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

Processed Meat Seen as Cancer Risk

  (Health Secrets Newsletter) Eating processed meat can increase your risk of developing pancreatic cancer, according to research conducted in Sweden. The study, which was published in the British Journal of Cancer, suggested that increasing your intake of processed meat by around 50g per day, which is about one breakfast sausage, could increase your risk…

Exercise Boosts School Grades

  Children that exercise are likely to get better grades at school than those that don’t according to a review carried out in Holland. The review was undertaken amid fears that the pressure on schools and pupils to achieve high academic grades could reduce the emphasis on physical education and school sports, which would then…

Fish Maintains the Brain

(Health Secrets Newsletter) Eating grilled or baked fish could prevent the brain from shrinking, and therefore reduce the risk of cognitive decline, according to researchers from the University of Pittsburgh.  The study focused on the structures of the brain associated with memory and learning, as a reduction in brain volume in these areas is thought…

What’s Your Coffee Limit?

(Health Secrets Newsletter) The amount of caffeine in your morning cup of coffee could already push you towards your daily limit according to research at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. After analyzing single espressos from twenty different coffee outlets in Glasgow, researchers saw that the amount of caffeine in these could vary from just…

How to Rid Your Body of Mercury

  The level of mercury that is entering the food chain may still be on the increase according to a recent study undertaken in the Great Lakes region, and published in the journal Ecotoxicology. The study showed that although levels of mercury seem to have been declining in the region over the last forty years,…

Thumbs Up For Fiber

(Health Secrets Newsletter) Cereal fiber is one of the many foods that causes controversy among nutritionists, with many believing that it can protect us from bowel and rectal cancers, while others believe it should be avoided altogether and that it actually irritates the gut, increasing the risk of colorectal cancer. With this in mind, a…

Poisoned by Our Own Contraceptives?

(Health Secrets Newsletter) There may be a link between the use of oral contraceptives and the growth of prostate cancer, according to an open report from Toronto University, published in the British Medical Journal. But hang on a minute! I can hear you thinking, how can a pill that is taken by women increase a…

Fizzy Soda Linked to Teen Violence

(Health Secrets Newsletter) A small study of high school students in Boston has highlighted a link between high levels of non-diet fizzy soda consumption, and violent behavior. The study which was carried out by the University of Vermont and the Harvard School of Public Health, was published in the peer-reviewed medical journal Injury Prevention, and…

The Ups and Downs of Eggs

(Health Secrets Newsletter) Are eggs healthy natural sources of high quality nutrients that form an essential part of a balanced diet, or are they evil cholesterol stuffed spheres which are guaranteed to destroy our health and cause disease? It seems that almost every day there is a new medical report into eggs, either singing their praises or…