Step 2: Begin the Detoxification Process With the Coffee Enema

The Coffee Enema is a very effective way to help your body detoxify without using forceful measures such as bowel cleanses. It is highly recommended that you perform a Coffee Enema at the start of this program, and continue with the correct frequency of enemas (as detailed below) as you progress.

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How The Coffee Enema Detoxifies

The large colon is the last part of the intestines, before reaching the rectum. The large colon is in a “S” shape. By the time stool gets to this part of the colon, most nutrients have been absorbed back into the bloodstream. The large colon has important functions, including:

  • Balances the body’s water and electrolytes.
  • Manufactures some B vitamins and vitamin K.

It is important not to do too many enemas since the large bowel needs to function and normalize in between enemas. It is recommended you do not do any more than one every 4-5 days, and that you do not continue them over a long period of time.

The effects of a coffee enema are different than a saline (salt) enema. The most important difference between a saline enema and a coffee enema is the presence of caffeine in the coffee. Caffeine, theophylline and theobromine, combine to stimulate the relaxation of smooth muscles causing dilation (opening up) of blood vessels and bile ducts.

The effects of having a coffee enema are not the same as drinking coffee. The veins of the anus are very close to the surface of the tissue. The caffeine is therefore absorbed more quickly (and in a higher concentration) than it is in when coffee is drunk.

Additionally, coffee has a chemical makeup that is stimulative. The enzymes in coffee, known as palmitates, help the liver carry away the toxins in bile acid. The coffee is absorbed into the hemorrhoidal vein (in the anus), and then it is taken up to the liver by the portal vein.

With the bile ducts dilate, bile carries toxins away to the gastro-intestinal tract. Simultaneously, peristaltic activity (movement of the bowel) is encouraged.

The caffeine from the coffee is absorbed into this circulatory system and goes directly to the liver where it acts as a very strong detoxifier. It decongests the liver, and causes it to dump its toxins. It also causes the liver to produce more bile (which contains processed toxins fromthe liver) and stimulates the gall bladder to dump its contents which flows directly into the small intestine for elimination.

This frees up the liver, enabling it to process toxins more efficiently, particularly candida toxins and those caused by killing off candida. The coffee only goes to the liver, and does not circulate throughout the body so it does not act like drinking caffeine would.

Caffeine also stimulates an enzyme used by the liver to make its detoxification pathways. This enzyme is used to form glutathione (an amino acid), which is one of the main components that enable toxins to be eliminated via the bile into the small intestine. Therefore a coffee enema speeds up detoxification and minimizes the backlog of detoxified substances.

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Addressing Concerns About Coffee Enemas

Many acne sufferers feel uncomfortable introducing the enema via the rectum. Please remember that the coffee enema is one of the most helpful procedures in ameliorating the symptoms that come with acne, and you owe it to yourself to get your skin under control. Think whether you’d rather feel uncomfortable performing such a procedure at home, or uncomfortable in front of friends with acne on your face!

Some acne sufferers have other digestive problems to begin with, and may seem somewhat hesitant to perform any procedure that deals with the colon. However, the coffee enema is a very helpful adjunct to the program and will not cause problems with other digestive issues. In fact, the coffee enema will help detoxify toxins that cause not only acne, but other digestive issues as well.

Once you have performed the coffee enema for the first time, each time after will become easier and more comfortable. The fact that your acne will be subsiding will also keep you motivated to continue with the correct frequency.

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Use in Conjunction With Dry Skin Brushing

It is beneficial to do dry skin brushing immediately before each enema, making up to four passes over each body surface. If you are not accustomed to skin brushing regularly, only make one pass over the body. This stimulates the adrenal glands, so the lymph mucoid will pass into the colon. As soon as an enema is done the channels for the flow open up, allowing some lymphatic detoxification to take place as well.

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Frequency of Enemas

  1. Only do enemas every 4-5 days, which allows enough time for the bowel to normalize between enemas. The large bowel needs to perform its very important functions between enemas so your body doesn’t lose water and electrolytes, and because it makes some B vitamins and Vitamin K. Do them every 4-5 days for 1 month.
  2. After 1 month, cut back to doing enemas once a week for 2 months.
  3. After the 2 months, do enemas every 2 weeks for 3 months.
  4. After 3 months, do enemas once a month, stopping altogether after that, unless you slip on the diet and find you need them again.
  5. It is a good idea to do a coffee enema every 6 months to 1 year throughout life.

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Coffee Enema Directions

Always do an enema after a bowel movement so the bowel is empty. Also clean out the bowel with a clear water-only enema, which is immediately allowed to empty prior to administering the coffee enema.

The goal is to have two coffee enemas, not exceeding 1/2 a quart (2 cups) each, that you are able to hold for 12 to 15 minutes each. Usually 2 or 3 times will use up all of the enema, but that is not your goal. The goal is being able to hold it for 12 to 15 minutes.

You will need the following materials:

  • Use either an enema bag, which has a long hose, clamp and nozzle or tip on it, or a bulb-type 8 ounces syringe. For an enema bag there must be a place to hang it up at door knob level or about 2 feet above the floor because it works on gravity. Do not hang the enema bag too high, as on a shower head, because it will be too forceful as the coffee rushes in. It should flow very gently into the rectum. A syringe or enema bag are available at the drug store. Many people find it very difficult to use an enema bag by themselves, so using a bulb-type syringe is easier.
  • If using a bulb-type syringe you will need a container to hold the coffee that will not be used for any other purpose, i.e. a small plastic bucket that can be accessed easily by a syringe.
  • Unrefined Coconut oil as a lubricant.
  • Stainless steel cooking pot.
  • 2 tablespoons of organic coffee fully caffeinated, drip grind coffee – do not use non-organic coffee. Some people need to dilute the coffee more when they first start. If you are unsure, use 1 1/2 tablespoons of coffee in the same amount of water, and increase the strength later on.
  • 1 quart of non-chlorinated water. Chlorinated water will destroy the intestinal flora inside your colon. To remove chlorine filter it with a charcoal filter, like Brita or PUR, OR boil tap water for 30 minutes in an uncovered pot, OR leave an open jug of water for 24 hours to get rid of the chlorine.
  • Ice cubes made of non-chlorinated water to cool down the coffee.
  • An old towel, used only for doing enemas. They can get stained with coffee.
  • A large plastic bag to protect the floor.
  • Cotton cloth of some kind, i.e. cheese cloth or cotton muslin for straining out the coffee grounds. Do not use paper filters because the fibres will transfer into the coffee.
  • Funnel or pitcher for pouring the liquid into the enema bag.

