heart health

Meditteranean diet | Longevity Live

Food choices and our health go hand in hand. A new study, published in the European Heart Journal, has shown that individuals with heart disease who eat a Mediterranean style diet are at a lower risk of experiencing a heart attack or a stroke. The study tracked 15 482 people

sex | Longevity Live

Most would agree that sex is a really important part of our lives. Apart from the enjoyment of it, the physical bonding that builds intimacy, confidence in a relationship and procreation, it also has some very real health benefits too! Here we share six healthy reasons why it’s good for

healthy eating | Longevity Live

Women love chocolate, but should we be eating it? Anyone who has gorged on slabs of milk chocolate will most likely have experienced weight gain, bad skin and addiction, but is there another side that we have forgotten? The social guilt entrenched in our relationship with this treat is now

Pomegranate breakfast

Pomegranates are fast gaining popularity as we begin to understand the health benefits of this juicy fruit. And it’s no wonder considering the incredible anti-aging effects of this ruby red delicacy. Whether you eat it, drink it or treat your skin to it’s oil, pomegranate fruit is claiming its place on

heart health

“Taking a single pill, instead of multiple meds, could have a huge impact on the recovery of heart disease and stroke survivors.” Dr. Eva Lonn Heart and Stroke Foundation researcher Dr. Eva Lonn is studying a new medication which can only be described as a “heart health multi-vitamin”.  She is

heart | Longevity LIVE

Looking after your heart is key to your health. Tomorrow,  26 September, Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital will be embracing Heart Awareness Month, by offering free  heart talks and health screenings between 10am and 2pm. Dr Suzette Fourie, a cardiologist at Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, will be sharing advice and

Congestive heart disease, also known as congestive heart failure (CHF), is the condition when the heart cannot provide sufficient pumping action to maintain a normal blood flow rate in the body of an individual. Many people think that congestive heart disease is the same thing as cardiac arrest, which is

Taking care of your heart can help protect your brain from cognitive impairment, suggests a team from the University of Montreal and its affiliated Institut Universitaire de Gératrie de Montréal Research Centre. The researchers recruited 31 people aged 18 to 30 and 54 people aged 55 to 75. None of the participants had

Heart Awareness Month is just around the corner and we believe that everyone needs to know how to take care of their health and wellness to ensure they live a long, happy life. We would  invite six of our Longevity readers to join Philips for a discussion on cardiac health. Join Dr Zambakides,

Avo season is upon us and it’s a great time to get to know this “winter” fruit a little better. According to the home of the South African Avocado Growers Association, www.avocado.co.za, Avos are high in dietary fibre, a source of panthothenic acid, almost completely free of sodium, and are