October 31, 2014



  • Pursuing Purslane

    Pursuing Purslane

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Purslane, considered an invasive weed in many parts of the world, is a surprisingly nutritious plant that can make any vegetable salad tastier. The plant, more famous in America's early days, can also be eaten raw or uncooked.

  • Nightshade Vegetables and Arthritis
    Ask the Experts

    Nightshade Vegetables and Arthritis

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Should people with osteoarthritis avoid nighshade vegetables, such as peppers, eggplant, tomatoes and potatoes? Our experts weigh in on whether this common claim is the truth or a myth.

  • The Licorice Lowdown

    The Licorice Lowdown

    by Berkeley Wellness

    From a medical standpoint, few foods are more interesting than licorice. It has been used since ancient times as an herbal remedy for coughs, upset stomachs and other ailments.