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I am a Nurse, a Mom, and a Real Food loving blogger.

I love food. Real food. We eat all of the things that nursing school taught me were bad for you: butter, eggs, bacon, and raw milk.

But, my blog is not only about food. I like to think of Real Food as a metaphor for health, it’s all encompassing. Real Food is what feeds you: body, mind and soul.

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I want to show you how to take your health into your own hands and live the best life possible. I want to teach you how to make your own personal care and cleaning products so you can lift the toxic burden and begin to feel better. Look better. Sleep better. Live better.




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Top 10 Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Can Work into Your Diet Today

Top 10 Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Can Work into Your Diet Today

Inflammation is the body’s reaction to what it sees as foreign– something that doesn’t belong and that could cause harm. It’s the effect of your immune system doing its job, patrolling the body to make sure nothing gets in that could make you sick, like pollen,...

Health Benefits of Eating Liver

Health Benefits of Eating Liver

It might surprise you to hear that liver is the new superfood. Really? Liver? If you’re like most people, you probably wouldn’t think twice about eating steak or ribs but resist the idea of eating internal organs. It could even be something your mom or your...

Health Benefits of Baobab Fruit Powder

Health Benefits of Baobab Fruit Powder

Once again, science has finally caught up with folk food medicine, touting baobab as the latest superfood. People have relied on the baobab for millennia, using its leaves, bark, seeds, and fruit as importunate sources of food and medicine.  It is the fruit of...

Real Food RN Podcast

Episode #11: Cathy Lemmon – Homeopathy and Homeoprophylaxis

Episode #11: Cathy Lemmon – Homeopathy and Homeoprophylaxis

On this episode of the podcast, I interview Homeoprophylaxis expert Cathy Lemmon. I initially contacted her inquiring about this for my own family and over a series of email correspondence, I also convinced her to be on my show. She talks all about how she got into...

I am an RN, not an MD. The information on this blog is not intended to be taken as medical advice. The statements made here have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure or prevent any disease. This notice is required by the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. You can find out more in my Terms of Use & Disclosure.