Dr. Gerson hypothesized on the physiological actions and effects of coffee enemas and witnessed that his theory proved out as factual benefits.
Introducing a quart of boiled coffee solution into the colon will accomplish the following physiological effects:
It dilutes portal blood and, subsequently, the bile.
Theophylline and theobromine, major nutraceutical constituents of coffee, dilate blood vessels and counter inflammation of the gut.
The palmitates of coffee enhance glutathione S-transferase which is responsible for the removal of many toxic radicals from blood serum.
The fluid of the enema itself stimulates the visceral nervous system promoting peristalsis and the transit of diluted toxic bile from the duodenum out the rectum.
Because the stimulation enema is retained for up to 15 minutes, and because all the blood in the body passes through the liver nearly every 3 minutes, coffee enemas represent a form of dialysis of blood across the gut wall.
Coffee enemas are safe when used within the context of the combined regime of the Gerson Therapy. Dr. Gerson's stated intention in supplying a sodium restricted, high potassium, high micronutrient diet of fruits, vegetables and whole grains, was to supply all nutrients, known and unknown, which are necessary for cell respiration and energy production. High potassium, low sodium environments tend to return cell macromolecules to normal configuration states and to improve water structuring and water content. The addition by the farsighted doctor of supplemental potassium salts as acetate, gluconate, and phosphate monobasic to the diet, in which malate is supplied by frequent use of apples, improves the efficiency of the tricarboxylic acid (Kreb's) cycle in mitochondrial energy production. The Kreb's cycle is a series of enzyme reactions in which the body uses carbohydrates, proteins, and fats to yield carbon dioxide, water and energy for organ functions.
Animal protein restriction, employed by Dr. Gerson as a temporary aspect of treatment for his degenerative disease patients, was observed even in the late 19th century to aid in the reduction of cellular edema. Administration of high loading doses of thyroid hormone and Lugol's solution result in multiplication of mitochondria, which have their won DNA and RNA and replicate independently of the cell. Thyroid is known to improve cell oxidation of sugars and therefore ATP production so that cell energy is markedly increased.
These numerous treatment mechanisms, including coffee enemas proposed by Dr. Max Gerson achieve numbers of physiological benefits. They:
*Reduce blood serum toxins to eliminate chronic challenge to damaged normal cells (macromolecules),
*Improve cell potassium ion content,
*Reduce cell sodium content,
*Reduce cell swelling through improved water structuring,
*Increase cell mitochondria count and activity,
*Supply micronutrients necessary for cell energy production and repair.
For a person attempting to cope with any form of chronic or acute illness occurring from some degenerative disease, the achievement of low blood serum toxin levels by the regular administration of coffee enemas is basic to achieving increased cell energy production, enhanced tissue integrity, improved blood circulation, boosted immunity, better tissue repair, and cellular regeneration. All of these advantageous physiological effects have been observed clinically to result from the administration of the combined regime of the Gerson healing program. Unquestionably, taking coffee enemas is among the most vital aspects of the Gerson Therapy.