pregnancy

caffeine | Longevity LIVE

There are plenty of foods and beverages that need to be given up once a woman conceives. The health of your baby is of paramount importance and what you ingest can affect the growth and development of the fetus. While alcohol is the beverage that’s most commonly given up, recent

mental | Longevity LIVE

World Maternal Mental Health Day, celebrated on 2 May 2018, aims to spread the awareness of mental or psychiatric disorders that are prevalent in the perinatal period (the first 1 000 days of life), to ensure access to mental health care during this vulnerable time. Maternal Mental Health shouldn’t just be thought

folate | Longevity LIVE

When you hear the terms folate and folic acid, the context is likely to be about pregnancy. Expectant mothers need this nutrient as it is crucial to the development of the baby and without it- the child can be born with brain and spine defects. However, regardless of whether you’re

codeine | Longevity LIVE

Myprodol, Mybulen, Benylin C and Sinutab. What do these medications have in common? For one thing, they share a particular drug ingredient called Codeine. This is an opioid drug which is often compared to morphine and is used to treat mild to moderate pain. Moreover, if you take them while

shopping | Longevity Live

South Africa is currently suffering under a serious outbreak of listeriosis, with the number of related deaths standing at 61. According to the Department of Health, the most cases of this disease has been found in Gauteng (62%) followed by the Western Cape (13%) and Kwa-Zulu Natal (7%). The minister of health, Aaron

One of the most important responsibilities of a mother is to be able to provide her child with the best nutrition possible. Giving your child a solid nutritional foundation has a lifelong impact on his or her physical, mental and social development, and is key to ensure your child grows

fit | Longevity LIVE

It is not easy to get back into shape after you have given birth, and your body may not be the same as before. “However, taking up a healthy lifestyle post-pregnancy depends on two factors: what getting ‘back into shape’ means to you personally, and your ability to stay consistent

nutrition | Longevity LIVE

After having a baby, your priorities can be pretty predictable: care for your newborn, try and get as much sleep as you can (often easier said than done), and try to get back to your pre-pregnancy weight. The mistake? Nutrition. However, often that last issue, is the one that causes

stroke | Longevity Live

According to a report published by the American Heart Association, one in five women can’t name a single warning sign of stroke. However, each year roughly 55 000 more women than men have strokes, which kill nearly twice as many women as breast cancer. But, strokes can be preventable –

There is a certain amount of ambiguity when it comes to understanding exactly what your blood type tells you about your health. But the truth is, you’re likely to have been told many proven facts and mistruths. So before you start developing preconceptions, you need understand what this red stuff going