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Viver Pocket Health Guides

We live in an “always on, 24/7” age, with little time to absorb information that can help us stay healthy…even prevent or help conquer a chronic medical condition.


That’s where Viver Health’s evidence-based, digest-style Pocket Health Guides come in. All the searching, analyzing and digging for nuggets of actionable nutrition and wellness information have been done for you by Viver Health’s team of researchers, physicians and editors led by Viver Health’s founder, Vicki Barghout – pharmaceutical executive and mother of two. Vicki’s own search for nutrition and wellness information to complement her treatment for breast cancer resulted in the creation of Viver Health.

Viver Pocket Health Guides are perfect for patients living with cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other chronic conditions, or anyone who chooses to lead a healthier life.

They are a smart choice for healthcare providers and healthcare systems for patient education, as a complement to treatment programs and for community outreach.

Heads of HR and chief medical officers in large organizations can also use Viver Guides or our digital assets – or tap our meal planning, nutritional counseling and other services to help employees become health wise.

Health insurers can distribute Viver Guides or license Viver’s digital assets to help their clients make wise nutrition and wellness choices that can lead to a reduction in claims volume.

Pharmaceutical companies with products that address chronic diseases can do as Ely Lilly did…rely on Viver to create a custom Guide and original recipes to serve as brand ambassadors for their product(s).

More than 35,000 Viver Guides have been printed and are in use throughout the U.S. for good reason: they make a healthy difference.

Find out more about the Viver Pocket Health Guides.


Patients and Anyone Who Opts for a Healthier Life

Individuals can easily order Viver Pocket Health Guides.

If you are recently diagnosed, undergoing treatment for cancer or recovering from the disease, you should choose Viver’s Reduce Your Risk of Cancer Guide.

If you are living with stomach cancer, we have a Guide that can direct you to foods you can tolerate: Your Guide to Wellness with Stomach Cancer.

If you just want to lead a healthier life, and enjoy nutritious foods, Viver’s Your Guide to Healthy Eating is a down payment on a healthy future.

Viver Guides also make thoughtful gifts for friends or a loved one with a chronic condition, or anyone you hold dear.


At Viver we have three rock-solid beliefs:

  1. educated patients make for healthier patients.

  2. good food is good medicine.

  3. people prefer their health information in easily digested, bit-size chunks.

If you believe as we do, then consider providing your patients with the evidence-based nutrition and wellness knowledge packed into Viver Guides. The cost to your practice is reimbursable.

Physicians who commonly supply Viver Guides to their patients are:

  • Oncologists

  • Cardiologists

  • Endocrinologists

  • Internal medicine practitioners

  • Primary care physicians

  • Physicians with integrative practices

Viver Guides are a valuable information resources for all patients, and they complement classic treatments for patients with cancer, diabetes, cardiac and other chronic conditions.

Learn more about bulk orders and discounted pricing here.

Healthcare Systems

The era of value-based payments is likely here to stay. Provider networks are wise to use all means at their disposal to 1) minimize re-admissions and 2) generally help patients improve their health.

Viver evidence-based, digest-size Pocket Health Guides help senior leadership, physicians and staff in your organization achieve these goals. They are, of course, reimbursable.

Consider offering Viver’s Reduce Your Risk of Cancer Guide and Your Guide to Wellness with Stomach Cancer. to all associated oncology practices in your system.

Consider, too, encouraging all other practices – whether system-owned or independent – to distribute Viver’s Your Guide to Healthy Eating.

Viver Pocket Health Guides can be used as a teaching tool in on-campus classes (EG diabetes education) and for community outreach.

You can co-brand all Viver Guides distributed through your system with your logo or the names of specific practices on the back of the guide.

Learn more about bulk orders, co-branding and discounted pricing here.

Additionally, as a healthcare system, you have access to Viver’s entire service offering, including:

  • The development of original recipes to address specific disease states and/or improve on cafeteria menus. See our original recipes created for Stomach Cancer patients here.

