A coffee enema is believed to detoxify the liver by rapidly emptying the colon, enhancing liver detoxification, and increasing the flow of bile and the elimination of toxins through bile.
Making Coffee Enema: Ingredients
- 2 to 3 tablespoons of fresh ground organic coffee (light roast) only.
- 4 cups distilled water
- Glass, enamel or stainless steel pot (do not use teflon, aluminum or iron)
- fine sieve
- enema bag with rubber or plastic tubing connected. Enema bag should have a fountain syringe applicator
- small amount of olive oil
1. Using the amounts specified above in the pot, bring the coffee to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes then simmer for 15 minutes. Strain using a very fine sieve. Allow this liquid to cool to body temperature (98.6 F). It should feel comfortable to the touch.
2. Pour this liquid into the enema bag, clamping the tube as you pour. Lubricate the nozzle with the olive oil.
3. Hang the enema bag between 1 1/2 to 2 feet above the floor in the bathroom. The higher the bag, the faster the speed of intake into the colon.
4. Place a large towel on the floor. Lie on your right side, with your legs curled into your abdomen. An alternate position is lying on your back with a pillow under your buttocks.
5. Take deep breaths and slowly insert the nozzle several inches into the rectum. If it is inserted too quickly it may bend or become kinked inside the colon. A gentle rotating motion can be used to insert. Move the enema bag higher or lower to adjust the flow of the solution into the colon.
6. Retain the solution for about 10 to 12 minutes. To encourage the solution to reach all parts of the colon, you can lie on your left side for 3 minutes, your back for 3 minutes and your right side for 3-6 minutes. You may hear or feel a squirting of fluid below your right rib cage.
7. Empty the bowel carefully. The enema syringe should be sterilized after each use. It can be boiled or washed thoroughly with soap and water, then soaked in a solution of 4 drops grapefruit seed extract and 2 cups water.
- You may not be able to hold all the fluid in with one enema. In this case, the procedure can be repeated two or more times in sequence, making sure to empty the bowel in between.
- If you have cramping, the solution is flowing too quickly. Pinch the enema tube to stop the flow and lower the bag. Do not continue until the cramps have subsided.
- If the solution is flowing evenly, the enema tube may be bent or kinked. Slowly and gently pull it partly out and then insert it again several inches.
Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
If you start to feel sick during the enema, or become dizzy, nauseous or faint, stop the enema. People with gallstones should not try a coffee enema.
Dr. Rosie Gallegos Main, DC
1. Eat Foods with Protein, Fiber and Healthy Fats to Balance Your Blood Sugar
When it comes to inflammation, we must start with diet. First, let me kind of shape a meal for you. Ideally, your meals are going to be high in three things: protein, fiber and healthy fats. So protein foods like wild salmon and free-range eggs, high-fiber foods like split peas and figs, and healthy fats like coconut oil and MCT oil are going to help balance out those blood sugar levels. So include lots of protein in your new diabetic diet plan. After wild-caught salmon, go for grass-fed beef, organic chicken and turkey. Fiber-rich foods are even more important, including artichokes, green leafy vegetables, celery, nuts and seeds (like chia seeds, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, walnuts, celery. A high-fiber diet will support detoxification and healthy blood sugar levels. Also, start using coconut oil, which is great for burning fat. Coconut oil benefits blood glucose levels, too. Start cooking with coconut oil and using coconut milk or coconut oil in a morning superfood shake. Coconut oil, ghee or grass-fed butter all work for balancing out blood sugar levels. A good diabetic diet plan include those healthy fatty acids. So remember to get in protein, fiber and healthy fats during all of your meals.
2. Eat Chromium-Rich Foods Ideally, also you’re going to get foods that are very high in a type of mineral called chromium. What is chromium? Chromium plays a role in the insulin-signaling pathways that allow our bodies to control the amount of sugar we take in, helping balance blood glucose levels and giving us stable energy. Chromium picolinate is found in high levels in vegetables like nutrition-rich broccoli, which is the ideal superfood for diabetics in helping balance out blood sugar levels.
3. Consume Food Rich in Magnesium Over 80 percent of us suffer from at least a low level of a magnesium deficiency, and it can result in leg cramps, insomnia and yes, diabetes. Magnesium is essential for cellular health and is a critical component of over 300 biochemical functions in the body. Magnesium has been shown to also help blood sugar levels, so eat magnesium-rich foods like grass-fed beef, certain types of nuts and seeds, and vegetables like spinach and Swiss chard.
