Weslie Christensen has been on The Skinny Confidential many times.  A lot of you guys already know her & follow her...and if you don't?  YOU SHOULD!  I'm personally drawn to Weslie as a person because she's relatable & approachable. Ever since I met her through the Internet ( CRAZY! ), we've kept in touch & I can say without doubt she's SO down to earth.    Weslie also has the cutest family on the planet. Really though, her three kids are too adorable....so if you're a mom & looking for a little hottie mommy inspo, head over to Weslie's Instagram & blog--- you won't be disappointed.  Ok so, recently Weslie reached out about something that immediately intrigued me...COFFEE ENEMAS.  I don't judge until I research so before jumping to conclusions, read what she has to say. It actually makes a lot of sense.  We both felt like The Skinny Confidential was the perfect platform to discuss this taboo subject...because we all know I LOVEEEE DISCUSSING TABOOS SUBJECTS ( aka camel toes, boob jobs, Kegals, surgery, birth control, organic tampons, you get it ). Any other taboo subject ideas, leave them below so I can check them off my list, lol.  Anyway I have yet to try this treatment. And obviously, e aren't doctors so definitely do your own research before trying an enema. | Introduce yourself ( AGAIN! Most of you guys already know Weslie ) |  Weslie Christensen: Hello! My name is Weslie and I blog over at Love Chugs. I am a mama of three, Amazon junkie, and Licensed Master Esthetician…so, skin and beauty is kind of my thing. I had a bit of a health/skin crisis last year when I came down with candida and a sluggish thyroid---this lead me to stumble upon the holy grail of natural detoxes: the coffee enema. After a ton of initial hesitation, I tried one out and imidiately fell in love with all the health benefits. After, I forced my family and friends to try it out, and they walked away feeling better than ever before, I knew I had to tell Lauryn (and you guys) about them, too!  | Ok so, wait. What exactly is an enema?! |  An enema is an at home procedure that administers liquid into your body through your rectum. Enemas typically are recommended as a treatment for people suffering from constipation, but there are so many more health benefits to these things than just constipation relief. A coffee enema in particular is like a little detoxing powerhouse.  The Gerson institute explains how a coffee enema works best. They state, "The purpose of the coffee enemas is to remove toxins accumulated in the liver and to remove free radicals from the bloodstream. In the 1920s, two German professors tested the effects of infused caffeine on rats. They found that the caffeine travels via the hemorrhoidal vein and the portal system to the liver, opens up the bile ducts and allows the liver to release bile, which contains toxins. The theobromine, theophylline, and the caffeine in coffee dilate blood vessels and bile ducts, relax smooth muscles, and increase the bile flow.”  So layman’s terms: coffee in your bum (not stomach) goes straight to your liver via your portal vein. When the coffee is in you liver is opens all those little capillaries and relaxes muscles that are normally tight---which releases bile and bile is filled with your bodies toxins.  | What the hell--- why are enemas so taboo? |  I think people are embarrassed to talk about poop. Especially their own poop. Simple as that. It is kind of embarrassing though, right? Like, I get it. I don't really want people knowing my bathroom habits either. But guys, EVERYONE POOPS.   coffee-beansGT  | Describe to us the whole process? We need details |  A.} What you’ll need:   First off, you will need to purchase an enema kit. There are bag options and bucket options…. I use the bag version and don’t have any problems with it, but people seem to love the bucket kind, too. You can shop around here or here  Next, you need to buy some premium organic coffee beans. I use PurE Coffee that is made especially for coffee enemas. Did I say it has to be organic? It has to be organic. Guys, ORGANIC!  B.} When to do it?   Ideally, you should do your coffee enema after a bowel movement, so you can retain the coffee for longer. So mornings are best for most people. If you are constipated, do the enema anyway; this will get things moving nicely!  C.} How to prepare the coffee enema   1.) Grab a saucepan and put 2 tablespoons of your ground organic coffee in the saucepan. Add 3 cups of FILTERED water to the pot.  2.) Bring the coffee and filtered water mixture to a boil, then take if off the heat and let it cool. When it's body temperature ( you can test this by placing a clean finger into the coffee, it will be neither hot or cold ) strain through a stainless steal or gold mesh strainer into a clean glass-pouring jar.  3.) Head to the bathroom with your strained coffee and set up a space that is comfortable for you to lie down on. Hint: Be near a toilet and use an old towel, as sometimes there can be slight coffee leakage. Grab a pillow and some reading material, or your phone, as you will be here for approximately 12 to 15 minutes.  4.) Now, assemble your enema kit. It must have a tube and nozzle attached to the bucket or bag. Also, Make sure you have a place to hang it about 3 feet above ground. A towel rack or shower rod works great.  5.) There will be an attachment near the nozzle that allows you to stop or start the flow of coffee once you have poured it into the bag ( or bucket ). Make sure this is in the ‘off’ position before pouring the coffee into the bag. I’ve learned my lesson with this one too many times!  6.) Once the coffee is in the bag or bucket hold the tube and nozzle over the sink and turn it on to allow the coffee to run through the tube until there are no air bubbles. Stop the flow once you know there are no bubbles left.  7.) Grab some organic coconut oil & apply it to the nozzle tip and your bum, too. Don’t be stingy. This will make insertion easy peasy.  8.) Lie down, relax, and then insert the nozzle till it's about 1 inch inside the rectum. Turn on the flow of coffee slowly until the bag or bucket is emptied. Take your time with this as you start out. Let your body get used to it. Then, take the nozzle out.  9.) Now you can either remain lying on your right side, or lie on your back with your feet up above head level or resting up against a wall. You can even get wild with it once you’re a bit more confident and do some yoga moves to get the fluid really moving around inside you. And don’t be surprised if you hear some funny squirting noises from your tummy, this is a good sign and an indication of the bile being stimulated for release.  10.) Try to retain the enema for 12 to 15 minutes. You may feel some strong urges to go to the toilet, especially the first few times you try this, but don’t give up! Try to hold on for as long as you can, quite often the sensations and cramps pass with some deep breathing. As you do these more regularly you will be able to retain the coffee for longer stretches. 15 minutes max is all you need.  11.) When you are ready to release, head to the toilet and let it go..."Let it go, let it go, don’t hold it back anymore!” ( Did I mention I have three kids? I have three kids ).  | Interesting! What are the benefits? |   1. Reduces levels of toxicity by up to 600%. 2. Cleans and heals the colon, improving peristalsis (wave like muscle contraction that aid in moving food—vital for digestions). 3. Increases energy levels, improves mental clarity and mood. 4. Helps with depression, bad moods, and sluggishness. 5. Helps eliminate parasites and candida. 6. Improves digestion, bile flow, and eases bloating. 7. Detoxifies the liver and helps repair the liver. 8. Can help heal chronic health conditions (along with following a mainly raw plant based diet). 9. Helps ease "die-off" or detox reactions during periods of fasting or juice fasting, cleansing or healing. 10. Used regularly in the Gerson Institute treatment protocol for healing cancer patients naturally { source } | Sounds like a lot of pros--- what are the cons? |  A con for me in the beginning was that it felt a bit time consuming. From start to finish, the whole process takes about 30-40 minutes. I’ve learned to utilize that time more efficiently now that I’m an old pro. I prep the coffee before I get the kids’ breakfast ready, that way the coffee can be cooling down while were doing our morning routine.  | Let's get real: does it hurt/feel weird having something up your butt?! |  No. Not one bit! The scariest part is inserting the enema nozzle. It’s tiny, by the way--think like the size of a straw, but once it’s in you can’t really feel it.  Holding the coffee solution though…welllll, that’s a different story. It doesn’t hurt. There isn’t any pain involved, but it’s definitely not comfortable. You may feel some cramping here and there, with a whole lot of pressure—but my advice is to take deep breaths when you need to & just power through. Scroll through Instagram, or turn on your favorite podcast. Get your mind off of it, and try to hold it for at least 12 minutes.  | Recommendations if someone is interested? |  I recommend aloneness. HA! But seriously, be totally alone. You don’t want a house full of guests, or the kids barging in. You also can’t exactly jump up in the middle of the process to get the door, or take your dog out. So, plan accordingly.  | How many times do you have to do it to see results? |  I felt results right away. After the very first one! But it is recommended to do a series back to back for a week. So that’s one a day for 7 days straight. After that, you can taper off to 2-3 per week for the next 3 weeks. Then you go to maintenance schedule, which means you would do one only when you’re feeling a bit sluggish, or off. It’s really easy to be more in tune to your body once its detoxed and healthy, so you’ll know when one is needed as time goes on.  Weslie Christensen talks coffee enemas | the skinny confidential  | Who's an enema candiate? |  Anyone who is interested in detoxification should definitely look into coffee enemas. I initially started when I found out I had a sluggish thyroid and candida after having my third baby, and I didn’t want to take medication right off the bat. I was aiming to balance out my body naturally when I stumbled upon these, and since doing them I am healthier than ever. I managed to evade medication entirely.  | Pre/post prep tips for an enema? |  It’s always important to be well hydrated, but it’s especially important to keep hydrating while practicing any form of enemas or colon therapy. So make sure to drink water before and after. It’s also a good idea to take a multi-vitamin and mineral supplement when deciding to embark on coffee enemas.  | Any more info we need to know? |  How about a fun fact? It takes your heart only 4 minutes to pump all of the blood throughout your entire body through the liver. During a coffee enema, you aim to hold the coffee for at least 12 minutes so that you can get 3 full rounds of total blood detoxification. Cool, right?  + Check out Weslie's tanning tips. + Follow Weslie on Instagram.  Weslie Christensen talks coffee enemas | the skinny confidential

