Coffee enemas have been performed since Ancient Egypt and were listed in the Merck Manual from 1917 until the early 70s. Coffee enemas are not new.
As a health coach, I recommend coffee enemas to women to detox their bodies by helping their liver function better. But until now, I have never done one personally. Through my FDN training, I had a lab done to test my urinary bile acids. The test came back that my liver was probably struggling and not performing optimally. I knew a coffee enema would be good for me, but there was this fear. Not even sure what the fear was. However, as I tell any of my clients, never do what you aren’t ready for. Start where you are.
Do things to get yourself ready…read, research, talk to others who have done it. Then at some point you will be ready to face your fear and just do it. That was me.
Finally, I was ready.
I boiled my coffee. Neither my husband nor I drink coffee, so for the first time in our 26 years of marriage, the smell of coffee permeated the house. Now, I love the smell of coffee beans but not of boiling coffee. I used 3/4 tablespoon of coffee in 4 cups water to keep it weak for the first time. Boiled it for 5 minutes and simmered for 15. Then let it cool.
While it was cooling I prepared my kit and the bathroom. I washed out the kit with soap and water. I laid some towels on my bathroom floor near the toilet. No way was I going to be far from the toilet. I gathered some clean rags. I decided on using old magazines to raise my enema bucket up, but not too high. I didn’t want it flowing too fast.
The coffee was at about body temperature. It was ready. Was I?
I was nervous. The thought of inserting something up, just is not pleasant, but I could do this.
I poured 2 cups of the strained coffee into the bucket with the clamp shut. Then let just a tiny bit flow into the sink to get the air out.
Well, the rest wasn’t hard, but I felt clumsy and slow with it. I did spill coffee. I had a hard time figuring out how to let it flow at a good rate, not too slow and not too fast. But I did it.
I was only able to hold it for about 5 minutes. I tried the second 2 cups, and again I could only hold it for 5 minutes. It may not have been perfect, but I did it. It wasn’t too bad. I listened to a podcast while doing it.
I have done it a few times since and have finally been able to hold it for 15 minutes and not spill any coffee.
Am I an expert at it yet? Nope, not by a long shot, but it is getting easier. Are the coffee enemas benefitting me? That still is to be determined. It is rare that you try something and it immediately has an impact on your health. The first couple I noticed nothing, but I am feeling much lighter and ever more energetic after I starting doing them for 15 minutes.
Will I still recommend that my clients research and consider coffee enemas? Absolutely. Doing them safely can be an important component of health. Toxins are all around us, and helping our livers to detox our bodies can be beneficial. The key is to research, learn how to do it properly, give it a shot a few times and decide for yourself.
Have you ever done a coffee enema? Do you currently do them? Tell me what you think in the comments below.
Disclaimer: I am not a physician and like my official disclaimer says please consult your physician before trying anything I suggest. This my experience only. Please research and read for yourself to decide if this is right for you. Also, this post contains affiliate links.