Enemas and Colonics

Last Modified on Dec 12, 2014

Enemas and colonics have long been among the more popular and consternating practices in the complementary health field. Proponents claim that enormous health benefits can be derived from thoroughly cleaning waste and stagnating toxins from the colon--which is to some extant the body's toxic waste dump. What is the truth about these alternative treatments? What is the difference between a colonic and an enema? Can you really benefit from such therapy?

A colonic is a cleansing of the entire colon completed by a health professional, whereas an enema is a similar treatment you can do at home, though it cleans out only the lower sections of the colon--the descending colon and sigmoid colon. Each uses water or another liquid (such as in a coffee enema) to irrigate and wash out the lower end of the intestinal tract

Home Remedies: Colonics and enemas are said to remove toxins and fermenting food wastes from the colon to detoxify the body.

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Coffee Enemas   4  0   

Posted by Ilovelife (Sacramento, California) on 12/12/2014

[YEA]  I cannot recommend coffee enemas enough- I've experienced that they work absolute miracles.

The first time I did a Coffeee Enema (C.E.), I was desperate. I was recently hospitalized with horrific, idiopathic lymphatic swelling. The condition was terribly painful. I had heard a friend mention the Gerson therapy in passing one day, and the use of coffee enemas. So after being discharged, I tried my usual remedies and didn't have any results. Then I thought to try the C.E.. I looked up instructions, got the supplies, first did a filtered water enema, then did the C.E.. After a C.E. I clean the bathroom and take a shower. So after my shower I noticed my swelling went down about 70%. I must also say, what expels from the body with a C.E. is far more substantial and disgusting (and strangely fascinating) than what expels with regular water.

I also get soreness, pain, and swelling in my legs from arthritis, and the C.E. will take all the swelling and pain away immediately.

Actually, it clears out any pain I have in my body. It's as though I can feel my body flushing out the lymph and inflammation. While holding the CE in, I can feel a light cramp form over any areas of pain/swelling I have. Then when I expel, the cramp turns into kind of a "rush" feeling, and all the pain leaves.

Any lymph swelling I experience goes down, my skin clears of any eczema and acne, I feel far more alert (days afterwards even), and I feel cleansed and lighter inside. I eat a very healthy diet with lots of raw fiber, but the enemas clear any bit of bloating (I didnt know my stomach could be so flat).

I'm so impressed by the results, I'm not ashamed to admit I do this. In fact, I spread the word to people I see suffering from serious chronic issues. I can totally see how the use of CE can successfully treat cancer.

Posted by Cindy (Usa) on 06/19/2014

Bill, will frequent use of coffee enemas deplete any nutrients from the body and can it aggravate candida? Your advice would be awesome. I hope to do enemas over the next few days or so to help detox my liver. Thanks

Replied by Bill
San Fenando, Philippines

1072 Posts
Hi Cindy...Laxatives will tend to deplete minerals in the body but the main function of the coffee enema is to cause the liver to contract and expel all its stored poisons via the bile duct and the intestines. This coffee enema's action will therefore not act to deplete minerals from your body. But it will clear poisons fairly rapidly from the liver and blood.

Max Gerson used coffee enemas about 8 times a day and 8 times at night(during the sleeping hours) to help expel cancer poisons from the livers of stage 4 cancer sufferers, so I reckon coffee enemas are pretty safe to use. Here is a speech by Max Gerson which gives a quick description of his protocol.

Dr Gerson also used laxatives frequently per day as a strategy to avoid re-absorption of these cancer poisons back into the body via the colon. Since his protocol also included his patients juicing and drinking fresh fruits and vegetables every day, there was little or no danger of lack of minerals in their diet.

So coffee enemas will not aggravate candida but will in fact help act to expel the candida waste poisons -- the mycotoxins -- more rapidly from the body.

Replied by Timh

If I might add, as a once long-term Coffee Enema user, a "full strength" enema is proly too much for chronic use, watering this down will probably proof most effective. Coffee can deplete Vit- A from the body (this would cause a weakening of the intestinal walls or lining) so it is advised to increase preformed Vit-A foods or Cod Liver Oil supplements. Also, as the Colon is a major harbinger of pathogens (especially in disease states) put a few drops of Povidone Iodine in the Coffee Enema to eradicate the pathogens thus improving the detox power of the enema.

Posted by Fiona (Tustin, Ca) on 10/14/2013

[YEA]  I had arthritis, acne, and ulcer. And all at the same time everything disappeared after I started coffee enema.

And I know arthritis, acne and ulcer are related. When you perform coffee enema, you can see slimy slippery thing float on top (when you have a cold you cough a lot of this slippery mucus) and this is the very toxin that our body try to get rid of.

This is fungus related disease. It can affect your digestive organ joints and glands.

And whenever I had food poisoning coffee enema does wonders. It never once disappointed me.

