Coffee Enemas Are Terrible For Your Health

Why you should never do a coffee enema

Gideon M-K; Health Nerd


Pictured: For the mouth, not the butt. Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash

Coffee enemas are one of the strangest health fads of the last century. The idea of taking one of the best things humans have created, the delicious nectar of joy that is coffee, and squirting it up your butt is just a bizarre and unusual thing for humans to have come up with.

Nevertheless, there are increasingly people advertising coffee enemas as a treatment for every health condition imaginable. A quick search online shows people claiming that the introduction of some Joe into your rear end can help with everything from liver disease to chronic pain. If even half of these websites were right, coffee enemas would be one of the most impressive medical treatments ever devised.

Pictured: It gives a whole new meaning to “dark roast”. Photo by Jeremy Yap on Unsplash

Thankfully, there’s no need to ever put coffee in your anus. Coffee enemas are at best completely worthless for your health, and can be actively dangerous. Best to put the coffee in your mouth.

The Claim

The idea behind coffee enemas comes from a type of pseudoscientific medical treatment known as Gerson therapy. This is a schema of cancer treatment that was…