Performing a Home-Based “Coffee” Enema
Well, if we can’t drink it…we mine as well put it up our butt!
Excerpts from Dr. Sherry Rogers book “Wellness Against All Odds”
The very last part of the colon, before reaching the rectum, is in an “S” shape and called the sigmoid colon. By the time stool gets to this part of the colon, most nutrients have been absorbed back into the bloodstream.
Because the stool contains products of putrefaction at this point, there exists a special circulatory system between the sigmoid colon and the liver. There is a direct communication of veins called the enterohepatic circulation.
This circulatory system enables toxins to be sent directly to the liver for detoxification, rather than circulating them through the rest of the body and all of its vital organs including the brain. This system of veins carries rectal / sigmoid toxins directly to the liver for detoxification.
When a coffee enema is used, the caffeine from the coffee is preferentially absorbed into this system and goes directly to the liver where it becomes a very strong detoxifier.
It causes the liver to produce more bile (which contains processed toxins) and moves bile out toward the small intestine for elimination. This seems to free up the liver to process more incoming toxic materials that have accumulated in the organs, tissues and bloodstream.
The coffee also contains some alkaloids that also stimulate the production of a special enzyme (glutathione-S-transferase), that’s used by the liver to make the detox pathways run efficiently.
So in other words, a coffee enema speeds up the detoxification process and minimizes the backlog of yet to be detoxified substances.
The goal is to have two enemas, not exceeding 1/2 a quart (2 cups) each, that you are able to hold for 12 to 15 minutes each.
Usually 2 or 3 times will use up all of the enema, but that is not your goal.( The Gerson Program recommends one 4 cup enema)
Being able to hold it for 12 to 15 minutes is key. But never force yourself to retain it if you feel that you can’t.
Be sure the source of your water is good clean chemical-free spring, well, or filtered water.
Required Items for Preparing a Coffee Enema at Home
- Freshly ground organic light roast caffeinated coffeefor enemas,
preferably from Robusta beans
- Celtic sea salt
- Chlorophyll capsules
- Tangerine Essential Oil
- A coffee maker
- Pyrex measuring cups: two-quart and two-cup
- Gold mesh or ultrafine stainless steel strainer or brown paper filters
- Enema bag or bucket with nozzled hose or with a silicone colon tube
- Clean, nontoxic, non-petroleum-based lubricantsuch as organic coconut oil, ghee, aloe vera gel, or Super Salve
- Timer or watch
- Stainless steel pitcher
- Clean towels, rags, and/or paper towels
SELECTING AND MAKING THE COFFEE
Generally, the more bitter-tasting Robusta-bean coffees are considered better for coffee enemas than the smoother-tasting Arabica bean coffees. Most made-for-enema coffee or “coffee enema coffee” is Robusta bean, lightly roasted in a manner that maximizes caffeine and palmitic acid content, key elements for stimulating detoxification.
With these coffees you may feel and/or hear the release of bile from your gall bladder. Whichever type of coffee bean you choose, always go for the lightest possible roast.
The darker the roast, the lower the caffeine and other key elements, and the less therapeutic the enema.
Always buy organic coffee beans, and grind them fresh as much as possible.
Four tablespoons of coffee per quart of water is a good rule of thumb for brewing most coffees for enema use.
Experiment to find your best dose.
Never use aluminum or iron pots or kettles to make the coffee; even stainless steel is not ideal. They can all leach unwanted metals into coffee. The more you can stick with glass for the coffee-making process, the better.
The coffee solution can be made ahead of time, such as the night before for a morning enema, to make the procedure easier.
A time saver is to make the coffee double strength — 4 tablespoons of coffee per 1/2 quart of water, for example — and then dilute the steeped, hot coffee with 1/2 quart of cold filtered water to quickly get 1 quart of slightly warm coffee solution.
Pouring the coffee enema coffee back and forth between containers is a good way to cool it slightly once you are close to the desired temperature.
TO TAKE THE COFFEE ENEMA
Boil 4+ cups of purified water in a non-toxic pot or glass kettle. Once boiling, turn off burner and stir in 3-4 tablespoons of freshly ground organic coffee. Steep for 10-20 minutes.
Alternatively, you can make your coffee enema coffee in a regular coffee maker with brown paper filters.
Take 4-8 chlorophyll capsules timed to precede the start of the enema by about 30 minutes.
While the coffee for the enema is steeping, make a comfortable place to lie down near a toilet and cover it with a designated coffee enema towel. (aka-The towel will get coffee-stained.).
Hang your enema bag so the top is about waist high and close the clamp on the hose so it won’t leak when filled. Set a small amount of nontoxic lubricant nearby, as well as a small timer set for 12 minutes, or a watch.
Pour the coffee through a gold mesh filter or ultra-fine stainless steel kitchen strainer into a two-quart Pyrex measuring cup.
Add 4 tablespoons of Celtic sea salt if you wish, but not necessary.
Pour 1 1/2 to 1 2/3 cups of the coffee solution into a spouted two-cup Pyrex container or small stainless steel pitcher and place it in a pan or sink of cold water.
Allow the coffee to cool to just slightly over body temperature, so it is slightly warm to the touch. Never put hot coffee in your colon.
Check it frequently to make sure it doesn’t cool too much.
Using a stainless steel pitcher will cool it more rapidly. Leave the rest of the coffee sitting in the two-quart Pyrex measuring cup, covered with a small plate if needed to prevent too much heat loss.
Add 3-10 drops of tangerine oil to your coffee solution.
(Tangerine essential oil added to the coffee enema solution enhances the absorption of the coffee through the colon and into the circulatory system, assists the liver to process the coffee more efficiently and will balance the strong purgative effects of the coffee with its regenerative healing properties. Tangerine oil also helps the body to produce glutathione, which aids in detoxification of the liver. Tangerine oil is a fabulous decongestant for the lymph system and one of the strongest anti-tumor oils.)
