My name is Terence Hedgcock.
Four years of my childhood was spent on a farm where I saw my father applying in a practical way commonsense cures and solutions
to sick and injured animals, from broken limbs and snake-bites to common stock diseases.
There was no vet nearby and I learned that there is a lot the individual can do concerning health if you take on the responsibility, learn about and apply the solutions that are available.
My father later owned and ran a health shop for about 15 years until he retired.
His shop was near a hospital, and during that time we saw many people, who had been given up as hopeless cases by the local orthodox medical fraternity, restored to health by a variety of alternative cures.
The importance of taking responsibility for your own health was again reinforced in my thinking.
I noticed a growing number of medical doctors researching, writing books and starting to practice alternative forms of medicine,
often at the cost of their medical licences, the goodwill of their peers and slanderous accusations and lawsuits from the medical
The rift between orthodox and holistic medicine was punctuated now and again by sudden government prohibitions and swoops on things such as apricot kernels, vitamin B17 and vitamin E oil, some of which had demonstrated near miraculous results on various customers.
While medical doctors and certain pharmaceutical drugs are essential and a blessing to a community, it is equally important that people always have access to natural and traditional medicines and information, and can effectively take on the responsibility of the health maintenance of their own families.
Where society used to (and in some cases still does) base medical care on tradition accompanied by a generous dose of superstition,
the pendelum has swung to the opposite extreme, where now if the science of a cure is not understood it is attacked as dangerous or useless.
It also happens to be bad for business if you are a medicine-producing giant and a cheap herb happens to cure something without side-effects, and you have spent years of time and millions of dollars creating a drug for it (with serious side-effects).
It's all about risk and reward. Do you take a herbal remedy used for thousands of years with no known risks and rewards which have not
been plotted on a graph?
Or do you take a drug which has a 51% chance of removing your symptoms and a range of known side-effects including death for an unlucky few and unknown long-term effects?
It's hard to justify taking a man-made drug for a runny nose when it may just kill you, however it's nice to know of a herb which may help you and definiely won't kill you.
The war seems to be whether or not you are allowed to make this choice. This site is for those who want to make their own choice.
I studied mechanical engineering, gaining a diploma and ended up designing precision machinery.
My passion for research and development extended to the natural health field as well, and as soon as I married and had children I sought to raise them eating healthy foods and living a lifestyle pleasing to and in accordance with the pattern given to men by God.
During this quest my wife and I started a family business distributing herbal products, and eventually with the help of excellent
herbalists we began improving and formulating our own products.
Being a family man, I naturally tended to look for solutions to the health problems that commonly afflict families.
As soon as I stumbled upon the olive leaf health benefits, I knew this was something special.
In this God-given leaf was the potential to alleviate most of the health problems experienced by today's families.
I set out to develop the strongest, most effective, best quality and yet still affordable olive leaf extract tincture possible.
It had to be able to do all that the research suggested it should.
Our revolutionary product was manufactured and in the space of a few years became (and still is) one of the best selling olive leaf extracts in South Africa, sold in small health shops and major discount pharmacies alike.
Having spent years presenting the health benefits of olive leaf extract to homeopaths, pharmacists, doctors, clinics, health shop owners
and sales staff and later hearing their amazing feedback, I have seen what a valuable part it can play in family health.
I have had many customers 'phone me to give me heart-warming stories about olive leaf extract.
This site is to spread that information, helping people to take their health back and distinguish between good and inferior products.
The members of my family very seldom need a day in bed to get over any kind of infection, and I can't remember when an infection last
resulted in a visit to the doctor.
Olive leaf extract has really been a blessing to us and I hope it will be the same for you.
Wishing you excellent health.