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 Coffee enemas are routinely recommended for people by healthcare professionals. There are many reasons why a health professional may recommend you to do a coffee enema - from disease prevention to cancer.

Given the wide range of health conditions and numerous healthcare professionals recommending coffee enemas, there is no one correct set of coffee enema instructions.

The correct set of coffee enema instructions comes from your healthcare professional. Please ask them how to effective perform a coffee enema and request their instructions.

There are general guidelines to performing coffee enemas and we will provide them here for you now.


Coffee Enema Instructions - General Guidelines
A successful coffee enema is dependant upon numerous factors.

Factor 1:
Coffee enema is only as safe and effective as the tools you use.

If you use a dark roast, inorganic, ground, drum roasted coffee, you are not going to benefit. In fact, you are going to be harming yourself. Why?

You will increase your toxicity due to the high amounts of pesticides and herbicides used in the coffee industry.
Drum roasted coffees typically have residues on the sides of the drum which may be harmful to your health. Air roasted coffee does not have this residue build up.

Dark roasted coffees have less caffeine and antioxidants than do light roasted coffees. There are no commerically available light roasted coffee beans available simply because the taste is unpleasant. Medium roast coffees tend to taste best. Since you are not going for taste, rather effectiveness, a light roast is what you need.

Ground coffee loses its caffeine and antioxidants quickly whereas whole bean coffee preserves the active compounds. It is best to purchase whole bean organic enema coffee and grind only what you need right before use.

Factor 2:
Enema kits can be toxic. When performing a coffee enema, use only an enema kit that is free of BPA, vinyl, PVC or plastic.

I know you see many physicians or healthcare professionals recommending a vinyl, PVC or plastic or latex enema kit for coffee enemas but this is inappropriate.

These materials contain carcinogenic compounds which totally defeat the purpose of the coffee enema. One must use an enema kit that is stainless steel or silicone or both.

Why? Coffee is very acidic. Therefore, while it sits in a vinyl, PVC, plastic or latex enema kit, it absorbs some of the toxic compounds right into your enema coffee. Given that you want to remove chemicals instead of increasing them, you can see the importance of using the right enema kit.

Factor 3:
The amount of coffee you use is important. You do not want too much, nor do you want too little.

The goal of a coffee enema is to stimulate the gall bladder to release bile, increase glutathione production and absorb the benefical antioxidants and flavonoids found in coffee.

If you use too much, you feel overly stimulated and hyper due to the caffeine.

If you use too little, you get little to no benefit.

You know you've used the right amount of enema coffee when you feel:

  • your gall bladder twitching (you'll feel this this under the bottom part of your ribcage on the right side)
  • increased clarity and alertness without feeling stimulated

Start with a small amount of ground organic enema coffee for your first Coffee Enema and work up. It is always best to work up as it is safer for you and your body.

Factor 4:
Water quality is very important. Only used highly fitered water, distilled water, spring water or reverse osmosis water.

Tap water is loaded with chlorine, fluoride, heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, pharmaceutical drugs, jet fuel, solvents, plastics and sometimes mold and bacteria.

Bottled water is not recommended as it is stored typically in containers which leach bisphenol a (BPA) which promotes estrogen based cancers. Bottled water also ruins our planet due to all the fuel it takes to move it from place to place. Bottled water is also typically no more beneficial than tap water (and some times it is merely that!)

The goal of Coffee Enemas is to detoxify so why use toxic tap water or bottled water to perform a coffee enema? Don't.


Coffee Enema Instructions - Recipe
Gather the following:

1. One quart of filtered water
2. One to four tablespoons of ground organic enema coffee
3. Low toxicity enema kit: silicone or stainless steel or both
4. Blanket to lay on the floor for comfort and warmth
5. Music player or radio to pass the time and relax
6. Coconut oil or olive oil to lubricate the enema nozzle
7. Stainless steel or glass stovetop cookware

In a stainless steel pot or pan, or safe glass pot, add 1 quart of filtered water. Bring to a boil. Add 1 to 4 tablespoons of ground PurEnema Coffee and allow to simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.

NOTE: Add the amount of organic enema coffee as recommended by your health professional. If you have not received a recommendation, we recommend you do. If this is your first coffee enema, only add 1 tablespoon of organic ground enema coffee to a quart of liquid. Once you have tolerated this well without any side effects, increase to 2 tablespoons per quart of water. Do not exceed 4 tablespoons of organic enema coffee per quart of water.

Ensure pot is covered to prevent loss of water by evaporation. Turn off heat and remove from stove. Allow to cool to about 95 to 98 degrees.

Strain the organic enema coffee solution through a stainless steel or cotton teabag in order to remove the organic coffee enema grounds. Place the organic coffee enema ground in your compost pile.

