Each year the flu puts more than 200,000 Americans in the hospital and causes anywhere from 3,000 to 49,000 deaths. Characterized by high fever, body aches, headaches and coughing, the flu can be rough. Be prepared.
Gluten-free diets are pitched as a healthy way to eat and as a way to lose weight. But there’s only one very good reason to avoid gluten: if you have a gluten-related disorder, notably celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.
The most common type of echinacea in this country is known as purple coneflower, and its extracts have been used medicinally for centuries. It is a complex mix of chemicals, some of which may stimulate the immune system—for better or worse.