Before I even embarked on this journey to heal myself of cancer naturally I was already a full fledged fan of enemas. (That could sound a bit odd but bear with me…) After I had cancer the first time aged 24, I booked myself on a detox retreat in Spain as I figured my body had had a battering from all the toxic chemo crap and radiotherapy and wanted to clean out my system which a 7 day juice fast is perfect for. As well as living off freshly-squeezed juice, supplements and potassium broth for a week, we would do twice-daily coffee enemas.
Now you may be wondering…why coffee? Well, coffee enemas detoxify the liver and help to open the bile ducts to increase the body’s release of accumulated toxins. If the liver gets overloaded with toxicity, it can lead to more problems.
Dr Max Gerson began using coffee enemas in conjunction with juicing for the hundreds of patients that he cured of serious diseases in the 1940’s and his therapy has continued to do so ever since. His patients experienced a reduction in inflammation in various conditions but as juicing is very detoxifying, he saw that the body could not process and eliminate the toxins quickly enough which is why he began using coffee enemas alongside it.
The Gerson therapy has cured a lot of people from cancer naturally and is often the last resort for people that conventional treatment cannot do anything for. Although I am not on the Gerson therapy myself, I do juice and do regular coffee enemas to help my body detoxify.
And by the way, this treatment doesn’t just help reverse cancer, but any and all diseases. Healing is not selective. You can’t heal one thing in the body without healing something else. When the body heals, it heals.
So if you are thinking about venturing forth into the land of coffee enemas, here’s the lowdown on what you’ll need and how you should prepare it;
You will need:
- An enema kit
- Organic ground coffee
- Bring 500 ml of water to the boil. When it has boiled, take it off the hob an add 3 tablespoons of coffee. Place it back on the hob and boil for 3 minutes and then let simmer for 15 minutes.
- Once simmered, remove from the hob and strain the liquid until no coffee granules remain in the liquid.
- Into your enema kit (ensuring the enema tap is closed), pour approx 250ml coffee into the bag and top up with approx 500ml of pure water. (I tend to top up to just under a litre but only do this once you have tried it a few times as you may find it tricky to take.)
- Get comfy in your bathroom. I lay a yoga mat out and hang the enema bag on a hook in my shower. I get a book and a pillow and get cosy!
- Turn the tap on the enema bag to make sure the coffee is running out okay. Close the tap again. Lie on your right hand side, pop the tube up your bottom, turn the tap to open and let the solution drain from the bag. Once there’s no solution left in the bag, turn the tap off and take it out.
- Lie comfortably for 10-15 minutes or for as long as possible and then sit on the toilet to release.