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!
"Cleansing is ridiculous. You know what's been around longer than that state-of-the-art juicer? Your kidneys. And your liver," says author Sloane Crosley. Livers have been around since mammals have existed. But for all their hard work, most of us couldn't name 3 of the liver's tasks. And we're not to blame. The liver does a LOT. Main chores are to detoxify, digest, and store nutrients. Thanks, liver! If the liver gets sluggish or diseased, though, things start to back up. The first sign is yellow skin or eye whites. Why, you ask? Bilirubin, a yellow molecule, comes from the breakdown of red blood cells and normally gets added to bile. When the liver slows down, bilirubin backs up in the blood and things start to look yellow - ie, jaundice. It's normal for newborns to have jaundice for a few days after birth. In the womb, the placenta filtered the bilirubin for the baby. Over time the liver catches up on its tasks and everything goes back to normal.