Coffee Enema FAQ
Q. How do I make the enema coffee?
THIS RECIPE IS FOR ONE COFFEE ENEMA
1. In a Stainless-Steel pot (never aluminum), add 1 Quart/1Liter of distilled water, never tap water.
2. Add 3 rounded Tablespoons of organic, ground coffee - light or medium roast - made with Arabica beans. Never use instant or decaffeinated coffee.
3. Cover pot and bring to boil.
4. Remove cover and let boil for 5 minutes.
5. Cover pot and simmer for 15 minutes.
6. Let cool and strain the coffee and use at body temperature.
Always strain out coffee grounds and just use the liquid for enema.
7. Some of the liquid will have been boiled away, so always add enough distilled water to make the enema one full quart/one full liter.
Q. How high do I hang the enema bucket/bag?
A. 18 to 24 inches above your body.
Q. What type of water do I use?
A. Distilled water. Any other type of water has fluoride and other toxins in it. You want to detox with the CE, not add more toxins back into your system. If you are certain your water source is not fluoridated, you can use Reverse Osmosis (RO) or Deionized (DI) water.
Q. How do I clean my enema bucket/bag and catheter?
A. Use good soap, like Castile soap. After the CE, disassemble the entire kit, wash each part in hot, soapy water, then reassemble the enema kit. Put hot soapy water in the enema bag/bucket. Run the hot soapy water through the kit. Next, run clean water through to rinse all the soap out. Once a week, deep clean your kit by running Hydrogen Peroxide through after you have completed the above steps. Run clean water through the kit after the Hydrogen Peroxide to rinse out the Hydrogen Peroxide residue. Disassemble the kit and dry the bucket and ctheter with a paper towel. Hang the tube to dry.
Q. What temperature should the coffee solution be when I do the coffee enema?
A. Body temperature or just slightly higher. Colder than body temperature can be hard to hold for the entire 15 minutes. You can check the coffee temperature with a thermometer or by placing your pinky into the coffee solution to check the temp. It should be comfortable to the touch.
Q. How many coffee enemas can I do per day?
A. This is entirely your preference. Cancer patients using coffee enemas will do up to 6 CE's per day. Most casual users that are doing CE's to detox will do one a week or multiple times per week. Many enjoy the calming, peaceful feeling they get after a CE and put it into their daily routine.
Q. Do I need to empty my bowels before I do a coffee enema?
A. It is preferred that you have a bowel movement before the coffee enema, as it is for detoxing purposes, not to empty the colon. Many people find it easier to hold the coffee enema with an empty colon. If you are not able to have a bowel movement before, you can do a water only flush to clean the colon out. Then proceed with the coffee enema.
Q. Why do I need to use a red or silicone catheter for the coffee enema? Can't I just use the tubes that came with my enema kit?
A. There are many reasons using a catheter is recommended. The catheter gets the coffee solution into the preferred place in your colon, near the portal vein. It also makes it easier to hold the solution longer. The most important reason is that the catheter is more pliable. Using the tubing without the catheter may cause you to puncture your colon with the stiff tubing.
Q. The Red Catheter is so long. Do I have to insert the whole thing?
A. You only need to insert the first 6-8" to get the tube into the optimal place in the colon.
Q. Does it matter how I lie down to retain the coffee enema?
A. You need to lie on your right side, once the coffee solution is in. This is because the descending colon is positioned upward, so the veins are on the bottom of the descending colon. Make sure to bend your knees to your chest, which lengthens the descending colon and puts the coffee solution in contact with the portal vein network.
Q. What is the difference between the red catheter and the silicone catheter?
A. The red catheter is softer and more pliable than the silicone catheter. Only individuals that have a latex allergy need to use the silicone catheter.
are the primary method of detoxification of the tissues and blood on the Gerson Therapy. Cancer patients on the Gerson Therapy may take up to 5 coffee enemas per day. Charlotte Gerson explains the necessity of coffee enemas in Healing the Gerson Way:
Coffee enemas accomplish this essential task, assisting the liver in eliminating toxic residues from the body for good. The Gerson Therapy also utilizes castor oil to stimulate bile flow and enhance the liver’s ability to filter blood.Caution: Do not start the Gerson Therapy if any of the following conditions apply
without referring to Charlotte Gerson’s book, Healing the Gerson Way
, or without the supervision of a Gerson doctor:
- Brain metastases
- Severe kidney damage and/or if the patient has ever been on dialysis
- Foreign bodies such as pacemakers, breast implants, steel plates or screws.
Patients must be able to eat, drink and eliminate normally. The Gerson Therapy cannot be administered to organ transplant recipients.