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.

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