How does an Enema Work?

A coffee enema is a detox procedure which involves the introduction of organic coffee solution into the colon via the rectum. In essence, it is a hydrotherapy procedure with a liver detox component. This means that coffee enema not only cleanses the colon, but it also enhances the ability of the liver to detoxify itself as well as remove toxins and wastes to prevent it from entering the systemic circulation.

There are two types of toxins that we deal with on a regular basis:

  • Environmental toxins that typically come from the food that we eat, water we drink, and the air that we breathe. Examples of this type of toxins are pesticides, artificial ingredients, hormones, and heavy metals.
  • Metabolic toxins are those that are by-products of various body processes.

The distal portion of the large intestine is an S-shaped portion also known as the sigmoid colon. This portion is where nutrients are absorbed from undigested food. It is as also storage space for stool before elimination. As stool typically contains putrefied items, the existing circulatory system between the colon and the liver becomes activated. Also called enterohepatic circulation, this direct communication between the liver and the colon helps in the proper elimination of waste.

You may be knowing that the enterohepatic system exists during regular bowel movements. The enterohepatic system triggers the urge to defecate and that unpleasant sensation when you need to eliminate your bowels. When the enterohepatic system is overwhelmed by toxins from undigested materials, it prompts the liver to release bile. The bile then escorts emulsified fats and other toxins from the small intestine and away from the body via elimination. Once you have emptied your bowels, the enterohepatic circulation is void of toxins, and thus feeling of relief is achieved altogether.

It is also the role of the enterohepatic system to transport toxins to the liver for complete detoxification. Instead of getting absorbed into the bloodstream and reaching the brain and other vital organs, this detox pathway triggers a series of processes that lead to the efficient waste and toxin removal in the body.

In the case of coffee enema, the caffeine component is exclusively absorbed into the enterohepatic system, which is then transported to the liver. The coffee acts as a very powerful detoxicant which in turn triggers the production of more bile. Bile is an enzyme which functions as a fat emulsifier. The bile produced by the liver then moves to the intestine to escort toxins and  fat components from the food that we eat, away from the body.

Furthermore, the movement of bile and toxins away from the liver, enables the liver to process more wastes from the colon as well as other vital organs such as the tissues and bloodstream. Caffeine is not absorbed into the bloodstream, unless the enema is performed in an improper fashion.

Coffee also contains the beneficial compound called palmitic acid which then triggers the production of glutathione S-transferase by the gallbladder. Glutathione S-transferase plays an important part in the liver-gallbladder-intestines detoxification pathways. Furthermore, it plays a key role in the production of more glutathione by the body- a primary enzyme that enables toxins to be eliminated from the liver through bile release into the small intestine.

In all, the compounds found in coffee enema solution improves the detoxification process in the liver as well as minimises the work to get rid of the  buildup of toxins and wastes in the liver.

What do you need when performing a coffee enema at home?

To properly perform coffee enema at home, you will need the following:

  • A stainless-steel bucket or enema bag.
  • Stainless-steel cooking pot for the making of coffee enema solution.
  • 100% certified organic, caffeinated coffee.
  • Distilled water.
  • Enema kit consisting of plastic or rubber tubing, nozzle, and clamp

When shopping for enema kits online, you can choose between clear plastic enema bag or stainless-steel enema bucket. The former is convenient for beginners as the clear plastic enables them to measure how much solution has been introduced into the colon. On the other hand, if you need a sturdy and reliable enema storage container that you can use in the long run, a stainless-steel bucket is recommended. Stainless-steel buckets are easy to clean and are more hygienic to use altogether.

It is important that the coffee used in the preparation of the enema solution is 100% certified. As coffee crops are known to be the second most contaminated crops in the world, most caffeinated blends that you normally find in stores may potentially contain harmful compounds and toxins such as pesticides, fertilisers, and herbicides. Using regular coffee is then counterintuitive. Using certified organic coffee ensures that you are not introducing more toxins into the body. Using organic coffee variety also ensures that you get superior quality beneficial compounds such as caffeine and palmitates.

How do you perform a coffee enema at home?

  1. Place 1 quart of distilled water into a stainless-steel cook pot. Bring the water to a boil.
  2. Once the water is boiling, slowly mix 2 tablespoons of coffee into the pot. The amount of coffee used will depend on the advice of your holistic health practitioner. For instance, it is recommended that those who follow the Gerson Cancer Therapy use 3 tablespoons of organic coffee to prepare an enema solution for one session.
  3. Let the mixture boil for another five minutes. Turn the heat down after five minutes and set aside.
  4. Once the coffee solution has cooled down to room temperature, you can then transfer it to an enema bag or stainless-steel bucket. Never use a hot or cold enema solution as it may cause discomfort, burns, pain, or shock.
  5. While allowing the enema solution to cool down to room temperature, you can prepare the space where you are about to perform the coffee enema. Ideally, an enema should be performed inside the bathroom for easy cleaning and fast access to the toilet bowl for elimination. Place some bathroom towels and a pillow to make yourself comfort during the enema.
  6. Strain the coffee solution to remove all grinds and debris.
  7. Pour the enema solution into a bucket or bag, make sure the clamp is closed at all times.
  8. Open the clamp to let the enema solution flow through the entire length of the tubing. This is performed to remove air that may be trapped inside the tubing. Re-clamp the tubing once all air is removed.
  9. Hang the bucket or bag at least 12 cms above the ground to ensure the efficient flow of enema solution into the colon. Do not hang the bucket or bag too high as this can result in the fast movement of coffee into the colon. Ideally, the enema solution should flow slowly once the end of the tubing is secured inside the colon. the colon to flow too fast into the colon can result in the introduction of caffeine into systemic circulation.
  10. Lie down on your back or on the right side. Lubricate the anal sphincter and the tip of the tubing with a natural lubricant such as coconut oil or olive oil. You may also use a water-based lubricant such as KY jelly.
  11. Once the tube is inserted into the colon, release the claim and let half of the coffee enema solution flow in. Once you experience a slight amount of fullness or discomfort, close the clamp immediately. Coffee enema is a retention-type enema which means that you need to hold the coffee enema solution inside the colon for at least 12 minutes. Gives enough time for the beneficial enzymes and compounds in coffee to enter the enterohepatic system.

Reminders when Performing Coffee Enema at Home

  • If you feel abnormal symptoms after a coffee enema such as palpitations, irregular heartbeat, nausea, or hyperactivity, it is recommended to reduce the dosage to half (1 tablespoon) for a few sessions.
  • Only use 100% organic caffeinated coffee. Avoid using regular coffee as it may contain chemicals that introduce more toxins to the liver.
  • If you do not experience bowel movement immediately after an enema, stop the procedure and call your doctor for an appointment.
  • Only do an enema once you are cleared to do so by you physician.
  • Perform a plain water enema before your coffee enema to ensure that most of the debris are eliminated. This will make the coffee enema session more potent and efficient during the liver detox.

Now that you have all the details and step-by-step process of performing coffee enema at home, you may go ahead and purchase a coffee enema kit here. For enquiries, you may also reach us on 1300 475 877 today.

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