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Written by  Alex Sherman
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Enemas are known to be one of the easiest and most effective ways of getting your colon cleaned and can even relieve of eliminate stomach issues. The procedure is extremely easy, but one should be educated on how to do so before trying because the colon is an extremely delicate and absorbant body part.

The procedure is best described as the act of putting a fluid into the rectum and colon via the anus. Before inserting the fluid it is wise to use a lubricant around the anus, we recommend using olive oil because most lubricants contain some really nasty chemicals.

The benefits of performing an enema are:

  • Removal of toxins
  • Reduction in headaches
  • Reduction of junk along the intestinal walls
  • Better overall health

The reasons to perform an enema:

  • Better digestive functions
  • Relief of constipation 
  • Relief from hemorrhoids and colitis
  • Removal of bowel blockage

We recommend not using commercial or retail enema solutions even if they say "natural". The best advice is to buy a reusable enema and make your own solutions. Here are our favorite:

Vinegar Enema

Combine 2 tablespoons of white vinegar with 2 quarts of lukewarm water. You can also use wheat grass in the mixture.

Salt and Soda Enema

Combine 1 tablespoon of sea salt, 1 tablespoons of baking soda, and 2 quarts of lukewarm water. This is a great way to remove toxins that are directly present in your colon.

Milk Enema

Combine 1.5 quarts of lukewarm water, 18 ounces of lukewarm milk, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and one tablespoon of honey (optional). Heat this mixture and be sure it is well stirred. 

Glycerin and Oil Enema

Combine 1.5 quarts of warm water, 2 tablespoons of mineral oil, 2 tablespoons of sea salt, and 2 tablespoons of glycerin. This is mainly a colon cleansing enema but also can remove many toxins. The saltwater is used to keep the absorption of the oil and glycerin to a minimum so they can clean the colon and exit along with the rest of the solution.

Garlic Enema

Chop 3 cloves of garlic in 2 quarts of water. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 5 minutes, once finished add 2 tablespoons of epsom salt to the mixture. When the mixture has cooled to be lukewarm you can perform enema.

Lemon Enema

Combine 1/3 cup of lemon juice (FRESH) and 1 quart of lukewarm water. This is an excellent cleansing enema but can induce cramping.

Salt Enema

Adding salt to lukewarm water reduces the amount of water absorbed thus increasing the cleansing action. By using salt you reduce the amount of water absorbed by the kidneys, bladder, and intestines.

Coffee Enema

This type of enema is mainly used to detoxify the liver because the caffeine from the coffee is directly absorbed into the patient's system. This forces the liver to create more bile that is later flushed out of the system by the small intestines. Patients should use regular coffee and not the instant kind. 

We recommend using a french press but you can use a drip coffee maker but be sure to use non-bleached coffee filters.

  • Bring 8 cups to a boil
  • Put 8 heaping spoonfuls of organic coffee in the french press
  • Pour boiling water over the grinds
  • Let cool for one hour
  • Once the mixture is at body temperature or lukewarm press the grinds and pour the coffee into enema bag
Last modified on Tuesday, 23 August 2011 11:41
Alex Sherman

Alex Sherman

Alex was born and raised in the North Georgia mountains. At the age of 18 he started his own green maid service which soon found a new home in Atlanta, Georgia.

In 2009 he sold the company and founded the Green Life Pages to pursue his growing passion to educate others about sustainable living. The website's form soon began to change and is now a collaborative effort between Alex and a few friends (Kathleen & Sarah)  who are just as passionation about health and sustainability. 

Alex believes strongly in networking and education. Through both he believes we can achieve a greener, healthier, and more informed planet.

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