environment

trees | Longevity LIVE

Next time you drive through a really nice neighbourhood – with its pretty, well-kept homes and clean streets – try to imagine the same area without the lush lining of trees that will inevitably be present in these places. Suddenly not such a nice picture, is it? That is because

WeWork goes meat free

With increasing evidence showing the detrimental effects of meat production on climate change, global work sharing space company WeWork has literally taken the bull by the horns.  The company announced it will no longer allow staff  to claim expenses for meals that include meat. WeWork will also no longer provide

Ask The Doctor Review| Longevity

In this Q&A, we ask Dr Sly Nedic – founder and owner of 8th Sense and a GP with a special interest in personalized medicine and aesthetics – to share her insights on the future of personalized medicine. Here’s what she had to say. Q: What is genetic testing and

fashion | Longevity LIVE

A darker side of the fashion industry is currently being revealed through a trend known as fast fashion. After SOS notes were found in clothing bought at Zara and other large retail stores, the conditions under which clothes are currently being created came under the spotlight. The notes in question

skin | Longevity LIVE

It’s the body’s largest organ – around two square meters – and makes up around 16% of our body weight. So, why do we neglect our skin? Dr Sly Nedic, a physician board-certified in anti- aging medicine by the World Organisation of Anti- Aging Medicine, aesthetic specialist and founder of 8th

glass | Longevity LIVE

While it was anticipated that plastics would gain popularity, due to their durability, versatility and cost, at the beginning of the “plastic age”, almost 80 years ago, the global waste-management and health problems associated with them weren’t. Today, tons of plastic have accumulated in landfills and natural environments. In fact,

world | Longevity LIVE

SA’s water crisis is far from over, as panellists from a recent discussion ahead of World Water Day concluded. “Our water problems are not just about Day Zero and the quantity of this precious resource, but also about our water quality and our water infrastructure,” noted Dr Marius Claassen, Principal

organic | Longevity LIVE

Of all the questions asked of me when people come for a real food safari (farm tour) on our farm, Spier, in Stellenbosch, this is the most common. Is it possible for organic agriculture to feed the world? The answer is very simple: yes. Not only can organic agriculture feed

plastic | Longevity LIVE

Take a look around your immediate vicinity. How many plastic items can you identify within 15 seconds? For me, it was twelve items. If given a few more, I could easily find 30 different items made from this material, just on my desk. Plastic is quickly becoming one of our

fashion | Longevity LIVE

Fashion Revolution Week 2018 will mark the fifth year of Fashion Revolution, the world’s largest fashion activism movement founded to radically change the way our clothes are sourced, produced and purchased. It also marks five years since the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh, where 1,138 people were killed