The gallbladder is the tiny green, pear-shaped organ pictured under the liver (the large, triangular organ on the upper left in the image), next to the stomach (the organ on the upper right of image).

Enemas are an extremely important detoxification strategy that are effective for the treatment of nearly any health problem. There are various kinds of enemas, including plain water enemas, CDS/MMS enemas, and baking soda enemas (among other types), but coffee enemas are specifically well-suited to supporting the health of the gallbladder and liver


Though coffee enemas have been used for detoxification for at least 100 years, Dr. Max Gerson, a German doctor and the developer of the Gerson Protocol for cancer treatment, was one of the first major proponents of this treatment. From his research, Dr. Gerson noted that coffee enemas were specifically valuable for cleansing and stimulating the liver and gallbladder. The caffeine in the coffee was also able to encourage the gallbladder to release bile more readily. When the gallbladder is stimulated in this way in combination with other therapies that soothe the gallbladder or dissolve gallstones, coffee enemas may be able to support the natural passing of gallstones that may be blocking the bile ducts. 


Drinking coffee has also been shown to have similar effects on the gallbladder as doing a coffee enema. In particular, coffee encourages contraction of the gallbladder (which is necessary for bile to be released) and also elevates cholecystokinin levels (this is a hormone that’s necessary for stimulating bile flow). Administering coffee in an enema has the same effect since the coffee is absorbed into the bloodstream via the capillaries in the colon, and is transported directly to the liver (in fact, coffee enemas are overall more effective than drinking coffee when it comes to gallbladder and liver problems specifically). 


Organic Medium-Roast Coffee for Drinking


Coffee enemas have also been noted to encourage dilation of the bile ducts of the gallbladder. Most gallbladder cleanses require some kind of supplement or therapy that can dilate the bile ducts since this step is essential for allowing gallstones to pass into the intestines unimpeded (and then be excreted later on). Therefore, combining regular coffee enemas with a gallstone-dissolving protocol/gallbladder support protocol is likely to support the passing of gallstones with less pain and discomfort (and more success). 


To administer a coffee enema, follow the instructions below: 


  1. Brew 1 quart of coffee using organic, light-roast coffee. Allow the coffee to cool completely before administering it (the coffee can, and in fact should be slightly warm, but it should NOT be hot… You should be able to put a clean finger into the coffee comfortably without feeling the need to remove your finger because the coffee is too hot. The temperature of a nice warm bath is a good temperature to aim for).
  2. Prepare your space – Lie down a towel in or near to your bathroom and add the quart of coffee to your enema bag. Find someplace above head height to hang the enema bag.
  3. Administer the enema while lying on your right side. Start slow if you need to, or administer the liquid more quickly. If you need to go to the bathroom at first, that’s fine, but remember that the goal is to hold the liquid in for about 10-15 minutes if possible. Start by administering ½ a quart of liquid and hold it for as long as possible, then do the other ½ quart after holding the first quart in for (ideally) 10 minutes. Again, hold in the liquid of the second ½ quart for 10-15 minutes if you can.
  4. After the enema, get up and walk around the house a bit. Sit down and stretch out. If you feel like sitting quietly, or more like moving around, either one is fine. You will likely need to use the bathroom again at least one or two more times after doing this, which is fine. 


Administer the coffee enema at least once a day while you’re doing a gallbladder treatment protocol. Aim to administer the coffee enema in the morning or early afternoon before 3pm to avoid having the caffeine keep you awake at night (6pm is the absolute latest that you should administer an enema, though personally I find that anytime after 3pm can cause problems with sleeping, so use your best judgment… if you wouldn’t DRINK the coffee after a certain hour, don’t use it in an enema after that time either).


If you plan to use CDS/MMS or another oxidant therapy, don’t administer the coffee enema at the same time as this treatment. Coffee encourages the body to produce glutathione, a powerful antioxidant, and therefore coffee enemas can interfere with oxidant therapies. You can still do a coffee enema, but plan to do it at least 1-2 hours before or after taking CDS/MMS. 

2 Quart Enema Kit


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