coconut oil

The right cooking oil can help you stay healthy, and when it comes to choosing an oil, it often comes down to extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) and virgin coconut oil. However, when it comes down to it, which of these oils is the healthiest of them all and which

coconut oil | Longevity LIVE

If there’s one beauty ingredient that continues to stand the test of time, it is definitely coconut oil. In fact, this product is literally found everywhere – from your beauty cupboard to your bathroom cabinet and even in your own kitchen!  Now, while the debate around the effects of orally

coconut | Longevity LIVE

Coconut is everywhere. There’s coconut water, coconut milk, coconut oil, coconut flour, and even coconut cream. Dating back over 4000 years, coconuts have risen in popularity over the past few years. This is as a result of its versatility as well as dense nutritional value. The kernel, which is raw

beauty | Longevity LIVE

When it comes to beauty and caring for your skin, natural is always the best way to go – with bigger beauty brands coming to that realization today. With your skin being the largest organ on your body, it is important to always give it the best care you can.

You may be one of many, like me, who bought into the idea that including a copious amounts of coconut oil in your diet is super healthy for you. But is coconut oil really as healthy as it has been cracked up to be? So I started researching the topic

healthy hair | Longevity LIVE

Sun-damage to our skin is not the only contributor to a look of premature aging due to dehydration and damage; our hair can suffer the same effect. A combination of summer sun, dry air, swimming and heat styling can leave your crowning glory looking decidedly less glorious than you’d like.

palm oil health

Is palm oil good for your health? There have been many conflicting reports regarding the health of palm oil over the years. Some cite it as healthier (1, 2) than coconut oil and others demonize its health and environmental impact. When it comes to the health benefits of palm oil,

extra virgin olive oil | Longevity LIVE

Is vegetable oil really the healthier choice? Currently the South African Food Based Dietary Guidelines among other countries in the world, still support the use of vegetable oils, but according to recent research these cooking oils may be doing us more harm than good. These dietary guidelines advise us to,

milk | Longevity LIVE

While many of us have dreamed of the day when our favourite starchy staple had half the calories, few would have reckoned it was actually possible. Scientists from Sri Lanka, though, seemed to have done exactly this: they’ve found a way to halve the calories in rice. Counter intuitively, the

brain and turmeric

A new take on Alzheimer’s brings hope for this once elusive disease. Recently labeled type-3 diabetes, Alzheimer’s has now been linked to insulin resistance, the same condition that causes type-2 diabetes. The new perspective on this disease finally opens the door to possible solutions; coconut oil and resveratrol are two