coffee enema detox diary:picture by Ambrozjo (sxc)
This week I decided to take a few days aside to do my semi-annual detox program and liver cleansing (yes, I do also follow the natural detox tips that I share with my readers!). I usually use coffee enemas as part of the detox program, as I have found them very effective. Readers are often interested in practical examples of using these types of enemas. so here is a short diary.
Privately, I am always slightly apprehensive when I come to do the liver cleansing with coffee enemas , which includes a cleansing fast where I do not eat any meat or dairy or yeast products: I always think that I’m going to faint at work or not be able to reach the end of the day without the usual snacks and solid food. But ,time and gain, I’m amazed how I have managed to get through to the end of the week “intact”, and with energy to spare. That’s, I believe, because I use supplements with the coffee enemas, as recommended by the natural detoxification program I follow. Things such as Super Green food, like the Garden of Life Perfect Food Super Green Formula, 600- Grams (60-Servings) and “tissue-building” drinks-you need to supplement properly if you are going on any detox program or diet.
As with other enemas, coffee enemas cause peristalsis and encourage the evacuation of the intestine. Increased bile flow also causes the small intestine to become more alkaline. Many Health professionals and natural health practitioners agree a more alkaline system is necessary for good health. So this will improve digestion.
Another aspect of coffee that is noteworthy is that it has the effect of working like an astringent in the large intestine, assisting cleaning out the walls of the colon.
As stated in our post on Toxic food, one of the main causes of poor health is the production and absorption of toxins within the small and large intestines-usually from poor diet or poor digestion. If food is not digested properly, the sugars end up fermenting and the protein starts to putrefy. This ends up producing toxic chemicals which are then absorbed into your liver.
The coffee enema improves one’s digestion by causing the bile flow to increase and taking out toxins in the large intestine so they will not be absorbed. Probably the majority of people with health complaints suffer from impaired digestion and the fact that toxins of some kind are being produced in the intestines.
So why not just drink coffee by the gallon?
Well, because for a lot of people it just makes you more “hyper” or jittery. My friends told me to avoid drinking it with my particular health condition-but you are different and need to seek your own health advice on that point. I was told to stay off coffee with the external hemorrhoid problem I had, and it does not agree with those who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome and acid reflux, or of a nervous disposition. Dr Jerry Walters, a Gerson therapy exponent, tested the effects of coffee taken both rectally and by mouth. He found that, by mouth coffee contains aromatic acids that irritate and often upset the stomach;rectally, these same aromatics “do no harm”. By mouth, he found that coffee tends to raise blood pressure and cramp capillaries in your extremities (e.g the toes)-the same doesn’t apply to coffee taken rectally. Yes, true, coffee taken orally does seem to help with reducing the risk of some diseases like liver cirrhosis and liver cancer, and it has useful antioxidants-but it is addictive! Most people who are used to getting a “caffeine Buzz” report the opposite with a coffee enema-a calming effect. I confirm that too.
The products I used are only available through network marketing unfortunately, and are expensive to order if you live in Australasia , Europe or the States, and ,at this point,unavailable online. So I have researched some alternatives for you (SEE LINK BELOW).
(The above link is a sponsored advertisement. The owner of this website is a bona fide user of coffee enemas, but not from Optimal Health Network per se.)
The above site offers good products, including the enema buckets and related equipment. Study the information they have available and it will help you decide if a coffee enema will help you in your detox needs. They have a useful forum which you can participate in.
If you already know about enemas, maybe have your own enema bucket, you may just want to check out other enema products discreetly. This site may then be useful: ShopInPrivateEnemas.
The Optimal Health program-or any other you opt for- may recommend different supplements but it is important to take the right supplements during the period of the detox, and, as frequently stated in our site disclaimer, consult with your doctor first.
What are the benefits of using a coffee enema?
Kristina Amelong, founder of the Optimal Health Network, says in a YouTube video which you can view above: “By doing coffee enemas along with a rebuilding and cleansing program, I have seen my clients regain their health from fibromyalgia, chronic back pain, prostatitis,intestinal disorders, chemical sensitivities, withdrawal from cigarettes, diabetes and many other health imbalances”.
So one can gather from the above that there are health benefits but that you cannot take the coffee enema in isolation. You need to accompany it with a “rebuilding and cleansing program“. When I did my own detox I was taking a Health Drink, a Cleansing Drink – consisting of 1 glass of distilled water, 1 teaspoon of raw honey and a teaspoon of the appropriate herbal laxative powder to cleanse out the colon, and a Tissue-building drink + other supplements. I will endeavor to cover this more fully in future posts, but consult the Optimal Health network for what supplements and detox programme they advise if you decide to do the detox with coffee enemas.
Also, Dr Ralph Moss PH.D says in his widely read, and oft-reprinted newsletter : “In general, coffee enemas are an important tool for physicians who try to detoxify the body. This is not to say they are a panacea. They certainly require much more research. But coffee enemas are serious business: their potential should be explored by good research—not mined for cheap shots at alternative medicine or derisively dismissed as yet another crackpot fad.”
I have found it helped with general well-being, and keeping a persistent hemorrhoid problem at bay. But note: if you have severe hemorrhoids you should avoid a coffee enema or get a properly adapted tube for the enema bucket.
