What is Colic

Colic is frequent, prolonged and intense crying or fussiness in a healthy infant. Colic can be particularly frustrating for parents because the baby’s distress occurs for no apparent reason and no amount of consoling seems to bring any relief. These episodes often occur in the evening, when parents themselves are often tired.

Episodes of colic usually peak when an infant is about 6 weeks old and decline significantly after 3 to 4 months of age. While the excessive crying will resolve with time, managing colic adds significant stress to caring for your newborn child.

You can take steps that may lessen the severity and duration of colic episodes, alleviate your own stress, and bolster confidence in your parent-child connection.



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What is Endometriosis

Endometriosis (en-doe-me-tree-O-sis) is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining your pelvis. Rarely, endometrial tissue may spread beyond pelvic organs.

With endometriosis, displaced endometrial tissue continues to act as it normally would — it thickens, breaks down and bleeds with each menstrual cycle. Because this displaced tissue has no way to exit your body, it becomes trapped. When endometriosis involves the ovaries, cysts called endometriomas may form. Surrounding tissue can become irritated, eventually developing scar tissue and adhesions — abnormal bands of fibrous tissue that can cause pelvic tissues and organs to stick to each other.

Endometriosis can cause pain — sometimes severe — especially during your period. Fertility problems also may develop. Fortunately, effective treatments are available.



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Nutrition and Exercise During Pregnancy

During pregnancy it is important that you get the appropriate nutrients and energy needed to keep you and your baby healthy. Physical activity is also just as important when you’re pregnant as at any other time of life. 

Follow your obstetrician’s advice regarding your use of prenatal vitamins. As mentioned, you should take vitamins only in the doses recommended by your doctor. Perhaps more than any other single vitamin, make sure you have an adequate intake (generally, 400 micrograms a day) of folic acid, a B vitamin that can reduce the risk of certain birth defects, such as spina bifida. Your obstetrician may recommend a daily prenatal vitamin pill, which includes not only folic acid and other vitamins, but also iron, calcium, and other minerals, and the fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (ARA). Fatty acids are “good” fats, and DHA in particular accumulates in the brain and eyes of the fetus, especially during the last trimester of pregnancy. These fatty acids are also found in the fat of human breast milk. Make sure your doctor knows about any other supplements you may be taking, including herbal remedies.

Eating for Two
When it comes to your diet, do some planning to ensure that you’re consuming balanced meals. Make sure that they contain protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals. This is no time for fad or low-calorie dieting. In fact, as a general rule, you need to consume about 300 more calories per day than you did before you became pregnant. You need these extra calories and nutrients so your baby can grow normally.

Physical activity is just as important when you’re pregnant as at any other time of life. Discuss a fitness program with your doctor, including fitness DVDs or videotapes that you’ve found of interest. Particularly if you haven’t been exercising regularly, your doctor may suggest a moderate walking or swimming regimen, or perhaps prenatal yoga or Pilates classes. Don’t overdo it. Take it particularly slowly during the first few workouts—even just five to ten minutes a day is beneficial and a good place to start. Drink plenty of water while working out, and avoid activity with jumping or jarring movements.


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Dietitian Services at LPWC

What is a Registered Dietitian?

First, let’s clear up some confusion about dietitians versus nutritionists. A nutritionist is anyone who is interested in nutrition. A Registered Dietitian (RD) is an expert in food and nutrition and is credentialed on a national level- credentialing is only earned after years of education and training. RDs must also complete regular continuing education requirements and training programs to maintain their license and registration.

Why Should I See a Registered Dietitian?

There are many reasons why someone may benefit from seeing an RD. For example:

You need to gain or lose weight. An RD can suggest additional caloric sources for healthy weight gain or a restricted-calorie eating plan, while still allowing you to eat your favorite foods.

You want to improve your performance in sports. Fueling your body properly is important for optimal performance. An RD can help you a diet that encourages muscle growth and recovery and help you with pre-race nutrition, nutrition during your activity, and post-race recovery nutrition.

You want to eat smarter. There is a lot of misinformation out there, and an RD can help you sort through it all. RDs can teach you how to read food labels, eat healthy on a budget, help you cook healthier and make recommendations on how to eat out without ruining your diet.

You have diabetes, cardiovascular problems, or high blood pressure. Big diet changes can be intimidating. An RD can safely change your eating plan without compromising taste or nutrition.

You have digestive issues. An RD will help fine-tune your diet to ensure you aren’t aggravating your condition with certain foods.

You are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Proper nutrition is especially important during pregnancy and an RD can help make sure you get all the important nutrients you need for you and your baby.
You are tired all of the time. An RD can help tweak your diet to provide you with more energy throughout the day. He or she will be able to show you how to better fuel your lifestyle so you can stay energized.

You have a food allergy or intolerance. Dealing with a restricted diet can be challenging. An RD can help you figure out foods that fit into your diet without having you sacrifice taste or nutrition.

What should I expect at my appointment?

Registered Dietitians take an “individualized approach” rather than launch right into facts, figures and advice. They take time to find out your medical history, health problems and concerns, what you eat, what you think are “good foods” and “bad foods,” and your nutrition and lifestyle habits. From there, they work with you to determine an individualized, specialized plan of care.  You can expect a dietitian to have you keep a food log so they can determine what nutrients you are consuming on a regular basis. Based on this and other lifestyle factors, the dietitian will discuss which foods to eat less of, which foods to incorporate into your diet more often, and a calorie plan to help you achieve your health goals.

Following up is critical!

Diet changes, like any changes, are a gradual process. Patience and consistency is the key. Registered Dietitians will modify your plan or approach based on your feedback, your diet analysis results, and how you’re feeling. Diet changes can be tricky, and the dietitian is there to help you modify your diet and lifestyle with appropriate changes at every appointment so that you can meet your goals.


