What Is a Coffee Enema?
A Coffee enema is a special type of enema that is done with the purpose of removing toxins from the liver and gallbladder, and free radicals from the bloodstream. The enema utilizes a mixture of special raw or air roasted, organic brewed coffee and water, which is then inserted rectally.
Coffee Enemas For Cancer
Coffee enemas were originally prescribed for cancer treatment by Dr. Max Gerson in the 1920s as part of the Gerson Therapy – Cancer diet. Since then, Coffee enemas have been widely used in different alternative cancer protocols. As toxins and free radicals are removed from the organs during the coffee enema, this, in turn, helps the body to heal itself naturally.
Dr. Patrick Vickers, from the Northern Baja Gerson Therapy Center, explains below:
How Coffee Enemas Work
Doctors at the University of Minnesota researched the health benefits of coffee administered rectally. They showed that coffee enemas stimulate an enzyme system in the liver called glutathione S-transferase by 600%-700% above normal activity levels. This enzyme reacts with free radicals (which cause cell damage) in the bloodstream and makes them inert.
According to The Gerson Institute, at this point, these free radicals are neutralized and dissolved in the bile before being released (naturally) from the body into the toilet.
In 15 minutes, the body’s entire blood supply passes through the liver 4-5 times, carrying all the poisons it picked up from the tissues.
The coffee enema, in essence, acts as a form of dialysis of the blood across the gut wall.
Watch below as a patient describes the process and benefits of taking a coffee enema:
Coffee Enema Health Benefits
Proponents of Coffee Enemas report increased cell energy production, enhanced tissue health, improved blood circulation, better immunity, tissue repair, and cellular regeneration, all of which help in the fight against cancer and other autoimmune diseases.
How To Do a Coffee Enema
- Put two tablespoons of raw (or air roasted) organic coffee (make sure that it’s fungus and mold-free!) in a pot along with 3 cups of distilled water. Brew and allow to simmer for 15 minutes.
- Remove the coffee from heat and allow sufficient time for the mixture to cool to room temperature.
- After it cools, transfer the coffee to a bucket or enema bag (you can find both on Amazon if you look up ‘enema kits’.) The clamp on the enema tubing must be clamped shut
- Release any air bubbles from the tubing into the sink. Re-clamp.
- Before proceeding with the enema, place towels or a plastic sheet down in an area where you can lie down. Being close to the restroom is ideal since you will dispose of the liquid in the toilet after.
- Place the enema bucket or bag at an elevated level (12″ to 18″ above where you will be lying down) so gravity can assist with the flow of the liquid creating a smooth and faster flow. (If you don’t have a medical pole, don’t worry, you can use a regular hook or hanger just as easily!)
- Use the enema system to transfer the coffee mixture into your rectum. You may use a lubricant to coat the enema nozzle tip so that it will be easier to insert.
- Dosage: On average, some clinics recommend using 24 oz of coffee, but everyone is different, and some people can only contain as little as 8oz, so go slow and only do what is comfortable for you! You will know your limit when you feel “a little full.’
- Lie on your right side. This is to ensure that the coffee solution flows into the portal vein easier and reaches the liver. Get in a position that is comfortable enough for you to hold the mixture in for 10 to 15 minutes. 15 minutes is the amount of time that your blood travels through your liver and entire body in one cycle, so this is the time needed to cleanse your system effectively.
- After 15 minutes, release the solution into the toilet.
What Are The Side Effects Of a Coffee Enema?
Most patients who perform regular coffee enemas on themselves report no side effects. That being said, with these kinds of procedures there is always the danger of infection, so always make sure to completely sterilize your enema kit after each use.
Other possible side effects can include burns if the coffee temperature is too hot which is why you must wait until it is cool before insertion.
Did You Know?
- Coffee enemas have appeared in medical writings dating back to ancient Egypt and have been cited in case reports and articles from the late 1800s, including one involving Dr. W.J. Mayo, one of the founders of the Mayo Clinic.
- Coffee enemas were used to provide pain relief for German soldiers during World War 1.