The value of coffee enemas

By Jay North

There are dozens of clinics now throughout the world that treat seriously challenged health issues with coffee enemas to attempt to cure various ailments, including but not limited to cancer, heart disease, diabetes and HIV.

A clean colon, intestines, liver, and kidney are essential to maintaining good health and vitality. As the older we get, the more important it becomes to clean the inside(s).

Over a person’s lifetime, there will be many opportunities to consume many unhealthy substances – food additives, drugs, chemicals used in the production of produce, meat, cheese, canned foods, fast food, polluted air and water. One of the best modalities for removing the effects of these harmful items is regular enemas and high colonics.

How does it work?

The very last part of the colon, before reaching the rectum, is in an “S” shape and referred to as the sigmoid colon. By the time stool gets to this part of the colon, many 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.

Have you ever felt sick just before having a bowel movement, when stool material has just moved into the rectum for elimination? As soon as the material is evacuated, you no longer feel sick, right? This is due of the toxic quality of the material and the enterohepatic circulation coming into play in the colon. Because of this, it is important to evacuate when you have the urge. The rectum should be empty.

This circulatory system enables toxin 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 which in many cases carries the effect of what is often termed “depression” in our society. This system of veins carries rectal sigmoid toxins directly to the liver for detoxification.

How Do Coffee Enemas Work to Heal the Body?

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 detoxicant and acts quickly to remove toxins. It causes the liver to produce more bile (which contains processed toxins) and moves bile out toward the small intestine for elimination. This frees up the liver to process more incoming toxic materials that have accumulated in the organs, tissues and bloodstream. The coffee does not go into the systemic circulation, unless the enema procedure is done improperly.

The coffee contains some alkaloids that also stimulate the production of glutathione-S-transference, an enzyme used by the liver to make the detox pathways run. It is vital in the formation of more glutathione, one of the main conjugation chemicals, enabling toxins to be eliminated via bile into the small intestine. In other words, a coffee enema speeds up the detoxification process and minimizes the backlog of yet-to-be-detoxified substances. You will require the following materials:

5    An enema bag or bucket, preferably one of clear plastic that you can see through the material to watch water levels

6    A large stainless steel cooking pot

7    Organic coffee fully caffeinated, drip grind coffee. Organic is essential because you are working to remove toxins, not put them in

8    A source of uncontaminated water. Use distilled water whenever possible; Chlorinated water should be boiled for 20 minutes

The see-through enema bag/ bucket is preferable, but an old fashioned type that doubles as a hot water bottle can be used although it is hard to tell how much is used at each pass. Do not use any bag with a strong odor.


Start and end with a clear water enema.  Do not use coffee in the beginning; rather, do clear water cleanse first, and then coffee, and then one more clear water cleanse.

1.   Put a little over one (1) quart of clean water in a pan and bring it to a boil. Add two (2) flat tablespoons of coffee (or the coffee amount that has been suggested for you). Let it continue to boil for five minutes, then turn the stove off, leaving the pan on the burner.

2.   Allow it to cool down to a very comfortable, tepid temperature. Test with your finger. It should be the same temperature as a baby’s bottle. It’s safer to have it too cold than too warm; never use it hot or steaming; body temperature is good.

3.   Next, carry your pan or pot and lay an old towel on the floor (or your bed if you are careful and know you won’t spill).  For safety, a piece of plastic can be placed under the towel). If you don’t use an old towel, you will soon have many more old towels: coffee stains permanently. Use another bunch of towels, if you want, as a pillow.

4.   Pour the coffee from the pan into the enema bucket without getting the coffee grounds in the cup. You may prefer to use an intermediate container with a pour spout when going from the pan to the enema bucket. Do not use a paper filter to strain the grounds. Put your enema bag in the sink with the catheter clamped closed.

5.   Pour the coffee into the enema bag. Loosen the clamp to allow the coffee to run out to the end of the catheter tip and re-clamp the bag when all the air has been removed from the enema tubing.

6.   Use a coat hanger to hang the enema bag at least two feet above the floor; on a door knob or towel rack. The bucket can rest on a chair, shelf or be held. Do not hang it high, as on a shower head, because it will be too forceful and the hose won’t reach your body. It should flow very gently into the rectum.

