The long-standing debate on the availability of nutritional supplements and herbs is still a hot topic. Whether you believe they should be easily available or prescription only may not be as important as the regulation of quality. Even though we all have a right to good health we also need
Today almost 20% of South Africans are suffering from depression and anxiety – and although the word is commonly used in day-to-day conversation, depression is not a disorder to be taken lightly. In fact, if unresolved it can snowball into a far more severe health problem. Recent research in this
Inflammation is now known to be at the root of many lifestyle diseases such as autoimmune disorders, depression, high blood pressure, cancer, cardiovascular disease and alzheimer’s. Thankfully we now understand the nature and cause of inflammation. Firstly it starts in the gut, which makes it a good place to turn it off.
Living with anxiety can be immobilizing. It’s difficult to navigate your day if you don’t know when or where your next panic attack may occur. Even though anxiety is often seen as a mental issue, one forgets that neurotransmitters and steroid hormones largely influence our mental state. Even though it
Yoga isn’t the only gift traditional Indian cultures have shared with the west. Turmeric is one of many potent spices treasured by Ayurvedic doctors, and for a good reason. Being the subject of over 7000 peer-reviewed scientific articles, turmeric shows ancient Indian medicine had it right with their bright orange root.
Youthful skin starts with hydration. Even though the skin is the biggest organ in the body, it is also the last organ to receive water and essential nutrients. Dehydrated skin can easily become wrinkled and loose. Some fruits and vegetables are as hydrating as water, if not more. Water-rich fruits and
Have you ever seen a French woman wearing a padded push-up bra? Well I haven’t. The simplicity of chic may carry more than just sex appeal, it could also be the key to a healthy bosom. While so many of us are prowling the underwear department for sexy bras, celebrities
Growing your own food is becoming a new trend. In this series Longevity speaks to some of South Africa’s top gardening experts to help you on your way. Gardening in a flat or townhouse often calls for a bit of creative flair. Whether you hang small pots or tier planter
Youthful skin starts with hydration. Even though the skin is the biggest organ in the body, it is also the last organ to receive water and essential nutrients. Dehydrated skin can easily become wrinkled and loose. Even though stress, sleep, food and hormones all impact our skin, a good hydration
There is nothing like having soft, smooth glowing skin to help us to feel good. With the onslaught of stress, pollution and lack of sleep, taking care of our skin is an essential part of our daily routine. It is known that the skin is the body’s largest organ, and