Johane van den Berg

Johane van den Berg

new food guide | Longevity LIVE

For the first time in more than a decade, the Canadian food guide has been updated – and the rewrite has been making waves for a number of reasons. The changes administered follows a 3-year consultation period, and immediately two things stand out. First, the new food guide encourages consumers

avocado | Longevity Live

For most people, our hair is a feature to which we are willing to donate a fair amount of time, energy and money in order to keep it in shape – one’s hair is one’s crown, after all. But how often do we give even a thought to our scalp

leisure sickness | Longevity LIVE

If over the past holidays you realized that sometimes you felt a little under the weather – perhaps more so than before you went off work – you are definitely not alone, and there is a reason for this feeling. Getting sick just as you go on a long-awaited holiday

minestrone | Longevity LIVE

This versatile plant-based minestrone soup is low in fat, high in fibre and packed with vitamins, minerals and nutrients. The protein-packed beans and barley and satiety-promoting fibre, combined with nutrient-rich veggies and tomato broth (high in the super anti-oxidant lycopene) means this soup will fill you up not out! Serves

chutney | Longevity LIVE

When talking about authentic, truly South African dishes, what naturally comes to mind is rooibos tea, Cape Malay-style curry, biltong, bunny chow, freshly baked rusks and milk tart – these are elements that will simply not be found in the same manner anywhere else in the world. One item that

pasta | longevity live

On a beautifully cloudless day in the Western Cape this past December, I enjoyed the superb privilege of sitting underneath a vine bough, sipping an ice cold Pinotage Rosé while listening to a talk about permaculture (I’ll divulge more about that in a different post) before proceeding to learn how

oxygen facial | Longevity LIVE

If you have been wondering how you could give your regular facial a bit of an upgrade, you may want to think of giving your skincare a breath of fresh air. To be more specific, the ingredient to consider is 98% pure oxygen, paired with hyaluronic acid – in a

While January is supposed to be a breath of fresh air, a brand-new page and a chance to start over, for many people it just represents a gloomy, dark tunnel they need to wrestle through – one that often seems to have no end. A new study also indicates that

matcha | Longevity LIVE

If you’re like us, you’re always looking for ways to enjoy our favourite treats without sacrificing the nutrition we’re supposed to get from them. Like most children, I grew up loving ice cream, and now that I’m grown I see no reason to stop enjoying the bon-bons closest to my

redheads | Longevity LIVE

It’s a trait that naturally presents itself in only 2% of the population, it can generate its own Vitamin D with little sunlight, and it generally requires more anesthesia than other hair colors. Red hair has always been a source of fascination to humanity, especially because it is so scarce.