WANNA TALK ABOUT COFFEE ENEMAS? Yes. We’re Going There.

Updated: March 22, 2017
by
LAURYN

Weslie Christensen has been on The Skinny Confidential many times. A lot of you guys already know her & follow her...and if you don't? YOU SHOULD! I'm personally drawn to Weslie as a person because she's relatable & approachable. Ever since I met her through the Internet ( CRAZY! ), we've kept in touch & I can say without doubt she's SO down to earth. Weslie also has the cutest family on the planet. Really though, her three kids are too adorable....so if you're a mom & looking for a little hottie mommy inspo, head over to Weslie's Instagram & blog--- you won't be disappointed. Ok so, recently Weslie reached out about something that immediately intrigued me...COFFEE ENEMAS. I don't judge until I research so before jumping to conclusions, read what she has to say. It actually makes a lot of sense. We both felt like The Skinny Confidential was the perfect platform to discuss this taboo subject...because we all know I LOVEEEE DISCUSSING TABOOS SUBJECTS ( aka camel toes, boob jobs, Kegals, surgery, birth control, organic tampons, you get it ). Any other taboo subject ideas, leave them below so I can check them off my list, lol. Anyway I have yet to try this treatment. And obviously, e aren't doctors so definitely do your own research before trying an enema. | Introduce yourself ( AGAIN! Most of you guys already know Weslie ) | Weslie Christensen: Hello! My name is Weslie and I blog over at Love Chugs. I am a mama of three, Amazon junkie, and Licensed Master Esthetician…so, skin and beauty is kind of my thing. I had a bit of a health/skin crisis last year when I came down with candida and a sluggish thyroid---this lead me to stumble upon the holy grail of natural detoxes: the coffee enema. After a ton of initial hesitation, I tried one out and imidiately fell in love with all the health benefits. After, I forced my family and friends to try it out, and they walked away feeling better than ever before, I knew I had to tell Lauryn (and you guys) about them, too! | Ok so, wait. What exactly is an enema?! | An enema is an at home procedure that administers liquid into your body through your rectum. Enemas typically are recommended as a treatment for people suffering from constipation, but there are so many more health benefits to these things than just constipation relief. A coffee enema in particular is like a little detoxing powerhouse. The Gerson institute explains how a coffee enema works best. They state, "The purpose of the coffee enemas is to remove toxins accumulated in the liver and to remove free radicals from the bloodstream. In the 1920s, two German professors tested the effects of infused caffeine on rats. They found that the caffeine travels via the hemorrhoidal vein and the portal system to the liver, opens up the bile ducts and allows the liver to release bile, which contains toxins. The theobromine, theophylline, and the caffeine in coffee dilate blood vessels and bile ducts, relax smooth muscles, and increase the bile flow.” So layman’s terms: coffee in your bum (not stomach) goes straight to your liver via your portal vein. When the coffee is in you liver is opens all those little capillaries and relaxes muscles that are normally tight---which releases bile and bile is filled with your bodies toxins. | What the hell--- why are enemas so taboo? | I think people are embarrassed to talk about poop. Especially their own poop. Simple as that. It is kind of embarrassing though, right? Like, I get it. I don't really want people knowing my bathroom habits either. But guys, EVERYONE POOPS. coffee-beansGT | Describe to us the whole process? We need details | A.} What you’ll need: First off, you will need to purchase an enema kit. There are bag options and bucket options…. I use the bag version and don’t have any problems with it, but people seem to love the bucket kind, too. You can shop around here or here Next, you need to buy some premium organic coffee beans. I use PurE Coffee that is made especially for coffee enemas. Did I say it has to be organic? It has to be organic. Guys, ORGANIC! B.} When to do it? Ideally, you should do your coffee enema after a bowel movement, so you can retain the coffee for longer. So mornings are best for most people. If you are constipated, do the enema anyway; this will get things moving nicely! C.} How to prepare the coffee enema 1.) Grab a saucepan and put 2 tablespoons of your ground organic coffee in the saucepan. Add 3 cups of FILTERED water to the pot. 2.) Bring the coffee and filtered water mixture to a boil, then take if off the heat and let it cool. When it's body temperature ( you can test this by placing a clean finger into the coffee, it will be neither hot or cold ) strain through a stainless steal or gold mesh strainer into a clean glass-pouring jar. 3.) Head to the bathroom with your strained coffee and set up a space that is comfortable for you to lie down on. Hint: Be near a toilet and use an old towel, as sometimes there can be slight coffee leakage. Grab a pillow and some reading material, or your phone, as you will be here for approximately 12 to 15 minutes. 4.) Now, assemble your enema kit. It must have a tube and nozzle attached to the bucket or bag. Also, Make sure you have a place to hang it about 3 feet above ground. A towel rack or shower rod works great. 5.) There will be an attachment near the nozzle that allows you to stop or start the flow of coffee once you have poured it into the bag ( or bucket ). Make sure this is in the ‘off’ position before pouring the coffee into the bag. I’ve learned my lesson with this one too many times! 