October 09, 2015

immune system


  • Zinc: Fighting the Cold War

    Zinc: Fighting the Cold War

    by Berkeley Wellness

    We all know that there's no cure for the common cold. But some research makes the case for zinc, showing that if used early enough, it can shorten colds by about a day and reduce their severity.

  • A Healthy Skepticism
    Be Well

    A Healthy Skepticism

    by John Swartzberg, M.D.

    What do we really know about how to keep ourselves healthy? There are the obvious steps, such as not smoking and avoiding obesity. But there’s a great deal we don’t know. This generates continual guesswork and lots of studies.

  • Antioxidant Supplement Safety

    Antioxidant Supplement Safety

    by Berkeley Wellness

    The word "antioxidant" pops up on the labels of countless dietary supplements—and even more often in their ads and on websites—as well as on food labels. Are antioxidant supplements the real deal?