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Herbal Medicine dates back thousands of years and has been recorded in almost every culture on earth. But how does it work, and why is it still so popular? We know that if the ingredients we put into our body are pure, natural, colorful and alive, then so will we be, and medicine is no exception...
With the advent of the information age and the explosion of social media, the worlds population are better informed than ever. Social conscience and environmental awareness are at the forefront of our progress as a developed world. Organic, sustainable, eco-friendly, natural alternatives are...
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Herbal Detox program clinical evidence Although cleansing an overloaded body internally appears common sense to most people, we appreciate the need for evidence. Modern medicine does not acknowledge the validity of the ancient practice of detoxification and fasting. It is our mission to prove...
Why the skepticism? I guarantee that after reading this page you will no longer be a skeptic, but you will see the desperate need we have in our modern world for an annual Detox program. This article is not my opinion but backed is fully up with links to all the scientific research. There are a lot...
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common and most annoying, painful problems in modern society. If you suffer from it then you will have found little long-term help from your doctor and it can be years before there is any solution, if at all. This is because the causes are very...
Let’s talk about your Liver function! Liver Detox is a controversial subject, because medical doctors generally say "you can't detox your liver, because your Liver detoxifies itself" This is true in a sense, but what we often fail to understand is that the Liver can become overloaded with the very...
Parasites! They do enjoy living in our bodies and they are pretty annoying if you have them. The problem is that you may not even know they are there. In this article I will share with you the 13 signs that you may have Parasites plus the foods and herbs that can help keep them at bay. If we...
We've probably all heard about or even experienced Candida or thrush at some stage in our lives. This is because all of us actually have the yeast which causes thrush, Candida Albicans (CA). Normally it is kept under control by our healthy micro-organisms and our immune system but when we are down...
Heartburn!
Have an uneasy, burning sensation in the stomach rising towards the heart? One of the most common health problems in the world, acid reflux and indigestion affect just about everybody at some point. In this article we will discuss the symptoms, causes, conventional treatment, dietary and herbal...
Nearly everyone suffers from intermittent constipation at some point in their life, but chronic constipation is a serious health condition. Not only can it cause ongoing pain and be very upsetting but has dire consequences for the rest of the body. Here we will outline the possible causes and...
Psoriasis is one of the most upsetting and difficult skin conditions experienced and there is no known cure according to modern medicine. Herbal medicine however takes a different view. Given the right conditions the body has the ability to heal. In this article we will take a look at the symptoms...
Doctor holding Type 2 diabetes sign
You have found help! I hope I can help you with some new information today, so you can take control of your blood sugar. I have seen many people achieve great results with my program and I hope you can do the same. When discussing type 2 diabetes we must look at the signs and symptoms of diabetes...
High Blood Pressure
A very common diagnosis received at your doctors visit is High Blood Pressure but what causes it and how can we reverse it without using drugs with all their nasty side effects? There are lots of natural and safe alternatives to blood pressure medications that should be considered. I would...
Lower cholesterol before Coronary Artery Disease
Has your Doctor advised you that you need to lower cholesterol? High cholesterol is extremely common in developed countries around the world. It is part of a very common negative health picture called Metabolic Syndrome . To Find out what causes metabolic syndrome and how it can be prevented in...
Do you have an acid problem and is an "Alkalizing Detox Diet" worth the effort? Acid is just like rust! It's insidious and it eats away at you causing all kinds of problems. But what causes acid and how can you get rid of it? We will answer this question and give you a solid solution in this...
Metabolic Syndrome - Today’s biggest global health epidemic When you think of worldwide epidemics things like HIV, Malaria, Bird flu or Ebola come to mind. In-fact these infectious and contagious diseases come and go on regular cycles and have been around for a long time. The epidemics we are going...
Lady with a bad stomach
Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that affects 1 in 500 - 700 of the population. Also called: Regional enteritis; Ileitis; Granulomatous ileocolitis; or Crohn Syndrome. Crohn's disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It usually affects the intestines, but may occur...
In the 15th Anniversary edition of the Ultimate Herbal DETOX we have added Cilantro and Chlorella to help detoxify the body of heavy metals. Here we will discuss the need to Detox Heavy Metals and the approach we suggest. What are heavy metals? When considering the environmental impact of mobilized...
Considering a vegetarian diet or simply lowering your meat intake? If you're interested in how this might affect your health then read on. Research shows that plant-based diets are cost-effective, low-risk interventions that may lower body mass index (BMI), lower blood pressure and cholesterol...
