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Coffee Enemas


Coffee enemas appear in medical documents dating back to ancient Egypt and are mentioned in medical case reports and articles from the late 1800s as a way of cleansing the body of harmful pathogens and disease. The practice involves injecting organic and caffeinated coffee (brewed using an unbleached filter) into the body’s colon through the rectum. From there, vessels in the lower portion of the digestive tract carry naturally occurring antioxidants and beneficial compounds from the coffee to the liver. This is believed to stimulate the liver to remove free radicals and toxins from the bloodstream as well as reduce its toxic load.

Coffee enemas can have some side effects. As with any type of full wellness support, it is important to fully research and form your own opinion on utilizing coffee enemas in partnership with a qualified healthcare professional. 

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Informative Articles & Videos

By The Gerson Institute

Coffee enemas were made famous by the Gerson Institute in the 1950s when it began using them in combination with the Gerson Therapy Diet to help cancer patients. This link includes important advice from the Gerson Institute now that the use of coffee enemas is becoming more mainstream.

Written by Annette McDermott; Medically reviewed by Euna Chi, MD

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