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

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…

Caveman Diet Was a Healthier Choice

The diet consumed by our Paleolithic ancestors could hold the key to better health and nutrition according to experts gathered together by Unilever. Unilever has brought together scientists and experts in the fields of evolutionary genetics, anthropology, food science and botany to try to understand the foods that would have been eaten by cavemen two…

Coffee Boost is All in the Mind

Regular coffee drinkers may become immune to the stimulatory effects of caffeine according to a study at Bristol University. The UK based research suggests that rather than experiencing a buzz or heightened sense of alertness, regular coffee or tea drinkers are just keeping withdrawal symptoms at bay when they have another cup. What Does the…

Smile Your Way to a Healthy Heart

Having a healthy heart could be as simple as taking the time to relax and enjoy yourself, according to researchers at Columbia University, New York. While previous studies have looked at the negative emotions of stress, anxiety and anger, and the way they increase the risk of heart disease, this new research published in the…

Ginger Eases Aches and Pains

A daily dose of ginger can naturally reduce muscle pain by up to 25%, according to research by the University of Georgia. Whether you’ve overdone it on the treadmill, spent all day gardening, or simply strained yourself spring cleaning, ginger is a safe and effective way to reduce common muscle aches. What does the study…

Sleepless Nights Linked with Early Death

In two separate studies, researchers in the UK, Italy and Holland have revealed that people getting less than the recommended six to eight hours of sleep per night have a higher chance of going to an early grave, and that regular sleepless nights could lead to the onset of diabetes. UK and Italian study links lack of…