6.) Once the coffee is in the bag or bucket hold the tube and nozzle over the sink and turn it on to allow the coffee to run through the tube until there are no air bubbles. Stop the flow once you know there are no bubbles left. 7.) Grab some organic coconut oil & apply it to the nozzle tip and your bum, too. Don’t be stingy. This will make insertion easy peasy. 8.) Lie down, relax, and then insert the nozzle till it's about 1 inch inside the rectum. Turn on the flow of coffee slowly until the bag or bucket is emptied. Take your time with this as you start out. Let your body get used to it. Then, take the nozzle out. 9.) Now you can either remain lying on your right side, or lie on your back with your feet up above head level or resting up against a wall. You can even get wild with it once you’re a bit more confident and do some yoga moves to get the fluid really moving around inside you. And don’t be surprised if you hear some funny squirting noises from your tummy, this is a good sign and an indication of the bile being stimulated for release. 10.) Try to retain the enema for 12 to 15 minutes. You may feel some strong urges to go to the toilet, especially the first few times you try this, but don’t give up! Try to hold on for as long as you can, quite often the sensations and cramps pass with some deep breathing. As you do these more regularly you will be able to retain the coffee for longer stretches. 15 minutes max is all you need. 11.) When you are ready to release, head to the toilet and let it go..."Let it go, let it go, don’t hold it back anymore!” ( Did I mention I have three kids? I have three kids ). | Interesting! What are the benefits? | 1. Reduces levels of toxicity by up to 600%. 2. Cleans and heals the colon, improving peristalsis (wave like muscle contraction that aid in moving food—vital for digestions). 3. Increases energy levels, improves mental clarity and mood. 4. Helps with depression, bad moods, and sluggishness. 5. Helps eliminate parasites and candida. 6. Improves digestion, bile flow, and eases bloating. 7. Detoxifies the liver and helps repair the liver. 8. Can help heal chronic health conditions (along with following a mainly raw plant based diet). 9. Helps ease "die-off" or detox reactions during periods of fasting or juice fasting, cleansing or healing. 10. Used regularly in the Gerson Institute treatment protocol for healing cancer patients naturally { source } | Sounds like a lot of pros--- what are the cons? | A con for me in the beginning was that it felt a bit time consuming. From start to finish, the whole process takes about 30-40 minutes. I’ve learned to utilize that time more efficiently now that I’m an old pro. I prep the coffee before I get the kids’ breakfast ready, that way the coffee can be cooling down while were doing our morning routine. | Let's get real: does it hurt/feel weird having something up your butt?! | No. Not one bit! The scariest part is inserting the enema nozzle. It’s tiny, by the way--think like the size of a straw, but once it’s in you can’t really feel it. Holding the coffee solution though…welllll, that’s a different story. It doesn’t hurt. There isn’t any pain involved, but it’s definitely not comfortable. You may feel some cramping here and there, with a whole lot of pressure—but my advice is to take deep breaths when you need to & just power through. Scroll through Instagram, or turn on your favorite podcast. Get your mind off of it, and try to hold it for at least 12 minutes. | Recommendations if someone is interested? | I recommend aloneness. HA! But seriously, be totally alone. You don’t want a house full of guests, or the kids barging in. You also can’t exactly jump up in the middle of the process to get the door, or take your dog out. So, plan accordingly. | How many times do you have to do it to see results? | I felt results right away. After the very first one! But it is recommended to do a series back to back for a week. So that’s one a day for 7 days straight. After that, you can taper off to 2-3 per week for the next 3 weeks. Then you go to maintenance schedule, which means you would do one only when you’re feeling a bit sluggish, or off. It’s really easy to be more in tune to your body once its detoxed and healthy, so you’ll know when one is needed as time goes on. Weslie Christensen talks coffee enemas | the skinny confidential | Who's an enema candiate? | Anyone who is interested in detoxification should definitely look into coffee enemas. I initially started when I found out I had a sluggish thyroid and candida after having my third baby, and I didn’t want to take medication right off the bat. I was aiming to balance out my body naturally when I stumbled upon these, and since doing them I am healthier than ever. I managed to evade medication entirely. | Pre/post prep tips for an enema? | It’s always important to be well hydrated, but it’s especially important to keep hydrating while practicing any form of enemas or colon therapy. So make sure to drink water before and after. It’s also a good idea to take a multi-vitamin and mineral supplement when deciding to embark on coffee enemas. | Any more info we need to know? | How about a fun fact? It takes your heart only 4 minutes to pump all of the blood throughout your entire body through the liver. During a coffee enema, you aim to hold the coffee for at least 12 minutes so that you can get 3 full rounds of total blood detoxification. Cool, right? + Check out Weslie's tanning tips. + Follow Weslie on Instagram. Weslie Christensen talks coffee enemas | the skinny confidential

