Growing up Nick dreamed of climbing Mt Everest. He was passionate about being in the wilderness, climbing to the highest peaks and feeling on top of the world. His life centered around tramping, camping and climbing- the beautiful, rugged landscapes of New Zealand were his playground, the great outdoors his home.
But at the age of 21, Nick’s wild adventures came to an abrupt halt. He was struck down with inexplicable chronic fatigue, muscle weakness and various health complaints. Over the next few years Nick’s health deteriorated until he was unable to walk unassisted and was forced to use a mobility scooter to get around.
“I was unable to walk on any uneven surface because of poor balance, and could not walk for more than five or ten minutes at a time due to fatigue. Mountains began to represent the impossible and insurmountable – a failed dream,” recalls Nick.
The diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis was heart-breaking and life-changing.
Battling severe depression and a debilitating illness, Nick knew he had to make some radical changes in order to start truly living again. He contacted a physical therapist and a specialist personal trainer and took a dramatic new approach to his diet.
Nick also discovered MitoQ +Curcumin:
“MitoQ + Curcumin is my favourite form of MitoQ. A few years ago, I was diagnosed with a neurological condition affecting the brain and spinal cord. A growing body of evidence-based research suggests that at its essence, there is a link between mitochondrial dysfunction within the nervous system and neurological conditions. On its own, the mitochondria readily absorb MitoQ. Once paired with Curcumin, MitoQ supports my neurological function like no other supplement. It jumps the blood-brain barrier more efficiently and maximisers absorption in the brain — the place I need it the most.
The combination of MitoQ and Curcumin makes a difference to me, allowing me to do more. MitoQ +Curcumin has supported my mental clarity and focus allowing me to work and pursue my technical climbing more efficiently. I’ve also found it supports my recovery times. Whereas I had taken weeks to recover from an intense climb or tramp, I now only take days. In short, MitoQ +Curcumin allows me to do more of what I love most: to climb mountains and find joy in the beauty of remote wilderness places.”
Nick has since set up a Charitable Trust called ‘Mastering Mountains’. The purpose of the trust is to change perceptions of Multiple Sclerosis, highlight the importance of correct nutrition and exercise, and organize trips specifically designed for MS sufferers.
We are proud to support Nick in all of his endeavors and trying to keep up with what he does next!
Follow Nick's journey as part of the MitoQ tribe.