On fighting dragons

Longridge Wine Estate, a leading estate in organic winemaking, is currently hosting a 15-part series of talks by survivors and those treating survivors on how to prevent, survive and thrive after cancer. The series, named “Let’s Talk About Cancer”, will provide real testimonies of insight and hope in this often confusing and scary topic. This Monday 15 July, Longridge recommencing the ‘Lets Talk about Cancer’  series with talk number 6 – the second part on learning the do’s and don’ts surrounding cancer and food.


Dr Janey Little, renowned holistic cancer practitioner, speaker and author of Cancer … You Can Heal Yourself, will co-host interactive talks alongside 10 cancer survivors and a handful of experts at the estate over 15 Monday nights. With a background in conventional veterinary medicine and 22 years experience in the UK and South Africa, Dr Janey is known for conducting talks, workshops and private consultations with cancer patients around the world.

One of Dr Janey’s philosophies to overcome cancer is to change your approach or view of it, it’s essentially a paradigm shift. Once that is done, fear is gone and hope and healing can occur. During the talks, Dr Janey will share powerful and comprehensive informaton from her ‘You are the Cure! Holistic Healing’ Program.

Each talk will be combined with a creative and delicious “Longridge Live Well” meal designed every week by resident chef Maritz Jacobs.

“This series is something close to our heart here at Longridge,” shares organiser Sally Raats. “We, like many people, know friends, family and even staff that are fighting cancer at present. After meeting Dr Janey through a cancer survivor and reading her book we knew this was something that needed to be shared. Our hope is that people will walk away each night empowered by what they have learned.”

She added: “People can come for the talk on its own or pair it with the Live Well dinner either before or after. Each dinner is carefully designed by Maritz in consultation with Dr Janey to be reflective of the principals that participants will learn at the three talks that focus on cancer healing and food.”

Tickets are available at the restaurant at Longridge Wine Estate for R50 per person, R200 for a 5-talk voucher and pensioners can join for free. The LIVE WELL Dinner, before or after the talk, will be R130 per person. Bookings are essential though and guests are invited to contact the restaurant soonest to avoid disappointment: restaurant@longridge.co.za or 021 885 4082.

Longridge Wine Estate follows a farm to table philosophy with only the freshest seasonal produce from their organic kitchen garden, SASSI approved fish from local fishermen, beef from the farm and other produce sourced from their neighbours. Here, executive chef, Maritz Jacobs pairs his innovative vision with seasonally available produce. The restaurant boasts a dedicated vinoteque cellaring a large selection of specially matured vintage wines produced and certified organically to accompany and complement the distinct and locally-inspired cuisine.

For more information, visit www.longridge.co.za or contact restaurant@longridge.co.za.