Based upon Dr. Max Gerson's work.
More information is available in his book: A Cancer Therapy,
Results in Fifty Cases
Coffee enemas rapidly help remove toxins from the liver.
They often provide quick relief when one is fatigued, sleepy, has headaches, or
is just feeling poorly. They also help against spasms, precordial (heart,
throat, chest) pain and difficulties resulting from the sudden withdrawal of
all intoxicating sedation.
A coffee enema, when done properly, causes the liver to
produce more bile, opens the bile ducts, and causes the bile to flow. In this
process, a toxic liver can dump many of its toxins into the bile and get rid of
them in just a few minutes.This often gives great relief to all parts of the
body, and often makes the difference between lying down feeling miserable and feeling
good and being active. Coffee enemas are also effective in relieving pain.
Patients with cancer, for an example, may achieve relief from pain even when
drugs have failed.
At the start of the treatment and during “flare-ups,” the
bile contains poisons, produces spasms in the duodenum and small intestines,
and causes some overflow into the stomach. This may cause feelings of nausea,
which could result in the vomiting of bile. If this happens, drinking a good
quantity of strong peppermint tea will help wash out the bile from the stomach
and bring relief.
It is interesting to note that drinking a cup of coffee has
an entirely different effect from that of using it as a cleansing enema.
Drinking coffee causes the following problems: increases reflex response;
lowers blood pressure; increases heart rate; causes insomnia and heart
palpitation; over stimulates the adrenals; irritates the stomach; and leaves a
toxic residue in the body. A coffee enema, when done properly, will not produce
Preparing the Coffee Enema
Add 3 heaping tablespoons of ground coffee (organically
grown coffee is absolutely essential*) to 1 quart of water (preferably
distilled). Let it boil lightly for 3 minutes, then simmer for a total of 20
minutes. Keep lid on. Strain and be careful to use at body temperature.
Do a cleansing enema, which is 2-3 bags of distilled water
used consecutively. Then place the coffee solution in the enema bag, instill
the solution while lying on your right side, with both legs drawn in close to
the abdomen... breathe deeply, in order to suck in the greatest amount of fluid
into the necessary parts of the colon. It also helps to let all of the air out
of the lungs and suck the gut in and out while in this position.
The fluid should be retained for 12 to 15 minutes. It helps
to have a clock or watch in view. Dr. Gerson found that all the caffeine is
absorbed from the fluid within 12 minutes. The caffeine goes through the
hemorrhoidal veins directly into the portal veins and into the liver.
When doing intestinal cleansing, one or two coffee enemas a
week should be fine if, before the cleanse, the person passed the pH tests.
Otherwise, that person should drink fresh juices, especially carrot, beet and
celery juices throughout the cleanse. An electrolyte supplement is even better
to take. Great care should be taken if the person is water fasting. The bile
that is released from coffee enemas contains many valuable mineral salts.
These need to be replenished. People who do several coffee
enemas a day should be on a good diet of broths and fresh juices, to assure the
replenishment of mineral salts.
*The Chemicals found in commercially grown coffee could
damage the liver when used as a coffee enema. Use ONLY organically grown
Note: Two coffee enemas in a week during a cleansing period
are good for most people - but not everyone. If coffee enemas make a person
feel worse, even when using organic coffee, they should discontinue using them.
Coffee enemas should be used with caution. Coffee enemas are stressful to the
liver and too many of them can cause liver stress. After cleansing, coffee
enemas should only be used as an emergency , not just to perk oneself up!
Coffee Enema - Frequently asked questions:
Q. Do those who have
a desire to continue coffee enemas have a toxic, sluggish liver?
A. Even though coffee
enemas flush the liver of toxins, the procedure is stressful to the liver and
should be used sparingly. Once the liver
is functioning perfectly, there will be little or no reaction, including the
feeling of relief, after a coffee enema.
Q: How often should I
do coffee enemas while cleansing?
A: Coffee enemas are
only recommended when a regular water enema has failed to relieve a severe
cleansing reaction, such as headache or nausea.
It is also recommended that they be done only once or twice a week. Be
sure the coffee is at body temperature!
Q. I do not tolerate
caffeine very well - I get seriously agitated and shaky, sometimes mean. Will a
coffee enema have this effect?
A. Drinking coffee
causes the following problems: increased reflex response; lowered blood
pressure; increased heart rate; insomnia and heart palpitations, over
stimulation of the adrenals, irritated stomach, and a toxic residue in the
body. A coffee enema when done properly
will not product these effects. It is
the caffeine that makes the coffee enema work so well. It is 100% useless without caffeine. Read about it in Cleanse & Purify
Thyself, Book 1.
Q. Can you say more
about how a coffee enema helps herbs into the portal vein?
A. The caffeine acts
as a carrier. Caffeine stimulates and
Q. Does putting herbs
that benefit the liver in a coffee enema help them absorb more efficiently?