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

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…

Crack Cholesterol with a Bag of Nuts

A small bag of nuts a day could dramatically lower cholesterol levels, according to a study by the Archives of Internal Medicine. Various types of nuts seem to produce the same effect, although experts warn against salted or sugar coated nuts, which can have negative consequences for health. What does the study show? A series of…

Trans Fats are a Deadly Ingredient

An editorial in the British Medical Journal is calling for trans fats to be “virtually eliminated in the UK by next year” claiming that reducing the proportion of trans fats consumed by a mere 1% could prevent 7000 deaths each year in England alone. But what are trans fats, why are they used, and why the fuss?…

Behavior Shaping as Effective as Drugs for Treating ADHD

Behavioral shaping with immediate rewards can work in the same way as stimulant drugs such as Ritalin, Concerta and Adderall to treat ADHD, according to UK based research published in Biological Psychiatry. Researchers at Nottingham University have discovered that for children diagnosed with ADHD, rewarding positive behavior straight away, and penalizing impulsive behavior can normalize activity in…