I love coffee enemas. I know it is kinda weird. But honestly, they are great. Especially when it comes to digestive troubles or food-induced brain fog.
Coffee enemas are great for clearing out toxins of your intestines, your liver, and even your blood. They are great at supporting detoxes or cleanses. And they are my favorite when I am feeling physically or mentally off.
They are my go-to when I know that I ate something with gluten and I can feel it in my brain.
I first learned about them when I was working at a raw food detox center that used coffee enemas to ease the detox process.
I know people who use them for migraines and experience instant relief.
I am someone who has a lot of food sensitiveness, gluten being my most problematic. If I feel the effects of accidentally eating some gluten then a coffee enema is where I am headed.
You can find pretty much the same coffee enema how-to everywhere on the internet. So if you want more details google it. (Or find one I like at the bottom of this post).
Here is my short and sweet version:
Ideally, after your bowels are empty (either from your morning poo or from an enema). You can do two in a row. But if you are full of poo then you will not be able to hold the coffee for the ideal 20 minutes.
In the Kitchen:
- 1/4 cup of ground organic light roast coffee (Organic is a must, and decaf will NOT work)
- Boil one liter of non-chlorinated water (as pure of water as possible).
- Use glass to boil and brew the coffee, for sure do not use aluminum or a cheap metal pot. (You can use a french press, I do.)
- Let the coffee steep for 10 min, strain.
- Pour into a glass jar, wait until the liquid is body temperature warm.
In the Bathroom:
- Put into an enema bag, you can buy one at a pharmacy or on amazon.
- Take a little coconut oil with you for the tip of the enema.
- Lay on your back, insert coffee.
A little weird, I know; you can do it!
- Do a little bridge pose. Roll over onto your right side so the coffee pools on your liver side.
- Lay for 20 minutes on your right side.
- Then go the toilet and release what ever wants to come out.
Most people most of the time feel great for the rest of the day. Sometimes if you have a bunch of toxins in your body or are dehydrated you can feel crappy or have a headache.
Drink lots of water. Always, but especially on a coffee enema day.
Make sure to have some probiotics or kraut or kombucha to support your friendly bacteria.
Here is a great coffee enema article and how-to that I just sent one of my clients.
My food-induced brain fog (why this article got written this week).