About Mandy and the Renovation Movement!

Welcome to Real Food Recovery, a positive site about our change for orphans, hope, natural remedies and good food 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 is birthed out of the loss of a child we fostered and loved dearly. We notice a pattern with each children coming into our home recovering from all sorts of indications. Facing; cancer, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, severe allergies, gum disease, and more was not easy. Observing improvement in each child, we believe it is from the love, boundaries, and good food provided.

Unfortunately, when the children would leave us and we stayed in touch as beneficiaries, the health would decline. This seemed too obvious to overlook. As my husband and I renovate homes, hotels, restaurants and more to make them more beautiful, we also see the great importance of renovating our bodies. Renovating buildings requires good materials. Similarly, renovating bodies requires good materials. We choose local, real food, and the least processed food possible. Because of this, Real Food Recovery is born. It is our non-profit and passion work.
About hope and good food

Now, as a Nutritional Therapist, we have partnered with a local orphanage/ Foster Group Home. We are creating a better Model and hope to inspire other institutions to follow. Creating a more vibrant menu with help from a Registered Dietician who is also about real food. Our weekly classes with the kids gives us the avenue to introduce new tastes and nutrients that we then add to the menu. It is paramount that we enlist the Cook, the Managers, and the Staff to join our efforts and understand their importance for success. It’s been exhilarating, to say the least! We are alwys looking for Corporate Sponsors that will enable us a Sous Chef, procurement of produce from our local farmers, and much more.


At Cal Poly, Mandy graduated with degrees, cooking and nutritional credentials but the important stuff was how many children and Orphans found joy! Each child is awesome because of a special gift they possess! Mandy loves helping these kids see their amazingness and empowering them with the food they choose to eat. If you want greatness, you must believe great and eat great!

Mandy has fostered several children and adopted! Her inspiration to step out into the big world and share, was through a little 2-year-old foster boy with cancer who called her Mommy. After restoring his health with great food, despite chemo, Dak had the right to move back with his Bio-Dad. Surviving on Cheetos, Coke, and other processed, sugar-foods; our weekly visits ended as Dak passed away at 4-years-old within a few months. Holding this little guy in her arms, his last words about life continuously inspire Mandy.

Life comes with some powerful lessons. Mandy intends to use experience, knowledge, and inspiration to reach out and help every kid and family she can touch! Join us as we continue to blow the roof off of hate, fear, anger, prejudice, and bad food and fill it with love, peace, forgiveness and good, healthy food that nourishes!

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– Mandy, B.Sc., NTP, NRT, author, wife and Mommy of 4, Former Foster Mom of 7

3 thoughts on “About Mandy and the Renovation Movement!

  1. I am a school counselor at a small but vibrant school with high poverty and many of my parents do not speak English. We have a healthy garden at our school where professional gardeners come to our school and teach our students how to garden and our children do the gardening. It began as a means to feed our students healthy food – the children have always been allowed to pick and take home what they and their families will eat. Now it has become so successful that not only are we feeding our students and their families, but our students are also selling their fresh produce to local restaurants :0)We have a bank at our school, so they are learning how to bank from real bankers and are saving the proceeds from the garden for their college education. You should consider working with schools to spread your healthy living to as many children as possible.

  2. That is the coolest thing I have heard! Yes, we should get involved with schools! You guys rock and all the schools should follow your lead!

  3. 10/10/16
    Mandy Blume,
    We noticed that you will be speaking at the WAP Conference in November. We have an online course that helps families transition from Fake Foods (Processed) to real foods. My wife has been a chapter leader for WAP for over 16 years and spoke at the last conference. We are writing to determine if there is any chance of coordinating an interview with you while you are there for the purpose of introducing you to our members. We would be happy to promote your book to them as well. If this is something you may consider, please contact me at Bud@Foodwifery.Com. For purposes of vetting, our website at Foodwifery.Com and Sally Fallon has provided help in promoting us and knows my wife Laurie.
    Thanks you for your consideration,


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