Different types of retention enema
Basic water enema:
Some people prefer to do a ater cleanse enema before a another retention enema, as it helps to have a clear colon when holding onto the enema liquid. Otherwise, some people can find it too uncomfortable, and cannot hold the retention enema for long enough.
Use filtered water only. Fill your Enema kit with two pints of filtered water. Arrange the base of the container at least 1 metre above where you are lying down, creating a decent gravity feed. Massage the abdomen as the water flows in, to help to move fluid over to the ascending colon (ileocecal valve).
Triple Water Enema:
Our lymph is thicker between the Autumn Equinox and the Spring Equinox, increasing congestion during the winter months. During this time when the lymph thickens, the triple water enema hydrates the body via the colons and will get your lymph system moving. I recommend using three single pints of filtered water at the following times: Night, the following morning, and then the night again. This will help to thin the lymph throughout the process.
First, hold the first pint, massaging the abdomen and then release. And then the second pint, massaging the abdomen and then release. Repeat for the last pint eliminating. Hold onto the third enema for longer. This practice is especially good for decongesting sinuses.
Retention Enemas or Implants after an enema:
All retention enemas are held in the lower bowel for 12 minutes minimum and up to 20 minutes.
Aloe Vera: This is an anti-inflammatory, it is cooling and moisturising. Although Aloe is not recommended for those who have a cold digestive system or too much damp in the body.
Chamomile: This herb is a liver sedative.
This is also a beneficial enema to take by those who are unable to utilise the omega 3 oils, which is actually quite common! Poor utilisation of flax oil is common and often due to having ingested too much rancid fat, or hydrogenated fats. When there are too many heavy metals in the body or we lack molybdenum, we can develop an issue with sulphur present in our food and supplements. A lack of available sulphur also prevents the bio-availability of omega-3. As does a lack of zinc and B6 (P-5-P). In these cases use a chamomile enema before taking in 15-60mls of flax oil rectally. For some individuals, the results can be fantastic.
Magnesium: Taking magnesium citrate or magnesium sulphate enema is great for those who wish to relax muscles and get magnesium into the system quickly.
Wheatgrass: Taken rectally for nourishment.
Quicksilver UltraBinder: This is one of my favourite formulas to remove toxins from the L.I. which I like to take this both orally and rectally, due to the tiny molecular size of each particle resulting in a huge surface area.
Probiotic caps in water: This enema would be used for re-populating the gut bacteria after antibiotics for instance. I advise to only use those probiotics that are backed by science, such are Lacto GG Culturelle. The very system by which probiotics were discovered and became popular is massively flawed. With now 97-99% of probiotics simply not able to live up to what they claim, often zero use or efficacy. Probiotic are sold by marketing, not backed science. I will be blogging on this subject within the coming weeks.
Choline Bitartrate: This is wonderful for the liver, and especially useful when there is a Phase 1 liver issue due to either overuse of medications, or when someone is unable to tolerate caffeine due to CYP450 enzyme deletions.
Coffee: This is one powerful tool for detoxifying the liver! Coffee, when taken rectally and retained for more than 12 minutes triggers Phase 2 detoxification within our liver. Also known as the Glutathione pathway.
When doing a coffee enema, we can sometimes feel some nausea the following day. The coffee is absorbed via our hepatic portal vein and triggers glutathione, which when GSTT1, GSTM1, GSTP1 enzymes are deleted from our liver enzymes means that we normally would not have this amount of glutathione available to us. This activation sets up another detox, therefore taking two coffee enemas back to back or a day apart, can be really useful.
Coffee enemas are recommended for migraine sufferers, for all types of gall-bladder congestions and for menstrual cramping to help with estrogen clearance. It is also beneficial for haemorrhoids, which are caused by a congested liver. When the liver becomes congested pressure is felt within the hepatic portal vein as toxins back through the portal system. The veins then swell up.
Coffee enemas are also recommended during times of juicing. Juicing purges toxins from the cells. These toxins then travel through circulation and lymph, and to the liver. If the liver is not operating optimally (releasing toxicants/estrogens / congested with gall grit), it will quickly become overwhelmed by the juicing.
Benefits of the famous coffee enema:
- Cleans and heals the colon.
- Detoxifies the liver and helps with liver tissue regeneration.
