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UR Healing – January 18, 2011

What is a Coffee Enema and How to Do One

By Neka Pasquale, Founder of Urban Remedy

Enemas have long been used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of health issues. The coffee enema is used primarily to detoxify the colon, liver and gallbladder.

Coffee Enema Ingredients

  • Typical Foundation Formula
  • ½ quart (about 16 oz or 2 cups) purified water (not tap water) for heating
  • ½ quart purified water for cooling the heated water
  • 2 tablespoons organic coffee (whole coffee beans)
  • Other Items:
  • Enema bag or bucket
  • Lubricant (for insertion of tube into rectum): a few drops of olive oil or sesame oil (Avoid petroleum jellies such as KY or Vaseline)
  • Old towels (to use when kneeling/lying on the floor); do not use good towels since any coffee drops will cause permanent stains

Coffee Enema Instructions

  1. Fresh-grind the coffee beans to a fine powder. Do not do this ahead of time, as you want the freshest, most active phytonutrients from the coffee. Pre-ground coffee beans are partially oxidized & should not be used.
  2. Add the freshly-ground coffee bean powder to ½ quart of water and bring to a simmer (small, rolling bubbles) for about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  3. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Add Quantum Immune Complex and any other capsules by emptying them into the hot water. Let sit uncovered for 5 to 10 minutes. The soak time helps release the phytonutrients into the water.
  5. Strain the coffee-herbal mixture with a fine metal strainer to remove any large particles that could clog the enema tube. (Or, you can pour off the liquid into another bowl, being careful not to pour out the dregs in the bottom.)
  6. Add about ½ quart of cool or room-temperature water to the hot coffee-herbal liquid mixture, then pour into the enema bag. The idea is to cool the hot coffee mixture to a warm temperature, so it is not too hot when inserting the fluid into the rectum. The final mixture should be warm to the touch (not too hot and not too cool) – about 100° F. Note: If the temperature is too hot, it can cause damage to the anus or intestines; if it is too cool, it may cramp the intestines and reduce toxic waste elimination. However, too cool is better than too hot.
  7. Take the enema. Although not necessary, an excellent time to take an enema is after a bowel movement. Keep in mind that coffee stains, so you may want to wear old clothes and use old towels or paper towels. Apply a small amount of oil (such as olive oil) to the anal area. An excellent position to do the enema is on a rug on the floor (near a toilet), on your knees with your head down near the floor. The enema bag should be hung on a towel rack or shower curtain rod. Elevating the liquid is necessary to have enough pressure for the fluid to flow into the colon. While leaning on one hand on the floor, gently insert the enema nozzle into the rectum using the other hand. Be sure the nozzle is inserted fully. Put your head down near the floor so gravity will help the fluid flow downwards into the colon. Slowly release the hose clamp to allow the liquid to begin to flow into the colon. Often you will have the sensation of warm liquid flowing into the colon. If the flow seems too fast, close the hose clamp; wait for a minute or two, then open the clamp again. Try to take about half of the liquid (about ½ quart) into the bowels; then hold for 10 minutes before expelling. (During this time, you may close the clamp, remove the nozzle from the rectum; then lie on your right side during the 10 minutes or lie on your back with legs and pelvis elevated on a pillow if possible. If desired, you may lie in a bathtub during this time for easier cleanup.) This is a great time for reading. After 10 minutes, expel the fluid. Then take in the second ½ quart and hold for another 10 minutes. Then expel. You’re done! Often, if some fecal matter is lower in the rectal tract, you may want to take in about 1/8 or ¼ of the liquid – just enough to expel the fecal matter in the lower tract (in this case, it is not necessary to hold the liquid for any period of time). Then divide the remaining liquid approximately in half (mentally) – and hold each portion for 10 minutes to allow adequate soaking time to cleanse hardened fecal material, infectious organisms, other toxins, etc., in the lower rectal tract. If you feel a strong urge to expel the liquid, even if it’s only after a minute or two, do not resist – go ahead and expel it. At first, it may be hard to hold the liquid for the full 10 minutes (or even a few minutes). Later, after several enemas (and thus a certain amount of toxic elimination), it will be much easier for the bowels to hold the liquid for the full 10 minutes.
  8. Best enema time: During the day before 8 pm. Give yourself some time to rest after the enema (20 to 30 minutes). For about ½ hour after your enema, remain at home or near a toilet. This helps ensure that you will be near a toilet if another small amount of enema liquid needs to come out that was not expelled earlier. Sometimes, if the enema liquid reaches higher in the colon tract, it may take longer to move down into the lower bowel. So don’t be surprised if you need to expel another small amount of liquid.

Special Notes:

Regarding Nausea during the Enema

During your first few enemas, you may experience some nausea during or after the process. This is often due to the release of internal stagnant, putrefied toxins. Do no let this deter you from continuing with a series of coffee enemas. Eventually, most people find that the nausea clears within a short time. If you do experience nausea, you may want to follow the enema with a warm cup of tea (such as green tea or hyssop tea).

Recommended Number of Coffee Enemas

The condition of the colon (and its relationship with the liver/gallbladder) of an average American adult contains high levels of toxic, stagnant waste. Therefore, we typically recommend a series of coffee enemas to cleanse as follows: one coffee enema per week for 4 weeks; then 2 coffee enemas per week for 4 weeks. After completing this series, we recommend a maintenance coffee enema once every 60 days. This is a magnificent, highly efficient procedure to eliminate ongoing, but still bio-accumulating toxic residues from the exposure to dietary (especially restaurant eating) and environmental toxins.

Detoxifying your body is an important part of supporting your health. If you’re interested in other ways to detox, learn how to juice cleanse effectively.

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