If you're like me, the words "coffee enema" have always seemed like something only health nuts did. Since my diagnosis with MDS, I dove head first, deep into the healing naturally world and discovered some awesome things... enemas being one of them!
First of all, our bodies are bombarded with toxins from all angles of our lives. The food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, and not to mention any pharmaceuticals you may be on for any health ailments. Don't get me wrong, I was one of those people too. I drank from the tap, ate packaged food (though in the past few years I've already switched to eating organic and mostly vegan, but I admit that packaged food is fast and easy!), and as far as medicine, Xanax was what I used to deal with my anxiety. Our world is full of toxic chemicals and it's hard to avoid them all. But in this barrage of chemicals, our poor liver, gallbladder, and colon try to keep our body safe by filtering out these bad things in attempt to keep our body working to it's full potential.
The liver is one of the largest organs in our body, and it has a really important job. It's how the nutrients from the food we eat get converted into energy our cells can use, while also gathering up the toxic substances and moving them out to the intestines to be expelled.(1) The liver plays a staring role in all metabolic processes in our bodies. The liver breaks down fats, ensures your blood sugar levels stay even, converts amino acids into energy, breaks down old or damaged blood cells, and produces proteins that are important to blood clotting. Summed up, the liver is kinda a big deal. So knowing that, we should take care of this lovely organ, since it has such a heavy weight on our health and well being, especially if you're faced with chronic disease.
The gallbladder is the liver's kid sister. She's there to store bile that is secreted by the liver, and then when needed, is released into the intestines to rid the body of the toxins and chemicals the liver filtered out.
The small and large intestines are the next super important step in the process of eliminating toxins. The bile created by the liver, stored in the gallbladder are then secreted into the small intestine to move the toxins on out the body. In the small intestine and large intestine, as mentioned above, things can get stuck in the cracks and crevices, and don't fully make their way out of the body. This can be a major problem if you think about toxins sitting in there for years, just chillin', and then we wonder why we feel sluggish, sickly, and have all sorts of other ailments appearing. We're toxic!
DISEASE STARTS IN THE GUT
It's been said that disease starts in the gut, and if you think about it, it really makes sense. If you've ever seen a diagram of the human intestines, you'd see that it's all twisty and curvy. If we're unable to completely expel the waste from our body, that yucky stuff just sits there in those curves and corners of the intestine and can start to make us ill. Really ill. Since the liver is doing a big job for us, if it's over worked or over loaded, those toxins may not always get filtered out, and then they're redistributed into our body, or just sit there stagnant in the liver without ever making it to the intestines. The goal now is to cleanse the liver, gallbladder and intestines, to get those toxins OUT for good!
ENTER THE.... COFFEE ENEMA (literally, ha!)
Like I mentioned, after my MDS diagnosis, my full time job has become a mission to heal. As in, the amount of hours I spend researching, reading, watching and learning about alternative healing methods, is equal to if not more than a full time job. And while I don't get paid to research, my payment is life, which is quite an important part of living, duh!
Coffee enemas allow for detoxification of the tissues and blood, and for someone fighting disease like cancer, this is essential to healing! They also stimulate the liver to produce Glutathione S-Transferase, which is a powerful detoxifier. Glutathione S-Transferase works like a magnet, binding with the toxins and chemicals in our bodies, and then releases them through the intestines to exit our body.
The benefits of coffee enema are enormous when you take in consideration your health and wellbeing. Some of the benefits are:
- detox the liver or assist in detoxing the liver
- clean the intestines and improve peristalsis
- increase energy and lift mood
- overall healthy feeling
- reduce toxicity in the liver by up to 600%, and up to 700% in the intestines (2)
- eliminate parasites
- repair liver
- can help heal chronic disease, like cancer (used in Gerson Therapy)
When you choose to jump into this therapy, do make sure you only use 100% organic coffee. No, this is not the same as the coffee you get from Starbucks, and no you can't just shoot that up your rear and call it a day! The coffee that I use (and better yet, the whole kit) is the Cor-Vital Coffee Enema Kit
Daily enemas are excellent in assisting the body in detoxifying. Some people, particularly those following the Gerson Therapy, do coffee enemas several times a day, to rid the body of cancer, or cancer-causing toxins. Whichever route you choose, I assure you the benefits will be felt, and you'll come back for more!
Have you tried coffee enemas or are you thinking about it? I'd love to hear your thoughts or experiences with it in the comments below!