TO CLEANSE THE COLON: Waste is stored in the colon and this waste likely contains toxins that the body is trying to void. Unfortunately, it may sit long enough to be reabsorbed into the body. If you are experiencing constipation, a coffee enema is likely to bring some relief. Coffee enemas are also said to improve peristalsis, the muscle contractions that move food through the digestive tract.
TO CLEANSE THE LIVER: The liver detoxifies chemicals and metabolizes drugs and supplements. While doing so, it secretes bile that ends up back in the intestines. As the body’s largest gland, it supports nearly every other organ in the body. Signs of a toxic liver include fatigue, the inability to lose weight, and various emotional issues. Coffee enemas are thought to stimulate bile flow and the production of glutathione, a detoxifying antioxidant. Heavy metals and other toxins can bind with the glutathione and get excreted from the blood to the colon.
IMPROVE METAL CLARITY: I don’t know about you but I’m digging this potential advantage. Mood improvement and clarity can be heightened due to the stimulant nature of caffeine and its detoxifying properties. Many have claimed to have improvements in depression and anxiety. Coffee enemas are said to calm the sympathetic nervous system whose primary process is to stimulate the body’s fight-or-flight response.
TO PREVENT CHRONIC ILLNESS: There are many cancer programs that endorse the use of coffee enemas. Regular treatment can provide relief and healing without the need for drugs or synthetic chemicals. Some even call it the most effective way to maintain a clean body, free of disease. The Gerson Therapy is comprised of juicing, a plant based diet, supplementation, and detoxification with coffee enemas. Their whole-body approach to healing activates the body’s ability to heal itself.
Even with all the testimonials, there is strong opposition to coffee enemas. You can find literature that denies its merits. There are reports of negative consequences such as rectal burning, electrolyte imbalance and dehydration. The Merck Manual has dropped the therapy from their book, claiming lack of space. Has it lost credibility or is big pharma on the prowl? There is plenty of evidence either way. As I like to say, the proof is in the pudding. Test the practice for yourself.
How to proceed:
Purchase an organic gold roast coffee from a reliable source. In a non-aluminum saucepan or pot:
Add 4 cups of filtered or distilled water with 3 rounded tablespoons of coffee
Stir in the coffee then bring to a boil and cover
Continue boiling for 15 to 20 minutes, stir occasionally
Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature.
You can strain into an enema bucket or bag and add a bit more water if needed to regain 4 cups. It is recommended that you do two enemas of two cups each and hold each for 12 to 15 minutes, voiding in-between. You may experience cramping, especially the first time. I held my first one for about 10 minutes. You may feel the gall bladder releasing fluids during or after the practice.
Some recommend a daily practice for detox and weekly practice for maintenance. Please comment and let me know how you are doing with it. From either way you choose to partake of coffee, it’s an antioxidant with implications to positively affect well-being.