Wellness

probiotics | Longevity Live

As the saying goes, “You gotta have guts!” Well, not quite. You gotta have good, happy guts! That’s essential for optimal functioning, mentally and physically. But it’s easier said than done in today’s gut-banging, processed-food culture. Turns out lots of things in — and taken out of — the foods

So, here are 100 simple ways to be healthy. Over time, you’ll find that these habits start to accumulate. Before you know it, you’ll wake up and discover that you’re leading the healthy, happy life you’ve been aiming for. 51. Drink your greens. Starting your day with a green smoothie

diet

Have you been there? Depressed and without hope? The dream that life advertised reduced to a sham… a bluff… a lie? I have. The hall of doom and gloom that my mind had become was devoid of positive expectation. The ache of loneliness and despair infused my whole being, and I

knees

A recent study published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology found that nearly two-thirds of women aged 50 and over experienced persistent, incident or intermittent knee pain. Orthopaedic surgeon Dr Lipalo Mokete explains that certain factors associated with aging can increase your likelihood of knee dysfunction: Obesity: “When it comes

bladder infection | Longevity LIVE

Urinary incontinence (UI), the involuntary passage of urine, is not only something that happens as we age; it can also be an indication of more serious health concerns. UI can be permanent or temporary. Dr Kgomotso Mathabe, a urologist at Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre, outlines the following four types:

pelvic | longevity live

Mention sex and you have everyone’s attention; mention pelvic-floor health and you’ve lost them. Yet you cannot have the one without the other. In addition to low libido, pelvic-floor problems are also indicated in painful sex, womb prolapse and lower-back pain. Instead of suffering in silence, women now have access

vaginal steaming

There are two main areas of pelvic health we need to be aware of: pelvic floor health and infections. Pelvic floor (PF) problems are indicated by vaginal pain, abdominal pain or lower-back pain. Briony Devonald is a pelvic floor physiotherapist at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto. “There are many

shopping | Longevity Live

South Africa is currently suffering under a serious outbreak of listeriosis, with the number of related deaths standing at 61. According to the Department of Health, the most cases of this disease has been found in Gauteng (62%) followed by the Western Cape (13%) and Kwa-Zulu Natal (7%). The minister of health, Aaron

Wrinkles

French dramatist Jean Racine once said: “Wrinkles on the brow are the imprints of exploits.” They are also a natural and inevitable part of the aging process –whether we accept them or not. Every facial expression we show, every physical movement we make, requires a great deal of cooperation from

avocados fight cancer

Get the expert advice of Dr Mehmet Oz and Dr Mike Roizen on how to reduce your risk for cancer as they answer the most-asked questions on this disease.   Q: With cancer rates on the rise, especially the ones that affect women, what can I do to protect myself?