For some, coffee enema sounds like a lot of work. I use instant coffee. (pure coffee) So I just mix it with reverse osmosis water. And retention enema for 20 minutes.. (during this time you can watch tv or study. coffee enema is great for brain!! ) whenever I am slightly depressed or anxious I do this also and I always end up singing-meaning it had positive affect on my body, mood already.

I believe not one remedy works best all the time. In conjunction with herbs minerals and MMS, vitamins and coffee enema, I am so much better now.

I wish you all the same results.

Replied by Steve

[YEA]   I had a similar experience recently with coffee enemas. For the past two months I had been waking up with waves of nausea in the morning. I had this feeling that my liver/GB was toxic after years of eating the standard american diet. I did a series of 3 coffee enemas over the course of about a week. I have not had any nausea since. They really work and can increase glutathione, the hormone that prevents aging, by up to 700%! They are not very pleasant to do but the payoff in health benefits is well worth it. Dr Wilson has some of the best info on coffee enemas I have seen:

http://www.drlwilson.com/articles/COFFEE ENEMA.HTM

Health Blessings,


Replied by Timh
Ky, Usa

[WARNING!]   Following hospitalization from a severe environmental illness some yrs back, I tried, in desperation, the coffee enema w/ a major colon cleanse effect from first two enemas. Following this I got addicted as the enemas would improve my liver detox.

As a note to the benefits of the coffee enema I must add a possible bad side effect. If using the C.E. ongoing, be absolutely sure to thoroughly clean the bag, line, and tip used for administration. After a few months of daily C.E. my progress was halted and reversed when I acquired a fungal infection from not keeping the hardware clean. Hot soapy water isn't enough; also use either bleach or ammonia (not both at once) in hot water for cleaning. More than a decade later and I am still battling the fungal issue.

Posted by Melly (Columbia, Sc, Usa) on 07/24/2011

After too many trips to too many Doctors I am trying a more natural approach. I have fibromyalgia, post gallbladder surgery dumping syndrome, compromised immune system, recurrent headaches and sinus infections. I had an allergic reaction, that my gastro Dr. Says couldn't happen, to Ipamadol/Isoview iodine dye, that caused nerve damage in my feet and a goiter on my thyroid gland. I am in menopause and am having night sweats but have not been able to use anything that doesn't cause side efects.

The holostic nurse pract that I went to suggested to begin with coffee enemas, but I am hesitant. One cup of coffee makes my heart race. I can't afford to do anything that will keep me from going to work, I miss too many days as is.

Does anyone have experience with either the enema or the Xeneplex?

Thank you!

Replied by Lisa
Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa

Hi Melly, I just wanted to let you know that a coffee enema works quite differently from drinking coffee. I could go into the details that make coffee so effective but suffice it to say that what it does is stimulates the liver to create more bile. The increased bile helps to move the toxins out. Also, the coffee acts as an astringent in the large intestine and cleans the colon walls. Hopefully, this info helps you to make an educated decision!
Replied by Debbie
Melbourne, Australia

Melly, according to the link I have provided below Vitamin C to bowel saturation levels and also calcium/magesium will do the trick. Also vegetable juicing... Let us know if it works.


Replied by Debra
Wagga Wagga, Australia

I know coffee enemas are not the same as drinking coffee & as I am so toxic & digestion so bad I was very keen to try - I did for a yr but everytime it keeps me awake all night. During that year I also got a liver profile that shows phase 1 and phase 2 not right. So perhaps they are for people with a more healthy liver than I. I cant tolerate any caffeine.
Replied by Alex
Townsville, Australia

[YEA]   Hi Melly, Coffee enemas facilitate the liver detoxifing your blood. It has been used by Dr. Max Gerson (coleague of Dr. Albert Schweitzer and Physician to his wife) in his Nutritional Therapy for curing terminal patients. He presented 50 cured patients to the USA senate enquiry in the 1940's and published a book on the therapy. You can find more details googling "Gerson Institute". It is important that the coffee is ORGANIC.
Replied by Nicole
Ketchikan, Ak

I've been doing research on urine therapy and it turns out it cures a lot of problems a lot faster via enema. This website does not touch on the subject enough. Urine is the opposite of what we where taught. It's actually sterile and can be applied topically and ingested. It should be up there with organic apple cider vinegar. From the looks of it, urine might even surpass ACV. It's a shame we where conditioned to think of it as dirty. The better your diet the easier it is to get down. It tastes like water especially if you drink alot of water. I know it's taboo but if you are desperate enough you will look past that. All along we had a gem within us waiting to be remembered. Urine is considered the wolrds oldest medicine and has been documented dating back 5,000 years! I suggest researching your self and read every thing you can find on it.
You can start at http://educate-yourself.org/cn/
Then go to forbidden cures. This website has a wealth of knowledge! Topics that main stream media will not touch! Thanks to all. Love you earth clinic.
Replied by Teri In T Town
Tacoma, Wa, Usa

Glutathione is, one of, if not the most, important antioxidants in our bodies. Extra glutathione can help clear dementia, cure cancers, and it diminshes with age and toxic metal accumulation. Evidence shows that gluatathione supplements, which are very expensive, are not absorbed, so you need to encourage your body to make more.

