Benefits of Coffee Enemas:

  • Aids in elimination of the liver's toxic wastes.
  • Stimulates the liver to produce enzymes that clean the blood.
  • Draws out environmental and metabolic toxins
  • Improves digestion and absorption of nutrients
  • Cleanses the colon
  • Improves complexion
  • Reduces puffiness around the eyes
  • Improves joint health and flexibility
  • Decreases congestion and allergies

How to do a Coffee Enema
• 3 Tablespoons of organic coffee (start out using less, half this amount, if you are sensitive to caffeine)
• 1 ¼ cup of purified or distilled water.
• Add coffee to water and boil for 3 minutes. Cover and simmer on low heat for 15 minutes.
• Strain coffee granules by pouring liquid through fine strainer into a large measuring cup
• Add 2 –3 more cups of purified water to the coffee liquid.
• Test the temperature. It should be look warm. Not hot, not cool.
• If you do not plan to do the enema right away, cover the liquid tightly and place in the refrigerator. It will keep for 48 hours. Then re-heat before use.

Procedure for intake:
Prepare a soft comfortable place in your bathroom where you can lie down. Use several layers of towels, blankets, or a extra thick yoga mat. Be sure to put an old towel on top in case any liquid spills. Use an old pillow or rolled up towel to support your head.
Pour the coffee liquid mixture into your enema bag or enema bucket. Be sure the tube is clamped shut. Then slowly open it to allow the liquid to feed to the end of the tube and close the tube clamp.

I prefer to use an enema bucket. It is easy to fill and clean and you can always see how much liquid is left in it. This stainless steel one is the best, as it comes with a flexible catheter tip.

Place the enema bag or bucket about one foot to 18” above your body. Ideally you can sit it on the side of the bathtub or on a low stool. Have a clock nearby for timing.

Lubricate the enema tube and your anus with some olive oil, sesame oil, aloe vera gel or other non-toxic lubricant.

Lie on your right side with leg bent at the knee. Insert the enema tube a few inches. Hold the clamp in your hand and open it slowly to allow a little liquid to flow in, then shut it. This will allow you to adjust to the intake. After a few seconds, open the clamp again and let some more liquid in, and shut the clamp. Do this several times to allow all the liquid to gradually flow in. Hold for 10 – 12 minutes.

If you feel at anytime that you cannot hold the enema, don’t strain. Close the tube clamp, get up and relieve your self, and then come back and continue. This can happen a few times if you are new to coffee enemas. Don’t worry you still get the benefits.

After you have relieved your self. Take it easy. Rest if you feel the need for 10 minutes or more. Then go about your day.

Drink plenty of liquids throughout the day, especially fresh organic juices are recommended to replenish liquids. If you feel cramps or gas, drink peppermint tea or fennel seed tea. You can also use a hot water bottle. Generally people don’t feel much discomfort, but if there are a lot of toxins being released, there may be some purification experienced as gas, bloating, cramps or headache or flu feeling. This is a good sign you are getting rid of toxins. Drink plenty of liquids and do another coffee enema the next day, next week or soon after to flush toxins out.

Wash out your enema bag and tube with hot water and rinse it with some rubbing alcohol or peroxide to sterilize.

How often should I do one?
If you would like to do a regular cleanse, once or twice a week is a good frequency. Make it a weekend habit. If you feel like your coming down with a cold or flu, it is also a good time to do an enema. Some people like to do a coffee enema after travelling to cleanse the toxins picked up while on the road. The day after Thanksgiving or other over eating occasions is also a good time. If you have a serious illness, consult with your health professional about doing coffee enemas on a more regular basis. People fighting cancer on the Gerson Therapy are prescribed more frequent use of coffee enemas according to their doctor’s advise.

Question and Answers:

Will the caffeine give me a buzz?
Many people have noted the paradoxical calming effect of coffee enemas. You should not feel nervous or jittery after the enema because the coffee does not get absorbed systemically. If you do feel nervous, jittery, have palpitations, or irregular heartbeats, after a coffee enema, reduce the amount of coffee by half or more.

