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Coffee Enema Detox:  Why They Are Important & How To

Coffee Enema Detox: Why They Are Important & How To

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(*Update: as of August 2018, I stopped doing coffee enemas, I had been doing them for 4 1/2 years. I learned that Anthony William, Medical Medium advises against them because coffee depletes hydrochloric acid which is used to break down foods. Also, coffee is astringent and will wear down the intestinal lining. I don’t regret doing coffee enemas, they really helped with pain, fatigue and mood. Knowing what I know now, I would have stopped sooner.)

Coffee enemas have been a part of my cancer protocol since my diagnosis.  I was doing them before as well, but just occasionally.  Now, I do at least one coffee enema per day.  It gives me an energy boost that is non-jittery but the main purpose of enemas is detoxification.

Why Coffee Enemas Are Important

  1. Did you know that coffee enemas were in the Merck manual for 60 to 70 years until 1977? This was usually the first go-to to treat many ailments including muscle aches, pain management and constipation.

  2. The intestinal tract runs about 3 car lengths and is the epicenter (70% to 80%) of the immune system. This is a long way for the body to rid of waste and it is a good idea to help the process.

  3. Enemas are a great way to detoxify using one of the 7 forms of elimination, defecation. The caffeine stimulates the liver to release toxins and dead tumor. It helps stimulate the production of free radicals to be removed from the blood stream.

  4. Pain management. There have been many times I woke up groggy and in pain. By the time I finish an enema, my pain is gone and I have energy again.

  5. What goes in will come out. It is just as important to properly eliminate, as it is to feed and nourish your body. What is not expelled from the body will recirculate and can cause disease, fatigue and mood swings.

  6. Gives you non-jittery energy, mental clarity and boosts your mood.

  7. Reduces fevers. It is known to reduce fevers within 20 min (I haven’t had this experience; I haven’t had a fever since starting the enemas).

  8. Enemas have been promoted by the leading oncologists and cancer experts such as Dr. Max Gerson, Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy, Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez, Dr. Tony Jimenez and Dr. Francisco Contreras, Dr. William Donald Kelley, Dr. Harold Manner among others.

Safety & Precaution.  I have often been asked a question, "Is it safe to do enemas daily?" Three years into doing them regularly, ever since I got diagnosed with cancer, I had a colonoscopy done. My report came back clean as a whistle. Nothing concerning was found; no cysts or damage was seen.

Keep in mind that if you're skipping a day of daily enemas, it will take time for the body to start eliminating on its own. Since waste has been emptied from the bottom end of the tract, there is a delay because it takes time for newer material to be digested, processed and moved through.

Daily coffee enemas are a part of the Gerson therapy, which is a widely known treatment for cancer and other diseases.  It involves flooding the body with nutrients with vegetable juices and clearing out toxins using coffee enemas. In fact, the therapy calls for 5 coffee enemas daily. I've spoken to someone who has gone through this therapy and she did not have a problem eliminating on her own, once the therapy was over.

Precautions:  Check with your health practitioner or doctor before you decide on this.  Be sure to hydrate yourself well the day before. You can drink 2 cups of warm/hot lemon water before starting the enema to help eliminate more waste.


Total Time:  45 - 60 minutes


  1. enema bag or bucket, tube and nozzle

  2. paper towel or basin/container to store the enema bag or bucket

  3. organic coffee

  4. filtered water

  5. lubricant: coconut oil or castor oil (castor oil is better because of the viscosity)

  6. two towels: one for lying on, one for showering

  7. anti-bacterial soap (no scents or dyes) like Dr. Bronner's castile soap

  8. cleaning spray and paper towels

  9. hydrogen peroxide

  10. probiotics/fermented foods


  1. Brew coffee in a machine or boil 3 tablespoons of organic coffee in a quart of water for 15 minutes.

  2. Allow the coffee to cool down or use ice cubes to bring it to body temperature.

  3. Hang the enema bag/bucket about 3 ft from the floor, placing the nozzle end on a paper towel or a basin/container.

  4. Lay out a towel down over a yoga mat or another towel.

  5. Make sure the clamp closes off the tube. Pour the coffee in the bucket or bag, adjusting so the temperature is comfortably warm.

  6. Lubricate the tube tip by wiping on a little oil so the tube can be inserted easily.

  7. Open the clamp to allow the liquid to start flowing into the sink or toilet to get the air out of the tube. Rest the nozzle tip on a paper towel or the basin/container.

  8. Lie on your left side, insert the nozzle end into the rectum about 2 inches in. Depending on the tube you have, there may be another hole an inch away from the tube opening. In that case, insert the nozzle a little further. Be gentle to avoid puncturing.

  9. Allow a slow flow of liquid into the body and shut off the clamp when you feel full. Having the coffee enter too quickly will cause cramping. After relaxing for a bit, you may be able to allow more coffee in. Set a timer for 10 minutes.

  10. As you retain the enema, you may feel some side effects of the toxins like nausea. This will pass once you eliminate. You may be ready to eliminate well before your timer goes off and this is fine. The more often you do enemas, the cleaner your colon is, the more liquid you will be able to retain. If feel an urgency to eliminate, breathe through it until it passes. Getting up while there is pressure could get things messy.

  11. Massage your stomach. Start at the lower right side of your belly, massaging and pushing in and around, using a slow, firm touch. Slowly work your way up the ascending colon (your right side), across your transverse colon (upper stomach) and down the descending colon (your left side). Then massage the sigmoid colon (the area just left of the belly button). Take your time with this step. I have found that even after 10 minutes of elimination, more matter is released as I massage my stomach while sitting on the toilet. This will prevent any leakage or repeated bathroom visits and gets all of the waste out.

  12. When you are ready to eliminate, make sure the tube clamp is set to close off the flow. Go over to the toilet and remove the nozzle over the toilet, shaking off liquid from the tube end. Place the nozzle in the basin.

  13. Release the waste and push as you normally do. Once you cannot release any more, hold your stomach with both forearms and bend forward. Twist to your left, then your right, breathing into it. Begin to massage your stomach again, working in the same clockwise motion. By the time you are done, you should feel light and clear-headed. It can take 10 to 15 minutes for complete elimination.

  14. Repeat the enema, especially if you were unable to retain the first one for at least 10 minutes.

Cleaning & Storage

Clean nozzle with anti-bacterial soap.   Allow the bucket/bag and tube to air dry.  Once a week, clean bucket and tube with a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water.  Allow some of the mixture to go through the nozzle and shut off the flow.  Let it sit for 15 minutes, then rinse thoroughly with water.

It may seem like a lot of work, but it was effective for me. If you decide to try it, do it as a temporary remedy to manage your symptoms.

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