Okay. What. Is. A. Coffee Enema?! First of all, you'll need to know what a normal enema is. If you don't know what it is, consider yourself lucky, then click the link above! Basic enemas are a solution of water and sodium phosphate in high enough concentration that water actually leaves tissues near the colon. Water does this because of a law called osmosis. Osmosis is water's way of trying to balance concentrations of liquid. Water likes to go to places with higher concentration so it can dilute them. Now that you know what a regular enema is, it's time for coffee enemas! These bad boys are basically the same idea, but with coffee instead of sodium phosphate. Apparently people use coffee enemas to help detoxify the liver; the idea is to wake up the liver so it creates more glutathione. Glutathione is an antioxidant that your body makes, and one of its jobs is to detoxify! Coffee enemas are becoming quite popular, and some people are even addicted to them. Here's another person who is probably addicted to enemas. Have you ever tried a normal enema, or even a coffee enema? Please comment below, I would love to hear your thoughts!
A hundred years ago, it must have been easier to focus. Today is a different story- just walk down a city street and your attention can be pulled in 500 directions. Bright LCD billboards, advertisements in every store window, brand names and symbols on every car, t-shirt and pair of shoes all vie for your attention. Not to mention the smartphones that keep silence out of our lives with texts, phone calls, and emails following us literally everywhere we go. We can hardly have a complete conversation with someone face to face without a cell phone interrupting. Want a list of more common distractions? Recently, something in an article about meditation jumped out at me. It said that regular meditation, even for just 2 months, already helps the brain out. It actually makes the memory center of the brain - called the hippocampus - bigger! Chronic stress, on the other hand, actually makes the hippocampus smaller. Tips to help you focus: Get enough sleep Exercise regularly Take breaks regularly Try meditating Try using airplane mode on your phone for a set amount of time Choose a place where you will not be interrupted Set priorities (what is really the most important?) and manage your time so that you can be 100% present in what you are doing. The most important things will plague your mind all day, so take care of those first. Communicate to your friends and loved ones when you will be able to respond to their call or texts; you don't have to do it right away (unless it is a work phone and part of your job). Jot down nagging thoughts that won't leave your mind alone & deal with them later. Have more ideas on how to focus? Please comment below! :)