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Real Food Defined

Okay, I need to get into the rhythm of blogging. Yikes! I can’t believe over a week has passed since my last (first) post!

According to, real is defined as:

  • genuine; not counterfeit, artificial, or imitation; authentic: a real antique; a real diamond; real silk.

According to,food is defined as:

  • any nourishing substance that is eaten, drunk, or otherwise taken into the body to sustain life, provide energy, promote growth, etc.

So, when I combine the definitions, my definition of  real food is:

  • genuine and authentic (no artificial ingredients) nourishing substances that are eaten or drunk  to sustain life, provide energy, and promote growth.

I believe that we need to take responsibility for our health and do our own research as to what might help us as an individual. Just because “they’ve always done it this way..” doesn’t mean that’s the way it works for you. I’m not saying to ignore doctor’s advice/orders, just to be informed as much as you can. You’re the one who has to live with your body day in and day out. (Be sure to check out the fine print on my about page!)



Where to begin?

Ah yes, my first post. I have my friend Ava to thank for helping me with the name. The concept, well, that’s entirely mine. Now that I’ve implemented it, I’m not sure where to begin.

I have a love/hate relationship with food. Don’t get me wrong. I like to eat. However, my body can’t process most foods. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease about 5 years ago. It took doctors almost 2 years to diagnose me. I’m one of those people who you just can’t give me too much information. I enjoy details. So, off to the web to search what others were doing. There are so many people with so many diets and so much information. It’s quite overwhelming! I recently went into a (physical) bookstore and they had 5 bookcases full of diet books!

Through trial and error, I’ve found what works for me. I’ve also not been on any medications. I still seek out information to add just a bit more food that is “safe” for me to eat.

The purpose of this blog is to share the information and offer hope to those that are struggling. 

Oh yeah, I’m quite a geek too, so I will be sharing geekified stuff too!