As mentioned above, Dr. Gerson uses coffee enemas as part of his treatment program for cancer patients. Not mentioned in the posts above is that the coffee enemas are the most effective way to stimulate our livers to produce more glutathione. Eating asparagus is helpful too.

On a side note, a friend's father went to a Gerson clinic in Mexico 25 years ago with "untreatable cancer. " He came home feeling great and lived another 25 years into his 90s.

Replied by Fiona
Tustin, Ca

First I don't use enema bag. Because it is difficult to clean and manage. I use syringes. It is portable also. In the beginning I also used organic coffee. But I just simplified everything. Instant pure coffee. When I decide to do enema, it takes a second to prepare.

I realized no matter how wonderful the medicine is if it is difficult to access, you won't get it as much. I really think enema is the very first step of illness. When your house is full of gabage what do you do first? vacumm? no! You take the gabage out first. :)

Illness often makes people very unhappy. And alot of remedy comes with side effects. The detox symptom. To me coffee enema promises a happy time. And I can't empasize enough. "Nothing is more important than you feel better now" First you must lift your spirit up. And detoxing the liver does the job.

After finishing enema, have a huge feast. Don't worry about getting fat. Now your body needs to supply new source of energy. After an hour later perform another enema. :) Good luck and have fun!

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Posted by Silversurfer (Washington, DC) on 10/21/2014

Hello again.

Again, this is a question directed to Bill. I was wondering what your experience has been with turpentine, iodine, and other special types of enemas. Have these therapies been effective in your experience? I think the iodine enema is a definite yes for me. I'm wondering more about the turpentine. Since turpentine is such a heavy surfactant and antipathogenic substance, would it not also have the ability to wipe out the rest of your gut flora, including the beneficial microbiota? If so, would it also be wise to enema with probiotics following a course of turpentine enema?

Do you have recommendations as far as enema usage in general? Would combinations of lugols, turpentine, and castor oil aid in these functions? What would the ideal methodology be with this type of usage?

Thanks so much for your work and knowledge!

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines

1072 Posts
Hi Silversurfer...Enemas are useful but they have their limits against candida if you are using nutritional supplements from the other end as well.

Also, from my own experience with the autistic group that I am helping at the moment, who take lots of supplements (MMS, Hulda Clark PP, MMS enemas), many of them suddenly hit a brick wall and make no further progress using these protocols. The explanation for this problem is a fairly long one, so bear with me.

In order to understand the above problems, first it should be realized that the adult human intestines is about 30 ft long with an absorption area the size of a tennis court.

This means that the intestines is quite long with a huge and efficient absorbition surface area that is mainly due to the internal convolutions or folds, villi and microvilli of the inner intestinal surface. This ability to efficiently absorb nutrients and particularly the length and area of the intestines can also work against the candida sufferer whenever they have a serious and extensive candida issues with added bacteria and parasite problems in the gut.

So here is my explanation.

Whenever you take any nutrient orally, for instance, borax water ? then how much of it is absorbed directly into the blood and how much acts in the intestines to kill pathogens? It is well known that borax is absorbed quickly and used up in the body. This applies to all other nutrients as well.

Given the above, then it is probably correct to assume that Borax will only ever act and have benefit on the first third of the upper intestines to kill pathogens but will not act throughout the whole of the intestines to kill candida, parasites and other pathogens. This will also apply to all other candida kill or parasite kill nutrients that are also supplemented. My belief is that these nutrients will either be absorbed into the blood, exhausted or neutralized after travelling only the first upper third of the upper intestines(the first 10 feet of the intestines).

But what about enemas? Unfortunately, exactly the same argument applies here as above. These enemas will only ever successfully act and be effective at killing pathogens and parasites in the lower third of the intestines(the last 10 feet of the intestines).

So what?s left? It becomes glaringly apparent to me that the middle portion of the intestines(the middle 10 feet) from a person with candida is the area that is both untouched and unreachable by both oral nutrients and by enemas. So this middle region of the intestines appears to be the hidden powerhouse for pathogens, candida and parasites, allowing these pathogens to freely breed and continue to pump their waste toxin poisons unabated into the body.

In other words -- the middle region of the intestines acts as an untouched and unreachable safe-haven for all parasites, fungus and pathogens.

The above description seems to also adequately explain why a person with serious candida issues hits a brick wall and can make no further progress no matter what they try because that middle region of the intestines is left untreated and untouched by any protocol.

