The benefits of coffee enemas

Not too long ago, I stumbled on this coffee enemas interview, that Chris Wark had with Dr. Patrick Vickers. For those who don’t know, Chris was able to beat cancer using natural remedies.

The power that can be found in treating various ailments using natural remedies is possible if only people are willing to open their minds, research and try them out for themselves. Of course it doesn’t help that the medical establishment, pharmaceutical companies and numerous other sources can be quick to label ‘alternative treatments’ as quackery.

Eliminating cancer naturally isn’t new to myself since I’ve personally met a few people who have treated cancer and other life threatening ailments with natural remedies.

Perhaps Dr. Patrick Vickers is on to something? That some of the components found within coffee beans are capable of helping the body release some of the every day toxic waste were are exposed to daily. From my readings it seems to help the liver. Interesting indeed…

Maxine - coffee enema

While some believe that our bodies are capable of filtering out all these poisonous waste I don’t agree. I call them poisonous because over time, what we consume or are exposed to can affect our health in a negative way. It’s my belief, that we unknowingly overload our systems with a variety of substances (pollution, things we might consume, products applied to our bodies)  it was never meant to be exposed too and one way we can counter that is through various methods of cleansing.

organic coffee beans
Organic coffee beans

Occasionally, I use coffee enemas, and have done so for quite some time. Without getting to graphic, I noticed that when taking coffee enemas what was released smelled fouler than some of my other enemas. However several months ago, I started doing more research about them and I must say that I’m impressed with what I’ve been learning.  I’m still reading, but all signs point to the fact that I will most likely start doing them more often.

Two Legged Boxer

Not too long ago, I stumbled upon this video.

I must say that I was impressed that the two-legged boxer was quite capable of running and doing all the typical things that many associate with an active dog. Limited mobility? Doesn’t seem to be a big issue with this dog, now does it?

Ability despite disability. That’s a great takeaway from the above video that even we as humans could do well to learn and apply in our own lives. Be thankful for what you have.

in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 – New American Standard Bible

Weekly Dehydrator Challenge; posting on Thursdays

Starting next week, I’ll begin doing a weekly dehydrator challenge. It’s a way to keep me active when it comes to dehydrating foods. Although to be honest, I really don’t need an incentive to do that or post for that matter. I post almost daily.

Challenge starts next week – Dehydrate with onions

Next week, I’m challenging myself to make something with onions and I encourage others to join in on the fun. If you don’t have a dehydrator you can use your oven to dehydrate the food. Just turn it down to the lowest setting, crack open the oven a bit and start dehydrating.

red onions
Red Onions

It’s safe to say that onions are something that’s consumed in our household several times weekly. We love them and they are so good for you!

When dehydrating I normally use sweet or red onions. Yesterday, I purchased red onions in anticipation of the upcoming dehydrating challenge.

Join in if you like, I’d love to see what others do with onions.

Random Photo; Circus Child

A little while ago, I stumbled upon this picture (online) and for some reason it made me think about the story my father told me about a visiting outdoor circus. This particular circus performed their act right outside of the old Baltimore Fish Market. It’s been revamped and does not look the same anymore.

Circus Child
Circus Child, Berlin 1931                                  Photographed by Marianne Breslauer

One of the acts was a circus family; mom, dad and daughter that had a trapeze/tightrope act. 

The tightrope was high in the air and as the daughter made her way across she stumbled (her father attempted to grab her) but she fell to her death. It’s something that stuck in my father’s mind (and rightfully so). It’s not something you see daily and he was a child himself. My father was no older than eight, so that happened almost 68 years ago. He first told me this story when I was about the same age; eight.

Now and again my father will mention it to me and each time I wonder what happened with the parents. Did they still continue or was the grief too much for them to ever perform again?

Simple Fruit salad; Blueberries & Grapes

Keeping with my juice and raw foods only pledge during the lenten season, last week I made this simple salad with blueberries and grapes. You can’t get much simpler than that, right?

