The Learning Channel will air an episode of their hit show “My Strange Addiction” about a young couple who are addicted to coffee enemas. Surprisingly enough, coffee enemas have never been discussed on Sprudge.com. What are coffee enemas, anyway?
We sat down with Wikipedia and asked it some tough questions.
Sprudge: Wikipedia, what is a coffee enema?
Wikipedia: “Coffee enemas are the enema-related procedure of inserting coffee into the anus to cleanse the rectum and large intestines. This procedure, although well documented, is considered by most medical authorities to be unproven, rash and potentially dangerous.”
Sprudge: Unproven, rash, and potentially dangerous? Wikipedia, you cite two sources that are over a decade old trapped behind paywalls. Sounds to me like you’re just a puppet for Big Pharma.
Wikipedia: “Some proponents of alternative medicine have claimed that coffee enemas have an anti-cancer effect by “detoxifying” metabolic products of tumors. There is no medical scientific evidence to support any anti-cancer effect of coffee enemas.”
Sprudge: It sounds like you pretty much hate coffee enemas, Wikipedia. But are they dangerous?
Wikipedia: Coffee enemas can cause numerous side effects, including infections, sepsis (including campylobacter sepsis), severe electrolyte imbalance, colitis, polymicrobial enteric septicemia, proctocolitis, salmonella brain ...