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.

nut | Longevity LIVE

In the quest to live naturally and more organically, there are many ways in which you can still enjoy your favorite snacks – while ensuring that both your health and the environment benefits. For some time now various nut butters – of all shapes, sizes, flavors and designs – have

grapefruit | Longevity LIVE

Yes, it may be a bit unlikely that you will experience love at first taste on the very first time you try this tart cross between a orange and a pomelo. However, this superfood should absolutely still be on your grocery shopping list – for a myriad of reasons. Noted,

book | Longevity LIVE

This New York Times best-selling book, written by an internationally-acclaimed doctor from Harvard Medical School, Jerome Groopman, sheds light on the definitive link between hope, healing and health and how these elements come into play on a biological level when it comes to the patient’s journey of recovery after serious

antibiotics | Longevity LIVE

Antibiotics that are designed for human use have been used in farming over the years to help animal lots grow faster and larger thereby increasing the yield for farmers. This boosts farm to plate efficiency and profitability. It has been estimated that animals who are injected with or fed antibiotics

workout | Longevity LIVE

We are almost hitting the half-year mark for 2018 – and how many of us can say we diligently stuck to our resolutions of changing our lifestyles and improving our fitness? If you can honestly answer yes, congratulations on your persistence and hard work; you will likely close off the

bipolar | Longevity LIVE

Thus far, 2018 has been very focused on holistic health, with self-care taking centre stage for some time now. One area which, in particular, has been receiving quite a fair amount of attention is the health of the mind. Mental illness and, in particular, bipolar disorder, can be difficult to

oat milk | Longevity LIVE

A rising intolerance to dairy, along with more people looking to the principles of the vegan and paleo diets, has given way to a number of different plant-based milks. This is also a fast-growing industry, with Innova Market Insights predicting it to reach over $16 billion in 2018.  The best

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