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I Take My Coffee Up My Butt…Here’s Why

I started doing coffee enemas in 2015…way before they were cool. I had just finished college, where I Iived in highly toxic homes. The homes were at least 100 years old, with original copper pipes & lead paint, & I could see mold growing on the walls. Nobody was talking about environmental toxicity when I was in college and it was not until the year after I graduated that my late rheumatologist and mentor taught me about heavy metal toxicity.

At this time, I felt like I was dying. All my strength for the day was used in making and cleaning up breakfast. Nobody had an answer for me. My mom had read an obscure article about coffee enemas helping people with cancer. She suggested I try them and, in desperation, I did. After one, I was hooked. In minutes, fatigue was alleviated, brain fog cleared, my abdomen was flatter. Since then, coffe enemas have gained popularity for producing similar results in almost everyone who tries them.

It turns out that coffee enemas have been used for centuries by doctors in cases of poisoning, pain management, & cancer. There is some research explaining how coffee enemas produce such amazing benefits, but as with many natural remedies, it has mostly been swept under the rug. When coffee is administered rectally, it enters the —— veins, which transport it to the liver & gallbladder. Once it reaches the liver, it stimulates the gallbladder to release bile. Bile flow is key to detoxification because it transports toxins that have been processed by our liver into our intestines, to be eliminated in stool.

Some proponents of coffee enemas claim it radically increases glutathione production. While some research has demonstrated coffee beans administered in high doses orally may increase glutathione in mice, coffee enemas (albeit in doses below the therapeutic dose) have not shown to produce the same effect.

Want to try one at home?

Some things to keep in mind:

I don’t recommend coffee enemas for individuals with colonic disease or immune compromise.

As coffee can be a source of toxins and mold, using organic coffee for coffee enemas is imperative!!

I also recommend using silicone or stainless steel tools instead of plastic.

Enemas can be performed 1-3 times/week. Although they are sometimes used at a much greater frequency, I recommend that strategy as part of a targeted medical protocol overseen by a doctor.


8 cups high quality filtered or distilled water

2 T. Coffee enema coffee

Coconut oil


Douche bag with rectal attachment


Hair dryer or heating pack (optional)

Bring 2 T. Of coffee to boil with 8 cups of water. Allow to boil for 5 minutes. Then simmer for 10-12 minutes. Remove from heat & strain with a coffee strainer (I use a metal strainer instead of coffee paper filters- another source of potential toxins)

Allow coffee to cool until slightly warmer than room temperature. You should be able to hold your finger comfortably in the coffee. You can also use a thermometer and aim for around 99 F. If in doubt, allow to cool completely before using. Administering coffee that is too hot can result in burns but coffee that is too cold may cause intestinal cramping.

Pour 4 cups of water into a douche bag fitted with a rectal attachment. Thoroughly lubricate the attachment before administering (I use coconut oil). Hang the bag in the bathroom. Place a towel on the floor and lie on your right side. Advance the rectal attachment into your rectum. Do not advance the entire length of the attachment, simply far enough that the opening is secure in the rectum. Open the line, allowing all 4 cups of coffee to flow into your rectum. Aim to hold for 12 minutes. You may not be able to at first. Hold as long as you can, breathing deeply through urges to defecate. I recommend using a heat source such as heating pad or a blow dryer over the abdomen to help reduce abdominal cramping. After 12 minutes, evacuate in the toilet. Repeat with an additional 4 cups of water.

Cleaning your enema bag: Disassemble the enema bag and wash each part with soap & warm water. Then re- assemble, pour hydrogen peroxide and water through the system. Disassemble, dry with a towel, and allow to air dry completely before storing.

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