  • The production of healthy food videos can can be delivered to patient rooms.

  • Guest speaker engagements for community outreach, as well as nutritional and wellness education for physicians and staff.

If you follow a population health strategy, The Viver team can help you achieve your goals.

HR Professionals and Corporate Medical Officers

Healthy employees are productive employees. The sole purpose of Viver, evidence-based Pocket Health Guides is promoting health through exceptional nutrition and wellness practices.

Here are four ways you can bring Viver into your organization:

  • Supply your employees with Viver’s Your Guide to Healthy Eating. For employees who are challenged by cancer, there’s Viver’s Reduce Your Risk of Cancer Guide and Your Guide to Wellness with Stomach Cancer, a work that was sponsored by Lilly US to provide nutritional assistance to this underserved population. Viver Guides can be co-branded with you company logo.

  • Utilize the services offered by the Viver Team of researchers, writers, producers and nutritionists, including customized guides, recipe videos, research articles, and educational assistance.

  • Licensing our digital assets for use on you company website,

  • Contracting with the Team to create healthy recipes for your cafeteria(s) and/or recipe videos.

Engaging our founder, Vicki Barghout, as a speaker to motivate employees with her personal story of how she used foods that are medicine to complement her treatment for breast cancer. That was in 2010. Today, Vickie remains cancer free.

For bulk orders of Viver Guides click here, or to order individual guides visit our store.

For questions about our services, email

Administrators of Self-insured Health Plans

Administrators of plans for self-insured companies have a strong incentive to recommend Viver evidence-based, pocket Health Guides and services: healthy employees can result in a reduction in claims volume and expenses.

For most employees, Viver’s Your Guide to Healthy Eating would be appropriate. However, for employees who are challenged by cancer, consider these two Guides for information about nutrition and wellness to complement classic treatments: Reduce Your Risk of Cancer Guide and Your Guide to Wellness with Stomach Cancer.

You might also recommend engaging the Viver Health’s Team for some of the services they offer.

Suggest licensing our digital assets or engaging us to create healthy food videos for use on your client’s company website,

Tap the Viver Team to create healthy recipes for the company cafeteria(s).

For bulk orders of Viver Guides click here, or to order individual guides visit our store.

For questions about our services, email

Our Services

The Viver Team of researchers, writers, experts in digital media and nutritionists led by our founder, Vickie Barghout, offers a variety of services to organizations of all sizes.

Recipe Creation – We can create original recipes for a) healthcare systems seeking to make their cafeteria and in-room meal selections healthier, b) companies who want to bring good foods that are good medicine into their cafeterias and c) pharmaceutical companies who choose to support a product with a sponsored Viver Pocket Health Guide or an entire Viver program.

Healthy Food Videos – The way to maximize the value of the recipes we create, is to place them on your website and/or on You Tube.  Our writers and video production people make the simplest recipes look delectable.

Original Content If you’re looking for a resource to provide nutrition or wellness content for your website, a blog or a presentation, Viver is the perfect, trouble-free and affordable resource.  We can handle the entire project or work with “experts” of your choice.

Customized, Researched Guides – Our Your Guide to Wellness with Stomach Cancer resulted from a collaboration between between Viver, subject expert, Brian E. Lacy, PhD, MD, Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Section of Gastroenterology at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, and Lilly, our sponsor for this Guide. The goal: to provide pertinent nutrition and wellness information to an underserved population – patients living with stomach cancer and their caregivers.

Mobile Apps – We work with some of the best app developers in the U.S.  Our guiding principle for app development is: keep it simple, and build in value for the user. That means understanding what the user wants and needs, and testing the apps we create thoroughly before release.

Speaking Engagements – As the founder of Viver, who turned her own research about foods that are medicine into a weapon to battle cancer, Vicki Barghout makes an effective, inspirational speaker in person or in a video.