Enema Benefits to Cleanse and Detox Your Body
I am not a doctor or medical expert. Everything in this post is based on my own research and personal experiences. Consult with your physician before performing any of the enema’s written about in this post. Read my disclaimer for more information.
People have been using enema’s for centuries to treat constipation, bowel issues and as an internal cleanse.
There are many benefits to performing regular enema’s:
- It can help detoxify heavy metals
- Reverse gut issues
- Boost your immune system
- Help with weight loss
- Improve circulation
- Boost energy
- Clear skin
What is an enema
An enema is a procedure where a liquid solution in inserted through a tube into the rectum to stimulate and expel stool from the colon. Typically an enema is performed using warm or room temperature water although there are a variety of different solutions that serve different purposes. These will be discussed in detail in this post.
What you need for an at home enema
The Enema kit comes with a 2 quart stainless steel bucket, silicone tubing, a silicone enema bulb, and a set of washable tips. I like the stainless steel bucket as opposed to the enema bags. You can see exactly what’s in the bucket and it’s easier to clean.
How to do an Enema
Use 2-4 cups filtered water. DO NOT use tap water. Tap water is filled with all sorts of chemicals and metals that you do not want in your body. The best water to use is filtered, distilled or purified. I use purified water from my Berkey water filtration system
Pour the water into the enema bucket, making sure the clamp is closed.
The bucket should be higher than your body so the water can flow.
Lay on a towel or mat. You can lie on your back, on your side or up on all fours.
Lubricate the tip of the nozzle using coconut oil and gently insert it 2 inches into the rectum.
Unlock the clamp and allow the water to flow.
Lay like this for as long as you can handle. You can start slow and then work your way up.
Finally sit on the toilet and release.
How often to do an enema
There is no concrete answer to when and how often to perform enema’s. If you speak with anyone in the alternative field about how often to do enema’s they will tell you something different. Some will say daily enema’s are beneficial, while others recommend performing enema’s a few times a week. You determine how often you want to perform enema’s based on what works for you and how you feel.
There are a variety of different solutions you can add to your enema’s that each serve different purposes.
I’m going to share with you three common Enema solutions:
Epsom salt enema
Coffee enema’s have been used for thousands of years for overall health and welleness.
Benefits of a coffee enema:
- Boosts energy
- Detoxes the liver
- Eliminates headaches
- Eliminates parasite and yeast
- Improves digestion
Preparing the coffee enema solution
Cook 2 tablespoons of organic coffee on the stove top with 4 cups filtered water
Place cooked and cooled coffee in enema bucket
Add filtered water if needed
Perform enema as stated above
Probiotic enema’s have been gaining popularity in the enema world for it’s many health benefits. A probiotic enema eliminates harmful bacteria in your system and increases the good bacteria.
Probiotic enemas are very effective because they are placed directly into the colon. This avoids the possibility of probiotics being killed off by stomach acids that they come in contact with. It’s especially popular for people who suffer from IBS or colitis.
Benefits of probiotic enema’s are
- Aides in weight loss
- Improves metabolism
- Gut health
- Immune system support
Preparing the probiotic enema solution
Add 1 teaspoon of powdered probiotic to 2 quarts warm, filtered water
Mix the powder until it dissolves and do the enema as stated above.
Perform this enema occasionally to boost your good gut bacteria.
Epsom Salt Enema
The high levels of magnesium in Epsom salt help relax the intestinal muscles and increase the flow of water to the intestines making this solution great for relieving constipation.
Benefits of epsom salt enema
- Relieves constipation
- Detoxes the liver
- Decreases inflammation
Preparing the Epsom Salt Enema Solution
Add 2 tablespoons of Epsom Salt per 2 quarts filtered water.
Perform enema as stated above.
Epsom salt enema’s should not be done too frequently because it could cause dehydration. Be sure to drink lots of fluids before and after performing an epsom salt enema.
If you have a serious health condition, consult your physician before performing an enema
Make sure you stay hydrated. Dehydration and loss of minerals can be a side effect.
Be sure the liquid is not too hot (or too cold) before doing the enema. You want the solution to be warm or room temperature.
Do not force yourself to hold in the enema solution. You should hold the solution for as long as it’s comfortable for you. Evacuate when you can no longer hold it.
Where to go from here
The use of enema’s is no longer a common practice as it once was and it has a certain stigma attached to it. Don’t let that deter you. There are many quality (some not so quality) enema groups you can find on Facebook. I highly suggest you do a search and check out the groups to see if they are a right fit for you. It’s a great way to connect with other like minded people and learn valuable information that could potentially be a game changer for you.
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