- Reduces many types of pain.
- Helps to eliminate parasites.
- Reduces and gets rid of many symptoms of general toxicity. Since environmental toxicity is the cause of dozens of common symptoms from fibromyalgia to arthritis, if not all chronic disease conditions.
- Coffee enemas are also famously used within Gerson Therapy, supporting cancer patients.
- Helps with depression, confusion, and general nervous tension via vagal stimulation. Whilst decreasing inflammation within the brain, due to the reduction of inflammation from within the gut.
- Increases mental clarity, improve energy levels, increase joy and happiness, improve digestion, reduces anger.
- Reduces overall Herxheimer effects.
How to do a coffee enema
1. Buy organic green coffee from
2. Prepare coffee as follows: in a non-aluminium pot or saucepan.
3. Pour 4 cups of filtered water into a pan, adding in 2-3 rounded tablespoons of green organic coffee (finely ground.)
4. Stir the coffee to make sure all is mixed in the water, then bring to a boil for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
5. Reduce the heat and cover pot or saucepan with a lid and let simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
6. Remove from the heat and let the coffee cool down to room temperature. You can also pop in a few ice cubes made from filtered water to cool the liquid down more quickly.
7. Next, strain the liquid coffee through a fine sieve to remove as many coffee grounds as possible. Because of the boiling process, some of the water may be evaporated. Add filtered water to bring the coffee up to 4 cups.
8. Pour the prepared coffee into a large teapot or jug and add the following additional ingredients:
- PC (phosphatidylcholine) 1-2 tablespoons
- Butyrate capsules 2-4
- E-Lyte 1-2 capfuls
- Ox Bile (125-250mg) 1-3 capsules
- Bioactive carbon minerals: 10-30 drops added when cool
- Biomolecular oxygen: 10-30 drops added when cool
- Molasses (1 x tablespoon)
- Tangerine oil
- Molasses (1 x tablespoon)
9. Pour contents of the teapot into steel bucket; make sure coffee is room temperature and not too cold or too hot.
10. Apply coconut or castor oil to the tip of the catheter and insert the catheter into the rectum, open clamp and let contents of the bucket empty. Can slow it down if necessary. You can lay on your back or turn to the right side where your liver is located. You can also massage your abdomen if necessary. If you start cramping, take some deep breaths, if it doesn’t resolve, slow or stop the flow until it does resolve. Then, restart.
11. Once the entire enema bucket is empty, squeeze your pelvic floor muscles as you pull the catheter tubing out. This will ensure that the catheter doesn’t leak out. You can lay on your back for a few minutes to allow everything to settle.
12. The idea is to retain the coffee enema for a minimum of 12 minutes, preferably 15, and up to 20 minutes is good.
The difference between an enema and a colonic
Retention enemas are very convenient as they can be done at home. There are two types of Enema kit. The first being a stainless steel bucket with a tube, and the second a clear plastic bag with tube. The buckets are bigger, and therefore able to contain a greater quantity of liquid. These are recyclable as the stainless steel bucket can be washed in the dishwasher or by hand with boiling water. The bags are disposable after a few uses. Enemas, otherwise known as retention enemas are designed for the intake of the liquid contained within the bucket or bag. This liquid is then retained for a period of 12-20 minutes. Retention enemas are used for the following purposes; to raise the glutathione pathway, to squeeze-out and get-rid-of re-cycled toxic bile, to calm the gut, to decrease inflammation in the gut, to rid the gut from parasites, and so much more.
Colon Hydrotherapy is a natural and highly effective way to assist all forms of detoxification. Colon hydrotherapy aids the elimination of toxins from the body by flushing out the toxins at a much faster rate than our elimination organs (the skin, colon, lungs, kidneys, and liver) would normally achieve. Colonic hydrotherapy is specifically designed to clean the gut out using water. It is a process of gentle, gravity-fed infusion usually using ultra-purified water into the rectum. During the treatment, changes water temperature can help to exercise and strengthen the muscles within the gut wall. Abdominal massage and use heat pads can also be used to dislodge faecal matter from intestinal pockets. There are 6 feet of Large intestinal colon. For maximum efficacy, two treatments within each week for 3-6 weeks. Therefore six to twelve sessions once or twice a year is ideally recommended.