Food as Medicine


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Support Mike's 10th anniversary skydive!

To mark 10 years of 'Food as Medicine' - Mike Dancer has generously offered to do a sponsored skydive to help fundraise for this campaign.  We are, of course, absolutely in awe of Mike. What he has achieved using a modified ketogenic diet for epilepsy has inspired so many people, including us, and we are extremely proud to have Mike on board as a Leafie team member.

Your help

We're aiming to raise £6,000.

Your contribution will help us develop our website providing:

  • Free starter nutrition course 
    Helping families to start their processed and sugar free diet - a first stage to any Food as Medicine plan.
  • Publish interview case studies of success with Food as Medicine, to inspire others.
  • Provide family food plans
  • Populate with links and information of 'Food as Medicine', nutrition plans for different health conditions.

Second stage.

Raising money over £6000 would allow us to:

  • Publish our book and guide about the diets we have used with amazing success for both our children (epilepsy and severe eczema)
  • Produce interviews with nutrition experts, diet practitioners and Food as Medicine families
  • Commission additional 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.  Claire's next talk will be at the Public Health Collaboration's Annual Convention in May 2018.

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 advisory board.  If you would like be become more involved, please drop us an email at

Our thanks

We are very grateful for all of your support.

100% of funding we receive will go towards (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!

Claire and Justin Liu xx

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Team Members

Claire McDonnell Liu

Catherine Ling Qin

Daniel Tcheong

Dr Ben Hayes

Gemma Herbertson

Jennisue Baxter

Lall Singh

Praf Solanki

Russell Davison

Sally Gray ND

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