Coffee Enema

Well…here it is, you asked for it. But before I continue, please know this is NOT something I recommend in pregnancy or while breastfeeding.

When I posted the picture about how I take my coffee my intention was just to bring a little humor as I gave you a look of what a day in the life of a midwife looks like.

TEM Coffee Enema

TEM Coffee Enema

Everyone always says I have the best job ever. The truth is I don’t consider being a midwife a “job” at all. I LOVE what I do, but it doesn’t come without stress.

I learned the hard way how important self care is as the last several years of stress showed up in my life as stage 4 Lyme disease and EBV (Epstein-Barr virus).

When my natural path first suggested coffee enemas to me, I thought it was crazy and I could never do that. but at the time, I was desperate.  Exhausted all the time, even though I had just slept 12 hours I was barely functional. My list of complaints were a page long! I was willing to try anything. To my amazement, I noticed a difference when I did them, so much better that as a midwife who felt crappy and yet still needed to show up for others, I was willing to try this crazy thing called coffee enemas.

Coffee enema’s stimulate the liver and gallbladder to increase the flow of bile, helping the liver in its detoxification efforts. Zendocrine essential oil (Detoxification blend) helps do this same thing. Zendocrine blend including the softgels are specific to the liver. It increases bile production and has powerful antioxidants specific to the liver.  The oil blend is all about protecting the liver and opens up the liver ducts so it can do its job more effectively. I often add a few drops in my coffee before adding the water when I make my enemas.

Coffee enema’s can help detoxify heavy metals, support a healthy gut, and boost the immune system.

I’m not going to lie, coffee enema’s were not the only thing I did to turn my health around. There were some days I was completely overwhelmed with the health and wellness routine I was committed to everyday including essential oils, juicing, smoothies, probiotics, lots of supplements, enemas, IV nutrition, chelation and so much more…but it was worth it! Today I feel SO good, I hike nearly everyday, I am able to keep up with my grandchildren, I feel good and I don’t need a 4 hour nap everyday!

I usually focus on pregnancy birth and babies, but If you want to know more about my recovery and the things I did while on my path back to health please let me know in the comments.

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  1. Mimi on January 4, 2024 at 3:14 am

    Hello, I’ve been doing coffee enimas for a year now. Im now a breastfeeding mom and wondering your thoughts on why you don’t recommend them at this time? All I can find is because of the caffeine content, is that the only reason?

    • Stephanie Fritz on January 4, 2024 at 3:17 pm

      This is a great question, thank you for asking.

      1. It isn’t actually harmful to detox while pregnant or breastfeeding, our bodies have systems in place to protect baby during pregnancy and while breastfeeding… BUT…
      I don’t recommend it because your body is already taxed by creating a human or making breastmilk to feed your baby, it doesn’t need to use extra energy and resources to detox
      That being said… Our body has certain systems or “vents” in place to detoxify, GI Tract, Kidneys, Lungs and Skin. A change in our body doesn’t cause our body to reinvent one of those systems.

      If we drink lots of lemon water, or even plain water, our body will use the vent of least resistance, our urinary tract. Our bodies are efficient this way. They will not suddenly develop our breasts as a vent when it has adequate, existing vents.
      Yes, our babies get toxins through our milk. It is from the toxins in our fat stores that our milk is made from and from the toxins we ingest through our food and environment. Not from detoxing.

      Some babies are definitely sensitive to caffeine so just be mindful of how your baby responds, like sleep and tummy upset. Also if you are doing them everyday you may want to cut back to 2-3 times a week.

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