Sunday, November 4, 2007

Coffee Anyone?

I've had the pleasure to experience recently the joys of an "upside down" coffee as some may call it...i spent a weekend at the Gerson Institute in San Diego learning how to be a caregiver for someone who's either ill or has cancer. It was quite an eye opener. The coffee enema is without question the most unusual part of the Gerson combined regime, and often evokes astonishment in pesons who have never experienced an enema and who emphatically prefer to drink their coffee. From the patients' point of view the coffee enema means relief from various syjmptoms of detoxifciation including headaches, anxiety, bloating and depression. Most importantly, coffee enemas are highly effective for pain management.

The coffee enema has a very specific purpose: lowering serum (blood) toxins. Coffee enemas have a defined effect on the colon which can be observed with an endoscope. The palmitic acid found in coffee promotes the activity of glutathione S-Transerase. This enzyme group is responsible primarly for the conjugation of free electrophile radicals, which the gall bladder will then release. Caffeine enemas cause dilation of the bile ducts, which facilitates excretion of the toxic cancer breakdown products by the liver and dialysis of toxic products form blood across the colonic wall.

The introduction of the 32 fluid oz of coffee solution into the colon will dilute portal blood and subsequently, the bile. Theophylline and theobromine, major constituites of coffee, dilate blood vessels and counter inflammation of the gut. The palmitates of coffee and enhanced glutathione S-transferase are responsible for the removal of many toxic radicals from the serum. Finally, the fluid of the enema itself stimulates the visceral nvervous system, promoting peristalsis and the transit of diluted toxic bile from the duodenum out of the rectum.

Because clinical practice has shown coffee enemas to be well tolerated by patients when used as frequently as every four hours, the coffee enema may be classed as the only non-reabsorbed, effective, repeatable choleretic (any agent that increases excretion of bile by the liver) in the medical literature.

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