1. Coffee Enema
What is it for?
People that promote and suggest coffee enemas boast it will detox the liver and colon and thereby helping many other health conditions. It is a home-use rectal enema filling your rectum and lower colon with warm coffee instead of water.
What is the problem?
Does it work? Sure. But not without cost. Coffee is acidic and gets absorbed directly into the bloodstream during an enema through the hemorrhoidal vein which also enables a direct path to the hepatic portal vein where the liver can gets a direct infusion of the acidic liquid. This pouring of acid directly into the bloodstream causes immediate acidification of the blood. The blood must maintain a pH of 7.365...or we DIE. So, the body goes into overdrive to maintain homeostasis in the blood and pushes the acid into our tissues. It does cause a release of bile, but not because it is benefitting the liver by cleansing it. We refer to the Digestive System as the bodies alkaline buffering system, because it does not digest food with acid, it buffers the acid in our food by creating alkaline liquids so it can safely pass through our bodies for elimination. The liver excretes a massive dose of bile during a coffee enema to attempt to alkalize the body. The blood requires the pulling of alkaline forming compounds from the muscles, joints, and tissues to maintain homeostasis, essentially robbing them of alkaline minerals such as calcium, potassium, and magnesium.
So? So, if the body is robbing itself of alkaline minerals and water, and salts to maintain that delicate blood pH, there are long-term consequences that will follow. Robbing your muscles of magnesium repeatedly could lead to issues down the line such as fibromyalgia, robbing the joints or bones of calcium could lead to things such as arthritis or osteoporosis, and robbing the tissues of water and salts could lead to issues such as chronic fatigue.
But what about people that swear by coffee enemas claiming they have been instrumental in healing for them? Well, they might very well see results from coffee enemas such as major bowel flushing as the caffeine will stimulate the colon cleanse by enhancing the peristalsis.The surge of energy following a coffee enema is partially from the dose of caffeine directly pumped into the bloodstream but this also taxes the kidneys and adrenals, especially over time, leaving the subject reliant on the coffee enema for that surge of energy they feel afterward. My guess is that people practicing coffee enemas may have made a few other changes for their health at the same time and this was just part of a regimen leading to improved health. When someone changes their diet and lifestyle from a SAD (Standard American Diet) to anything more whole foods based, they are sure to see changes in their health. And, when adding ANY regular enemas to this they are going to see huge health changes because most disease starts in the gut. When you start cleaning the bowels, you start to make massive improvements to your health...but the coffee enema in particular is on the list of these "false positive" health practices in this series...giving the appearance of great benefit, but deeper down, wreaking havoc on your long-term health.
Is there a better choice to detox the liver?
There sure is. A liver flush, as I will describe, is so powerful you can actually see green balls in your bowel movement the following morning if you have any starting to form as gall or liver stones. A liver flush help to alkalize your body while offering a pure liver flush and huge detox boost!
This is how to do a Liver Flush:
Around 4pm (at least a few hours after your lunch or last snack - you will not be eating until the following morning) drink 1 quart of pure alkaline water mixed with 2-3 Tbsp. epsom salts. This serves to provide a major bowel flush which is important first step to the liver flush.
Before bed or around 9pm drink 4 oz. pure and fresh raw lemon juice mixed with 4 oz. extra virgin organic olive oil. (It basically tastes like a glass of salad dressing!)
Cheers to a healthier liver without the acid overload! Any guesses what any of the other 9 might be?
Oh, and here is the yummy frosty I promised: