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

Greens and Beans Reduce Colon Cancer Risk

A diet high in plant foods such as green vegetables, dried fruit, brown rice and legumes can dramatically reduce your risk of developing colorectal cancer, according to a California based study. The study; part of a larger research project, assessed the impact of diet on the risk of developing colorectal polyps, small growths in the…

7 Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease

A study by the University of California has identified the seven biggest risk factors for the development of Alzheimer’s disease, and the degree to which these increase the chances of developing the disease. The study, which was published in The Lancet Neurology, estimated that around half of all Alzheimer’s cases could be avoided if more attention…

Resurgence of Rickets

  Rickets, the crippling childhood bone disease that causes stunted growth and deformities, appears to be re-emerging in the UK despite the fact that it is believed to have been eradicated many decades ago. Rickets, which is caused by a lack of Vitamin D, should be very rare in Western countries. Rickets causes softening and…

Are You Drinking Too Much Water?

An opinion piece written by a Scottish doctor and published in the British Medical Journal has sparked controversy over whether the recommended eight glasses of water we are advised to drink each day are really necessary. Despite Dr. Margaret McCartney stating that the recommendation to drink that much is “thoroughly debunked nonsense”, many  nutritionists of the…

Olive Oil Cuts Stroke Risk

Replacing other fats in your diet with olive oil could reduce your risk of having a stroke by more than 40% according to a French study, published in the journal Neurology. Olive oil has previously been identified as having many health benefits, such as reducing the risk of many cancers, being effective against HER-2 breast cancer,…

Why Pasta is the Favorite Food Worldwide

  A recent survey by Oxfam to discover more about the modern diet has found that pasta tops the list of the world’s favorite foods, closely followed by rice, meat and pizza. Of the seventeen countries that took part in the study, nine listed pasta within their top three favorite foods. The study was carried out…

Avoid Preeclampsia the Natural Way

Simply supplementing a pregnant woman’s diet with antioxidant vitamins and the amino acid L-arginine could reduce her risk of developing preeclampsia according to research undertaken  in Mexico City and published in the British Medical Journal. Preeclampsia is a serious condition in which there are problems with the mother’s placenta that can lead to growth problems…