Dear Pharmacist: I see a naturopathic doctor for chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. She recommended coffee enemas. Suzy, I’m a faithful reader. Do you think this is safe? — V.A., Seattle
Answer: Yes. Coffee enemas are used by holistic physicians for all sorts of conditions, including cancer. Lots of people find help with constipation, fatigue and liver detoxification concerns. I know this sounds bizarre, because you prefer to taste your coffee, not insert it rectally! Agreed. You may be hearing about coffee enemas today, but they are nothing new, and complications from coffee enemas are highly unusual. Hey, I just thought of a new franchise concept called Starbutts ... entrance in the rear.
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