Food is Medicine Leafie Campaign
Please share our Chuffed Food is Medicine campaign, to help us to spread the word about diets that really do heal.
Our Food is Medicine journey..
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 effect was fantastic. 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!
Read about our amazing healing food journey, published recently in Mark’s Daily Apple – Leafy’s story.
We know that specific diets are shown to help with a wide range of other health conditions. We want to spread the word so that other families can help themselves in the way that we have been lucky enough to.
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.
I (Claire) have trained as a qualified Nutrition Advisor and my husband (Justin) is an experienced Diet Coach.
We deliver 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.
The facts on diets that work.
Our website leafie.org will provide information and support on evidenced based diets, that are not widely used at present. We will provide links to health professionals, reputable medical resources and research that will support diet changes for long term health.
We’re aiming to raise £6,000 in 30 days.
This will fund us to create our public support web-based resources at leafie.org, on:
– Nutrition for different health needs,
– Where to go to for support, links to the courses and practitioners,
– The evidence on nutrition therapies and
– Research into emerging diets.
– Deliver presentations on healing nutrition.
– Develop a membership area, poviding more detailed advice
Second stage. Raising money over £6000 would allow us to:
– get on with publishing our own book and guide about the diets we have used for Rudy and for Leafy, and to,
– launch our podcast interviews with nutrition experts, diet practitioners, and on success stories, providing tips to subscribers.
We are very grateful for all of your support.
We have committed our time, energy, savings and skills to get this far but cannot make this work without funding.
100% of funding we receive will go towards Leafie.org (Chuffed charge a small fee – it’s £1.43 on a £50 donation).