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Coffee Enemas? That sounds crazy!
Yeah, it sounds crazy, but coffee enemas did not originate from some nutcase who was trying to sell coffee, or even from alternative health professionals. Coffee enemas come from mainstream medicine. It was in the Merck Manual (the primary Diagnosis and Therapy manual for MDs) until about 25 years ago. According to the editor who removed it from the manual, it was removed because it was so folksy, and they now have high-tech ways to do the same thing. There have been many studies to show the effectiveness of coffee enemas. The landmark study was done at Harvard University, where doctors used coffee enemas to successfully cure schizophrenics.
Why do a Coffee Enema?
While Coffee Enemas do provide some cleansing benefits to your colon, their primary benefit is to cleanse your liver of toxins. There is a collection of bile ducts (the hepatic portal) that is stimulated by the caffeine in the coffee. These ducts stimulate the liver to dump toxins, thus, cleansing the liver.
What do you need to do a Coffee Enema?
I suggest the following items for coffee enemas:
Enema bucket with hose, clamp, and nozzle (on Amazon for under $10, though I prefer a $30 higher-end model); organic coffee beans; a coffee bean grinder (if necessary you can get pre-ground organic coffee beans but do not use instant coffee); a thermometer to measure temperature of the liquid; a healthy oil (flax seed, olive, coconut, avocado) for lubricating the nozzle; nitrile or latex Exam Gloves; Hydrogen Peroxide for cleanup; water free from all contaminants including chlorine and heavy metals.
How to do you do a Coffee Enema?
If you’re new to coffee enemas, begin with 1 tablespoon of ground organic coffee (not instant). If there are no adverse side-effects, then go to 2 tablespoons, and finally to 3 tablespoons.
Prepare Coffee solution by adding 1 to 3 tablespoons of organic ground drip coffee to 1 quart of purified water, let boil 3 minutes and then simmer 15 minutes more. Strain out grounds, pour
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mixture in your enema bucket and let cool to body temperature. Caution – never perform an
enema with any liquid that is above your normal body temperature (about 99o F)!
Setup the enema bucket and tubing as specified in the manufacturer’s directions.
Sit on the toilet and attempt to have a bowel movement immediately before the enema. This will
allow room for the solution to more easily penetrate into the upper portion of the colon, and relax
the sphincter muscle so the enema nozzle will be easier to insert into the anus.
When first starting, only put about 10 ounces at a time into the enema bucket. If it feels easy, add
a few more ounces more each time until you get up to the entire quart or until you start to feel
uncomfortable. It is normal to feel waves of strong desire to expel the liquid. They usually go
away in about 15 seconds. But if you feel any cramping or pain, stop and use less liquid the next
time. If you feel severe pain, stop doing the coffee enemas completely. Once the coffee is in the
enema bucket, place it at least 3 feet above the floor. Put flax seed oil on the end of the nozzle.
Kneel on your elbows and knees as you insert the nozzle. If it seems very difficult, you may
place a finger lubricated with flax seed oil into the anus first to loosen it up and to help you
determine the precise direction to insert the nozzle (wear gloves).
Lay on right side with legs drawn up to chest. Then reach back and release the hose clamp. The
liquid will probably all flow into your colon in the first few minutes. If it feels at all painful, stop.
Your goal isn’t to do more and more liquid. Your goal is to hold it for 12-15 minutes, whether
it’s 10 ounces or 32 ounces.
Remove the tube after all liquid has been absorbed. Either way, try to hold for 12 -15 minutes.
You may feel waves of a severe desire to expel the liquid. This is normal but this very
uncomfortable feeling does not last more than 15-30 seconds before completely goes away. After
12-15 minutes has passed, sit on the toilet and expel. Do not be alarmed if most of liquid has
been absorbed. If you cannot hold the full quart, take in what you can hold. To start, complete 1
NOTE: Your enema bucket may come with a one-way-valve to prevent liquid from flowing from
the colon back into the tube. I have not had much success with these valves when doing coffee
enemas. Inevitable I have had coffee grounds block the valve so the liquid flows both ways,
making it both ineffective and a bottleneck for the flow of liquid. I do not use these valves for
If you feel any adverse affects from the enema, such as headaches, nausea, etc, discontinue
immediately and seek competent medical advice before continuing.
Pour any residual coffee out of your enema bucket and rinse with fresh water. Then partially fill
the bucket, place it above the sink and drain several ounces of water through the hose to rinse it.
Remove the hose and pour a small amount of Hydrogen Peroxide into the hose and let it drain all
the way to the bottom and out the nozzle. Hook the hose back up to the bucket and rinse again
with several ounces of fresh water. Soak the nozzle in hydrogen peroxide, and rinse before next