Many people ask me the question, “Why would I want to stick coffee up there as opposed to drinking it?” That’s an excellent questions. What is the difference? It’s going into the body either way.
Let’s start the conversation off with another question, “What is a coffee enema?“
Enemas involve the introduction of water into the colon through the rectum. Unlike colonics, which involve multiple infusions of water, an enema involves a one-time infusion of water. With a coffee enema, unroasted, organic, drip ground coffee is used instead of water. Then the coffee is allowed to sit in the lower part of the colon for a short period of time until the person sits on the toilet and it is released.
When a coffee enema is used, the caffeine from the coffee is preferentially absorbed into the liver through the hepatic veins and goes directly to the liver where it becomes a very strong detoxicant. It causes the liver to produce more bile (which contains processed toxins as well as digestive enzymes and salts) and moves bile out toward the small intestine for elimination. The liver is then free to process more incoming toxic materials that have accumulated in the organs, tissues and bloodstream. The coffee does not go into the systemic circulation, unless the enema procedure is done improperly.
Why Do Coffee Enema’s?
Why Coffee? In 1981, Dr. Lee Wattenberg and his colleagues were able to show that substances found in coffee, kahweol and cafestol palmitate, promote above normal activity of a key enzyme system called glutathione S-transferase. This is recognized as an important mechanism in the detoxification of carcinogens (cancer causing toxins), as this enzyme group is responsible for neutralizing free radicals.
Why Coffee enemas? Coffee enemas are designed to detoxify our poor overworked liver. Our liver is like a gatekeeper, as well as a “chem lab”, and “fish tank” filter. Everything we eat, drink, and breath is filtered through the liver where it is decided whether it is fit for absorption or destined for elimination. However, in this toxic modern world we live in, our livers have their work cut out for them. This is where coffee enemas come into play. The coffee enemas increase liver filtering, greatly aiding the organ’s ability to remove toxins.
Glutathione-S-transferase, the alkaloids, kahweol and cafestol palmitate, in the coffee stimulates the production of, is an enzyme used by the liver to make the detoxification pathways run. This is the pivotal step in the formation of more glutathione, one of the main conjugation chemicals, enabling toxins to be eliminated via bile into the small intestine. So in other words, coffee enemas speed up the detoxification process and minimizes the backlog of yet to be detoxified substances.
How is a Coffee Enema Done?
What you will need:
A 4-cup stainless steel cooking pot
Organic, unroasted (fully caffeinated), drip grind coffee (s.a.Wilson Gold Roast Coffee certified organic)
Nut Milk Bag (NEVER use coffee filter paper)
Purified or Spring water (never use tap water)
1 quart Glass Jar(s) for storing extra coffee (lasts up to 3 days)
An enema bag (called a hot water bottle in drug stores) or bucket (BPA free, clear plastic)
Coconut oil (for lubricating the enema tip)
To make coffee for enemas:
Bring to a slow boil, 4 cups of purified or spring water, in a corning or stainless steel container. Do not use aluminum or Teflon. This will make enough for 3 days using about 3 cups, 1 cup per enema.
Add 1-3 Tbsp organic coffee per cup of water prepared. If you are especially sensitive to the caffeine then start with ½ Tbsp. Build yourself up to 3 Tbsp over time.
Turn down heat to simmer, cover the pot, and simmer for 20 minutes.
Remove from heat and let cool enough to be safe to strain without burning yourself. Use a nut milk bag over a wire fine mesh strainer or just pour slowly into a clean glass jar. Discard coffee grounds or add them to your compost.
Use just a little over 1 cup of the coffee for the enema. If refrigerated, warm 1 cup in a glass jar, in a pot of hot water for a few minutes. Test on your forearm as you would test the temperature of a baby bottle (98F-103F).
Prepare the area: First you want to select a convenient place to lie down. Perpendicular to a bathtub is ideal. You should be able to lie on your back comfortably, head on a pillow, and feet up on the side of the tub. Place a towel or two where you plan on lying down. Assemble the enema bag, hang it on the towel rack by the tub, stretch out the tubing, ensure that it’s long enough to reach your bottom when you lie down, and you can get both hands on the on/off switch. Make sure the enema bag is hanging high enough that the tubing isn’t kinked or coiled anywhere. This will ensure the flow of coffee into the designated area.
