Coffee Enemas: Not Such a Crazy Idea
February 06

“You put what up your bottom five times a day?” This is the number one question I have received for the past two years when I tell people that I am using coffee enemas as part of my cancer-healing regime. Out of all the supposedly “crazy” acts I undertake as part of my two year Gerson Therapy program (hourly juicing, sticking to a very basic plant-based diet etc.) coffee enemas are the part that has most people thinking I’m cuckoo. Or kinky. I assure you, I’m neither.

As Ralph Moss, Ph.D, said, “coffee enemas are serious business: their potential should be explored by good research – not mined for cheap shots at alternative medicine or derisively dismissed as yet another crackpot fad.”

Coffee enemas are not a new idea. Dr Max Gerson introduced them to his powerful cancer therapy way back in the 1930s and Gerson patients have been reaping the benefits of them ever since. But the phenomenon goes back even further than that. In pre-revolutionary France, a daily enema after dinner was de rigueur. It was not only considered indispensable for health, but practiced for good complexion as well. King Louis XIV is said to have taken over 2,000 in his lifetime.

Clearing up cancer and complexion – the crappacino doesn’t sound so crazy after all, does it?

Coffee enemas are designed to detoxify the poor over-worked liver. Our liver is like our body’s gatekeeper. Everything we eat, drink and breath is filtered through the liver where it is decided whether it is fit for absorption, or destined for elimination. However, in this toxic modern world we live in, our livers have their work cut out for them. This is where coffee enemas come into play. The coffee enemas increase liver filtering, greatly aiding the organ’s ability to remove serum toxins.

Why coffee?

Dr Gerson believed that caffeine could stimulate the liver and gall bladder to discharge bile. It’s the coffee that dilates the bile ducts, and kicks the detoxifying process into high gear.

It may be met with scorn and ridicule, but there has been some independent scientific work that gives credibility to this concept. In 1981, Dr. Lee Wattenberg and his colleagues were able to show that substances found in coffee – kahweol and cafestol palmitate – promote above normal activity of a key enzyme system called glutathione S-transferase. This is recognised as an important mechanism in the detoxification of carcinogens, as the enzyme group is responsible for neutralizing free radicals.

Why so many?

If you don’t have cancer, you probably aren’t going to be doing five coffee enemas a day. In fact, if you aren’t replacing your body’s electrolytes, this many enemas can cause an electrolyte imbalance. However, Gerson Therapy patients are drinking 13 fresh organic veggie juices each day. As the juices begin rebuilding the body and encouraging toxins to be released from the cells into the bloodstream, a great deal of stress is placed upon the liver. The liver alone, especially in cancer patients, cannot deal with a sudden influx of toxins into the bloodstream. This is why regular coffee enemas are so important.

How to do a coffee enema:

Here is a brief (and tasteful) how-to video

For more information on how to do a coffee enema, check out The Wellness Warrior Starter Kit + 10-Day Cleanse.


1. Moss, PhD, Ralph W., COFFEE: THE ROYAL FLUSH, The Cancer Chronicles #6 and #7, 1990,

2. Dr Gabriel Cousens

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  • Suzanne

    What type of cancer do you have? Is the Gerson Therapy working?

  • Dr. Dawson

    Someone needs to take a basic physiology class. Most of the digestive absorption occurs in the small intestine. Enemas only reach the large intestine. Whatever element are absorbed by these enemas are filtered through the liver. If anything you are actually creating more work for your liver. There is a reason this is criticized… It’s bogus!!!

  • Whydoesthisexist

    Anyone who believes that this is a peered reviewed actual scientific clam well probably die of something worse being shoved up their ass voluntarily

  • That girl

    Well my aunt has cancer and did a coffee Enema and now is severely sick/dying due to liver purpulation, way to go…

  • Knut Holt

    The coffee might stimulate the tissues in the large intestine to heal and the large intestine to work more effectively.

  • bob

    At the end of the colon there is a path that connects to the liver, the livers job is to handle the toxins at this point given off from the stool. so the coffee goes right to the liver. I guess maybe you need more education on physiology.

  • bob

    I have heard that you shouldn’t do more then 1 coffee enema a week, that it can hurt the liver to do more.

  • Bruce Alldis

    whatever troll

  • Bruce Alldis

    yet another troll

  • NaturalHygiene

    You obviously haven’t studies this yourself. You missed the hepatic veins that actually carry the chemistry to the liver. It works great!

  • NaturalHygience

    Doesn’t matter the type of cancer. ALL cancer is a result of toxemia. ALL symptoms of disease are a result of toxemia. When your inner terrain is like a fish tank that hasn’t been cleaned in months then its a free for all for all of the “unfriendlies” that will now take up house in your dirty fish tank. The body’s normal processes can’t function normally with all of the cleaning the body has to do. visit w’w'w’.anoasisofhealingDOTcom to learn more about how to stop making cancer in your body!

  • Tim

    This guy actually has a PhD?! I’m an RN and people can DIE from doing this! It can cause severe electrolyte imbalances, especially hyponatremia. This has been proven, whereas its use for “cancer treatment” has not. I’m guessing now you not only have cancer, but also an infection and an electrolyte imbalance.

  • Anonymous

    Hi, I’ve tried CE and found I feel much better afterwards, mood uplifted, lighter, sleep better.

    I have found some more negative articles about it and some studies that do show that they can be dangerous.

    The pro-articles like this never seem to give a balanced arguments, just all the benefit cliams but not covering the potential risks or dealing with the science based arguments against.

    For example:

    I’d be interested to hear your views on the above articles.


  • Sal

    you obviously do not what you are talking about and that shows clearly with your comment. It works! I know! And the thousands who have used it to cure cancer know so your thoughts are irrelevant. get educated at