On this week’s episode of the RTE Radio One podcast, we take a look at the science behind enemes.
In a recent BBC interview, Dr Brian MacGowan of the UK’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) said he had been studying the effects of caffeine and coffee on the lungs for several years.
“We’re starting to understand the role of caffeine on lung function, on lung inflammation and on the process of inflammation,” he said.
“What we are finding is that we actually reduce the amount of COX-2 and other inflammatory molecules that are produced by the lungs.”
Coffee and tea are two of the ingredients in many enemagas and are often used to treat conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Coffees and tea have been shown to reduce the levels of inflammatory proteins that can be produced by healthy lung cells.
Coffeins contain flavonoids, which are known to increase the amount and type of inflammatory molecules produced by cells.
“This is the first study where we’ve really found that coffee and tea act in the same way,” Dr MacGower said.
Dr MacGowen said that he and his colleagues had found that the most potent effect of coffee was on the production of anti-inflammatory molecules.
“When you get caffeine, you increase the expression of the pro-inflammatory cytokines and it is also the proinflammatory molecule which you have a strong inflammatory response to,” he told the BBC.
“It is a very important signal to your body because you want to prevent inflammatory processes from occurring.”
Dr Macgowan said that the effect of tea on the lung was very similar to the effect coffee had on the body.
“Tea is a really potent anti-inflammatory agent.
It is a mixture of caffeine, tea, lemon juice and sugar and it has anti-bacterial properties,” he explained.”
You can have tea and coffee and it actually has similar effects.”
I think that is why we do tea enemals and coffee enema, because tea helps to reduce inflammation, and coffee does the same thing, but with the same result.
“Dr Steve Cockerill from the University of Bath, who also worked on the study, said he thought coffee enems were a promising treatment for COPD.”
The idea is to reduce COX in the lungs by reducing inflammation and increasing the amount that can go into the lungs,” he shared.”
Coffeains have anti-carcinogenic properties.
They inhibit inflammation in the body, they inhibit inflammation, which can then be used to reduce disease.
“Dr Cockeril said that enemases were a valuable addition to any coffee drinking plan.”
Any type of coffee, any type of tea or any type that you like, you can get a good dose of the compounds that are in coffee and that are anti-cancerous and anti-proliferative,” he added.”
They are beneficial for many different conditions.
“The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that those who consumed coffee a lot were three times more likely to have an inflammatory response in their lungs compared to people who drank tea or coffee daily.
The study also found that people who drink coffee a little daily had lower levels of the cytokines that are responsible for the production and inflammation of pro-inflammatories in the lung.
Dr Cockeril said there was an important role for coffee enemed products in people’s diet.”
Dr Calverley, who is also a coffee enthusiast, added that she was keen to see the study’s results replicated and to find out more about the effect caffeine had on inflammation.””
If you’re drinking coffee, you’re going to have a lot of that.”
Dr Calverley, who is also a coffee enthusiast, added that she was keen to see the study’s results replicated and to find out more about the effect caffeine had on inflammation.
“There are lots of people who are concerned about how it affects their lungs, whether it’s the COX pathway or the inflammatory process, so it would be very interesting to find that out,” she said.