How to do a Coffee Enema (1 in series of 5)

  1. Brigitte says:

    Hello and thank you for reading this. I am not sure if you will have the time to respond to me as I am sure you get tons of emails! I have been trying to eat healthy and mostly raw for several weeks now. I am doing everything I can to eat right and to take care of my body. I am 66 and have always been healthy. But this last year I have had kidney stone operation twice, my gall bladder removed and a hysterectomy. So this has really scared me to want to start a healthy diet. I am about 30 pounds overweight and want to get back in shape, too. So now I am hearing about coffee enemas and am thinking that I should do them and that not having a gallbladder is okay. My question to you is…is there anything I should do or not do when it comes to coffee enemas or diet? I remember my urologist saying to me that I could eat anything I wanted and when I asked him about spinach he said sure as long as I wasn’t a vegan and overdid it. Well, I wasn’t a vegan then but I guess I am on the road to being one now. I am juicing everyday and using my vitamix for smoothies. I always read how healthy “green” drinks are. Are they good for me, too – when I’m prone for kidney stones? I’m really confused as to what I should do now and how to proceed. Any help you can give me would be very appreciated. Thank you so much and kind regards, Birgit

  2. Ellie says:

    How does this work for someone who has had their gallbladder removed? Still ok to go ahead?

    • krista says:

      @Ellie, What a great question!

      Coffee enemas are safe and still helpful for detoxification even if you have had your gall bladder out. You can read more about how coffee enemas detoxify here:

      Here is a quote from the Gerson Institute:

      “Cholecystectomy does not contraindicate coffee enemas at all. To put this in context, removal of the gall bladder deprives the liver of its depot for storage of preused bile, ie., bile that has been partially saturated with toxins is dessicated and stored for additional uses. Bile goes through this process 9 – 10 times before it becomes too saturated with adsorbed solutes and is allowed to work its way out of the body through the intestinal tract. Post-cholecystectomy, the liver compensates for the lack of stored bile by producing more, which it is quite capable of doing. Many people find that grazing with 6 small meals per day will help them avoid digestive problems.

      On challenge with coffee per rectum, the liver and small-gut wall intensify their detoxification enzyme (glutathione-S-transferase) activity six to seven fold. Bile production itself is increased by as much as 25% – 30%. Once the palmitates of the coffee have been cleared, bile production returns to normal, a process taking 30 – 60 minutes. Detoxification enzyme activity remains elevated for hours”


  3. Belinda says:

    I want to point out that for many people coffee is truly poisonous. I’m one of those. Genetically a slow metabolizer. I switched to “decaf” only to learn that decaf is more low caf. I had PVC and SVT with coffee chocolate any caffeine in the minutest amount. Many people do not realize that caffeine or even theobromine in chocolate can cause symptoms in those who are stimulant sensitive. This is an interesting approach for those who can tolerate coffee safely and want to get off of it. I also like that you’ve thought of an approach that isn’t cold turkey but rather more clever.

    • krista says:

      @Belinda, this is a very good point. I am personally very sensitive to caffeine in coffee when I drink it (I get whole body muscle cramping) and am careful with how much coffee I use in my coffee enemas. I seem to be fine if I use only 1T/enema.

      Also, it depends on how you do your enema as the coffee will not have the same effect if you are able to keep it in the sigmoid colon. Here is a quote from Kristina Amelong (the enema detox heroine) of the The Optimal Health Network:

      “if coffee gets beyond the sigmoid area (easy to do with deep insertion of a colon tube), the caffeine gets into my general blood circulation and I get a buzz as if I had drunk coffee — not good. This rarely happens if the caffeine stays in circulation to the liver only — i.e., the coffee stays in the sigmoid area.” (

      There is also an interesting chicken & egg question with caffeine sensitivity – a healthy liver might recover from caffeine sensitivity through the use of coffee enemas. Who knows… I know I would love to one day enjoy the odd cup o’ Joe the old fashioned (non-enema) way.

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