If you feel comfortable with set up it’s time to proceed to the enema so go get your fresh made coffee. If it’s been in the refrigerator then warm up some water in a pan, pour out the desired amount (1 cup is all that is needed) into a glass jar and warm it in the pan of water. Be sure the solution is not too hot as it can burn sensitive mucous membranes. Use a thermometer, if necessary, to determine the temperature of the solution. 102F tends to be most comfortable.
NOTE: For the coffee enema, you will only want the coffee to reach the sigmoid area which is the very last part of the colon, before reaching the rectum. It is in an “S” shape and called the sigmoid colon (Any higher and you may introduce the coffee into the general circulatory system). By the time stool gets to this part of the colon, most nutrients have been absorbed back into the bloodstream. At this point the stool contains products of putrefaction so there is a special circulatory system between the sigmoid colon and the liver. There is a direct communication of veins. This explains sometimes why we might feel sick right before we have a bowel movement and once we have eliminated it goes away. Because of the toxicity that can be reabsorbed in this area, it is important to evacuate when you have the urge. Do not hold excessively. The rectum should usually be empty.
First, lubricate 3-4 inches of the catheter end of the tube/tip, with coconut oil, before inserting. Lie down on the comfortable area you prepared, on your back or right side, and gently insert the tube into the rectum a few inches and then release the clamp, slowly letting the coffee flow into the rectum. The slower the better as too fast can cause the urge to go. Clamp the tubing off as soon as there is the slightest amount of discomfort or fullness. Do not change positions or use an incline board to cause the enema to enter further into the colon; this defeats the purpose of this type of enema.
NOTE: As we cleanse we can release an excessive amount of gas. Sometime this gas can build pressure giving the feeling of needing to go. It is advisable to move around gently such as turning on your right side or removing the tube/tip and sitting up to allow the gas to move and release the pressure.
The chemicals that are preferentially absorbed into the hepatic veins are delivered into the liver and this cycle takes about 4 minutes. Try to retain the enema for 16 to 20 minutes to allow at least 4-5 cycles of these important chemicals to make it to your liver and stimulate the chem lab into production. Sometimes there will be an immediate urgency to get rid of it and that is fine. It helps to clean the stool out of the colon with a saline flush first, so that you can hold the enema longer. Never force yourself to retain it if you feel that you can’t. When you have clamped the tubing, remove the enema tip and void when you have to. It is best to hold it for at least 12 minutes each time so if that didn’t happen, repeat the procedure, try lying on your right side after the coffee is in, rest there and try to hold for 16-20 minutes.
Once the time is up, clamp the tube, slowly remove it from your rectum, slowly get up, and sit on the toilet and void.
When you have finished your session, rinse out the bucket/ bag and hang it up to dry. Periodically run boiling water, peroxide, or other comparable antimicrobial agent through the empty bucket/bag to discourage mold growth when not in use.
If you feel wired or hyper, or have palpitations or irregular heartbeats after a coffee enema, you should reduce the amount of coffee, usually by half for a few days or weeks. Make sure to use only organic coffee. Be sure the source of your water is good clean chemical-free spring, well, or filtered water.
Sometimes you will hear or feel a squirting out and emptying of the gallbladder. This occurs under the right rib cage, or sometimes more closely to the midline. If after a week of daily enemas you have never felt or heard the gall bladder release, consider making the coffee stronger, going up in 1/2 tablespoon increments per cup, not exceeding 2 tablespoon per cup.
Always discontinue the enemas if there is any adverse reaction whatsoever, and discuss it with a qualified doctor. Also, if you find that you have trouble sleeping due to overstimulation from the afternoon coffee enema, discontinue the afternoon enema.
Possible Indications: People with certain conditions, such as diverticular disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, severe hemorrhoids, blood vessel disease, congestive heart failure, heart disease, severe anemia, abdominal hernia, gastrointestinal cancer, recent colon surgery, and intestinal tumors should consult a qualified physician before performing coffee enemas. Pregnant or nursing women and children should not have coffee enemas.
Source: Corporate Coffee Systems.