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My First Coffee Enema

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Coffee enemas have been performed since Ancient Egypt and were listed in the Merck Manual from 1917 until the early 70s. Coffee enemas are not new.

As a health coach, I recommend coffee enemas to women to detox their bodies by helping their liver function better.  But until now, I have never done one personally. Through my FDN training, I had a lab done to test my urinary bile acids. The test came back that my liver was probably struggling and not performing optimally. I knew a coffee enema would be good for me, but there was this fear. Not even sure what the fear was.  However, as I tell any of my clients, never do what you aren’t ready for. Start where you are.

Do things to get yourself ready…read, research, talk to others who have done it.  Then at some point you will be ready to face your fear and just do it.  That was me.

I did research on enema kits. I purchased this enema kit from Purelife, along with a strainer, and good organic coffee.

Finally, I was ready.

I boiled my coffee.  Neither my husband nor I drink coffee, so for the first time in our 26 years of marriage, the smell of coffee permeated the house. Now, I love the smell of coffee beans but not of boiling coffee. I used 3/4 tablespoon of coffee in 4 cups water to keep it weak for the first time.  Boiled it for 5 minutes and simmered for 15.  Then let it cool.

While it was cooling I prepared my kit and the bathroom.  I washed out the kit with soap and water. I laid some towels on my bathroom floor near the toilet.  No way was I going to be far from the toilet.  I gathered some clean rags.  I decided on using old magazines to raise my enema bucket up, but not too high.  I didn’t want it flowing too fast.

The coffee was at about body temperature. It was ready. Was I?

I was nervous.  The thought of inserting something up, just is not pleasant, but I could do this.

I poured 2 cups of the strained coffee into the bucket with the clamp shut.  Then let just a tiny bit flow into the sink to get the air out.

Well, the rest wasn’t hard, but I felt clumsy and slow with it.  I did spill coffee. I had a hard time figuring out how to let it flow at a good rate, not too slow and not too fast.  But I did it.

I was only able to hold it for about 5 minutes.  I tried the second 2 cups, and again I could only hold it for 5 minutes.  It may not have been perfect, but I did it.  It wasn’t too bad.  I listened to a podcast while doing it.

I have done it a few times since and have finally been able to hold it for 15 minutes and not spill any coffee.

Am I an expert at it yet? Nope, not by a long shot, but it is getting easier. Are the coffee enemas benefitting me?  That still is to be determined.  It is rare that you try something and it immediately has an impact on your health.  The first couple I noticed nothing, but I am feeling much lighter and ever more energetic after I starting doing them for 15 minutes.

Will I still recommend that my clients research and consider coffee enemas?  Absolutely.  Doing them safely can be an important component of health.  Toxins are all around us, and helping our livers to detox our bodies can be beneficial.  The key is to research, learn how to do it properly, give it a shot a few times and decide for yourself.

Have you ever done a coffee enema?  Do you currently do them?  Tell me what you think in the comments below.

Disclaimer: I am not a physician and like my official disclaimer says please consult your physician before trying anything I suggest. This my experience only.  Please research and read for yourself to decide if this is right for you.  Also, this post contains affiliate links.

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  1. Good for you! Wow, you are brave. Not many people would try it. My father did them for years before he passed. I tried it once years ago and felt pretty good but never a coffee enema. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Teresa Salhi says:

    I am the type of person that really likes this topic – ha! I have never tried the coffee version, but I just might do it. I can tell when I need the enemas and do believe in the benefits. I am interested to hear more of what you discover too. I am not weirded out at all 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Teresa, glad it doesn’t weird you out. Maybe you will be ready to try one sometime, just don’t expect it to be perfect the first time. Working on a post as to benefits of a coffee enema hopefully within the next couple of weeks.

  3. Having tried almost every possible modality I ever heard of, yes I did a series of enemas and coffee enemas many years ago, but I did them with a colonic therapist, as for me, that was a much safer way to go. I was quite ill at the time and now I support my liver in other ways, although I do know how effective coffee colonics can be for many people. Of course, there is a “fear” and for some people it is a most uncomfortable feeling.

