Snake Bites and Your Pets

Snake Bites and Your Pets

Armed with curiosity and natural hunting instincts it is not uncommon for our favourite four legged friends to cross paths with a snake. Particularly, as the weather starts to warm up, dogs and cats can have these encounters in local parks near water such as lakes and beaches, or even in your back yard. In this short clip with our friends at Pooches at Play, Dr. Mel discusses how important it is to recognise the signs of a bite and what to do if it happens.
Greek Yoghurt Choc Chip Muffins (Low Sugar Recipe)

Greek Yoghurt Choc Chip Muffins (Low Sugar Recipe)

With the holiday season just around the corner we thought we’d share a little bit of sweetness with you all. Check out this delicious choc chip muffin recipe by HIF foodie, Helen from Scrummy Lane. According to Helen, “These muffins are light and fluffy, plus they’re packed full of protein. Even better - they’re really quick and easy to make too.” Happy baking everyone!
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What’s in Your Pet’s Bowl?

What’s in Your Pet’s Bowl?

They say you are what you eat. Humans are currently amongst the height of food crazes, from Paleo and Atkins to Detox Teas and Alkaline diets. We are insatiably looking for the next way to get fit and lose weight. But what about our pets? What is in their food bowl these days, and are we doing what’s best by them? In her latest article for HIF, Animal Health and Behaviour Expert, Laura V, shares her top tips on how to keep your pet healthy. 
Category:Pet Health
Why it’s time to end stigma in lung cancer

Why it’s time to end stigma in lung cancer

Did you know that this November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month? This initiative aims to “Shine A Light on Lung Cancer” and raise the profile and reduce the stigma of lung cancer by backing campaigns that raise awareness .

According to Heart and Lung Surgeon, Dr. Nikki Stamp, “In 2018, its predicted that 12,741 Australians will be diagnosed with lung cancer. Around 25 people every day lose their lives to lung cancer. And a lot of people don’t know that lung cancer is responsible for nearly 20% of all cancer deaths in this country which is more than breast, prostate and ovarian cancer combined.”

With these alarming statics in mind, Dr. Nikki discusses the stigma associated with lung disease and how with proper funding, research and screening, we can save lives.

Happy (Healthy) Halloween

Happy (Healthy) Halloween

Happy Halloween weekend! Whether you're attending a costume party or trick-or-treating with the kids, we hope you have a spook-tacular day! And speaking of your little ones, here's some quick and easy ways to inject a fun dose of 'healthy' into Halloween...

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Feel Good Foods

Feel Good Foods

Feeling low? It’s time to use food as medicine. According to nutritionist expert, Rosie Mansfield, "Good nutrition can provide nutrients that can calm the mind and body whilst also increasing energy and stabilizing your mood. A really smart move is to adjust your diet to one that is supporting your nervous system and not stimulating it. The foods we should commit to reducing include caffeine, alcohol, sugar, high glycemic carbohydrates and fried foods. But don’t worry there are a plethora of delicious foods you can easily add to your diet to soothe an excitable nervous system. Remember, you are what you eat." In her latest article for HIF, Rosie delves in the foods that will improve your mood, energy and overall health. 

Category:Nutrition
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