1.Introduction to Starbutts
We have talked about water enema before. If you’re interested in learning about it, please click here. Today, I’m gonna introduce to you another powerful yet controversial detoxification procedure, namely, coffee enema. In this post, I’ll share my own experience and some info I think it’s important to y’all. If you have health conditions or on certain drugs, you can read this detailed guide book on coffee enema from what kind of coffee to choose to various different issues and problems. Almost everything you’d like to know you can find it in this link. Coffee enemas carry a risk of adverse effects, some of them serious, including infection, seizures, heart and lung problems, and death.
Enemas are a direct route for absorbing different substances. Drs. Marshall and Thompson discussed the use of colonic irrigation for “mental conditions” in the New England Journal of Medicine (1932). The coffee enema is used primarily for liver/gall bladder detoxification, even though the route is through the intestine. Coffee enemas are a powerful method of detoxification and provide “dialysis of the blood across the gut wall” (Walker, 2001, p. 49). Enemas promote a sense of relaxation, reduce pain significantly, and promote well-being by stimulating parasympathetic response (N. Gonzalez, personal communication, June 23, 2002).
The benefits of coffee enema include:
- Relieve constipation(better than stimulant that artificially make colon contracts/spasm and it may become dependent)
- Help insomnia and cognitive problems
- Eliminate (or control) parasites, and other pathogens (without disrupting intestinal flora) from the digestive tract and stops yeast overgrowth
- Trigger Antioxidant release: GST (The most powerful antioxidant and can only be produced internally. Intake of GST would be broken down before using it) It rejuvenates the liver and helps it protect our body. Our liver is important for filtering toxins. It’s like our doorkeeper that keeps crazy people going in the party. Also more toxins accumulate in our body and they stays in our liver or reabsorbed by our colon, resulting something called auto-intoxication. Medical science now acknowledges that up to 85% or more of all adult Americans suffer from some form of intestinal stasis [i.e., constipation, sluggish bowels, etc.–Ed.]. This virtually guarantees toxic build-up in the colon which, over time, inevitably results in one or more forms of serious illness or chronic degenerative disease. To learn more about GST, please see this article.
- Boosts immunity, increase energy and treats autoimmune diseases
- Removes heavy metals from the body
- Treats depression
3. Preparation and the Procedure
First, we’ll need the following items to start. Make sure that everything is sterile :
- An enema bag or enema bucket, preferably one of clear plastic that you can see through. I recommend stainless steel enema bucket in my enema post. Here for doing coffee enema, stainless steel may accelerate the oxidation of the coffee so an transparent plastic enema bag is also a good choice. Do not use any bag with a strong odor.
- A large stainless steel cooking pot organic coffee fully caffeinated, drip grind coffee
- A source of uncontaminated water. I use carbon filtered (RO filter is preferred) boiled water. Chlorinated water (tap water) should be boiled for 10 minutes.
4. Issues and some concerns
According to the National Cancer Institute, three deaths reported in literature appear to be related to coffee enemas. One may have occurred due to bacterial infection, although this couldn’t be confirmed. Two other deaths occurred due to electrolyte imbalance. There are also other complications that may come from administering coffee enema, including infection, seizures, heart and lung problems. Coffee enemas may be harmful to people with certain conditions such as an abdominal hernia, blood vessel disease, congestive heart failure, Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, gastrointestinal cancer, heart disease, intestinal tumors, severe anemia, hemorrhoids, and ulcerative colitis so if you have those conditions, please consult your doctor before doing coffee enema.
Coffee enemas remove a lot of potassium from your body so potassium supplement is recommended. Some known (rare) side effects:
- fits salt and other mineral imbalances
- inflammation of the bowel (colitis) Regular, long term use of enemas which can weaken the bowel muscle Other reported side effects include:
- loss of appetite
- diarrhea and sickness
- abdominal cramps aching,
- fever and sweating cold
- sores dizziness and weakness.
For more info on known issues and (preventable/rare) side effects, please see Dr.Wilson’s blog. In Chapter 6, he detailed some of the issues.
5. Some tips
First 5 tips are the same from my post “water enema”.
Some tips :
- Prepare a thick rug with a towel for lying more comfortably. Also easier to clean if leakage happens.
