Q. How Did the Hipster Burn his Tongue?

He sipped his coffee before it was cool!


With over 39 debilitating symptoms possible in the fibromyalgia picture, treating each symptom with a pharmaceutical drug ends up with chemical cocktail and drained finances. Treatments for FM include drugs for pain, drugs for fatigue, drugs for irritable bowel syndrome and candida, if they are present. Then there are drugs to counter the side effects of the drugs.

Understandably, many patients try to avoid all of this with alternative treatments.

With 25 days ‘til Xmas, let’s look at 25 alternative treatments…starting today.

Coffee Enemas

Coffee enemas were discovered in the 1930’s by a German doctor and naturopath named Max Gerson. Most people do not know that coffee is a pain killer. It is also a mild colon stimulant. When coffee is used in an enema, it helps to cleanse and support the liver.


A coffee enema is an enema, just like a water enema, only the solution is made of coffee.  Although there has been no medical research performed with coffee enemas and fibromyalgia patients, there is anecdotal evidence to support its use.

Dr Gerson, MD, became famous for using coffee enemas as an alternative pain reliever for German soldiers when supply lines failed during WWI.  He found that coffee enemas relieved discomfort in the body as it removed toxins from the liver and blood.

When Dr Gerson defected to the United States and began practicing medicine as an oncologist, he used coffee enemas as a safe pain reliever with his cancer patients.

He recommended a gold roast coffee which has a higher caffeine content than commercial coffee which is intended to be sipped.

What is a Coffee Enema and How Do They Work?

The coffee enema solution is delivered the same as a water enema, through the enema tubing into the rectum.

Once the enema therapy coffee is inside the rectum, the hemorrhoid veins absorb the caffeine in the coffee.  From the hemorrhoid vein it then goes up to the portal vein, which carries the blood supply to the liver and to the gallbladder.

The effects on the liver by the caffeine and palmitic acids in enema coffee are immediate and brought about by the caffeine, which is an irritant to the liver.  This irritant stimulates the liver bile ducts to open.   Once open, the toxins can be released.  A liver can accumulate a lot  of toxins over the course of one’s life.  Today’s air, water and food is greatly contaminated, placing a serious burden on the liver. Detoxification of toxins can help you to stay healthy.

What Does a Coffee Enema Do?

The coffee enema is a gallbladder flush and liver flush.  The coffee enema, without question, will provide prompt relief from pain – even severe pain.  Why is it such a great pain reliever? Because the toxins in the body pollute the blood, which in turn creates havoc in the body? Once the toxins are gone, the pain anywhere in the body is relieved.

When the body is detoxified, you can experience calmness, more vitality all over, normal bowel movements, mental clarity,  joint relief, headaches relieved.

Coffee enemas can strengthen the body overall by removing toxins from the blood.

Coffee enemas help eliminate bacteria’s and candida in the colon.  Coffee enemas can strengthen and tone the colon.

Are Coffee Enemas Safe?

You should always seek the advice of your physician before taking coffee enemas.   Coffee enemas are not for everyone, but many people have had good results. Coffee enemas are used as part of the Gerson Therapy cancer cure: reading Gerson Therapy books will tell you who can and who cannot use coffee enemas.

Coffee enemas are not the same as drinking coffee. Drinking coffee can upset the intestines from its acid. But coffee given through an enema will not affect the intestines negatively. Certain individuals, such as those who underwent chemotherapy, should take great caution and should consult their doctor beforehand.


A Time for Giving (Away)

Being happy starts with giving away worry and stress (or so I’m told). Letting go of anything in life can be a little scary, but it can also be an amazing act of self-love.

This Christmas (or whatever holy days you may be celebrating), why not give away these 20 things and reach unlimited happiness.

  1. Give away all thoughts that don’t make you feel empowered and strong.
  2. Give away feeling guilty for doing what you truly want to do.
  3. Give away the fear of the unknown; take one small step and watch the path reveal itself.
  4. Give away regrets; at one point in your life, that “whatever” was exactly what you wanted.
  5. Give away worrying; worrying is like praying for what you don’t want.
  6. Give away blaming anyone for anything; be accountable for your own life. If you don’t like something, you have two choices, accept it or change it.
  7. Give away thinking you are damaged; you matter, and the world needs you just as you are.
  8. Give away thinking your dreams are not important; always follow your heart.
  9. Give away being the “go-to person” for everyone, all the time; stop blowing yourself off and take care of yourself first … because you matter.
  10. Give away thinking everyone else is happier, more successful or better off than you. You are right where you need to be. Your journey is unfolding perfectly for you.
  11. Give away thinking there’s a right and wrong way to do things or to see the world. Enjoy the contrast and celebrate the diversity and richness of life.
  12. Give away cheating on your future with your past. It’s time to move on and tell a new story.
  13. Give away thinking you are not where you should be. You are right where you need to be to get to where you want to go, so start asking yourself where you want to go.
  14. Give away anger toward ex-lovers and family. We all deserve happiness and love; just because it is over doesn’t mean the love was wrong.
  15. Give away the need to do more and be more; for today, you’ve done the best you can; and that’s enough.
  16. Give away thinking you have to know how to make it happen; we learn the way on the way.
  17. Give away your money woes — make a plan to pay off debt and focus on your abundance.
  18. Give away trying to save or change people. Everyone has her own path, and the best thing you can do is work on yourself and stop focusing on others.
  19. Give away trying to fit in and be accepted by everyone. Your uniqueness is what makes you outstanding.
  20. Give away self-hate. You are not the shape of your body or the number on the scale. Who you are matters, and the world needs you as you are.

Celebrate you!