Can Coffee Enemas Support Your Hormone Health?
While it might sounds crazy (and uncomfortable) to many, coffee enemas are in fact a great tool for many if they are looking to support their hormonal health. Originally use for the treatment of cancer by Dr. Gerson in the 1930's, coffee enemas have risen to become a well-known health modality within the alternative medicine world. Although if you look to Google for information of coffee enema safety, you will find warnings, there is research that shows the safety of using this modality in the right context.
"Coffee enemas are believed to cause dilatation of bile ducts and excretion of bile through the colon wall. Proponents of coffee enemas claim that the cafestol palmitate in coffee enhances the activity of glutathione S-transferase, an enzyme that stimulates bile excretion."
Glutathione is a compound involved as a coenzyme in oxidation–reduction reactions in cells. It is a tripeptide derived from glutamic acid, cysteine, and glycine.
In relation to hormonal and reproductive health, glutathione is "Important for both male and female fertility, glutathione is best known for its ability to improve sperm health and egg quality. While focusing on female fertility, glutathione protects eggs from damage. Since eggs develop slowly prior to ovulation, the cells surrounding an egg replicate." Coffee enemas also stimulate bile flow, which is essential for estrogen detoxification. When bile flow is impaired, there is an increased risk of estrogen dominance due to the inability that estrogen molecules have in terms of exiting the body via the colon.
Choosing to use coffee enemas is a personal decision that should be discussed with your health provider. I do not always recommend coffee enemas for my clients, and they should not be used if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Please remember that this is educational, and it is up to you if you would like to utilize a modality I mention.
If you do choose the use coffee enemas, the benefits might be significant. They are wonderful for migraines, chronic pain, eczema, gallbladder issues, fertility and beyond. In my opinion, they are very safe as long as you check the temperature of the water, and you rehydrate with electrolytes afterwards, as they can be dehydrating. If you are interested in using them, I suggest a stainless steel enema set, purified water, and S.A. Wilson or Vital Cor coffee. The coffee used needs to be green, organic and mold free. For instructions, please refer to the package of either coffee enemas product, as that will be the best way to ensure that you follow the instructions of each brand.