Welcome to My Best Life with Dr Sue Law

Are you confused by the latest health fad?  Have you ever given up your good intentions and sat back on the sofa with a tub of ice cream / sharing bag of crisps / large glass of wine /  a beer?  You are not alone and I am here to help you. I’m Sue, an experienced NHS GP, occupational health and lifestyle doctor.  I’m also a patient, mum, sailor and runner among other things.  

I work with individuals, couples, groups and businesses.  I support making sustainable behaviour changes to improve health and well-being.  I do this by sharing no-nonsense, practical health information and advice in a relaxed and friendly way.

I live and work in Devon.  I offer in-person sessions locally within the South West.  I also offer virtual consultations and presentations.

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What is My Best Life?

I am so much happier and more productive now I am living my life my way. My Best Life  is whatever makes life as good as it can be.  For me, it is summed up in my logo. The lighthouse, sea, sun, and sailing represent some of the things that make me really happy.  Smeaton’s Tower, the iconic red and white lighthouse on Plymouth Hoe, is a very special place for me and my family.   

This a photo of my (second) wedding and me living My Best Life.  As ridiculous as it sounds, my husband and I got married at the top of  Smeaton's Tower, when I was 8 months pregnant, with our first child.  Getting married at the top of a lighthouse, whilst very very pregnant, would not be every bride’s idea of a fairy tale wedding, but it was our perfect day and I loved it!  
If any of you have ever been up Smeaton’s Tower, you will know, there are multiple staircases and ladders, through small holes, to get to the top – how I did it pregnant and in heels I’m not quite sure.  It is amazing what you can do when you really really want to!

Lifestyle Medicine

So what is lifestyle medicine?  I like to think of it as taking care of your mind and body so you can live the life you want to. Lifestyle medicine focuses on 6 main areas.  These are sleep, movement, food, healthy relationships, managing stress and minimising harmful substances.
Lifestyle changes help you to feel better and have been shown to prevent, treat and sometimes reverse chronic illnesses. These illnesses include heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and depression.  I recommend interventions that have been proven to work in multiple scientific studies.  Lifestyle medicine isn’t about judging or blaming you for your situation or about preaching to you about how you should live or behave. Who am I to judge and preach?! 
I have been a doctor for more than 20 years and have recently completed a diploma in lifestyle medicine.  I have learned about what is and isn't good for health and how to be healthy as a time-poor, busy, working mum.  I want to help you find the healthy habits that you enjoy and make them stick.  It’s about enjoying life more not less! 

highlighted that small changes can have a huge impact

- - RAF Executive Officer