Saturday, 6 June 2015

Seven amazing health benefits of coffee enemas

If you are truly serious about transforming your health in dramatic ways, implementing coffee enemas into your regular routine is essential for achieving the life-changing results you have always desired. No matter what dietary protocols, exercise routines, or lifestyle habits you embrace, coffee enemas can help you reach the next level of vibrant health that you might not have even thought possible. Here are seven specific ways that coffee enemas can drastically improve your health:

1) Coffee enemas reduce levels of systemic toxicity by up to 700 percent. According to the late Dr. Max Gerson, a pioneer of coffee enema therapy and its effectiveness as part of his famous Gerson Diet, caffeine and other beneficial compounds in coffee stimulate the production of glutathione S-transferase (GST) in the liver. GST is said to be the "master detoxifier" in the body, as this powerful enzyme binds with toxins throughout the body and flushes them out during the enema process.

According to a 1982 study conducted by the National Research Council (NRC), the effect of green coffee bean consumption on the production of GST in test mice was an astounding 600 percent increase in the liver, and a 700 percent increase in the small intestine. In humans, the effect is similar, if not amplified, during a coffee enema, as coffee is able to directly stimulate the liver without having to first run through the digestive tract. The result is a powerful detoxifying effect that is unmatched by sheer diet alone.

2) Coffee enemas cleanse and heal the colon and digestive tract, improve peristalsis. Besides detoxifying, coffee enemas also cleanse and flush the digestive tract and colon without substantially disrupting the beneficial flora that populate a healthy gut. By regularly taking coffee enemas, you will not only help keep your digestive tract clean and free of debris and toxic buildup, but you will also promote healthy peristalsis, which is the series of organized muscle contractions that move food through the digestive tract and the tubular organs that connect to the kidneys and bladder.

3) Coffee enemas boost energy levels, improve mental clarity and mood. As with any detox protocol, the body is effectively ridding itself of poisons that sludge up the blood; decrease oxygen transfer; and clog up the intestines, all of which generally leave a person feeling fatigued and ill. A coffee enema is a particularly effective detoxifier; however, as the direct absorption of caffeine and palmitates into the bloodstream stimulates the release of bile and the efficient removal of wastes from the body in one fell swoop. The end result is a detoxifying release so powerful that many people describe it as a "high" marked by significantly improved energy levels, enhanced mental clarity, and better moods.

4) Coffee enemas eliminate parasites, candida. Because of the immense toxic load that results from regular exposure to chemicals in food, water, air, and the environment, the body is often unable to fully and effectively eliminate all toxins and maintain homeostasis by itself. Intestinally, this can result in a gradual buildup of impacted fecal matter, parasites, candida, and other toxins. Coffee enemas; however, can effectively alleviate all this by fully irrigating and flushing the colon in such a way as to break up these "nests" of disease, and eliminate them from the body.

5) Coffee enemas detoxify, repair liver. If you regularly suffer from symptoms like bloating, stomach pain, flatulence, and other problems commonly associated with poor digestion, chances are your liver is overburdened and not functioning up to par. Coffee enemas are an excellent way to fix this; however, as the coffee and all of its nutrients are directly absorbed into the liver through the colon wall, where they take on the immense toxic load that the liver is otherwise unable to process quickly enough on its own.

6) Coffee enemas relieve chronic pain, ease "die-off" symptoms during cleanses, detox regimens. Interestingly, one of the earliest known uses for enemas was as a pain reliever. During World War I, nurses actually discovered that water enemas effectively relieved soldiers' pain when drugs like morphine were in short supply. Fast forward about a decade and researchers out of Germany had made the discovery that coffee worked even better than water at offering powerful analgesic benefits, which can be particularly helpful when undergoing other dietary cleanses and detoxes that cause "die-off" and other pain symptoms.

