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Placecol | Longevity Live

If you are looking for a skincare brand that you can rely on, Placecol really does hit the nail on the head. The brand was launched in 1980 by Elma Mckenzie, a beauty legend in South Africa. Today, their skincare ranges are used in a number of spas, and highly acknowledged for their premium

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Star of the romantic film The Age of Adeline, the beautiful Blake Lively has never struggled to stay slim. Agreeing to shoot the surf thriller The Shallows ten months after giving birth, Lively had to make a plan to get her body into a surfing fit state. Diet and exercise were the key. Blake

healthy skin

There is nothing like having soft, smooth glowing skin to help us to feel good. With the onslaught of stress, pollution and lack of sleep taking care of our skin is an essential part of our daily routine Karmen Fieldgate from Uber Natural Beauty shares some of the beauty ingredients that

rooibos | longevity live

Rooibos tea is an extremely well known South African treasure. And though it is the tea of choice for many, it’s benefits extend far beyond being just a beloved hot beverage. Now scientists  from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa are discovering it has the ability to help

A fit woman with an apple on her tummy

Bloating is often a sign of intestinal inflammation, but what is causing it? The small intestine is long, strong and full of bacteria. It plays an important role in digesting food and absorbing nutrients as well as being a key organ in our immune system. Sometimes we bloat as a

Healthy Habits Of Japanese

I’ve been living in Japan for just over three weeks and while it’s an exciting journey for me,  I must admit I’m finding the heat unbelievable.  It’s pretty much like being in a mild sauna, even well into into the night. On the upside, drying clothes has never been easier! 

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headaches

We have all read the contradictory articles on caffeine and headaches. Some say that caffeine will give you headaches, others say that this is simply not the case. Well, we got fed up with this barrage of confusing information and decided to get to the bottom of it once and

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HRT| longevity live

We all know that HRT has been linked to breast cancer over the years. However, a new study suggests that previous research has underestimated the risk of breast cancer by up to 60%. It also reveals that HRT as much as triples the risk of breast cancer in patients. What Do

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painful sex

Around 20% of women will experience painful sex at some time during their lives. Many women never seek help, either because they think it’s normal to feel pain or because they’re not sure who to ask. Pain during sex is not normal, and in most cases is completely curable. So

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blood testing

The South African Doping Control Laboratory is now approved, by WADA (The World Anti-Doping Agency), to start testing blood samples again. Olympic Panic In May of this year, WADA suspended the lab, after it failed to meet international standards. What exactly were the reasons behind this? We’re still unsure, however, the implications

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STI

Sexually Transmitted Infections STIs are rife and as dangerous as always. While some STIs, such as chlamydia and gonorrhea, can be treated with antibiotics, the viral types, such as herpes, human papilloma virus and HIV have no cure.  In this column, sexual health practitioner Professor Elna McIntosh shares her STI

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yoga

The philosophy of yoga is rooted in a culture of health and well-being. This culture understood how exercises could be used to treat ailments. But did you know that certain yoga poses are helpful  even for treating headaches? Yoga was traditionally more than just a weekly gym class, it was

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