August 2013

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Cold, Flu and Chicken Soup.

If you've suffered from cold and flu symptoms this season, you'll know how miserable it can make you feel. And if not - well, lucky you! In this article, Susie explains why hydration is key to staying healthy through winter, offers her top tips for keeping flu symptoms at bay, and explains the origins of why chicken soup is believed to have healing powers...

Category: Nutrition
HIF Helps WA Amputee Set Sights on Paralympics

Congenital amputee Brant Garvey  from WA recently embarked on a mission to raise $20,000 to purchase a running leg (running blade) which will increase his competition time and allow him to run without pain. Thanks to more than 300 generous community members at a recent quiz night in WA, including a generous donation from HIF which raised $1,100 as an auction piece, Brant has now raised enough money to purchase a running blade and secure his position representing Australian in the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in London on 4 September 2013. Read on to find out more about Brant and learn how you can help support his journey....

Category: HIF News
Running Shoes

Ever wondered what type of running shoe is best for treadmills? According to HIF fitness expert, Brian, it’s very important  to determine what type of shoe suits your foot strike and running pattern. In this post, Brian answers a reader’s concern by explaining how to determine the type of foot he has, and offers his expert advice on the perfect running shoe to purchase. 

Category: Fitness
Dental Health Article by Dr Emma - "Variations on Normal"

Did you know there could be ‘variations’ in your mouth that make you unique? We’re not talking about diseases like tooth decay, but rather conditions which are considered to be a ‘variation on normal’. According to Dr Emma, these are physical quirks that not everyone has, but simply sets us apart from the crowd. Read Dr Emma’s latest post to find out more. 

Category: Dental Health
Question for Dr Emma - "Removing Amalgams"

Amalgam fillings - should you have them removed? According to Dr Emma,  “Although recent evidence has shown that the removal of amalgam fillings will reduce the level of mercury in your body, it is yet to be seen whether or not there are any long term health benefits.” In this post, Dr Emma answers a reader’s concerns by explaining the best way to remove old amalgam restorations. She also discusses why it’s important to weigh up the perceived benefits with the potential risks before completing this procedure. 
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Category: Dental Health
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