An enema is, by definition, the injection of liquid through the anus to motivate evacuation. The colon is the organ responsible for absorbing most of the water we drink. It is important to keep it healthy and clean. If you are full of S#%*, toxins are sitting there and slowly being absorb even more back into the body. If you drink water and it just goes right through you, you colon may be packed and therefore the water is not being absorbed. Enemas are great for cleansing your colon and have many additional benefits like helping you detox. But how do you do an enema at home? It is easy and safe!
Step 1 – Gather the supplies
- Large towel
- Enema kit (you can buy one at the drug store like CVS, Walgreens and such)
- Pure water (distilled is the best)
Step 2 – Set up
- Set up in the bathroom.
- Lay the towel down next to the toilet.
- Decide where you are going to hang the enema bag. It should be about 3 feet high at least. I hang mine on the shower box handle bar.
Step 3 – Prepare the liquid
- Warm up the water to about body temperature. It should be warn but not hot. Hot water can damage the bag and may be uncomfortable for you too. To detox the liver I use coffee enemas. I will explain that later on.
- Pour the water into the bag and attach hose. Make sure hose is closed before hanging it.
Step 4 – Perform the enema
- Hang bag and lay down on towel sideways. Laying on the left side works best for me, but it will work either way.
- Insert the hose tip into the anus (about 3 inches).
- Open the hose. Some have valves and some have pinchers.
- Let the liquid flow in. If you experience discomfort you may close the valve, take a deep breath and wait until the discomfort passes to open the hose again. You may also massage the abdomen.
- Once the bag is empty close the hose and remain laying down (you may switch positions at this point) for a few minutes.
Step 5 – Expel
- Sit on the toilet and when you feel like it expel.
- After you are done make sure to clean the enema kit. Let it air dry before storing it.
The benefits of a coffee enema
Seems weird that coffee – a substance that when you drink it puts toxins in your body like caffeine, would then help you detox when used in an enema. Weird but it’s true! When you take coffee the other way it detoxifies your liver.
Seriously, coffee enemas may help relieve constipation, insomnia and cognitive problems; they may eliminate (or control) parasites, candida and other pathogens (without disrupting intestinal flora). Coffee enemas are frequently used in natural cancer protocols such as the Gerson Therapy. Coffee enemas were outlined as a treatment in the revered “Merck Manual,” a thick book that physicians used as their primary reference for decades, until the mid 1970s.
You are exposed to a barrage of toxic compounds in your life, you can easily become overloaded. Some of you cannot detoxify properly. Coffee enemas help you make glutathione, an antioxidant and that sends poisons packing. More on that momentarily.
As the coffee is retained in your bowel, the fluid goes through your intestinal wall, through the portal vein to your liver. The stimulating effects and healing compounds of coffee jumpstart your liver and gallbladder. Bile flows. There are compounds in coffee like kahweol and cafestol which spark production of glutathione. These enemas may allow for relaxation, a better mood, more energy, refreshing sleep and greater mental clarity.
If you choose to do a coffee enema, it should be weak coffee. Just one tablespoon for a liter to 1.5 liter of water.
I recommend doing enemas regularly. I do it seasonally, always along with my detox diet for best results. You may also do it when you feel sick with a fever, cold, flu that type of stuff or constipated. It really helps! Do not over do it. You may throw your electrolytes off balance if you do. I do a maximum of 5 days in row, once per day.
If you have digestion problems, chronic constipation or hemorrhoids please consult your doctor before doing an enema.
Colon Hydrotherapy also known as Colonics takes this process further and it is done by a professional. I will be getting one soon and will share about it. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask leaving a comment or contacting me via the contact form on the About me page.