Sausages and red meat
There is a lot different views on this subject. Advocates of red meat consumption will say you need it for iron and that you will become weak without it, while vegetarians seem to suffer with less heart attacks, strokes and cancer. I thought this was worth some research as we promote a vegetarian...
We all know this famous quote by Hippocrates “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Using organic produce alongside a Herbal DETOX program is the ideal combination. Nothing could be more true, and as a health practitioner I know this is central to achieving results with any client...
There is a lot of skepticism about detox programs and the positive effects reported by people who follow them. Part of our mission is to help you discern the fact from the fiction, so we use scientific references for all our articles, which you can follow in the links below. Part of our Herbal...
The question arises every year when the season changes. Should we vaccinate or not against the flu? I choose not to vaccinate because I believe a strong immune system is best, not just to avoid catching the flu but also to allow my immune system to fight and prevent more long term illness like...
Wanting to have a baby? Over the years I have seen many women who have been trying to conceive report success after completing my Herbal DETOX program , so I thought it might be helpful to write an article on this subject. To elucidate I have coined this phrase "If you want to grow some flowers in...
You might have thought "I wish there were just a few universal rules that I could follow to achieve ultimate health." Well ... Good news, there actually are such simple rules. I'm going to share a few little hidden secrets that I have picked up over the last 20 years in herbal medicine and energy...
You might have thought "I wish there were just a few universal rules that I could follow to achieve ultimate health." Well ... Good news, there actually are such simple rules. I'm going to share a few little hidden secrets that I have picked up over the last 20 years in herbal medicine and energy...
Health is a State of Peace "Health is a state of peace found when the body, mind and spirit resonate in perfect harmony. You deserve to feel that peace." © Brett Elliott Sounds like a bit of a mystical principle, but really it comes down to the first thing you learn in the study of human anatomy...
"Energy simply moves from one place to another" The first law of physics is the law of conservation. "Energy can neither be created nor destroyed; rather, it transforms from one form to another." To expand on this we could say that "energy simply moves from one place to another" whether that is to...
Chemicals in glass bottles
I recently had a discussion with a doctor and she said to me "there's no such thing as Detox because the body doesn't have toxins. Detox is a word bandied around by those who practice quackery" I replied "This is a point of contention for me. I hear this all the time from the medical profession as the term 'detox' is used in only one context 'drug detoxification"
There's nothing more annoying than a headache. Whether during a detox program or any other time. They can indicate toxicity, stress, blood sugar problems or just general fatigue, but there is an answer. Unfortunately headaches are one of the most common side effects of doing a detox program if not...
There is an abiding connection between intestinal health and the entire body’s ability to function normally. THE GUT BRAIN CONNECTION The enteric nervous system is the nerve network of the digestive tract. It is so complex that it is sometimes termed ‘the second brain’. The vagus nerve efficiently...
LOSING WEIGHT Part One - Dietary Fiber & Fat Maintaining weight is a major component of good health. On average most people gain 10 kg per decade over the age of fifteen, and that's just not healthy. (11) There's a lot of weight loss programs out there and many different approaches to losing...
LOSING WEIGHT Part Two: Glycemic Index & Protein In Part one we discussed the roles of dietary fiber and fat in weight loss . This time we will move onto the effects of sugar, the Glycemic Index and the importance of good dietary protein. Glycemic Index In recent years it has come to the fore...
You may have noticed a trend in recent years towards people using herbal supplements with the goal of achieving weight loss. The key is getting a good holistic selection of herbs and combining the effects. This will give your body a nice all round boost and support long term health. There is a...
Losing Weight Part 4 - The Next Level This is yet another area that sets our weight management program apart from all the others. In order to SLIM and heal yourself properly you will need to address the next level. By this I mean the mental, emotional and energetic/spiritual aspects of yourself,...
Lady jumping for joy
"Death sits in the bowel - bad digestion is the root of all evil" said Hippocrates around 400BC and he got it right. So many of the illnesses we get today are due to a bad digestive system brought about by bad eating habits. Traditional medicine practitioners have known this for years in fact it is...
Too often misunderstood, digestive enzymes have such an important role in sustaining life that I thought I should clarify a couple of myths. 1) Food intolerances and Indigestion are usually the result of enzyme deficiency and... 2) Antacids do not improve digestion!! Find out more below Enzymes...
These are general guidelines that have been put together to help you understand the areas required by the body Carbohydrates Carbohydrates are a great source of energy (provided they are still in their natural state – not refined or over processed) and are packed full of vitamins and minerals...
