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What are some of the benefits of coffee enemas?

What are some of the benefits of coffee enemas?

None: These were promoted by cancer quacks in the early 20th cenetury and are used today only by charlatans. People have died from them. If you think you have been suckered by a sweet-talking, seemingly-knowledgeable crook, contact your district attorney or the state board of healing arts. ...Read more

Enema (Definition)

An enema is the introduction of liquid into the rectum to evacuate the bowels[ principly the colon/ large ...Read more


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I hear a lot of people doing coffee enemas, saline enemas, and other types of enemas on a daily basis? is this safe? what are the benefits

I hear a lot of people doing coffee enemas, saline enemas, and other types of enemas on a daily basis? is this safe? what are the benefits

No proven benefit: There are no proven benefits to any kind of coffee, saline, or other substance enemas. Since the colon is able to absorb liquids and other substances, there also can't be some potential risks. There also would be a slight risk of perforating the colon. I would recommend against pursuing any kind of therapy with enemas, unless it is prescribed by your primary care doctor or your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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How can a coffee enema kill a person?

Several ways: Large volume enemas can distend the colon to the point of perforation. Large volumes of caffeine can be quickly absorbed and cause heart irregularity. Enemas can sometimes cause electrolyte loss and dehydration. Best to avoid. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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There are huge parasites in my coffee, enema?

If you are noting: parasites when using a coffee enema - would recommend medical evaluation for identification and treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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Is coffee enema a good thing to do? Thnks Doc

No: Naturalistic myth that is a waste of time and money. May also be harmful by giving you an overdose of caffeine if you drink regular coffee by mouth. ...Read more

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Is it okay to do a daily enema with water and salt or just coffee? How often should you do enemas?

Not recommended: Routine enemas are not recommended. They can cause problems with the normal function of your bowel. ...Read more

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Is there any disadvantages for coffee enema? My wife is doing it daily because was told to throw estrogen.Tq.:)

Is there any disadvantages for coffee enema? My wife is doing it daily because was told to throw estrogen.Tq.:)

Stop doing it: This is non-evidence-based. This is not just one more comical quack remedy, it is actually dangerous. I'm sorry there are unethical practitioners in this world, and you should consider contacting law enforcement over this. If you are interested in holistic / alternative medicine, it has much to offer but you need a good guide. Get with an evidence based physician / naturopath with this focus. ...Read more

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Any advice or comment regarding coffee enema? I have some piles removed 1 & half years ago... Any danger to do coffee enema? Pls advice ... Thnk you

Any advice or comment regarding coffee enema?  I have some piles removed 1 & half years ago... Any danger to do coffee enema?  Pls advice ... Thnk you

People have died...: This has been addressed many times on healthtap, and the repeated answer is: don't cleanse! it doesn't matter whether the snake oil (sorry "detox cleanse") you choose is "organic" or not--there is no enduring value to "cleansing" your gut without a doctor's advice. What toxins? Rather, there is considerable risk to your health. Pull the prior healthtap answers on this subject, and please don't! ...Read more