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Using a Neti Pot to Treat Allergies   With allergy season ramping up, you may be looking for fast and effective relief from your symptoms.  Consider trying a neti pot, which can help alleviate symptoms and even prevent them before they start. If you’ve never used one, a neti pot looks like a small teapot with a long spout that you fill with warm salt water.  You then lean forward over a sink, bathtub or garbage can and pour the water into one of your nostrils as it flows out the other.  The heat and salt help break up mucus to clear your...

10 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint   Climate change is one of the most urgent and important issues of our time.  Lowering the amount of carbon in the atmosphere can seem like an overwhelming challenge but there is a lot that each of us can do to minimize our impact on the environment. With Earth Day coming up this week, we’re thinking about everyday ways we can all work together to combat climate change.  Adopt some or all of these strategies to do your part and help take care of the planet. 1. Use alternatives to driving.  Walking and biking are not only...

 Spring Cleaning for Asthma and Allergies Spring cleaning is a great way to shake off winter and get your home ready for the summer.  If you have asthma or allergies, it’s also an opportunity to take a little extra time to ensure you’re doing all you can to minimize exposure and control your symptoms.  Use these spring cleaning tips for asthma and allergies to breathe easier all summer long! Deep clean carpets and rugs.  In addition to regular vacuuming, a thorough cleaning and shampooing once or twice a year will root out allergens caught deep down in your floors.  Hire a professional...

10 More Pollen Facts for Allergy Season   Our previous post on pollen was so popular that we decided to bring you 10 more interesting and unusual pollen facts, just in time for allergy season!  Pollen can be aggravating, of course, but it’s also a fascinating substance.  Read on to learn more and better understand the stuff that makes you sniffle and sneeze. Pollen contains the male sex cells for plant reproduction.  In cross-pollination, pollen is carried from the male part of one plant to the female part of another.  Plants that self-pollinate also produce pollen. The first known use of the word, pollen...

10 Tips for a Healthier Spring Allergy Season   As pollen season gets underway, it’s a great time to brush up on some ways you can prevent spring allergy symptoms. Try a few (or all!) of these tips to feel better and breeze through allergy season this year. 10. Keep your windows closed. You may be tempted to throw open the windows at the first sign of spring but keeping them closed will help reduce indoor pollen levels. Don’t forget to roll up your car windows as well. 9. Leave pollen at the door. When you come home at the end of the day,...

New PURE Rooms in Austin at the Embassy Suites   Visitors to Austin, Texas can now rest comfortably and breathe a little easier during their next trip.  On the city’s north side, the Embassy Suites Austin Arboretum has just added 10 new hypoallergenic PURE Rooms to help meet the needs of travelers with asthma, allergies and other respiratory conditions. The Embassy Suites Austin Arboretum is close to downtown and just a 20-minute ride from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.  Take advantage of the hotel’s complimentary shuttle, which delivers guests to local sites and attractions like the Austin Museum of Art, Travis Lake and the 6th...

Travelers with asthma or allergies headed to South Florida will want to check out the Courtyard Ft Lauderdale Weston.  The hotel is the latest in the area to offer guests the option of asthma and allergy-friendly PURE Rooms designed with their comfort in mind. Each PURE Room at the Courtyard Ft Lauderdale Weston utilizes the most advanced technology available to eliminate and protect against 98-100% of viruses, bacteria and other irritants.  These rooms also come fully equipped with other health-conscious amenities like hypoallergenic bedding and a medical-grade air-purification system. The result is the freshest and most relaxing hotel room you’ll find anywhere. ...