Viva!Health

Health in the Media

What’s new is the reason some of these chemicals are there may be completely unnecessary.
Nitrites...
One of the mums in the article describes how she has lost friends over her decision to raise her...
Writing at length about her four-week vegan experience, Sarah Vine – married to Michael Gove,...

Health features

Whether you’ve just taken up jogging or are a seasoned athlete, your body needs the same set of nutrients as everyone else’s to keep fit – the only difference is in the quantity. How active you are...
Why is dairy such a disaster for health and why aren’t we talking about it?
Most people in the world – over 70 per cent – don’t drink milk as adults. No other animal on the planet continues to drink...
Avocados, wholegrain bread and nuts are a good source of some B vitamins
Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
Thiamine helps our bodies use carbohydrates and to form adenosine triphosphate (ATP) the ‘molecular currency’ of energy transfer in our cells.
Signs of deficiency: headache,...
On average, adults need seven to nine hours sleep a night, but many struggle to get anything like that. It’s estimated that around a third of the general population and nearly 50 per cent of older...
Fruit and veg smoothies
You need to drink to stay hydrated and if you’re not hungry, the best way to get some healthy vitamins, energy-giving carbohydrates, disease-busting antioxidants and water...
With the growing popularity of veganism, more and more parents are raising their children vegan and many have to constantly defend their decision to do so. As a vegan parent, the gazillion questions...
Essentials at the ready 
Basic foods we rely on for sustenance and nutrition – fruit and vegetables, pulses, nuts and seeds, wholegrains – can be dirt cheap and if you’re clever, you can...