insulin resistance

avoid middle age [longevity live]

Avoid middle age spread this festive season by resetting your body. Let’s face it, as we age it gets trickier to maintain a fit and lean body. This is not to say that ageing means you’ll gain weight immediately. However, it’s not uncommon for people to accumulate more weight over

Androgenic alopecia | Longevity LIVE

A woman’s hair really is an extension of her femininity. If she is having a good hair day the world is a better place. For men, going bald is just part of life. But for a woman hair loss is a terrifying ordeal. Today more and more women are suffering

Low carbohydrate diets have recently taken centre stage, leaving sugary foods high and dry. Shelves are full of  low-carb biscuits, chocolates and cakes all free from sugar. But what is being used to replace that delicious sweet taste? Low glycaemic ‘natural’ sweeteners. The question remains –  what are they made from? Agave Nectar Agave

Diabetes is no longer an illness that affects a few. As our world becomes increasingly less active and consumes too much unhealthy, processed and high calorie foods, lifestyle diseases have soared into the millions. Diabetes is nestling comfortably near the top of the list. This epidemic is no secret. New

Imagine if you had a switch that could balance your metabolism and do a deep cleanse without the use of expensive fan dangled detox kits? Your body is designed to do so by using a genius mechanism known as autophagy. Celebrities have discovered that intermittent fasting, or autophagy,  is one

Tim Noakes Real Meal Revolution

Over the last week Professor Tim Noakes was seen centre stage yet again, but this time it wasn’t to motivate fans. Instead Noakes was under the spotlight of The Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA). The Noakes hearing provided the perfect arena for the Banting team and the Association

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

skincare | Longevity LIVE

Sugars are found in most foods including plants, dairy and red meat; however not all sugars increase blood glucose. Insulin resistance (pre-diabetes) is the body’s response to long-term high blood glucose levels. The negative impact of carbohydrate foods that break down into glucose is ten times stronger for people with