Weslie Christensen has been on The Skinny Confidential many times.

A lot of you guys already know her & follow her…and if you don’t?

YOU SHOULD!

I’m personally drawn to Weslie because she’s relatable & approachable. Ever since I met her through the Internet ( CRAZY! ), we’ve kept in touch & I can say without a doubt she’s SO down to earth.

Weslie Christensen talks coffee enemas | the skinny confidential

Weslie also has the cutest family on the planet. Really though, her three kids are too adorable….so if you’re a mom & looking for a little hottie mommy inspo, head over to Weslie’s Instagram & blog— you won’t be disappointed.

Ok so, recently Weslie reached out about something that immediately intrigued me…COFFEE ENEMAS.

I don’t judge until I research! So I encourage you guys to do your own research too & read what Weslie has to say before jumping to conclusions. It actually makes a lot of sense & it’s interesting.

We both felt like The Skinny Confidential was the perfect platform to discuss this taboo subject…because we all know I LOVEEEE DISCUSSING TABOOS SUBJECTS ( aka camel toes, boob jobs ( < coming soon ), Kegels, surgery, birth control, vagina steaming, organic tampons, you get it ). Any other taboo subject ideas, leave them below so I can check them off my list, lol.

Anyway, I have yet to try an enema but I’m certainly curious after this.

And obviously, we aren’t doctors so definitely do your own research before trying an enema. Ok, enjoy:

| Introduce yourself ( AGAIN! Most of you guys already know Weslie ). |

Weslie Christensen: Hello! My name is Weslie and I blog over at Love Chugs. I am a mama of three, Amazon junkie, and Licensed Master Esthetician…so, skin and beauty is kind of my thing. I had a bit of a health/skin crisis last year when I came down with candida and a sluggish thyroid—this lead me to stumble upon the holy grail of natural detoxes: the coffee enema. After a ton of initial hesitation, I tried one out and immediately fell in love with all the health benefits. I forced my family and friends to try it out and they walked away feeling better than ever before. I knew I had to tell Lauryn ( and you guys ) about them, too!