Hippocrates was right - You are what you eat! Your physical body is the result of what you put into it, but perhaps our thoughts and feelings also reflect what we feed ourselves. Before we outline the herbal detox foods, let's briefly discuss the damage bad food can do. Food Toxicity Processed food...
The patterns in our life often go beyond our awareness and this is one of them. I call it the great cycle of personal progress. Explore this with an open mind and you could be surprised. You may need to use the zoom tool in your browser to view in detail or click on the link below to see it...
It doesn't matter when you do a detox these five tips will help. ​ Enjoy Hunger We live in a society of instant gratification which leaves little time for anticipation. The truth is it’s the expectation and anticipation that makes the gratification truly satisfying. Great music, movies and food...
Questions and answers
Here you will find answers to the most common asked Detox and cleansing questions If you don't find an answer here just click the orange Live Chat button in the bottom right hand corner of the website and ask your question or email info@iconherb.com You can request the free Ultimate Herbal DETOX...
This article gives you the details on how to do the Herbal DETOX program Click Here to Download the Ultimate Herbal Detox User Guide NOW PLAN OPTIONS There are four different options for doing the program. They all vary depending on your own personal health and the length of time you wish to do the...
The Ultimate Herbal Slim program is easy to follow. Every person is different so results do vary. It all depends on your age, body type, the exact foods you choose and your personal drive. Key areas ​ Weight management requires regulating a combination of these key areas for long term results...
Our challenge to find Inner Peace The Brett Elliott Ultimate Herbal DETOX body cleanse is only one part of a full natural herbal detox but it is one of the best places to start. Chasing The Dream That elusive happiness that others seem to have! Is it real? Do they really have it or do we just like...
A peaceful jetty for dreaming
How are we supposed to make inner peace “priority one” when everything else is getting in the way? Things such as work, family and finances demand so much of our time it seems there is nothing left for focusing on our-self and our inner peace. Most of us don’t have time to go and meditate in a...
Gaining by giving “Give and you will receive” It’s an ancient proverb. Sometimes it feels like you give and give and give, only to end up feeling tired, drained and even used and abused by others. Sound familiar? In this article, I would like to explain how this giving principle applies to...
Toxins come in many forms. Everything from drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, exhaust fumes and artificial foods through to less commonly thought of toxins such as noise, low grade media, negative emotions and even thoughts. A toxin can be seen as anything that serves no beneficial purpose within you but...
Live Food - Color counts! Why choose live food over cooked food? Cooked foods, and especially meat, contain harmful toxins, which can cause chronic disease and other problems, including trans fatty acids produced by heating oil, acrylamide produced by frying (1), advanced glycation end products (2...
Positive Thinking - get away form the negative people around you
So you can clean you body through a great Brett Elliott Ultimate Herbal DETOX cleansing process but there is another vital part which needs cleansing too. What about cleansing your mind? Why are our internal communications so important? H ow can the mental communications we have internally impact...
SUNLIGHT - is it an untapped gift? The process of using the Brett Elliott Ultimate Herbal DETOX body cleansing program includes you looking to access the most natural and simple forms of energy. How would you like to tap into light as a source of energy just like plants? Not possible? Many...
Nutritionists speak of carbohydrates, fats and proteins as the primary nutrients. Minerals, vitamins, enzymes and other trace elements are secondary. I believe that three other ‘ultimate nutrients’ have been largely overlooked. If we feed ourselves well on these three then the desire and need for...
Electromagnetic Energy In order to expand the realm of possibilities a little I would like to discuss our world in terms of energy, or more precisely electromagnetic energy. I won’t go into any in-depth science or physics but I would like to examine the potentials we have at our fingertips...
Here I will explain one of my theories involving life force. You may find this completely off the wall but the point I make is very clear. The more that food is processed, the less it has life giving energy . Remember to keep an open mind and play with this idea. You might find it a useful tool...
Morphosis This is a process of change or development which can take us from one stage of life into another. We all undergo morphosis at different times in our lives; in fact it is going on all the time. We generate millions of new cells every day which replace the millions of dying cells. Complete...
Stem Cells - our scientific mystery Many scientifically accepted “miracles” exist in nature, a magnificent tree springing from a dormant seed, the constant balance of earth’s rotation, climate and atmosphere, continually allowing and supporting the existence of life. The most incredible feat of “...
Find your inner light & sound The physical universe is only 4% visible matter and 96% dark matter and dark energy (invisible stuff). Scientists now acknowledge that this invisible energy is what designs, creates and supports the visible universe and also continues to cause its expansion. Our...
