NEVER in a million years would I think coffee enemas be my go-to detox treatment. As my 6-year-old likes to call it, “ Tushy Coffee.” Yes, coffee enemas are precisely what you are envisioning. Room temperature, organic coffee up, you know where! But if you haven’t tried it and you have Chronic Lyme, you are missing out. It has become my go-to treatment when I feel the worst because it helps! If you are in bed and have someplace to be and the thought of getting out of bed makes you want to cry, you need to try coffee enemas. It is an instant boost of energy and helps you remove extra toxins, which instantly makes you feel better.
Coffee enemas are a type of colon cleanse used in alternative medicine. Coffee enemas may have originated from German physicians searching for cancer treatment in the early 1900s. But it was the Gerson therapy that helped put the procedure on the map. Max Gerson believed your own innate body should be able to heal itself with proper food, nutrients, and detoxing.
If you have Chronic Lyme, detoxifying is typically a significant concern. We tend to hold on to toxins that continue to make us sick. Coffee enemas are an excellent treatment that has helped me rid my body of toxins quickly.
Depending on what you add to your coffee enemas, such as garlic, probiotics, chlorophyll, you can have added benefits.
First, make sure you use the best organic coffee you can find. I like this coffee from Amazon. Then use clean, purified, filtered water. Do NOT use tap water. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil with two teaspoons of coffee. You can use up to 4 teaspoons. I then use a french press to remove all the coffee grounds. Please make sure the coffee is room temperature before you use it. I either let it sit out or put it in the refrigerator to cool faster. Some use ice cubes, but to be honest, I am worried about using ice cubes if they are not from filtered water.
You can now put in anything else you would like to add. Add 1 tsp baking soda to make sure the mixture isn’t too acidic. You can also add powdered garlic which is excellent for parasites or chlorophyll. Make sure the temperature is not too hot! You can burn yourself! Now you put the coffee in the enema bucket. I like to use this bucket. I have also used disposable bags when I am on the road. Metal tends to be better than plastic, though.
Pour the coffee mixture into the enema bucket. Things can get a little messy, and the coffee can stain the tiles, so place a colored towel on your bathroom floor near the toilet, if possible. I hang my enema bucket from a towel rack with a hanger. Lubricate the enema hose with coconut oil before inserting it.
Lay on your right side and bring your left knee over your body and insert the clamp, making sure it’s closed when you insert it. Lying on your right side allows the liver to receive the full benefit of the coffee enema. Also, make sure the hose is on tightly to the bucket. That has come loose for me before, and it is not pretty! Slowly release the clamp to let the coffee flow.
Ideally, you want to hold the enema for 10-15 minutes, but this is hard.
I also really recommend starting with a water enema BEFORE a coffee enema. The process is the same but is just using warm water. Water enemas help empty your colon before you start allowing you to hold the coffee longer.
It is essential to take a binder when detoxing, especially doing coffee enemas or saunas. Detoxing stirs things up and releases toxins into your body, so you need binders to carry the toxins out. You can ask your doctor for a binder, but I like to use chlorella or clay. Try to take the binder within 2 hours of an enema to bind the released toxins.
I know it may be hard to get your head around putting coffee in the exit, but it has been beneficial for me. I look forward to it. Some people get addicted to them, so be careful not to do it too often! In the beginning, daily is fine, but then you want to do them less frequently.
I would love to hear from you once you try it! Don’t forget to stay hydrated and take your minerals to replenish any good stuff you may have lost from the detoxing!