Health Features

Features from Viva!LIFE magazine.



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Health Features


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Juliet Gellatley

In 1994 Juliet founded Viva! - a vibrant, campaigning group that is now the biggest vegetarian and vegan organisation in Europe. She also set up the charity, the Vegetarian and Vegan Foundation in 2002 to concentrate on health and nutrition. She directs both groups.

Over the past 20 years, Juliet has created and launched numerous campaigns and written several reports, guides and books, including the Silent Ark, Born to be Wild and the Livewire Guide to Going, Being & Staying Veggie. She has given hundreds of talks and media interviews on all aspects of vegetarianism. Juliet also writes regular health features for Viva!life and Lifestyle magazines and is a contributor to the CNM web site for nutritional therapists.

Juliet is a qualified nutritional therapist and runs Revive! Nutrition. She is the coauthor of guides such as Vegetarian & Vegan Mother & Baby Guide, Healthy Veggie Kids and Nutrition in a Nutshell.

Juliet created The Incredible Veggie Show and National Vegetarian Week.

Juliet is an inspirational, fun and informative speaker and has made many media appearances across the world. She has a degree in zoology and psychology and diplomas in direct marketing and nutritional therapy.

Read more about Juliet.

Juliet's Features


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Veronika Powell

Veronika Powell MSc is a health campaigner at the Viva! Health (VVF) specialising in the links between diet, health and disease. Veronika is a biologist and a qualified teacher; and she has worked on a number of campaigns in the last decade.

After spending several years campaigning against animal experiments working with schools, universities, cosmetics companies and politicians, she moved on to vegan nutrition and health to show people that plant-based diet is the best possible and can be used for prevention or treatment of a number of diseases.

Veronika's Features


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Amanda Woodvine, Bsc Nutrition, MSc

Amanda Woodvine holds a BSc degree in Nutrition from King's College, London and an MSc in Public Health with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. She is a consultant nutritionist for Viva! and its sister charity, the Viva! Health (VVF).

Her specialities include nutrition for the elderly, cardiovascular disease and obesity. She has authored a number of guides and reports for the VVF, including White Meat Black Mark - a scientific report investigating the health consequences of consuming white meat; the V Plan Diet, Globesity and Have a Heart.

Vegan Amanda has trekked some of the most rugged terrain in the Rift Valley of Tanzania, climbed Mount Losimingori and has run the London Marathon to raise funds for VVF!

Amanda's Features


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Dr Justine Butler

Dr Justine Butler is a VVF health consultant at the VVF and health writer. Justine holds a PhD in molecular biology, BSc biochemistry and Diploma in nutrition. As well as writing numerous scientific reports, guides and factsheets for the VVF, Justine has had an extensive list of articles published in health and trade journals, national and regional newspapers. She is a regular contributor to Network Health Dieticians magazine.

Justine's Features


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