Viva!Health

Health in the Media

The story implies that eating meat could help your mental health, but that's not what the study it...
Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Eating Animals and We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at...
Head of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Inger Anderson says the current drop in greenhouse gas...

Health features

Chemists have always been interested in the bright colours found in nature. In 1831, German chemist Heinrich Wackenroder used carrots to isolate the yellow/orange pigment beta-carotene that gives...
Fat is essential for health and plays many roles in the body, from helping us to absorb vitamins A, D, E and K, to building the membrane of each of our cells. It also protects our vital organs by...
At these trying times we want to do everything we can to shield ourselves from an illness. One of the most powerful things you can do is nourish your body with foods that support your immune system....
Fasting as a ‘body cleansing’ tool has been around for millennia but how about intermittent fasting to achieve weight loss? Does it work and is it safe?
There are many types of fasting, which is the...
We associate calcium with bones and rightly so, but this important mineral has other functions, too. It is important for muscle function, nerve transmission, signalling within cells and hormone...
Soya packs a great nutritional punch and offers a range of health benefits! Why, then, are so many people worried about it, what are their concerns and is there any truth behind them?
Myth 1: Soya...
Atherosclerosis
Many of the problems associated with cardiovascular disease are due to a build-up of fatty deposits called plaques on the inside of blood vessels – it’s known as...