Will I have to run to the bathroom all day?
Generally the entire enema is released immediately after holding it for the recommended 10 minutes. Occasionally one may need to release a little more later, but there is usually enough warning that no accidents occur.

Will I get dependent on it?
Coffee enemas are not used to replace normal bowel movements, but to cleanse the liver. They do not create a dependency for this purpose.

Will I get addicted to the coffee?
No, coffee taken in through an enema does not have the same effect as drinking coffee. On the contrary, doing coffee enemas is a good way to break an addiction to drinking coffee or using other unhealthy substances, because it cleanses the liver, the seat of addictions.

What is the best time of day to to a coffee enema?
Any time of day is fine, but most people find earlier in the day is better. Be sure not to do it on an empty stomach. Have some breakfast first. If you are sensitive to caffeine and think it might keep you awake at night, then do it earlier in the day.

Alternative Cancer Treatment Books

I recommend these books on alternative cancer treatment. I found it very important to educate myself in the options for treating cancer and in gaining confidence in my choices for natural healing. There are several books and videos on the Gerson Therapy

The Gerson Therapy: The Proven Nutritional Program for Cancer and Other Illnesses Healing the Gerson Way: Defeating Cancer and Other Chronic DiseasesA Cancer Therapy: Results of Fifty Cases and the Cure of Advanced CancerThe Beautiful TruthThe Gerson MiracleDying to Have KnownThe Gerson MiracleDynamic Laws of Healing

Juicing to nourish body and soul and fight cancer

While cleansing with coffee enemas, it is also good to replenish your fluids and electrolytes with fresh juices made from organic fruits and vegetables. I used the Norwalk juicer because it extracts maximum nutrition from the foods juiced, but there are also some adequate juicers that are much less expensive. The Omega J0003 is a great juicer. It masticates the food and then presses it. This is better than juicers that whirl the food and extract the liquids. The Omega is also easy to clean and is quieter than most.
Omega JuicerOmega J8003 Nutrition Center Single-Gear Commercial Masticating Juicer, White

Can anyone do it?

The coffee enema can be done by almost anyone as means for detoxification and rejuvenation on a regular basis or periodically when you need a cleanse.

If  you have a serious illness, you should contact your health care provider or the Gerson Institute for advise and guidance. 

Who thought of coffee enemas?

Coffee enemas were discovered by Max Gerson, M.D. while serving as a medic in World War I. He found that using coffee instead of water for enemas had healing and pain relieving benefits for the wounded soldiers. It later became a part of a regime he developed for healing--detoxification and nourishment. 

I learned about coffee enemas when I began the Gerson Therapy, a natural treatment for cancer and other degenerative diseases.
At first I was hesitant about doing them. Yet the coffee enema, along with fresh organic juices, was a key factor in the Gerson Therapy and could not be omitted. 

Faced with a life threatening disease, I was willing to try this strange sounding procedure, and much to my surprise I found it to be an easy and refreshing treatment that I actually enjoyed. I immediately felt lighter, happier and more limber. I learned that the liver not only stores toxins but is the seat of negative emotions like worry, fear, addiction and anger. When the liver is purified, the emotions are also uplifted. Soon, I understood the value of detoxifying the liver for the healing of cancer and rebuilding of the body.

Coffee Enemas relieve pain

While the use of coffee as an enema often evokes astonishment and mirth in persons who don't use enemas as well as in those who emphatically prefer to drink their coffee at the nearby Starbucks, these same people would benefit immensely from doing a coffee enema. They could get rid of their pain and other discomforts through this detoxification method. From the patient's point of view, no matter which degenerative disease is causing symptoms the coffee enema means relief from confusion, general nervous tension, depression , many allergy-related symptoms, and most importantly, from sever pain.
From: "The Gerson Therapy" by Gerson and Walker

The Ideal Coffee Enema Space

The Ideal Coffee Enema Space
Enema Bucket is no more than 2 feet above body.