Who should not use coffee enemas?
The list of those who should not undertake a detox program involving coffee enemas, such as those with heart disease is listed in the previous post Coffee Enemas (1).
What sort of coffee should you use for the enemas?
Do not use de-caff. Use only organic coffee which you can get from clicking on the link below or from ShopInPrivateEnemas and specific health stores.
Please read the Site Disclaimer. I am not a medical doctor but have used coffee enemas safely and with great success. You need to consult your own Health Professional before undergoing any detox program or applying any recommendations with respect to your own symptoms or medical condition.This is not a prescription for self-diagnosis or self-medication.
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A useful site on the Gerson therapy & info on enemas: Gerson Hawaii
Through suffering from hemorrhoids and experiencing a lot of discomfort through that, I was looking for Natural Detox tips and natural colon cleansing programs (amongst other things) so that I did not need to keep having to look for creams,ointments or pills to alleviate a problem that (I was discovering) had internal origins, and probably caused, or aggravated, to a large extent by stress and wrong diet choices.
The hemorrhoid problem made me aware of the wider health issues, and realized I had some way still to go in my journey of finding out how to detoxify your body. (You may want to read a previous post on this subject: Toxic food and Natural colon cleansing). By the grace of God, I came in touch with a couple in my church who told me about a great Natural Detoxification program which they had discovered back home in Singapore. The detox program involved using COFFEE ENEMAS , and they said one additionally needed to go on a special diet whilst detoxing one’s body from TOXINS that had previously built up in the body.
The concept of a coffee enema seemed strange to me, but I knew my friends were reliable people , and their credibility was enhanced by them both having used the products, some of which they shared with me for free to get started. Both of them were in their early 50’s, but looked like early 40-year-olds, and had energy to spare!
Who pioneered the coffee enema detox?
In my research on coffee enemas, I found out that scientists in Germany in the 1920’s had discovered that a caffeine solution could open the bile ducts and stimulate bile production in the liver in animals that were being used in lab experiments. Dr. Max Gerson used this in a clinical situation as part of a general detoxification procedure, initially for T.B, and later for cancer. Coffee enemas apparently feature in all the most important nursing textbooks throughout the 1950s; and they were listed in the Merck Medical Manual until about 1976.
Dr Gerson was a pioneer for nutritional therapy for cancer and other disease and seems to have had impressive results. You can read more in his book: A Cancer Therapy: Results of Fifty Cases and the Cure of Advanced Cancer. His theory was that caffeine will travel up the hemorroidal to the portal vein and thereon to the liver itself. He discovered-and documented-some pretty eye-opening effects to this procedure.
He noticed, for example, that patients who began using these enemas no longer needed pain-killers. It also produced a “calming effect”. Coffee enemas can relieve constipation but Gerson did say that their primary purpose “was not given for the function of the intestines but for the stimulation of the liver.” The dilation of the bile duct has the effect of draining toxins from the liver and increasing the production of an enzyme called G.S.T which helps to remove toxins and free radicals from the blood.
Although there has been derision and criticism of coffee enemas in some quarters, there has been some scientific backing to the above and to Gerson’s theory. Apart form the Gerson Institute research, apparently Dr Wattenberg and some colleagues in 1981 were able to show that some substances found in coffee do indeed cause an increase in the production of G.S.T. Then there are the ordinary human testimonies. Thousands have reported relief or even healing from serious diseases through using programs that include the coffee enema detox, such as Dr Lynn Tan‘s ( she is a Naturopath and Health Seminar speaker) Detoxification and Rejuvenation programme. When choosing a program it is important to choose one with a reasonable track record, gives clear Coffee Enema Instructions on use, and that also offers or recommends nutritional supplements as these are needed when doing the enemas.
The above site will provide you with some good products, particularly regarding the enema buckets and related equipment. I am not able to endorse all their products, which seem to the unacquainted to be slightly “New Age”- such as “color therapy glasses”-but that is because the products I used were from a different company that does not at present sell online, and you are free to pick and choose which products you like anyway. Read the information on their site carefully and you then can make your own informed decisions. They have a forum which you will find useful and they give testimonials from people who have said they experienced great relief through their coffee enema detox and Natural Detoxification and colon cleansing programs.
One thing that is advisable is that you cleanse the colon out before doing the coffee enema detox. You are wanting to ensure that the liver and lymphatic system have no hindrance in doing their job. The colon cleansing product we recommend is the Ultimate Colon Cleanse. If you suffer from heavy metal toxicity then we strongly suggest a product like Heavy Metal Detox first.
Who should not use coffee enemas?
People with certain conditions e.g heart disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, diverticular disease, severe hemorrhoids, disease of the blood vessels, congestive heart failure, heart disease, severe anemia, abdominal hernia, gastro-intestinal cancer, recent colon surgery, and intestinal tumours should avoid coffee enemas. Also pregnant women are not advised to use them.
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Please read the Site Disclaimer. I am not a medical doctor but have used coffee enemas safely and with great success. You need to consult your own Health Professional before undergoing any detox program or applying any recommendations with respect to your own symptoms or medical condition.This is not a prescription for self-diagnosis or self-medication & Covenantguy and natural detox tips are not responsible for any diirect or indirect claim, loss or damage resulting from use of this information