7) Coffee enemas heal and prevent chronic illness. Ultimately, coffee enemas are one of the most effective ways to maintain a clean body that is free of disease. Even if you already suffer from a debilitating, chronic illness such as cancer, coffee enemas can provide both relief and healing without the need for drugs. This is why Dr. Gerson placed so much emphasis on coffee enemas as a key component of his cancer-curing Gerson Therapy, which you can learn more about here:

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Coffee linked to reduced risk of erectile dysfunction

nking two to three cups of coffee every day could lower a man's risk of erectile dysfunction. This is according to a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE.
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Drinking two to three cups of coffee a day could reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction by up to 42%, according to the study.
Erectile dysfunction (ED), or impotence, is the inability to get and sustain an erection that is firm enough for sexual intercourse. It is the most common form of sexual dysfunction in men, affecting more than 18 million aged 20 and older in the US.
ED can be a devastating condition for men, causing lack of self-confidence, stress and relationship problems. The majority of ED cases are caused by physical problems, including high blood pressure, overweight, obesitydiabetes and high cholesterol, though it can also be triggered by psychological issues.
The researchers of this latest study, led by Dr. David Lopez of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), note that previous studies have hypothesized that caffeine - commonly consumed via coffee, soda and energy drinks - may improve ED, though there is a scarcity of population-based studies investigating this association.
As such, Dr. Lopez and colleagues used 2001-04 data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) - a program of studies assessing the health and nutritional status of Americans - to investigate the role of caffeine intake in ED.

Up to 42% reduced ED risk with two to three cups of coffee daily

The data analyzed involved 3,724 men aged 20 and older whose ED status was identified during a computer-assisted interview. Of these men, 40.9% were overweight, 30.7% were obese, 51% had high blood pressure and 12.4% were diabetic.
The researchers estimated the men's caffeine intake by analyzing 24-hour dietary recall data, gathered from asking participants to report all food and beverages consumed in the past day. The caffeine sources assessed included coffee, soda, sports and energy drinks and tea.
Fast facts about coffee
  • Around 54% of Americans aged 18 and older drink coffee every day, with the average consumption being around three cups
  • Coffee has been linked to reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes,gallstones and even cancer
  • There are downsides to drinking coffee. Consuming too much has been linked to increased risk ofanxiety and depression.
Overall, the team found that men who consumed 85-170 milligrams (mg) of caffeine daily were 42% less likely to report ED, while those who consumed 170-303 mg of caffeine a day were 39% less likely to report ED, compared with men who consumed 0-7 mg of caffeine a day.
The team notes that the caffeine levels consumed among men with reduced risk of ED were the equivalent to drinking two to three cups of coffee a day.
In addition, higher caffeine intake was also found to reduce risk of ED in men who were overweight or obese and those who had high blood pressure - all of which are considered risk factors for the condition.
However, Dr. Lopez notes that caffeine did not lower the risk of ED for men with diabetes. "Diabetes is one of the strongest risk factors for ED, so this was not surprising," he adds.
Still, the team concludes that their findings show a reduced likelihood of ED among men with a daily caffeine intake the equivalent to consuming two to three cups of coffee a day.
Talking to Medical News Today, however, Dr. Lopez said that since their findings only represent an association between coffee consumption and erectile dysfunction, they cannot male any clinical recommendations.
"However,"he added, "this is a good foundation to continue investigating the effects of caffeine intake on urological health outcomes, mainly in the conduct of prospective studies."
While the exact mechanisms behind this association are unclear, the researchers hypothesize that caffeine induces a series of pharmacological effects that causes relaxation of both the penile helicine arteries and the cavernous smooth muscle of the penis, increasing blood flow.
The researchers point to the large, nationally representative sample included in their study as a major strength, but they admit there are some limitations.
They point out that some risk factors for ED - such as cardiovascular diseases - were not addressed. In addition, they note that since NHANES is a cross-sectional study, their findings cannot imply a causal link between caffeine intake and reduced risk of ED. As such, further studies assessing this association are warranted.
Coffee has been hailed as having numerous other health benefits. Last month, MNT reported on a study by researchers from Lund University in Sweden, which found coffee could halve breast cancer recurrence for some women, while another study found drinking up to five cups of coffee daily could reduce the risk of clogged arteries and heart attack.
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Drinking coffee reduces chances of dying from liver cirrhosis

People who drink two or more cups of coffee per day are 66 percent less likely to die from certain forms of liver disease, according to a study conducted by researchers with the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore and the National University of Singapore and published in the journal Hepatology this month.

The study was funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

"Our study is the first to demonstrate a difference between the effects of coffee on non-viral and viral hepatitis related cirrhosis mortality," lead researcher Dr. Woon-Puay Koh said.

