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 Lice Clinics of America, 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 858-249-8337.

Get to Know Head Lice Symptoms from Lice Clinics of America San Diego

Just thinking about head lice can make you start itching. If your school or daycare center has notified you that head lice have been detected, you’ll want to check your child (and yourself) immediately. According to Mercedes, owner of Lice Clinics of America San Diego-Orange County here are some of the signs your child may have head lice:

  1. Scratching: If your child is scratching his or her head more than usual, it may be time to check for lice. The most common symptom of head lice is itching. This is because lice bites can cause an allergic reaction in some people, which stimulates the itchy sensation. However, it can take a few weeks for this symptom to develop.
  2. Tickling sensation: Some children experience a “tickly” feeling from lice bites or from lice touching their skin. This is a less severe reaction than the itching.
  3. Sores or scratch marks: If you see sores or scratch marks on your child’s head or neck, it can be a sign your child has an active lice infestation. Children often scratch harder than they need to, which can break the skin and cause sores and scabs.
  4. Disruption of sleep patterns: Head lice can make sleep difficult for youngsters. If your child is having a harder time than usual going to sleep or staying asleep, that might be a sign that head lice have invaded his or her scalp.
  5. Irritability: If your child is more irritable than usual, this can be an indication that head lice are present. Irritability often coincides with chronic itchiness and sleeplessness. These symptoms can combine, especially when an infestation is more mature.

It’s important to point out that an itchy scalp alone is not always an indication of head lice. “Itchiness can also be a symptom of other harmless conditions, such as dandruff, allergies, or a reaction to a hair product,” said Mercedes. “Make sure you do your due diligence and double check.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), misdiagnosis of head lice infestation is common. The most reliable symptom, of course, is the presence of a live louse or lice on a child’s head.

How to Spot Lice
To be sure that your child has lice, you’ll need to do a physical inspection of his or her head and neck. “Checking your child’s head for lice is a simple process,” said Mercedes. “First, start at the nape area of the neck and around their ears. These are the locations where lice are most likely to live. They stay very near the scalp to stay warm, about a quarter of an inch from the skin. Separate the hair as finely as possible. It helps to wet the hair first as it takes care of the wispy hair. Head lice are about the size of a sesame seed. They can be difficult to see, so some people suggest using a magnifying glass if you have one. If you have a louse comb, run it through the hair multiple times, wiping it on a paper towel after each pass. Inspect the paper towel to see if you pull head lice or nymphs (young lice) from the hair. You’re three to five times more likely to accurately diagnose a lice infestation if you comb first, versus just visually inspecting the hair.”

About Eggs (Nits)
Identifying and removing live lice is just one step in the lice treatment process. “It’s just as important to identify and remove all eggs (nits). If all eggs are not killed or removed, they will hatch and you’ll have a fresh case of head lice on your hands,” said Mercedes. “Lice eggs are tiny, camouflaged, and they stick with a strong glue-like substance to the hair. Finding and removing eggs, also known as nitpicking, is best done using a fine-toothed comb.” Nits are often confused with other particles found in hair such as dandruff, hair spray droplets, and dirt particles.

Don’t Panic
“The most important thing to remember is to not panic,” says Mercedes. “While a case of head lice can be stressful and frustrating for parents and children, please keep in mind head lice do not cause serious health problems. In addition, lice infestations are completely unrelated to personal hygiene. The only reason your child has lice is because he or she had close contact with someone else that had lice.”

The good news is new technology now makes treating head lice fast and easy. Lice Clinics of America’s AirAllé device is an FDA-cleared medical device, clinically proven to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs in as little as an hour, guaranteed. To learn more or to find a clinic near you, visit www.liceclinicsofamerica.com.

Lice Clinics of America has over 330 treatment centers in 35 countries, making it the world’s largest network of professional lice treatment centers. Lice Clinics of America – San Diego is open seven days a week by appointment. Call 858-249-8337, email nsanders@lcasandiego.com, or visit lcasandiego.com for more information or to schedule an appointment.

