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.

bilingual | Longevity LIVE

Having the ability to speak more than one language is probably one of the most important skills you can have today, with the growing rise of what is known as the ‘global village’ and the constant meeting of different cultures. Not only can it give you a massive advantage in

maternal deaths | Longevity LIVE

Pregnancy should be the beginning of a new life, not the end of an existing one. And yet, every day – due to preventable pregnancy-related conditions – approximately 830 maternal deaths take place globally. Seeings as 99% of these women are from developing countries, it is clear that this situation

pasta | Longevity LIVE

This wholesome, creamy spaghetti is a great pasta option for vegetarians, and will speedily become part of your comfort-food list of favourites. Brimming with healthy fats, proteins and whole grain-sourced carbohydrates, you’ll want to try it out as soon as the weather calls for something warm and more-ish. Especially good

pumkpin | Longevity LIVE

Essential oils have long been hailed as a wonder treatment that can be used as a remedy for pretty much any ailment. And with the variety available, it’s no wonder. One of their lesser-known powers is their use in cooking – not just for the health benefits they add to

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