Weslie Christensen has been on The Skinny Confidential many times. A lot of you guys already know her & follow her...and if you don't? YOU SHOULD! I'm personally drawn to Weslie as a person because she's relatable & approachable. Ever since I met her through the Internet ( CRAZY! ), we've kept in touch & I can say without doubt she's SO down to earth. Weslie also has the cutest family on the planet. Really though, her three kids are too adorable....so if you're a mom & looking for a little hottie mommy inspo, head over to Weslie's Instagram & blog--- you won't be disappointed. Ok so, recently Weslie reached out about something that immediately intrigued me...COFFEE ENEMAS. I don't judge until I research so before jumping to conclusions, read what she has to say. It actually makes a lot of sense. We both felt like The Skinny Confidential was the perfect platform to discuss this taboo subject...because we all know I LOVEEEE DISCUSSING TABOOS SUBJECTS ( aka camel toes, boob jobs, Kegals, surgery, birth control, organic tampons, you get it ). Any other taboo subject ideas, leave them below so I can check them off my list, lol. Anyway I have yet to try this treatment. And obviously, e aren't doctors so definitely do your own research before trying an enema. | Introduce yourself ( AGAIN! Most of you guys already know Weslie ) | Weslie Christensen: Hello! My name is Weslie and I blog over at Love Chugs. I am a mama of three, Amazon junkie, and Licensed Master Esthetician…so, skin and beauty is kind of my thing. I had a bit of a health/skin crisis last year when I came down with candida and a sluggish thyroid---this lead me to stumble upon the holy grail of natural detoxes: the coffee enema. After a ton of initial hesitation, I tried one out and imidiately fell in love with all the health benefits. After, I forced my family and friends to try it out, and they walked away feeling better than ever before, I knew I had to tell Lauryn (and you guys) about them, too! | Ok so, wait. What exactly is an enema?! | An enema is an at home procedure that administers liquid into your body through your rectum. Enemas typically are recommended as a treatment for people suffering from constipation, but there are so many more health benefits to these things than just constipation relief. A coffee enema in particular is like a little detoxing powerhouse. The Gerson institute explains how a coffee enema works best. They state, "The purpose of the coffee enemas is to remove toxins accumulated in the liver and to remove free radicals from the bloodstream. In the 1920s, two German professors tested the effects of infused caffeine on rats. They found that the caffeine travels via the hemorrhoidal vein and the portal system to the liver, opens up the bile ducts and allows the liver to release bile, which contains toxins. The theobromine, theophylline, and the caffeine in coffee dilate blood vessels and bile ducts, relax smooth muscles, and increase the bile flow.” So layman’s terms: coffee in your bum (not stomach) goes straight to your liver via your portal vein. When the coffee is in you liver is opens all those little capillaries and relaxes muscles that are normally tight---which releases bile and bile is filled with your bodies toxins. | What the hell--- why are enemas so taboo? | I think people are embarrassed to talk about poop. Especially their own poop. Simple as that. It is kind of embarrassing though, right? Like, I get it. I don't really want people knowing my bathroom habits either. But guys, EVERYONE POOPS. coffee-beansGT | Describe to us the whole process? We need details | A.} What you’ll need: First off, you will need to purchase an enema kit. There are bag options and bucket options…. I use the bag version and don’t have any problems with it, but people seem to love the bucket kind, too. You can shop around here or here Next, you need to buy some premium organic coffee beans. I use PurE Coffee that is made especially for coffee enemas. Did I say it has to be organic? It has to be organic. Guys, ORGANIC! B.} When to do it? Ideally, you should do your coffee enema after a bowel movement, so you can retain the coffee for longer. So mornings are best for most people. If you are constipated, do the enema anyway; this will get things moving nicely! C.} How to prepare the coffee enema 1.) Grab a saucepan and put 2 tablespoons of your ground organic coffee in the saucepan. Add 3 cups of FILTERED water to the pot. 2.) Bring the coffee and filtered water mixture to a boil, then take if off the heat and let it cool. When it's body temperature ( you can test this by placing a clean finger into the coffee, it will be neither hot or cold ) strain through a stainless steal or gold mesh strainer into a clean glass-pouring jar. 3.) Head to the bathroom with your strained coffee and set up a space that is comfortable for you to lie down on. Hint: Be near a toilet and use an old towel, as sometimes there can be slight coffee leakage. Grab a pillow and some reading material, or your phone, as you will be here for approximately 12 to 15 minutes. 4.) Now, assemble your enema kit. It must have a tube and nozzle attached to the bucket or bag. Also, Make sure you have a place to hang it about 3 feet above ground. A towel rack or shower rod works great. 5.) There will be an attachment near the nozzle that allows you to stop or start the flow of coffee once you have poured it into the bag ( or bucket ). Make sure this is in the ‘off’ position before pouring the coffee into the bag. I’ve learned my lesson with this one too many times! 6.) Once the coffee is in the bag or bucket hold the tube and nozzle over the sink and turn it on to allow the coffee to run through the tube until there are no air bubbles. Stop the flow once you know there are no bubbles left. 7.) Grab some organic coconut oil & apply it to the nozzle tip and your bum, too. Don’t be stingy. This will make insertion easy peasy. 8.) Lie down, relax, and then insert the nozzle till it's about 1 inch inside the rectum. Turn on the flow of coffee slowly until the bag or bucket is emptied. Take your time with this as you start out. Let your body get used to it. Then, take the nozzle out. 9.) Now you can either remain lying on your right side, or lie on your back with your feet up above head level or resting up against a wall. You can even get wild with it once you’re a bit more confident and do some yoga moves to get the fluid really moving around inside you. And don’t be surprised if you hear some funny squirting noises from your tummy, this is a good sign and an indication of the bile being stimulated for release. 10.) Try to retain the enema for 12 to 15 minutes. You may feel some strong urges to go to the toilet, especially the first few times you try this, but don’t give up! Try to hold on for as long as you can, quite often the sensations and cramps pass with some deep breathing. As you do these more regularly you will be able to retain the coffee for longer stretches. 15 minutes max is all you need. 11.) When you are ready to release, head to the toilet and let it go..."Let it go, let it go, don’t hold it back anymore!” ( Did I mention I have three kids? I have three kids ). | Interesting! What are the benefits? | 1. Reduces levels of toxicity by up to 600%. 2. Cleans and heals the colon, improving peristalsis (wave like muscle contraction that aid in moving food—vital for digestions). 3. Increases energy levels, improves mental clarity and mood. 4. Helps with depression, bad moods, and sluggishness. 5. Helps eliminate parasites and candida. 6. Improves digestion, bile flow, and eases bloating. 7. Detoxifies the liver and helps repair the liver. 8. Can help heal chronic health conditions (along with following a mainly raw plant based diet). 9. Helps ease "die-off" or detox reactions during periods of fasting or juice fasting, cleansing or healing. 10. Used regularly in the Gerson Institute treatment protocol for healing cancer patients naturally { source } | Sounds like a lot of pros--- what are the cons? | A con for me in the beginning was that it felt a bit time consuming. From start to finish, the whole process takes about 30-40 minutes. I’ve learned to utilize that time more efficiently now that I’m an old pro. I prep the coffee before I get the kids’ breakfast ready, that way the coffee can be cooling down while were doing our morning routine. | Let's get real: does it hurt/feel weird having something up your butt?! | No. Not one bit! The scariest part is inserting the enema nozzle. It’s tiny, by the way--think like the size of a straw, but once it’s in you can’t really feel it. Holding the coffee solution though…welllll, that’s a different story. It doesn’t hurt. There isn’t any pain involved, but it’s definitely not comfortable. You may feel some cramping here and there, with a whole lot of pressure—but my advice is to take deep breaths when you need to & just power through. Scroll through Instagram, or turn on your favorite podcast. Get your mind off of it, and try to hold it for at least 12 minutes. | Recommendations if someone is interested? | I recommend aloneness. HA! But seriously, be totally alone. You don’t want a house full of guests, or the kids barging in. You also can’t exactly jump up in the middle of the process to get the door, or take your dog out. So, plan accordingly. | How many times do you have to do it to see results? | I felt results right away. After the very first one! But it is recommended to do a series back to back for a week. So that’s one a day for 7 days straight. After that, you can taper off to 2-3 per week for the next 3 weeks. Then you go to maintenance schedule, which means you would do one only when you’re feeling a bit sluggish, or off. It’s really easy to be more in tune to your body once its detoxed and healthy, so you’ll know when one is needed as time goes on. Weslie Christensen talks coffee enemas | the skinny confidential | Who's an enema candiate? | Anyone who is interested in detoxification should definitely look into coffee enemas. I initially started when I found out I had a sluggish thyroid and candida after having my third baby, and I didn’t want to take medication right off the bat. I was aiming to balance out my body naturally when I stumbled upon these, and since doing them I am healthier than ever. I managed to evade medication entirely. | Pre/post prep tips for an enema? | It’s always important to be well hydrated, but it’s especially important to keep hydrating while practicing any form of enemas or colon therapy. So make sure to drink water before and after. It’s also a good idea to take a multi-vitamin and mineral supplement when deciding to embark on coffee enemas. | Any more info we need to know? | How about a fun fact? It takes your heart only 4 minutes to pump all of the blood throughout your entire body through the liver. During a coffee enema, you aim to hold the coffee for at least 12 minutes so that you can get 3 full rounds of total blood detoxification. Cool, right? + Check out Weslie's tanning tips. + Follow Weslie on Instagram. Weslie Christensen talks coffee enemas | the skinny confidential

