I know one of my recent posts, A Food Medicine Makers Day, caught the attention of some. If you’ve never heard of a coffee enema, I can understand why. So today I thought we’d get to the bottom (pun intended) of coffee enema’s.
Coffee enemas have been tremendously helpful to me, on my healing journey. In fact my coffee breaks have quickly become one of my favorite times of day. It is such an effective pain reliever, and for someone who experiences a tremendous amount of pain it is really cool to not have to pop a pill in order to feel better. Also, coffee breaks provide me with time to just rest and be in silence. I love ‘em!
I realize many reading this post may have never had an enema or colonic before, and so the thought may seem totally strange. Others may be sensitive to ‘in the loo’ topics, but really I don’t quite understand why. If you want optimal health, colon health is primary. I think most people don’t have a clue what happens beyond their stomach, or in their body at all for that matter. I won’t digress into a physiology lesson, but I truly recommend to anyone who doesn’t understand the inner working(s) of their body to learn. It is nothing short of AMAZING.
Why a coffee enema?
Coffee enemas are extremely effective in releasing toxins from the liver. On a nutritional healing therapy (such as Gerson) where detox is a primary source of healing, coffee enemas become an essential tool to keep toxins moving out of the body rather then getting reabsorbed.
How is this accomplished?
By way of the liver, of course. The liver cleans the blood once every three minutes; that is every ounce of blood in your body circulates through your liver every three minutes. When you do a coffee enema, as noted in the article Scientific Basis of Coffee Enemas, “…the caffeine travels via the
hemorrhoidal vein and the portal system to the liver, opens up the bile ducts and allows the liver to release bile, which contains toxins. The theobromine, theophylline, and the caffeine in coffee dilate blood vessels and bile ducts, relax smooth muscles, and increase the bile flow.”
In other words, the coffee (by way of an enema as there is a totally different effect on the body when caffeine is taken orally) helps release toxins stored in the liver, which subsequently allows the body to be more effective cleaning the blood…aka, you feel a heck of a lot better!
Additional benefits of regularly administered coffee enemas, according to the Gerson Institute, include:
1) increases cell energy production
2) enhances tissue health
3) improves blood circulation
4) improves immunity, tissue repair and cellular regeneration
It also (which I have experienced some of first hand):
1). reduces / relieves pain
2). helps nausea
3). helps nervous tension
4). reduces / relieves depression
If you want to know more I’ve listed some links below that you can go to to learn more about coffee enemas (including a video 411 of how to do one yourself, don’t worry it is tastefully done).
Coffee enemas are one of the single-most helpful tools in my healing toolbox. Even when I am through this intense healing phase I will continue to use this effective tool any time I am feeling off, sick to my stomach, experiencing a headache or any other ache or pain. It is just that good!
So why not kick your drinking coffee habit (as it wreaks havoc on your body when you consistently take caffeine in by mouth) and opt for an alternative, body friendly, application? It will be so worth it and your body will thank you for it!
Wishing you the best of health and as always…
All love from my ‘office’ of healing to yours,
Resources you might find helpful:
- The Coffee Enema – What It Does and Doesn’t Do by Kathryn Alexander
- Scientific Basis of Coffee Enema, How Coffee Enemas Work, by The Gerson Institute
- How To Do A Coffee Enema (video), by Jess at The Wellness Warrior
- Why You Really Want A Coffee Enema (including a playlist!), by Leigh at Live Your Bliss
- Liver (if you want a really quick liver anatomy lesson), Wikipedia
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