LIFESTYLE INTERVENTION

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LIFESTYLE INTERVENTION

We care about our patients and making a long-term impact on their health. Patient specific information obtained from food sensitivity analysis, DNA analysis and intolerance testing assist our Registered Dieticians in combining whole food recipes with nutritional supplements for your optimal health and nutrition requirements. As Nutritional Coaches, we utilize additional training in functional medicine to integrate DNA and biotransformation results into strategies to lose weight and improve healthy ageing.

At Longiva Healthy Ageing Institute we focus on a better lifestyle by assisting patients with:

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

A metabolic disorder occurs when the body’s metabolism process fails and causes either too much or too little of the essential substances needed to stay energized and healthy. Most of the disorders associated with e.g. metabolic syndrome have no symptoms, although a large waist circumference is a visible sign. Symptoms of metabolic disorders will vary among individuals and by the type of disorder. Some metabolic disorders result in mild symptoms that can be managed with medication and lifestyle changes, while others can cause severe and life-threatening symptoms, such as breathing problems, seizure and organ failure. Inherited metabolic disorders often require specific nutritional supplementation and treatment, while metabolic disorders that arise as a result of another disease or condition resolves once the underlying condition is treated.

Longiva offers assistance with flexible dieting or counting macronutrients (protein,  carbohydrate and fat) to achieve a body composition goal.

NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES

Identification & treatment of nutrient deficiencies.

NUTRIGENOMICS

The interaction of your diet with your genes is analysed to gain insight across the health spectrum – from weight management and chronic disease risk management to understanding athletic performance.

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FOOD SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS

Uncover which foods and other substances trigger chronic inflammation and its related health issues such as gastrointestinal, metabolic disorders and others.

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INTOLERANCE TESTING

Antibody type allergy reactions occur immediately after ingestion of a certain food. If you have immediate symptoms from food, it is important to identify which food is causing these reactions, since some can be very serious; even life-threatening.

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CHRONIC FATIGUE

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a disorder that causes extreme fatigue. This fatigue is not the kind of tired feeling that goes away after you rest. Instead, it lasts a long time and limits your ability to do ordinary daily activities. Conventional treatment protocols treat the symptoms rather than the underlying causes. Our physicians offer an alternative and complementary approach to treat CFS through different diagnostic and therapeutic methods.

If you suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome and unsure of what and when you should be eating, you will benefit from the additional help and support from our qualified dietician/coach.

IBS, LEAKY GUT, DYSBIOSIS

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a group of symptoms and signs, including abdominal pain and changes in the pattern of bowel movements without any evidence of underlying damage. These symptoms occur over a long time, often years. It has been classified into four main types depending on whether diarrhea is common, constipation is common, both are common, or neither occurs very often. IBS negatively affects quality of life and may result in missed school or work. Disorders such as anxiety, major depression, and chronic fatigue syndrome are common among people with IBS.

Our Dieticians and Doctors are specially trained to identify the root cause of IBS symptoms / GUT disorders and implement a functional medicine based restoration treatment program for maximum health and wellbeing.

Speak to us today about powerful functional strategies to eliminate IBS & other gut issues.

IMMUNE DISORDERS

Autoimmune disorders are ever increasing and a serious health burden. Lupus, Psoriasis, Celiac disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis are examples of immune disorders which are problematic to treat with conventional medicine. Our functional approach to treating these disorders provides a complimentary alternative to identifying the root cause of the phenomenon and ensures a better treatment outcome.

Your dietary approach can help to prevent and manage an autoimmune disorder. Individualized eating plans and gut restoration measures are recommended with the assistance of our dietitians and physicians.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ANALYSIS AND IMPROVEMENT

Physical inactivity is associated with many adverse health outcomes resulting in most of the chronic diseases plaguing modern man, including cancers and premature ageing. Every patient will benefit from activity level interventions designed by our professional coaches.

SLEEP AND CIRCADIAN RHYTHM DISORDER INTERVENTION

Physical inactivity is associated with many adverse health outcomes resulting in most of the chronic diseases plaguing modern man, including cancers and premature ageing. Every patient will benefit from activity level interventions designed by our professional coaches.

Longiva Medical Institute is an integrative health and wellness clinic designed with the modern individual in mind.

OUR LOCATION

152 Western Service Road, 
Woodmead, Johannesburg, 
South Africa

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