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.

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

work space | Longevity LIVE

Human beings spend the majority of our lives working. We generally enter the workforce between the ages of 20 and 25, and by the time we leave at around 65, the largest part of our lives are essentially behind us. This does not have to be negative,  however, since we

vaginal dryness | Longevity LIVE

If you are a woman living in this day and age, you will likely spend a third of your life in menopause. This is because people are living longer than a century ago, and this means that every woman should have a decent understanding of the natural aging process, of

This superfood Italian burger comes with balsamic onions, mozzarella and slaw, and this recipe is extracted from Super Food Family Classics by Jamie Oliver. It serves 6 and takes 40 minutes in total to prepare. The secret here is to use lean minced beaf, which is just as protein-packed as

genes | Longevity LIVE

For all living beings, sleep and proper rest is essential to our ongoing and functional health, and is related to genes in the same way as nutrition and exercise. It is said that the human body can survive three times as long without food as it can function without sleep.

matcha | Longevity LIVE

Yes, I’m afraid it’s true. Even those of us who work for highly health-conscious magazines have areas in our health that need work. In this article, I will be identifying the most important ones I want to repair in 2018, why I consider it necessary, and how I will go

shopping | Longevity Live

South Africa is currently suffering under a serious outbreak of listeriosis, with the number of related deaths standing at 61. According to the Department of Health, the most cases of this disease has been found in Gauteng (62%) followed by the Western Cape (13%) and Kwa-Zulu Natal (7%). The minister of health, Aaron

vaginal steaming

How you ensure your vaginal health changes as you age. Being aware of these changes can mean the difference between premature and graceful aging. Dr Trudy Smith, an obstetrician and gynaecologist, outlines the health of the vagina as we age. Q: When does the vagina start to age? A: The vagina

vaginal steaming

For women having difficulties with stress urinary incontinence, vaginal atrophy, dryness and overall irregularities, there is now an effective and non-invasive solution, with an added bonus of only 5-7 days downtime. As a result of several different factors, including menopause, hormonal changes, drastic weight loss and childbirth, women can suffer

be healthy

The current world seems to be high on health and wellness. Health trends feature all round. It has become more of a lifestyle than a passing fad, with self-care being the latest element in the trend. Between CrossFit, inner-city marathons, wireless headphone dance-offs at sunrise, yoga in the park, kale