A possible solution to the above problems is to use a nutrient protocol that:

* Only acts throughout the whole intestines against candida, parasites and pathogens

* Is not absorbed so quickly into the blood.

There are only a few nutrient protocols that manage to fulfill the above criteria and these are:

* Laxatives

* Bentonite

* Chlorella

This is why I also strongly favour the use of laxatives against candida. Both turpentine and castor oil also have laxative action. Simultaneously, turpentine and CO also kill candida and other pathogens and remove biofilms as well while, at the same time, castor oil will help to slow absorption and also help to spread the turpentine throughout the intestines quickly and evenly because of its laxative effects. This protocol therefore successfully acts to get rid of pathogens throughout the WHOLE length of the intestines -- including the middle region of the gut. If you don't treat and eliminate the pathogens from the middle portion of the intestines then this can be a major reason why candida never goes away or just keeps coming back.

Here's a doc that I wrote recently that, for clarity, describes in detail just the candida-kill and pathogen-kill protocols that I advise. This doesn't show the full candida protocol but just shows and explains in detail how to take Lugol's Iodine, Borax, Alkalizing and the Turpentine/CO protocols. You should take all these protocols if you have serious candida problems.

Hopefully this will help people to more understand these protocols a little better. See doc below:

Recommended Candida/Pathogen Kill Protocols.

These protocols will kill candida and other involved pathogens both in the intestines and in the blood, tissues and organs. It will also remove biofilms in the intestines. Also kills parasites, detoxes heavy metals and helps to boost the immune system.

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines

1072 Posts
...Just to further also add that research also indicates that supplemented turpentine or kerosene will not harm the beneficial microbiota in the gut.
Replied by Silversurfer
Washington, DC


Thanks for a thorough response. I will definitely be instituting the turpentine/co into my protocols. I start slow with some of the other remedies, building up over time, and eventually add some of the harder hitters in. This is of course after all dietary considerations have been made.

So am I hearing from your response that you do not recommend enemas? Or that using them can be helpful albeit incomplete?

From my standpoint, if I can definitively ensure that I am keeping candida and other pathogens to a bare minimum in 2/3rds of the intestines, that is a big step. It may also alleviate other die off symptomology if done in stages to address parts of the intestines at a time while slowly increasing the mechanisms of action in intensity by adding new strategies to the protocol over time. My time frame would be probably be in ~3 week intervals to add something like turpentine to the mix.

For myself, I started with the protocol from your book, minus the turpentine, which I have lying in wait for the right time. I plan to begin using the turpentine this week. I already feel a lot better but I acknowledge that you are probably right in that the mid intestines is still probably housing pathogens. I have made great gains in the recent 4 weeks and I have no doubt that my progress will continue with the turpentine usage and enemas.

A little background about me. I told you before I am a nutritionist. I utilize detoxification tools a lot and I guinea pig myself for all of the protocols that I put together for my clients as well. That being said, I masked the root cause (chronic candidiasis) by clearing heavy metals and other toxins on a regular basis without digging at that nagging issue. All the while, I had less effects with some of my protocols which puzzled me up until now. This was over a period of years. Looking back, I ignored many symptoms that were glaringly obvious candidiasis. Maybe I was in denial.

Anyways, almost all of my symptoms have disappeared on your protocol (CHRONIC jock itch, anxiety, brain fog) even without the turpentine. Now, I plan to add the turpentine and castor oil to the protocol. I have been using undecenoic acid on and off during the protocol, which is an extract from castor oil. As a side note, I wonder what you think of undecenoic acid vs straight castor oil. I am planning on keeping this program going for another 2-3 months. I have been at it for about 4 weeks now. I have really been at it for longer since I did my old candida clearance protocol before hand which really only focuses on intestinal candidiasis. I realize now that that protocol was inadequate for complete clearance.

Anyways, thanks again for your valuable responses.

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines

1072 Posts
Hi Silversurfer...By all means take enemas. If you accept that candida has two dimorphic forms -- a fungal form and a yeast form -- then you must also take oral nutrients and enemas for direct absorption in to the blood as well in order to kill the fungal form.

The yeast or saprophytic form inhabits locally -- skin, intestines, vagina etc. The fungal form inhabits the blood, tissues and organs because it is a true parasite -- so nutrients like LI, borax and alkalizing will also be necessarily absorbed into the blood to actively kill candida everywhere else in the body as well. This is all part of the protocol. These two different forms of candida are also described at length in my book.

The big mistake most people make with their own candida treatments is to wrongly assume that candida just locally infects their intestines or uterus or skin. The truth is that if these people have had their 'local' problems for years or even decades then these local infections must be seen as direct routes into the body(infecting the blood) where their candida problem may have further developed into the fungal form -- the systemic or disseminated form -- which more or less infects everywhere in the blood, tissues and organs as well.