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How to Make the Coffee

  1. Put slightly less than 1 quart of non-chlorinated water in a pan (allowing for extra liquid from the ice cubes) and bring it to a boil.
  2. Add 2 level tablespoons of coffee, or less if you are doing them for the first time (or the coffee amount that was prescribed for you). Let it boil for five minutes.
  3. Remove the pan of coffee from the burner.
  4. Add about 3 ice cubes to settle the coffee grounds to the bottom of the pot, and it also cools the liquid.
  5. Strain the liquid by pouring it through a cotton cloth, cheese cloth or cotton muslin.
  6. Continue to cool the liquid, adding ice cubes one at a time until it is as close to body temperature as possible. Test it with your finger. If you cool it off too much you can re-heat it to the correct temperature. It should not be too warm nor too cold because it will cause the body to expel it too quickly so you are less able to retain it.

If you are using a bulb-type syringe pour the coffee into the small plastic container or bucket you will only use for that purpose. The reason is because some fecal matter can be transferred into the container while refilling the syringe.

If you are using an enema bag take it to the sink, and clamp the tubing so it is closed. Use a funnel or pitcher to fill it. Loosen the clamp slightly so the coffee will run out to the end of the tip and re-clamp the bag when all of the air has been removed from the enema tubing.

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How to Administer the Enema

First, lie down on a towel on your left side.

If you are using a bulb-type syringe:

  1. Squeeze the bulb of the syringe until it is flattened as much as possible and without releasing it put the tip into the coffee liquid.
  2. Release the bulb allowing it to fill completely (it holds about 1 cup).
  3. Before inserting it into the anus, hold the syringe upright and slightly squeeze the bulb to get rid of the air. You will know when the liquid comes out the end.
  4. Lubricate the tip of the syringe with coconut oil, and also the opening of the anus.
  5. Gently insert the tip of the syringe into the anus pushing it in about 4 inches, but do not force it. Apply more lubricant if needed.
  6. Gently squeeze the bulb allowing the liquid to release.
  7. Do not put it in too fast because it will trigger the bowel to empty too quickly.
  8. Refill the syringe again and repeat the procedure.
  9. Do not change positions or use an incline board to cause the enema to enter further into the colon; this defeats the purpose of this type of enema.
  10. Try to retain the enema for at least 12 minutes, or more, however, do not force yourself to retain it if you feel that you can’t. Void when you have to.
  11. Repeat No. 5 – 10 above using up the remainder of the coffee.
  12. When you have finished your session, rinse out the inside of the syringe, by filling it with hot water and emptying it several times. Also thoroughly wash the outside of the bulb and nozzle with hot soapy water. Periodically rinse it out using mixing 1/2 hydrogen peroxide and 1/2 water.

If you are using an enema bag:

  1. Lubricate the tip or nozzle with coconut oil, and also lubicate the opening to the anus.
  2. Gently insert the tip or nozzle of the enema bag into the anus about 4 inches.
  3. Release the clamp and let the first 1/2 quart (2 cups maximum) of coffee flow in. Clamp off the tubing as soon as there is the slightest amount of discomfort or fullness. Clamp off the tubing when 1/2 of the liquid has flowed in.
  4. Do not change positions or use an incline board to cause the enema to enter further into the colon; this defeats the purpose of this type of enema.
  5. Try to retain the enema for at least 12 minutes or more, however, do not force yourself to retain it if you feel that you can’t. When you have clamped the tubing, remove the tip and void when you have to.
  6. Repeat No. 2 – 5 above.
  7. When you have finished your session, rinse out the bag and hang it up to dry. Periodically run boiling water or a mixture of 1/2 water and ½ 3% hydrogen peroxide through the empty bag to discourage mold growth when not in use.

Try to retain the enema for a minimum of 12 or more minutes. However do not force yourself to retain it if you feel that you can’t. When you have clamped the tubing, remove the tip and void when you have to. It is best to hold it for at least 12 minutes each time. 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 void.

If you feel wired or hyper, or experience a rapid pulse or irregular heartbeats after a coffee enema, you should reduce the amount of coffee, usually by half and increase it after doing about 6 enemas. Be sure that your water is non-chlorinated.

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Your GallBladder May Empty

After doing a coffee enema you may hear, or feel, a squirting out and emptying of the gallbladder, which may feel like a slight cramp. This will happen just under the right rib cage, or sometimes more closely to the midline. If after doing 6-7 enemas you haven’t felt or heard the gall bladder release, consider gradually making the coffee stronger, but do not exceed 8 level tablespoons per quart.

You could also increase the volume of coffee used, such as 1 1/2 quarts (6 cups), using 3 cups each for two fillings in one session. Sometimes, 3 enemas (2 cups or less each), rather than 2 enemas in one session are more beneficial for some people.

If you find the enema helpful, do not do them more than every 4-5 days for any extended period of time without medical supervision. This will allow your large bowel to adjust to it and go back to performing its very important functions in between enemas.

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