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.

world cancer day | Longevity LIVE

Each year, the light at the end of the dark cancer tunnel grows brighter, it seems. And this year, hope for the fight against cancer is growing brighter still. With the launch of the ‘I Am and I Will’ campaign, the 4th of February is posed to highlight the need for urgent action

mango | Longevity LIVE

Among the plethora of healthy desserts that have swept across our Instagram feeds during the last few years, what is known as nice cream (or banana ice cream) has probably become one of the most popular, especially in the vegan sector. And while I am absolutely all for something that

pantone | Longevity LIVE

Since the year 2000, the Pantone Color Institute has decided on a particular colour to represent the new year and the trends that are to follow. It also looks at where we are on a global scale in terms of human connections, how we keep ourselves busy and how we

avocados fight cancer

It’s a disease feared throughout the world, recently named the second-leading cause of death on a global scale, according to the Mayo Clinic. Cancer is severely debilitating, and when it takes root in a specific part of the body, it rapidly destroys energy and well-being for the sufferer. Luckily, there

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