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

A Natural Night’s Sleep

  Insomnia is a growing concern in a society where higher stress levels, increased use of medication, and over exposure to technology are regularly preventing a third of us from getting a good night’s sleep. Recent reports have suggested that watching television, and using a laptop or digital reading device in the evening could be…

Smoking Damage is Instantaneous

Smoking can produce cancer causing chemicals in the body within 15 minutes of smoking a cigarette according to research from the University of Minnesota. The research, which was funded by the U.S. National Cancer Institute and published in Chemical Research in Toxicology, identified a substance that can damage DNA and lead to the formation of…

Good Cholesterol Reduces Alzheimer’s Risk

There’s a lot of focus on reducing our cholesterol levels, but we need to be careful just to reduce “bad” cholesterol and to maintain our levels of “good” cholesterol according to researchers at Columbia University, who believe HDL cholesterol helps to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s While we are all now well aware that LDL cholesterol…

Carrots Combat Cancer

Carrots could do more than help you see in the dark according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Eating carrots and similar vegetables can help to fight off various diseases including heart disease and a variety of cancers. Researchers from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta suggest that…

Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Cancer Risk

Common blood pressure drugs known as ARBs or Angiotensin-Receptor Blockers increase the risk of developing new cancers according to an in-depth study by the University Hospitals Care Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland. ARBs are used to reduce blood pressure in patients suffering from heart disease and other cardiovascular…

Science Explains Acupuncture Pain Relief

While pain relief using acupuncture has become more widely accepted in recent years, the scientific processes that occur during acupuncture have not been fully understood. Now breakthrough research from the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York provides a clue to one of acupuncture’s pain relieving mechanisms. What Does the Study Show? The research…

Vitamin D Vital in Pregnancy

British women are being urged to take a daily Vitamin D supplement during pregnancy in an attempt to reduce deficiency related illness in newborns. Writing in the British Journal of Nutrition, the Institute of Child Health suggests that all women of reproductive age should take a Vitamin D supplement; a recommendation which could soon be…

Deadly Drug Approved for Continued Use

Regulators in the U.S. have decided not to ban the diabetes drug Avandia, although evidence suggests it could double the risk of heart failure. Avandia, which has the generic name Rosiglitazone, is given to people with type 2 diabetes to help them reduce their blood sugar levels. It is prescribed to millions of diabetics worldwide,…

Brush Twice Daily for Good Heart Health

People that don’t brush their teeth regularly could be increasing their risk of having a heart attack by up to 70% according to a Scottish population study published in the British Medical Journal. Although previous links have been drawn between gum disease and cardiovascular problems, this is the first time that frequency of teeth brushing…