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By herbhubc, Sep 24 2016 05:36AM

Detoxification has been practiced for centuries by many cultures around the world. It nourishes the body from the inside out by removing and eliminating built up toxins.


Today, with the environment becoming more toxic than ever, it is crucial to detox regularly. Symptoms that indicate it’s time for a detox include:

· Fatigue

· Constipation

· Skin conditions

· Allergies

· Low-grade infection

· Puffy eyes or bags under the eyes

· Bloating

· Menstrual problems

· Poor memory and concentration

· Brain Fog

By reducing the toxic load and giving the body proper nutritional support, in most cases these symptoms will improve dramatically or disappear. Even more importantly, by addressing these warning signs and enhancing detoxification mechanisms, you can avoid serious health conditions in the future.


Cleansing the blood via detoxification is mostly done by removing impurities via the liver and the bowel. However, the body also eliminates impurities via the kidneys, lungs, lymphatic system and the skin. Problems arise when these eliminatory organs are compromised and cannot filter and eliminate toxins adequately.

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A good detox program should be designed to help the body’s natural cleansing process by:

· minimizing organ load through a gentle fast,

· stimulating the liver, skin, intestines and kidneys to eliminate toxins from the body

· stimulating circulation

· refueling with healthy nutrition.


One of the body’s defense mechanisms when faced with toxicity is to store harmful chemicals in our fat tissue. Such toxins can be stored for many years, contributing largely to our health issues. When these fat cells break down (e.g. during weight loss) they release the toxins back into the bloodstream. This can cause side effects, especially if the body cannot eliminate as quickly as the toxins are being released. For this reason, it is critical that you do not rush any detox and support your body appropriately.


Most people with toxicity develop a problem called ‘leaky-gut syndrome’ (intestinal permeability). In a healthy digestive system, the lining of the gut is a very good filter, allowing beneficial nutrients - like vitamins and amino acids - to pass into the bloodstream, whilst keeping toxic bacteria and waste products within the bowel. This filter can be damaged by infection, medication, ongoing stress and toxic bacteria. When this happens, large quantities of molecular debris, such as partially digested food and fragments from bacteria, can enter and pollute the blood and lymph around the intestinal tract.

In a second scenario, debris is transported to the liver to be processed and removed from the blood stream. In a body dealing with high toxicity, this places a tremendous stress on the liver detoxification proceses. Eventually a percentage of this material escapes and enters the general circulation.

In both cases, the immune system will respond, which can lead to auto-immune issues and other serious health concerns. As a result, ‘leaky gut syndrome’ or gut dysbiosis can cause inflammatory conditions that impact the immune system, liver and virtually every other organ. In these instances, the repair of the lining of the gut is preferential prior to any detox.

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By herbhubc, Sep 24 2016 04:53AM

Detoxification of the body is the primary function of the liver. Naturally, there are two main pathways of liver detoxification. The first phase of liver detoxification converts toxic chemicals into less harmful ones. In this process free radicals are released. Excessive amounts of free radicals can damage liver cells. Therefore, you can assist the liver through this process by taking an antioxidant complex or herbal in order to decrease free radical damage.

Green Barley, spirulina and chlorella are powerful detoxifiers as they contain flavonoids that detoxify at a cellular level and polypeptides to assist with neutralisation of heavy metals. They help to strengthen the purgative organs and thereby remove toxins from the system.

The second phase of detoxification in the liver is known as the conjugation pathway. Through this process the liver joins specific substances along with toxic chemicals such as drugs or hormones and eliminates them via the bowel or the kidneys. This conjugation can break down when the processes of elimination are impaired. So it is imperative to ensure that the bowel is functioning and eliminating well. A fibre supplement can help here.

Sulfur-containing amino acids such as taurine and cysteine are important in the second part of liver detoxification. Products such as the MSM Biological Sulfur will assist to provide much-needed sulfur for the catabolism of these amino acids, assisting with liver detoxification. Glycine, glutamine, choline and inositol are also required to take you through phase two of your liver detox.

Find out how to begin your detox and/ OR book a naturopathic detox consultation


By herbhubc, Sep 6 2016 11:21PM

Taking an anti-parasitic is a vital step to any great detox regime. The result from this single step is often amazing and for some - life changing.

A parasite is an organism that lives off its host, its sole purpose being to survive and reproduce. Parasites can cause enormous problems in our body – stealing vitamins and minerals, releasing toxins into your system, and causing dysbiosis (leakyness) in the gut by perforating the intestinal wall. Many have the ability to travel through our circulatory system, into the lungs, liver, bile ducts, joints, heart, into the brain, the eyes.

Providing the infestation is small, you may have no symptoms at all. However these organisms have the potential to cause a number of nasty effects: debility, malnutrition, dizziness and brain fog, to name a few.

Herbs have been used to heal parasitic infestation for thousands of years. It is not only our ancestors who used herbs, but also animals. Researchers in Africa spent many years watching chimps carefully select and eat one specific variety of leaves. This variety was eaten only on occasion and was incredibly bitter – too bitter even for chimps to enjoy the taste. Later it was discovered that the local people also used the same plant to treat against stomach upsets and parasites.

Further observation showed that chimps with diarrhea were seen to choose a different plant which local people used to treat diarrhea caused by parasites. When researchers sent these plant samples away for analysis, it was confirmed that these plants contained chemicals that kill bacteria, fungus and worms. Some chemicals even stimulated the immune system to protect against further infestation.

At herbhub we have combinated anti-parasitic herbs that work synergistically to rid the body of unwanted and harmful parasites. From worms through to fungal infestations such as Candida. Some of the herbs we use include: Black Walnut, Wormwood, Cats Claw, Cloves, Gentian, Mugwort, Garlic, and Pau D’arco.

Buy your own natural anti-parasitic herbal online and do begin your Spring Detox now!

By herbhubc, Aug 30 2016 10:07AM

For Centuries, peppermint has been known for its benefits as a digestive tonic as well as a refreshing beverage.

But did you know that it is a brilliant herb to use during the winter months?

With so many coughs and colds around at the moment it is the perfect choice. Peppermint is a potent antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiseptic herb making it excellent for all respiratory infections. It is also known for its decongestant properties which is due to its active ingredient, Menthol, which has a powerful anti-spasmodic effect providing relief for coughs. Due to this muscle-relaxing ability, peppermint oil can be a therapeutic headache remedy when used on the back of the neck and temples. Also known for its pain relieving and anti-fever qualities it is a shining star in the herb kingdom.

Use 2 drops of the peppermint essential oil in a teaspoon of carrier oil such as almond, macadamia, coconut or olive oil and rub it into the feet, chest and back. It can be diluted further when using on children and infants as their skin is more sensitive. Not only will it soothe a reactive cough, it will open and clear airways and sinuses to assist with breathing.

Used as a tea, peppermint can help to increase focus and reduce stress.

Have a look at our shop and buy some peppermint oil now.

By herbhubc, Mar 23 2016 05:48AM

Brain Boosting Tea is a special selection of herbs that both stimulate and activate the brain. Gotu Kola Rosemary etc



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