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How to Prepare a Coffee Enema the 'Mae West' Way

How to prepare a coffee enema: the Mae West classic recipe with a few modifications for first-timers.

Mae West likely learned this coffee enema liver cleanse from her good friend, Bernard Jensen D.C., author of many books on natural healing.

Coffee enema was reputedly part of her morning routine every day. No doubt some of her outrageous, irrepressible spirit can be attributed to the invigorating effects of putting a strong brew of Joe into just the right place!

Dr. Jensen in his classic, 'Tissue Cleansing Through Bowel Management,' says:

"...the famous beauty queen whom I knew, Mae West, was a great believer in the benefits of the enema. She started every day with a morning enema. I'm sure that this simple practice greatly contributed to her unusual vitality, bright mindedness and long lasting attractiveness, as true beauty is but a reflection of the beauty within." (emphasis mine).

Years ago, (I think I was in my teens!) I saw an article about Mae West - I think it was in Life Magazine...

There was a photo of her at age 70, doing a full yoga headstand. She looked young and gorgeous, with legs any 20 year old would love to have!

I remember the article stated that desirous young men still chased after her... and thinking, 'I want to be that attractive when I'm her age!'

How to Prepare a Coffee Enema the Mae West Way: Recipe


NOTE: If this is your first time, start with lower amounts of the coffee, salt and baking soda. If you like the effect, you can always add more later.

2 - 4 gently rounded Tablespoons organic light roast coffee

2 quarts clean, filtered water

1 - 2 teaspoons of salt (it is said that Mae West used 1 Tablespoon of salt and 1 Tablespoon of the baking soda)

1 - 2 teaspoons of baking soda

Combining the Ingredients:

Add 2 - 4 gently rounded Tablespoons organic light roast coffee to 2 quarts clean, filtered water. If this is your first time, use less

Bring to a rolling boil for 1 minute, then simmer gently for 15 minutes. Allow to cool to between 100 and 105 degrees F before using.

NOTE: NEVER use a coffee filter, but rather, a fine tea strainer to filter out the coffee grounds!

This is because a filter, even a 'natural unbleached' one, will filter therapeutic compounds out of the coffee.

**Money-saving Tip #1: Use a smaller amount of water to simmer the coffee - 5 cups or so. When it cools, strain it then add 2 cups boiling water to the grounds and strain again. This will extract more of the precious therapeutic compounds from the coffee.

The quality of the roast you use is vitally important. If you want to give yourself the 'celebrity treatment,' opt for the very best delicately roasted Gold Roast Coffee made expressly for enema, from select organic beans.

**IMPORTANT NOTE: ALWAYS get the ground rather than whole beans...

...these special roast beans are too tough for a regular coffee grinder. Don't worry - because the beans have not been roasted to death, the ground roast keeps for 6 months or more!**

Back in Mae West's day, I don't know if they made such a fabulous roast, but I'm sure if they did, Mae would have bought 40 pounds at a time to make sure she always had it on hand - just as I always do!

At only about $6.50 per pound and free shipping, 40 lbs of the most therapeutic enema coffee in the world is VERY economical compared to light roast in a health store!

**Money-saving Tip #2: ...Wait! Don't throw away those coffee grounds - they make a FABULOUS exfoliating scrub for the skin! (Be gentle if you have more delicate skin).

NOTE: For skin exfoliation, use ONLY the delicately roasted Gold Roast Coffee - it is the best coffee scrub for your skin as it is the freshest and contains more beneficial compounds than any other!

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How to Prepare a Coffee Enema the Mae West Way: Final Preparations

How to prepare a coffee enema includes readying yourself to receive it. Cleansing the descending colon makes it much easier to retain.

While your enema solution is cooling, cleanse lower colon with a warm water enema so you will be able to retain the coffee. If using an enema bag, hang it so the lower end is between 2 - 3 1/2 ft. above rectum.

Temperature is crucial in how to prepare a coffee enema.

A great way to check and make sure it is not too hot is to take a dropper full of the coffee and squirt it onto your wrist. If it feels comfortable, just warm, it is not too hot.

Optional (Mae West is said to have done it this way) - Add 1 - 2 teaspoons of salt (some instructions on how to prepare a coffee enema the Mae West way say to add 1 Tablespoon of salt, but if it were me, I'd start with less - even 1/4 or 1/2 teaspoon. The salt may help keep too much water from being absorbed from the solution. I have experimented; it seems to help, but I'm not sure if it makes a qualitative difference in the therapeutic experience.

Add 1 - 2 teaspoons of baking soda (again, the classic Mae West coffee enema recipes I've seen call for a full Tablespoon of baking soda, but it is always good to try a small amount first).

What is the rationale for adding baking soda to prepare a coffee enema? I'm not sure, but you may find the following interesting...

Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is alkaline. (According to Dr. Simoncini, a cancer doctor in Rome, Italy, sodium bicarbonate kills fungal infection. Dr. Simoncini sees fungal infection as a basis for cancer. He uses sodium bicarbonate in a radical departure from conventional cancer therapy, injecting it directly into or as close as possible to cancers - apparently with great success).

How to Prepare a Coffee Enema the Mae West Way: Procedure

Knowing how to prepare a coffee enema solution is one of the keys to this therapy.

Next step - pour it into the enema bag or enema bucket. Hang it up with tube, clamp and nozzle all attached.

Gently loosen clamp just enough to allow the air to leave the hose and fluid to be right at the end (hold nozzle over a clean container).

A kneeling position with chest closer to floor than rectum allows the coffee to flow downward and reach further into lower bowel. Go slow, adding about 1 - 2 cups per minute. Close clamp if urge to evacuate arises, then continue.

While receiving enema, massaging abdomen with broad circular strokes up the left side, across and down the right side - helps liquid to go further into colon.

3 - 4 cups of the solution is a good amount to retain. (If you have a problem retaining liquid, another option is to make a brew twice as strong and use an 8 oz enema syringe to implant 8 - 16 oz).

Lie on comfortable padding with old towels and pillow. Start with 5 - 10 minutes on left side to allow liquid to flow deeper into colon. Massage Then turn on back for 5 minutes, then another 5 minutes on right side.

During your coffee enema therapy time, it is nice to relax as much as possible and take time to feel the effects. As you become more experienced, you likely will find it a most enjoyable and therapeutic time of day!

When you know how to prepare a coffee enema, you may find, as did Mae West, that it contributes greatly to helping you be vibrant, beautiful and full of zest for life!

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Ellen Landauer is an expert with over 40 years in-depth study and experience of the safe and effective use of nutritional supplements, botanical extracts and detoxification methods.

She is Certified as an Advanced Practitioner of Structural Integration body therapy developed by Dr. Ida P. Rolf - also known as Rolfing. This hands-on therapy is the deepest, most comprehensive body alignment therapy. 

Ellen Landauer is also a  PUBLISHED AUTHOR!

To learn more about Ellen Landauer, see her detailed bio HERE


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