Viva!Health

Health in the Media

The study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology followed half a million men and...
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...

Health features

Saturated fat is the unhealthy type of fat we don’t need – it raises cholesterol, which increases the risk of heart disease. It’s found in meat pies, sausages, fatty cuts of meat, butter, ghee, lard...
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...