Guest Posts

This is a collection of guest posts. To submit your story, please email editor@longevitymag.co.za. We look forward to hearing from you!
manager | Longevity LIVE

In life, the only constant is change. Not everything goes according to plan, according to Janine van Deventer, Marketing Manager at Ackermans. “Sometimes you just need to roll with it,” she says. “I am a working mom with two beautiful kids, but balancing a grueling work schedule, managing a sizable

When most people think of wigs or a hair piece, they probably think of a cap that stretches over the entire top and back of the head. But wigs and hair pieces come in several different types and cuts – all made for different purposes. You may not need or

kidney | Longevity LIVE

The 8th of March is World Kidney Day – so with that in mind, it is important to make sure that your kidneys are healthy. World Kidney Day is a global awareness campaign that focuses on the importance of kidney health and erducing the impact of kidney disease. In most

blue zones | Longevity LIVE

Dieting, food and exercise philosophies are seductive, even addictive. They promise us a flawless body, perfect skin, lots of energy and a stable mood. We can’t get enough and we keep looking for the next big thing to acquire the perfect physical shape and optimal health. So what is the

cancer | Longevity LIVE

Globally, one in six people currently die of cancer, with the incidence growing faster in developing countries through aging and rapidly growing populations which are increasingly adopting unhealthy Western lifestyles. By 2030 an estimated 70% of cancers will be in developing countries. This has prompted urgent global scientific collaboration on

mental | Longevity LIVE

In what may be a taxing year ahead, South Africans are urged to make mental well-being a priority. Those hoping for a healthier 2018 need to be looking beyond a fresh diet and exercise routine. All too often, mental health takes a backseat – but a growing body of evidence

heart | Longevity LIVE

Laura Smith* – a sports equipment supplier in her mid-40’s – experienced a racing heart three years ago. She put it down to panic attacks caused by overwork or single parenting. When the attacks didn’t stop after trying to smell the roses, she went to her doctor, who diagnosed A-Fib.  Smith

veneers | Longevity Live

Are you considering getting your teeth into a more perfect shape? Here are some crucial elements to consider before opting for veneers. Everything you need to know about veneers: Are your teeth straight enough to allow the veneers to be minimally invasive? If not, it is advisable to first have

endometriosis | Longevity LIVE

For most women, menstruation is simply that time of the month; for women suffering from endometriosis, is can be disabling. With around 176 million women and girls suffering from endometriosis worldwide, it is now seen as a global epidemic. During menstruation, the lining of the womb – the endometrial tissue

Vision and contact lenses

If you have been suffering from chronic headaches and popping aspirin isn’t helping, then your contact lenses are the problem. They are commonly used for correcting vision as an alternative to glasses. However, if they do not fit your eyes properly or are unable to compensate for the vision loss,