Cirrhosis of the liver is a major health concern worldwide. In the United States, it is the 11th leading cause of death. In Europe, an estimated 29 million people suffer from chronic liver disease, and cirrhosis kills 17,000 annually. According to a 2004 report by the World Health Organization (WHO), liver cirrhosis is responsible for 1.3 percent of all deaths around the world.

Previous studies have suggested, however, that coffee consumption may reduce the risk of this disease. In order to further investigate this connection, researchers studied 63,275 people involved in the Singapore Chinese Health Study. The study consisted of Chinese people living in Singapore who were between the ages of 45 and 74, enrolled between 1993 and 1998 and were followed for an average of 15 years. At the study's starts, participants provided detailed information on their medical history, diet and lifestyle factors.

During the study followup period, 14,928 participants died, 114 of them from liver cirrhosis. The researchers found that the risk of death from cirrhosis was 66 percent lower among those who drank two or more cups of coffee per day than among those who drank no coffee at all.

This protection applied only to non-viral hepatitis-related cirrhosis, not to viral hepatitis-related mortality. The researchers believe that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease accounted for most of the non-viral deaths.

"This finding resolves the seemingly conflicting results on the effect of coffee in Western and Asian-based studies of death from liver cirrhosis," Dr. Koh said.

"Our finding suggests that while the benefit of coffee may be less apparent in the Asian population where chronic viral hepatitis B predominates currently, this is expected to change as the incidence of non-viral hepatitis related cirrhosis is expected to increase in these regions, accompanying the increasing affluence and westernizing lifestyles amongst their younger populations."

The study further confirmed the well known link between alcohol and liver disease: Those who consumed 20 g of alcohol (just over one drink) per day were significantly more likely to die from liver cirrhosis.

Coffee also protects against hepatitis

The study is only the latest to suggest liver-protecting benefits from coffee consumption. A study conducted by researchers from the National Cancer Institute and published in the journal Hepatology in 2009 found less severe symptoms among hepatitis C-related bridging fibrosis or cirrhosis patients who had not responded to standard treatments, but who did drink more coffee.

"Given the large number of people affected by HCV [hepatitis C virus] it is important to identify modifiable risk factors associated with the progression of liver disease," lead researcher Dr. Neal Freedman said. "Although we cannot rule out a possible role for other factors that go along with drinking coffee, results from our study suggest that patients with high coffee intake had a lower risk of disease progression."

Approximately 2.2 percent of the global population is infected with the hepatitis C virus, including more than 3 million people in the United States. The virus is the foremost cause of liver transplant in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and causes between 8,000 and 10,000 deaths each year. It can lead to cirrhosis of the liver or liver cancer.

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Coffee isn't just warm and energizing, it may also be extremely good for you.
In recent years and decades, scientists have studied the effects of coffee on various aspects of health and their results have been nothing short of amazing.
Here are 7 reasons why coffee may actually be one of the healthiest beverages on the planet.

1. Coffee Can Make You Smarter

Coffee doesn't just keep you awake, it may literally make you smarter as well.
The active ingredient in coffee is caffeine, which is a stimulant and the most commonly consumed psychoactive substance in the world.
Caffeine's primary mechanism in the brain is blocking the effects of an inhibitory neurotransmitter called Adenosine.
By blocking the inhibitory effects of Adenosine, caffeine actually increases neuronal firing in the brain and the release of other neurotransmitters like dopamine and norepinephrine (12).
Many controlled trials have examined the effects of caffeine on the brain, demonstrating that caffeine can improve mood, reaction time, memory, vigilance and general cognitive function (3).
Bottom Line: Caffeine potently blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain, leading to a net stimulant effect. Controlled trials show that caffeine improves both mood and brain function.
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2. Coffee Can Help You Burn Fat and Improves Physical Performance

There's a good reason why you will find caffeine in most commercial fat burning supplements.
Caffeine, partly due to its stimulant effect on the central nervous system, both raises metabolism and increases the oxidation of fatty acids (456).
Caffeine can also improve athletic performance by several mechanisms, including by mobilizing fatty acids from the fat tissues (78).
In two separate meta-analyses, caffeine was found to increase exercise performance by 11-12% on average (910).
Bottom Line: Caffeine raises the metabolic rate and helps to mobilize fatty acids from the fat tissues. It can also enhance physical performance.

