Jacques Cilliers

Jacques Cilliers

Movember | longevity live

According to the World Health Organization, depression is a major mental disorder, with more than 300 million sufferers worldwide. If not treated, it can lead to suicide, and currently 800 000 people die annually because of untreated depression. Moreover, this disorder is badly stigmatized, and often the taboo surrounding the

e-cigarettes

A recent study indicates that smoking e-cigarettes can have a substantial effect on young smokers’ health, even if they never become tobacco smokers. Rob McConnell, the lead author of the study (published in the American Thoracic Society’s Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care), found an association between the use of the

exercise | Longevity Live

Many of us begin the fitness journey for the beautification effect (aging) of clean eating and hard training. The unfortunate reality is that many discontinue this undertaking, as the transformative effects of such a journey are slow and don’t appear in just a matter of months, but rather years. This

bone density | longevity live

Bones (and bone density) play a variety of important roles in body functionality, and maintaining their health as we age is vital. In order to keep up-to-date with the latest treatments and academic understanding of bone health, we spoke to Dr Stan Lipschitz, a Johannesburg physician in private practice and

skincare | Longevity Live

Finding a skincare product that suits your needs is always a tricky endeavor. We found 4 women from different walks of life and asked them to try Nikel Cosmetics, an organic skincare product. This Croatian-born natural beauty brand recently launched in South Africa. They’re inspired by nature, yet formulated through

beauty | Longevity LIVE

It seems we’re all searching for the “silver bullet” of anti-aging. In fact, according to the NPD Group’s 2015 sales report, the cosmetic industry is one of the few multibillion-dollar industries that continues to grow steadily around the world. Now, we’re not saying that you shouldn’t invest in what the

sustainability | Longevity Live

Sustainability is a box every industry – from fashion to food – should tick. It is no secret that during the past few decades the world has profoundly changed the way it consumes fashion. Millions of tonnes of clothes are thrown away into landfill each year. According to a report

Buddha Bowl | Longevity Live

If there’s one food trend to get on board with in 2017, it is Buddha bowls. By now you probably know Buddha bowls are healthy, trendy and beautiful, but besides for that, you may not know what exactly is in them. There are no strict guidelines when defining a Buddha bowl,

​Ignorance is definitely not bliss – especially when it comes to your health and your family’s health. Not to freak you out, but we can’t be immune to almost every illness, and this includes Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA). I recently read a study that reveals that iron deficiency is the

depression and mice in research | Longevity Live

The IDEA study from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2016 found that depression costs South Africa more than R232 Billion or 5.7% of the country’s GDP due to lost productivity –either due to absence from work, or attending work while unwell. Chairperson of the Psychiatry Management Group