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Simple salad; Blueberries and grapes
Simple Fruit salad; Blueberries & Grapes
Recipe Type: Raw Food
Author: Opal
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1
Simple Fruit Salad: Blueberries and Grapes 1/2 White Grapes 1/2 cup Blueberries
  • Simple Fruit Salad: Blueberries and Grapes
  • 1/2 White Grapes
  • 1/2 cup Blueberries
  1. Rinse off grapes and blueberries
  2. Combine in a bowl
  3. Enjoy!

Simple to make, but oh my goodness were they delicious. Like candy from heaven.

Health Benefits of my Blueberry and Grape Salad

And even though this salad was simple, it is loaded with nutrients that are good for you also.


    • Blueberries have more antioxidants than any other fresh produce
    • Blueberries contain anthocyanins, which are great for your heart
    • Blueberries contain chlorogenic acid which is helpful in lowering blood glucose levels
    • Blueberries are mineral rich; they contain minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, iron and zinc.

I make sure I have blueberries when I’m doing any intense physical activity. I work out daily; through exercise at home, various chores around the house or stepping into the gym. Blueberries high antioxidant capacity is so effective against muscle soreness is because it helps eliminate and neutralize free radicals formed as a result of strenuous activity, environmental pollutants, etc.  Despite the intense activity I do, I don’t experience muscle soreness anymore and that has a lot to do with consuming blueberries.

White Grapes

  • Grapes contain phytonutrients, phytonutrients are believed play a key role in our longevity.
  • Grapes help lower blood pressure.
  • Grape consumption might also help prevent platelet aggregation which can lead to clot formation.

I don’t eat processed (unless it has been processed by myself) or fake vegetarian/vegan foods.  So the foods you find on this page won’t be processed.

That puzzles some of my friends/acquaintances (veggie and non-veggie) since they view my whole food way of eating as extreme.  Really, eating nothing but whole foods is extreme? It sounds like how God planned it to me. The thing is, I don’t force my lifestyle onto anyone.

Why do I mainly consume whole foods? Because of the amount of pollutants that are prevalent in our society today. I believe one of the most effective ways for me to combat that is to nourish my body with produce. It’s how God originally designed it after all, why should I mess with perfection?

Also, when I made the switch to mainly whole foods (years ago) I noticed my taste buds changed. What used to appeal to me now didn’t taste so great. I realized, that most likely had everything to do with me swapping to mainly whole foods so when I’d try to enjoy something processed I could easily detect the lack of freshness and the ‘food like items’ included and my taste buds rejected them.

An added bonus was how great I felt. Since I’d eating healthy before, I didn’t think I’d see a noticeable difference in how I felt, but  that’s exactly what happened. Additionally, I don’t need additional supplementation (unless I’m focused on a certain cleanse) I still am receiving a lot of my nutrients from my whole foods lifestyle.

I will say even though I eat very clean, I have found that when I go onto a juice cleanse, when I only consume raw fruits and vegetables the taste of those produce is more profound. Wild, I know…


  1. Medical Daily:  Blueberries Help Improve Muscle Recovery in Athletes
  2. The Blueberry Council: Blueberry Nutrition
  3. Medical News Today: What are the Health Benefits of Grapes?


Juicing and smoothies

In keeping with my lenten resolve, this morning I made an incredible juice blend with apples, carrots, grapes, kale, lemon and ginger. I prepared enough to keep at home and the rest was brought to work in the stainless steel thermos you see in the background. This delicious juice blend went over well with the ones I shared it with at work today.  They were surprised at how delicious freshly made juices can tastes.

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I still have some of that delightful juice left and so a few moments ago, I added a bit of kale, strawberries and blueberries to the juice made this morning and blended everything in my Vitamix and made myself a smoothie. My goodness is it delicious. I’m slowly sipping my smoothie through a straw, taking care to ‘chew’ each sip.