A Healthy New Year

A Healthy New Year is all we could ask for and more. It is the best time to reassess what is most important to you. Focusing on healthy habits instead of a New Year’s resolution may work better for you. Choose a specific word for the new year like the word “Health”. From there you can focus on creating the best version of your life. And the best way to do that is to focus on healthy habits. This blog will show you the best way to build healthy habits and lifestyle for a successful 2020.

Create a Plan
As a parent and spouse, sometimes it feels like you are running 100 miles an hour and 100 different directions at the same time. On a Sunday, try sitting down with your family and review a plan for the week so everyone is on the same page with a goal. Then narrow it down and find ways to improve adding self care into the plan weekly.

Meal Plan
Staying on top of a weekly meal plan can ultimately relieve you from many chores during the week. Meal planning is notorious for being a lifesaver on a few different levels. First, it will help you feel better if you eat cleaner and incorporate more veggies in your diet. Lastly, you can involve the children in meal preparation and enjoy more bonding time at home. You can even go to the local market or farm to pick fresh produce and products.

Read More Often
When children begin learning to read, they may be a little unsure of themselves at first. The most amazing part of focusing on your little reader is sitting with him or her and helping them sound it out while praising them. It will help them develop a love for books and reading time with you. Trips to the library are always fun as they have incorporated so many different activities for children.

Volunteer
Volunteering can help you meet some incredible people, advance your career, learn new skills and become a happier person. Like the infamous quote from Winston Churchill: “You make a living by what you get, You make a life by what you give”

Find an Exercise You Enjoy:
The biggest stress release is exercise, Moving your body can relieve aches and pains as well as making you feel better. Instead of looking at exercise as a chore, try viewing it as something that will make you feel your best mentally and physically. Then the extra added confidence will come along with your newfound energy and results.

Be Kind
Everyone in the world we live in is struggling through something. Try to treat everyone with kindness, spread love and brighten someone’s day.

Be Lice Free
One incredible way to assure happiness, is to know you and your family are lice free. Come in for a head check by one of our staff and learn all about prevention. If the unthinkable happens, we offer the easiest one and done treatment. Our Air Alle’ medical device kills all stages of lice in a single 60-90 minute treatment. Call us at 858-249-8337 or visit our website at www.lcasandiego.com

Have You Heard About Our Protection Plan?

When you get sick, you go to a doctor. When you have lice, you (should) go to a Lice Clinics of America clinic. With doctors, you have insurance. Now, with Lice Clinics of America – San Diego you have our Lice Protection Plan. We’re so excited to announce this new plan in place for our customers, so you never have to stress about lice treatments!

When you sign up for our lice protection plan, you’ll receive 3 head lice screenings and 2 treatments, all included in your monthly cost. We’re so confident in our service, we know that in the event you come into contact with lice again, we’ll be your first choice for protection.

The Lice Clinics of America Protection Plan includes the following:

  • Up to 3 free (optional) head screenings per year
  • Up to 2 free Signature AirAllé treatments per year in the event of any future lice infestation upon positive diagnosis by Lice Clinics of America certified technician.
  • Peace of mind knowing that we’re here to help at any time to help

This is the most simple and easy way to have a stress free year by knowing your family is covered completely. When you get the dreaded lice notice from your children’s school, or a fellow parent letting you know their child has lice right after a sleepover. Fear not! You have the plan and are covered.

At Lice Clinics of America – San Diego the Protection Plan is $13 per month per person. Only enrolled participants are eligible to receive plan benefits.

We are dedicated to serving the families in our community and we feel that one of the best ways we can do that is to offer this protection plan. Its peace of mind knowing that your family is covered in case lice decides to try to join your family.

Lice Clinics of America has over 300 clinics in 35 countries, making it the world’s largest network of professional lice treatment centers. Lice Clinics of America – San Diego and Encinitas are open 7 days a week by appointment. Call 858-249-8337 or visit www.lcasandiego.com for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Know You’re Lice-Free Before Holiday Gathering

Know you’re lice-free before holiday gatherings for the ultimate peace of mind. Winter break is a peak time for head lice, according to Mercedes, owner of Lice Clinics of AmericaÒ – San Diego. Families gather, kids are home from school and having sleepovers and parties, and head lice spread.