| Ok so, wait. What exactly is an enema?! |

An enema is an at-home procedure that administers liquid into your body through your rectum. Enemas typically are recommended as a treatment for people suffering from constipation, but there are so many more health benefits to these things than just constipation relief. A coffee enema in particular is like a little detoxing powerhouse.

The Gerson institute explains how a coffee enema works best. They state, “The purpose of the coffee enemas is to remove toxins accumulated in the liver and to remove free radicals from the bloodstream. In the 1920s, two German professors tested the effects of infused caffeine on rats. They found that the caffeine travels via the hemorrhoidal vein and the portal system to the liver, opens up the bile ducts and allows the liver to release bile, which contains toxins. The theobromine, theophylline, and the caffeine in coffee dilate blood vessels and bile ducts, relax smooth muscles, and increase the bile flow.”

So layman’s terms: coffee in your bum (not stomach) goes straight to your liver via your portal vein. When the coffee is in your liver it opens all those little capillaries and relaxes muscles that are normally tight—which releases bile and bile is filled with your body’s toxins.

| Why are enemas so taboo? Like, I’m scared. |

I think people are embarrassed to talk about poop. Especially their own poop. Simple as that.
It is kind of embarrassing though, right? Like, I get it. I don’t really want people knowing my bathroom habits either. But guys, EVERYONE POOPS.

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| Describe to us the whole process? We need details! |

A.} What you’ll need:

First off, you will need to purchase an enema kit. There are bag options and bucket options…. I use the bag version and don’t have any problems with it, but people seem to love the bucket kind, too. You can shop around here.

Next, you need to buy some premium organic coffee beans. I use PurE Coffee that is made especially for coffee enemas. Did I say it has to be organic? It has to be organic. Guys, ORGANIC!

B.} When to do it?

Ideally, you should do your coffee enema after a bowel movement, so you can retain the coffee for longer. Mornings are best for most people. If you are constipated, do the enema anyway; this will get things moving nicely!

C.} How to prepare the coffee enema:

1.) Grab a saucepan and put 2 tablespoons of your ground organic coffee in the saucepan. Add 3 cups of FILTERED water to the pot.

2.) Bring the coffee and filtered water mixture to a boil, then take if off the heat and let it cool. When it’s body temperature ( you can test this by placing a clean finger into the coffee, it will be neither hot or cold ) strain through a stainless steal or gold mesh strainer into a clean glass-pouring jar.

3.) Head to the bathroom with your strained coffee and set up a space that is comfortable for you to lie down on. Hint: Be near a toilet and use an old towel, as sometimes there can be slight coffee leakage. Grab a pillow and some reading material, or your phone, as you will be here for approximately 12 to 15 minutes.

4.) Now, assemble your enema kit. It must have a tube and nozzle attached to the bucket or bag. Also, make sure you have a place to hang it about 3 feet above ground. A towel rack or shower rod works great.

5.) There will be an attachment near the nozzle that allows you to stop or start the flow of coffee once you have poured it into the bag ( or bucket ). Make sure this is in the ‘off’ position before pouring the coffee into the bag. I’ve learned my lesson with this one too many times!

6.) Once the coffee is in the bag or bucket hold the tube and nozzle over the sink and turn it on to allow the coffee to run through the tube until there are no air bubbles. Stop the flow once you know there are no bubbles left.

7.) Grab some organic coconut oil & apply it to the nozzle tip and your bum, too. Don’t be stingy. This will make insertion easy peasy.

8.) Lie down, relax, and then insert the nozzle till it’s about 1 inch inside the rectum. Turn on the flow of coffee slowly until the bag or bucket is emptied. Take your time with this as you start out. Let your body get used to it. Then, take the nozzle out.

9.) Now you can either remain lying on your right side, or lie on your back with your feet up above head level or resting up against a wall. You can even get wild with it once you’re a bit more confident and do some yoga moves to get the fluid really moving around inside you. And don’t be surprised if you hear some funny squirting noises from your tummy, this is a good sign and an indication of the bile being stimulated for release.

10.) Try to retain the enema for 12 to 15 minutes. You may feel some strong urges to go to the toilet, especially the first few times you try this, but don’t give up! Try to hold on for as long as you can. Quite often the sensations and cramps pass with some deep breathing. As you do these more regularly you will be able to retain the coffee for longer stretches. 15 minutes max is all you need.

11.) When you are ready to release, head to the toilet and let it go…”Let it go, let it go, don’t hold it back anymore!” ( Did I mention I have three kids? I have three kids ).

Weslie Christensen talks coffee enemas | the skinny confidential

| Interesting! What are the benefits? |

1. Reduces levels of toxicity by up to 600%.
2. Cleans and heals the colon, improving peristalsis (wave like muscle contraction that aid in moving food—vital for digestions).
3. Increases energy levels, improves mental clarity and mood.
4. Helps with depression, bad moods, and sluggishness.
5. Helps eliminate parasites and candida.
6. Improves digestion, bile flow, and eases bloating.
7. Detoxifies the liver and helps repair the liver.
8. Can help heal chronic health conditions (along with following a mainly raw plant based diet).
9. Helps ease “die-off” or detox reactions during periods of fasting or juice fasting, cleansing or healing.
10. Used regularly in the Gerson Institute treatment protocol for healing cancer patients naturally.