Add the quart of organic enema coffee solution to your safe enema kit, again, either stainless steel or silicone.


Coffee Enema Instructions - Caffeine Sensitivity
If you are quite sensitive to caffeine, then your liver is not working properly. By sensitive I mean, if you take a few sips of coffee, you get a pretty significant buzz. You know if you're sensitive or not because it does not make you feel good.

If you are caffeine sensitive, you have a sluggish phase 1 liver detoxification pathway.

In order to improve your liver phase 1, taking a B vitamin complex that has quality B vitamins in a vegetarian capsule and without flow agents, is recommended. Always take B vitamins in the morning and afternoon. Never take a B vitamin complex within 5 hours of going to sleep.

Also, it is important to reduce eating things which reduce your phase 1 liver detoxification system. These are foods like:
sugar, grapefruit, quercetin, onions, curcumin.

Activities which reduce phase 1 liver detoxification are smoking and alcohol.

Candida also reduces phase 1 liver detoxification due to the sheer overwhelming production of toxic acetylaldehyde being produced all the time. It is important to eradicate the yeast using probiotics, antifungals, Biotin and help process the acetylaldehyde with molybdenum and NAC.

There are medications which reduce phase 1 detoxification. Some of these phase 1 inhibiting medications are stomach acid blockers, antihistamines, antifungals, and some antidepressants. Of course, you cannot stop these medications without your doctor allowing you to do so.


Coffee Enema Instructions - Procedure
It is best to do a coffee enema in the morning or early afternoon. Do not perform a coffee enema within 5 hours of going to bed unless requested by your health professional.

Before proceeding with the coffee enema, have a bowel movement. This allows the coffee to absorb more freely in your sigmoid colon.

Over a sink, take the enema kit containing the enema coffee, open up the flow valve and get all the air out of the enema tubing. Once the air is out of the tubing, close the valve.

Hang your prepared coffee enema about 18 inches to a maximum of 3 feet off the floor. Any higher causes the flow to be too fast which triggers colonic spasms.

Onto the bathroom floor, prepare a towel, disposable waterproof pad or reusable waterproof pad. I prefer a reusable waterproof pad so you don't soil your good towels, don't add trash to landfills and the resusable waterproof pads are quite comfortable.

Wash your hands.

Lubricate the enema nozzle with olive oil or coconut oil. Do not use any artificial lotion or oil as they contain harmful chemicals and are unnecessary.

While laying on your right side, with your knees up partially in the fetal position, slowly and carefully insert the enema nozzle about six inches into your colon. Slowly open the enema valve to release the enema coffee into your rectum.

NOTE: A roller clamp is preferred over the standard general enema clamp as you have better control with a roller clamp.

Do not allow the coffee to rush in as this can cause a colon spasm. If this happens, stop the flow, relax, breathe in and out and once the spasm stops. proceed again by allowing more enema coffee into your colon.

Continue taking in more enema coffee as you feel comfortable. Ideally, you will take the entire quart into your colon and retain it for 15 to 20 minutes. If you feel the urge to evacuate, stop the flow of enema coffee, relax, breathe and see if you can retain it. If not, go ahead and evacuate into the toilet.

Most caffeine and the antioxidants are absorbed into your portal venous system within 15 to 20 minutes - if not all of it.

After the 20 minutes is up, remove the enema nozzle and evacuate in the toilet. It works best to place your feet onto a HealthStep or other device which relaxes the pelvic floor muscles. This allows for a fuller and more efficient evacuation.

If you want to do a high coffee enema, you need to insert the enema tubing higher into your colon. Only do this if requested by your health professional and after they have explained it. I do not think it is necessary to do a high enema as the caffeine and antioxidants are easily absorb via the hemorrhoidal vein which are just inside the rectum. The hemorrhoidal veins delivers the caffeine and antioxidants directly to the liver.

To do a high coffee enema: Once you have taken in about a cup or two, you may want to lubricate the tubing with more olive oil or coconut oil. Carefully and slowly insert the enema tubing a little further up into your colon. Do not exceed 18 inches, do not force and do not go quickly. If you feel any resistance stop, pull back, turn on the flow of the enema, allow the colon to fill a little and then try to proceed forward again. A full colon is easier to gently push the enema tubing higher.


Coffee Enema Instructions - Frequency
Some health professionals recommend up to 4 or more coffee enemas in a day. I do not recommend performing more than three a week unless directed by your health professional.

Overuse of any type of enema can cause irreversible damage to the colon. The colon will lose the ability to create 'the urge' to defecate and this can be irreversible.


Coffee Enema Instructions - Questions?
What questions do you have about coffee enemas? Do post below.

Tips, suggestions, and experiences are welcomed as well. Please do share your coffee enema success stories!

In health,

Dr Ben