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It’s a bummer, but in our modern-day world, it’s practically unavoidable to live a toxin-free life. Just think about the pesticides sprayed on conventional produce and the many chemicals present in common cosmetics and personal care products - even the most health-conscious person is exposed to these toxins in the air we breathe. But have no fear. Luckily, there are ways to rid our bodies of toxins for a vibrant, healthy life!
The body is powerful, but it actually needs our help when it comes to cleansing toxins. And while “detoxing” may be a buzzword associated with green juice and goji berries, detoxification is quite important to clean out harmful gunk that lays dormant in our bowels. Our large intestine, also known as the colon, benefits greatly from a periodic cleanse. And if you’ve been on the VeesHoney train for a while, you may already know I enjoy coffee enemas for their wonderful, detoxifying properties.
But first, what the sh*t is a coffee enema?
A coffee enema is a form of colon cleanse, or hydrotherapy, in which you insert a mixture of coffee and water into your colon. They are extremely beneficial for the body thanks to their energy-boosting, liver detoxifying, and parasite-killing properties. Ready to know more? Let's dive into why coffee enemas are super for your pooper.
1. They clear out trapped gunk in your system: Bye, Felicia! Certain foods, like gums, starches, and refined flours can stick to the colon walls. Coffee enemas help clean out impacted waste and food residue. Without a good cleanout, feces and food waste form into toxic pockets that live on the colon.
2. Coffee enemas may help eliminate parasites: Struggling with parasites or yeast overgrowth? Try shooting coffee up your bum! Increasing the alkalinity of the small intestine makes it much less hospitable for parasites, bacteria, and yeast. Ridding the digestive tract of the “crap,” so to speak, helps improve the quality of the flora of the intestines.
3. They aid in removing toxins from the blood: Coffee contains components called palmitates, which enhance glutathione, a vital enzyme in the liver. Glutathione is responsible for the removal of toxins from the blood, aka major detoxification.
4. Coffee enemas are deeply detoxifying to the liver: Unlike when coffee is ingested by mouth, when coffee reaches the colon it is absorbed directly into the liver through the colon wall. When you drink coffee, unfortunately, many of its herbal properties are lost.
5. They calm fight-or-flight mode: Coffee enemas aid in relaxing fight-or-flight mode, or the sympathetic nervous system. This effect is reached by thoroughly stimulating and detoxifying the liver and colon, the removal of toxic waste, and the downward energetic motion. I also find that there is an uplifting, mood-boosting effect as well.
6. They fight yeast in the colon: Many adults’ colons are full of yeast. A series of coffee enemas can be very beneficial in cleaning out yeast from the digestive tract. It also helps to rub the abdomen during the enema to get the coffee to reach and wash out stuck-on pockets of yeast and gunk.
7. Coffee enemas help skin-related irritations: When the body has trouble eliminating toxins, it finds alternative elimination channels. Your skin compensates for this inadequate detoxing of the liver and colon, resulting in dermal issues ranging from dermatitis to acne. Coffee enemas assist the skin by restoring elimination through the liver and colon.
8. They strengthen a mind-body connection: Surprisingly, a coffee enema can actually be a form of meditation and bodily discipline. Laying down and feeling the sensations inside your bowels deepen the intuitive sense between the mind and body.
Here’s to happy bowels! I hope this post has provided clarity around the hot (albeit not new) health craze.
Until next time,