Viva!Health

Health in the Media

A huge body of scientific evidence supports plant-based diets, for both human health and...
As a vegan with a PhD, who works alongside many sharp and bright vegans at Viva!, I have...
The H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus was detected in a turkey flock of 40,000 birds and...

Health features

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....
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...
serotonin boosting bowl of muesli with nuts, bananas and soy milk
The ‘happy hormone’ – what could sound better than that? It’s the colloquial name for serotonin, so called because when our body has plenty of it, we feel wonderful. Not having enough, on the other...
Working as a busy GP in South Wales has its pluses and minuses but I have to say that I love my job and I love meeting all sorts of people every day in my surgery, having a chat with them and trying...
pregnant woman holding her belly
Being vegan invites comments and unsolicited opinions at all times but when you’re pregnant and vegan, it goes into overdrive and you may even begin to doubt yourself. Don’t let it get to you! Here’s...