Detox Day 1: Coffee Enema Detox
Here we go with Day #1 of my detox.
I know most of you cringe at the thought of an enema, but there’s really no way around it. It is what it is, or shall I say, “You gotta do what you gotta do.” So if inserting a tube up your butt is not in your agenda, then I wish you well.
The absolute first step we want to take when detoxifying the body is first addressing the liver so that it will be ready to start eliminating toxins. Remember, our livers are dealing with about 85,000 different chemical toxins in addition to its 25 other jobs, so we want to alleviate some of this strain on this organ. Taking the “pressure off” will allow the liver respond properly and efficiently when we begin the healing process with nutrients.
If the liver is at maximum capacity, we will not properly absorb the nutrients and the detox will not work. This is called a Cytochrome P450 liver detoxification process. This is my least favorite part of the detox by the way, but it absolutely needs to be done before we move on to the next step.
Coffee Enema Detox
Here’s what’s going on, and here’s what you gotta do. . .
Once you administer the coffee rectally, the caffeine will travel via the hemorrhoidal vein and the portal system to the liver. It will then open up the bile ducts and allow the liver to release bile, which contains toxins.
The theobromine, theophylline and the caffeine in coffee dilate blood vessels and bile ducts, relax smooth muscles, and increase the bile flow. It will also stimulate an enzyme system in the liver called glutathione S-transferase by about 600%-700% above normal activity levels.
This enzyme reacts with free radicals 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.
So What Do I Have to Do?
Hold the coffee enema in the colon for 12-15 minutes.
During this time, 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.
The purpose of the coffee enema is not to clear out the intestines, but the quart of water in the enema stimulates peristalsis in the gut.
A portion of the water also dilutes the bile and increases the bile flow, thereby flushing toxic bile (loaded with toxins by the glutathione S-transferase enzyme system) out of the intestines.
If you’re coping with a chronic degenerative disease or an acute illness, for example, you can achieve the following benefits from the lowering of blood serum toxin levels achieved by regular administration of coffee enemas:
- Increased cell energy production
- Enhanced tissue health
- Improved blood circulation
- Better immunity and tissue repair
- Cellular regeneration
- 4 tbsp. organic fresh brewed coffee
- 1 qt. distilled water
- Fresh squeezed organic lemon
- 2 tbsp. of any cold pressed or unrefined oil (e.v.o.o.)
- Add coffee and water to a non-aluminum sauce pan.
- Bring to a boil and stir. Reduce heat, cover w/ lid and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Remove from stove top and let cool.
- Strain coffee w/ fine sieve and add lemon and oil and add to your enema of choice. Do not use paper or fabric filter. We want small grains of coffee in the final solution. Otherwise the cafestol will be strained out.
- Lay down on side, insert enema and release contents rectally.
*Note: Once all the water enters you can massage your stomach, or even get up and move around. This helps push the coffee around and facilitates better detoxification. Try to keep it in for 12-15 minutes. I’m not gonna lie. . . this will be a challenge and you will have some major urges to let it out faster but try to resist as long as you can.