My name is Vicky and I suffered a fracture in the ankle whilst out jogging just before Christmas 2011. I was referred to Darryl through a recommendation from a friend.
I viewed Darryl's profile on his website and was intrigued about his approach to movement. I was also keen to see how and if paleo nutrition could help with my recovery.
The first question Darryl asked provided a lot of food for thought. He asked, "do you think it is normal to have a fracture when running"? I hadn't thought of it myself and none of the other specialists I had seen challenged me in this way. Based on a food diary I compiled he suggested I get a bone profile test done which presented low calcium, phosphorous and Vitamin D serum levels, then a bone density test which showed I had osteomalacia and osteopenia - which if left could lead to osteoporosis. I was only 34 years old and was very surprised to be affected by this especially with all the dairy intake I had and exercise I was doing.
I started a one to one workout and nutrition programme with Darryl that excluded dairy (which were causing me other issues due to lactose intolerance) and with no calcium supplements. A diet based on real-food and removing foods that were blocking absorption of essential nutrients. My calcium levels were back in the normal range after a few months and full movement in my ankle had returned without discomfort.
After 7 months my recent bone density scan and Vitamin D results came back as normal and I no longer suffer from osteomalacia or osteopenia.
As a bonus I am also in the best shape I have been in, in years!
Victoria Daniels, 34.