3. Coffee May Drastically Lower Your Risk of Type II Diabetes

Type II diabetes is a lifestyle-related disease that has reached epidemic proportions, having increased 10-fold in a few decades and now afflicting about 300 million people.
This disease is characterized by high blood glucose levels due to insulin resistance or an inability to produce insulin.
In observational studies, coffee has been repeatedly associated with a lower risk of diabetes. The reduction in risk ranges from 23% all the way up to 67% (11121314).
A massive review article looked at 18 studies with a total of 457.922 participants. Each additional cup of coffee per day lowered the risk of diabetes by 7%. The more coffee people drank, the lower their risk (15).
Bottom Line: Drinking coffee is associated with a drastically reduced risk of type II diabetes. People who drink several cups per day are the least likely to become diabetic.

4. Coffee May Lower Your Risk of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

Not only can coffee make you smarter in the short term, it may also protect your brain in old age.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common neurodegenerative disorder in the world and a leading cause of dementia.
In prospective studies, coffee drinkers have up to a 60% lower risk of Alzheimer's and dementia (161718).
Parkinson's is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder, characterized by death of dopamine-generating neurons in the brain. Coffee may lower the risk of Parkinson's by 32-60% (19202122).
Bottom Line Coffee is associated with a much lower risk of dementia and the neurodegenerative disorders Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

5. Coffee May be Extremely Good For Your Liver

The liver is a remarkable organ that carries out hundreds of vital functions in the body.
It is very vulnerable to modern insults such as excess consumption of alcohol and fructose.
Cirrhosis is the end stage of liver damage caused by diseases like alcoholism and hepatitis, where liver tissue has been largely replaced by scar tissue.
Multiple studies have shown that coffee can lower the risk of cirrhosis by as much as 80%, the strongest effect for those who drank 4 or more cups per day (232425).
Coffee may also lower the risk of liver cancer by around 40% (2627).
Bottom Line: Coffee appears to be protective against certain liver disorders, lowering the risk of liver cancer by 40% and cirrhosis by as much as 80%.

6. Coffee May Decrease Your Risk of Dying

Many people still seem to think that coffee is unhealthy.
This isn't surprising though, since it is very common for conventional wisdomto be at exact odds with what the actual studies say.
In two very large prospective epidemiological studies, drinking coffee was associated with a lower risk of death by all causes (28).
This effect is particularly profound in type II diabetics, one study showing that coffee drinkers had a 30% lower risk of death during a 20 year period (29).
Bottom Line: Coffee consumption has been associated with a lower risk of death in prospective epidemiological studies, especially in type II diabetics.

7. Coffee is Loaded With Nutrients and Antioxidants

Coffee isn't just black water.
Many of the nutrients in the coffee beans do make it into the final drink, which actually contains a decent amount of vitamins and minerals.
A cup of coffee contains (30):
6% of the RDA for Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5).
11% of the RDA for Riboflavin (Vitamin B2).
2% of the RDA for Niacin (B3) and Thiamine (B1).
3% of the RDA for Potassium and Manganese.
May not seem like much, but if you drink several cups of coffee per day then this quickly adds up.
But this isn't all. Coffee also contains a massive amount of antioxidants.
In fact, coffee is the biggest source of antioxidants in the western diet, outranking both fruits and vegetables combined (313233).
Bottom Line: Coffee contains a decent amount of several vitamins and minerals. It is also the biggest source of antioxidants in the modern diet.

Take Home Message

Even though coffee in moderate amounts is good for you, drinking way too much of it can still be harmful.
I'd also like to point out that many of the studies above were epidemiological in nature. Such studies can only show association, they can not prove that coffee caused the effects.
To make sure to preserve the health benefits, don't put sugar or anything nasty in your coffee! If it tends to affect your sleep, then don't drink it after 2pm.
At the end of the day, it does seem quite clear that coffee is NOT the villain it was made out to be.
If anything, coffee may literally be the healthiest beverage on the planet.
This article was republished with permission from Authority Nutrition.

