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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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How can a coffee enema kill a person?

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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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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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

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Did an organic coffee enema and passed what looks like worms or maybe candida. How can I tell which one it is?

Coffee enemas...: have no scientific basis and are a holistic hoax. See a gastroenterologist for a stool examination for parasites or ova (their eggs) ...Read more

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Bowels been backed up two wks.I've tried exlax,senokot, reg.enemas,coffee enemas,soap enemas.and still nothi ng .so mirable.what do I do??

Bowels been backed up two wks.I've tried exlax,senokot, reg.enemas,coffee enemas,soap enemas.and still nothi ng .so mirable.what do I do??

Bowel backed up: This is abnormal and you may have a partial obstruction or a problem with your colon. You need to call your doctor for advice and get a check up asap to see what the cause of the problem is. If you can not see a doctor or iF you suddenly get a lot worse go to ER. ...Read more

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I have ip secondary to rsd/crps what supplements should I take? Coffee enemas to keep liver cleansed from pain meds?

I have ip secondary to rsd/crps what supplements should I take?  Coffee enemas to keep liver cleansed from pain meds?

Definitely NO!: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed this subject with a clear "no" answer to your question.There is virtually no value to colon flushes, cleansers, enemas, irrigation machines when the technique is accomplished to "detox" or eliminate "accumulated waste." the "no" response also applies to liver detoxes! there are few real health benefits, but sigificant unjustified risk. Don't "cleanse". ...Read more

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How long should I detox from coffee to avoid addiction?

How long should I detox from coffee to avoid addiction?

Coffee Addiction....: If u r drinking coffee on a regular basis and have been unable to cut back, u r addicted. Try keeping a journal or simply counting every time you drink coffee (count tea and chocolate, too since they contain caffeine). It may help reduce the intake. If that does not work, try stopping altogether. You may get headaches, but that will pass in a few days. Hypnosis also can help. ...Read more

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Trying to detox off caffeine I cut my portions Inhalfmy body now feels so out of whack that not even a cup of coffee makes me feel better. Normal?

Trying to detox off caffeine I cut my portions Inhalfmy body now feels so out of whack that not even a cup of coffee makes me feel better. Normal?

Addiction means that: out body only feels normal w/a foreign or certain level of a substance in it. So, as your coffee level goes low, so to speak, you will feel out of sorts. Day by day you will improve. Help the detox along w/exercise if your doc is ok w/you doing that. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does the enema detox really work?

Does the enema detox really work?

rids some poop: Yeah, this was a popular idea in ancient egypt, but was disproved decades ago. You will get rid of some stool. No one ever measured "toxins" supposedly removed before and after the rx to see if it worked. Pt of mine insisted on high colonics as bowel prep for colonoscopy-failed; had redo the prep and the procedure. Empty bowel may look flatter, maybe you feel better, but not detoxed. ...Read more

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How do I detox chemicals from my body? Enema? Herbs? Spa?

Detox: Only detox of illegal drugs work according to scientifically proven and accepted methods. There is no other need to detox substances that medicine do not consider necessity to "detox". Those you mention are not acknowledged by sciences and are a waste of money and also bring you health risk. Be careful when talked into treatment by non-physicians. ...Read more

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If i wash out bile in my system by using an enema is it a good thing? Is it cleansing/detoxing my system at all in a good way?

If i wash out bile in my system by using an enema is it a good thing? Is it cleansing/detoxing my system at all in a good way?

Enema won't rid bile: An enema has about a zero chance of reaching the duodenum where the bile duct enters the GI tract from your liver. Assuming you're healthy, your liver, kidneys, and GI tract do a fine job of "detoxing" your system all on their own! (how did our cave man ancestors ever manage to get by without cleansing or detoxing?) eat well and let your body work naturally. You do not need "detoxing.". ...Read more