The first time many Americans ever heard of coffee enemas was when Janet Jackson said that she used them. Coffee enemas, according to the Gerson Institute, were first proposed in 1920 by Max Gerson to clean out dangerous toxins that accumulated in the liver. He also used coffee enemas to treat cancer patients. Coffee stimulates the liver to produce more bile, thereby cleaning toxins from the body. Since then, people have been wondering if coffee enemas are a good weight loss tool.
The purpose of coffee enemas is to detoxify the body, according to an article about coffee enemas on the Article Insider website. Coffee enemas will help you to lose some weight fast, according to this site. The reason is that when your body rids itself of toxins, a lot of built up wastes that could be as heavy as 10 or 15 pounds will be gone. In addition, according to the I Need Coffee website, coffee enemas will relieve constipation, which leads to quick, albeit, temporary weight loss. According to the I Need Coffee site, coffee enemas will give you a heightened sense of well-being with the release of toxins or constipation.
You can give yourself a coffee enema. You need to use organic, non-decaffeinated coffee, an enema kit, a pot jug and 1.5 liters of purified or filtered water. Put 2 teaspoons of coffee powder and 0.5 liters of water into the pot and boil for 10 or 15 minutes. Then pour into the jug with the remaining water. Test the temperature of the water to make sure it is not hot. Pour into the enema kit, and follow the instructions on the kit.
The first time you do this, you may only be able to tolerate half the solution. That is fine. Do not push yourself, according to the Article Insider information. Also, while you should try to hold the solution in for 10 minutes, it is OK if you cannot do that at first. You will get used to it.
All of the cited articles say any weight loss achieved is because of the release of toxins or stool. In addition, according to the Quack Watch website, frequent enemas can lead to dependence on them. If you have persistent constipation, you should consult with a doctor. The FDA makes it illegal to market colonic irrigation systems. These systems are not approved for colon cleansing, according to Quack Watch.
The danger of these types of colon cleansing systems is on how often they are used, according to Quack Watch. They also warn that colon cleansing should never substitute for necessary medical care.
Laura Agadoni has been writing professionally since 1983. Her feature stories on area businesses, human interest and health and fitness appear in her local newspaper. She has also written and edited for a grassroots outreach effort and has been published in "Clean Eating" magazine and in "Dimensions" magazine, a CUNA Mutual publication. Agadoni has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from California State University-Fullerton.