+ { source from Mind Body Green written by Amanda Brocket of The Raw Food Kitchen }

| Sounds like a lot of pros— what are the cons? |

A con for me in the beginning was that it felt a bit time consuming. From start to finish, the whole process takes about 30-40 minutes. I’ve learned to utilize that time more efficiently now that I’m an old pro. I prep the coffee before I get the kids’ breakfast ready, that way the coffee can be cooling down while were doing our morning routine.

| Let’s get real: does it hurt/feel weird having something up your butt?! |

No. Not one bit! The scariest part is inserting the enema nozzle. It’s tiny, by the way–think like the size of a straw, but once it’s in you can’t really feel it.

Holding the coffee solution though…welllll, that’s a different story. It doesn’t hurt. There isn’t any pain involved, but it’s definitely not comfortable. You may feel some cramping here and there, with a whole lot of pressure—but my advice is to take deep breaths when you need to & just power through. Scroll through Instagram, or turn on your favorite podcast. Get your mind off of it, and try to hold it for at least 12 minutes.

| Recommendations if someone is interested? |

I recommend aloneness. HA! But seriously, be totally alone. You don’t want a house full of guests, or the kids barging in. You also can’t exactly jump up in the middle of the process to get the door, or take your dog out. So, plan accordingly.

| How many times do you have to do it to see results? |

I felt results right away, after the very first one! But it is recommended to do a series back to back for a week. So that’s one a day for 7 days straight. After that, you can taper off to 2-3 per week for the next 3 weeks. Then you go to a maintenance schedule, which means you would do one only when you’re feeling a bit sluggish, or off. It’s really easy to be more in tune with your body once it’s detoxed and healthy. You’ll know when one is needed as time goes on.

Weslie Christensen talks coffee enemas | the skinny confidential

| Who’s an enema candiate? |

Anyone who is interested in detoxification should definitely look into coffee enemas. I initially started when I found out I had a sluggish thyroid and candida after having my third baby, and I didn’t want to take medication right off the bat. I was aiming to balance out my body naturally when I stumbled upon these, and since doing them I am healthier than ever. I managed to evade medication entirely.

| Pre/post prep tips for an enema? |

It’s always important to be well hydrated, but it’s especially important to keep hydrating while practicing any form of enemas or colon therapy. So make sure to drink water before and after. It’s also a good idea to take a multi-vitamin and mineral supplement when deciding to embark on coffee enemas.

| Any more info we need to know? |

How about a fun fact? It takes your heart only 4 minutes to pump all of the blood throughout your entire body through the liver. During a coffee enema, you aim to hold the coffee for at least 12 minutes so that you can get 3 full rounds of total blood detoxification. Cool, right?

+ Check out Weslie’s tanning tips.
+ Follow Weslie on Instagram.

* as always check with a doctor & do your own research before trying an enema. 

Weslie Christensen talks coffee enemas | the skinny confidential

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  1. Virginia

    Thanks for this info, Lauryn! I heard about coffee enemas on Real Housewives of OC this season and I was wondering what in the world it was. Are you going to try it someday? I may consider it since I’m all for detoxing my liver! Have a fab weekend!
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  2. Aileen

    Love both you girls, been reading your blogs for years!!!
    I’ve done the coffee enema a few times before and have found that while they do make you feel great, I get bad cramps during the process and it can be messy. If I didn’t get such God awful cramps I’d do it more often.
    Have you guys tried the salt flush? Not as many benefits as the coffee enema, but if your goal is to decrease bloat and constipation, this is SO easy and effective!!
    Btw Lauryn, your pink drink is a new favorite of mine…. A new morning ritual! Great way to start the day feeling clean and light.

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    1. Lauryn Post author

      Hi Aileen, thanks for sharing your story! So sorry you had cramps! Ouccchh! But sooo happy you love the pink drink? Isn’t it amazing? I’m obsessed.

      I haven’t tried the salt flush but I’ve heard of it! Its cleansing but not as detoxifying as the coffee. If you get cramps with coffee though, def stick to salt.

      Thanks for reading! xx
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  3. Emily!

    Hi Lauryn!! I absolutely love your blog–you inspire me and always bring a smile to my face. Thank you for your wonderful gifts!!

    I’ve never commented before, but when I saw you posted about the infamous coffee enema I just had to because I do them on the reg and have seen SUCH benefit from them! People are so scared to talk about poop and bathroom business so thank you for going there! Just a little science for ya–when coffee is administered rectally, it is the palmitic acid that is present in the coffee that stimulates the liver to produce oodles of glutathione, and glutathione is that fabulous antioxidant that walks around our bodies like little Walle trash trucks and dumps all the free radicals and garbage into our colon so we can expel via bowel movements!

    When I am regularly performing my coffee enemas (or coffee-ing as I like to refer to it :)) my skin absolutely glows, I have a ridiculous amount of energy, and I am far less bloated. We clean our cars, our apartments, and our faces–why wouldn’t we clean the dirtiest place of our bodies?? All the burgeoning research on gut dysbiosis and leaky gut and systemic candida is pointing to hard scientific fact that disease begins and ends in our gut! It’s imperative to a robust immune system and overall health. Just be careful not to perform your enema too late in the day b/c it will absolutely keep you awake at night if you’re sensitive to caffeine. The prep can be a little time consuming when you are first starting out, but once you do a few and get your flow down you can bang through them pretty quickly. And definitely only use organic coffee! My favorite comes from Premier Research Labs–it is certified non-toxic and not too expensive!

    I’m so happy you posted about this. There are so many benefits to this practice and so few people uninformed. I think you reach women on a totally different/deep/fabulous level and your readers certainly love what you have to say, and I think they trust you and your beliefs. Way to get the word about coffee enemas out there to everyone!!

    Good luck with your recovery–I’m sorry it’s been a rough ride but I know you’re going to come back in full force!! Keep on being a #GIRLBOSS. You’re amazing!!

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  4. Sarah

    I’m not going to lie, this is the weirdest thing I’ve ever heard of, but knowing you’re willing to talk about this kind of stuff is why I’m so obsessed with your blog!