At this point, just before starting the enema, take an additional 4-8 chlorophyll capsules.
Double check the clamp on the hose to make sure it is closed, then pour the cooled (roughly body temperature) coffee solution into the enema bag.
Lubricate the end of the hose or nozzle as well as your anus, with lubricant.
Holding the end of the hose slightly higher than the coffee in the enema bag, open the clamp just enough to purge air from the hose and allow coffee to fill the hose almost to its end.
Close the hose clamp.
Lie down on your left side, pull your knees up, and gently insert the nozzled enema hose or colon tube 4 to 6 inches into your colon, being very careful not to injure the colon wall or tissues.
If you are using a detachable nozzle, do not insert it beyond the end of its stem. Whenever you feel any resistance, stop, pull back slightly, reposition the tube a little (change the angle), and continue.
Sometimes allowing a little coffee to flow in will help with the tube insertion.
If you can only comfortably get the tube in a couple of inches, leave it at that.
Never force anything.
Special attachable nozzles with rounded, bulb-like ends on a four-inch stem pretty much dictate a safe insertion. A wider (#32 or so) silicone colon tube is also very safe.
Allow the coffee to flow in slowly, using the clamp or squeezing the hose with your fingers to regulate it.
If you feel uncomfortable pressure build up in your colon, close the hose clamp or squeeze the hose shut and allow the pressure to subside, then begin again at a slower inflow rate.
Only put in what your colon will comfortably hold.
Once the enema coffee is in your colon, gently remove the nozzle or tube, letting the end hang into a clean container, and start your timer.
Roll onto your right side and relax.
Several minutes later you can rest on your back if you wish.
Towards the end of the enema roll onto your left side again.
Once you have held the coffee in for 12 minutes, proceed to the toilet and release the enema.
Stay on the toilet as long as necessary to allow a complete evacuation.
A toilet stool, such as the Welles Step, that raises your knees toward your chest can be helpful, as can momentarily standing up and sitting down again.
Do not push to achieve evacuation. Relax instead.
With evacuation complete, check the temperature of the remaining coffee and adjust if necessary.
Then, using the remaining coffee (two-plus cups), repeat the enema.
This time hold the coffee in the colon for about 15 minutes.
When you have finished your session, rinse out the bag and hang it up to dry.
Periodically run boiling water, peroxide, or other comparable antimicrobial agent through the empty bag to discourage mold growth when not in use.
Chlorophyll binds toxins tightly.
Once coffee stimulates your gall bladder to contract and release toxin-laden bile into the small intestine, it is vital to deliver something where the bile duct enters the intestine to bind the toxins so tightly they will not be reabsorbed through the intestinal wall.
ENEMA EQUIPMENT AND INSERTION
Stainless steel enema buckets and silicone enema bags with silicone hosing are the least toxic set-ups to use and worth the extra money.
They will minimize the leaching of toxins into the enema coffee.
Latex and soft plastic (vinyl and otherwise) enema bags are not recommended.
Disposable plastic enema kits are not recommended for this reason and due to their environmental impact, except perhaps occasionally while traveling and pressed for time. Whatever material you use for a container, minimize the time the coffee sits in it to minimize leaching of toxins into the coffee.
Some enema bags come with a hose that is rounded off on the end with side holes that can be inserted into your colon. This serves as a nozzle. Other set-ups require that a nozzle or colon tube be installed on the end of the hose. Never insert the cut-off end of a hose into your colon.
Enema Equipment Buying Guide for Coffee Enemas at Home
The enema protocol described here is NOT a high enema, where you are trying to get fluids high into your colon, so you do not need the water pressure that comes from hanging the bag up high.
You only want the coffee to settle in the sigmoid area of the lower colon where it will be absorbed into the blood circulating directly to your liver.
As long as the lower colon has been cleared via a bowel movement or preliminary plain water enema, the coffee will get to where it needs to be with a tube/nozzle insertion of about 4 inches (or perhaps a little more depending on your body shape and size). That’s all it takes.
HOLDING THE ENEMA
The more you do coffee enemas at home, the easier it gets to hold the enema for 12 or more minutes, especially if you put the coffee in slowly.
If you get periodic peristaltic contractions of the colon, continue holding the enema through the contraction if you can do so comfortably.
If you feel significantly strained, or feel any form of pain, go to the toilet, allow the enema to be expelled and start again.
Early in my use of coffee enemas I found that doing a quick plain water enema (1 to 2 cups of lukewarm water and perhaps a few drops of coconut oil soap) to clear the lower colon would allow me to hold the coffee enema much longer while remaining relaxed and comfortable.
Also, in the coffee enema sequence described here, the first coffee enema of 1 1/2 to 1 2/3 cups will substantially clear the lower colon so that the second 2+-cup enema can usually be held at least 15 minutes in comfort.
Coffee that is cooler than body temperature is harder to hold and often initiates peristalsis.
If you need to save time, you can substitute a plain water enema for the first coffee enema, evacuating soon after the water is in your colon.
Then, hold the second coffee enema 15 to 20 minutes.
Though not a common practice today, coffee enemas do have a long history of use. Recorded medical use of coffee enemas dates back to 1917; their beneficial effects on the liver were claimed by German scientists in the 1920s; they appeared in all major nursing textbooks through the 1950s; and they were listed in the Merck Medical Manual until the mid-1970s.
Coffee enemas can be done daily for up to 7 days a week depending on the patient’s situation. Some doctors advocate using them almost daily for up to two years, and then as needed afterwards, while others advocate almost daily use indefinitely as a preventative health practice because of so much environmental toxicity continually overloading the liver. Even just one a week can be very beneficial!