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Coffee Enemas

Updated: Sep 8, 2023

Friends, if you are truly serious about transforming your health in dramatic ways, implementing coffee enemas into your regular wellness routine is essential for achieving the life-changing results you have always desired.

Coffee enemas are an excellent method to support your body’s detoxification, particularly for your liver, gallbladder, or alternative cancer therapy, such as the Gerson Therapy.

This guide is for educational purposes only. Always consult with your doctor prior to starting coffee enemas.

I'm known as the coffee enema guru among my clients, colleagues, friends and family. I have been implementing them for years with lots of success! Coffee enemas have an amazing capacity to detox your liver, help boost your immune system and purge your body of unwanted pathogens; myself and my clients can strongly attest to this. Coffee enemas provide a means for your liver to ‘dump’ its toxic load of chemicals and heavy metals into the intestines for elimination.

The time-tested water enema evolved during WWI when German medic supplies – including morphine – were in short supply and nurses were desperate to find ways of alleviating the post-surgery pain of severely wounded soldiers. Water enemas were routinely used, but anxious to find a more potent pain reliever, one resourceful nurse intuitively used leftover brewed coffee and found it to be highly effective.

Reports of the coffee's analgesic benefits prompted two German researchers to study the properties in coffee that produced these effects. In the 1920s, after experimenting with rats, they published their findings that the caffeinated enemas stimulated the opening of bile ducts (Bile is formed by the liver, stored in the gallbladder, and secreted into the intestines – via bile ducts – carrying waste for transit from the body). (Source)

Coffee enemas reduce levels of systemic toxicity by up to 700 percent. According to the late Dr. Max Gerson, a pioneer of coffee enema therapy and its effectiveness as part of his famous Gerson Diet, caffeine and other beneficial compounds in coffee stimulate the production of glutathione S-transferase (GST) in the liver. GST is said to be the “master detoxifier” in the body, as this powerful enzyme binds with toxins throughout the body and flushes them out during the enema process. (Source)

According to a 1982 study conducted by the National Research Council (NRC), the effect of green coffee bean consumption on the production of GST in test mice was an astounding 600 percent increase in the liver, and a 700 percent increase in the small intestine. In humans, the effect is similar, if not amplified, during a coffee enema, as coffee is able to directly stimulate the liver without having to first run through the digestive tract. The result is a powerful detoxifying effect that is unmatched by sheer diet alone.

“The purpose of coffee enemas is to stimulate the liver to increase its detoxification of the blood and decrease the toxic load on the liver. This includes removing a variety of toxins and free radicals from the bloodstream. They assist the liver so as not to overburden an already sluggish and toxic liver with the flood of toxins dislodged from the clean, nutrient-dense food and juice of the Gerson Therapy.” – The Gerson Institute

Is Your Liver Toxic?

In the world we live in, we all could use a little liver detox.

  • constipation/bloating/digestive problems

  • bad breath

  • skin problems: Since the liver is overwhelmed with toxins, the skin (detox organ) helps to take over. Eczema, acne, blemishes, rashes

  • weight loss or unable to gain weight

  • irritable/anger/rage: all connected emotions in TCM

  • brain fog/ poor concentration/ poor memory

  • depression/mood disorders/bi-polar

  • estrogen dominance/hormone problems/PMS

  • slow metabolism

  • allergies/ sensitive to everything (chemicals/pollens/foods)

  • hypoglycemia

  • excess gas

  • coated tongue

  • poor protein absorption

  • gallbladder problems/gallstones

  • chronic fatigue

  • high cholesterol and blood pressure

  • frequent colds/ excess mucus/ low immune system

  • fatty liver

  • worsening eye site

  • itching

Why is the Liver So Important to Optimal Health?

  • The liver preforms 500+ functions known in the body!

  • Carbohydrate metabolism: converts carbs to glucose to be used as energy throughout the body and brain.

  • Create (synthesize) amino acids to build proteins with as well as protein metabolism.

  • Secretes bile and bile salts needed to for fat digestion and proper enzyme secretion to break down all foods in the stomach.

  • Metabolize and change toxins so they can be excreted by the body (makes toxins into something less toxic in the body)- DETOX mechanism.

  • Contains special blood cells (Kupffer’s Cells) to kill bacteria and antigens.

  • Keeps blood glucose in balance.

