Johane van den Berg

Johane van den Berg

wellness | Longevity LIVE

The world of wellness is rapidly expanding into a new section of the global market, and the term wellness real estate is becoming more and more of a buzzword. The United States, Asia and Australia, in particular, have taken an interest in developing more homes, offices, and communities in general

groopman | Longevity LIVE

Optimism is the belief that things are going to get better. Hope is the belief that we can make things better. In the face of often incredible suffering, it takes courage to hope. When the chips are down, and when we need a powerful shot of motivation to help us

people | Longevity LIVE

Today is World Lupus Day. Lupus is a disease that sometimes goes wholly unnoticed, because those suffering from it don’t always show the obvious symptoms. That is why it is often referred to as the ‘invisible’ disease. The name ‘Lupus’ originates from the thirteenth century, when the physician Rogerius compared

silver | longevity live

A new revolutionary compound, which is silver-based and could potentially reverse the negative side effects of chemotherapy, has recently been discovered by UJ researchers. The complex delivering the most promising results was tested in both rats and human cancer cells in laboratory studies, yielding success. The compound has been named

Jennifer | Longevity LIVE

Jennifer Glodik’s story has quite the edge to it. This 30-year-old Russian was married too young, experienced a lot of pain at the hands of her then-husband and mother-in-law, lost everything she built up and was eventually left with nothing. If she wasn’t made of steel, she would have given up

fashion | Longevity LIVE

A darker side of the fashion industry is currently being revealed through a trend known as fast fashion. After SOS notes were found in clothing bought at Zara and other large retail stores, the conditions under which clothes are currently being created came under the spotlight. The notes in question

medical | Longevity LIVE

These are the top medical breakthroughs we’ve picked up recently. 1. DNA modification for treating skin disease DNA modification research has led to the very successful treatment of a serious skin disease, undertaken by the Children’s Hospital at Ruhr University in Germany, together with specialists across Europe. A young Syrian

eating disorder | Longevity LIVE

Eating disorders are complex illnesses with both psychological and physical aspects that require treatment.  For this reason, over the past few decades, it has become more common for the treatment of people with eating disorders to be managed by multi-disciplinary teams which can deliver the necessary medical, psychological and nutritional

Generally, when a threat of a salmonella outbreak rears its ugly head, it is regarded as something that can have a few mild repercussions. Recently, however, one enormous recall has ensured that eggs benedict won’t be the breakfast of choice any time soon. Not for the breakfast plates in the state of North

spa | Longevity LIVE

Avoiding the Joburg morning rush, we made our way towards the wrought-iron gates of Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa – and a hidden piece of paradise. The hotel is tucked away in the neatly trimmed suburb of Wendywood, conveniently just out of the Sandton CBD. If you didn’t know about