Why take coffee enemas?
Unlike colonic irrigation, which cleanses the colon, coffee enemas stimulate the gall bladder to release more bile, which increases the elimination of toxins from the liver and out of the body through the digestive system.
What is the purpose of the liver?
In the modern world, we are constantly exposed
to toxins, including air pollution, cleaning chemicals, cigarette smoke,
alcohol, and other drugs, as well as toxins in our food and water supply. These
chemicals travel to the liver via the bloodstream, and one of the most
important functions of the liver is to remove harmful substances from the blood
and then break them down into safer substances, eliminate them through bile or
repackage them into a safer form.
How do coffee enemas help detoxification?
The fluid of the enema and the caffeine it
contains acts in the following ways to aid in detoxification:
- · The coffee in the enema
irritates the gall bladder which begins to spasm and flush bile through the
bile duct into the small intestine. The bile, which is normally reabsorbed nine
or ten times before working its way out of the intestines in faeces, carries
with it poisons and toxins. Taking a coffee enema reduces the reabsorption of
toxic bile by the liver across the gut wall, improving detoxification.
- · All the blood in the body
passes through the liver nearly every three minutes. During a 15-minute enema,
blood will pass through 5 times, providing a form of dialysis.
- · The fluid of the enema
stimulates the visceral nervous system, which promotes peristalsis and
increases transit of toxic bile out of the body in the faeces.
If coffee is so great, why not just drink it?
The caffeine in coffee enemas stimulates the
liver to increase its flow of bile, which allows poisons and toxins to be
released from the body. In contrast, coffee taken orally goes through the
stomach and causes the bile ducts to shut off, reducing detoxification.
The importance of coffee enemas in the Gerson Therapy®
Patients with advanced cancer are typically
severely toxic and the absorption of the tumour masses increases the toxic
load. Dr Gerson realised the vital importance of frequent and continued
elimination of poisonous substances from the body, with the help of juices and
enemas. Max Gerson said, “A patient is unlikely to die from
cancer, but from the toxins accumulated in the body”.
Coffee enemas can also help with other effects
of cancer including pain relief, nausea, depression, and general nervous
Can you have too much of a good thing?
In the Gerson Therapy® the number of enemas per
day is balanced by the number of nutrient rich juices, with a ratio of one enema to three freshly squeezed juices. For people just seeking to keep their systems clean, and
who are eating a healthy, balanced diet full of fruit and vegetables, an enema
once a week or twice a month should be sufficient. If you are taking enemas more often, then you should balance one to one with fresh juices. We recommend working with a
health practitioner to optimise your detox programme according to your
individual health circumstances and goals.
Want more information?
For more information, please see our Little
Enema book, which explains everything you need to know about the use of coffee
enemas within the Gerson protocol, as well as how to guides.