That's also why you have to use a multi-protocol -- to eradicate all forms of candida -- both the yeast form and the systemic fungal form -- from the whole body. And that's not so easy because if you don't kill or eradicate the fungal form in the blood -- then, even if you manage to get rid of all the yeast locally in your intestines or uterus or skin for a while, the fungal form still in the blood will come back in and just re-populate the intestines or skin or uterus -- and you have yet more reasons why your candida never goes away but just keeps coming back every time.

Therefore, one of the most vital questions to ask any candida sufferer is “How long have you had your candida problems?”. If the answer is years or decades then they will probably also have systemic or fungal candida in their blood as well and that's why topical approaches to their “local” yeast problems will never work.

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines

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...Just to also add that I would definitely use the undecanoic acid as well. But it will probably suffer the same fate as any other oral nutrient and be used up within the first ten foot of travel down the intestines.

A better way of using the undecanoic acid would perhaps be to just to open the capsule and add it to the turpentine/CO remedy when you take it. The castor oil will simply help to spread it around more effectively in the intestines (like the turpentine) and this might give a more widespread, beneficial effect.

I'm currently waiting on a delivery of Boswellia serrata -- Frankincense powder -- from a good Ayurvedic source (http://www.indiaabundance.com/) which also has strong action against candida. I'll be testing that remedy soon.

Replied by Silversurfer
Washington, DC


Thanks for the added tips. I was not aware that boswelia had anti-fungal properties before this. I recommend boswelia on a fairly regular basis to my clients for pain and inflammation with good success. I look forward to hearing how effective it is as a tool for candidiasis per your observations.

So after reading through these responses, my question would then be what would the ideal enema program be to match the nutrients being taken orally in your book. If I was to use Borax, alkalizing formula, LI, CO, Turpentine, and most of the supporting nutrients orally, what would the best corresponding enema program look like? Options?

I am really wondering whether LI, turpentine, co, etc can be mixed into an enema and used safely and effectively for the lower intestines. And possibly followed up with probiotic infused enemas to replenish gut bacteria quickly.

Replied by Prioris
Florida, US

Bill, this is a generic question. What about pre soaking whatever one is using with psyllium husk or similar and imbibing that. This would seem like something that would work against not only fungus but other pathogens. I do plan on doing my first enema ever today. I plan on using stuff like AMP and uvi ursi in alkaline solution. Enemas only hit half way up the descending colon. I need to disinfect my rectum and sigmoid. I can imagine that sludge buildup around that area would protect infections more.
Replied by Cindy

to Bill: is there a particular brand of castor oil to use internally? and how much and how often? thanks in advance for your help
Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines

1072 Posts
Hi Prioris...Its quite common to use a sodium bicarbonate mixture with psyllium/water to alkalize the intestines but, as you suggest, you can use other nutrients as well. And you're quite right, using psyllium like this as a sort of slow release vehicle that releases the ingredients that you add to the psyllium slowly thereby more more efficiently treating the whole intestines.

I also see no reason why you cannot mix nutrients like iodine, coconut oil, undecanoic acid or just borax water etc directly into the psyllium before you add the water. These nutrients will be absorbed and stored in the psyllium to later be released more slowly and beneficially throughout the intestines.

Other different variations, such as making one liter of tea from Gymnema sylvestre and just adding the following nutrients:

Borax(1/8 for women or 1/4 tspn for men)

1 tablespoon ACV

One squeezed lemon or lime

Vitamin C powder (3, 000mgs),

MSM (1/2 tspn)

Glutamine (500 mgs)

Add Sodium Bicarbonate until the fizzing stops.

You can also add 1 to 3 tspns of psyllium husks to this drink on a per glass basis whenever you drink it for a more longer lasting beneficial effect throughout the intestines. This is a highly effective drink against candida.

This drink is strongly anti-fungal(Borax, GS), repairs the intestines(MSM, Vit C, Glutamine), alkalizes the body, immune booster, reduces blood sugar(GS).

Drink this throughout the day on a 5 days on 2 days off basis because of the borax. This is a very easy way of taking these important nutrients. You know about most of these ingredients already but the Gymnema sylvestre(GS) is important and useful and well known to revert the fungal form of candida back to the yeast form which is much easier to treat. This remedy effectively shuts down and removes the more virulent fungal candida form mainly because of the GS tea. GS also removes sugar from the blood -- that's why it's also particularly useful for diabetics.

If you prefer you can also just subtract the borax from the above remedy and just add in Lugols Iodine(8 drops) and drink this every day for good effect.

The iodine form of this drink acts as a strong, wide-acting anti-pathogen(LI), helps low or hypothyroid problems(LI), immune booster(LI), repairs intestines(MSM, LI, Vit C, glutamine), reduces blood sugar(GS) etc.

