Samantha Parrish

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Samantha has been working as the features writer for Longevity since February 2013 after she graduated from the University of Johannesburg. She studied journalism and this is where she developed a keen interest in the health and wellness arena in South Africa. She has always had a passion for writing and finds it incredibly rewarding working in the health and wellness industry. Samantha believes that it is important to take an active stance with regards to your health and wellness in order to live a happier, healthier and longer life.

avocado | Longevity Live

Avocados are hugely beneficial to your health and many nutritionists will recommend that you add an avocado to your daily diet. There is a lot of evidence to indicate that eating avo’s may reduce the incidence of heart disease in people who consume it on a regular basis. The Health

Cool down this weekend with this healthy, tasty treat  And best of all, they are easy to make. Serves 12 Gluten-free and egg-free Base: 1 cup macadamias 1 cup coconut flakes 1 cup almonds 1 Tbsp honey 1 tsp sugar-free chai spice Filling: 2 cups natural yoghurt 1 Tbsp honey 1

celebrity | Longevity Live

Looking for a healthy tasty meal? This  easy to prepare salmon recipe is designed by registered dietician Melissa Kelly and extracted from her ‘scoop to lose programme’. Ingredients Serves 1 (increase ingredients per person) Salmon fillet 1 onion, roughly chopped 2 Tbsp fresh coriander leaves, chopped 2 tsp olive oil 1

Fresh Food

Apples really are one of nature’s superfoods. A recent study, published in the Journal of Food Science, has found that a variety of natural vinegar products (including apple cider vinegar) have therapeutic affects. Researchers, from the Institute of Food Technologists, reviewed numerous studies on these products, which indicate a number

urgent care | longevity live

When 29-year-old Brittany Maynard told the world of her plans to end her life as she was dying of an incurable disease, and then followed through with her tragically brave decision, her story went viral and opened up the long-debated subject of death with dignity. Have you ever wondered when

  According to Irene Levine, a psychologist, “lifelong friends not only know the person you are, but also the person you were” – one of the reasons why friends are so important. You need lifelong friends in order to keep you on track and true to who you are. While

  When 29-year-old Brittany Maynard told the world of her plans to end her life as she was dying of an incurable disease, and then followed through with her tragically brave decision, her story went viral and opened up the long-debated subject of death with dignity. Have you ever wondered

If you feel that you are not good enough – you are not alone… According to Susie Wolbe, an educator who focuses on mindfulness, stress reduction and building balanced lives, many of us suffer from imposter syndrome – first described in the 1970s by psychologists Clance and Imes as a phenomenon

Here’s a quick glance at what carbs you should be eating for good health. It’s challenging in this day and age to know what carbs you can and can’t eat, as there are so many differing opinions.  There is also a lot of debate in the media around what diets

blue zones | Longevity LIVE

  If you don’t eat too much over the festive season, you won’t have to set those unrealistic New Year’s resolutions come January. According to some professors at UCLA, there are some easy ways to ensure that you don’t overdo it these holidays, while not restricting you too much when