To many people, the very idea of a coffee enema is an automatic ‘say what now?’. We’re all familiar with enemas as being an important part of certain medical procedures, but doing them at home—and with coffee—sounds a bit strange, right?
Maybe it’s time to find out all the amazing reasons why you should try it. There are so many health benefits you can obtain from doing a coffee enema.
Here are the top 10 health benefits:
- Stimulates the liver. Stimulating the liver helps to produce more bile, the bodily fluid that plays a role in the digestion of fats and the elimination of toxins in the body. Thanks to the coffee enema, you can speed up detoxification in your internal organs
- Dilated blood vessels. The theobromine and theophylline in coffee can dilate your blood vessels, allowing for better blood flow. Your liver, in particular, will receive an influx of nutrients, oxygen, and red blood cells from this enhanced circulation, ultimately leading to better liver function.
- Relaxed bile duct muscles. This allows more bile to flow from the liver into the small intestines, which in turn speeds up the elimination of toxins in your digestive system. This will lead to systemic detoxification at a much faster rate than normal.
- Increased glutathione production. Glutathione s-transferase (GST) is an enzyme that plays a vital role in detoxification. The palmitic acid in the coffee will boost production by as much as 700%, and will also neutralize toxins to stop them from breaking down GST.
- Faster waste elimination. Enemas will help to wash our your intestinal tract, getting rid of any waste matter clinging to the walls of your large intestines. The addition of a lot of liquid (via the enema) will also speed up the waste disposal process.
- Improved mental health. An improper intestinal function can lead to decreased mental function. When your intestines can’t absorb enough nutrients from the food you eat—typically thanks to excess waste matter clogging up the system—your brain doesn’t get those critical nutrients. By cleansing out your intestines, you ensure your digestive tract can absorb all the minerals, vitamins, fatty acids, and antioxidants your brain needs.
- Aid in chemotherapy. Coffee enemas can help to eliminate dead cancer cells and other toxins present in your colon. It is not a solution to treat cancer, but it can help to speed up recovery from chemotherapy. By getting rid of toxins and dead cancer cells, you can stimulate faster natural healing.
- Parasite removal. The highly acidic coffee can produce a very unfavorable living environment for worms, parasites, and flukes living in your intestinal tract. It will not only kill off parasites, but can help to flush them from your colon.
- Better digestive function. Constipation can be caused by a lack of fluid, so injecting a bunch of extra fluid into your digestive tract can help to soften waste matter and encourage better elimination. Coffee enemas can also help to kill off the bacteria causing diarrhea, restoring healthy digestive function overall.
- Boosted energy. Your body can absorb some of the caffeine in the coffee, giving you a jolt of energy to perk you up.
As you can see, there are lots of excellent benefits of trying a coffee enema. Though it’s not the most traditional treatment, it’s still worth a try to improve your health in all these ways.
Ok, you’ve convinced me! How do I do it?
First off, you’ll need an enema kit. You can find these at most supermarkets, department stores, and pharmacy. There are many different types to try, so look through the options to find the kit that suits your needs best.
Next, buy some ground coffee beans (organic is recommended, but any kind will do) and keep them in the freezer until the time comes for the enema.
A lot of people like to do their coffee enema first thing in the morning—that’s when they’re most likely to use the bathroom. It’s always best to do your coffee enema after you’ve had a bowel movement. That way, you can hold the coffee in your intestines for longer. Mornings are best for most people.
Note: For those suffering from constipation, an enema can get things moving nicely and make waste elimination a lot easier!
To brew your coffee, grab a saucepan and put 2 tablespoons of organic coffee in the saucepan with 3 cups of filtered water. Once it’s boiling, let it simmer for 15 minutes, then remove it from the heat to cool. Wait until the coffee is roughly body temperature (test this by putting your finger into the coffee, and you’ll feel it neither hot or cold), then strain it (using a cheesecloth or ultra-fine metal strainer) into a clean glass jar.
Take your coffee to the bathroom, and set up a comfortable space: a pillow for your head, a towel to mop up spills, something to read or watch as you’re lying down. The enema will take anywhere from 10-15, so make sure you’re comfy and entertained.
Hint: Be near a toilet, and make sure to use an old towel to clean up the inevitable slight coffee leakage.
Time to put the enema kit together. Most kits come with everything you need: a tube and nozzle, which you attach to the enema bucket or bag. Hang the enema bucket/bag on the shower or towel rail to elevate it (at least 1 meter above ground level) to ensure proper water flow and pressure.
Near the nozzle, there should be an attachment that allows you to control the flow of liquid from the bucket or bag. To get started, make sure it’s switched off, or you’ll make a mess when you pour in the coffee.
Pour the coffee into the bucket or bag, then hold the nozzle and tube over your sink or shower drain and switch it on. Let the coffee flow through the tube until you’re sure there are no air bubbles (shouldn’t take more than a second or two). Once the air bubbles are gone, shut off the flow.
Now, you have two choices:
- Lie on your right side, with your knees pulled up to your chest.
- Lie on your back, raising your feet against the wall or elevating them above your head level
Either way, the position will encourage the coffee to move around in your intestines.
Get your lubricant (coconut oil, olive oil, vaseline, and KY jelly all work) and apply some on the nozzle to make it easier to insert. Make sure you lie on a towel, then insert the nozzle about an inch into your rectum—no more, or else you could risk damage! Turn on the attachment that controls the flow, and let the coffee fill your body. Don’t stop until the bucket or bag is empty.
Expect to hear some squirting or grumbling noises—it’s par for the course, and it’s actually a good thing, as it means your body is releasing bile.
Your goal is to hold the enema for 10-15 minutes. Fight the urge to empty your bowels, which will be strong for the first few tries. Hold the coffee in your body as long as possible, and the feeling should pass. The more you do this, the easier it will be to retain the fluid.
Once you hit 15 minutes, climb onto your toilet and let your body do its thing. You’ll feel like a million bucks, and your mind and body will thank you!