I was in my recovery process of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), diagnosed by my medical practitioner. I had been suffering from CFS for approx. 2 years. I had started back training again and at the beginning of our consultation's I was exercising for approx. 3-4 hours per week, maximum. I came to see Mark, to make sure I was getting all my dietary needs. In my own mind I was eating a healthy diet, I had a diet better than most people I knew, and was avoiding all junk foods. At this stage I was not really seeking to increase my exercise regime. I was just wanting to fuel my body with the best foods possible.
With your help, and the help of several other health professionals whom you know, I was able to make a remarkable recovery from CFS. In less than 12 months from first seeing you, I was able to compete in two 70.3 Ironman races, and then also the Australian Ironman held in Port Macquarie. I was not only able to compete in this race but, I was able to push myself to a level that I had never been able to before. Your guidance, wisdom, professionalism and experience helped give me the confidence, strength and ‘all round good health’ to compete at a higher level. As you know, it was a remarkable turn around in such a short time. I am certain I would not have been able to achieve this without the guidance and assistance from you.
I have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone I meet. As you now know I have already recommended lots of people to see you. I believe everyone has a reason to meet with you (or someone with your experience and qualifications). Most people lead a busy lifestyle, and its impossible to get the most out of your body if you don’t fuel it with the right things. I like most people get mislead by clever marketing on foods. You certainly helped set me on the right course for eating wholesome, healthy nutritional foods, that made me feel allot better.
Your professionalism, care and dedications goes beyond what I consider normal. Some of the things that I liked about your advice, was that you educated me on the theory behind what I needed…..and then also gave practical ideas and tips on what I should buy. You are always happy to answer questions outside of our consultations, and never cared that sometimes I may ask the same question several times. Thanks for all your help – and I look forward to working with you more – to see what better sporting achievements I can achieve in the future.
B. Hall (Newcastle)