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.

As of Thursday, specific types of breast implants – namely those with a textured or polyurethane coating – are no longer allowed in France. The ban of these implants are due to concerns that they have the potential to cause a type of cancer called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).

eyecare | Longevity LIVE

No more than a few decades ago, taking care of your eyes meant nothing more than eating your carrots, going for your annual eye test to make sure everything is still functioning as it should, and vaguely believing your mother when she says you’ll get square eyes if you stare

fitness regime | Longevity LIVE

Take a deep breath, Lorraine tells herself quietly; it will all be fine. She exhales slowly and moves through the revolving doors of the gym, swipes her brand-new gym card and smiles nervously at the receptionist. Descending the steps, she tries to remember whether it is better to use heavy

On a cold and cloudy Friday morning in August, we were whisked away from Joburg’s grey, smog-covered skies and neatly deposited in a previously-hidden world near Franschhoek. Here, wellness, healthy living and holistic medicine rules the day, and this is how we spent our weekend. Yes, this was real life.

Meatless Mondays will soon be observed by 1.1 million kids all over the Big Apple. Starting this 2019 – 2020 school year, all schools in New York City will be implementing this practice on the first day of the new week in a move towards improved health and sustainability for

immunotherapy | Longevity LIVE

Immunotherapy has done much to change the results of cancer, but up to now, it has only be effective in treating certain cancers such as lung and bladder, as well as melanoma. Recently, however, a combination of an immunotherapy drug called atezolizumab and chemotherapy (nab-paclitazel) was approved by the FDA for

Nuts | Longevity live

If we were to pinpoint one area on earth responsible for supplying us with the most of today’s superfoods, it would probably be Central and Southern America. Not only have the inhabitants of these been consuming items such as quinoa, chia seeds, acai berries and cocao for centuries before the

polluted air | Longevity LIVE

Polluted air is the cause of death for 7 million people on a yearly basis and costs approximately US$5.11 trillion in welfare costs on a global scale, according to the World Health Organisation. That is because polluted air has a direct influence on diseases such as stroke, lung cancer and

Their bodies are constantly changing, their hormones are on safari, they are bombarded by a horde of different media messages imparting what they should now look and feel like, and their emotions can be difficult to control. If you have a child currently in their teenage years, it’s safe to

cauliflower pizza | Longevity LIVE

If you’re like us, you love wholesome, more-ish food that your body will love as much as your tastebuds do – and if that is the case, this plant-based, protein-filled cauliflower pizza recipe is perfect for you. Mixed with protein-rich quinoa flower and ground almonds, cauliflower creates a deliciously crisp