ST. PETERSBURG - Some may not get why one St. Petersburg couple's addiction to coffee will be featured on TLC's hit reality show, My Strange Addiction, considering many Americans admittedly can't get enough cups of the stuff.
But we're guessing a lot less Americans are consuming the coffee by way of enemas.
The married couple, Mike and Trina, told ABC News they don't drink coffee because it's not good for your health that way.
But they will administer a 32-ounce bucket of it to their lower intestines through a Vaseline-coated hose, calling the experience "euphoric".
Their love for the treatment began when Trina, who didn't want to give her last name, started taking enemas due to stomach problems and digestive problems with her kidney and liver.
"I started research and it led to coffee enemas and I really started to feel the benefit. I felt like I was living for the first time in years," she told ABC News.
Her husband thought it was crazy at first, until he tried it. Now the couple can't get enough. Since they started doing the treatment two years ago, the couple has given themselves 6,000 enemas, up to four a day.
There are claims online that coffee enema cleansing promotes better health and can even fight cancer, but NYU Medical Center gastroenterologist Dr. Roshini Rajapaksa says there aren't any proven benefits of coffee enemas. He believes that there are only negatives, like taking the risk of causing a tear in the rectum.
However, Trina says that when she stopped doing the treatment for a time, she was afflicted with kidney stones and ended up in the emergency room.
Their unique love of coffee will be featured as the first of eight new My Strange Addition episodes on TLC, starting Feb. 13 at 10:00 p.m.
Read more about their story at ABC News: http://abcn.ws/YeZjPr