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In-office Retention Enema Packages

Juicemedica’s Liver & Gallbladder Juice Cleanse followed by enema retention session makes for a powerful cleansing package.  We offer three types of very easy to use retention enema packages in a very comfortable, private and professional environment at NutriCare Wellness center in Bala Cynwyd. The retention enemas are held in the body for about fifteen minutes. For best results colon hydrotherapy should always be performed before a retention enema to flush and cleanse the colon. Thus, the package includes 1 hour colon hydrotherapy session, enema retention treatment and diet recommendations.

Glutathione Retention Enema

contains a unique combination of glutathione and targeted supportive nutrients that provides powerful antioxidant and detoxification support when used in conjunction with healthy diet and lifestyle habits. Glutathione is a naturally occurring protein that is made by every cell in your body. It is composed of three amino acids: glycine, glutamine and cysteine. Glutathione is the most abundant cellular antioxidant in oxygen-using cells and is essential for neurological health. Glutathione is essential for the body's detoxification process. Glutathione binds with toxins to form a water-soluble complex that can be excreted through the liver. Diminished levels of glutathione can lead to decreased efficiency in a number of body systems, including the neurological cells and immune cells designed to kill invading organisms.

History of Coffee Enema

Coffee Enema is one of Gerson therapies developed by Dr. Max Gerson about 70 years ago. Coffee enema was reputedly part of his morning routine every day.

In the 1920s, German scientists found that a caffeine solution could open the bile ducts and stimulate the production of bile in the liver of experimental animals.

Dr. Max Gerson used this clinically as part of a general detoxification regimen, first for tuberculosis, then cancer. Caffeine, he postulated, will travel up the hemorrhoidal to the portal vein and thence to the liver itself. Gerson noted some remarkable effects of this procedure. For instance, patients could dispense with all pain-killers once on the enemas. Many people have noted the paradoxical calming effect of coffee enemas.

And while coffee enemas can relieve constipation, Gerson cautioned: “Patients have to know that the coffee enemas are not given for the function of the intestine cleansing but for the stimulation of the liver”.

Coffee enemas were an established part of medical practice when Dr. Max Gerson introduced them into cancer therapy in the 1930s. Basing himself on German laboratory work, Gerson believed that caffeine could stimulate the liver and gall bladder to discharge bile. He felt this process could contribute to the health of the cancer patient.

Although the coffee enema has been heaped with scorn, there has been some independent scientific work that gives credence to this concept. In 1981, for instance, Dr. Lee Wattenberg and his colleagues were able to show that substances found in coffee – kahweol and cafestol palmitate – promote the activity of a key enzyme system, glutathione S-transferase, above the norm. This system detoxifies a vast array of electrophiles from the bloodstream and, according to Gar Hildenbrand of the Gerson Institute, “must be regarded as an important mechanism for carcinogen detoxification.” This enzyme group is responsible for neutralizing free radicals, the harmful chemicals now commonly implicated in the initiation of cancer. In mice, for example, these systems are enhanced 600% in the liver and 700% in the bowel when coffee beans are added to the mice’s diet.

Dr. Peter Lechner, who is investigating the Gerson method at the Landeskrankenhaus of Graz, Austria, has reported that “coffee enemas have a definite effect on the colon which can be observed with an endoscope.” F.W. Cope (1977) has postulated the existence of a “tissue damage syndrome.” When cells are challenged by poison, oxygen deprivation, malnutrition or a physical trauma they lose potassium, take on sodium and chloride, and swell up with excess water.

Another scientist (Ling) has suggested that water in a normal cell is contained in an “ice-like” structure. Being alive requires not just the right chemicals but the right chemical structure. Cells normally have a preference for potassium over sodium but when a cell is damaged it begins to prefer sodium. This craving results in a damaged ability of cells to repair themselves and to utilize energy. Further, damaged cells produce toxins; around tumors are zones of “wounded” but still non-malignant tissue, swollen with salt and water.

Gerson believed it axiomatic that cancer could not exist in normal metabolism. He pointed to the fact that scientists often had to damage an animal’s thyroid and adrenals just to get a transplanted tumor to “take.” He directed his efforts toward creating normal metabolism in the tissue surrounding a tumor.

It is the liver and small bowel which neutralize the most common tissue toxins: polyamines, ammonia, toxic-bound nitrogen and electrophiles. These detoxification systems are probably enhanced by the coffee enema. Physiological Chemistry and Physics has stated that “caffeine enemas cause dilation of bile ducts, which facilitates excretion of toxic cancer breakdown products by the liver and dialysis of toxic products across the colonic wall.”

In addition, theophylline and theobromine (two other chemicals in coffee) dilate blood vessels and counter inflammation of the gut; the palmitates enhance the enzyme system responsible for the removal of toxic free radicals from the serum; and the fluid of the enema then stimulates the visceral nervous system to promote peristalsis and the transit of diluted toxic bile from the duodenum and out the rectum.

Since the enema is generally held for 15 minutes, and all the blood in the body passes through the liver every three minutes, “these enemas represent a form of dialysis of blood across the gut wall” (Healing Newsletter, #13, May-June, 1986).

Prejudice against coffee enemas continues, however. Although this data was made available to Office of Technology Assessment it was largely ignored in their box on the procedure. They dismissively state “there is no scientific evidence to support the claim that coffee enemas detoxify the blood or liver.”


This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This information is for educational information only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure illness. This information does not substitute for medical advice. Please discuss this with your medical practitioner prior to the use of the service.

Coffee Retention Enema

Fresh Wheatgrass Retention Enema

As an alternative to coffee enema, we also offer fresh wheatgrass juice retention enema to support the body’s healing potential. Wheatgrass contains nearly all the nutrients and enzymes the body needs to support the body’s normal detoxification process.

contains pure organic coffee that is lightly roasted and crushed into powdery form for boiling. No chemicals, additives or preservatives are added. Coffee enema is a safe and natural detoxification practice. Coffee enema has been in existence for a long time as a form of holistic medicine that supports the gallbladder and liver detoxification by increasing the secretion of toxins that are present in the bile. Coffee enema does not go through the digestive system and does not inhibit the liver as a coffee beverage does. Instead, the coffee solution stimulates both the liver and the gallbladder to release toxins, which are then flushed from the body.

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