Leslyn Keith started out as an occupational therapist but was seeking a focus that yielded more measurable results. “I am left-brain oriented and nebulous results weren’t satisfying to me,” she says in this insightful interview.
As fate would have it, she was soon introduced by a mentor to lymphedema therapy and knew she was going to devote herself to helping these patients. “I could see their limb volume reduce substantially in one session, and I was hooked,” she adds.
Her curiosity and interest in the obesity epidemic led to her doctoral pursuit and a host of published research. The link between diet and the management of lymphatic disorders led to a poster presentation – and Catherine Seo, founder of The Lipedema Project, was in the audience. They had a mutual “Aha!” moment: Could it be that diet could also positively impact lipedema patients?
Dr. Keith’s books “The Ketogenic Solution for Lymphatic Disorders” and “The Lymphatic Code” are landmarks in her ever-growing volume of work. Her credo? “Let’s look outside of the box for solutions.” Along with her contributions as Board President and Director of Research for The Lipedema Project, she is an instructor with Klose Training Academy of Lymphatic Studies and relishes collaboration with all who seek to find solutions for the lymphedema and lipedema patient populations.
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