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Longevity Magazine Annual 2018

Longevity is a anti-aging, health and wellness magazine that focuses on international expert advice, science-based research and real life stories. The magazine provides readers with a balanced range of well-researched information from natural, integrative and allopathic disciplines focusing on health, wellbeing, nutrition and fitness in an easy-to-read, consumer friendly-format, while the dedicated beauty section provides in-depth insights from experts, and covers everything from latest trends to non-invasive and invasive treatments.

South Africa
Longevity Media a division of Aegle Wellness (Pty) Ltd
R 46,50
R 90
2 Issues

in this issue

1 min
your healthiest year ever!

In this special annual holiday issue, Longevity approached leading specialists across a range of disciplines, from integrative medicine and fitness to the disciplines of psychological wellbeing and soul health, to share their knowledge with you. What you will learn from these insights is that health is not one-dimensional, and you are an individual with your own sets of genes, microbiome, emotional and physical history, and spiritual outlook. All these factors will determine your longevity, not one alone. The golden thread that runs through all the contributions in this issue is that, once you understand the state of your personal health better, and are more sensitive to your body, your mind and your soul, you will find the path to better health. We have published many interesting articles to keep you informed over the…

7 min
behind the scenes

▪ Sadhna Makka Sadhna Makka is the national training manager for Marine Spa Distributors. She has been working in the cosmetics and spa industry for eight years. She is passionate about the industry and has been exposed to life at sea. ▪ Dr Melanie Lambrechts Dr Melanie Lambrechts is a GPSI in aesthetics, with eight years of experience in the industry. She is the founder of The Centre of Wellness, which specialises in skin rejuvenation and integrative medicine. She also lectures for various medical academies and brands on aesthetic medicine, and has written numerous articles for industry magazines and online platforms. ▪ Dr Nicolette Landman Qualified as both a plastic/reconstructive and general surgeon, based in Pretoria, Dr Nicolette Landman has a special interest in cosmetic surgery, body-contouring procedures, skin-cancer surgery, as well as reconstruction and…

3 min
your health is your wealth personalise your health

Recently, leading health and life services company Discovery South Africa launched a bank – one based on behavioural science. It’s a world first and shows that there is a changing consciousness towards assisting people to live longer and better. Adrian Gore, one of the country’s most respected CEOs (recent winner of a Sunday Times Business Times Lifetime Achievement Award), said it is a fact that your health is directly related to financial wealth. “People who manage their health well manage their money well.” And while this is great, and indeed scientific advancement has brought cures to diseases that previously wiped out generations, on the whole today, we may be living longer, but many are not living healthier. We live in an age when cancer is rampant and afflicting people at a younger…

3 min
the root of the matter

The functional-medicine model is an individualised, patient-centred, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimum wellness. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical individuality and lifestyle factors, and directs personalised treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes. Taking into account toxicologies from the environment and detoxification of the human organism is critical in our approach. It might sound like an oversimplification, but most chronic disease states – such as obesity, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, autoimmunity, Alzheimer dementia and other dementia states – have an underlying deficiency (mineral, vitamin, hormone, fatty acid or amino acid) or an underlying toxicity state. In integrative medicine, we are focused on achieving vitality as well as organ reserve. Traditional Western medicine, while…

3 min
a revolution - just in time

Two-thirds of deaths globally are as a result of the decisions we make in our everyday lives – simple decisions about what we eat, what we drink and how physically active we are. And while these may seem simple, they are key determinants of the quality and quantity of our lives. The world of technology and big data are two industries that are revolutionising our lives. The way we travel to work, the way we order our food, the way we book our holidays and the way we communicate with our friends are fundamentally different from what they were just a few years ago. The impact that technology and data analytics are having on healthcare is no different. Technologies as wide-ranging as genomics, mobile apps, cutting-edge targeted medicines, and wearable fitness…

3 min
take the guesswork out of it

In the field of genomics, we love the saying “You’re what your grandmother ate”, as it pretty much sums up the idea that genetic variations have a hereditary tale. If you make poor choices throughout a lifetime, such as smoking, excessive drinking, chronic stress, poor diet, no exercise and toxic exposure, this will add significant pressure on a specific gene or SNP (pronounced “snip”), causing it to mutate. But if all members of a species have the same set of genes, how can there be genetic variation? Each gene that can currently be tested and is well-researched in term of its biological function can have various alleles. Some alleles, or genetic variations, have no impact on the way that gene expresses itself and encodes. However, some alleles can have a low to…