I have tried A LOT of different cleansing programs over the years, but there is nothing quite like a coffee enema. I was introduced to coffee enemas by my best friend after she experienced such positive results doing one at home. I listened to her describe the process with excitement but all I could think about was "you put coffee.....in your butt." Fast forward a year later, and I was putting coffee in my butt.
If you have never heard of a coffee enema before, you will probably be like me and be hesitant to try it at first. That's ok. Take your time and do your research. You just might find yourself putting coffee in your butt to help you heal health issues you haven't been able to heal other ways.
What Is A Coffee Enema?
A coffee enema is an ancient herbal hydrotherapy procedure. You fill an enema bucket with a mix of water and coffee, then feed this mixture into your colon via a tube while lying on your right side. You hold it inside for about 15 to 20 minutes, then expel it into the toilet.
If you're feeling curious, here is why you might want to consider doing a coffee enema:
Cleanses Toxins, Including Heavy Metals
Not only are our current environmental levels of lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, aluminum, and nickel extremely high, some of us genetically have challenges with the methylation pathways in our liver which can result in a build up of toxic waste, including heavy metal toxicity. Heavy metal toxicity can also cause difficulties when we're trying to reduce Candida in the body. Candida protects us from heavy metals, so even if we are eating a healthy, real food diet that is low in sugar, Candida overgrowth will remain. There are also thousands of chemicals found in our food and water supply. This is why it's so important to drink filtered water and buy organic produce to reduce the toxic burden on the body. Coffee enemas support the liver to detox toxins and heavy metals, and mechanically cleanse Candida, Parasites, and debris that is impacted or stuck in pockets/diverticuli in the colon.
When coffee enters your sigmoid colon, properties in the coffee (such as palmitic acids) travel up your portal vein to the liver and stimulate the natural production of Glutathione; a powerful anti-aging antioxidant. The liver is also stimulated to release toxic waste from the liver into the gallbladder, allowing bile to carry these toxins into the intestine for elimination. The increase in bile flow also makes the small intestine much less hospitable for pathogenic bacteria and parasites. This can help improve the quality of the flora of the intestines and reduce dysbiosis in the intestinal tract. During this process, our detoxification capacity in the liver increases by 600% and our entire blood supply is being filtered by the increased detoxification ability of the liver. This boost causes you to feel noticeably more vibrant and energized.
If you're still curious, here is how to do a coffee enema at home:
- Enema bucket - clear or stainless steel
- 1.5L of purified water
- 3 Tbsp organic, dark-roast coffee, finely ground
- 1 pot or saucepan (to boil the coffee)
- 1 Tbsp himalayan salt or food-grade epsom salt
- 1 ‐ 2 large towels and a pillow for comfort
- 1 tsp of coconut oil
Step 1: Mix the coffee and water in the pot or saucepan and bring to a boil for 3 – 5 minutes. Reduce heat and let simmer for 15 – 20 minutes.
Step 2: Remove from stove and let the coffee cool down to room temperature. To speed things up, sometimes I will place the coffee into the fridge for 10-15 mins to cool quicker.
Step 3: Strain coffee through a fine sieve to remove as many grinds as possible. You should be left with about 1 L of coffee. Add more purified water if needed. Add the himalayan salt for minerals.
Step 4: Lay one towel on your bathroom floor, or in your bathtub. Place the pillow under where your head will be and have an extra towel ready for warmth or comfort as needed.
Step 5: Assemble the enema kit as per the instructions that come with it, then place the enema bucket approximately 2 – 3 feet from where you’ll be lying. Ensure that the valve of the enema kit is closed and pour the coffee mixture into the bucket.
Step 6: Use the coconut oil to lubricate your anus and the first couple inches of the enema insertion tube.
Step 7: Hold the insertion tube over the sink and release the mixture slowly out through the tube, ensuring that the liquid is flowing. Once you are sure the liquid is flowing, close the valve back up to stop the flow temporarily.
Step 8: Lie on your right side with your knees drawn toward your chest and gently insert the tube about 2 – 3 inches inside your anus. If you feel resistance you should stop, readjust the insertion angle, and continue the insertion.
Step 9: Release the valve on the insertion tube and allow the coffee to slowly flow into your rectum. If you feel the need to evacuate immediately, slow down the water flow with the valve or pause as needed. After you have taken in the entire bucket, or as much as you can, remove the insertion tube.
Step 10: Remain comfortably on the floor or in the bathtub for 15-20 minutes. You may gently massage your abdomen if you choose. Less time is okay, but not quite as effective. Changing position also helps to keep the coffee in longer. When there is an urge to empty, turn onto another side, or onto the back. A small number of people are unable to retain even a cup of coffee for the required 15 minutes. One can start with less coffee in these cases. First timers may have to do three enemas for 5 minutes at a time. Start slowly and work your way up.
Step 11: After 15 minutes, move to evacuate on the toilet. Raise your arms above your head and gently twist your torso to promote evacuation. It is recommended to have your feet slightly elevated from the floor on a stool or squatty potty to achieve the optimal evacuation position.
Step 12: Clean your enema kit with warm water & soap and allow it to air-dry. Store it somewhere sanitary until the next use.
If you are dealing with migraine headaches, brain fog, metal toxicity, chronic fatigue, autoimmunity, skin issues, candida overgrowth, bacterial overgrowth, or parasites I highly recommend giving it a try.
Now I’d love to hear from you. Have coffee enemas helped you heal your health condition? Do you have any extra tips to add? I'd love to hear about it! Share and let me know!