Your Health in Your Hands

By Dr David Ryde & Tony Wardle

Editors: Amanda Woodvine,Viva!Health nutritionist and Juliet Gellatley, Viva! and Viva!Health founder & director

David Ryde is a GP and a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practice. He has been vegan for many years and served on the Medical Sub-Committee of the British Olympic Association for several years and was a county athlete and rugby player. David writes for the medical and lay press and lectures to national medical organisations.

Tony Wardle is a journalist, writer and TV producer and helped to found Viva!. He is now its associate director and edits Viva!Life. He also co-authored The Silent Ark with Viva! founder, Juliet Gellatley.

Some of the TV and video programmes that Tony has written and co-produced have won several ITVA and other British awards, a Royal Television Society Award, IVCA Silver and Gold Reel awards and Gold medals at the New York Film & TV Festival.


Amanda Woodvine
, BSc nutrition, is Viva! Health’s Health Campaigner. She authored the charity’s V-Plan Diet and Globesityreport – an extensive review of the science behind the diet and an explanation of how meat and dairy are at the core of the world’s expanding obesity epidemic. She also co-authored Nutrition in a Nutshell.


Juliet Gellatley
 (BSc zoology, DipDM) is the founder & director of Viva! and Viva!Health and writes and speaks on every aspect of vegetarian/vegan diets.


©Viva! 2007. (First produced in 1994, this version updated 2007.)
Produced jointly by: Viva!, 8 York Court, Wilder Street, Bristol BS2 8QH 
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Viva! Health, Top Suite, 8 York Court, Wilder Street, Bristol 
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This is one of 17 Guides by Viva! – for a list contact Viva! (as above). Viva!Health has many fact sheets on nutrition – from calcium to iron – for a list contact the Viva!Health (as above).
Cover photo: Corin Jeavons