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Longevity Magazine Issue 2 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

2 min
2020 is going to be a great year

What if the world is holding its breath – waiting for you to take the place that only you can fill?” These are the words of renowned poet David Whyte. They are profound. And true. We all have a place in this world to fill. This is my motivation for 2020. In this issue, we hope that we provide you with inspiration to live your best life. Indeed, there are several stories in this issue that we believe will really change the way you think about your health. Don’t miss the article on how toxins are harming our health, on page 76. With the laws changing around cannabis, you must read our beginner’s guide to cannabis, on 88. Please buy safe! And the life-changing story of Gabi and her daughter Jenna Lowe…

10 min
behind the scenes

▪ Dr Aniali Aucamp-Nel Dr Aniali Aucamp-Nel graduated as a medical practitioner from Stellenbosch University, and 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 has a keen interest in non-surgical aesthetic interventions and natural skin rejuvenation. She is the owner of the Transform Medical Aesthetic Institute in Centurion, a medical clinic that offers non-surgical aesthetic treatments, beauty treatments and laser. www.transformmedical.co.za ▪ Dr Nadia Dannhauser Dr Nadia Dannhauser is the owner, director and full-time in-house doctor of For Beautiful Life Medical Aesthetics. She has a specialised and conservative approach to anti-aging, and believes in beautiful, natural results by enhancing the beauty you already have, instead of trying to create it. www.forbeautifullife.co.za ▪ Marisa Dimitriadis With over 40 spa development…

2 min
looking sharp

DR CHRIS GIEZING, AESTHETIC MEDICINE SPECIALIST AND FOUNDER OF AESTHETIC LAB While a desire to look good is ingrained in the female DNA, historically men have been less inclined to focus on their appearance. But times are changing. The male aesthetics market might still be in its infancy, but it’s booming. More and more men are standing in line for minimally invasive procedures that require no downtime, and men are spending more time and money on their appearance than ever before. Some of the reasons cited for this are social media, the competitive job market and the celebrity effect. The best starting point for men (as for women) is a good skincare regime. We usually pair high-quality homecare products with in-clinic treatments such as resurfacing peels, skin boosters and PRP treatments. Although this…

3 min
future trends in aesthetic medicine

DR DEBBIE NORVAL, AAMSSA PRESIDENT One of the only things certain in life is change, and this is especially relevant in the rapidly evolving aesthetics industry. The stigma that was once associated with aesthetic treatments is disappearing fast. Celebrities and influencers promoting the latest trends on social media have hugely increased awareness of aesthetic treatments. Millennials are now approaching 40 and have no qualms about sharing their procedures online. Anyone not having treatments is perceived to be missing out. “Prejuvenation” is the new buzzword as attitudes change and more people seek preventive aesthetic procedures at earlier ages. HOLISTIC AESTHETIC MEDICINE Wellness-driven beauty with a focus on full-body health is transforming aesthetic medicine. Modern doctors evaluate the patient as a whole unit, and include anti-aging treatments, hormone and vitamin replacement, hair restoration, medically controlled weight loss,…

3 min
it’s up to us to direct our health

DR DUNCAN CARMICHAEL, MEDICAL DOCTOR AND FOUNDER OF THE INSTITUTE OF HEALTHY AGING (IHASA) In the last few years we have begun learning how to optimise our health. We have had breakthroughs in our understanding of the massive benefits of sleep. We are realising that daily exercise switches on at least 10 healthy pathways. We understand that we used to eat far too much sugar, in our mistaken efforts to cut fat from our diet. This is great news for the individual, and we are confident that we now have the tools to help people live healthily into their 90s. However, since 2015 in places such as the USA and the UK, population trends of increasing longevity have stuttered, and life expectancy has disturbingly shortened. The most logical reason for this is…

2 min
it’s really not about age – it’s about attitude

KIM POTGIETER, CFP® REGISTERED FINANCIAL LIFE PLANNER AND PROFESSIONAL CERTIFIED COACH. If you, like me, were born between 1965 and 1980, or thereabouts, you’re a Generation Xer, and the first of our generation will soon reach the early retirement age of 55. Graeme Codrington, a recognised world expert on generational theory, describes us as the “sandwich generation”. Some of us are children of divorce, born and raised in an era of change, used the first cellular phones and were the first generation to surf the Net. Many of us are now home-owners with children, also looking after elderly parents, and in influential positions in the workplace. We are juggling retirement savings with bond repayments, creditcard debt, school fees and frailcare. If you’re GenX, technically you have 25 years or less to prepare for…