Food as Medicine

By Leafie.org

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When our beautiful baby daughter, Leafy, suddenly began having 25 minute long frequent seizures we didnt know where to turn. After extensive research and self-education we eventually found out about a diet that can manage seizures. We put her on the ketogenic diet, despite being advised against this, as it would be too difficult and would not make any difference.

The results were amazing. Leafy had been having 60+ seizures a day, these drastically reduced almost immediately, whilst her sleep, distress, mobility, overall health and happiness also improved amazingly.

We had our daughter back and our family quality of life too.

We achieved all of this by simply changing what she ate!

Your help

We're aiming to raise £6,000 in 40 days.

Your contribution will help us setup our website leafie.org which will provide tools, information and support on evidenced based diets that support and promote real long term health, including:

  • Free 'Get started' online courses
  • Expert Q & A interviews
  • Success stories
  • Family food plans
  • Support networks

Second stage.

Raising money over £6000 would allow us to:

  • Publish our book and guide about the diets we have used with stunning success for both our children (epilepsy and severe eczema)
  • Produce interviews with nutrition experts, diet practitioners and Food as Medicine families
  • Commission free online courses

About us

As parents that have managed two severe and out of control health conditions with food alone, we are passionate about creating this practical factual online resource to help others to manage their own health.

We have delivered talks on medical diet therapies internationally, including to the Orlando Epilepsy Family Day Conference, USA and to NHS Neurologists, Speech and Language Therapists and Dieticians at clinics and seminars in the UK.

Read more about our amazing healing food journey, published recently in Mark's Daily Apple - Leafy's story or The Mighty.

We estimate that our family has saved the NHS around £30,000 (not including admin) over the last 5 years by using diet in place of medication. Wow!


Our team

We have assembled a great team of healthcare professionals, experienced FAM parents and practitioners, many of which will be on the leafie.org advisory board. If you would like be become more involved, please drop us an email at [email protected]


Our thanks

We are very grateful for all of your support.

100% of funding we receive will go towards Leafie.org (Chuffed charge a small fee - it's £1.43 on a £50 donation).

You may also have skills and time to commit to our real health movement. If so please do get in touch!


Team Leafie xx

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Team Members

Claire McDonnell Liu

Catherine Ling Qin

Daniel Tcheong

Dr Ben Hayes

Gemma Herbertson

Justin Liu

Lall Singh

Mike Dancer

Russell Davison

Sally Gray ND

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