7.   Lie down on the floor on your back or right side and gently insert the catheter. You will need lubrication.  Food-grade vegetable oil such as olive oil, a vitamin E capsule, or KY Jelly should be fine, unless you are chemically sensitive. It is a good idea to avoid petroleum products.

8.   Gently insert the tube into the rectum a few inches and then release the clamp and let the first 1/2 of the quart (2 cups maximum) of coffee flow in. Clamp the tubing off as soon as there is the slightest amount of discomfort or fullness.

9.   Retain the enema for a minimum of twelve (12) minutes. Sometimes there will be an immediate urgency to get rid of it and that is fine. It helps to clean the stool out of the colon so that next time around you can hold more of the enema longer. This is why one starts with a clear water enema in the beginning to get things cleared out. Never force yourself to retain it.  If you feel that you cannot hold the water, don’t. When you have clamped the tubing, remove the catheter tip and “clear” when you have to. It is best to hold it for at least 12 minutes each time.

10. After you have emptied the bowel, proceed with the remaining 1/2 quart and likewise hold that for at least 12 minutes, if able, then clear again.  The goal is to have two coffee enemas, not exceeding half a quart (2 cups) each, that you are able to hold for twelve to fifteen minutes each. Usually two or three times will use up all of the enema, but that is not your goal; being able to hold it for twelve to twenty minutes is your goal.

11. 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 and bacteria growth when not in use.

If you should feel wired or hyper, or have palpitations or irregular heartbeats after a coffee enema, you should reduce the amount of coffee you use next time, usually by half for a few days or weeks. Or consider that you really need organic coffee. Be sure the source of your water is good, clean chemical-free spring, distilled, or filtered water.

Sometimes you will hear or feel a squirting out and emptying of the gallbladder. This occurs under the right rib cage, or sometimes more closely to the midline. If, after a week of daily enemas, you have never felt or heard the gall bladder release, you should consider making the coffee stronger, going up in half-tablespoon increments per quart, not exceeding two tablespoons per cup. Alternately, you may need a slightly larger volume, such as three cups at a time. Three enemas (two cups or less each) rather than two at a session are more beneficial for some.

Always discontinue the enemas if there is any adverse reaction whatsoever, and discuss it with your doctor at your next appointment. If you find the enema helpful, do not use it more than once per day for any extended period without medical supervision. Use it as necessary, perhaps several days in a row, but more commonly a few times a week.

Following your cleansing; always consume living acidophilus (Bio –K can be purchased at most health food stores). Fresh water is important as well, and you should also rest for a short period of time. Do not leave the house right away; more ‘clearing’ will come shortly after the session is complete.

Other Enemas for Specific Treatments

In many cultures throughout the world, herbal enemas are applied in the treatment of seriously debilitating dis-eases, challenges and aliments. Many of the herbs used grow naturally in the countries they are used. For instance, Pau D`Arco, an herb of bark, is used as a cleanser and cancer treatment in South America, while North America natives have used Chaparral for centuries as a cleanser, purifier and a cancer treatment. Red Clover and Yellow Dock have also been used in enemas as a blood cleanser, blood and bowl purifier, and a treatment for various forms of cancers.

There are dozens of books on the market that discuss in great detail the use of herbal medicine for the treatment of – and a very possibly the cure for – every ailment spoken out of the mouths of mankind. The very best source I have read is Dr. John Christopher’s School of Natural Healing.

Herbs used in the treatment of body challenges should be ingested through the mouth in tea form, taken with enemas, used in sweats (as in a sauna), and bathed in.

When using the herbs in enema form, do you’re very best to find them grown organically and buy only freshly dried herbs.

The procedure works like this:

1.   Boil two quarts distilled water and the herbs you intend to use in stainless still pan. Boil for twenty minutes or until one quart boils down completely, so you have one quart left in the pan. Once this occurs, turn the flame off and add one quart fresh cool water.

2.   Allow to stand until water cools to a comfortable level, and then pour contents into enema bag or bucket.

3.   Apply clear water with a second bag or bucket, clear the contents in the lower colon.

4.   Use the herbal recipe. Hold the water and herbal recipe for twenty minutes if you can and then clear.

5.   Repeat the process with clear water one more time.

For serious challenges or health issues, repeat this process daily for thirty days, stop for several days and then go back and do it again. Yes, healing does occasionally require personal responsibility and activity. And of course, always check with your doctor before applying an herbal cleanse.

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