Dr. Conners – Modified Gerson Coffee 101

Dr. Conners – Modified Gerson Therapy

Coffee Enemas (part 1)

  1. Coffee enemas detoxify the liver and bile ducts
  2. Coffee enemas help clean out the colon
  3. Coffee enemas stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system and stimulate an immune response

Why would anyone want to do a coffee enema and what does caffeine do in the human body?

Let me begin by saying that I’ve heard it all. Patient’s initial reaction to coffee enemas range from shock to distain. Some comments come quickly while others surface from experience and learning to jest about a seemingly unpleasant experience. Some call it their morning ‘coffee time’, others their ‘crap-uccino’.

Dr. Conners - Modified Gerson Coffee 101



“A cup of coffee taken by mouth has an entirely different effect (than oral consumption),” Dr. Max Gerson commented. It may be stated that Dr. Gerson really put coffee enemas on the map. His therapies consisted of strict dietary guidelines, juicing and coffee enemas to cleanse the body to heal from a variety of diseases. Oral consumption, “heightens the reflex response, lowers the blood pressure, increases heart rate, perspiration, causes insomnia and heart palpitation.”—Max Gerson, A Cancer Therapy, p. 191.

Checking a standard 1,450-page textbook (pp. 374-377 of Mosby’s Pharmacology in Nursing), which deals with the subject, the effects of drinking coffee or other caffeine products are well known.

“More frequent side effects include increased nervousness or jittery feelings and irritation of GI tract resulting in nausea. More frequent adverse reactions in neonates abdominal swelling or dis- tension, vomiting, body tremors, tachycardia, jitters, or nervousness.”—Mosby’s Pharmacology in Nursing, p. 375.

Here are four differences between oral and rectal use of coffee:

  1. God made the small intestines to be the normal means of absorbing most nutrients.

The lower bowel (large intestines) was not so much designed to absorb nutrients as they are to absorb water. It does not have the lacteals, found in the small intestine, which absorb nutrients into the blood stream.

  1. Oral consumption of coffee passes through the entire gastro-intestinal system. In contrast, a diluted coffee enema only enters the lower part of the large bowel.

This is why I never recommend high colonics (that can extend deeper into the colon) and also why the Gerson Institute never gives high colonics, but only low enemas. The fluid enters and is retained only in the lower bowel, reducing caffeine absorption.

  1. Oral consumption of coffee can remain in the body for up to 5-6 hours, until it is entirely absorbed by the lacteals and has passed into the blood stream, thence to be carried throughout the body and into every organ. Understand, the damaging effects of oral coffee use is primarily found in those lacking the ability to detox it. A common question I ask patients is, “Does coffee make you pee?” If they answer, “No” then they should NOT be drinking any! If the answer is, “Yes” then moderate use is perfectly acceptable (obviously taking other considerations into account).

Our Modified Gerson approach is in accordance with consistent Gerson directives that a diluted coffee enema should only remains in the lower bowel 12 to 15 minutes before it is expelled.

  1. Oral consumption of coffee has its negative effects when it enters the bloodstream

While only a small amount of a diluted coffee enema will enter the bloodstream, some patients may experience mild, caffeine-like symptoms. Therefore we recommend that they be done earlier in the day.

The greatest benefit of a coffee enema may be the powerful opening of the bile ducts, so poisons stored in the liver can be released.