How Coffee Enemas Work
Coffee enemas are not done to improve intestinal functionality or to cleanse the colon. They are done to stimulate and detox the liver and gallbladder. During a coffee enema, coffee is absorbed into the hemorrhoidal vein, then taken up to the liver by the portal vein.
The body reuses bile. If the liver cannot expel all of the toxins within the bile, the toxins may continue to accumulate in the bile. The caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine cause dilation of blood vessels and bile ducts, while palmitates, the enzymes in coffee, stimulate the liver to produce new bile. The old toxin-laden bile is dumped into the large intestine where it is safely expelled from the body.
In 1981, Dr. Wattenberg and his colleagues, Sparrins and Lam, at the University of Minnesota, were able to show that palmitic acids found in coffee, kahweol and cafestol palmitate, also stimulate an enzyme system in the liver (glutathione S-transferase) above the norm. This enzyme system is responsible for removing electrophiles from the bloodstream (free radicals). The liver’s ability to remove these free radicals is increased by 600%-700% over normal levels.
To get the same effects by drinking coffee, one would have to drink about a liter at once—so much that the side effects would far outweigh the benefits.
How to Perform a Coffee Enema
You will need an enema bag, organic freshly ground fully caffeinated coffee, distilled water, a large pan, a fine metal strainer, and lubricant for inserting the tube into the rectum.
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Put 1 quart of distilled water into a pan with 3 tablespoons of freshly ground coffee and bring to a boil. Let it continue to boil for five minutes then turn the pan off and allow the mixture to cool to body temperature (98°) or lower. Never attempt to do a coffee enema with hot coffee!!! Strain the coffee to remove any large particles but ignore smaller particles, which are OK as they contain some important elements.
Note: Coffee will leak out of you so lying on a hard, easy to clean surface is advisable. Make sure you have plenty of old towels on which to lie.
Hang the enema bag about two feet above you. If you lie on the floor, a coat hanger and a doorknob should facilitate this. Hanging the bag too high will result in too forceful a flow, causing the coffee to travel too far into the colon and resulting in the body’s general circulation taking up the caffeine as if the coffee was ingested by mouth. The same effect can be caused by inserting the enema tube too far into the rectum.
Lube the end of the enema tube. Olive oil or any other kind of food oil will work (we do not recommend petroleum products). Lie down on your right side and insert the enema tube no more than a few inches into the rectum. Release the clamp of the enema tube and let half of the coffee solution (1/2 a quart) flow into the colon. Do not change positions. Retain the coffee enema for 15 minutes (unless an urge to evacuate is too strong). Evacuate the colon and repeat the process one more time with the rest of the coffee solution.
Ideally two separate enema procedures should be done between 4 and 6 hours apart because the first enema causes bile to be dumped into the small intestines, which then needs time to pass into the colon where the second enema can then remove it.
For more information on coffee enemas check out:
Coffee Enema – Articles
Coffee Enemas in Gerson Therapy
What is a Coffee Enema? How Does a Coffee Enema Work?
Detoxification Effects of the Coffee Enema
Top 10 Dangers of the Coffee Enema