You can probably guess from the name what a coffee enema is. But just to clarify, it's when someone uses coffee instead of water during an enema, in an attempt to clear out the lower intestines. There is a myth that this type of enema can improve digestive health and be used to prevent colon cancer, but colorectal surgeon Dr. Heather Yeo says that is not the case. There is no proof that this can cure cancer, and if it's performed after surgery it can actually be quite dangerous.
"There's really no evidence that a coffee enema does anything more than give you diarrhea," Dr. Yeo says.Read More