• Pilates: More for the Core?>

    Pilates: More for the Core

    by Berkeley Wellness

    This movement-based exercise technique was originally developed for dancers nearly a century ago. Pilates not only increases core strength and stability but also range of motion, flexibility, and muscle balance.

  • Quinine Caution?>
    Wellness Tip

    Quinine Caution

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Quinine tablets should not be taken to treat muscle cramps or restless legs syndrome. They can cause potentially fatal adverse effects, a new study confirms.

  • Like Onions? Try Ramps!?>

    Like Onions? Try Ramps!

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Sometimes called wild leeks, ramps (Allium tricoccum) belong to the same genus as onions, leeks, scallions, and shallots. They look somewhat like small scallions but taste more like strong garlicky onions, hence the nickname “little stinkers.”