Or you could simply drink the borax form and the iodine form of this drink on alternate days without problems for a wider beneficial effect.

Also please be aware that you should never mix borax and Iodine together in the same drink or take them at the same time.

I would also recommend enemas as you suggest, but I still believe that the turps/CO protocol is probably the only protocol that is able to spread the turps(or any other nutrient that will dissolve in CO) evenly throughout the whole area of the intestines. The trick here is not to keep increasing the turps dosage -- but keep increasing the castor oil dosage until you have a full and strong laxative effect throughout the whole intestines to quickly clear out the candida, heavy metals, parasites, other poisons, biofilms etc from this region. You should only do this full strength laxative protocol once a week.

On other days take the same dose of turps (1 tspn) with only 1 tablespoon of castor oil. I use this latter dose as my "quieter" maintenance dose once a week only. It tends to just loosen the stool. But you can use this version one on a day on, day off basis. Then I will occasionally use the full and strong laxative protocol (1 tspn turps, 3 to 4 tablespoons CO) to clear up any build up or problems in my intestines. This stronger laxative version is very effective and works quite well but I really wouldn't stray too far from a toilet if you are using the full strength laxative version of the turps/CO laxative protocol...

To clear out the colon/lower intestines area, have you ever considered colonic irrigation?

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines

1072 Posts
Hi Silversurfer...Regarding Boswellia, it was Ted from Bangkok who gave me that tip in an email recently which is why I wanted to test it on myself. I received the Boswellia and yesterday tried 1/2 tspn of the powder in a tea which was the Ayurvedic recommendation. It tends to clump together and tastes a bit gritty like sand -- not very soluble or miscible in water. So next I'll try mixing it with turps and take it like that -- the Boswellia resin powder should be completely soluble in turps.

Regarding enemas, I really wouldn't try anything fancy, I would use the standard enemas on there own like hydrogen peroxide, sodium bicarbonate, coffee enema etc. I must also confess that I haven't yet tried any enema yet, because I've never needed to use one. I would probably favour the coffee enema of Max Gerson which also helps to detox the liver so well. The sodium Bicarbonate enema is also a good one from the accounts I've read and there are even a few that use turpentine.

I would also never use or supplement LI together with turpentine in any instance as they react somewhat vigorously together which causes an exothermic (heat generating) reaction that might be explosive. Borax is also not chemically compatible when mixed with Iodine. please be careful what you mix together.

For a useful, full account of what you can use in remedy combos by Ted from Bangkok(who is a qualified biochemist) -- see this post stream on EC:

Safe Remedy Combinations

Replied by Rsw
Uniontown, Oh


Iodine and borax should not be taken together? Does this apply to Iodoral and 3 mg. Boron? If so, could you tell us why. Is there anything else that should not be taken with iodine? Thank you.

Replied by Prioris
Fl, US

From what I understand, colonic irrigation has to be done by someone with special equipment. It is aimed at doing more of the colon than an enema can do. I am aiming at infections in the rectum and around sigmoid portion of colon so enema should be enough. I need to repeat the enema daily until infection eliminated. Colonic irrigations I think of as one time annual thing and it would cost money.

Besides infection near sigmoid, I have also had tailbone inflammation for some years and I suspect that it is related to the rectum. I can experiment with different things also. That area of my body is one area I never dealt with.

Thanks for the confirmation about the psyllium husk stuff along with all the suggested recipes.

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines

1072 Posts
Cindy...Any form of organic, pressed castor oil will do. I use organic castor oil made by Sweet Sunnah which you can buy on Ebay.

I always take the castor oil with turpentine now. Two ways to take it.

Take 1 tspn turps with 1 tablespoon castor oil. This will just loosen your stool(that's what it does for me anyway). This can be taken once a week or on a day on, day off basis. I call this the Gentle Turpentine Protocol.

Then there is the second method of taking this protocol which you can take for serious candida issues in your gut once a week. This is the full blown laxative version -- 1 tspn turpentine and 3 to 4 tablespoons(depending on your size/weight). If you decide to take this version then make sure you're on a free day and ensure that there is a toilet within easy reach. Take this version only once a week. Very effective at killing large amounts of candida, parasites, bacteria, removing biofilm etc and expelling them quickly -- all in one laxative protocol. Cleans and disinfects the whole intestines in one stroke.

Just to also emphasize that the above protocol is only useful for clearing the gut of candida and other pathogens. But you will still have to take other nutrients -- LI, Borax, Alkalizing -- to kill the fungal candida form in the blood, tissues and organs. If you don't do this, the fungal candida form will just come back and reinfect the intestines from the blood.

Just to also repeat, from the research, that turpentine does not kill the beneficial bacteria in the gut.

Replied by Meeya
Sunnyvale, Ca

Excellent info! Can't thank you enough Bill!

