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Ease your cold and flu symptoms this season with these tried-and-true natural remedies.
Treasure the golden spice turmeric for its health-boosting properties, as well as its myriad other uses.
We asked our readers to share some of their favorite cold and flu remedies. Check out 20 of our favorite reader-submitted remedies, from hot toddies to essential oil rubs.
After its exploding popularity in the late 19th century, echinacea was widely researched. Since then, numerous echinacea benefits have been discovered. Try these two simple echinacea remedies to fight the common cold.
One guest blogger's special, original recipe prevents illness and quickly helps recover from, or completely ward off, colds, flu and other malaise.
Conventional toothpaste is loaded with fluoride, SLS, triclosan and other chemicals. Learn the dangers of fluoride and explore the world of natural toothpastes!
Learn to protect yourself so you don't become one of the reported swine flu cases.
Ease the symptoms of the common cold with herbs and other natural treatments.
Catechins and other antioxidants in green tea boost our immune systems and help fight cold-weather colds, flu and viruses.
Learn how one blogger discovers the benefits of a peeving plant from her childhood.
Wabi-sabi has infused Western design for centuries—though its advocates rarely knew it. It’s in the plain, efficient homes built by the Shakers, the unsentimental Arts and Crafts style, Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie houses and midcentury furniture.
In GE's new bulb, a halogen capsule—which turns on instantly—is nestled inside a compact fluorescent swirl. The halogen bulb turns off when the CFL warms up, maintaining the light's energy efficiency.
Take a look at these herbs to fight colds, flus and ear infections.
Relieve the worst common cold symptoms with this natural drink.
Most Americans have tried low-energy light bulbs and like them.
Some consumers are wary of the impending federal phaseout of incandescent light bulbs. Are you?
Bypass cold and flu season this year with natural remedies, herbal supplements, TLC and a little common sense.
The natural world has many treatments for the cold and flu—and some of them might surprise you. Elderberry, Echinacea, green tea, oregano and garlic are my favorite natural remedies for treating and preventing illness.
A GE Lighting survey finds that 82 percent of Americans use compact fluorescent light bulbs—and 75 percent have no idea that the government plans to phase out incandescent light bulbs starting in 2012.
Recycling rewards program RecycleBank compiled this list of five household items that contain toxic materials or won’t biodegrade.
Prevent jet lag, motion sickness, colds and the flu while traveling with these herbal remedies.
President Obama and the Department of Energy are creating new standards for energy-efficiency in lighting.
Human cases of Swine Influenza, otherwise known as swine flu, may be emerging in the United States. Learn how you can take control of your health with these facts and tips on washing your hands.
Swine flu may or may not be the pandemic that cable newscasters are proclaiming - but why take chances? This most recent health scare is yet another reminder that eating local, organic food - preferably raised by a source you know and trust - is just a smart thing to do.
A new government-sponsored program calls for India to replace 400 million incandescent bulbs with CFLs by 2012.
Pre-packaged soup and an easy-to-make sandwich make me feel better, at least for a little bit.
Herbs do work -- when you take them.

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