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.

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

Vitamin | Longevity Live

From a young age, we are taught to take our vitamin supplements daily. They are supposed to make us stronger, healthier, and help us enjoy better immunity against illness. Nowadays, however, the buzz is asking whether your vitamins are doing what they’re supposed to – and whether it’s possible that

Holiday

Appetite on holiday? We love the holidays and time away. As good as holidays are for us for de-stressing, they can also always seem to bring out the worst of our habits. We give our appetite free rein and relax just a little too much when it comes to how

Fruit juice

For many years, a juice cleanse was considered the fastest way to lose those unwanted pounds, while it’s also the go-to method when it comes to kick-starting a new diet. Unfortunately, despite many so-called wellness gurus who swear by these cleanses, there is very little science that backs up this

The safety and efficacy of the vampire facial (Platalet-Rich Plasma or PRP treatment) is under fire, following the recent infection with HIV of two people who underwent this treatment. Both were clients of the now-closed VIP Spa in Albuquerque. After an inspection that discovered problems in the spa’s handling of