Mandy loves sharing the importance of the food we put into our bodies. After fostering many children and adopting, each child became her inspiration to step out and reach more people with the message of health recovery through real food. She studied at California Polytechnic State University, and graduated with degrees, along with cooking and nutritional credentials; but what will blow you away is the way she rolls up her sleeves to impact foster children and foster homes. She has a passion for changing the world, starting with those in the U.S. foster care system.
In today’s episode, she talks about how she helps children transition from the standard American diet (S.A.D.) to real food. She has witnessed first-hand the turn-around that takes place when children are fed food that has the power to nourish and heal.
Her simple healing principles can be applied to anyone’s life–young and old alike. Listen and learn about her transformational Real Food Recovery protocol.
Mandy Blume is a fascinating woman with a passion to bring health and wellness to thousands of children in the U.S. foster care system. She started out just by taking in foster children herself and then the dream and work expanded from there. At California Polytechnic State University, Mandy graduated with degrees and obtained cooking and nutritional credentials, but what will blow you away is the way she rolls up her sleeves to impact foster children and foster homes.
What you learn today will impact what you eat in your own home and will help you experience the “real food recovery” that Mandy recommends.
In today’s episode, you will hear:
- how Mandy and her husband began taking in foster kids
- just how many children are in the foster system
- how the majority are coming from families with issues related to drug-addiction or domestic violence
- the stigma of taking in foster children
- how Mandy relied on “Nourishing traditions” when feeding her children
- how real food helped the children recover their health
- how in two months’ time, foster kids’ taste buds would change and how they would begin to eat the real food
- how Mandy persevered
- Mandy’s tips for helping children approach food differently
- the health and trust issues of foster children
- what happens when foster kids “age out” of the system
- how their first foster child battled with cancer and how they approached his healing
- the catalyst for her non-profit, her new book, and more
NTA – Nutritional Therapy Association
Realfoodrecovery.org – Mandy’s website
Mandy’s books: Real food recovery and How our family survived: 10 ways to holistically manage cancer (and fostering)