How often can I do an enema? Can doing an enema too often ruin the lining of your bowels? Can it ruin the bowels ability to expell bm's on it's own? Can certain enemas be do more than other enema's? Thanks for your help! Alicia
As long as it's a plain saline enema (water plus good Sea Salt , about 1 teaspoon per quart of water) you can do them quite frequently. I've done them daily for a week, then take a break to allow the microbes to repopulate after an implant enema of acidophilus - and taking it and Primal Defense orally. :)
I have used enemas extensively due to candida and leaky gut, and they have never interfered with peristaltic action. I've never become dependent on them. :)
Other things that are quite safe to add to an enema include 1/2 cup of aloe vera juice (the drinkable kind); liquid chlorophyll, and apple cider vinegar. Aloe is very soothing and healing to the mucosa lining, chlorophyll oxygenates the bowels which kills pathogenic bacteria and aids healing; and ACV kills yeast woo hoo! :)
Stronger enemas such as coffee enemas should be done infrequently, for cases like being too toxic, suffering from brain fog, allergies, cold-flu symptoms, etc.
You should do a bit of microbe replacement after every 7 enemas. :) Until your colon is clean, the microbes will not properly propagate the area.
Hope that answers your question somewhat, there's a lot that you can know about enemas but really jsut knowing this much will keep you safe and healthy both. :)
I had my first colonic this week after my 8th liver flush. The place I went to prefers to use chicory coffee but because I have mitral valve prolapse I asked them to only use water. Do you think it would have been okay for me to use the coffee? I had just done a Liver Flush on 2 days before. I'm not supposed to eat or drink caffeine.
I think you were very wise to be cautious. A plain water colonic is still very cleansing and effective, better safe than sorry! :)
I'm no expert on chicory (never liked the taste of coffee, even when I wasn't so healthy conscious I rarely drank it) so I Googled it, and it apparently does not have caffeine? which might make it okay for you actually, but having even the slightest worry would make the colonic very difficult for you, which is not a stress you need right now. It's important to have a lot of confidence in the treatments we take on, don't you find? :)