Coffee Enema Detox for Rheumatoid Arthritis – Disease of the Colon

Health Experts Agree:

“The lower end of the intestine is of the size that requires emptying every six hours, but by habit, we retain its contents 24 hours. The result is ulcers and cancer” – Sir Arbuthnot Lane, MD (London)

“I know of many cases in which operations were prevented by cleansing and revitalizing the bowel and maintain that 90% of the diseases of civilization are due to improper functioning of the colon” – Dr John Kellogg, USA

Why Taking Coffee in an Enema?

I have explained about colon cleansing in my previous post – Constipation: A Common Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptom Originates in the Colon – that is usually recommended for addressing chronic constipation issue that is often associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Whether one is consciously aware of a constipation crisis, it is typically quite inherent in the nature of any chronic illnesses.

Colon cleansing is a great approach for removing putrefaction of the upper colon. And best result can be achieved if this effort can be complemented with performing enema, which is effective for removing putrefaction of the lower colon.

And the focus of this blog post is on coffee enema.
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Coffee enema is effective for detoxifying our body by:

  • Strengthening the colon – The presence of theophylline in coffee can cause blood vessel dilation across the walls of the colon. This enhances the supply of blood to the colon, hence improving the muscle tone and increasing gut motility.
  • Getting rid of bowel toxins and general toxicity – As toxicity is typically known cause for arthritis, coffee enemas, when held for a period of time, allows caffeine to stimulate bile production and effectively neutralize the bowel toxic radicals, which are excreted when enema is released.
  • Detoxifying and rebuilding liver as well as purifying of blood – Dilatation of liver bile ducts allows excretion of toxic by-products trapped in liver from the rectum. As all blood in the body also passes through the liver every 3 minutes, the process allows dialysis of blood across the wall.
  • Reducing many types of pains and eliminating many parasites that build colony inside the bowel.
  • Increasing mental clarity, improved energy, digestion as well as general nervous tension and confusion.
  • Enhancing liver meridian activity and balance large intestine meridian in acupuncture terms – introducing coffee mixture into colon weakens the large intestine meridian while enhances the liver meridian. Commonly, the liver is weak and the large intestine meridian is overstimulated due to presence of toxins.
  • Enhancing the Yang effect of our body – Technically, the body of a sick person is technically too Yin, ie cold and this occurs especially with the intake of drugs, herbs, vitamins, etc. Coffee, on the other hand, is more of a Yang promoting substance especially after boiled for 10 minutes. This process not only gets rid of some caffeine, a Yin effect but cumulatively produce a warming or Yang effect that promotes healing.

What is a Coffee Enema and How does it Work?
A coffee enema is a low volume coffee implant into the lower portion of the colon (ie sigmoid colon) and retain the coffee mixture for 10 to 15 minutes.

Enema KitThere is a duct between the sigmoid colon and the liver known as the entero-hepatic circulation system. The caffeine from the coffee is absorbed into this circulatory system to the liver. Upon entering the liver, the caffeine opens up the blood vessels and dilate the bile ducts, leading to a stimulation of bile movements and this process decongests the liver and promotes the gall bladder to dump its contents directly into small intestine, freeing up the liver and allowing it to process toxins more efficiently.

For therapeutic purposes, the procedure is usually recommended to be repeated at least once daily and at times, up to three times daily for a period of time for cleaning up the colon, detoxifying the liver and healing of the whole body in general.

For optimal results, coffee enema should be incorporated into your treatment protocol and be carried on for at least a year. And there is no best time of performing an enema, but just be careful not to do it too close to bedtime because it may interfere with sleep due to the effect of caffeine.

There isn’t Any Differences from Drinking a Coffee, Are There?
No, coffee enema is different from drinking coffee. Coffee contains some toxic metals such as lead and cadmium, and some toxic alkaloids which can turn rancid quickly.  However, it appears that when taken through rectum, these are not absorbed nearly as much as they are when coffee is taken orally. The colon is construed to absorb nutrients while filtering out toxic radicals into the colon for elimination. That is why drinking coffee is somewhat harmful for the body but when used in enema, it is not so.

Drink coffee from cupCoffee Enemas are Safe
Regular long term use of coffee enemas will provide support for liver and intestinal detoxification. It has proven to work miracle for people with cancer and other chronic illnesses.

The following is a modern history of the use of coffee enemas taken from Dr Lawrence Wilson’s website that features an article extract in Healing Newsletter, NL#13, May-June, 1986. By Gar Hildenbrand:

The coffee enema may have been first used in modern Western nations as a pain reliever.  As the story goes, during World War I nurses kept coffee pots on the stove all day long.  Battle surgeons and others drank it to stay awake while working horrendously long hours.  Enema bags hung around as some patients needed help moving their bowels.

