Monthly Archives: April 2011

True HEALthcare…

The United States life expectancy lags 42nd in the world, after most rich nations, lagging last of the G5 (Japan, France, Germany, UK, USA) and just after Chile (35th) and Cuba (37th). The USA’s life expectancy is ranked 50th in the world after the European Union (40th). The World Health Organization, in 2000, ranked the U.S. health care system as the highest in cost, first in responsiveness, 37th in overall performance, and 72nd by overall level of health (among 191 member nations included in the study). The Commonwealth Fund ranked the United States last in the quality of health care among similar countries, and notes U.S. care costs the most by far.

We all have to be a steward of what we can do for ourselves.  It is easy to fall into the sickness and disease model of healthcare.  According to Harvard Medical, the brain is capable of functioning up to 120 years.  We must maximize our potential.  As a doctor of chiropractic, we don’t chase the symptoms but rather treat the cause of any diseases. Chiropractic incorporates the arts, science, and philosophy to give the best care to our patients.  True HEALthcare starts from Above Down, and Inside Out.  There is no other way.

Yours in Healthcare,

Dr. Nam

Spring Cleaning Begins with the Liver

Smell that? That’s the smell of fresh dew on your lawn.  With winter trying to depart from the great state of Michigan(crossing my fingers not to see any more Winter Weather Warnings), it’s time to open the windows and get some fresh in.  It’s also time to get rid of all the clutters and do a little body cleansing.  One major organ that could use a little cleansing is the master cleanser itself, the liver.

The liver detoxifies hormones, drugs, and toxins so they can be eliminated from the body.  The liver also is responsible for creating bile and stowing it in the gallbladder.  The liver also creates fat/protein packets that can be transported around the body (lipoproteins), metabolizes protein, and stores fat-soluble vitamins, iron, and B12 in addition to carbohydrates(in the form of glycogen) in the case the body needs more than the diet provides.

At Vu Family Chiropractic, we can evaluate your liver to see if it’s working optimally.  Proper nerve function from an adjustment as well as supplements from Standard Process is a good start to boosting liver health.  Ask us how we can help you cleanse this important organ next time you are in the office.

Yours in health,

Dr. Nam