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Coffee enemas and why I’ve been doing them daily for 15 years

Every morning starts exactly the same way for me. I pour myself some coffee and… I do a coffee enema! Yup, I’ve been doing daily coffee enemas every morning, no matter where I am, for the last 15 years.  I know, soooo many questions, right? What? How? Why??
 
Let’s back up (pun intended), and let me give you a…
 
Brief history
My dad was diagnosed with cancer in 1995 and instead of doing chemotherapy, my mom decided to go the alternative medicine route. She brought him to the Gerson Clinic in Mexico where they treat cancer patients with coffee enemas. My dad eventually passed away 11 month later but my mom came back home to Manila with tons of knowledge about alternative medicine. Friends and family slowly started asking her for help with different health issues and she always recommended trying coffee enemas. So many people came to her for more information that she started distributing coffee enema kits and the ground coffee for doing at-home enemas.
 
At first, my 11 year old self was definitely weirded out by the idea of coffee enemas and successfully resisted trying it for years. I eventually gave it a shot in college and before long, was doing daily enemas because it made me feel a lot less tired and bloated. I also noticed that I got sick a lot less often, my sleep improved, as well as my skin. Since then, most of my friends who have asked me about it have tried it and/or are doing it regularly. My husband started doing daily coffee enemas when we got married 10 years ago and he’s become a true believer since. 
 
I’ve been thinking about writing this post for a while because I’ve noticed that a lot more people are asking me about it. Maybe it’s because everyone’s becoming more health conscious and are seeking for more “natural” ways to manage health issues – but I’ve been getting a lot more questions than I did 10 years ago. And so I thought this post could serve as reference material for whenever I have random conversations about it.
 
Benefits of coffee enemas 
 
Why? Why would anybody in their right mind subject themselves to daily coffee enemas? There are tons of resources online but I’ve found this summary to one of the most informative and helpful:
 
The cumulative and combined effects of this toxic assault on our bodies has not been studied sufficiently, at all. […] According the United States Environmental Protection Agency, toxic chemicals and toxic metals constitute a great threat to our health. […] To say that this is the century of toxicity is no exaggeration. The coffee enema is one method, and a powerful one, to help with this problem. — Dr. Lawrence Wilson
 
Coffee is a choleretic — a substance which increases the volume of bile produced by the liver. When bile production is stimulated, the body is better able to excrete toxins because bile is a natural laxative and improves the detox capabilities of cells. As the coffee travels upward through the colon, it reaches the hemorrhoidal vein to the liver. Caffeine in the coffee dilates this vein and opens the bile duct, allowing the liver to release bile which contains toxins. According to the Gerson Therapy, “The purpose of the coffee enema is not to clear out the intestines, but the quart of water stimulates peristalsis in the gut. A portion of the water also dilutes the bile and increases the bile flow, thereby flushing toxic bile […] out of the intestines”.
 
Coffee enemas also mechanically cleanse the colon, removing toxic substances, old mucosal lining, parasite nests, and colonies of harmful bacteria and yeasts. Repeated coffee enemas help to remove old fecal matter which often sticks to the colon wall and form pockets or dilations (also known as diverticuli) where food particles become trapped, especially if white flour products have ever been a staple in your diet during your lifetime. A common, yet serious, condition of the colon, diverticulitis, is the infection and inflammation of these pockets. These pockets are also common nesting sites for parasitic organisms such as worms, parasite larvae, and yeasts.
 
Dr. Wilson states,
 
I have recommended coffee retention enemas to more than thirty thousand people. I have yet to hear about horrible side effects of any kind, although the procedure is somewhat inconvenient, especially at first. Most people get used to it quickly. The coffee retention enema is really quite simple, very safe when done properly, highly effective, able to be done in the privacy of your home, and inexpensive.
 
While enemas in general have been historically used for thousands of years, the use of coffee enemas has been documented in modern medicine for at least 100 years.  A few cancer therapies, namely the Gerson Therapy and the Kelley Metabolic Cancer Therapy, have been very successful as alternative cancer treatments, and both highly recommend the coffee enema.
 
Personally, I’ve felt the intense detoxifying effects of coffee enemas in the way that I feel a lot calmer and lighter after each “session”, my husband and I almost never catch the flu (despite often being surrounded by three sick children), and I haven’t had any major skin issues in 15 years. 
 
HOW??
I do them at home, with a portable coffee enema kit. The whole process takes 45 minutes from start to finish. If you’re interested and want to know more (or want to try it out) my mom runs a Facebook page. Or just DM me on Instagram!
 
What unusual things do you do in the name of health and wellness?

Wife and mom of 3 based in London. Born and raised in Manila. Blogging about motherhood and fitness.

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