It's botanical name is Ulmus fulva, Ulmus rubra. Slippery Elm can be found in the following Ultimate Herbal Health products. The Ultimate Herbal DETOX program The Ultimate Herbal SLIM Program Detox 'n Slim Protein Drink Colonaid colon support Cleansa colon cleanser Symlax bulking fibre laxative...
Milk Thistle (Silybum Marianum) - The King of liver protection Understanding the benefits of herbs helps you gain confidence in using them to improve and extend your life. Milk thistle is certainly one of those herbs we can take indefinitely in order to extend your quality of life. This article...
Globe Artichoke
Globe Artichoke - Description A perennial herb native to Mediterranean southern Europe, northern Africa. Its cultivation dates back to ancient Greece and Rome. It is cultivated in subtropical regions mostly. Powdered dried leaves are used mostly in the natural health industry. Artichoke hearts are...
PSYLLIUM (Plantago psyllium) the “Bulking agent” herb
 Description True psyllium comes from the plant Plantago psyllium, the husk and seed of Plantago ovata (Plantaginaceae). Commonly used psyllium powder is simply referred to as psyllium. Psyllium seed husks are soluble dietary fiber and are...
Overview Fennel is a perennial herb native to the Mediterranean region, now widely cultivated in Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Greece, Turkey, Italy, France, Germany, Egypt, India, and China. (1,2,3,4) The modern medicinal uses for fennel seed are supported by their history of use in well-established...
WORMWOOD (Artemisia absinthium) Overview Wormwood consists of the upper shoots and leaves, or a mixture of these plant parts called Aerial parts in the commercial industry. The herb is best harvested during flowering season and can be used as fresh or dried material. Artemisia absinthium is a...
Description Cascara sagrada is the dried bark of Rhamnus purshiana. Indigenous to south-western Canada and the Pacific north-west of the United States of America. A tree, 4–10m high, with reddish-brown bark and hairy twigs. Leaves petiolate, elliptical, acuminate, serrulate, or sometimes entire,...
The under estimated weight management mineral Chromium Polynicotinate is often deficient in the soil and it's well known as lacking in New Zealand soil. This important mineral plays several roles in the body in relation to weight management and blood sugar and blood fat control. BLOOD SUGAR...
Greeen Tea (Camellia sinensis) Green Tea is talked about a lot. There are lots of related products that have popped up on the market. From my experience, it's great but to have a positive impact it needs to be taken along with other herbs such as Garcinia and Guarana . You can find Green tea...
Garcinia Cambogia straight from the tree
Garcinia Cambogia (brindleberry) - a herb to help with reducing weight Garcinia can be found in the following Ultimate Herbal Health products: The Ultimate Herbal SLIM Program Detox 'n Slim Protein Drink Thermogenik metabolic booster Family: Clusiaceae Genus: Garcinia Species: G. gummi-gutta...
Here we will study the effects of a the herb Gymnema, one of my favourites. With blood sugar problems escalating worldwide Gymnema is an important herb. It is estimated that nearly 80% of population depends on the natural remedies for health care. Plants are a valuable source of a number of...
Cayenne can be found in the following Ultimate Herbal Health products: Ultimate Herbal DETOX program Ultimate Herbal SLIM Program Detox 'n Slim Protein Drink Thermogenik Metabolic booster Digezaid digestive support Overview Capsicum annuum is an annual or biennial plant producing the spicy fruit...
Great news for chocolate lovers You know that chocolate tastes good, but did you know that Cacao is one of the greatest health foods on the planet? Description Theobroma cacao, the most well known species of it's genus and is commonly used for making chocolate. Several species of Theobroma produce...
Peppermint Plant
Used to flavor peppermint lollies the extract from peppermint leaves is well known. Lesser known are its health benefits and history of medicinal use. Here we will present some indications for its use and evidence to support this. Description Peppermint is a perennial plant native to Europe, highly...
This incredible herb is one you can grow easily in your courtyard herb garden. You can pick a leaf each day and chew it for headache prevention giving results over the long-term. Bitter but powerful and worth the short burst of intense flavour. Description ​Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) is a...
I love Herbal Medicine so much and even after 20 years of practice I still feel the excitement when I write up a herb. Goldenseal is included Brett Elliott's Ultimate Herbal Detox program and in our LivaFood (120 capsules). Goldenseal is one of my all time favourites and what an amazing plant it is...
