Your Guide to Complete Seasonal Allergy Relief 

February 2024 - Health & Wellness

Hello Spring! Bringing longer, warmer, brighter days… and hay fever. 

While budding trees and blooming flowers are beautiful, they can also trigger seasonal symptoms, 

including runny nose, itching, coughing, and sneezing (oh – the sneezing!), which affect between 20-25% of Canadians. 

Sure, there are over-the-counter antihistamines and allergy sprays, but they can come with side effects like drowsiness, dry mouth, and fatigue – and the symptoms still come back in full force. What you may not know is there is an alternative solution that addresses these issues! Read on to learn more…  

Targeted, traditional plant medicines come together in our complete line of natural, effective allergy 

formulations that bring relief from debilitating symptoms plus support the body’s resiliency against hay fever reactions – even before they begin. 

Treat General Allergy Symptoms PLUS Get to The Root of The Issue 

Symptoms are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to allergies. Understanding the underlying causes – and treating them – is the key to dramatically minimizing seasonal discomfort. 

So, what causes hay fever? Lifestyle factors such as reduced contact with nature, compromised gut flora, environmental pollution, and high stress levels can all contribute to the root of the problem: an unbalanced, over-reactive immune system.  

When the immune system is out of balance, it triggers excessive histamine production as a response to pollen exposure, even when there is no real “threat” to the body. This results in extreme allergy symptoms, leaving sufferers feeling fatigued, inflamed, and miserable. 

As Hippocrates said: “Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease”. This knowledge inspired the creation of Allergy Relief with Deep Immune®, formulated by St. Francis Herb Farm’s long-time medical consultant, Dr. Terry Vanderheyden.  

As both a Naturopathic Doctor and Registered Herbalist, Terry has chosen a unique combination of plant medicines that, when combined, offer a 2-pronged approach towards allergy relief: relieving immediate symptoms PLUS addressing the underlying causes. 

A: Relieve Symptoms  

Allergy Relief with Deep Immune® contains allergy-specific herbs, including nettle and prickly ash, along with classic homeopathics that work in synergy to relieve acute symptoms by reducing histamine production and inflammation. 

B: Treat the Root Cause 

Immune-specific adaptogens found in our original Deep immune® formula – reishi, astragalus and schisandra – improve the body’s resiliency against environmental and physiological stressors that can cause imbalances in immune function. Together they help to restore a balanced immune system –preventing the overreactions that trigger symptoms. 

The result is a formula that provides complete, natural allergy relief as effective as traditional over-the- counter products without the side-effects! 

BONUS: Not only do you skip the drowsy side effects of some traditional allergy meds, but adaptogens also work to help combat fatigue so you can keep the spring in your step! 

“Curtailing allergy symptoms is about addressing underlying immune system imbalances. A well-orchestrated immune response means that the body will not overreact to situations in which it should not, namely in the presence of airborne allergens like pollen. Allergy Relief with Deep Immune® is ideally suited to address this immune issue with seasonal allergies – so they don’t ruin your summer!”

Dr. Terry Vanderheyden, ND RH

How to Take Allergy Relief with Deep Immune®: 

Take ½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) 3 times daily, in a little water, on an empty stomach throughout allergy season to address immediate symptoms– and to help prevent future reactions. 

For an enhanced, preventative protocols: 

Take recommended dosage daily 4-6 weeks in advance of allergy season, continuing throughout the allergy season. 

Nurture healthy immunity year-round by taking Deep Immune® throughout the year– making the switch to Allergy Relief with Deep Immune® for allergy season. 

The Nose Knows! Natural Treatments for Nasal and Sinus Allergy Symptoms 

Sometimes, a sneeze is not just a sneeze, and there’s more to your sinus congestion. 

Allergies can also trigger sinusitis – an uncomfortable inflammation of the sinuses.  Acute sinusitis generally passes in a few weeks if treated successfully, but it can escalate to chronic sinusitis (lasting longer than 4 weeks). Here, the underlying issue can be viral, bacterial, or fungal in nature – and needs a stronger treatment to resolve symptoms.  

Fortunately, there are natural treatments for both! Our Sinafect® is recommended for allergy-related acute sinusitis, while Oréganum Plus®, partnered with Sinafect®, plays a key role in treating chronic sinusitis! 

Acute Sinusitis

Sinafect® blends 11 targeted herbs in a formula that effectively relieves nasal and sinus irritation, 

inflammation, and congestion from hay fever (rhinitis), sinusitis, and sinus infections – triggered during allergy season –  but also year-round!

Its synergistic blend includes:   

Nettle – with natural antihistamine properties traditionally used to treat allergic nasal symptoms and respiratory issues like coughs, runny nose, chest congestion, and asthma. 

Wild indigo – an antimicrobial herb especially valuable for treatment of infections of the ear, nose, and throat. 

EchinAce® –  our robust blend of two complementary species of echinacea, with antiseptic, immune-enhancing qualities. 

Goldenseal – effectively treats acute bacterial infection and supports mucous membranes. 

Chronic Sinusitis

Oréganum Plus® gelcaps contain powerful antibacterial and antiviral essential oil of oregano to help alleviate mucus congestion and relieve inflammation from chronic sinusitis, PLUS it also contains these other targeted ingredients:  

Garlic essential oil (distilled) – a classically powerful antimicrobial and antifungal that’s ideal for treating inflammation from sinusitis.   

Black seed oil (Nigella sativa) – with potent antibacterial and antiviral properties, and rich in natural antihistamine and anti-inflammatory compounds, nigellone and thymoquinone. Black seed oil has been shown in a clinical trial to significantly reduce all symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis, including congestion, itching, runny nose, nasal swelling, and sneezing1.  

How to take Sinafect® and Oréganum Plus®

  • For acute sinusitis or sinus infection (less than 4 weeks) : Take just under 1/2  teaspoon (2mL) of Sinafect® 3 times a day with a little water at the onset and for the duration of symptoms.  
  • For chronic sinusitis (longer than 4 weeks): Rotate Sinafect® with Oréganum Plus® (1-2 gelcaps twice daily) every 2 weeks (i.e., 2 weeks on Sinafact®, 2 weeks on Oréganum Plus®). 

You don’t need to keep the windows shut or push through drowsy side effects to avoid the symptoms of allergy and hay fever – you can breathe it all in this spring, with the help of natural allergy relief.  

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