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.

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

Parkinson's | Longevity LIVE

In January this year, Neill Diamond made the announcement that he would be retiring from touring as result of a recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. He would still be writing and recording music, he said, but his live performances would need to end. Other well-known individuals who have had their lives

cancer | Longevity LIVE

Given that a nowadays to develop employee wellness programs study by the Lancet Medical Journal indicates that South Africans can expect to see a 78% increase in cancer cases by 2030, it’s now more important than ever to be aware of this disease, and how it affects you in the