  • liver cells (hepatocytes) break down fatty acids which then generates ATP

  • Synthesizes cholesterol and triglycerides within cells

  • Coverts ammonia (left over from too many amino acids) into urea– which can then excreted by the urine. (Ammonia is much more toxic then urea)

  • Ability to change and process hormones (thyroid convert T4 into active T3, estrogen, and aldosterone).

  • Detoxes drugs, medications, pesticides, dangerous vaccine components, and environmental toxins (we breath, bath, and put on our skin).

  • Stores and releases (when needed) these vitamins: glycogen, vitamin A, D, E, K (fat soluble), vitamin b-12, copper and iron.

  • Along with the skin and kidneys, the liver forms active vitamin D for the body to use.

  • Detoxes and filters everything that comes in the intestines and all your blood (only organ that can do this).

How Coffee Enemas Work

Coffee enemas date back to the late 1800’s as a remedy to relieve discomfort and pain in the body as it removed toxins from the liver and blood.

A coffee enema is an enema, just like a water enema, only the solution is made of specialized enema coffee. The coffee enema solution is delivered the same as a water enema, through the enema tubing into the rectum.

Once the enema therapy coffee is inside the rectum, the hemorrhoid veins absorb the caffeine in the coffee. From the hemorrhoid vein, it then goes up to the portal vein, which carries the blood supply to the liver and to the gallbladder.

The effects on the liver by the caffeine and palmitic acids in enema coffee are immediate and brought about by the caffeine, which dilates the portal vein and bile duct.

This stimulates the liver bile ducts to open. Once open, the toxins can be released.

  • The caffeine in coffee enters the liver through the portal system and causes an increase in bile flow. The bile, in turn, supports the accumulated poisons and toxins to be released and evacuated from the body.

  • Coffee enemas are a powerful way to detoxify the body.

  • Coffee enemas are an excellent alternative to sedation or pain relievers.

  • Coffee enemas taken in an enema are unlike drinking coffee. Drinking coffee causes digestive problems and negatively affects the liver.

  • Coffee enemas typically do not affect normal evacuation processes.

Coffee enemas are superior to plain water enemas, as they provide so many more benefits. The theobromine, theophylline, palmitic acid and caffeine in the coffee travel via the rich capillary bed of the rectum into the portal vein, which leads directly to the liver. These substances dilate blood vessels and open up the bile ducts allowing the liver to release bile, which contains toxins.

Doctors at the University of Minnesota showed that coffee administered rectally also stimulates an enzyme system in the liver, which increases glutathione, the master antioxidant in the body, by 600%-700% above normal activity levels. This antioxidant reacts with free radicals (which cause cell damage) in the bloodstream and makes them inert. These neutralized substances become dissolved in the bile, are released through the bile flow from the liver and gallbladder, and are excreted through the intestinal tract.

While holding the coffee enema in the colon for 10-15 minutes, the body’s entire blood supply passes through the liver 4-5 times, carrying poisons picked up from the tissues. So the enema acts as a form of dialysis of the blood across the gut wall. It’s an amazing way to assist the body to detox in our very toxic world.

What Are The Benefits of A Coffee Enema?

The coffee enema is a gallbladder flush and liver flush. The coffee enema, without question, will provide prompt relief from pain – even severe pain. Why is it such a great pain reliever? Because the toxins in the body pollute the blood, which in turn creates havoc in the body. Once the toxins are gone, the pain anywhere in the body is relieved.

When the body is detoxified, you can experience calmness, more vitality all over, normal bowel movements, mental clarity, joint relief, and headaches relieved – and generally whatever you are experiencing a coffee enema will help you feel better – fast!

  • Coffee enemas can strengthen the body overall by removing toxins from the blood

  • Coffee enemas help eliminate bacteria’s, parasites and candida in the colon

  • Coffee enemas can strengthen and tone the colon

  • Coffee enemas are given to stimulate the release of toxins in the liver

  • Coffee enemas are known to improve mental clarity, relieve depression and mental confusion

  • Coffee enemas are known to relieve back pain, allergy symptoms, and arthritis

  • Coffee enemas can be taken without assistance at home

  • Coffee enemas relieve chronic pain, ease “die-off” symptoms during cleanses, detox regimens

  • Coffee enemas detoxify and help repair the liver

  • Coffee enemas cleanse and heal the colon and digestive tract, improve peristalsis

  • Coffee enemas boost glutathione s-transferase by up to 700%, which is one of the body's master antioxidants and is involved in different phases of detoxification.

A liver can accumulate a lot of toxins over the course of one’s life, due to today’s air (geoengineering), water (contaminates), and food GMO's and other chemicals) are greatly contaminated, placing a serious burden on the liver.

