Caroline is a professional writer and researcher, and a graduate of the University of Manchester, England. A mother of two, Caroline is committed to raising awareness of natural alternatives to medical treatments. She runs Lisa Janse Copywriting www.websitecopywriting.org

Why Pasta is the Favorite Food Worldwide

  A recent survey by Oxfam to discover more about the modern diet has found that pasta tops the list of the world’s favorite foods, closely followed by rice, meat and pizza. Of the seventeen countries that took part in the study, nine listed pasta within their top three favorite foods. The study was carried out…

Avoid Preeclampsia the Natural Way

Simply supplementing a pregnant woman’s diet with antioxidant vitamins and the amino acid L-arginine could reduce her risk of developing preeclampsia according to research undertaken  in Mexico City and published in the British Medical Journal. Preeclampsia is a serious condition in which there are problems with the mother’s placenta that can lead to growth problems…

Tomatoes Work as Well as Statins?

The bright red fruit of summer has been causing controversy in the media recently with some claiming that tomatoes work as well as statins for lowering cholesterol, so it seemed a good time to assess the many health benefits of this wonder food. The recent interest in tomatoes has been due to an Australian study, carried out by…

Shopping Can Help You Live Longer

Finally you have a great excuse to hit the shopping mall. In a Taiwanese study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, researchers have concluded that shopping can help you to live longer if you shop more than once a week compared to people who rarely go shopping. The research, which was undertaken by…

Early Antibiotics Increase Asthma Risk

Prescribing antibiotics to a baby under the age of six months could increase asthma risk by up to 70% according to a study from Yale University. Asthma is a growing concern in the U.S. where around 23 million people suffer from the chronic disease, which is about 1 in every 13 people. The growth of asthma among…

Sleep More, Weigh Less

A six month research program in the U.S. has studied the link between sleep patterns and weight loss, and has concluded that people who regularly have between six and eight hours sleep a night are more likely to succeed at weight loss programs than those who sleep less or more. It appears that poor sleep…