My Enema Protocol

A great way to start the day!

If you missed the advantages of a coffee enema, the link to that is here:

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I’m Marvella.
Back Pain Survivor.

 Advantages of Coffee Enemas

This is the regimen I have adopted:

I try to start with a normal BM. Next,I lay a bath mat in the tub, add a couple folded yoga mats, cover with old shower curtain, then a big towel; add pillows, set up a clock & try to remember a glass of water to drink, while laying, in case of thirst. Those who don’t have the option of a tub could lay on a mat, towel, blanket on the floor—or on a bed. I’d cover that set-up with an old shower curtain in case of leaks.

I bought a stainless steel pot for ease of use—can hold up to 6 cups so no need to refill. Easier to clean also. But the bags are cheaper.  

This is the one I have. I have it sitting on a 3-shelf utility on wheels. Some tie it over curtain rod. It needs to be elevated 1-3 feet overhead.

enema bucket

Next I turn on some real nice, gentle music and glide to the kitchen. 

I begin with 4 cups distilled water (could be spring or filtered, not reverse osmosis). This I bring to boil in a non-stick pot, add 2 Tablespoons of organic coffee freshly ground. I started with 1 teaspoon because I am not a coffee drinker and wasn’t sure how my system would react, but quickly increased to 2 heaping Tablespoons (some use 3T). I do feel more energetic afterwards, but not nervous/jittery. I boil this mixture on medium heat for 7 min. Next I turn heat on low, cover & simmer for another 13 minutes. Then I turn off stove & let coffee steep for at least 20 minutes.  The coffee makes me feel more energetic afterwards, but not nervous/jittery.

While the coffee is steeping, I put 4 cups of distilled water in another pot, + either 1 Tbls. himalayan salt, epsom salt, or baking soda in a stainless steel pot (not the non-stick) and heat until between 96-104F (36-40C). I use a thermometer, but others just do the finger test—neutral the goal. Some people prepare the coffee the night before & refrigerate to save time in the morning.

I pour this into my enema bucket. Next I wipe insert with paper towel & 70% alcohol. Then I lubricate insert with coconut oil. Best to avoid petroleum products (vaseline).

First thing, I open tube & let a little water flow so no air bubbles in the tube, then close the tube. Very important.

Air bubbles = gas = discomfort & possible fluid ejection

I lay on my right side (aiming for right side of colon. also where liver/gallbladder are, plus the vagus nerve), get comfortable with a neck pillow. This position is one of others. Some lie on left side, some on back, some in doggie position on knees with butt in air.  I prefer right side. Seems like this position gets further into the colon, plus treats gallbladder & liver.  Massage also helps move the fluid further into the colon.

I breathe slowly, relax, breath, insert tube in anus, release the fluid, relax, breath, watch for the first air bubbles to appear in the tube, indicating an end is near.

When bubbles come, I close tube and watch the bubbles float to the top of tube or into can. Then I release for another dosing, watching for the air again. I repeat til no more bubbles and the liquid stops moving toward rectum. I’m now holding this first flush for about 20 min. Some need to build up to this time or use less liquid initially. I close the tube, gently remove the insert, and carefully get out of the tub, sit on toilet and let er rip. Inspect results.  Fish for worms. Flush.  You don’t have to fish. Some people don’t.  I just want to know what’s up.

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I have now started hanging the pot overhead about 2-3 feet.  No more air bubbles.  I guess it depends on height regarding bubble generation. Oops! I’m setting it on the utility tray again.  Easier for adding liquids, etc.

Next, I return to the kitchen and my steeping coffee.  I do feel more energetic afterwards, but not nervous/jittery. 

 If you use regular organic coffee, you will want to filter coffee. A medium sized strainer with brown coffee filters (not bleached white ones) within will work. I’ve found stirring & scraping the filter speeds this process. After straining, I add distilled water to measure 4 cups of strained coffee . If not in 96-104F (36-40C) range, either heat some or immerse pot in cold water in the sink. I’m now using SA Wilson’s coffee, which recommends not straining through a coffee filter. So now I’m just running it through a fine meshed strainer. Sooo much faster!