Do you think one needs to do a pre-cleanse of any sort prior to doing both the Castor Oil + Turp intestinal flush, and the LI, Borax, Alkalizing protocols (for cleaning out the entire body)?

I'm not suffering from any major symptoms, and I'm not constipated. My biggest complaints would be cravings for sweets, and not having enough energy throughout the day. However, I recently came to realize that a fungus or something was lurking in my system when I started taking several supplements as outlined by you and Ted for IGH (Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis, aka white spots)... had an extreme reaction that seemed almost like an allergy. Terrible swollen itchy red rashes that weeped on my face... no previous history of eczema. It's been about 10 weeks now since the rash first appeared and since then it has followed a pattern of flaring up, clearing up, and then flaring and clearing up again... with each flare up being less in intensity. The last flair up was quite mild, and now only 1 of the 3 patches flairs up... the other 2 are gone (for now anyway). What seemed to clear it up best this last time was topically applying Olive Leaf Extract. However, it's now clear to me that my body needs a more complete cleansing, and I think the Castor Oil + Turp intestinal flush, along with LI, Borax, Alkalizing will go a long way in cleansing my entire body.

My long-term plan is to follow your complete protocol described in "Candida: Killing So Sweetly" next summer (when I will have more time to commit to the process). But for now it would be great to take a month and do intestinal flushes on the weekends, and the full body protocols daily.

Please let me know if you think this is not the way to go... Otherwise, I'm excited to start the cleansing... and hope the die off / Herx reactions aren't too extreme as I cannot take any sick days! Thanks, and keep up the great work :)

Posted by Xiaozhu87 (Singapore) on 04/19/2012

I would like to asked some question. Yesterday afternoon my orders arrive from iherb. :) so happy! Den at night I took my first dose of bentiontie clay and psyllium husk(whole) is tastless bu taste yucky! colon cleanser separte. Like 5 mins apart. Den after that I keep drinking water. And de thing is i've pain in my stomach but not really pain like going I thought is i'm going to have bowel movement like that. But no, nothing came out. So I went toilet to pee, den there's this mucus things coming out from my vaginal, i'm sure is not discharge! :) but the mucus smell like poop!! Am I passing out my bowel movement through mucus? I finally figure out!! Omg.. I think must be smelling my mucus discharge.. :( I also can smell it too when it suddenly come out. that y ppl say I didnt wipe my backside! :X isit normal to have mucus from vaginal discharge? I also brought grapefruit seed extract liquid (will not be here till next week)!!! Coz they say only mon evening (south california time) den will ship out. our difference s one day apart! So meaning my things will be shipped out till tues(my day) den today I took one tablespoon of husk again and there's more mucus discharge. But i'm not having any real bowel movement yet. Anyone encounter any mucus discharge from vag after doing colon cleansing. Almost fainted while doing this. Coz I didn't eat. And it say must do a fasting for 2 days but for I eat a little biscut den I waited for an hour before drinking husk. I'm going to do for 7-14 days 3 times a week! How long did u manage to get bowel movement after drinking husk? those who wans to buy from iherb first time buyer can used my coupon code $5 off!! For first time buyer. Just msg or email me. :) thanks.

Replied by Emgee
Broken Hill, Australia

I would check with a doctor, this sounds serious. Could even be fistula.

Posted by Robyn (Melbourne, Australia) on 05/27/2011

If only we knew what was impacting our mcs the most. I have a liver profile that shows phase 1 too strong and phase 2 too slow and low. Did a liver flush as per Dr Huldas last week and was ILLER ILLER than usual next day. Should I continue? Also spent a year doing coffee enemas but my liver profile shows I cant clear caffeine properly. I know an enema isnt the same as drinking it but there must be some absorption because if I do it late it sure does keep me awake. Any thoughts? You can just imagine, if you cant clear caffeine what it must be like trying to clear petrol or perfume.

Replied by A Friend

Coffee enemas should not keep you up or stimulate you when done properly because they are not supposed to be absorbed into the blood stream.

Try one at a time: 1) decreasing the amount of water used in brewing; 2) decreasing the amount of coffee used; 3) decreasing the high of your enema bag/bucket so the mixture stays in your lower colon only.

Replied by Dan
Clearwater, Florida

Phase I liver detoxification may be slowed down by ingesting grapefruit. This is sometimes a problem for people on medications as when not broken down at the normal rate, the drug blood-levels may become too high, so pharmaceutical package inserts sometimes warn patients to not eat grapefruit (the active ingredient of which is a substance called naringenin).

In addition, Curcumin (aka Turmeric extract) will both reduce Phase I liver detoxification and increase Phase II liver detoxification (reference, see: http://tuberose.com/Liver_Detoxification.html or http://www.gilbertssyndrome.com/detoxification.php).

