Head Lice Can Happen While Your Social Distancing

Head Lice can happen while your social distancing right at home where you least expect it.

Direct head to head contact is almost inevitable, so we can help you be on the lookout for lice. It is recommended that at the start of a possible lice ordeal, that you screen each member of your household for head lice. Although you cannot catch an egg from another person, head lice are often spread by head to head contact with someone who has bugs present. This can happen when reading books with one another, playing, binge- watching netflix with your kiddos or even a simple hug. With these activities there is definitely a chance that head lice could be passed around your family. Helping with homework, hugs, using the same towel, sharing a brush or laying your heads together are a few scenarios parents will most likely find themselves in during the upcoming weeks with their children where head lice can be passed from one to the other.

Check Your Children First

Head lice most often occur in children between the ages of 3-10 because of their involvement with other children. While that is a true statement, we are seeing an increase of tweens and teens with head lice as well in the recent years. While your kids are coming home from school for long periods of time, first double-check that they are not showing symptoms of head lice. This will help a lot and help you stay on top of an infestation before it has the chance to spread to the household members.

What to look for

The easiest way to find lice is knowing what to look for. The adult head lice tend to run away quickly from light and can weave in and out of hair strands to avoid being found. It is recommended that you use a nitpicking comb to sift through hair strands. Get a white paper towel and a bowl of clean water. Comb along the scalp from front of the hair line to the nape of the neck. After each section, wipe it onto the paper towel and examine your finding. Everytime you wipe it onto the paper towel, clean it off in the bowl of water between sections. Adult head lice are sesame seed-sized insects and brown in color.

Lice eggs referred to as “Nits” are a clear indication that you have head lice. Transparent or tan in color, lice eggs are glued to the base of hair strands by the mother louse. She uses a glue-like secretion to stabilize her eggs to your hair strands, preventing them from flaking off easy like you dandruff would. On an average, the female only mates once in her life and is able to lay eggs until she dies. The female louse lays anywhere from 7-10 eggs a day, which can add up quickly if left untreated.

After a few weeks of head lice living on the scalp, the itching will most likely start to happen. Irritated red bumps and a small rash will most likely be present. Night time is the active period for head lice, so many children also have trouble sleeping because of the feeling of head lice crawling through their hair and itching.

Let Us Help If You Have Lice!

We have the most effective treatment that is performed in as little as one hour. Zero follow up appointments or procedures, which really will keep your life stress free like you deserve. During these uncertain times, the last thing you need is additional worries. Our ‘ Treatment is a Medical Heated Air Device that is FDA Cleared and kills over 99% of all stages of lice in one treatment. Whether you are needing our signature “” Treatment or cautious head checks, we have you covered! Give us a call at (619) 771-9988 to book your appointment any time!

The 10 Reasons Juicing Can Improve Your Life

The 10 reasons juicing can improve your life may forever change your outlook on the power of fruits and veggies.

Every time you eat food, your body attempts to break it down as much as it can to find any nutrients in what you chose to eat. Then it sends any of the nutrients to the one hundred trillion cells that make up YOU and the cells use those as materials to regenerate. So, the saying “ You are what you eat” is very much true!

When you are juicing, the juicer is programmed to extract all of the nutrients from the vegetables and fruits for you, saving your body’s energy because it does not have to break down the food itself. It also can absorb the juice quickly and use its extra energy to heal and repair.

Without a shadow of a doubt, juicing will transform your health and here are the 10 reasons why juicing is so good for you:

1. Juicing is the fastest way to get nutrition into the body. The juicer extracts all of the juice out of the vegetables and fruits by separating it from the fiber. So, you are left with a juice and a tasteless pulp at the end (because all the goodness has been taken out). The juice (full of phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals) is easily absorbed by your body, which means it gets to your cells quickly to nourish and repair them.

2. Juicing is an easy way to eat enough vegetables. Most of us struggle to eat vegetables and fruits in general, and some even find chewing through the same salad to be impossible. To combat the trend of ill-health in the western world, 10 servings of fruits and vegetables each day is what we need to aim for, and juicing is the ultimate way to get a head start.

3. Juicing protects heat-sensitive nutrients and gives them to you. The heating process in cooked and processed foods completely destroys the micronutrients in vegetables by changing their chemical composition. By juicing raw vegetables harnesses their highest possible nutritional value.

4. Juicing is the antidote to the modern, acidic diet. When you feed your cells acid-forming foods such as sugar, white flour, coffee, meat and alcohol, the blood becomes acidic and the body will start struggling. To balance the effects of an acidic diet, it is important to significantly increase your intake of alkaline-rich foods like vegetable and fruit juices.

5. Juicing is a quick way to change how you feel. One fresh juice, on an empty stomach, every day will start to give you more energy and improve your mood in a dramatic way. The variety of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and enzymes protect your cells from disease and premature aging.

6. Juicing helps you absorb more nutrients from vegetables. Many people have busy lives and our diets are ‘sub-optimal’, which means that our digestion has become impaired and it’s harder for the body to get the nutrients from our food. Because the juicer does the hard work in separating the juice from the fiber, it’s far easier for the body to take in most of the nutrition right away.

7. Juicing gets you more compliments. You’re made up of around 100 trillion cells, so when you drink fresh juices and your cells become clearer and healthier, you’ll start to look different almost instantly. Better skin, a ‘glow’, healthier hair, weight loss, better mood and more energy are some of the incredible side effects.

8. Juicing is a lifeline when you’re sick. We’re surrounded by stress in our diets, environment and lifestyles, and juicing is one of the best ways to keep the immune system healthy and prevent illness. There are thousands of testimonials for using juicing to u-turn chronic illnesses and conditions, from allergies to diseases.

9. Juicing gives you that extra spring in your step, no matter how healthy you are. Even if your diet is squeaky clean, where stress and environmental pollution are unavoidable, juicing makes sure your cells and blood are getting all they need to stay clean, nourished and hydrated. Your body will thank you.

10. Juices are simple to make and kids enjoy them too. All of us need excellent nutrition to be healthy, especially children as they grow at a fast rate. Having a juicer in the kitchen will let you introduce them to loads of raw fruits and vegetables, and in general if they’ve made it, kids will want to drink it too!

At LCA San Diego, we care about the health and well being of our valued customers. Although we are faced with uncertain times at the moment, we are here to offer any tips on health through our blogs. When it comes to a pesky lice infestation, we also have you covered with the quickest stress relieving one time treatment. Our Medical heated Air device is over 99% effective and can be performed in as little as an hour. We also offer an amazing Protection Plan for you and your family to remain lice free for a fraction of the cost! Call us for more details at (619) 771-9988.