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.

Holiday

Appetite on holiday? We love the holidays and time away. As good as holidays are for us for de-stressing, they can also always seem to bring out the worst of our habits. We give our appetite free rein and relax just a little too much when it comes to how

Fruit juice

For many years, a juice cleanse was considered the fastest way to lose those unwanted pounds, while it’s also the go-to method when it comes to kick-starting a new diet. Unfortunately, despite many so-called wellness gurus who swear by these cleanses, there is very little science that backs up this

The safety and efficacy of the vampire facial (Platalet-Rich Plasma or PRP treatment) is under fire, following the recent infection with HIV of two people who underwent this treatment. Both were clients of the now-closed VIP Spa in Albuquerque. After an inspection that discovered problems in the spa’s handling of

Since my teenage years, my locks have experienced something of an identity crisis. Seriously, after I’ve washed it, some sections dry out straight as a poker, while others have a definite wave going on. In addition, none of it is arranged in any sort of order. It can also be

On Tuesday this week, the world’s first malaria vaccination was given to children in Malawi. Two more African countries – Ghana and Kenya – will start implementing the vaccine in the coming weeks, according to the World Health Organisation. In the official press release, WHO announced that this vaccine will

Breast cancer is largely considered to be a disease that only affects women – an assumption that is wholly inaccurate. While it is true that men experience it not nearly as often as women – due to the fact that men have less breast tissue, thereby lessening their risk –

If Africa is not for sissies, then the Absa Cape Epic is probably the mountain bike race that best embodies this trait. It’s all about a tough route and tough riders – after all, it is the world’s premier mountain bike race. This year, it was held from 17 –

EMS | Longevity LIVE

Look up EMS training and you’ll find it hailed by one lean and lithe celebrity after the other, including Heidi Klum, Elizabeth Hurley, and Madonna. But can you really replace your five-times-a-week, hour-long gym sessions with just 20 minutes of electronic muscle stimulation and simple resistance movements? As it turns

Old wives tales are some of the greatest and most pervasive myths that we’re told as children. I’m still not convinced that I won’t go cross-eyed if I still too closely to a tv, or that kissing a frog won’t give me warts. The beauty of these unshakable childhood anecdotes

mental resilience | Longevity LIVE

“You can’t always control what life throws at you, but you can control how you react to it.” How often have we heard this mantra? But what does it really mean to have a capacity to manage the challenges that arise in your life? Many people will tell you this