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We understand how important health is to you and your loved ones. That's why we've recruited a team of experts to provide great advice on how to stay happy and healthy. Our panel includes top Australian nutritionist Susie Burrell, dental health expert Dr Emma and professional fitness coaches Matt Fuller & Claire Chidgzey, plus tasty recipes from food blogger Helen Schofield. You'll also find all the latest news from HIF right here, to keep you updated on both company and industry news and announcements.
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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 abdominal pain. In some extreme cases, although uncommon, OAS can even trigger life-threatening anaphylactic shock. The thought of being unable to snack on a juicy peach or crunchy carrot made us curious - what are the symptoms and triggers of OAS, and how can it be treated? Thankfully, our resident GP Dr. Sam Hay was on hand to tell us more...
If you need inspiration for a healthy breakfast this weekend, why not try this delicious recipe by HIF foodie, Helen Schofield. This dish combines light crispy fritters packed with healthy cauliflower and tangy feta cheese. Top with an egg or eat them plain with a slice of lemon or two. Perfect for a weekend brunch or light lunch!
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What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and how do you know if you may have it? We look at the symptoms and common treatments.
The amount of quality sleep we get each night is connected to the food and drink we consume during the day. Make sure you are getting the right balance.
You will be glad to know there is a wide range of foods rich in vitamins and minerals that help protect our eyes.
Do yourself a favour and reconnect with the outdoors to revitalise your physical and mental health.
Yoga can provide a range of health benefits, why not try a session for yourself?
We're often good with watching our diet and exercise all week but then the weekend rolls around and our habits change. How’s how to keep your weight in check.