Cleansing update: Garlic enemas

Posted by on August 23, 2013 at 8:54 pm.

A few months ago, I stumbled upon this video about garlic enemas which I thought fit perfectly for my cleansing routine.

I really liked Lori Goodwin’s video and her positive upbeat personality (along with her knowledge about a variety of topics that interest me)  had me watching more on enemas that she uses at home and her clinic. She also talks about other natural healing topics.


I liked the name of her site I Keep Smiling, what a positive statement, right? I could identify with this message, since I always smile too. It sure beats frowning. The positive message reminds me of my own sites name, Celebrate Life.

4 qt. enema bag

4 qt. enema bag

But back to garlic enemas…

I remember specifically searching for information about garlic enemas since I know the amazing benefits it has; antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal… knowing the positive effects I’ve had consuming it raw, I was curious to see what people’s experiences with garlic enemas. I use a 4qt. enema bag, it looks a lot like the one featured above, except mine is blue and it also has a metal hook (instead of plastic) to hang the bag.



I get a bit graphic about the effects of the enema after the break, so only click on Get the Whole Story, if you want to read about that.

Well, after much research I tried it out for myself. I do agree with Lori, that garlic enemas can be very intense. The first time I tried one, I couldn’t retain it at all, since I knew this might happen I made sure I was near a toilet. After that first experience,  I could retain for at least fifteen minutes, longer if I wanted to. I will say the odor coming from the stuff that was released from those enemas was really foul! Oh my goodness! The feces smelled awful! I found that interesting, since my normal bowel movements normally don’t have any odor. But the garlic enemas were pulling out some vile smelling stuff.

Were the garlic enemas effective?  Yes, I would say they were. The intense itching brought about by candida yeast infection stopped almost immediately after that garlic enema so that simple fact, was enough for me to add garlic to my enema routine. Initially I was doing them every other day, but now I now do them a few times monthly.

My history with enemas

I’ve been using enemas for years, my family (both sides) have used a lot of alternative healing remedies, so I didn’t view enemas as being ‘odd’ or something only used by those into kinky stuff. I use a 4 qt. enema bag and it gets sterilized after each use. Additionally, the solutions I add to the bag are sterilized before they are put into the enema bag.I must say that I’ve found them to be extremely helpful and it’s another way to flush out unwanted fecal material.

One thing I’ve always found odd was that some experts talk about cleanses but completely ignore the colon? Bowel cleansing is just as important as other cleanses.


  • suituapui says:

    Garlic does that. Used to take a lot of it – chopped and soaked in apple cider vinegar. Great with a number of dishes – just spread and eat.
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    Opal Reply:

    @suituapui, I still take a lot of raw garlic. I must admit the only time I had that issue with nasty smelling bowel movement, when consuming it orally, was when I first started doing that.

    But the enema brought the foul smell to a whole new level, blech! Disgusting, yes that’s for sure, but it also had me curious on the why. I guess because of its properties it helps draw more things out that the body really shouldn’t be retaining? But now that I think about it, the garlic enemas aren’t nearly as nasty smelling as when I first started. I consider that progress! 🙂
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  • DragonLady says:

    I am intrigued. The weekend got busy so I never really sat down long enough go back to the Facebook discussion where I was all “EXIT ONLY!” until you mentioned candida. My candida flares up pretty bad after I’ve been glutened, and I tried doing the candida diet, but I just couldn’t hang with it long enough to do more than a general detox. I am, however, going to share this with my friend who has been considering coffee enemas. 🙂
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    Opal Reply:

    @DragonLady, I never had a problem with candida, or at least not on this level until a few months ago. The itching was intense and it was getting me up at a little after 1:00 a.m. each morning. I knew something was going on, but wasn’t sure what. Initially I thought it might be intestinal parasites. I saw some, but that wasn’t the cause of the itching I was experiencing.

    After additional online digging it dawned on me that it could be candida. Why hadn’t I thought about that before! I had the white tongue and an unexplained itchy rash. What triggered the reaction? The only culprit I think was Guinness. I had some of them right about the time when the itchiness started. The garlic enema was very helpful in eliminating the itchiness. I did them every other day, to try to curb the candida overgrowth and that seemed to help a lot. The rash that I developed (on my back) is starting to disappear.

    I always knew about candida and it’s side effects, but I didn’t know all the side effects until I got hit hard a few months ago. To test out my Guinness theory I had two Saturday and the itching came back. Drinking a teaspoon of tumeric with my water and sipping Pau d’arco tea was helpful. But once again a garlic enema gave me instant relief. I guess the effectiveness varies with people who are plagued with candida. I’m just thrilled that I finally found relief! Curezone, was extremely helpful in nailing down what was bothering me, and reading accounts of those who had candida who were using garlic enemas and other things to get it under control.

    You’re right… the anti-candida diet can be challenging.


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