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

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…

Train the Brain to Fight Chronic Fatigue

A new study comparing treatments to fight chronic fatigue syndrome has found that cognitive behavioral therapy, which changes the way sufferers think about and respond to fatigue, can have a far more positive effect on the condition than previously thought. Chronic fatigue syndrome affects around 2% of the world’s population and its main symptom is intense long term…

Fight Breast Cancer with Fish Oil

Supplementing your diet with omega 3 fatty acids found in fish oils could reduce your risk of breast cancer by a third according to a U.S. study. Researchers at the University of Washington and the University of California studied around 35,000 post menopausal women over a period of seven years to assess the impact of…