Cedar Season Hits Central Texas with a Vengeance, Leaving Health-Minded People Searching for Natural Remedies for Instant Relief

Pollen Counts are at a record high since the mid-nineties

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cedar Season is hitting central Texas hard, with pollen counts reaching
record highs. The cedar count on December 29, 2016 hit 21,952 grains per
cubic meter and, according to Allergy & Asthma Associates, is the
highest since reaching a count of 32,000 in the mid-nineties.

Local meteorologists are predicting this will be one of the worst years
ever for cedar pollen. Cedar season usually occurs from late December to
late February, with an average count of 5,000-10,000 cedar grains per
cubic meter. This year, the season is predicted to last through the
first week of March with triple the average count of cedar. In addition,
there is evidence that cedar is spreading geographically – while cedar
is typically isolated to Central Texas, it is now being felt as far west
as El Paso, according to local source, El Paso Proud.

According to the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America, researchers
estimate nasal allergies affect about 50 million people in the United
States. That’s 15% of the US population. In Texas and the Southwest,
many cases are connected to mountain cedar pollen. With cedar pollen
counts at record levels, even those who are typically not affected by
cedar allergies are being impacted. Online and in-store retailers are
seeing an increase in sales of natural products that provide allergy
relief.

“We are seeing more and more people turning to Easy Breather®,
our herbal solution for cedar sufferers, both online and in retail
outlets,” said Austin acupuncturist David Jones (LAc, MAOM), an herbal
medicine expert and Herbalogic co-founder. “We started our company to
provide natural alternatives to synthetic drugs, and it feels really
good to help those affected by cedar to go about their daily activities
without shots or steroids.”

While escaping cedar pollen entirely is almost impossible, Jones says
there are some things you can do to minimize your exposure if you’re
sensitive to cedar:

  • Change your air filters. Change your air filters at least once
    a month to ensure you are breathing in the cleanest air. You’d be
    surprised how much pollen can actually seep into your house/apartment
    or car through your air vent.
  • Wipe your feet. Before you walk into your home, be sure to wipe
    down your shoes, jackets and even your hair – just because you can’t
    see the pollen doesn’t mean it’s not there.
  • Take lots of showers. Make it a habit to shower immediately
    after spending time outdoors. A hot shower can provide some sinus
    relief while getting rid of any pollen on your body or in your hair.
  • Clean your house. Clean your house (or have it professionally
    cleaned) at least once a week. Helpful tip: if you’ve been hit with
    cedar fever, get someone else to do the vacuuming; the dust can
    irritate your nose, which can be a nightmare if you’re already
    suffering.

Those who can’t avoid pollen and want to go the natural route may
consider a plant-based remedy first. Many find relief with herbal
products, even those with severe cases of cedar fever, without having to
endure the side effects of commercial antihistamines, decongestants, and
steroid injections.

About Herbalogic Easy Breather®

The Herbalogic line of products was launched in 2007 by Third Coast Herb
Company founders Jeanine Adinaro and David Jones, both Austin-based
licensed acupuncturists, who saw a growing interest among their patients
for natural alternatives to synthetic drugs. They developed the Easy
Breather® formula to help those with “cedar fever,” a severe
reaction to juniper or mountain cedar pollen. Easy Breather®
helps the body cope with a range of tree and grass pollen, as well as
dust, mold, and pollution that can cause irritation of the eyes, nose,
and sinuses. Easy Breather® is sold by healthcare providers,
including acupuncturists, chiropractors, and massage therapists, as well
as progressive pharmacies and health-oriented stores, like Whole Foods
Market locations. Herbalogic formulas may also be purchased directly
through the company’s online
store
.

Contacts

for Herbalogic
Rachel Hoffman, 512-371-8955
Rachel@wellingtongrouppr.com