Welcome to Real Food Recovery, a positive site about changing the future for orphans with; hope, natural remedies and good food. Hopefully, a replicable program is contagious in order to optimize health along with your health practitioner!
At age 12, Mandy wanted to adopt a child. Learning that there were over 400,000 children
in Foster Care was unthinkable! The dream developed deeper with the knowledge that these children were very sick.
Real Food Recovery emerges out of the loss of a child Jim and Mandy foster and love dearly along with their birth children. A pattern reveals itself with each child coming into the Blume home. Each child became stronger, despite the indications. The Blumes were given children with; cancer, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, severe allergies, gum disease, and more. Observing improvement in each child, the Blumes realized the importance of; love, boundaries, and good food.
Unfortunately, when the children would leave, the health would decline. This seemed too obvious to overlook. The Blumes would sign as beneficiaries to the children through relationships with the birth parents. Consequently, they become the backup plan for these children.
As they renovate homes, hotels, restaurants and more to make them more beautiful, the parallel to the great importance of renovating our bodies became undeniable. Renovating buildings requires good materials. Similarly, renovating bodies also requires good ingredients. Choosing local, real food, and the least processed food improves the fun of life. Because of this, Real Food Recovery is born. It is the non-profit and passionate arm of our business company, BLUMESTONE.
Currently, Mandy, a Certified Nutritional Therapist, has partnered with a local orphanage/ Foster Group Home. By creating a less processed menu, the hope is to inspire other institutions to follow. Creating this more vibrant menu with a Registered Dietician’s review, great changes are happening for these orphaned/ fostered children. Mandy holds weekly classes with the kids which introduces new tastes and nutrients for the next week’s meals. Enlisting the Cook, the Managers, and the Staff to join our efforts, It’s been exhilarating. Now the growth and empowerment that comes with using the right “materials” for growth!
Actively, enlisting the Cook, the Managers, and the Staff to join our efforts is working. Truly, the documented evidence is showing better behavior, healthier growth, better grades, and empowerment as consequences from using the right “materials” for growth!
– Mandy, B.Sc., NTP, NRT, author, wife and Mommy. Renovating Homes and renovating bodies.