Johane du Toit

Johane du Toit

Johané du Toit is the Health Writer at Longevity Magazine. She has a keen interest in medical and scientific innovations and aspires to provide the public with the latest reliable news in the fields of medicine, fitness, wellness, and science. Johane is happiest outdoors, preferably near a large body of water or in the mountains, and loves waterskiing, cooking, traveling and reading.

mindfulness | Longevity LIVE

The body, mind, and soul. All three can reap the benefits of the individual being fully in the present moment. As well as paying attention on purpose, and being wholly without judgment. This state of mind and body is defined by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, emeritus professor of medicine at the

depression | Longevity LIVE

300 million. This figure, according to the World Health Organization, represents the global number of people currently suffering from the debilitating disease that is depression. Taking into account current statistics relating to suicide – along with the way the world is starting to look at mental health and issues such

plastic surgery | Longevity LIVE

If you were to look at a line graph of the demand for plastic and reconstructive surgery for the last 20 years or so, you would see it growing steadily. Since 2000, the number of cosmetic procedures conducted annually has increased by a staggering 115%. This is as reported by

strawberry legs | Longevity LIVE

No, strawberry legs aren’t some fancy tan you get from watching tennis at Wimbledon. On the contrary, it is a skin condition that affects women worldwide. And while it’s not dangerous, for many whose legs have strawberry legs, it can be a bit of an embarrassment. The term is relatively new,

belly fat | Longevity LIVE

Belly fat and menopause seem to hand-in-hand, and it’s affecting more and more women nowadays. Whether you’re struggling with a few unwanted rolls around your waist or a spare tire that just won’t budge, you’re not alone. However, belly fat goes further than just being an aesthetic problem – research

artificial intelligence

Ever since artificial intelligence (AI) came on the scene, there have been concerns about how it will take people’s jobs. But is it really something we need to be worried about? The question is: will AI be part of the problem or part of the solution? Without a doubt, AI

sun screen | longevity live

As a child enjoying family holidays by the coast, I remember the most hated moment of any day spent on the beach. Besides the one where our parents would announce it’s time to pack up and go home. It was the dreaded moment when my mother would summon us for

hepatitis | Longevity LIVE

This is certainly a different kind of alphabet and the statistics show that it is quite dangerous. After tuberculosis, hepatitis is the second major killer infectious disease. According to the World Health Organisation, 9 times more people are infected with hepatitis than with HIV. Today is World Hepatitis Day.  Today

Sleep deprivation is on the rise globally, and toxins have a role to play in that. It is estimated that approximately 50-70 million people are suffering from sleep disorders in the U.S. alone. These disorders include insomnia, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy, and breathing-related sleep disorders. On top of that, a study published in

toxins | Longevity LIVE

Toxins in skincare, agriculture and air pollution get a lot of air time. You would no doubt have heard strange-sounding names like phthalates, chlorpyrifos, parabens, and propylene glycol flung around. These names are becoming more recognizable each day. But when it comes to the harmful ingredients in your cleaning products, would