Revitalize Your Hormones Naturally with Coffee Enemas
You know when your body just isn’t feeling right. You fell under the weather, or you’re experiencing bloating, headaches, anxiety, or sinus infections. Perhaps you feel like your hormones are out of whack, and you are experiencing the effect of high estrogen that is not really that fun. Maybe you feel that your body has a hard time processing the toxin for the environment or food. Those are signs that you might have a hormonal imbalance and your body needs some help with detoxification.
There are different ways of introducing detoxification to your body. One of them is a coffee enema. It might sound a little strange (or scary), but trust me; you’ll find all the details you need to get started. Plus, you’ll learn the surprising benefits of that healing treatment.
What is a Coffee Enema?
Enemas introduce fluid to the intestines to help soften and release impacted stool. A coffee enema is unique because, as we all know, coffee contains caffeine. It also contains antioxidants and compounds, such as theophylline and theobromine. Combined, they help relax the smooth muscles and dilate (or open) the blood vessels and bile ducts. This process makes it easier to eliminate waste and toxins.
Coffee also contains palmitic acid, which, while you are doing an enema, enters the hepatic portal vein in the rectum delivering it to the liver. This process causes a biochemical reaction, which helps the liver create more glutathione. Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that the body uses to dump toxicity into the colon. Coffee enema aids in the release of toxins.
Women with hormonal imbalances have sluggish livers, and a coffee enema will stimulate your liver to eliminate toxins and things that make you sick.
We need to pay special attention to toxic substances because they are everywhere, and our liver is overloaded with them. A coffee enema also helps us to remove metabolized hormones, especially estrogen. Do a coffee enema twice a week if you suffer from estrogen dominance.
For people who are sensitive to the effects of caffeine, have no fear! Since coffee doesn’t circulate throughout the body, it doesn’t act the same way as it would if you were to drink it.
How It Works
When the caffeine is absorbed into the circulatory system, it moves directly to the liver and promotes detoxification.
- Palmitic acid found in coffee produces glutathione—an enzyme that captures and neutralizes free radicals in your bile.
- With the bile ducts dilated, the gallbladder stimulates bile flow and carries the toxins to the large intestine.
- Peristalsis activity is triggered to encourage your body to produce a bowel movement.
- The toxins are emptied out of the large intestine.
Why It Matters
The large intestine is the last part of the digestive system, as it descends through the rectum and ends at the anal canal.
The primary functions of the large intestines include:
- Absorbing water
- Absorbing vitamins, such as vitamin K and Biotin
- Balancing pH
- Producing antibodies to boost immunity
Keeping the large intestine healthy can help clean up the liver’s congestion, enabling your body to assimilate nutrients efficiently, properly hydrate and eliminate free radicals.
When To Try It
Most people like to perform a coffee enema in the morning, following the first bowel movement of the day. However, if you’re constipated, it will still work fine (and it will help stimulate the bowels). You can perform an enema about once a week or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
To begin, clean the bowels with a water enema, holding it for 12-15 minutes. Then, proceed as directed.
What You’ll Need
- Enema Kit. Find one that includes a long tube, clamp, and nozzle. You can order it on Amazon or buy it at Walgreens. Make sure it is a nontoxic kit.
- 1 quart filtered water. Be sure the water is filtered to minimize damage to your intestinal flora. If you don’t have a filter, boil tap water, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Then, completely cool before using.
- 2-3 Tbsp. Organic, chemical-free, mold-free, caffeinated ground coffee beans. Do not use decaf. (They sell green coffee on Amazon, which is specifically made for enemas and it is mold-free).
- Cheesecloth for filtering the coffee. Paper coffee filters are not recommended.
- Towels for comfort and a washcloth for clean up, if necessary.
- Coconut oil
Prepare The Coffee
- Boil the filtered water in a small pot. Remove from the heat and add the coffee. Steep for about 5 minutes. Strain the liquid using the cheesecloth.
- Let cool to room temperature. If the water cools too much, heat it up again. It should be warm. Extreme temperatures can aggravate the bowels.
- Clamp the tubing on the enema bag and pour in the coffee.
Perform The Enema
- Place a towel or two on the floor.
- Moisten the tip of the nozzle with coconut oil.
- Position the tube about 2-3 inches above your head, using a doorknob or hook to secure it in place.
- Lie on the floor on your right side, and gently insert the tip into the anus about 1-4 inches, depending on package instructions.
- Release the clamp and let ½ of the liquid flow in. Clamp the tubing when ready or if you experience any discomfort.
- Try to remain still and hold the liquid for 12-15 minutes. It helps to read a book, meditate or listen to music during this time. If you can’t hold it that long, release when you feel ready.
- Remove the tubing and immediately sit on the toilet to eliminate the bowels and coffee. Repeat with the remaining coffee.
- When you’re done, make a solution of equal parts boiling water and peroxide and run it through the tubing. Once all the equipment is thoroughly cleaned, hang the bag and tubing to dry.
Make sure to work with a doctor or another practitioner who is knowledgeable about coffee enemas.
Use unchlorinated water. Chlorine could potentially kill healthy bacteria.
It is best to hang the enema bag on the doorknob level. You need gravity for the enema to work. It is not advisable to hang the bag too high because the coffee may rush into you too fast.
Always give yourself enemas only after you have moved your bowels.
Rinse the syringe or enema bag with 1 part water and 1 part hydrogen peroxide to prevent mold growth every time after use.
Coffee enemas should not be done more than every 4 or 5 days and shouldn’t be continued for an extended period of time.
Make sure that you replenish electrolytes and minerals.
Coffee enema flushes water from your body, too, so it helps to replenish electrolytes and minerals.
You can use coconut water or veggie broth; add Liquids Minerals to your water. You can make your electrolyte drink too.
– ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
– ¼ cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
– ¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
– 2 cups of water
– 1/8 teaspoon Celtic or Himalayan salt
– stevia, honey, blackstrap molasses or maple syrup to taste
– you add liquid minerals to the drink too
NONE of this has been evaluated by the FDA or thoroughly studied, even though coffee enemas have been used for centuries. So you are strictly going on how we feel, heal and progress. Talk to your practitioner and see if it works for you.
How Do You Feel?
It’s essential to gauge how you feel after the enema. If you feel any adverse side effects or effects from the caffeine, you can reduce the amount of liquid you use in the future. Then, gradually increase as your body adjusts to the process.