Coffee Enemas
Even Prince Charles endorses them
By Elaine Hollingsworth

The first time I heard about coffee enemas I laughed. Another weirdo health fad, I thought. But then I remembered that condemning new ideas without thorough investigation is indicative of a closed, dull mind. So I did some reading and even drove all the way from my then home in Beverly Hills, California, to the Max Gerson Hospital in Tijuana, Mexico.

There, I found people in varying stages of cancer who had come for help after long, unsuccessful conventional treatments in hospitals. Most had been given up and sent away to die. Even the worst cases, after a few days on the Gerson detoxification program, were able to discontinue medication, depending instead upon several coffee enemas per day to control their pain.

Subsequently, I spent two weeks at the clinic, learning about the technique and interviewing the patients. The healing I witnessed during this short stay was amazing. Detoxification is the answer for seriously ill people, not chemotherapy that poisons healthy cells as well as cancerous cells. Not surgery that rarely gets all the cancerous cells and makes the surviving cells more virulent. And certainly not radiation. Our immune systems, crucial for all aspects of health, are irreparably damaged by chemotherapy and radiation.

This clinic is, unfortunately, very expensive, and the complex regimen must be maintained for a long time after the patient is discharged. In my experience, it takes two helpers to support one outpatient. Organic vegetables have to be sourced, thirteen juices have to be pressed each day, and a strict schedule must be adhered to. For those who can afford it, Dr Gerson’s technique is superb, and I highly recommend it for seriously ill people in North America.

Coffee enemas had their genesis during a time of dire need: toward the end of World War I, Germany was blockaded and broke. Thousands of injured soldiers were in agony, due to lack of morphine, and surgeons and nurses were desperate. Somehow, with an extraordinary leap of the imagination, a nurse got the idea that an enema might help alleviate the pain of a suffering young soldier. Coffee was the only sterile solution available, and she tried it. To the amazement of everyone involved, the soldier reported great relief,the remedy was used widely from then on, and the rest is history.

Dr Max Gerson, whom Nobel Laureate Dr Albert Schweitzer called “… one of the most eminent geniuses in medical history”, incorporated this unlikely remedy into his famous cancer therapy. The purpose of these enemas is not to clean the colon, but to help detoxify the liver and bring quick relief from pain of all kinds. A headache, a hangover, a yucky feeling – you name it, a properly-administered coffee enema can bring quick relief.

Dr Gerson’s instructions for preparing are: “Take 3 tablespoons of ground (drip) coffee (not instant) to 1 quart of pure water; let it boil 3 minutes and then simmer 15 minutes more. Strain and use at body temperature.” I recommend that you use organic coffee, which is readily available in Australia, and, I presume, in most countries.

Dr Gerson says, in his ground-breaking book, A Cancer Therapy, Results Of 50 Cases, “To make enemas most effective, the patient should lie on his right side, with both legs drawn close to the abdomen, and breathe deeply, in order to suck the greatest amount of fluid into all parts of the colon. The fluid should be retained 10 to 15 minutes. Our experiments have shown that after 10 to 12 minutes almost all caffeine is absorbed from the fluid. It goes through the haemorrhoidal veins directly into the portal veins and into the liver. Patients have to know that the coffee enemas are not given for the function of the intestines but for the stimulation of the liver.”

The best way to administer an enema is to lie on the floor and place the enema bucket on a table so the flow is gentle. Or simply hang your enema bag from the back of a chair.

In July of 2004, the Prince of Wales had the courage to speak out in favour of alternative cancer therapies, specifically the Gerson Therapy. He was rewarded for his open-minded honesty with an extraordinary and rude outpouring of vitriol from the entrenched medical profession. “Cancer Inc.” has had things their own way for too long. They have never had to prove their chemotherapy and radiation are safe (which, of course, they are not), yet claim that the Gerson Therapy is “unproven”.

Come on, doctors, it’s been used since the end of World War One, with amazing success, and if you really want to know the truth, I have a suggestion: go to Mexico and observe, as did I, while nearly-comatose people are brought in by ambulance, on stretchers with morphine drips. They are victims of your “proven” slash/burn/radiate, and they are in agony. Watch them as they respond to the gentle therapy and replace damaging morphine with equally-effective coffee enemas. Listen to their stories of an uncaring medical profession that has stripped them of their dignity and often their life savings, and left them for dead. Follow through, as did I, and discover how many recovered completely. Then, re-think your condemnation of Prince Charles, who really cares, and is brave enough to say so.

Also, give thought to his efforts to popularize organic farming. The world could use more such as he, as well as doctors who speak out about the cancer/pesticide/superphosphate connection, one of the many causes of our cancer epidemic.


This information is not intended as medical advice. I encourage everyone to make their own health care decisions, with advice from qualified professionals.