Back in the bathroom to put coffee in the bucket, I release tube until coffee starts to flow. Clamp it. I make myself very comfortable, lay on my right side, insert tube and release the coffee. When liquid in tube in homeostasis mode, I relax. At this point people meditate, read books, listen to music, do yoga, back dance, play video games, whatever.  I have a list of some of the activities others do here.

I may switch to left side after 5 minutes and try to free my mind of the constant bombardment of thoughts, being with myself, absorbing relaxing music from the living room, breathing.  I lay on my back for the remaining time—total 20 minutes. When on my back, I may climb the wall with my feet, raising to a slight shoulder stand position. Or bend my knees in fetal position. I rub my colon counterclockwise to dislodge stuff from the colon wall. I massage, lovingly, my liver front & back. I gently squeeze my tummy. I’m now spending more time on my right side, for most of the time, rubbing & massaging my tummy.

If you feel an urge to expel, breath, relax. The urge should pass. After my 20 minutes, I sit on the stool and read. It won’t take long.

After I expel the coffee, I do a probiotic implant.  Either I empty a probiotic capsule into a cup of distilled water, or I’ll use 2 Tablespoons of coconut kefir, easily made from coconut milk (preferred). Heat to 96-104F (36-40C). Insert. I dress. I do a shoulder stand in the LR to a count of 60 ish, turn on my right side to send to inner colon. I’m ready for the day.


 I treasure hunt after each expulsion, but I’ll save that for another blog. 

 For more enema recipes: (Thanks again, Carlos.)

Some just do one coffee enema total.  For me, after 3 back-to-back sessions, I’m still not totally clear.

 I also do a third enema in the pm (between 3-7).  I’ve been getting lots of good stuff at this time. My third pm is either eucalyptus, lemon or lemongrass, garlic, or ACV (apple cider vinegar).

Apple cider vinegar contains over forty vitamins and minerals. It releases toxins from the liver and has helped arthritis patients, people with high blood pressure, and skin conditions. Other ailments helped by consuming apple cider vinegar are high cholesterol, insomnia and fatigue, liver and kidney problems, asthma, and more. Apple cider vinegar has been used for thousands of years even before the Egyptians, and was a prime medicine before prescription drugs came out onto the market. Also a method of dissolving internal stones in horses.”   (Thanks for the link, Carlos.)

To clean I use castile soap on bucket & insert.  Next I fill my bucket & run the soapy water through the hose. Rinse pot & invert to dry. Wipe insert clean with alcohol & paper towel. Hang over curtain rod.

 This helps in stress reduction. It’s like an internal massage & helps release natural endorphins etc. It also relaxes the mind & body and clears one of pathogens & toxins.  (Who’s got toxins & parasites?) We do. I have discovered profound peace while lying with myself, appreciating the intricacies of this magnificent instrument, and opening myself to my creative aspect in tranquility.

If you are wishing to remove candida and pathogens,  3 back-to-back has been recommended on a regular basis. You’ll need to do more research.  Candida hasn’t been my goal.

For those who would like to know more about coffee enemas and receive great support along the way, I highly recommend the following forum/group:




The Wonders of Coffee Enemas!


I'm Marvella.   Back Pain Survivor.

I’m Marvella.
Back Pain Survivor.


Says one who hasn’t tried it. Or even one who has  😕  

But it is worth it! It gives me a lift mentally & physically. I feel clean inside & out.

It has been around for ages. Tested, proven.

