Measuring health with your VIVO score

by Dr. Karen Cann on September 22, 2013

Dr. Karen Cann, Gulf Breeze Fl Florida Chiropractor Physical TherapistWhat’s more important then your health and well-being?

I’m going to be talking today about two compounds in our body. They are: hydrogen peroxide and superoxide. These compounds are very important when it comes to measuring oxidative stress in our body.

The higher the amount of these compounds the higher we will see another substance called, lipid peroxidation. Lipid peroxidation is a known outcome of free radical damage, and represents the occurrence of cell damage or death.

Please read on…

Free radicals, internal toxins (such as ammonia, and carbon dioxide), and external toxins (what we eat, drink and/or breath) produce oxidative stress.

Oxidative stress occurs when a cut apple is left out in the open air, it turns brown. Or when a piece of metal is left out in the environment, it turns rusty. Oxidative stress will cause disease and illness.

Free radicals are unstable atoms in the body. Free radicals are created by inflammation, our diets, smoking, alcohol, drugs, pollution, stress, exercise, the sun, they are also a byproduct of breathing. Free radicals are produced in higher amounts when our body does not have enough natural antioxidants to kill them off! Sometimes the body’s immune system creates them on purpose to neutralize viruses and bacteria.

Free radicals produce oxidative stress. Overall,  this will accelerate the aging process and eventually cause disease and illness.

So what is VIVO? It is an instrument that measures oxidative stress (or free radical damage).

VIVO will produce a score that will indicate what changes an individual may need to make in their diet and or lifestyle to be healthier.

VIVO Scores range from LOW: 1-500, MODERATE: 500-750, to ELEVATED: 750-999…the higher the score the more stress.

In addition to your health history and Dr. Cann’s evaluation the VIVO  score will act as an additional guide to help Dr. Cann recommend alternative therapies for one to have better health.

What’s more important then your health and well-being?

Call today to set up your test so you know your VIVO score! 850-916-9304

Discover the health within you. TM

Integrative Chiropractic and Physical Therapy Solutions Gulf Breeze Navarre FL Florida


Inflammation, Toxicity, Nutrition & your Health!

by Dr. Karen Cann on August 12, 2013

Dr. Karen Cann, Gulf Breeze Fl Florida Chiropractor Physical Therapist


Do you know your Vivo Score?

What truly measures how healthy someone is?

Can you base your health on “how you feel”? What you supplement with?

The short answer is “no”!

Consider genetic predisposition, environmental conditions, occupational hazards, adverse drug interactions/effects, gender and age (just to mention a few risk factors).

Let’s go one step further and discuss Internal and External we are exposed to everyday. An example an internal toxin is carbon dioxide. We exchange this gas with oxygen when we breath. What can we do to maintain normal levels of carbon dioxide so our health is not effected?  An example of an external toxin could be the very foods you are ingesting (sugar, refined grains and flour, meats and processed foods to name a few).

Dr. Karen Cann of Integrative Chiropractic & Physical Therapy Solutions will be lecturing on Inflammation, Toxicity, Nutrition & your Health. She will address different issues and what you can do about being a healthier YOU!

Dr. Cann will also be discussing a new state-of-the-art test she now offers. This test measures 2 different compounds in the body to help grossly determine “ones overall health” through oxidative stress markers. This test is called Vivo.

Vivo will also give a “baseline marker” of ones risk for disease and illness based on the number the machine reads after the person has tested.

Call and sign up to attend this FREE lecture. It will be from 5-6:00 on August 27, 2013 at the Community Life Center 4115 Soundside Drive, Gulf Breeze, FL. 32563       The lecture will be held upstairs in room 2224.

Seating is limited to the first 30 people who sign up. So, do not miss this opportunity to be a healthier YOU!

Contact Denise at 850-916-9304

“Discover the health within you.”  TM

Integrative Chiropractic and Physical Therapy Solutions Gulf Breeze Navarre FL Florida



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