For years I was a total health wreck. Chronic fatigue, autoimmune, allergies … the list goes on. I was treated for candida and leaky gut. I was put on a gut healing protocol that involved gulping down 30 supplements daily.

I changed my diet to cut out all gluten, sugar, dairy and other allergenic foods. I even cut out lettuce at one point because it showed up high on my allergy test. … and guess what?  Nothing work.  I was incredibly frustrated and DONE with taking pills and restricting my diet like a crazy person.

It was around that time I met an amazing doctor in Reno, NV who introduced me to Coffee Enemas. It was the turning point of my health, and I still incorporate them into my cleansing practice now.

Why a coffee enema you may ask?  Do I really want you to put coffee up your arse you might ask? YES. I definitely do.

At first it may seem like I’m a crazy person. (we’re all a little crazy, aren’t we?), but I can assure you with full confidence that doing regular coffee enemas helped me overcome the incurable illnesses that had taken over my body and helped me master control of my life again.

Here’s the breakdown on some of the immediate health benefits:

Candida Overgrowth:

If you have a candida overgrowth (like SO many people do) you need to cleanse the liver. Quite often we spend too much time trying to ‘get rid’ of the candida without actually realizing that candida can be a defence mechanism of the body.  Your body is super smart.  And if you are eating a clean, sugar-free, real food diet that candida should definitely die off.  If it doesn’t we need to look deeper (see the note below about heavy metals). Candida LOVES to hang out with the liver.  So by flushing the liver with frequent coffee enemas you are flushing the candida (along with other nasty toxins stored up in the liver).

Heavy Metal Toxicity:

Genetically we are all awesome human beings. However some of us have challenges with the methylation pathways in our liver which can result in a build up of toxic waste and heavy metal toxicity. That’s where candida comes in to protect us from heavy metal toxicity. Candida to the rescue! Candida does this by surrounding the metals in the body, encompassing them, in an effort to protect the body from foreign metals. If heavy metal toxicity remains present in the body the Candida will not leave. Simple as that. So how do you support your liver to detox these metals?  You got it.  Coffee Enemas!

Constipation:

Although I don’t typically recommend coffee enemas for chronic constipation, it does definitely work when done properly. I typically recommend clients start by having a colonic and/or a water enema to release any stool sitting in the sigmoid colon (the part just above your rectum), and then administer the coffee enema. The coffee stimulates the release of bile which gets things moving. For specifics on constipation protocols contact the Refresh Clinic. Our team of experts can break it down for you and help put things back into working order.

Anti-Aging Benefits:

When coffee enters your sigmoid colon, properties in the coffee travel up your portal vein to the liver and stimulate the natural production of Glutathione; a powerful anti-aging antioxidant.  As you’re relaxing on the floor of your bathroom, (ahem… likely scrolling FB), a portal vein in the sigmoid colon draws specific properties from the coffee into the liver, stimulating the release of toxic waste from the liver into the gallbladder, allowing bile to carry these toxins into the intestine for elimination. During this process, our detoxification capacity in the liver increases by 600% and our entire blood supply is being filtered by the increased detoxification ability of the liver. Those free radicals don’t stand a chance!  Which means that your walking out of that bathroom feeling bright, energized and younger than you did when you walked in.  I like those kind of results.

Coffee Enemas are NOT a new practice!  In fact they have been around for hundreds of years. Here’s a little fun history for you:

During World War I, German Nurses ran out of clean water for enemas and began to perform enemas using coffee that was available to the doctors. After doing so, they reported dramatic improvement in their patients and the need for morphine to assist with pain relief was reduced. Dr. Max Gerson, who is well known for his alternative cancer therapies (check out The Gerson Institute), later studied coffee enemas extensively and they have since been incorporated into various protocols to treat chronic disease.

OK, So How Do I Do It?

Here’s a step by step guide.

Step 1: Gather Supplies Needed

  • A clean enema kit (we prefer a clear enema bucket, but a standard bag is fine too)
  • 1.5 liters of purified water
  • 3 tablespoons organic, dark-­roast coffee, finely ground (not instant)
  • 1 non­‐aluminum, teflon-free pot or saucepan (to boil the coffee)
  • 1 tablespoon celic sea salt or food-grade epsom salt
  • 1 ‐ 2 large towels and a pillow for comfort
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil (pure almond and olive oil are okay too)
  • Opt: 1/8 tsp of pure glutathione powder

Step 2: Stir the coffee in the pot to make sure all is mixed in the water, then bring to a boil and boil for 3 – 5 minutes. Reduce heat and let simmer for 15 – 20 minutes.

Step 3: Remove from stove element and let the coffee cool down to room temperature. Add salt. Strain coffee through a fine sieve to remove as many grinds as possible (note: do not use a paper or cloth filter to strain your coffee). You should be left with about 1 liter of coffee. Add more purified water if needed.

Step 4: Lay one towel on the floor inside or just outside of your private bathroom. Place the pillow under where your head will be and have an extra towel ready for warmth or comfort as needed.

Step 5: Assemble the enema kit as per the instructions that come with it. Place or hang the enema bucket/bag approximately 2 – 3 feet from where you’ll be lying. Ensure that the valve of the enema kit is closed and pour approximately 1 liter of the body temperature coffee mixture into the bucket/bag. If you are using glutathione powder, add it in now.

Step 7: Use the coconut oil to lubricate your anus and the first couple inches of the enema insertion tube.

Step 8: Hold the insertion tube over the sink, toilet, or bathtub and release the water slowly out through the tube, ensuring that water is flowing. Once you are sure the water is flowing, close the valve back up stopping the water flow temporarily.

Step 9: Lie on your side with your knees drawn toward your chest and gently insert the tube about 2 – 3 inches inside your anus. If you feel resistance you should stop, readjust the insertion angle and continue the insertion.

Step 10: Release the valve on the insertion tube and allow the coffee to slowly flow into your rectum. If you feel the need to evacuate immediately, slow down the water flow with the valve. After you have taken as much water as you can, remove the insertion tube, turn onto your back and remain comfortably on the floor until you feel the increased need to release. You may gently massage your abdomen if you choose. Ideally, you will hold for 12 – 15 minutes.

Step 11: When you feel the need to release, move to evacuate on the toilet. Raise your arms above your head and gently twist your torso to promote evacuation. It is recommended to have your feet slightly elevated from the floor on a stool to achieve the optimal evacuation position.

Step 12: Clean your enema kit with warm water & soap (or use vinegar to disinfect) and allow it to air-dry. Store somewhere sanitary for the next use!

If you are dealing with migraine headaches, metal toxicity, chronic fatigue, autoimmune, candida overgrowth or parasites I HIGHLY recommend just giving it a try!

Here’s a couple links to buy the Coffee Enema Kits online:

Base Kit: click here to get the details in our online store.

Upgraded Kit (includes glutathione): click here to get the details in our online store. 

Want to see a step-by-step demonstration with yours truly? 🙂  Check out this YouTube video where I break the process down in detail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMAynF141Oo

Krystal Vrba

Co-Founder & Whole Food Nutrition Coach at Refresh Natural Health
Krystal Vrba is a Whole-Food Nutrition Coach co-founder of Refresh Natural Health. She is the creator of the 3-Day Glowing Skin Diet and the 14-Day Liver Reset Program. After spending years battling her own health challenges, including multiple autoimmune diseases and chronic fatigue, Krystal works with clients and develops programs to make healthy living easy and fun. Please visit www.liverreset.com for more information on Krystal and her healing journey.