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 the compounds mentioned above.

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. Or possible supplements that may help to reduce the VIVO score

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

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