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Longevity Magazine Issue 1 2019

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
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2 Issues

in this issue

1 min
your healthcare through the ages

Gisèle Wertheim Aymés It’s always very gratifying to produce a print edition of Longevity, and my team and I are delighted to bring you the first of our 2019 biannual offerings. In this issue, we have focused on your healthcare through the ages. Each time we research and publish a new issue, we learn about new ideas and thinking, although many principles of aging remain the same. With a free flow of information at our fingertips, we live in confusing, but also exciting times. Now, more than ever, it’s so important to be discerning and to be empowered about your health choices. This will enable you and your family to age well. The more conscious you are about the way you live, what you eat, what you are exposed to and how you…

7 min
behind the scenes

Dr Aniali Aucamp-Nel Dr Aniali Aucamp-Nel graduated as a medical practitioner from Stellenbosch University, then went on to obtain aesthetic certifications in advanced botulinum toxin and filler techniques, microsclerotherapy and lipolysis in the UK, where she worked for 10 years. She completed her training in advanced Silhouette Soft techniques in South Africa. She has a keen interest in non-surgical aesthetic interventions and natural skin rejuvenation. She is the owner of Transform Medical Aesthetic Institute, a medical clinic that offers non-surgical aesthetic treatments, beauty treatments and laser. Dr Heather Blaylock Dr Heather Blaylock is a qualified medical doctor with a special interest in anti-aging, aesthetic treatments and sexual health. Graduating with an MBChB from the University of the Witwatersrand, she further attended extensive aesthetic training. She uses a variety of the latest techniques…

3 min
the renaissance of cell therapies

DR MARKUS DEPFENHART, PLASTIC AND AESTHETIC SURGEN In the late 1990s and early 2000s, there was huge hype around stem cells and their apparently almost unlimited potential, but unfortunately the expectations didn’t materialise. However, new scientific perceptions and a consistent turn-away from embryonic to adult stem cells have led to a real renaissance in the last few years. Today, cell therapies are seen, by many experts and scientists, as the most promising candidate for the “holy grail”–not only for the treatment of all kinds of conditions and diseases, but also for rejuvenation and longevity. The term “cell therapy” can be defined as the use of specific or specially chosen cells or, alternatively, as the use of a biological product with therapeutic effect derived from living cells. In practice, it consists usually of the…

3 min
lip filler meets daffy duck

DR ZAC SCHABORT, AESTHETIC DENTIST I often think we underestimate the importance of a fully functional and aesthetically pleasing peri-oral region–for speaking, articulating, laughing, eating, tasting, being intimate… Yet in 2019, I’m still trying to comprehend what would drive patients to opt for “duck-lips”–or why doctors would create them. Looking at the science and psychology behind lips, I have compiled a list: 1 THE “BIGGER IS BETTER” THEORY The success of a beautifully filled lip depends on a fusion between patient selection, the correct filler used and a seamless outcome. Often patients love the initial result, and unfortunately believe that more filler will only enhance it. The rule of aesthetics, however, is less is more. Generally, patients who don’t show a lot of teeth when smiling should be discouraged from having lip fillers, as…

2 min
genes alone are not our destiny

DR DANNY MEYERSFELD, FOUNDER OF DNALYSIS Most people think our genes are cast in stone, and our “destiny”, whether it’s disease, sporting ability or even thinning hair, and that there’s not much about our genetics we can control. While we generally believed this for a long time, more and more we’re learning that while our actual genes won’t change, the way they work and the impact they have on our health can be affected by the choices we make. “Gene expression” is the process by which the traits encoded in our genes are manifested into actual physical characteristics. There is inherent flexibility here, as although our genes are static, the individual cells in our body need to be able to adapt to the changing environment in which they find themselves, which is essential…

3 min
our children are getting fatter.

DEEPAK PATEL, PRINCIPAL CLINICAL SPECIALIST, DISCOVERY VITALITY A recent study from the European Association for the Study of Obesity, presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity, revealed a 10-fold increase globally in the number of children and adolescents with obesity in the past four decades–an increase from five million obese girls in 1975 to 50 million in 2016, and an increase from six million to 74 million boys. What’s more shocking, though, is that we are missing the warning signs. When we look at the health of our children at a population level, we seem to be acutely aware of the problems and risks associated with obesity, poor nutrition and physical inactivity. Public healthcare campaigns and greater awareness of the benefits of positive lifestyle changes in general are slowly resulting in…