Drink Coffee Every Day

11 Reasons You Should Drink Coffee Every Day

There really can't be any adult in this great big world that has never tried coffee. It's consumed everywhere, and judging by the amount of Starbucks locations in the United States alone, (in 2012, there were 10,924!) we love our caffeine.
And that's fine. In fact, there are many advantages to being one of the 54 percent of Americans over 18 who drink coffee everyday. Coffee can be pretty amazing for your brain, your skin and your body. Read on to discover 11 reasons you should wake up and smell the coffee...
Americans get more antioxidants from coffee than anything else.
According to a study done in 2005, "nothing else comes close" to providing as many antioxidants as coffee. While fruits and vegetables also have tons of antioxidants, the human body seems to absorb the most from coffee.
Just smelling coffee could make you less stressed.
Researchers at the Seoul National University examined the brains of rats who were stressed with sleep deprivation and discovered that those who were exposed to coffee aromas experienced changes in brain proteins tied to that stress. Note, this aroma study doesn't relate to stress by itself, only to the stress felt as a result of sleep deprivation. Now, we're not entirely sure if this means you should keep a bag of roasted coffee beans on your nightstand every night, but feel free to try!
Coffee could lessen the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
ScienceDaily reported in 2012 that drinking coffee may help people with Parkinson's disease control their movement. Ronald Postuma, MD, the study author, said, "Studies have shown that people who use caffeine are less likely to develop Parkinson's disease, but this is one of the first studies in humans to show that caffeine can help with movement symptoms for people who already have the disease."
Coffee is great for your liver (especially if you drink alcohol).
A study published in 2006 that included 125,000 people over 22 years showed thatthose who drink at least one cup of coffee a day were 20 percent less to develop liver cirrhosis -- an autoimmune disease caused by excessive alcohol consumption that could lead to liver failure and cancer. Arthur L Klatsky, the lead author of the study, told The Guardian, "Consuming coffee seems to have some protective benefits against alcoholic cirrhosis, and the more coffee a person consumes the less risk they seem to have of being hospitalised or dying of alcoholic cirrhosis."
Studies have also shown that coffee can help prevent people from developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). An international team of researchers led by Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School revealed that drinking four or more cups of coffee or tea a day may be beneficial in preventing the progression of NAFLD.
Coffee can make you feel happier.
study done by the National Institute of Health found that those who drink four or more cups of coffee were about 10 percent less likely to be depressed than those who had never touched the java. And apparently it's not because of the "caffeine high" -- Coke can also give you a caffeine high, but it's linked to depression. Study author, Honglei Chen, MD, PhD, told that the proposed reason coffee makes you feel good is because of those trusty antioxidants.
Coffee consumption has been linked to lower levels of suicide.
study done by the Harvard School of Public Health determined that drinking between two and four cups of coffee can reduce the risk of suicide in men and women by about 50 percent. The proposed reason is because coffee acts as a mild antidepressant by aiding in the production of neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline.
Coffee could reduce your chances of getting skin cancer (if you're a woman).
Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School followed 112,897 men and women over a 20-year period and, apparently, women who drink three or more cups of coffee a day are much less likely to develop skin cancer than those who don't.
Coffee can make you a better athlete.
The New York Times reports, "Scientists and many athletes have known for years, of course, that a cup of coffee before a workout jolts athletic performance, especially in endurance sports like distance running and cycling." Caffeine increases the number of fatty acids in the bloodstream, which allows athletes' muscles to absorb and burn those fats for fuel, therefore saving the body's small reserves of carbohydrates for later on in the exercise.
Coffee could reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Coffee also lowers risk of Type 2 diabetes, according to a study from The American Chemical Society. The study's researchers found that people who drink four or more cups of coffee a day reduce their chances of developing Type 2 diabetes by 50 percent. Subsequently, with every additional cup, the risk gets lowered by 7 percent.
Drinking coffee could help keep your brain healthier for longer.
Researchers from the University of South Florida and the University of Miami found that people older than 65 who had higher blood levels of caffeine developed Alzheimer's disease two to four years later than others with lower caffeineDr. Chuanhai Cao, a neuroscientist at the USF, and co-author of the study, said, "We are not saying that moderate coffee consumption will completely protect people from Alzheimer's disease. However, we firmly believe that moderate coffee consumption can appreciably reduce your risk of Alzheimer's or delay its onset."
Coffee may make you more intelligent.
You usually drink coffee when you are sleep-deprived, right? Well, that much-needed jolt not only keeps you awake, it makes you sharper. CNN reports that coffee allows your brain to work in a much more efficient and smarter way. TIME reporter, Michael Lemonick, says, "When you're sleep-deprived and you take caffeine, pretty much anything you measure will improve: reaction time, vigilance, attention, logical reasoning -- most of the complex functions you associate with intelligence."