I’m talking all things coffee enemas today. Did you think there was only one way to consume coffee? Well think again! Today I discuss taking it in another form, bringing it to a whole new level you may not have known was even possible! Yesterday I had my second enema which will be making a weekly/biweekly Sunday appearance in my life as part of my “Self Centered Sundays”. Who fancies joining me?
I’ll tell you a funny story before I get into it (well I see it as funny now!). My first attempt did not go so well, after preparing the solution and setting up my yoga mat and towel, I popped the solution in the bag and I was ready to go. As I went to hang it in the bathroom, the whole thing fell and coffee went everywhere (my yoga mat, towel, walls, bath and bathroom mats). You would think I’d stop then thinking it was a sign, oh no I tried again and got it going for the second time. Some advise, go easy when you’re hanging the bag and make sure it’s secure!
Thanks to the lovely Jessica Ainscough over at The Wellness Warrior for introducing me to enemas. The incredible lady provides such a wealth of knowledge and is a great source of wellness information!
I’ll be honest I was fearing a little towards an enema for a while. I actually bought the kit and organic coffee a while back but it sat in the corner of my room until two weeks ago when I finally plucked up the courage to do one. Guess what, it’s not as bad as I thought. It’s a much easier and more delightful process as one would think.
So Why Use A Coffee Enema?
Even if our diet is pretty healthy, we still manage to take in toxins from the air that we breathe (Smoke, Dust Mites, Mold & Mildew, Paint Fumes, Air Fresheners, Cleaning Supplies, Carpet Out-Gassing, Fossil Fuels, Benzene, Chemtrail residue) and the water that we may drink (if it’s unfiltered it may contain many contaminants such as Arsenic, Fluoride, Chlorine, Pesticides, Parasites). On the other hand if our diet ain’t so good and we consume a lot of convenient foods such as takeaways etc we will then take in toxins ranging from chemicals, additives, preservatives and even parasites. So the more toxins we consume the more chance we have towards disease and illness. A heavy toxin consumption can also be the reason for low energy and fatigue, headaches and just a general feeling of being unwell. A coffee enema will actually speed up the cleansing process as well as minimise the accumulation of yet to be cleansed substances. Some people may wonder what’s the difference between a coffee enema and a colonic irrigation both of which are wonderful cleansing techniques. A coffee enema is aimed at cleansing and improving the liver function, whereas colonic irrigation cleanse the bowel and colon.
Some other examples of toxins that we can take in on a regular basis are:
Toxins from Physical and Emotional Stress
- Negative emotions such as Depression, Anxiety, Fear and Stress cause the body to over-produce stress hormones & other compounds to fight these conditions. This is dangerous because the body can damage itself in the process.
Toxins from Prescription Drugs
- Liver Toxic Glues
- Fillers & Binders
- Artificial Colorings
- Synthetic Hormones
- Synthetic Chemicals
- Left-over Animal Parts from Meat Processing Plants
Toxins from Heavy Metals
- Food & Water
- Aluminum Cans
- Light Bulbs
- Mercury Dental Fillings
- Herbal Supplements
- Household & Auto Paints
- Chemically-Poisoned Fish
Toxins from Radiation
- Hair Dryers
- Microwave Cooking
- Power Lines
- Household Appliances
- Fluorescent Lighting
- Electromagnetic Radiation
Pretty scary right! Now can you see what could be happening inside your body every day?
The Benefits Of A Coffee Enema
- Toxin Elimination – you guessed it right, the biggest benefit of the enema is to enhance elimination of waste matter through the liver.
- Cleansing – coffee also acts as an astringent in the large intestine, helping clean the colon walls. A build up of toxins in the small and large intestine is a common contributor of ill health. When food is not digested properly, sugars ferment and protein rots. Both of these processes will generate toxic chemicals which then get absorbed in to the liver.
- Stimulates Bile Flow – the coffee enema enhances digestion by increasing bile flow and removes toxins from the large intestine to prevent them from being absorbed. Most people with health complaints suffer from impaired digestion and production of toxic substances in the intestines.
- Stimulates Liver – coffee enemas are helpful for slow oxidizer (those who burn through the nutrients in their food slowly and do not release the glucose from carbohydrates into the blood quickly enough, which means that they do not get converted into glucose, and energy production and availability are delayed). Their liver is more sluggish and digestion is usually impaired. Fast oxidizers may have more difficulty retaining the enema.
- Can assist with increased elimination in the bowel.
- Can help to relieve headaches.
- Can help to increase alertness.
- Can help to increase energy.
How To Do Your Own Coffee Enema
- Fill a large saucepan with 2 liters of filtered water.
- Add 2 cups of ground organic coffee to your water.
- Bring to the boil for approx 3mins and then turn down the heat and simmer (covering with a lid) for 30mins.
- Let your concentrate cool, next strain into a glass or stainless steel bottle using a fine strainer.
- Add some water back in to constitute back to 2litres (this solution will make you enough for a few enemas and can be stored in the fridge until use).
- Store it in your fridge + label (coffee enema) -)
- When you are ready to have your coffee enema start by setting up your bathroom. I like to place my yoga mat on the floor, a pillow for my head and then lay a thick towel down to make it nice and comfy. I burn some lavender essential oil as well as lighting a candle to make the space scared for my healing to take place. I pop some lovely mantra’s on to play in the background and I’m pretty much ready for the next stage -)
- Next take a cup of your coffee solution and add warm water to make up to 1 litre. Your liquid should be at body temperature.
- Hang your coffee enema bag/bucket from the bathroom door handle or somewhere secure. Be careful here you don’t want an incident to occur like mine above -)
- Add 1 litre of your lukewarm coffee solution to the bag/bucket and ensure the tap is switched off so your liquid does not run everywhere.
- Lubricate the tip with some good quality coconut oil.
- Lay on your right hand side and pull your legs up into fetal position. Relax and breathe deeply (this is where your yoga practice comes in).
- Gently insert the tip approx 8-10cm into your rectum.
- Turn the tap on and allow the liquid to slowly release into your rectum. Note it should not flow too fast or with too much pressure.
- Once all has been released into your rectum, you can now turn the tap off. Remove the tip and retain enema (whilst your still on your right side) for 10mins before evacuating. Breathe deeply and relax during this time with a good book! (Dr. Max Gerson found that all of the caffeine is absorbed from the fluid within 12 minutes)
- After 10-15 minutes or so, sit on the toilet and empty out the coffee solution. Its okay if some remains inside. If some remains inside often, you are dehydrated.
- Wash the enema bag/bucket and tube thoroughly.
- A good way to replenish your electrolytes after a coffee enema is by drinking a fresh juice. Carrot, beet and celery juice is especially good.
So tell me my friend, have you tried a coffee enema before and how have you found it? I’d love to hear about it in the comment section below.
Be kind, be courageous, be yourself.