Detoxification of toxins can help you to stay healthy.

Why Should I Use Organic Enema Coffee?

When you do a coffee enema, you will not be using the same coffee you buy in the grocery store to drink in the morning.

For the same reasons I recommend to purchase organic produce and ingredients whenever possible, is why I also highly recommend purchasing organic enema coffee – to avoid pesticides, herbicides.

What’s The Best Enema Coffee To Buy?

  • Enema therapy coffee must be caffeinated. Coffee contains caffeine, which contains palmitic acids (cafestol & kahweol). These help to produce glutathione-S-transferase (GST), which is used in different phases of detoxification in the body. They also help to release bile from the gallbladder and liver.

  • Enema therapy coffee should have a high enough cafestol content to open the bile ducts.

  • Enema therapy coffee must be a “clean” coffee since it will go into the liver.

  • The cleanest coffee is a special “air roast” process.

  • The traditional drum roasting process can cause beans to be burnt which are carcinogenic to the liver.

  • Fine ground enema coffee will retain 100% of its cafestol and palmitic acid content for at least 8 months and up to 2 years.

  • There is no difference in buying whole bean enema coffee or fine ground for enema use – both retain the same potency. This statement is supported by research done at US Coffee Association for enema use – both retain the same potency. This statement is supported by research done at U.S. Coffee Association.

  • The lighter the color of the coffee, the stronger the cafestol.

  • Gerson Therapy recommends medium roast, fine grind, for their patients.

  • The lighter the roast, the more powerful the cleanse.

What Brand of Enema Coffee Should I Use?

First, it must be caffeinated and organic. There are many brands of “enema coffee” and even “organic enema coffee” on the market – how do you know which one to choose?

I’ve used a many different brands over the years, but PureLife Organic Enema Coffee and AUSSIE HEALTH CO 419° Roasted Organic Enema Coffee and this organic one are my favorite enema coffees.


  1. Enema bucket, tubing and tip/nozzle. I have this 2 quart (8 cups) GLASS bucket with handle and I love it (with side spigot) I like seeing the amount of liquid that I retain in each flush, or you can consider the Stainless steel bucket and here is the Silicon bag (recommend for travel only because it's harder to clean and see how much solution you have inside).

  2. Non-toxic pot with lid. I love my 360 surgical grade stainless steel 6 quart pot with cover for my enemas. I have this pot dedicated just for making my coffee enemas. Code MELISSA25 for 25% off site wide.

  3. Oil for lubrication. (I love using castor oil (code MELISSA), coconut oil or you can use organic olive oil or coconut oil)

  4. Fine mesh strainer

  5. Coffee, see above

  6. Measuring cup and tablespoon. Always use glass or stainless steel, avoid plastic at all cost.

  7. Non toxic soap. I use and love thieves household cleaner or Earthley cleaner.

  8. High bowel extender tube. (Optional) This is a game changer. It reaches the high bowel.

Why Use Filtered / Purified Water To Do A Coffee Enema?

One very simple reason.

If you are doing a coffee enema for detoxification and healing, you are working to REMOVE toxins from your body, not ADD new ones.

A simple Google search will show you what harmful toxins are in tap water, like pharmaceuticals, plastics, lead, mercury, fluoride, and chlorine just to name a few.

Did you know that finished water can contain up to 59 different pesticides? Groundwater can contain up to 51 different pesticides and even bottled water can contain up to 11 different pesticides.

That’s just pesticides and not lead, chlorine or pharmaceuticals.

You do not want to use or introduce toxic and contaminated tap water for this detoxification procedure.

If you are going to take the extra step to make sure you use the very best organic, non-toxic coffee available, please take one more important step to make sure you use the cleanest and purest water available.

Tap water is not that.

Reverse osmosis or distilled water is best choice for using the cleanest and purest water possible.

Remember, one of the main purposes of performing a coffee enema is to REMOVE toxins from your body, not ADD new ones.

How to Do a Coffee Enema

Preparation of coffee

  1. It must be boiled for full healing effects. Put coffee grounds into filtered water in large part and cover with lid. Ratio of coffee : water per person : per enema This is an estimate: 3Tble : 3 cups filtered water. You can always use more or less depending on is you're a newbie or want more therapeutic strength. I normally double this to make two enemas.

