Have you ever thought about what happens when you have a filling?
According to our resident dental health blogger Dr. Emma, “A filling is one of the most commonly performed dental procedures, but perhaps the most misunderstood. It seems simple, right? There's a hole in a tooth, fill it up with stuff. Well, this isn’t the case – teeth are tricky creatures, and the mouth is an incredibly... View details ⇨
We’re all familiar with the 2&5 rule, not to mention the popular raw food movement. For many Aussies however, enjoying raw fruit and veg simply isn’t an option...
Enter ‘Oral Allergy Syndrome’, or OAS to its friends. A relatively common condition which causes a range of different reactions from tingling tongues, itchy throats and swollen lips to more serious consequences like vomiting and... View details ⇨
If you need inspiration for a healthy breakfast this weekend, why not try this delicious recipe by HIF foodie, Helen Schofield from Scrummy Lane. This dish combines light crispy fritters packed with healthy cauliflower and tangy feta cheese. Top it with an egg or eat them plain with a slice of lemon or two. Perfect for a weekend brunch or light lunch!
As we say goodbye to the heat of summer and begin to ease in to the colder and darker months of winter, some of you might be wondering why your mood is lower or why, in the past, you’ve felt sad or lethargic during this time of year. ☂
Well, according to our resident mental health blogger, Dr. Happy from The Happiness Institute, "The answer might be that you’ve had Seasonal Affective... View details ⇨
We thought we’d kick start the week by sharing some love from HIF members, Helen, Simon and baby Benjamin. This lovely family took the time to send us a beautiful thank you card for Benjamin’s baby blanket.
We’re thrilled to receive feedback like this, so thank you so much for sharing Helen and Simon. We hope you’re enjoying this magical time together.
Did you know that one in seven Aussie mums suffer from postnatal depression, and one in ten dads may do too?
According to medical professional Dr Sam, "It’s a condition that effects all women, of all cultures and all ages. It can occur with the first baby, the fourth, or with every single baby a mum has. Recent understanding of mood disorders in mums has broadened, leading to a more... View details ⇨
Did you know that today is International Nurses Day? ⚕⚕
This is a day in which the importance and value of nurses is celebrated worldwide. International Nurses Day is celebrated on the birthday of our most famous nurse, Florence Nightingale, in recognition of her contribution to nursing.
Each year IND has a theme and for 2017 the focus is on ‘A Voice to Lead, Achieving the Sustainable... View details ⇨
Financial stress - according to Money and Insurance Expert, Bessie Hassan from finder.com.au, “It’s never pleasant to feel the pressures that go hand-in-hand with financial strain. Thankfully though, there is a wide range of resources available to help us address our finances accordingly and prevent us from feeling overwhelmed.” In her latest article for HIF, Bessie offers her advice on how to... View details ⇨
Have you ever wondered why we always seem to catch a cold when the weather changes?
Well, we caught up with HIF medical health blogger, Dr Sam to find out exactly why that is. Here's what he told us, "The cold hard facts are: colds and flus are spread by close contact with others. Drive everyone indoors with inclement weather, especially for weeks on end, and you’re asking for trouble. The... View details ⇨
Following the launch of HIF Pet Insurance, we’re delighted to announce that Australia’s most loved animal behaviourist, Dognitive Therapy by Laura V has joined our Healthy Lifestyle Blog. With an incredible passion and love for animals, Laura will be writing a fortnightly advice column focusing on all things pet care.
According to Laura, “There is increasing evidence in the realms of... View details ⇨
T-minus 15 hours until the 2017 HIF Dog 'N' Health Games kicks off. Meet us at Sir James Mitchell Park in South Perth (parking and entry via Ellam Street). It's sure to be a fantastic day out for the whole family. For full details jump over to hif.com.au/dognhealthgames17.
Our members told us they love their fur-kids as much as any other member of their family (more so, in some cases!), so we’ve decided to launch our very own pet insurance – HIF Pet!
Let’s face it, all of our fur-kids are VIPs (Very Important Pets). We lavish them with love and gifts, yet only 26% of dogs and 19% of cats in Australia have pet insurance. Some ‘pawrents’... View details ⇨