While water enemas have traditionally been used to relieve constipation or empty the bowels before a medical procedure, the benefits of coffee enemas to cleanse the body and help autoimmune disease sufferers, are now becoming part of daily routines.
How and why
Although it’s not known where they initially began, the procedure of injecting coffee via the anus to cleanse the rectum and large intestines has been practiced as a medical procedure for decades. The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, which is the world’s best-selling medical textbook, listed them until 1972; and they are best known in common day from the Gerson Clinic as Dr. Max Gerson implemented them into his cancer patients’ treatments. Dr. Gerson was known to administer up to six coffee enemas a day for severely ill cancer patients, but they are commonly suggested at once a day for detoxification and twice a day for illness.
Benefits to the body
It binds to the toxins in the body which are then released along with the coffee. They can also aid in a release of the gallbladder and reduction of free radicals in the bloodstream.
This holistic treatment can help to reduce the levels of toxicity in the body up to 600% as well as cleansing and healing the colon. Heavy metals can also be removed from the body and parasites from the digestive tract.
Those who practice coffee enemas as a part of their health routine report energy levels are increased, and mental clarity and mood are improved as well. Conditions such as leaky gut can be enhanced as the body eliminates parasites and candida yeast which helps to improve digestion, bile flow and eases bloating. Other autoimmune diseases symptoms such as anxiety, hormone irregularity, and chronic pain can be also be altered.
For people who are suffering from detox symptoms as they remove alcohol or caffeine from the body, coffee enemas can help to ease extreme headaches, fatigue, rashes, and nausea. Even those who have a sensitivity to coffee and caffeine have found relief with coffee enemas. Gerson promotes the practice with the belief that patients can see increased cell energy production, enhanced tissue health, improved blood circulation, better immunity and tissue repair and cellular regeneration.
It is the best option
Although some would recommend tea, the effects are quite different. It is believed that the caffeine in tea binds to the tannins and L-theanine when it’s brewed. This prevents the caffeine from opening the bile ducts because they would have to be metabolized digestively. However, an enema bypasses the digestive process, so the tea is not effective.
It is also noted that black coffee is the only choice sufficient as an enema. Adding other supplements to the coffee such as coconut oil, butter or vitamins will not help the process and does not benefit the patient. Doctors warn that the process should not be considered a cure-all, but it can be very beneficial to stimulate the process of detoxification in the body. Regular coffee and enema supplies can be purchased at any retail store, but the technique has become common enough that specialty supplies can be ordered in health food stores and online.