A recent study points to an ingredient in green tea, epigallocatechin (EGCG) blocking the zika virus from gaining access to a human host cell. You can find more details of the study at contagionlive.com
Many of us have a weakness for pasta and, unfortunately, the more we learn about nutrition the more we realize it is just a plate full of sugar. Ideally, pasta would be made out of healthy foods so that we could eat it without guilt. Vegetable pasta would be the result & this New York Post article tells you how to do it.
It is estimated that 75-80% of Americans are deficient in magnesium & this could be the cause of up to 50% of the heart attacks in the U.S. yearly. If you want to check your level the serum magnesium will not tell you because it is almost always normal. Ask your MD about doing the Magnesium RBC test because it will check the level of magnesium in your cells. Your target level is the high end of normal according to Dr. Carolyn Dean in her book, The Magnesium Miracle. **This is not intended as medical advice. Always consult with your personal physician to see what is best for you.**
Tooth fairy payments in US are way up! https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/how-much-money-the-tooth-fairy-pays-in-different-111576429302.html
This is an interesting study but remember that gum is terrible for your TM joints, especially women’s. http://www.realclearscience.com/journal_club/2015/01/21/chewing_gum_removes_bacteria_from_your_mouth_109038.html
Many patients do not realize that at your dental exam your dentist may find signs of a medical condition. At drstevenlandin.com I often refer a patient back to their physician for evaluation of acid reflux (GERD) when I see signs of chemical erosion of the teeth. https://www.yahoo.com/health/heart-disease-brittle-bones-and-other-scary-105279962062.html
UCONN Dental recently completed a mission to Comayagua, Honduras. The fourteen dental students and their eleven predent auxiliaries, under the tutelage of seven experienced dentists, completed over three hundred procedures. http://newtownbee.com
Happy Mother’s day to all moms everywhere!
We are open for business in Fairfield today. Drive from Newtown was ok. Keep your distance from other cars and just drive slowly. It is slippery out there.