Total Wholeness Blog looks at Improving your bad Hair Day!

Well, the year is almost half way finished and 2014 is almost there….but before we really make that jump here are some insights that might brighten your day!  This is especially if you feel like today is a really bad Hair Day!


 Australian M.S. Day is May 29th this year.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those we know and love who have this disease!

Recently I borrowed the Nature & Health magazine from my Gym.  I found some treasures to share with you!  Source:  from the December 2012 issue.

Page 15: “Criticism is a waste of time and hugely unhelpful.   Instead try to accept every person and situation with understanding.” Claire Montanaro

page 17: According to a medical science monitor study, high dose intravenous vitamin C reduces pain and speeds healings in patients with shingles.

University of Missouri researchers have discovered that a pigment – a natural compound in found in parsley and celery – shrinks an aggressive form of breast cancer.

Page 17: High blood levels of different forms of Vitamin E decrease Alzheimer’s risk, says the journal of Alzheimer Disease.  Researcher Dr. Francesca Mangialasche says: “This protective effect seems related to the combination of the forms of Vitamin E – not supplements which usually contain only tocopherool, and this often in high doses.”

Page 19: “Give chemical teeth bleach a miss and try gently brushing with bicarbonate of soda once a week to get rid of stains.”

page 26:  72% of temporary hearing loss seen in teens came from attending a rock concert, according to a study from Otology and Neurotology.

Page 26: What are friends for? “Negating negativity”, says a Journal of Developmental Psychology study.  They found having a best friend during an unpleasant event has the immediate effects of boosting a child’s feelings of self-worth and reducing their blood levels of stress hormones cortisol.


Page 35: A Watermelon Facial!  This summertime treat leaves skin feeling cool, soft and refreshed.

1/2 cup watermelon juice

6 Tablespoons honey, warmed

Rice flour

To make juice, peel, seed and chop slices of watermelon and pulse in blender.  Strain and measure amount for recipe. Add honey and enough flour to form a paste. Smooth over face and neck.  Leave for 15 minutes and rise off.


Page 62:  Eat an Apple a day: Apples are high in polyphenols which protect the skin against the oxidative damage which causes wrinkles, says accredited practicing dietician Melanie McGrice.

Page 63: Eat a Rainbow! “The best way to get the right balance of vitamins, minerals and antixidants each day is to ear fruits and vegetables representing all the colours of the rainbow,” says Kathleen Allaeume, nutritionist and author of ‘What’s Eating You?’“Each colour carries its own unique set of disease-fighting chemicals which ward off free radicals, minimising the impact of ageing.” 

Bring on the M&M’s!

Page 91: Avocado Smoothie

Makes 1 glass:  Be sure to serve this smoothie immediately after blending as avocados change their colour quickly once it been chopped.

100 g avocado, cut in chunks – about 1/2 medium avocado

150 g. Pear chunks, about 1/2 medium pear

1/4 c. Apple juice

50 g. Pitted dates, about 3 large dates

1/3 c. Water

4 small ice cubes.

Combine all ingredients leaving the avocado til last.  Blend until smooth.


Page 75: Give life back!  We all can make a difference with more thoughtful gifts whether for birthdays or Christmas.  Before rushing to the shops – finding those gifts people never really wanted – check out these charitable give-giving websites: – offers information on nearly 1.8 million charities. – donate an animal to poor countries through this international charity – chose from over 1,000 life-changing gifts.

Another great gift idea: Remember which herbs or seeds you planted where? Use cleaver markers make from repurposed tablespoons!   Find a cute cat collar make from eco-friendly vegetable-tanned leather and add a fish shaped bell.


“If having a soul means being able to feel love, gratitude, loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than most humans.” James Herriot

This post has been added to help your ‘bad hair day’.  Hope you enjoyed some of these comments. 

Susanne Fengler, Blog Author




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