As bizarre as putting coffee into your large intestine may sound, the practice of coffee enemas has existed for many years. Dr. Max Gerson (the author and creator of Gerson Therapy) used the detoxifying powers of coffee enemas to stimulate the liver to release toxic bile stores, thereby freeing up the once burdened liver, allowing it to focus on other jobs of detoxification. Doctors at the University of Minnesota showed that coffee enemas stimulate an enzyme system in the liver called glutathione S-transferase by 600-700% above normal activity levels. This enzyme reacts with free radicals in the blood stream (which cause cell damage) and renders them inert. Neutralized substances are then dissolved in the bile, and released through the bile flow from the liver and gallbladder, and are excreted through the intestinal tract (Gerson Therapy).
Chinese Medicine and Naturopathic medicine recognize the importance of optimal liver function as being a cornerstone in a holistic overview of total body health. Due to environmental pollutants in the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink, our livers have a full time job. That meal replacement bar with 25 ingredients, your deodorant, and prescription drugs are all compounding the workload of the liver. Add a Napa weekend, cocktails after work, and a toxic beauty regimen and your toxic load begins to mount. Now take into consideration that MOST people have a secret toxin they indulge in. For some people it’s a simple Diet Coke (fake sugar is a special brand of cancer causing yuck). For others it might be self-care products that your skin absorbs, entering your blood stream in 26 seconds, placing more work on the desk of your already over worked and underpaid (i.e. SUPPORTED) liver. Most people don’t realize how toxic their beauty care regimen can be. And while it seems tedious to keep track of all the detrimental things we do throughout our day to overburden the liver, don’t be the person to throw in the towel with, “I’m just going to get cancer anyways!” or “We’re all dying with every passing second!” Where your liver is concerned, you can have your cake and eat it, too. Just give your liver some extra support!
Whether you’re starting your seasonal juice cleanse or you’re having your seasonal Botox this week, it’s time to give that liver some extra love by allowing it the opportunity to clear it’s work load that accumulated over the past couple months. A coffee enema will take your cleanse to the next level and allow you to start fresh. If you know you’re going to be indulging in something toxic like a chemical peel, offset the damage by letting your liver unload with a coffee enema to follow. Optimal liver function means clearer skin and eyes, and you’ll be better equipped to process toxins that you unintentionally or intentionally come into contact with.
Make sure that the sourcing of your coffee is organic and not treated with any chemicals during the growing, harvesting, or roasting process. Green coffee bean is preferable but organic is the most important. Also important is the strength of the brew and using ultra purified water. When you do a coffee enema, it’s crucial to take enough coffee to travel to the beginning of the large intestine so that your gallbladder is stimulated. At San Francisco Colonics, we can help you in a professional setting unburden your liver by adding a coffee implant to your next colonic.