4. Stay Away from Sugar What’s going to throw off your blood sugar? Sugar and carbohydrates.
Now, you want some carbohydrates, but just a smaller amount alongside healthy fats, fiber and protein. If not, your blood sugar is going to go up and down. Of utmost importance, you want to stay away from all sugar the best you can. In particular, refined sugar rapidly spikes blood glucose — soda, fruit juice and other sugary beverages are the worst culprits. These forms of sugar enter the bloodstream rapidly and can cause extreme elevations in blood glucose. You want to replace sugar with stevia, a no-calorie natural sweetener. A little bit of raw honey in moderation can be okay, too. Once your diabetes is reversed and you’re where you should be, raw local honey is another sweetener you can consider, as well as blackstrap molasses.
5. Avoid Grains Grains are another problem, especially gluten-containing grains, white flour products, wheat bread, even whole-grain breads and oatmeal. These all contain large amounts of carbohydrates that are broken down into sugar within a few minutes of consumption. What’s the deal with gluten? Well, it can cause intestinal inflammation, which affects hormones like cortisol and leptin, and can lead to spikes in blood sugar. I would remove all grains from your diet for your first 90 days on this diabetic diet plan and after that time, you can introduce back in sprouted ancient grains like sorghum flour and kamut in small amounts.
6. Remove Dairy from Your Diet, Too The other foods you want to eliminate are going to be conventional dairy products. Conventional cow’s milk should be eliminated especially for type 1 diabetics. While dairy can be a fantastic food for balancing blood sugar if it comes from sheep or goat milk, or A2 cows, I recommend that you stay away from all other forms of dairy because the A1 casein produced by conventional cows will harm the body and trigger an immune response similar to gluten.
Sugar is typically the root cause to Inflammation and Disease. Try this first to any endeavor to help decreasing inflammation.
Dr. Rosie Main
Take These Supplements for Diabetes
1. Chromium Picolinate
Taking 200 micrograms of chromium picolinate three times daily with meals can help improve insulin sensitivity. A review published in Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics evaluated 13 studies that reported significant improvement in glycemic control and substantial reductions in hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia after patients used chromium picolinate supplementation. Other positive outcomes from supplementing with chromium picolinate included reduced cholesterol and triglyceride levels and reduced requirements for hypoglycemic medication.
Cinnamon has the ability to lower blood sugar levels and improve your sensitivity to insulin. A study conducted at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif. found that the consumption of cinnamon is associated with a statistically significant decrease in plasma glucose levels, LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Cinnamon consumption also helped increase HDL cholesterol levels. To take advantage of the many health benefits of cinnamon, add one teaspoon to food, smoothies or tea. You can also take one to two drops of cinnamon essential oil internally by adding it to food or tea, or combine three drops of cinnamon oil with half a teaspoon of coconut oil and massage it into your wrists and abdomen.
3. Fish Oil
Taking a fish oil supplement can help improve markers of diabetes by reducing triglyceride levels and raising HDL cholesterol levels. Research published in the Journal of Research in Medical Sciences shows that omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil are necessary for proper insulin function, preventing insulin intolerance and reducing inflammation. To use fish oil as a natural remedy for diabetes, take 1,000 milligrams daily.
4. Alpha Lipoic Acid
Alpha lipoic acid is an antioxidant that helps turn glucose into fuel for the body. It effectively improves insulin sensitivity and reduces symptoms of diabetic neuropathy, such as weakness, pain and numbness that’s caused by nerve damage. Although we make alpha lipoic acid and it can be found in some food sources, like broccoli, spinach and tomatoes, taking an ALA supplement will increase the amount that circulates in your body, which can be extremely beneficial when trying to reverse diabetes naturally.
5. Bitter Melon Extract
Bitter melon helps lower blood glucose levels, and it regulates the body’s use of insulin. Studies show that bitter melon extract can help reduce and manage symptoms of diabetes, including insulin resistance, heart complications, kidney damage, blood vessel damage, eye disorders and hormone irregularities.
Berberine may have the same effect as metformin in diabetes.
One of the most cheered studies on berberine made a comparison between taking 500 milligrams (mg) of the compound two or three times a day for three months, versus using the drug metformin to treat diabetes.
Berberine was able to control blood sugar and lipid metabolism as effectively as metformin, and the researchers described berberine as a “potent oral hypoglycemic agent” .
Additionally, an independent meta-analysis revealed that “berberine had a comparable therapeutic effect in type 2 DM [diabetes mellitus], hyperlipidemia and hypertension, without expressing serious side effects” . As noted by Dr. Julian Whitaker, in the case of people with diabetes, activate AMPK through berberine.
Stimulates the absorption of glucose in cells
Improves insulin sensitivity
Decreases the production of glucose in the liver
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