March 03, 2015

immune system


  • Get Ready for Flu Season

    Get Ready for Flu Season

    by Berkeley Wellness

    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.

  • Should You Go Gluten-Free?

    Should You Go Gluten-Free?

    by Berkeley Wellness

    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.

  • Echinacea


    by Berkeley Wellness

    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.