Replied by Timh
Louisville, Usa

D-Limonene (orange oil) stimulates both phase 1&2 detox. Sulphoraphane, found most abundantly in Broccoli sprout extracts is a major phase 2 booster and indirectly boost phase 1 thru glutathione protection.

Dr. Weil released an article stating that supplemental sulphoraphane was almost completely ineffective for detox. Only a few minutes of steaming the mature Broccoli heads was effective. But this contradicts many other studies that show that Broccoli sprouts are anywhere from 20-50 times glucosinolates levels compared to mature plant and are therefore much more effective antioxidants.

Personally, I must agree with the sprout extracts. For yrs I ate cooked mature cabbage and Broccoli with no noticeable effect. After purchasing and consuming the sprout extracts only a few months ago, I can easily feel the benefits.

Replied by Debbie
Melbourne, Australia

You may want to try oil pulling as well. Oil pulling seems very helpful in being able to detox organs in the body. Coconut oil is good as it is also anti fungal and anti bacterial. Lots of info on this site under remedies on oil pulling.
Replied by Barbara
Lakeland, Florida

Acording to research, green organic coffee is MUCH more effective than the regular organic coffee. (For me, there seems to be a much greater amount of gelatinous residue produced from the liver during the cleanse than with the regular coffee) See this article for more information. http://howtocoffeeenema.info/s-a-wilsons-therapy-blend

Although it is difficult to lie on your right side for an hour, it is very important to keep it a low flow, slow enema, as the article says. This keeps the enema in the lowest part of the bowel so it can stimulate the liver to release the toxins. If a coffee enema is given too high in the colon, it seems to me that it would stimulate you and not the liver. A word of caution though, green coffee enemas leave a terrible blue black stain. It can be removed with bleach, but I prefer more natural means of sanitizing so I use dark colors to avoid the stain.

I would also recommend making (or for those lucky stiffs still employed, buying) an enema board like the Coloma board. A board is SOOO much more comfortable and sanitary than lying on the floor or in bed to do enemas. I made my own enema board using pictures of enema boards from the internet as my guide. I used two wooden boards as a base and (for lack of a better word) a "cap catch" from a Styrofoam water faucet cover which I cut to shape and covered with several coats of a clay made from the pink spackling (4 parts to one of the white Elmer's type glue to make it harder and stronger). I then sanded it smooth and attached it with spray foam insulation. When the board was done, I spray painted it with high-gloss, dark brown enamel so it is easy to sterilize.

Posted by Lil (India) on 02/20/2011

Hi earth clinic,

I searched the internet and found a lot of health benefits for the enema and colonic. I'm very interested to try them and I need some feedback from earth clinic comunity. Their benefits and side effects. I Thought may be if you add a special pagefor enemas and colonics so every one can share his experience. Thank you!

Replied by D.m

I used water and coffee enemas. They seem to help with the detox side effect of h2o2 food grade, like headache!
Replied by Helen
Orlando, Florida

Replied by Fuzzysmooth
San Francisco, Ca, Usa

[YEA]   I've been giving myself enemas once a week for about a month now. As someone who lives with slow digestion and somewhat chronice constipation, I appreciate the cleansing out. I always complete bowel movements on my own before administering an enema, so that I don't learn to rely on enemas. I do them when I have a block of time and nothing pressing to do later. Enemas are very relaxing for me, and the relief from tension or anxiety lasts a couple of days. I usually give myself the enema at the end of a hot bath, and when I'm finished take a long shower. I feel clean inside and out when I am done (and usually want to take a nap). I am still figuring out the exact tempurature of the water- as too hot or too cold means my body wants to expell the water immediately. I always add a pinch or two of salt to the water, so that I don't get too water logged. I am glad to have finally started giving myself enemas and taking care of my body in this way. The enema bag kit was cheap from the drug store, it's easy to clean, and easy to dry.

Triphala Enema   0  0   

Posted by Sanjay117 (Titwala, Maharashtra,india) on 07/26/2011

hi everybody!

in sanskrit colon cleansing or enima is called as BASTI, instead of using coffee try following decoction:

triphala is a common medicinal powder available in ayurvedic drug stores

in one liter of water add 100 gms of triphala powder one teaspoon sugar pinch of mineral salt

(this quant is for asians, for hefty people this can be doubled! )

boil this well, cool and filter with very fine mesh strainer

add 2 drops of glycerine

take enima of this solution in the afternoon (temp of the solution should preferably be slightly above room temp)

but first thing is not to eat HOT AND SPICY FOOD from a day before!

this enima works wonders and in ayurveda this is called as half or sometimes complete treatment!

your energy level will go high and food absorption will be better!

for the first time you repeat this treatment every week for four weeks and then only repeat once or twice a year!

it should not be taken on a regular basis. also after enima, revert slowly to eating, starting from liquid food first and then rolling over to regular food



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