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Our immune system is very complex, designed to help our body deal with things like fatigue, stress and injury. It helps to protect us against viruses, bacteria and environmental toxins, which is why it is paramount that we always make our immune health a priority — especially during cold and flu season.

Simple habits like getting proper amounts of sleep, maintaining a well-balanced diet, and washing our hands, can help improve our overall health. There are also many herbal medicines on the market that help aid in boosting our immune system. 

One type of herbal medicine commonly used in natural medicine is adaptogens. Considered to be ‘healing herbs’ — adaptogens are plants that help the body resist physical, chemical and biological stresses. 

Dr. Terry Vanderheyden, Naturopathic Doctor focused on Traditional Chinese Medicine, explains that, “adaptogens, sometimes called adrenal tonics, are a class of herbal medicines that are known to help keep our adrenal glands healthy. These are the glands that trigger our ‘fight or flight’ response to stress and can become depleted over time.” 

A trusted product line that uses adaptogens is Deep Immune. Deep Immune is crafted by St. Francis Herb Farm in both tincture or capsule form, available in formulas for the whole family.

Used by The Canadian College of Naturopathic Doctors since 1998, St. Francis is a family owned and operated business that prides itself on using fresh herbs and high-quality ingredients.

When our immune system becomes depleted it is important to bring it back to a healthy balance. Help keep your immune system in check this winter using the Deep Immune line from St. Francis Herb Farm. 

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