- Water : Use distilled, boiled carbon filtered water. Use your pinky finger/ inner side of your wrist to test the temp. You should feel comfortable not too hot or too cold. If it’s too hot, it might burn your rectum or colon. If it’s too cold, it will give too much stimulation to the colon wall and make it hard to retain. (a little bit of sea salt. Otherwise the law of diffusion osmosis will make the water stay in your system and you’ll feel bloated.), little gentle rub, 5~10 mins.
- Frequency : 1~2 times a day. It depends on one’s health condition. Normally, once a week for a normal healthy person is totally fine.
- Amount : 800ml to 1 liter. Occasionally, I do large volume enema to clean out what’s inside me if I feel uncomfortable or stressful. Also I keep an eye on what’s coming out of the enema, if there’s sticky gluey things or parasite, large volume enema will help. Luckily, I’m all good 🙂
- Position: Left lateral, right lateral, on one’s back legs up, on all fours and bottom up. All these positions have been used by many people and it all depends on one’s preference. To me, I prefer lateral position because it’s more comfortable and easier to insert the nozzle in. Especially, the left lateral position due to human anatomy, it makes the liquid flow into the retum and colon much easier and it helps retain the liquid in as well.
Coffee, water filter and enema kit
Coffee is a seed of a tropical fruited bush or small tree. It is found all over the world, although it grows best in certain tropical climates… wait… I think we all know what coffee is 😂😂😂. Although parts of America Asia and Africa also grow coffee, the best is often from South America due to the local soil conditions. Since we’re going to put the coffee inside of our body rectally, we have to pick the best suitably made coffee for this purpose. Many factors can contribute to the quality of coffee. For example :
- Dark roast coffee restored blood levels of the antioxidants vitamin E and glutathione more effectively than light roast coffee.
- Dark roast coffee leads to a significant body weight reduction.
- It produces more of the chemical, N- thimethylpyridinium.
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I use (and many doctors suggest ) distilled water, spring water or carbon-filtered boiled tap water for an enema. The water filter I use is this. Its replacement filters are easily available too such as this. The replacement filters fit in all Zero Water pitchers and water dispensers, from the smallest pitcher to the largest and it’s also NSF certified to reduce lead and other heavy metals. Zero water removes 99. 6% of total dissolved solids. This is just the one I use and to be honest, I think most of water filters do a pretty similar job. Another brand called “Brita” is quite popular too.
Now another basic requirements for coffee enema is an enema bag or enema bucket. (enema fleet bottle might not be able to hold enough coffee) I personally prefer buckets over bags since the buckets are open at the top which makes them easier be thoroughly cleaned. Although there are enema bags with open top, it is also easier to spill the coffee. The closed top bag is harder to clean, but not really difficult to rinse out. when it come to material, it is recommended to use a plastic or glass bucket because stainless steel or any metal bucket will oxidize the coffee to some extent and therefore weaken it somewhat. However, I still use stainless steel enema bucket (I never put coffee in enema bucket for long. I always do the enema right after I put coffee inside the enema bucket. This minimizes the oxidation effect of using stainless steel enema bucket)because I really don’t like the smell of plastic or rubber. The enema bucket I use is this. If you prefer enema bag, this one has the highest rating and positive feedbacks from the users.
The last thing is the lubricant which is super super important. I often use coconut oil but it’s sometimes hard to clean… a water-based lubricant is of a good option.
Generally the risks of (coffee) enema is very low. I personally benefit from it a lot and I often do coffee enema once per week or once per ten days. However, if not done properly or too frequently, it may cause serious consequences ranging from damage to your rectum, anus, or colon to dehydration, imbalanced electrolytes or even death. Before self-administering an enema at home, it’s critical to make sure that the tools you use are sterile ( the bucket, tubing, solution, and sometimes a bulb) and you are in a good health condition to engage it.
Although some small studies such as this study published in Clinical Nutrition Research in 2014 which suggests that coffee enemas may be useful in preparing the bowel for endoscopy (a type of procedure that includes cancer-screening tests such as a colonoscopy) show some positive results, there’s no sufficient scientific evidence that proves or disproves that coffee enemas are helpful to treat any medical condition. Evidence for or against the use of coffee enemas is mostly anecdotal.
Mainstream medicine doesn’t advocate the use of coffee enemas. It’s difficult to determine if most people have had a positive or negative experience. What is known for sure, is that coffee enemas are potentially dangerous. The decision to have a coffee enema or not is a personal choice best made between you and your doctor. If you choose to have a coffee enema and experience any serious side effects, get emergency medical help. Serious side effects include severe pain, persistent nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, and rectal bleeding,
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