Green Tea May Hinder Zika Virus

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

Magnesium Deficiency

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.**

New Way to Fight Cancer

As soon as it is commercially available Tumor Paint will aid surgeons in removing cancer as it has the ability to stain cancer cells yellow. Made from scorpion toxin Tumor Paint will soon start human trials. http://www.fhcrc.org/en/news/releases/2012/11/tumor-paint-research-featured-short-film.html