April 2014

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Dental Health Article by Dr Emma - "All for 4"

Do you know what an “All-on-4” procedure is? According to our resident dental expert Dr Emma: “This is a technique of placing four implants in both the upper and lower jaw which have no remaining teeth, to then fit prosthetic teeth in the form of a bridge or denture. It’s a procedure which requires a general anesthetic or sedation, plus regular check-up’s, so it’s not surprising that some people have concerns.” In her latest post for our Healthy Lifestyle Blog, Dr Emma offers her advice to a reader and advises him of the key points to consider.
Category: Dental Health
The Diet Starts Monday

“The diet starts Monday!” – sound familiar? According to Susie: “The start of another week inevitably sees many of us commit to a series of health and fitness promises to become leaner, fitter and healthier. Regrettably, due to factors such as peer pressure, a change in personal circumstances or a lack of willpower, we’re unlikely to sustain these goals!”  Susie’s advice – “Why not consider incorporating some simple yet powerful dietary changes into your day to day lifestyle which will offer numerous benefits for your weight, health and well-being? In this post, Susie discusses her top 10 nutritional swaps in detail and offers her personal advice on how to achieve your long term goals.
Category: Nutrition
Is Your Sporting Injury Progressing Slower Than You’d Like?

Is your sporting injury progressing slower than you’d like? Last week, HIF Fitness guru, Brian Killian explained why ‘Fascia’ could be the source of your injury, and also detailed the causes of FASCIA dysfunction. Since then, we’ve received lots of great questions from members, including this one from Taryn in WA who is concerned about her recovery: “Hi Brian, I have been having treatment for a 12mm tear in my Fascia with my local podiatrist. My treatment after 3 weeks is not improving as swiftly as I’d hoped and my podiatrist is now recommending a cortisone injection. I'm not too keen on this idea, do you have any suggestions on this matter? I'm a keen tennis player and wanting to get back to playing tennis sooner rather than later. Taryn, Roleystone, WA”. In his response, Brian offers his professional advice to Taryn and provides her with guidance on a recovery plan to follow.
Category: Fitness
Do You Have a Recurrent Sporting Injury?

Do you have an recurrent sporting injury? Have you been to the doctor, physiotherapist, chiropractor, massage therapist, anyone who may hold the answer to that nagging injury but you still can’t shake it? If you think it’s simply old age, or maybe you’re just not made to exercise you could be wrong. In fact, according to HIF fitness expert Brian Killian: “The answer may be literally just under your skin and nobody has addressed it.” In this post, Brian defines the term ‘Fascia’, explains why this may be the cause of your injury, and more importantly details the causes of FASCIA dysfunction.
Category: Fitness
Dental Health Article by Dr Emma - "Just Pull It Out"

Tooth extraction – is it always necessary? According to Dr Emma: “Extractions used to be the cornerstone of dentistry. My nanna tells the story of being a child in the 1920s, given a coin to take herself down to the dentist to have an aching tooth pulled out, then walking herself home again.  For lots of people today, it seems the obvious choice when a tooth is painful, and particularly when money is tight. Although, completely removing a tooth or teeth is not always the best option”. In this post, Dr Emma discusses the risks and benefits associated with tooth extraction and also explains the mental checklist she runs through before deciding to "pull it out…"
 
Category: Dental Health
Take Control of Your Eating

How many times a day do you think about food? 5, 10, 20, 50?!? If it’s the latter, you may consider yourself to be slightly obsessive but it’s ok, we all focus on food more than we should sometimes. According to Susie: “There are many common types of disordered eating, namely the restrictive eater, the emotional eater, the serial eater, the serial dieter, the night binger and the health enthusiast. However, unlike eating disorders, disordered eating is not a clinical condition and can often be managed with a few basic behavioural strategies.” In this post, Susie describes the different types of “disordered eaters” in detail and explains how each behaviour can be managed with a few basic behavioural strategies.  
 
Category: Nutrition
Can Chocolate Actually Be Healthy?

Chocolate lovers - did you catch HIF blogger Susie Burrell on Sunrise this morning? If not, check out this quick video where Susie, David Koch and Samantha Armytage discuss whether chocolate can actually aid weight loss! In this feature, Susie explores a new study which claims to have identified certain compounds in cocoa that could help you lose weight. Could it be that chocolate can actually be healthy….? Well, it depends on the type of chocolate and serving size of course, but we thought this was the perfect headline to start your weekend – guilt-free, of course.
Category: Nutrition
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