Pain medications were in short supply.  Doctors were forced to save the pain drugs for surgical procedures, with little or none for follow-up after surgery.  When surgical patients woke up from operations without the benefit of further morphine injections, they would scream in pain and agony from the surgery.  They were also constipated from the anesthesia drugs.

As the story goes, one day a nurse was preparing an enema for constipation.  Instead of fetching water for the enema, she accidentally dumped some cool coffee into the patient’s enema bag, undid the release clamp, and into the patient it flowed.  “I’m not in so much pain,” the poor soldier said.  The nurse took notice, and thus began the use of coffee enemas to help control pain.

Indeed, until about 1965, the coffee enema procedure was listed in the famous Merck Manual, which is used as a handbook by physicians the world over.

Adjunctive Actions with Coffee Enema Detoxification

Once again, I cannot emphasize enough that for alternative treatments to work effectively and efficiently towards healing a chronic illness, including RA, one method is very often not enough because different issues or deficiencies in the body need to be resolved and addressed separately. Similarly, just doing coffee enema by itself usually will not work all that well if say, you get back to the habit of smoking, lack of exercising, bad eating, and so forth. Therefore, be sure to follow some helpful tips on actions that best complement your coffee enema detox effort:

(1) Healthy and healing lifestyle – Adhere to a lifestyle that removes pro-inflammatory diet and increase your Omega-3 intake, as well as plenty of vegetables. Get plenty of rest as needed.

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(2) Supplemental support – Nourish your body with supplements that can rebuild the damages, including but not limited to fish oil, 5000IU of Vitamin D, digestive enzymes, multivitamins and multiminerals as well as probiotics.

(3) Drink at least 6 to 8 8-ounces glasses of water daily – A rule of thumb is to drink half of your body weight in ounces. In other word, if you weigh 100 pounds, you should be drinking 50 ounces of water a day.

(4) Perform skin brushing before the enema session – The act of skin brushing will improve circulation, skin infections and irritations, rejuvenation, and assist to remove waste products and uric acids that are stored in the skin.

My thoughts

Like yourself, I will grow curious and ask myself this question: Is RA really a disease of the colon? There is no definite answer to this question. A ‘sick’ colon can be one of the many reasons that cause RA but the absolute connection of this has yet been established. While I can only say that there is no definite answer to this question, a lack of clinical or scientific research on this linkage cannot be taken to mean that it is not valid.

As a thinker, the rationale of a ‘sick colon’ does make sense and based upon this rationale, I choose to be a believer of this hypothesis. If you can believe the correlation of Leaky Gut Syndrome and RA, then you should also consider the correlation of Leaky Bowel Syndrome and RA, shouldn’t you? There have been experiences reported by actual people who have shown that by taking care of their colons, they have also taken care of their ‘chronic’ illnesses. What is the harm anyway of doing a bit extra to clean up our body? We can always use a better (natural) health tip. Performing coffee enema is inexpensive. We can do it in the sanctuary of our homes; and all we need is a one-off purchase of the enema kit (except for the organic coffee that needs to be replenished from time to time); moreover, the materials and coffee used for this purpose are very affordable as well.

The only barrier (at least for me, I think) to performing an enema is to overcome the fear of doing it. C’mon, the rectum is an exit, not an entrance. The thought of messiness, filth, grossness, and the actual cleaning up of the waste products from the enema can really put people off. It freaked me out for a long time as well. Since a long time ago, I have long known about how enema can help people with chronic illnesses with prolonged and consistent application; but this knowledge was not enough to push me forward to actually try it out for myself. I was still very consumed by those fearful thoughts despite the fact that healing power of coffee enema has been well documented.

In the end, this fear was overcome. An ex-cancer sufferer who had healed himself of cancer after some years of performing enemas few times a day had me convinced to try that out for myself. His wife, his 18 years old son and even 12 year old daughter had all done these before. If they can do it, why can’t I? What else can be more convincing than a real life account of a person with severe chronic illness? I was totally bought. As a wise man says, think of it only as a small inconvenience! It isn’t a fear anymore! I’ve embraced it.

Will you want to give coffee enema a serious consideration? What do you think will be your biggest motivation and barrier of attempting this alternative treatment? Please share your thoughts.

By the way, in my next post, A Step-by-Step Guide on Performing a Coffee Enema for Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief, I will be featuring a step-by-step instruction on how to perform a coffee enema for RA relief. Stay tuned!



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