Beautiful People Need Recovery!

These beautiful people are the reason behind our efforts.

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Our NonProfit Effort

After 14 years of working with children and some adults, there are real simple ways we recover that everyone needs to know. We decided to write this down in a book and use the proceeds to support these beautiful people without a Mom or Dad.

I want you to have a glimpse of all the beautiful people that live in a foster group home but this is protected, so the class volunteered to do a photo showing our book/ cookbook that hopes to change their future and yours. These foster kids live all around us, in schools, homes, and campuses across the world. There are more than 400,000 in the U.S. and over 10 Million in the world.

Today, as I join a Social Worker and enter the Foster Group Home with these beautiful people…I gasp.  I am reminded that I have special eyes. Eyes able to see these faces as the Lord sees them. They greet me with such beauty and hope. Where some folks may see a bunch of orphans or more carefully called, foster kids, I am privileged to see such incredible beauty. With so much misinformation on the web, we want to show you the actual beautiful  people we are touching. Everyone cheers when I share how we hit Best seller in Children’s Health and then we get busy discussing some fun topics in food. Each of the older kids understands that we are serious about empowering them. One way is with real food.

What Happens When Beautiful People Recognize Their Power

Each person must understand that they may not have power over their circumstances but they absolutely have power over what they put into their body. Then I begin to share how we have recovered children in our home. Somehow we always get through to the heart of the matter. For this I have tremendous gratitude!

Our nonprofit (of the same name as our book) “Real Food Recovery” also makes the process simple from a mom with 4 children, hobby farm, homeschooler, and student. If you want to see our authentic process, encouragement and recipes, you can buy it here, and support our efforts…but I want to share WHY we do this.

What I find alarming is the number of people I meet that have no idea that food is what makes us strong. Another trend I notice is the diminished value of preparing food. It is deemed greater importance to spend more money on materials and activities, but no one wants to spend money on food. I want to challenge that budget approach.

At book signings and parties, the question most asked is  “what to eat and how to prepare it?” Somehow, we have lost touch with the value and connection between our body’s health to the food we put into our mouth. We realize taking a pill helps an indication, but we forget that the food we eat is also impacting our indications and it is a more absorbable, consistent means of nutrients.

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Awesome guys in a “transition” group home (These two are leaders and over 18 years old and granted permission to include photo).

We All Need Recovery

Our lives will constantly be bombarded with great fun, healthy places, but also unfortunately we will get harsh environment, toxic chemicals, food with non-food ingredients. Chances are that we will also get sick and possibly get food poisoning. To go deeper, many of us will deal with a chronic illness as allergies, diabetes, autism, Thyroid dysfunction, etc… are all on the rise statistically. As our family partners with incredible health practitioners to compliment our knowledge base; unity is certainly a priority.

Teach, Build, Feed, Empower, Repeat

And as we build unity, we have a process in place to teach, build gardens, cook, and eat at more foster group homes. It is so easy and fun that everyone should consider growing a little garden bed at your home. It is a great start towards empowerment, plus your palate is introduced to many fun seasonal foods.

We hope you find fun ways back into your kitchen and we certainly appreciate your purchase, shares, and reviews of our book.

If you want to watch us make a difference with this system and these children, please join our Operation Real Food Recovery by: subscribing to our emails, follow, love, tweet, and like us on; Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Many thanks and blessings!

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Mandy is the force behind the advocacy portal Real Food Recovery. Since losing a 4 yr old to cancer while fostering to adopt, Mandy founded a nonprofit organization recovering children at-risk using fun and real food. As a Mom to birth, foster, and adopted children, author, Nutritional Therapist, & NRT, Mandy shares simple, affordable ways to recover health and to have fun, while supporting your doctor... Connect with Mandy through Twitter and Facebook.
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2 thoughts on “Beautiful People Need Recovery!

  1. […] One more neat thing: Recently a director at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where her first foster child received cancer treatment, asked Mandy to help with their food plan initiative. Of course she said yes! Grab a copy of Real Food Recovery: The Busy Mom’s Guide to Health & Healing. Proceeds benefit orphan, foster, and group homes to build gardens, offer empowering classes on what and how to eat healthfully, and by funding the purchase of nourishing food. Some of the beautiful young people who will benefit from sales are shown in this photo at left. You can read about Mandy’s nonprofit organization here. […]

  2. […] One more neat thing: Recently a director at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where her first foster child received cancer treatment, asked Mandy to help with their food plan initiative. Of course she said yes! Grab a copy of Real Food Recovery: The Busy Mom’s Guide to Health & Healing. Proceeds benefit orphan, foster, and group homes to build gardens, offer empowering classes on what and how to eat healthfully, and by funding the purchase of nourishing food. Some of the beautiful young people who will benefit from sales are shown in this photo at left. You can read about Mandy’s nonprofit organization here. […]

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