This week I ask Andi & Warren the questions I’ve been asking various contributors over previous weeks. I hope that by sharing what others have to say, you are encouraged to take your health into your own hands and be pro-active with it – being one step ahead is the key.
At what point did you realise you needed to make necessary changes toward your health, rather than rely on others telling you what was wrong/how you feel?
Our proactive approach to health has always been important to us as part of the chiropractic philosophy. With Warren having come from a family involved in medicine, there was always a ‘pill for every ill’ and we could see that not only did it not necessarily ‘save you’ but it could make you sicker and it was a reactive approach. Chiropractic is about allowing a person’s body to function better through the nervous system. Chiropractors remove vertebral subluxation and restore and improve health without putting anything in the body or taking anything out.
How long have you been practicing ‘great health?’
True health is not just about how you look or feel, but also about how you function. There are 3 causes of vertebral subluxation; physical, chemical and emotional. We make sure that since we opened Sipser Family Chiropractic in Elwood, we practice what we preach. We eat well, mainly organic and live foods and avoid medications unless in an emergency.
What treatments do you combine – what works for you?
We like to incorporate naturopathy into our lifestyle and Andi had acupuncture (at The Pagoda Tree) to help ease labour before our son was born.
What’s the greatest thing you have gained from grabbing the reigns and taking control?
We enjoy inspiring others toward great health and our biggest achievement besides becoming proud parents has been our book – 7 Things Your Doctor Forgot to Tell You.
It’s always a blast and very rewarding when people let us know they read it and it changed their life and views on health.