Every year, we see people getting head lice during the holidays, disrupting their family time. The best way to keep head lice out of your home for the holidays is to know how to identify them in the first place. It is unfortunately not as easy as you may think.

According to the (NCBI), part of the National Institutes for Health, one of the challenges of dealing with head lice is correctly identifying the problem. “Because head lice can move quickly, their detection requires expertise and experience,” the NCBI said. “Expertise is key to diagnosis.” Even health care providers frequently misdiagnose head lice infestations.

We offer professional screenings at our clinic and highly recommend them before and after school breaks. It’s the best way to have peace of mind that your household is lice free. You can’t rely on a child scratching his or her head because many children have no symptoms for several weeks. Head lice are fast—they can travel eight inches per second and will go deep into a child’s hair when frightened, which can make them really hard to find on children with long hair.

Sometimes, people think they have head lice but a professional screening reveals it’s just dandruff or dry skin. Parents shouldn’t have to pay to be treated for something they don’t have. If we do find head lice, you can be treated on the spot and leave our clinic lice-free in one hour. We use the AirAllé® device, the only FDA-cleared medical device that provides fast and effective head lice treatment.”

Lice Clinics of America -San Diego is the exclusive provider of head lice treatment using the AirAllé device, clinically shown to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs (nits) using heated air to dehydrate the bugs in a single treatment. Most treatments take about an hour and are guaranteed to be effective.

“AirAllé has been used to treat more than 400,000 cases of head lice throughout the world with a success rate better than 99 percent,” said. “That’s why we can guarantee that if we do find head lice during a screening, you’ll leave our clinic lice-free.”

Lice Clinics of America – is one of more than 350 Lice Clinics of America treatment centers in more than 36 countries. Lice Clinics of America is the largest and fastest growing network of professional head lice treatment centers in the world.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, visit www.lcasandiego.com, email nsanders@lcasandiego.com, or call 858-249-8337.

Lice Clinics of America San Diego Honors Teachers

Lice Clinics of America® San Diego Honors Teachers and School Nurses with Free Screenings and Free Treatments To support teachers and school nurses in San Diego.

Teachers and school nurses are often on the front lines of educational, social, and health challenges that families face. They’re often the ones that have to bear the uncomfortable news to a family that a child has head lice, which can be very stressful for everyone involved, so we want to make that a little easier.

Studies have shown that head lice are often misdiagnosed, and a professional head lice screening can be an invaluable first step in confronting the situation. Also, many parents don’t initially want to believe their children have head lice. A professional screening can answer both questions.

It’s important that families know that it’s actually head lice that are found in children’s hair before undergoing treatment. Our certified technicians are experts and can quickly determine if dandruff or dry skin have mistakenly been identified as head lice—much to the relief of everyone.

If head lice are found, don’t worry. Treatment can usually be performed on the spot using our AirAllé® medical device, and you will leave the clinic lice-free. The AirAllé device is an FDA-cleared Class I medical device clinically proven to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs (nits) in a single treatment that usually takes about an hour.

Head lice have become more difficult to treat in recent years as lice have developed a resistance to the pesticides used in the most popular over-the-counter lice products. A 2016 study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology found that 98 percent of lice in most states are now immune to the active ingredients in these products.

Most of the people that come to our clinic have already tried and failed to get rid of lice with over-the-counter products. Many have been struggling with head lice for months, and they are so relieved to know that we have a fast, safe, guaranteed solution.

The AirAllé device was developed by researchers at the University of Utah. It works by applying carefully controlled warm air to the scalp and hair to dehydrate lice and eggs. There are no pesticides or chemical used during our treatment process.

Head lice treatment using the AirAllé medical device is available exclusively at Lice Clinics of America professional lice treatment centers. With more than 300 clinics in 33 countries, Lice Clinics of America is the largest and fastest-growing network of professional lice clinics in the world. Close to 400,000 cases of head lice have been treated using the AirAllé device, with a success rate better than 99 percent.

