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.

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.

chocolate tart | Longevity LIVE

Even the most health-conscious individuals have those special treats that they adore – regardless of the fact that they’re not so good for you as broccoli and kale happen to be. For me, that’s dark chocolate (and ice cream, but I’m working on that one) and if I can get

glowing skin | Longevity LIVE

As the end of the year creeps up on us, we can soon expect to have our Instagram feeds filling up with images of white, sandy beaches, snow and skiing in the mountains, or cruise trips and tanned bodies lounging in the sunlight. And if you are soon to join