Why should you see a Dietitian?

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Botox Cosmetic

Botox Cosmetic has been used for years to successfully treat wrinkles and facial creases. Botox is a brand name of a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. 

How Does Botox Work?
Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can’t contract. That makes the wrinkles relax and soften.

Botox is most often used on forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eye), and frown lines. Wrinkles caused by sun damage and gravity will not respond to Botox. 

How Is a Botox Procedure Done?
Getting Botox takes only a few minutes and doesn’t require anesthesia. Botox is injected with a fine needle into specific muscles with only minor discomfort. It generally takes three to seven days to take full effect, and it is best to avoid alcohol starting at least one week before the procedure. You should also stop taking aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications two weeks before treatment to reduce bruising.


Click here for more information on Botox Cosmetic at LPWC.



Source: https://www.webmd.com/beauty/botox-cosmetic

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LPWC is now on YouTube

Visits our new YouTube Channel.  Let us know if you have topics you would like to have us address here and/or on our YouTube channel.


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Massage Therapy Styles and Health Benefits

Massage has been practiced for thousands of years. Today, if you need or want a massage, at LPWC you can from a variety massage therapy styles with a wide variety of pressures, movements, and techniques. These all involve pressing, rubbing, or manipulating muscles and other soft tissues with hands and fingers. Sometimes, even forearms, elbows, or feet are used.

According to the American Massage Therapy Association, up to 25 percent of American adults had a massage at least once during 2016-2017. And, they have a wide range of reasons for doing so. More and more people — especially baby boomers — recognize the health benefits of massage. They choose from among many massage styles to get relief from symptoms or to heal injuries, to help with certain health conditions, and to promote overall wellness.

Click here for more information on this service at LPWC.





Source: https://www.webmd.com/balance/guide/massage-therapy-styles-and-health-benefits#1

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It’s getting cold! And it will officially be winter in a matter of days. Really, the time is a flyin’.

As parents we want to keep our children warm. The walk to the car is cold. The car itself is cold. And you never know when you’ll have to shovel out your truck! (see picture)

But bulky winter coats and car seats are a dangerous combination. Car seat technicians say to put nothing thicker than a sweatshirt on your child under the harness straps of a car seat.

Here is a simple way to check if your child’s coat is too big to wear under their harness:

Put the coat on your child, sit them in the child seat and fasten the harness. Tighten the harness until you can no longer pinch any of the harness webbing with your thumb and forefinger

Without loosening the harness, remove your child from the child seat,

Take the coat off and put your child back in the car seat and buckle the harness straps, which are still adjusted as they were when he was wearing the coat.
If you can now pinch the webbing between your thumb and forefinger then the coat is too bulky to be worn under the harness.


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From Dr Travis Klingler:

I wanted to let you know about an exciting addition to my practice.  One of my greatest goals, as your physician, is to provide you with alternative, but healthy and safe choices that will enhance your health and well-being.  I am pleased to present BioTE® Medical Hormone Pellet Therapy for women and men.  I decided BioTE® was the right choice for my patients because restoring and balancing one’s hormones makes a significant difference in their quality of life!

BioTE® is safe and effective with no harmful side effects.  If you have any of the following symptoms you may be a candidate for BioTE® hormone therapy:


•       Depression

•       Irritability, mood swings

•       Extreme fatigue

•       Difficulty sleeping

•       Low sex drive

•       Memory loss, mental fog, confusion

•       Joint aches and pain

•       Night sweats, hot flashes


BioTE® Medical Hormone Pellet Therapy has been shown in research studies to:


•       Reduce the risk of diabetes

•       Reduce risk of heart disease

•       Prevent and/ or improve bone mineral loss (Osteoporosis)

•       Prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

•       Increase energy

•       Increase lean muscle & bone mass

•       Assist in the loss of belly Fat

•       Provide for a general sense of well being


Are you a candidate for natural hormone balancing?  Would you like to improve your life, health and sense of well-being?  Would you like to change & regain your life?


I’d like to invite you to learn more about BioTE® Medical hormone therapy.  Call our office to schedule a consultation and screening.


Tens of thousands of women and men nation-wide have regained their lives with BioTE® Hormone Balancing & Restoration Therapy.  How about You?

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Back To School – Nutrition

Eating During the School Day

  • Studies show that children who eat a nutritious breakfast function better. They do better in school, and have better concentration and more energy. Some schools provide breakfast for children; if yours does not, make sure they eat a breakfast that contains some protein 
  • Most schools regularly send schedules of cafeteria menus home and/or have them posted on the school’s website. With this advance information, you can plan on packing lunch on the days when the main course is one your child prefers not to eat.
  • Many children qualify for free or reduced price food at school, including breakfast. The forms for these services can be completed at the school office. Hunger will affect a child’s performance in class.
  • Many school districts have plans which allow you to pay for meals through an online account. Your child will get a card to “swipe” at the register. This is a convenient way to handle school meal accounts.
  • Look into what is offered inside and outside of the cafeteria, including vending machines, a la carte, school stores, snack carts and fundraisers held during the school day. All foods sold during the school day must meet nutrition standards established by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). They should stock healthy choices such as fresh fruit, low-fat dairy products, water and 100% fruit juice. Learn about your child’s school wellness policy and get involved in school groups to put it into effect. Also, consider nutrition if you child will be bringing food to eat during school.
  • Each 12-ounce soft drink contains approximately 10 teaspoons of sugar and 150 calories. Drinking just one can of soda a day increases a child’s risk of obesity by 60%. Choose healthier options (such as water and appropriately sized juice and low-fat dairy products) to send in your child’s lunch.





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