Our clinic also offers home lice treatment and prevention products. For more information visit www.lcasandiego.com or call 858-249-8337.

Back To School Season

Back To School Season

Back to school season is finally upon us! Getting into the perfect back to school routine and establishing how to have a smooth sailing 2019 is all in this blog! A new year brings a great fresh slate and fresh start for you to write your future and redefine who you are and aspire to be. You can approach this school year with a positive attitude and discipline to stay on top of what is important.

A Good Schedule

Electronics are fun but also play a big part in distractions. As fun as scrolling through Facebook or Instagram all hours of the night can be, you will regret it in the morning. Sleep is so important and feeling rested has a lot of impact on your learning experience. Have your child put their phone down along with no TV until studying and homework is complete. Setting restrictions and boundaries for your child ahead of time, you will be more likely to stick to them. Set time guidelines and calculate how much time everyday your child will need to get dressed, eat breakfast etc.

Positivity is Success

Feeding your children’s growing brains with positive affirmations can set them up for success! Offering educational support as well as emotional support is so important. It also helps to have a great relationship with the teachers touching base through email once a week. For your pre-teen or teenagers encourage them to have their favorite inspirational quotes on their notebook. They will see it every time it opens and feel rays of positivity, for example:

No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.
-Taylor Swift

Stay Lice Free

Staying lice free may be hard to do with all of the activities, selfies and sleepovers the school year may bring. With so much to do during your busy week, the last thing you need is an unwanted lice infestation.

We offer the quickest one and done treatment for lice removal by using controlled heated air. Our Air Alle’ medical heated air device is 99.9% effective killing all stages of lice in as little as one hour. We also have the best Lice Prevention Line of Products; call us now at 858-249-8337

Sending your kid to summer camp? Lice detention is your best ally

Like many other parents you are probably already getting ready to send out your kids to summer camps. Whether they are staying overnight or just going to the day a few preparations are in order. Have you thought about Head Lice? The truth is that many children come back from camp with head lice and the best thing we can do is detect & prevent. But how?

1. Check you child for lice before sending them to camp so that if they are infested you can treat them before it further spreads and before you have to pull them out of camp. Find out more on how to check for Head Lice. 
2. Send your children to camp with our preventative spray & shampoo. This products are specifically design to repel lice, thus diminishing the likelihood of you child catching lice. Check more about our products.
3. Ask the camps if they can do a pre-screening before all the kids start camp. This will help you and them contain any possible infestations and avoid them spreading to all other kids. Did you know Lice Clinics of America offers FREE Head Screenings at Camps? Have your children’s camp give us a call and we’ll gladly help them!
And last but not least, forget about having lousy days, if your kids have lice, bring them in and we’ll take care of it professionally with a safe and fast treatment.

Lice in School: Let them Stay

I have recently been talking to parents that come in to the clinic and they all have an opinion on whether schools should allow children to come in with lice or not. Although our quick response may be “of course not,” the answer is rather complicated.
The state of California allows for schools to decide if they want to have a “nit free policy” or not. That means, any child with a nit must be sent home and will not resume his/her studies until being nit (lice egg) free. But other schools only send a circular home and allow children in the classroom with lice so that they do not miss any school time. As we all can all, both options have their pros and cons.
It is important to mention that even though most popular belief is that lice origin at school, the reality is that head lice is a community problem brought to the schools and not the other way around.
At Lice Clinics of America San Diego we believe the best is to educate our community on head lice so that we minimize the stigma and we can be alert in preventing and minimizing cross infestations. Education is key to help children to be treated right away and help them prevent from getting it again. Find out more at lcasandiego.com

Get the Facts, Share the truth about Head Lice.

When talking about lice there’s a lot of misconceptions, myths and stigma. In an attempt to help parents, teachers and families understand better how head lice works, Lice Clinics of America has launched a viral video that enlightens and educates on head lice: