Family Health

play | Longevity LIVE

I remember a few years ago, I was sitting with a friend of mine named Sylvia. She said something to me that day about marriage – and relationships in general – that was so profound I’ve never forgotten it: “Richard, I realized that my husband and I spent far too

health | Longevity LIVE

As a husband and a dad, I take the health of my family very seriously. We have a top medical aid, and the names and numbers of doctors and various specialists in our contact lists. And as my wife, like most of y’all, is bloody neurotic, we have a medicine

cord blood | Longevity LIVE

Umbilical cord blood research started with a foundation in blood-related diseases such as leukemia. Today, however, the use of cord-blood stem cells has extended far beyond treatments for cancer. Blood stem cell transplantation has been performed over the last fifty years and plays an important role in treating bone marrow

sugar addiction | Longevity LIVE

Addictive behavior has been observed in lab rats that were fed Oreo biscuits, and many studies have confirmed that sugar is as addictive as cocaine (including a 2013 study from Connecticut College, USA). Eating a lot of sugar and carbohydrates can produce massive spikes in blood sugar levels, causing high

exercise | Longevity LIVE

Exercise is not just good for your body; it’s good for your brain too. According to research, even a small amount of exercise, such as walking every day, can make you sharper, healthier and happier. Scientific studies show that children who are physically active get better grades, concentrate more and sleep

ADHD | Longevity LIVE

It’s 7am and Michael is on his way to work. The old lady driving the car in front of him has just let her engine stall on a turn, causing him to miss the last of the green light and costing him several crucial minutes. He experiences immediate road rage. The

sleep | Longevity LIVE

According to Till Roenneberg, a professor of chronobiology at Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, it is actually better if this is not the case. Roenneberg studies the biological roots of sleep. He says each person has a sleep chronotype, an internal timing profile that is specific to you and can vary up

super-mom | Longevity LIVE

Question from an anonymous reader with Super-Mom Syndrome: “I’m a working mother with three children under the age of 12. Although I have a good support structure, I still find myself exhausted most days, and dropping balls – either at home or at work. My career is important to me,

pet | Longevity LIVE

Most South Africans are aware that leading a healthy lifestyle contributes to improved mental and physical wellbeing. One of the main aspects of this is, of course, diet. In fact, it’s becoming well understood that the health benefits of organic, fresh foods from health shops and farmers’ markets far outweigh

Demartini | Longevity LIVE

Dr John Demartini is a human behavior specialist, educator, international best-selling author and founder of the Demartini Institute. Here he gives his expert advice for a reader on the topic of her imminent marriage and fidelity. An anonymous reader asks: I am about to get married, and although I’m not