More recently, directions for administration of various types of enemas, including coffee enemas, were included in medical and nursing textbooks.
There are several variations, but all include drinking oil, usually olive oil, which induces vigorous contraction of the gallbladder.
Procedures such as coffee enemas and liver-gallbladder flushes may help stimulate the liver to rid the body of these waste materials and pollutants.
Enemas have been used for centuries to relieve constipation and improve general health and well-being, appearing in medical writings as far back as ancient Egypt.
The environment today is very different from the environment of our ancestors.
Over the last 200 years a host of chemicals have been introduced to our food, air, and water.
(11) Some physicians claim that coffee enemas are dangerous, based on case reports of patients who reportedly developed electrolyte imbalances or infections after coffee enemas.