 Some Of the Benefits:

  • An astringent cleaning the surface layer of the mucous membrane of the colon and perhaps the liver, as well.
  • Mechanical cleansing removing toxic substances, and often nests of parasites, bacteria, yeast colonies, and other debris. Also stimulates the colon to become more active.
  • Can help stimulate, balance and clear many reflex points that run from the colon segments to every organ and tissue of the body.a problem in a particular part of the colon, such as the ascending colon, can cause a serious disorder elsewhere in the body through a type of reflex or resonance effect. Colon Connections
  •  Anti-oxidant effects particularly helpful for the liver, which is highly susceptible to oxidant damage.
  • Increases pH or alkalinity of the entire intestinal tract making it much less hospitable for parasites. It also helps destroy many other types of infections in the small and large intestines.
  • Palmitic acids in coffee act as potent enhancers of glutathione S-transferase. This enzyme in the liver is critical to the detoxification system, an important mechanism eliminating cancer causing chemicals.
  • Caffeine is a mild central nervous stimulant. It increases bile production for cleaning of toxins.
  • Stimulates the entire digestive tract  
  • Coffee antidotes or neutralizes many harmful vibrations or frequencies of illness in the body.
  • Very little toxicity from repeated coffee retention enemas, while those who drink coffee regularly exhibit some toxicity from the beverage
  • Yang effect Most people’s bodies today are too yin (too sweet), in Chinese medical terms, especially those who are old or sick. Yin means cold, expanded and today it also means ill. Yang is tough, Yin weak.
  • Relaxes sympathetic nervous system
  • Improves hydration
  • Improves activity of the energy centers (chakras)
  • Reduces autointoxication By cleaning the colon of yeasts, parasites and other pathogenic organisms, and by increasing the bile flow. 
  • Assists the lymphatic system
  • Reduces congestion of the internal organs (liver & others).
  • Reduces the density of the body by removing toxic metals and some toxic chemicals (helpful for healing.)
  • Eliminates yeast and other parasites from the colon
  • Improves the skin. If colon & liver not working, causes skin eruptions.
  • A form of quiet discipline and a concentration exercise

The above list is an encapsulated version of Dr. Lawrence Wilson’s list of coffee enema advantages.

Or, a simpler list:

  1. Reduces levels of toxicity by up to 600%.
  2. Cleans and heals the colon, improving peristalis.
  3. Increases energy levels, improves mental clarity and mood.
  4. Helps with depression, bad moods, sluggishness.
  5. Helps eliminate parasites and candida.
  6. Improves digestion, bile flow, eases bloating.
  7. Detoxifies the liver and helps repair the liver.
  8. Can help heal chronic health conditions (along with following a mainly raw plant based diet).
  9. Helps ease “die-off” or detox reactions during periods of fasting or juice fasting, cleansing or healing.
  10. Used regularly in the Gerson Institute treatment protocol for healing cancer patients naturally

And seriously, this is a time to listen to soft music, meditate, be with yourself/Self here & now. Inhale, exhale, experience stillness.  Because you won’t be going anywhere for about 20 minutes.  😀

For those who want to know more and perhaps join a group full of support & information, I highly recommend this forum:

I’ll share my current routine in my next post.


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This following sequence includes some of Dr. Eric Goodman’s postures called “The Founder” & “The woodpecker” to strengthen the glutes, quads, hamstrings, & back, as well as movements for improving posture, some massage, & some squats.

 This is a full spectrum of upright core movements for all ages, in all places, to exciting sounds.



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Who’s Got Talent?



I was going to do a post on coffee enemas for this week, but need more time to prepare.

This is for Sue Walczak, another talent I know.

This is me at 10am, after a coffee enema and an oatmeal breakfast.


Well, not bad for a 72 year old!

Maybe it’s Jennifer Thomas who has the talent….

(Song:” Requiem For a Dream”  By Jennifer Thomas)


It’s good to be a little bit crazy.



Best Bath for Pain & Health


How important is Magnesium?      Important.

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Back Pain Survivor.

Mg helps the body regulate over 325 enzymes and is involved in many bodily functions, like muscle control, electrical impulses, energy production and the elimination of harmful toxins.

According to the National Academy of Sciences, American’s magnesium deficiency helps to account for high rates of heart disease stroke, osteoporosis, arthritis and joint pain, digestive maladies, stress-related illnesses, chronic fatigue and a number of other ailments.


A list of the benefits of Mg according to the Epsom Salt Industry Council include:

  • Improved heart and circulatory health, reducing irregular heartbeats, preventing hardening of the arteries, reducing blood clots and lowering blood pressure.
  • Improved ability for the body to use insulin, reducing the incidence or severity of diabetes.
  • Flushed toxins and heavy metals from the cells, easing muscle pain and helping the body to eliminate harmful substances.
  • Improved nerve function by electrolyte regulation. Also, calcium is the main conductor for electrical current in the body, and magnesium is necessary to maintain proper calcium levels in the blood.
  • Relieved stress. Excess adrenaline and stress are believed to drain magnesium, a natural stress reliever, from the body. Magnesium is necessary for the body to bind adequate amounts of serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of well being and relaxation.
  • Reduced inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps.
  • Improved oxygen use.
  • Improved absorption of nutrients.
  • Improved formation of joint proteins, brain tissue and mucin proteins.
  • Prevention or easing of migraine headaches. 

Studies show that magnesium is not easily absorbed through the digestive tract. The presence of specific foods or drugs, certain medical conditions, and the chemistry of a person’s stomach acid can render magnesium supplements ineffective.

Epsom salt, ie. hydrated magnesium sulfate, is rich in both magnesium and sulfate.

Sulfates are important in the formation of brain tissue, joint proteins and the proteins that line the walls of the digestive tract. They stimulate the pancreas to generate digestive enzymes and are thought to help detoxify the body of medicines and environmental contaminants.

Both magnesium & sulfate are more easily absorbed through the skin than the stomach. 

The good news is it’s cheap & found at most drug stores. And it’s relaxing.

As little as two cups of Epsom salt and a12 minute soak three times per week can make a difference in your health.

However, as a serious member of the Lyme “Society”, I’ve received many tips on maximizing an epsom salt bath.      

 The formula I have been using is as follows:


The quality of your bathing water is essential. You take in more water in the bath/shower than you do in drinking /cooking. And you are going to be soaking in it for 20 minutes.

 If you are on municipal water, wise to get a filtered shower head, like aquasana. 

Municipal water is full of chlorine, flourine, discarded medications, etc. You need to minimize your exposure to these added toxins. 


Next, the ritual:

Put 2-4 cups of epsom salts

1 cup hydrogen peroxide (“the worlds safest all natural effective sanitizer)

a generous sprinkling of baking soda (helps hold toxins in the water rather than being reabsorbed)

into warm (not hot, hot) clean water.

Before getting into tub, dry brush skin with natural bristle brush or loofa.  Dry brushing helps our lymphatic drainage system remove toxins from our bodies.  Brush towards the heart from neck to toe.

Soak for 20 minutes. Meditate, read, listen to music, relax.

Before draining tub, extract a quart (4 cups) mason jar of soaking water.

Next, shower thus:

30 second rinse of cold water (AHHH!), the 1.5 min of warm (ahhh…), 30 seconds cold (AHHH!). (Helps drain lymph)

Towel dry and dry brush again.

You will feel good.  

Next, take that 4 cups of warm bath water in the mason jar and coarse chop ¼ cup fresh ginger with skins on and put in this jar. Let soak covered for 24 hrs. in refrigerator. 

The next night draw a warm bath, and strain out the ginger and pour ginger infused water into bath. Dry brush and then Soak for 20-30 mins. 

Ginger can be stored in the fridge and re used for about 3-4 baths.

Alternating epsom salt bath with ginger bath every other night is a great way to relax, detox, ease pain, and improve your health, in general.


Other “soakers” put about four tablespoons of mustard & cayenne pepper in a sock and float that in the bath as well. Some others add herbals like Lavendar to the bath.

For a more thorough discussion on dry brushing click below: 


Oean splash

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