I believe it acts as a way to actually take the toxic buildup delivered into the bloodstream by detox itself, collecting it from where it is stored in the liver/gallbladder. Here's a better tidbit:
You may not know this, but the body recycles bile up to 10 times, reabsorbing bile and bile salts through the intestinal walls. It is one of the ways the body conserves its resources.
That worked fine eons ago when we lived in a younger, more pristine world. Today, it is advantageous to help our bodies eliminate bile faster.
Bile carries toxins out of the liver through the gallbladder. Because bile is reused, a large portion of the toxins tends to be reabsorbed along with the bile.
Choloretic (bile flow stimulating) herbs like dandelion, milk thistle and oregon grape can help increase bile flow and benefit fat digestion. HOWEVER, they do NOT keep bile, bile salts, and toxins carried in the bile from re-toxifying your body.
Just stimulating bile flow with herbs will not quickly detoxify the body.
But coffee enema WILL!
Coffee enema activates and intensifies certain enzyme systems that ensure that around 98% of toxins in released bile will be safely carried out of your body!
It does not allow the liver to reabsorb toxic bile through the permeable walls of the gut. Therefore, it is the most effective means of utilizing natural enzyme systems of the liver and small intestine to detoxify the blood stream."
Coffee enema VASTLY increases the activity and efficiency of protective enzyme systems in your liver and gut which bind toxins so they can be safely eliminated from your body.
Scientific research shows that two forms of palmitic acid contained in coffee (cafestol palmitate and kahweol palmitate) activate glutathione s-transferase.
This enzyme is one of THE most powerful body detoxifiers.
The very best certified organic enema coffee
contains up to 87% more palmitic acid, and 48% more caffeine than medium roast organic coffee.
Glutathione S-transferase (GST)
is a major enzyme system that captures electrophiles (reactive carcinogenic compounds), and metabolizes xenobiotics (toxic elements from drugs, pesticides, etc.). It removes many kinds of toxic radicals from your blood stream.
Glutathione is used by the body to detoxify and remove dangerous elements such as mercury.
GST binds these destructive poisons with reduced glutathione
(an amino acid that is a powerful antioxidant and detoxifier), so they can't escape, and escorts them safely out of the body. The coffee itself is also eliminated.
In addition, coffee enema prevents the reabsorption and recycling of toxic bile - a very GOOD thing that helps you eliminate toxins FAST!
Dr. Nicholas Gonzales says, 'Regular use of coffee enemas help you eliminate a lifetime of toxins in only a year or two.'
It is tempting in our instant gratification culture to think 'a year or two' is a long time. If you do the research, you will find that many kinds of poisons, like pthalates from plastics and heavy metals are very difficult to get out of the body. Not only that, but the toxic load in our bodies is continually being added to every day."
When my son was born three years ago, unbeknownst to me, he had some bad food allergies that were being riled up through my breast milk. I did an elimination diet....and the poor thing could hardly breathe his head was so full. So my naturopath introduced me to coffee enemas, and said that not only would it be a good way to remove waste from my lower intestines, possibly reintroducing whatever might be affecting him in my milk, but while I was on the Elimination diet trying to figure it out....I was likely going through detox putting old nasties in my bloodstream making him worse!
Eek! I had no idea! I started doing one coffee enema a day for two months, but I kid you not, after about a week in a half my little bub was breathing through the night, and sleeping so much better! I continued to do the enemas everyday until I figured what foods to eliminate, and then at least twice a month ever since, and I definitely contribute a lot of my bounced back health to removing the toxic overload from my body via colon cleansing/coffee enemas.
As far as the technical stuff, I got a kit like this one from Amazon:
Ordered a few male tip catheters that are silicon, and very thin...easy to insert! Which was a big thing for me! And you just get some good organic coffee from your local grocer (I have never used any 'enema coffee' or anything super strong).
*Boil a 2 cups of purified or distilled water and 3-5 tablespoons of coffee (I usually do 5) for 5 min, and then let it simmer for another 10-15 min.
*Let it cool down
*pour it in your enema bucket (strain it first, so no coffee grinds get in there)
*Pour in another 2 cups of purified/distilled water (So you will have 4 cups of water/coffee mix in the bucket total)
*You make a pallet on the floor in the bathroom, or close to it.
*Lube your catheter tip (and bum) with organic coconut oil.
*Insert about 2 or 3 inches (the silicon catheter is very flexible....I didn't have any trouble other than my first general apprehension of putting something up there
*You are supposed to hold as much as you can for 15 min before releasing. At first I could hardly hold it at all....but I got to the point where it was no big deal after a few days.
*Clean when your done
As far as absorbing the coffee, all the info I have read says says the mixture of 1/1 coffee/water held for 15 min then released leaves no absorption of coffee. I personally do not drink coffee, and do not tolerate any stimulant well without feeling waaaay jiterry. I have never felt any effect of caffeine, except once or twice whn I have tried to eye the coffee instead of measure, and have used too much.
I know someone made a really good documentary on Gerson therapy/coffee enemas I watched a couple of years back on youtube, I will try to find it and post it.