Are Coffee Enemas safe?
Some people have taken coffee enemas daily for years without experiencing problems. I can only
say that I am a recent enthusiastic convert to them, have used coffee enemas as part of my health regimen intermittently over a two year period, and up to now I have had no problems-only seeing the benefits. However, one thing I have learned, is they need to be performed correctly.
As the site disclaimer will tell you I am not a medical doctor, so obviously we always advise that it is a good idea to check with your Health Professional first before using coffee enemas (and it would help to find someone who actually knows about using coffee enemas, to start with!). Having said that, I have personally consulted with a few people more knowledgeable than me on the subject of natural detox tips and coffee enemas, and the following are my findings. As in most health matters, you need to pay attention to your body and your own state of health, and be informed about what you are doing…
Kristina Amelong of the Optimal Health Network recommends doing a full colon cleanse before having coffee enemas. For a colon cleanse we would recommend something like Ultimate Colon Cleanse or Dr Floras. See the page on Best Colon Cleanse. Ian Solley, an author in this field advises: “Just a word of caution: .. be careful …(in advising the practice of)…coffee enemas without first doing two weeks of butyrate and peppogest to help liquify the bile sludge in the gall bladder that can occur in some people. If this is not done then you risk actually blocking the bile ducts.” So although I am not a user of his particular detox product, you may want to consider his advice, as he has a lot of experience in this field.
As I say, I have personally used coffee enemas for a while safely (without taking the two supplements mentioned above) and have not had untoward side effects. Also, it was made absolutely clear to me on the coffee enemas/detox program I followed, from both the program author, and my friend who coached me on their use, that one should not do the enemas in isolation:the program required you to use supplements. I believe it is essential that you supplement with the right vitamins and minerals and Super green food (which you can get from this site) when you are doing the coffee enemas, otherwise you may get dehydrated and dizzy, apart from any other side effects. On my natural detox program involving coffee enemas I drank plenty of natural juices and only distilled water in my drinks. I have read that drinking orange or pineapple juice just before taking the enemas should help with the “electrolytes”.
To learn more about safety of enemas, I wrote to the company in Malaysia, whose detox program I have used (and highly recommend), and one of their team told me People who intend to do the gallbladder flush (flushing out the gall stones) must do the stones softening for 2 weeks prior to the flush. It is utmost important as unsoftened stones may cause blockage in the duct while being flush out. As for coffee enema, you don’t need to worry” The gentleman who wrote to me has a BSc in Nutrition but I noted their site also advised you also do check with a Healthcare practitioner. (By the way I am not advocating or talking about a gallbladder flush in this article. That is something different).
What are some Side Effects of Coffee Enemas?
Can result in caffeine dependence if taken without care and too much.
* Pregnant or nursing and children should not have coffee enemas.
* If you suffer from some ailments like diverticular disease, Crohn’s disease, congestive heart failure, intestinal tumors and similar ailments you should not have coffee enemas.
* Excessive enemas may cause dehydration.
Opponents of coffee enemas say that coffee enemas pose a potential danger to the rectum, since bowel perforation has been linked to hard insertion devices. However, at the Gerson-oriented clinics, they use a short nozzle, which is not likely to inflict any harm. The one I use is supposed to be inserted only two inches or so. It should be properly lubricated with something like Vitamin E cream. Dr. N. Gonzalez, a proponent of coffee enemas, advocates a soft rubber tube.
Critics often mention the deaths of two Seattle women, which were attributed to fluid and electrolyte abnormalities, following enema overuse. One woman took up to 12 coffee enemas in a single night and then continued at a rate of one per hour. The other took four enemas daily. To me that sounds fairly ludicrous-but, again, I’m not a doctor, so who am I to say?! I took two coffee enemas a day only for one period of 6 days and that felt like it was more than sufficient! Obviously, common sense should prevail in any procedure.
In a coffee enema, the coffee has to be of the regular caffeinated kind and all the reliable sources I have read say it should be organic. The coffee should be about half the strength of coffee used for drinking, and should be served warm, not so hot as to hurt tender tissues, but not so cold that it will bring on cramps.
Kristina Amelong of the Optimal Health Network, responded to my query on the safety of her enemas with this assurance:” In the 12 years of working with colon cleansing, I have never come across it being a health hazard with the proper attention to the details as I have laid them out in my article on Using Enemas Safely. (to view this click on the link below and go to the article): Visit Optimal Health Network for Coffee Enemas
Dr Lawrence Wilson M.D says:”I quickly saw the benefits of coffee enemas. They heal the colon, remove many toxins from the liver and colon, reduce pain and many symptoms of toxicity, and often increase mental clarity as well.”
Dr. William Donald Kelley, D.D.S., M.S., a pioneering anti-cancer researcher, who managed to add years to his life after being diagnosed at an early age with pancreatic cancer, said this of coffee enemas, which were a key part of his anti-cancer regimen: “The coffee enema is very stimulating to the liver and is the greatest aid in elimination of the liver’s toxic wastes…The coffee enema, besides stimulating liver detoxification, also has beneficial effects in cleaning the colon…The proper removal of toxins and debris from the colon is absolutely essential in all conditions of disease and ill health.”
For those interested, he wrote the well-known self-help book: One Answer to Cancer, first published in 1967, and an updated edition, Cancer: Curing the Incurable Without Surgery, Chemotherapy or Radiation (2001). For Cancer:Curing the Incurable click here
So there you have it-coffee enemas have, I believe, and from what you can learn yourself from the above and other sources, a very significant role in healing and preventing disease and you should not let concerns and fears about the safety of using them (often caused by lack of information or mis-information) outweigh the coffee enemas’ benefits, as I believe these to be substantial.
For more information, and to find out more about Optimal Health Network’s detox program and their coffee enemas click on link below and then on the tab “coffee enemas”
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