THIS month’s customer prize winner is Phred Steer, who shares how he used CurraNZ as part of his regime to turn his health around after suffering a heart attack and being diagnosed with Diabetes.
Phred, from Somerset, has been a monthly customer since 2016 and was recommended CurraNZ by a nutritionist in his fight to return to health.
Phred writes: “Eight years ago I had a mild heart attack and was diagnosed with high cholesterol and Type 2 Diabetes, mainly a result of an unhealthy lifestyle.
With my energy, help from the NHS and a nutritionist, Jamie Richards, who referred me to CurraNZ, I have reversed my Type 2 Diabetes and high cholesterol.
I have a better diet and have reduced the triglycerides so my overall health is 100% better.
I have achieved full fitness, having gone from 16 stone to a seasoned runner and have a much more balanced and healthy life.
I’m now posting good times for my age and history in 10km and half-marathons, also mainly whilst on 18-hour fasts!
I have a combination of nutritional based tablets that has replaced medically prescribed tablets, including CurraNZ.
However, these positive changes also led me to believe I was invincible and whilst on a trip to New York earlier this year, I was unfortunate to contract undiagnosed COVID-19.
Upon returning home I also unwittingly passed the virus onto my daughter.
Whilst not as bad as others, my recovery has been tough and it opened my eyes to the risk it poses to vulnerable groups.
I say I’m 'now' doing 10ks and half marathons, this was after having contracted undiagnosed Covid-19, which took its toll, but again with help from Jamie, my drive but a little help from the NHS, I’m back to something nearly norm and pre-Corona.
Now I am on the right track again, I wanted to do something out of my comfort zone, going off-road to take part in the Exmoor Trail Challenge, which I completed earlier in October.
I did this to raise awareness and highlight how real and dangerous this virus is and raise funds for community support groups in six areas local to me.
There has been so many differing opinions and guidelines, but I feel we need to do more to help protect the most vulnerable in our society.
It’s now been over a week since I completed my recovery challenge and to raise Covid awareness. The post's views keep rising, so the awareness uptake has been great. Donations have been coming in too, so the community support groups that I feel will need our help in the coming months will be benefiting.
Although, I am still a long way off from my desired total, and several local papers have been touch and one has carried a story.
Anyone seeing this and feeling charitable, especially those living in the areas mentioned, if you spare any cash, no matter how small in these difficult times I and the local causes would be very grateful.
Thank you to all who have contributed so far. I very much appreciate it.
Although my blood oxygen levels are back to normal, I do think there is a slight hangover from the corona but I’ve been ramping up my charity runs.
To donate and support these groups to provide community assistance, go to Phred’s fundraising page: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/phred-steer?utm_term=KpPYx5a4M