Typically when you think of cloves you might think of the common spice that is in most kitchens and you would be right. But what we don't often think of is "Clove bud" the powerful medicinal herb with centuries of therapeutic use. Here we will discover the history and the research behind this...
You can find Caralluma in the following products. Ultimate Herbal SLIM program Satisfed capsules BodiTune Detox n Slim Protein drink What an awesome plant Caralluma is and a classic example of the "law of signatures". In other words the personal signature of the plant by its nature exemplifies what...
One of the greatest benefits of completing a Herbal DETOX program is the reduction in parasitic infestations, the balancing of intestinal bacteria and general digestive health. Here we will investigate one of the key antiparasitic ingredients Black Walnut. History of Black Walnut Black walnut (...
Ginger Root
Ginger is one of my all time favorite herbs just like the others we use in the Ultimate Herbal Health Program. Ginger can be found in these Ultimate Herbal Health products: Ultimate Herbal DETOX Program Digezaid Digestive Support I use mainly it for its digestive benefits but also because it helps...
The common Pineapple is anything but common. Apart from being a popular fruit is has wide use in the supplements industry and the source of the digestive enzyme Bromelain. I use it regularly in my daily smoothies for the amazing flavour, but the bonus of all the added health benefits makes it a...
Description While many people think of the dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) as a pesky weed, it is packed full of vitamins A, B, C, and D, as well as minerals, such as iron, potassium, and zinc. Dandelion leaves can be used to add flavour to salads, sandwiches, and teas. Dandelion Root can be used...
The amazing Aloe Vera, is one of the oldest and most valued herbal medicines in the world. We use it in our Ultimate Herbal DETOX Program . Description Aloe vera is a succulent plant species of the genus Aloe. It grows wild in tropical climates around the world and is cultivated for agricultural...
You might think Licorice, isn't that a candy? Yes Licorice root is used to flavor the licorice sweets and natural licorice extract is often used for this purpose. In this article we are looking at the amazing health benefits of this overlooked herbal medicine. Description Licorice (Glycyrrhiza...
Turkish Rhubarb (Rheum palmatum) is no ordinary rhubarb like your Mum used to cook for dessert, but is actually an effective herbal medicine. Rheum palmatum (RP) is commonly misinterpreted to be one in the same with the familiar Rheum rhabarbarum garden rhubarb which we eat, there are several...
Barley Grass (hordeum vulgare) is the common source of the grain barley, but as a health food the powdered leaf is also very popular. Until the 19th century, barley was the major part of diet of millions of people. Even now, it is eaten as such or in processed form. Consumption of barley which...
As an important digestive enzyme, we use Papaya in the following programs: The Ultimate Herbal DETOX (480 capsules) BodiTune Detox n SLIM (32 sachets) Digezaid (120 Capsules) Description The papaya, papaw, or pawpaw is the plant Carica papaya, one of the 22 accepted species in the genus Carica of...
Kiwifruit (actinidia chinensis) is supposed to originate from the northern Yangtze river valley. In China, Actinidia chinensis is nowadays dispersed in the entire southeast of the country. It was first grown commercially in New Zealand. (1) Traditional Use Kiwifruit are unequalled, compared with...
Chia seeds
Description Salvia hispanica, commonly known as Chia Seeds, is a species of flowering plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae, native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala. (2) Chia has become a very popular superfood in sold widely health stores and supermarkets as Chia Seeds. Scientific...
When you think of White Kidney Bean you probably think of the more popular Red Kidney Bean first. Commonly used in Mexican food, red kidney beans are a common food. Beans, pulses and legumes are known for their health giving properties, being high is protein and many other micronutrients. The have...
Wild Yam is a little different to your conventional eating yam. The Wild Yam has powerful medicinal properties and was used to make the first birth control pills. Today it is used widely in the natural products industry to help balance the sex hormones. In this article we will discuss what the...
Bitter Orange is used widely in the weight loss and sports industry. The extract is taken from the skin of the common Seville orange from which marmalade is traditionally made, but is also present in the skins of other citrus fruits. Today we will discuss how this herb exerts its effects and dispel...
Black Pepper can make you sneeze, right? It can also make your food taste a little better next to the salt. No wonder it's the world's most traded spice. Black Pepper extract is also very popular in the supplement industry to stimulate the metabolism and encourage weight loss. In this article we...
One of the most popular energy supplements in the world today is Guarana. You see it in all the energy drinks as a substitute for caffeine. Everybody thinks Guarana contains caffeine, but there is an important difference. Here will discuss the weight loss effects of Guarana and the supporting...
 
 

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