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.

cancer | Longevity LIVE

Globally, one in six people currently die of cancer, with the incidence growing faster in developing countries through aging and rapidly growing populations which are increasingly adopting unhealthy Western lifestyles. By 2030 an estimated 70% of cancers will be in developing countries. This has prompted urgent global scientific collaboration on

iPhone | Longevity LIVE

The first week of 2018 had hardly reached its end, and a major addiction issue had already raised its ugly head. Teenagers – specifically ones living in the United States – report to finding it increasingly difficult to part with their iPhone, even for a short time. This problem had

DNA | Longevity LIVE

The science of DNA has found another area where it can impact the way the healthcare system works. In December last year there was a severe malaria outbreak in South Africa, specifically in provinces such as Limpopo and Mpumalanga, where cases of cerebral malaria were reported. The South Africa National

#SaveWater | Longevity LIVE

The Department of Water and Sanitation, Operation SA and Miss Earth SA have launched a School Roadshow with the #SaveWater campaign to promote the saving of water. Over the next 10 days, visits will be paid to 100 schools. Children and students are being given educational worksheets, while Miss Earth

Resveratrol | Longevity LIVE

This would explain your love for red wine – it contains a key ingredient for anti-aging! Resveratrol has long been hailed as a powerful agent for aging better, and – good news! – it is now available in South Africa in a compact, potent supplement form. A Harvard University study has

hair | Longevity LIVE

The Western Cape province currently finds itself in one of the biggest droughts in South Africa’s history. This is why Carlton Hair SA has taken numerous steps – including a 5-part strategy – in order to decrease their reliance on municipal water and reduce water consumption. “As a hair salon, water is

codeine | Longevity LIVE

Myprodol, Mybulen, Benylin C and Sinutab. What do these medications have in common? For one thing, they share a particular drug ingredient called Codeine. This is an opioid drug which is often compared to morphine and is used to treat mild to moderate pain. Moreover, if you take them while

walking | Longevity LIVE

Walking your way to a healthy lifestyle has just become a popular local trend, with South Africa’s new president – Cyril Ramaphosa – setting the example. A health-conscious new president for South Africa According to eNCA, Ramaphosa makes a habit of getting up at 05:00 in the morning. in order

no digital

Sunburn in South Africa – especially amongst children – is a major cause of concern. Each year over the summer, copious amounts of sunscreen are sold in an effort to protect children’s skin from both the damaging ultra-violet (UVA and UVB) rays of the harsh South African sun. When kids need

ground turmeric | Longevity LIVE

These three ground turmeric recipes are a delicious and gluten-free way to start the day. 1. Ground Turmeric & Chia Breakfast Bircher Muesli Ingredients 1/4 cup gluten-free oats 1/4 cup chia seeds 2cm grated fresh turmeric or 1 tbsp (15ml) ground turmeric 1 cup (250ml) almond or soya milk Fresh fruit