Easy Breather: Herbs for Nose & Sinus

How’s That Cedar Now?

January 20, 2011

The last time I put together a graph like this showing the cedar counts in the Austin area I got feedback that it was pretty useful. Or at least interesting. So I thought I might update it. That incredible spike the week before last coincides with the news coverage on the record cedar levels. You […]

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Burning Down the Trees

January 12, 2011

I am not now, nor have I ever been allergic to cedar pollen. To understand any of the rest that follows here, you must be clear on this point. On a rare warm June day in historic Cambridge, Massachusetts, I found myself wandering the streets enjoying the all too elusive sunshine. Just hanging around, eating […]

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Are You Allergic to Cedar?

January 3, 2011

I often hear people wondering if their allergy symptoms are caused by cedar pollen. The¬†definitive¬†answer is available via scratch test from a doctor who specializes in allergies. But a pretty good hint might come from how bad your symptoms are relative to cedar pollen levels. Have a look at the graph below (you can click […]

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It’s the Most Sneeziest Time of the Year

November 18, 2010

It’s only 37 days until Christmas. It’s only about that many days until the first mountain cedar pollen blows into the Central/ South Texas area. Might be a few more. Might be a few less. Really, it depends on the weather, and who can predict that? Regardless, whether you choose to ignore it or not, […]

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It’s That Time of Year Again

October 30, 2010

If you’re sneezing and congested like I am, it’s because the Austin allergy forecast has a surprise visitor this week Spoiler alert: It’s redberry juniper, a close cousin to cedar. You know which Herbalogic bottle to break out.

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That Cedar Pollen Shall Not Be Ignored

January 19, 2010

The allergy report confirms what those of you suffering from cedar fever already know- the cedar pollen count was high today, and will continue similarly for the rest of the week. Once again, let me remind you, Easy Breather is helpful for cedar allergies as well as other allergens. And yes, if you notice your […]

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The Wind from the North….

December 31, 2009

I’m in San Antonio for the holiday season visiting my parents. This evening the wind is blowing so hard from the north that my mother had me take her Christmas wreathes down from the front doors lest they be blown away. For those of you not experienced in the ways of the Central/South Texas winter, […]

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It’s Here…

December 21, 2009

According to the local report, mountain cedar pollen has arrived in central Texas. It’s low now, but there’s going to be more. Thursday the count is expected to be high due to dry, windy weather conditions. What this means for cedar fever sufferers: sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes, nose and ears, headache, and generally feeling rotten. […]

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