  2. Turn stove up to high until water is boiling about 2 to 3 minutes depending on stove.

  3. Once boiling, reduce heat to lowest setting and simmer (which it should still be a low roll boil) for ~10 minutes. Keep an eye of this to be sure it is at a low roll boil and it doesn't bubble over.

  4. Once the timer goes off, turn off the stove and move the pot to a cool burner and keep covered to prevent water loss from steam.

  5. Poor boiled coffee through a fine strainer into your enema bucket.

  6. I use about 1/2 of the boiled coffee solution and fill the bucket up with cold filtered water so I can implement the enema right away at that time. NOTE: I personally use a 2000ml enema bucket, which is about 8 cups, therefore I use about 8 TBLS of coffee : 8-10 cups of water.

  7. Optional throw in a few ice cubes to help cool faster made with filtered water only

  8. Optional use a strainer and poor coffee into different bowl to help cool faster than in the pot it was boiled in

  9. Temperature is important. You want it on the warm side, not cool or room temperature. Cool will constrict the colon and warm will help dilate it. A good way to make sure the coffee is cooled down enough is to use the pinky test. Put your finger in the water for at least 10 seconds. If it’s too hot for your pinky, it’s definitely too hot for your rectum. But it should still be warm.

  10. Pro tip. I make two enemas at once using the ratio of 1 to 1, doubling the 3 to 3 that’s about 6 tablespoons of coffee and 6 cups of water.

  11. I boil the 6 tablespoons of coffee grounds in about 6 cups of water, but pour about half since its boiling hot in my bucket, then I add in another ~3 cups of cool filtered water so I don’t have to wait for it to cool.

How long does it take?

It takes about 15 minutes in total to prepare. Then with holding time and expelling time and clean up I would plan for 1.5 hours.

The Magic is in the Boil. Once it reaches a boil, turn the burner off immediately, you may let it sit on the burner for about 5-10 minutes: Coffee contains caffeine, which contains palmitic acids, cafestol & kahweol; natural diterpenes & plant chemicals: polyphenols including chlorogenic acid and quinic acid. These are released only by the boil. This method will not work using an automated drip coffee pot. These help to produce glutathione-S-transferase (GST), which is used in different phases of detoxification in the body.

Straining the coffee

Once you've completed the boiling of the coffee enema solution, use oven mits to handle your pot and pour the coffee enema solution, about half, into your enema bucket through a fine mesh strainer. I recommend filling your bucket about half full of your boiled solution, then the other half with cold filtered water, so you can implement your enema immediately.

Straining the coffee grounds is important, otherwise the grounds can clog up your enema tube.

Optional. I save the rest of the solution and grounds and set aside in the fridge in a glass mason jar, and reheat later, for my evening enema.

Preparing to take the enema

  • You may prep yourself a little bed of towels to lie on in the bathtub or bathroom. You may prefer doing them in the bathroom in case you leak or have an accident – easier clean up. You can lie elsewhere when you become better at performing the enemas.

  • If you have not had a bowel movement, I recommend taking a plain water enema first, before the coffee enema. This will usually clean out the bowel quickly and effectively. For some, they can hold the coffee no matter what and do not need to use water first. Keep in mind that everyone is different.

  • Remove any air from the enema tube the following way. Grasp but do not close the clamp on the hose. Place the tip in the sink or tub. Hold up the enema bag or bucket above the tip until the water begins to flow out. Then close the clamp. This expels any air in the tube. If this air gets in your colon, it will give you the urge to evacuate too soon.

  • Lubricate the enema tip with a small amount of castor oil, coconut oil or olive oil.

Inserting and Retaining the Coffee Enema and my “Breaking the Dam” Technique

  1. Place in a bucket at about the level of a door handle or on a countertop about 3 feet above the ground. The higher the bucket is the faster the fluid will flow.

  2. Lay on your back while it goes in and then gently insert the lubricated tip into the rectum. NOTE: if you cannot lay down, you can hang your enema bucket from a hook or the shower curtain rod and insert it standing up.

  3. With the tip lubricated, insert the tip gently and slowly. Move it around until it goes about an inch or two ( 2-4 cm) inside you.

  4. Hold the tube in place, while the enema is filling inside you, to keep it from sliding out and then unclamp the tube. Feel free to clamp it midway through if it feels like too much pressure. Especially when starting out, you can feel a sense of fullness. It typically does pass after a couple sessions seconds and when it does, unclamp and let about 1-2 cups go in. If it isn’t going in at all, you may need to lift the bucket higher or move the tip slightly in or out to get the right angle.