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    1. Lauryn Post author

      Hi Sabrina, the source from Mind Body Green is clearly stated. Again, we aren’t doctors so providing as much research as possible & sourcing information is important when sharing an interview/post like this. There’s no plagiarism— source link is above. Thanks for reading! x

  5. Weslie

    Yes!!! I’m so excited to see the responses! Especially from Emily…Emily, you know your stuff! Coffee enemas are by far the best way to naturally amp up your bodies detoxification process.

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  6. Amelia

    Loved all the info in this!! I have always been curious about coffee enemas, but never dove into much research myself.

    And what a beautiful family!!! Love how stylish the kids are :)
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  7. Weslie

    Hey Sabrina! Mind body green is one of my favorites and actually where I first heard about coffee emamas…it’s clearly marked on the benefits section that the info was sourced from mindbodygreen–its at the bottom of that segment, you can click on it and it takes you directly to her article …I give credit where credit is due, and believe in sharing knowledge.

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  8. Kayla Rasmussen

    Love this post!! Love Weslie, have been following her and her adorable family for years now ? very interesting post! Would love to try it

    -Kayla

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  9. Courtney bentley

    I have done enemas and colon cleanses but never with coffee and I can’t wait to try it! I don’t care what people say about detoxes I’ve regularly detoxes the last six years of my life and feel the benefits almost entirely! Can’t wait to try this just need to get my hands on some organic coffee! Lots of love C
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  10. Lauren

    Yes- LOVE that you went there! I haven’t actually tried a coffee enema but I do colon hydrotherapy regularly (which is very similar but you actually go see a specialist who administers it and does abdominal massage to help relieve cramping while you detoxify your system- sounds weird but I’ve actually developed awesome relationships with mine like you would your hairdresser :)).

    The benefits are amazing- I always go before/after long trips and after a juice cleanse (to remove additional toxins that were kicked up by the cleanse and may be lingering in your system). You can literally see bile/mucus/food etc. being removed through the machine- it’s weirdly satisfying.

    For those readers that may be interested but too afraid to administer something on their own, colon hydrotherapy may be a good first step!
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  11. Joan

    Enemas can be really dangerous if done wrong.
    I love your blog, but I get really angry when you post about the guy curing cancer with his diet (btw, I did check his website like you suggested, no info about it whatsoever) and then this! At the very least you should put in SOME warnings, not simply “I’m not a doctor, do your research”
    The placebo effect, effects most testimonials.

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    1. Lauryn Post author

      Hi Joan,

      If you re-read the post you will see I recommended to check with a doctor before doing anything, TWICE. I said it at the beginning and end of the post.

      As I have stated many times on The Skinny Confidential: I am not a doctor. I’m simply sharing tips and tricks that have worked for people around the world.

      As far as ‘the guy curing cancer with his diet’ those words were not mine. They were an interview with Carrie Prejean who had that experience with her father who was struggling with cancer. Carrie was sharing her experience.

      Also, to point out: all over my blog clearly states “always check with a doctor, do your own research, and do what works well for you.”

      Thanks for reading! x

  12. Jannah

    Hey girls! A big fan of both of yours. I have been waiting for this post since I saw Weslie’s post on her skincare tips. This was so informative and well written. Cannot wait to try.

    I do have one question, would you recommend going to a clinic to do this in the interim to make sure you are administering correctly? Or is this something that really is easier to do on your own? I’m just a little scared of inserting the enema needle..

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  13. Corrie

    So very intrigued…Thanks for sharing! Knowledge is power, right. Since having my first babe almost 6 months ago I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing hemorroids for the first time and one particularly nasty fissure that refuses to budge. I went through a stage of being terrified to go, the pain was next level. I thought I’d tried everything…until now. Apparently limited blood flow in that area limits the healing process. A coffee enema may just be the answer. Weslie, have you had a similar experience after any of your pregnancies? I’d be interested to know your thoughts!

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  14. Amanda

    Can you please credit me – Amanda Brocket of The Raw Food Kitchen – with a link to my website – for the majority of this article regarding info on coffee enemas? I am the author of the article you have sourced directly from Mind Body Green. It is not good SEO to directly pull content and not amend it. Either be original and make all the content unique or please credit me correctly. Thank you. Amanda.

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    1. Lauryn Post author

      Mind Body Green was linked, but I will definitely add your specific article and blog too. Added now ; ) x

  15. Andrea

    I love your blog and I love Love Chugs as well. I’ve been following forever and went to Rise Festival. ANYWAY… sorry for the sidetrack, Thank you for posting this! i’ve been researching this subject for a good 6 months now and came so close to trying a couple times but I just couldn’t understand the process until this post. Needless to say, it’s in the mail and I’m excited to give it a try for the benefits and hopefully a much healthier gut! Yay!
    Love and light

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    New reader here, and loving it! I Don’t usually comment on posts, but like to read them, along with the comments. You respond so well to comments, and you manage to do it so cheerfully. Definately gained a fan here :)

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  21. Celeste

    I’ve been doing coffee enigmas for 18 years. Both my parents had done them while I was growing up and I thought it was gross. My dad had a liver disease he contracted from the toxin agent orange while he was in Vietnam. My mother researches brought her to the Gearson therapy and that’s what started it. It literally saves my dads life. After college I expressed to my mom that I had frequent headaches and felt bloated all the time. I tried emitted for the headaches but the medication did not ease the headaches. That was when I got desperate and tried the coffe enema. It changed my life! More energy then I’ve ever had. No more bloated feeling. Skin and hair improved. Even though I also improved my diet a little bit. The real change came when I started the enemy’s because my colon is clean and my liver is flushed everyday. I almost feel guilty not sharing my secret with others because it has been so life changing. It’s crazy how society doesn’t find it gross to see a person walking around with a pop belly full of parasites and toxic waste the is constantly reobaorbing into the blood stream. But then an enema seems so gross? I am proof that the dangers are unfounded because they have been a regular routine for me for so many years. When people ask where my skin gets it’s glow, and where I get my energy I smile and say “I don’t know”? I’m very happy that coffee enemas are starting to get the positive attention they deserve. They are the most important element to my health.

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