    It sounds like you have almost mastered it Karen and really for each of us, all we can do is try something that resonates and see if we see results. There is always something new to try and as you read in my recent post, there is no one-size-fits-all protocol when it comes to health. The key is to go with the things that resonate with you and that way you are more prepared for the experience. Congrats on taking it on for yourself and for showing your willingness to try new things…especially when you are recommending them to others.

    • Karen says:

      In my state, there are no colonic therapists so doing your own enema is your only option. I do believe that we all should be willing to try new things because we are all different. Agree that the key is to go with what resonates with you and you will never know if you don’t try. Here’s to our health.

  4. Tamuria says:

    Sounds like a bit of an ordeal. I haven’t done any kind of enema. I’m blessed with good health and figure ‘if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it’ but I will be interested to hear if you think you have benefitted from it.

    • Karen says:

      I wouldn’t say it was an ordeal, just a big learning curve for me. So glad you have good health. There are very few women I know who don’t struggle with energy problems, weight issues or hormonal imbalances. Keep your health. 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kristen, I am not a coffee drinker either. Don’t like the smell of boiling coffee, but if it helps me detoxify, I am willing to try it. Find what is right for you to get or keep your health.

  5. Joan Potter says:

    Karen – I love the way you write. While I would never give myself a coffee enema, I admire your chutzpah! I’ve always thought a good comedienne could make a hit doing a schtick about preparing for a colonoscopy. Your article was informative and yet to the point, and also light hearted. “The coffee was at about body temperature. It was ready. Was I?”
    I hope your liver studies improve!

    • Karen says:

      Thanks, Joan. Our bodies are what they are and I want all to be comfortable talking about our body functions. All in the name of health. Yes, that would be hilarious to watch a comedian talk about an enema.

  6. Rachel Lavern says:

    Well, Karen. This is TMI for me. I love my one cup of coffee and I noticed my resistance when reading this post.

    I should learn about colon cleansing or find a good colon therapist in my area. I am aware that we are bombarded with toxin and probably should clear them from our bodies and start eliminating them.

    • Karen says:

      Sorry for the TMI, could have gotten more into detail, but that was plenty for me. I don’t love coffee, but it works for this. If you are feeling your body is full of toxins, do things like dry skin brushing to start until you are ready to move to something like this.

  7. Yoiks! No, I have never done a coffee enema (or any other kind. I prefer my coffee to go in the other end. 🙂 I’ll be interested to hear how it all comes out for you (hahaha!). Sorry. Hope that wasn’t rude!

  8. Christy says:

    Impressed with you bravery to try new things. I too am not a coffee drinker, but have never tried this. Will be interested in what you find from your research on the effectiveness.

  9. Joyce Hansen says:

    Not that adventurous, but applaud your bravery and commitment to a healthy liver. I’ve heard they are very good for cancer treatments. Just curious why coffee works as compared to something else.

    • Karen says:

      Coffee enemas active enzymes that help move toxins out of the system rather than being reabsorb several times. Our bile from liver/gallbladder recirculates several times. These enzymes help move it out of the system. Less toxins, less work for the liver. It really isn’t that bad. I am getting better at it, but still no expert.

  10. Only went to a colonic specialist 1x and did not like it so I know I would never do it on my own. I love coffee & never heard of a coffee colonic. What impresses me most is how you tackled something for the first time and continued learning from experience. Same is true about being able to write about it. Tasteful, informative and important information. Good for you.

    • Karen says:

      Roz, glad you tried a colonic. They are slightly different than an enema. You never know if you will like it or be able to do something unless you try. Thanks for your feedback.

  11. Hi Karen 🙂
    I do LOVE my coffee and just never thought about using it as an enema…….very interesting 🙂 Thanks for sharing this detailed post on how to do one if you wanted to do it for yourself 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Thanks, Joan. Drinking coffee affects your body differently than doing an enema. Depends on what you are needing from coffee to which you do. 🙂

  12. How timely! I was just thinking about contacting my colonic therapist to discuss this. I am so delighted that you shared your healthy My First Coffee Enema post with us at the Healthy Happy Green Natural Party! I’m Pinning and sharing this!

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