the coffee.
- Let 1-3 cups of coffee into the bowel (or until you can’t take anymore). You only need a half quart or liter, but take as much as you can hold.
- Close the clamp. You can remove the insertion tip.
- TRY TO RETAIN THE ENEMA FOR 15 MINUTES (less time is okay, but not quite as effective). Changing position also helps to keep the coffee in longer. When there is an urge to empty, it will usually pass in a few seconds, turn onto another side, onto the back, stand up or assume a knee and elbow position. Use the time to read a book, meditate, etc. Some people are able to get up and go lie on a towel in bed, instead of on the floor or in the bathtub. A small number of people are unable to retain even a cup of water for the recommended 15 minutes. One can start with less coffee in these cases. First timers may have to do 3-4 enemas for 5 minutes at a time. Do your best.
- After 15 minutes or when you cannot hold it anymore, go to the toilet and evacuate. It is okay if some water remains inside. If water remains inside, you may be dehydrated or otherwise it will come out soon later.
- Repeat process in same session. I like to do 4 flushes with only 2 cups.
- Wash the enema bag and tube thoroughly with soap and water in between flushes and after. Run water with hydrogen peroxide through the bucket and hose. Wipe insertion tip with alcohol.
- The whole procedure can about one to two hours, so allocate plenty of time for it and have a good book to read. However, if you do them often enough and don’t have a lot of fecal matter to evacuate, you can do a super quick enema in 20 minutes. It doesn’t have to take a lot of time.
- If you feel out of sorts or a little bloated after the enema, I recommend another flush with just water, replenish your minerals and be sure your blood sugar is balanced; eat plenty of good fats and proteins and rest.
Special Notes and Enema Tips:
Difficulty Holding the Enema
Some people have difficulty holding the enema in the beginning. If you simply can’t seem to retain the enema very long, try these tips:
- Be patient. Practice makes perfect.
- Add 1/2 teaspoon of Epsom salts per two cups of coffee. The magnesium will help the colon to stop spasming so you can hold the enema longer.
- You can break the 15 minutes up into 5-minute segments until you can hold the entire 15 minutes. If you can only hold for 1 minute, that is okay, again this can take time to clear out old fecal matter, so the less time you can hold it most likely you have more build up.
- The water may be too hot or too cold. Be sure the water temperature is comfortable.
- It may help to place a small pillow or rolled up towel under your buttocks so the water flows downhill into your colon.
- Many find that adding a teaspoon of black strap molasses to the boiling coffee mysteriously aids in retaining the enema.
My Personal Notes
- I prefer my coffee enemas on the warmer side, I think that helps with cleaning the colon more effectively.
- I do not lie down and stay in one position during retention. I do stretches, clean, and use my infrared fascia blaster over my abdomen. That is my personal preference, keep in mind different techniques work for different people.
- I prefer only 2 cups and more flushes at each session. That works best for my body, you will figure out what works best for you.
Regarding Nausea during the Enema
During your first few enemas, you may experience some nausea during or after the process. This is often due to the release of internal stagnant, putrefied toxins. Do no let this deter you from continuing with a series of coffee enemas. Eventually, most people find that the nausea clears within a short time. If you do experience nausea, you may want to follow the enema with a warm cup of tea (such as green tea or hyssop tea).
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