Health Features

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People are confused – bad science and poor journalism don’t help our understanding of fat, lumping the good and the bad in the same basket. Many people fear all types of fat, worrying that it’s always bad for our health and that it causes unwanted weight gain. But not all fat is bad… 
Dr Ameera Brett explains how prescribing health documentaries is helping her patients 
High blood pressure is almost entirely preventable and yet devastates millions of lives, including the young. Juliet Gellatley of Viva! reveals how you can defeat it with a vegan diet
Let’s face it, we all know we could eat healthier but we also want to be able to treat ourselves every now and then. A vegan diet gives you the maximum damage limitation – you can still have cakes, chocolate and creamy sauces but they’re all much better for you than their animal-based counterparts.