Coffee Enemas


coffee enemas

Have you heard of doing coffee enemas as a natural remedy for cancer? Or is this news to you? “What???!!!”  “Coffee enemas???!!!” “Lady, you’re crazy!!!!” That’s the reaction I get my from kids :-). “Mom, coffee is for drinking, not for what you’re doing” they will say. If I try to expound on the ritual I am immediately shushed, the subject is off limits for conversation, lol!

But seriously, why should you do coffee enemas? Because they draw toxins out of your liver. Our liver detoxifies our body but it can become overloaded when there are more toxins than the liver can keep up with. This is especially true when healing naturally from cancer because many toxins are being released into the body as the cancer is being eliminated.

If you aren’t familiar with coffee enemas, you might be thinking I am suggesting you brew some coffee in the usual way or perhaps go pick up some Starbucks or your favorite take out and use it in an enema.

This is slightly different because you’re going to simmer the coffee in a pot for 15 minutes. This creates a stronger brew. Also, the lighter roast coffees have more caffeine, so use an organic breakfast blend rather than a dark roast. Another option is a very light roast designed specifically for coffee enemas. S.A. Wilson’s is a good place to get coffee specifically for enemas (I’m not affiliated). The price is comparable to other organic coffees.

If you are concerned about the caffeine, most people find that it does not affect them the same way that drinking caffeine does. The caffeine stays contained in the colon and filters the liver.

I myself had been caffeine free for many years. I’m sure I would have been bouncing off the walls if I drank that coffee, but I don’t notice any of the usual caffeine side effects after doing a coffee enema. I can do a coffee enema in the evening and have no trouble sleeping.

How to do a Coffee Enema

NOTE: The coffee enema should be done after having a bowel movement. If you have not had a bowel movement, do a  plain warm water enema (2 quarts) before the coffee enema.  Since my bowels are not moving well, I almost always have to do a water enema before doing the coffee enema. You don’t have to retain the plain water enema, but you should repeat it if you don’t get a good bowel movement. I also spend a few minutes massaging my gut to help loosen debris in the intestines.

  1. Place 2 cups of FILTERED water (I use reverse osmosis) and 2-4 tablespoons  ground ORGANIC coffee (start with 2, then work up to 3 or 4) in a saucepan.
    • I use stainless steel. I do not recommend any cookware with nonstick coating.
    • Store your coffee in the freezer to keep it fresh.
    • Do not use chlorinated water! If chlorinated water is all you can get, add some powdered Vitamin C to the water to remove chlorination (1/4 tsp would be plenty).
  2. Bring the coffee and water to a boil, then simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Allow the coffee to cool 15 minutes. This is a good time to do a plain water enema, if needed.
  4. Add 2 more cups of filtered water to the coffee. You will have 1 quart for the coffee enema.
    • Check the temperature, you want it to be warm, but not hot. Sometimes I reheat it a little if it’s not warm enough, or I add more water if it needs to cool down more.
    • Optional: add probiotics to the coffee. I like to open two capsules and sprinkle the probiotics over the top of the coffee.
  5. Pour into an enema bag (remove air or you will have “gas”) or bucket. I prefer the bucket because it easier to clean.
    • You could strain the coffee to keep any grounds from getting in, but I just pour carefully. Most of the grounds will remain in the bottom of the pan.
  6. Position the bag or bucket 2-3 feet above the floor.
    • This helps to slow the flow into the body, which can be uncomfortable if it is too fast. When I used the bag I had no other option than to hang it higher on the bar. Just use your clamp to control the flow.
    • When using a bucket, I prop the end of it up on a folded washcloth to get more of the liquid out of the bucket.
  7. Lay on a towel over a plastic sheet in case of leaks. I’m a small enough person that I just lay my towel down in the bathtub.
  8. Lubricate the enema tip and your bottom with a little coconut oil.
  9. The Gerson institute recommends you take the enema lying on your right side, but I don’t think it is critical to the process. Use whatever position works best for you, left side, right side, alternating sides, or on your knees.
  10. Try to hold the coffee inside for 15 minutes (work up to 20 minutes or more). This can be very difficult at first, especially if you have a lot of debris built up in the intestines. Don’t worry if you can’t hold it in that long, as you continue to do them you will be able to go for longer periods of time.
  • This whole process usually takes me at least an hour to complete.
  • You may notice that you feel pain in certain areas of your body (mine were the liver, followed by the lymph nodes in my lower back, upper chest, neck, and armpit). Keep doing the coffee enemas! They will draw out the cancer that is causing pain.
  • Do this preferably 1 to 3 times per day. Most days I only have time for 1.
    • Caution: Don’t do a lot of straining to empty your bowels, 10 minutes max on the toilet. Sometimes you may have liquid left in the intestines. Don’t worry, the body will absorb it. If you do too much straining you will get hemorrhoids, not fun!
  • Plan on doing the daily coffee enemas for 1 ½ to 3 years.
  • The Gerson Institute also recommends that you have two green juices per enema. I haven’t kept up with this, I know I should. It will be easier for me now that garden season is here and I will have fresh greens for juicing.

So, what do you think, will you try coffee enemas? Do you already do them? Do you have any tips you would like to share?

This is the bucket I am using, I’m very pleased with it.

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  1. Coffee enemas are also great for easing die off symptoms from Candida. One day when I was working and feeling very ill from die off, I went home and did a coffee enema and a detox bath and felt much better!
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