Do you love coffee? It perks us up. It improves your mood. And drinking it can be one of the highlights of your day.
But what if you could get your coffee fix without drinking it? It turns out, there are other ways to implement coffee into your health routine.
Check out this article to learn more about coffee enemas.
What Is a Coffee Enema?
Enemas are nothing new. People have used them for hundreds of years to treat various illnesses. Dr. Todd Watts from Microbe Formulas says that people use coffee enemas for different reasons, such as increased energy or easier weight loss.
An enema is a way to cleanse the colon. They’re usually made of water, mineral oil, or saline solution. The mixture is then injected into the rectum using a bag with a small, narrow valve at one end.
The rush of liquid causes a bowel movement which flushes out the bowel. This is a commonly used method to relieve constipation. It’s also used by doctors to administer medication directly to the digestive system.
A coffee enema works the same way as a water-based enema. Brew the coffee as you normally would. It’s suggested to brew it light to avoid irritation and provide maximum antioxidant properties.
Strain the coffee to ensure there are no grounds left in the mixture. And never use hot or even warm liquid in an enema. Allow the coffee to cool down to room temperature.
Use a small amount of water-based lubricant to make inserting the enema valve more comfortable. Lay on your left side and make sure to use a towel under your bottom as it can get a little messy.
Once the coffee is injected into the bowel, hold the liquid in by continuing to lay on your side for up to 15 minutes. Keeping the liquid in for several minutes helps the enema work better. And provides more detox benefits.
After you’ve waited a few minutes, go to the restroom like you normally would. If you’re still constipated, you can repeat the enema a few hours later.
The Pros & Cons
Coffee has a lot of scientifically-based health benefits for the body. It contains a number of nutrients including riboflavin, manganese, and potassium. And it’s also a great source of antioxidants.
Coffee enema users believe that these nutrients help to detoxify the intestines. They also believe that it helps support liver health when administered through the bowels. It’s noted that coffee can help decrease inflammation in this area as well.
That said, there isn’t very much medical research to support these health claims. Although a coffee enema will certainly treat constipation, the rest of the benefits aren’t proven. So keep this in mind if you’re considering trying one.
Also, doing enemas at home, without medical supervision, is risky. You can suffer from infection if you use dirty instruments. And you risk puncturing the intestines.
Are Coffee Enemas for You?
Coffee enemas aren’t for everyone. You’ll want to do plenty of research before you opt to jump into the world of enemas. Also, speak with your doctor to get their advice for applying an enema at home.
Looking for more health advice? Browse our online magazine for some more healthy lifestyle tips!