  5. Clamp down on the clamp after about 1-4 cups are in, insert what feels comfortable to you.

  6. Now that it is in, lay on your right side to get the coffee to the portal vein and liver for glutathione production. You may feel the sensation of having to have a bowel movement. Try to breathe through it it typically will pass. Fullness and pressure is different than actual pain. Never continue if you have pain.

  7. TRY TO RETAIN THE ENEMA FOR ~1-5 minutes, less time is okay. I typically hold for 1 min or so, but with multiple flushes. Most recommend holding it for15 minutes and I disagree with that, especially if you're a newbie or even in your first year or so. Less time, less solution and more flushes help to “break the dam” as I call it. This really helps to break up and "chisels away" at biofilm, plaque and parasites. Changing position also helps to keep the coffee in longer. Use the time to read a book, meditate, etc. Some people are able to get up and go lie on a towel in bed, instead of on the floor or in the bathtub. I recommend to do 4-6 enema flushes holding for (about) 1-2 minutes at a time in ONE session. Also, you don't need to stop after breaking 1 dam, I still recommend running 4-6 flushes, because you can have break throughs multiple times in one session. Do your best.

Finishing up

  • After retaining, go to the toilet and evacuate. It is okay if some water remains inside. If water remains inside, you may be dehydrated or otherwise it will come out with the next flushes.

  • Repeat process in same session. I like to do 4-6 flushes with only ~1-4 cups each, very dependent on each flush and how much I can retain.

  • Many times you won't see much come out until the 4th or 5th flush – then the dam breaks!

Cleaning The Enema Bucket

  • Wash the enema bucket, tube and nozzle thoroughly with a non-toxic soap and hot water or ozone, 15 seconds of scrubbing is a good rule of thumb.

CE Pro Tips

  • Be patient. Practice makes perfect.

  • Add 1/2 teaspoon of Epsom salts per two cups of coffee. The magnesium will help the colon to stop spasming so you can hold the enema longer.

  • A small amount (tsp or so) of blackstrap molasses into enema solution can help with retention

  • I use my soft red light panel on my belly for healing and retention

  • I listen to high vibration music, around 528 Hz helps

  • The water may be too hot or too cold. Be sure the water temperature is comfortable

  • It may help to place a small pillow or rolled up towel under your buttocks so the water flows downhill into your colon

  • A glass enema bucket for easy flow

  • Consider an extender tube to reach higher in the colon

  • You can rub yl peppermint oil + geranium oil + castor oil on right and left just under the rib cage to help with retention

  • Lay on right side to target the hepatic duct, liver + gb + portal vein

  • Lay on left to target the splenic flexture

  • Listen to high vibration music to help with retention ~528 Hz solfeggio frequencies

  • Implement lymph drainage trigger points &/or fascia blaster

  • Take biotoxin binder before your enema to mop up debris, I take 2 caps 20 min prior

  • Additions to consider adding to your solution: 1 opened Biotoxin binder or a sprinkle of carboxy + 1 opened TUDCA cap, 1 opened cap if CT-Biotic, 1 dropper of IS-BAB, 2 drops ozonated water to your CE solution to LEVEL UP drainage. Order these from Cellcore using my code: AQWXV4Cs

  • I love taking Cellcore's LIVER SUPPORT KIT, orally, this really elicits fluke and stone purging, especially during the full moon parasite para kit cleanse.

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).

Newbies and those Sensitive to Caffeine

If you are new to CE's or are sensitive to caffeine, I highly recommend starting with water enemas.

You can run:

  • plain filtered water

  • water and minerals (CT-Minerals or Quinton Isotonic)

  • water, minerals and probiotics (CT-Minerals or Quinton Isotonic – Megaspore or CT-Biotic)

  • water and just probiotics (Megaspore or CT-Biotic)

  • water and chamomile tea (very soothing and calming)

Hydration Enemas

  • 1/2 gallon RO Filtered or Distilled water, boil water and reduce to simmer for 8-10 minutes, allow to cool or add cold filtered water

  • Add 1 TBS Quinton Isotonic to the water

  • Stir well

  • Perform enema

Hydration and Probiotic Enemas

  • 1/2 gallon RO Filtered or Distilled water, boil water and reduce to simmer for 8-10 minutes, allow to cool or add cold filtered water

  • Add 1 TBS Quinton Isotonic to the water

  • Add 1-2 capsules of Megaspore or CT-Biotic

  • Stir well

  • Perform enema

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