In this day and age of living with toxins in our food, air, and water, what is your exit plan to rid these toxins out of your body?
In my 8-Week CHI Breakthrough Health Coaching Program with Diane Kazer, I was introduced to coffee enemas, the benefits, and the how-to do it yourself. Although I was at first terrified of the idea, I braved it out, purchased my kit, and gave it a shot.... a coffee shot....and I'm not gonna lie, my colon and liver loved it.
As a former librarian, I am a huge advocate of researching information, especially when it is related to my health. My big question was, are they safe and what is the long-term effect? After speaking to a few professionals, I've come to the realization that enemas have been around a lot longer than us and is an ancient healing practice with the intention of expelling waste and gas. So when done properly and when necessary, they can be extremely healing, as I have experienced. Having recovered from pneumonia, my body was feeling in need of a deep cleanse so I felt called to a short-term consistent practice of coffee enemas, and plan to continue it when I feel the call.
In total honesty, I have felt torn between the mixed reviews on coffee enemas. The benefits being: extremely detoxifying for the liver; and just as there is a contradiction for everything, I've also heard and read the downside: that it can deplete the good bacteria in our gut and make our colon lazy. But because I have had first-hand experience and had only positive results, I would love to share more on that.
Coffee enemas have historically been used to treat ailments ranging from cancer to depression. They have also been cited to:
Please note that this is based on personal experience and this is not medical advice. Check in with your doctor before taking on any new health practices. We do not claim to cure any disease or condition.
Fight Cancer and Detoxify with a Coffee Enema
When does one need an enema?
Learn more about the benefits and watch a few videos on Diane Kazer's website.
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Attention All Gallstoners!
So apparently , we ALL have gallstones. Not just in our gallbladder, but mostly piled up in our liver. According to medical intuitive Andreas Moritz, author of The Amazing Liver Cleanse, "They (gallstones) are, indeed, one of the major reasons people become ill and have difficulty recuperating from illness." Michael and I decided to do this flush mostly for preventative measures. But having been told numerous times over the last decade by homeopathic doctors that the root cause of my allergies was my liver, I would have done this flush years ago. Better late than never!
What might this liver flush involve?
It's an intense experience that will leave you in awe of what has been building up in your liver since childhood. It involves the consumption of malic acid, drinking bitter tasting epsom salt water, and chugging a delightful glass of olive oil mixed with grapefruit juice, while praying, meditating, and hoping for my liver to let go of everything it must release. Did I mention the pre- and post-colonic? I would highly recommend reading Andreas' free ebook, The Amazing Liver Cleanse, before considering this flush and to also get the exact instructions and measurements for the flush. To read, click here. Other books of his can be found on Amazon.
Having just completed the flush and post-colonic, I feel as if someone pressed the reset button on my digestive system. The actual flush was exhausting and definitely takes some recovery time, but it was well worth it! I was able to count at least 120 visible gallstones, which means a few hundred more that weren't visible were also released. Considering both Michael and I are both Chi Nei Tsang (Abdominal Massage) practitioners, we totally value the importance of gut health and understand how our gut is truly our second brain and storehouse of emotions. As I witnessed the release of gallstones and bile throughout the cleanse and colonics, I felt as if I was also letting go of stagnant emotions of fear, worry, anxiety, and sadness. In order to let go of it though, I went deep into the experience of feeling it...all of it.
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Considering I had never fancied the idea of a colonic, I was quite nervous going into this experience. We went to Brenda at the Green Leaf System in Eagle Rock and she did an awesome job at explaining the process and gave so much helpful information. We ended up going for 3 rounds and did our last two rounds with a coffee fusion. Her info can be found at www.thegreenleaf.net
As of now, I can say I am so grateful to have experienced this flush. I felt a deep sense of gratitude for the women who introduced me to this information, I feel deep gratitude for my health and my amazing man who joined me on this journey. I'd like to give a special shot out to my liver, gallbladder, colon, and all of my amazing intestines for being such troopers. My new meditation has involved sending smiling energy to each intestine and thanking them for doing their job so well. Sat nam, namaste, shanti, hari om!
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About the writer:
Marisa loves hoop dancing, riding her bicycle, playing, hosting gatherings, practicing yoga, traveling, meeting people, eating, and savoring dark chocolate covered strawberries and coconut ice cream. She strives to be fully present, compassionate, and act and connect from a place of love.