Realistic Food Essentials, LLC Policies


Realistic FoodEs promotes a Real Food lifestyle. I am passionate about Real Food because this journey has been a life changing event for my family. Realistic FoodEs is a wholistic approach to understanding and connecting with food. And one that I hope empowers you to find your BEST self through Real Food!

The Articles posted on this website are opinions based on my experience and are provided for informational purposes only. These Articles offer Tips, Strategies, Techniques, Research, etc. that can be useful tools for your Real Food Toolbox.

But I would be remiss if I didn't offer these commonsense Disclaimers:

  1. Realistic FoodEs makes no representation as to the accuracy of information on this site or found by following links to other sites.
  2. Realistic FoodEs is not a diet plan or weight loss program, and makes no claims in this regard.
  3. Realistic FoodEs makes no specific health claims and is in no way intended to substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other health care professional. The information on this Blog is not intended to be and does not constitute health care or medical advice.
  4. Realistic FoodEs encourages readers to seek the advice of a physician or other health care professional before relying solely on the information in this Blog to achieve any personal health goals. And encourages Readers who are under the care of a health care professional to continue working with this person to achieve any personal health goals.


FTC Guidelines require the disclosure of affiliate relationships that result in the generation of revenue.

Realistic FoodEs is a personal blog written and edited by me. The views and opinions expressed in the Articles posted on Realistic FoodEs are purely mine.

To support my blogging activities, the Articles on this site may contain Affiliate links to products or services that I recommend. These are the companies or products that I believe in. And by making purchases through these links, Realistic FoodEs may receive a small commission. THANK YOU!

While I personally use most of these products, I may choose to link to similar products for various reasons, including, but not limited to: 

  1. Offering a range of options and price points, as well as pertinent information regarding these products;
  2. Some of the products that I have used for years and years may no longer be available or are older generations of a particular product;
  3. While I try to use ingredients and products that are widely available, some may be "hard-to-find" or purchased from a local vendor. So these links should help you find some of these items.

Of course, you should buy from any vendor or website that best fits your needs and budgets, and need not limit yourselves to the links provided on this website.

Amazon Disclosure: Realistic FoodEs is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon properties including, but not limited to,,,,, or

Sponsorship and Product Endorsement Disclosure: I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services on this website. Please note that I only ever endorse products that are in alignment with the principles of Realistic FoodEs and that I believe will be of value to you.

Any product claim, statistic, quote, price or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made on Realistic FoodEs.

And if Realistic FoodEs posts content that might present a conflict of interest, this will always be identified.


Comment Policy

Engagement is one of the core principles of Realistic FoodEs. So of course, reader comments, thoughts, and questions are welcome! But please keep in mind that Realistic FoodEs is a judgment-free zone. This is a safe space where we can engage in a substantive conversation about Real Food by sharing our collective knowledge and experiences within a supportive environment. Constructive disagreements and vigorous debates are welcome. Being a jerk is not allowed or tolerated.

With this in mind, be aware that all comments on Realistic FoodEs are moderated. Comments are typically moderated once per day, so your comments may not appear for several hours or even until the next day.

  1. Only civil, productive, on-topic discussion to articles and pages appearing on this Blog will be published.
  2. Comments containing personal attacks, abusive or obscene language, sexual innuendo, bullying, insults, or belittling sarcastic humor of any kind will be deleted!
  3. Comments from both vigilante and industry trolls will be deleted!
  4. Anonymous comments will not be allowed.
  5. Comments that adhere to this Policy but contain one or more links to other sites will be published, but it is up to the sole discretion of the comment moderator whether the link(s) will be included with the comment or removed.
  6. Comments that contain licensed photos or photos that the moderator suspects is not within the realm of fair use, or content copied and pasted from premium sites (subscription sites or something you paid for) will be deleted.

Sharing Policy

Want to share? Well thank you! Realistic FoodEs works very hard to produce the content and postings on this Blog. So please keep in mind this is copyrighted material (©Realistic FoodEs) and respect the guidelines of this Sharing Policy. Please don't steal - it's not cool and bad karma!

  1. For Articles: Please share only the first few sentences and then link directly to the original post.
  2. For Recipes: Please refrain from copying and posting content directly. Instead link back to the original post on this Blog. If you make a variation or a substantially change of one of my recipes, feel free to share it - And a link back would be greatly appreciated.
  3. Photos on this Blog are either my personal photos, photos of friends & posted with permission, or photos I have purchased with certain licensing rights. If you'd like to repost one of my photos (with ©Realistic FoodEs watermark) you are welcome to share ONE image with proper credit and a link back to the original post. You MAY NOT share or repost any other photos on this site. This is to protect the rights of friends who may have allowed me to post their photos or to protect the licensing rights that I purchased.
  4. All of the videos are original content. So please DO NOT share a full video. You are welcome to link directly to the video in the original post.

Privacy Policy

The Privacy of Realistic FoodEs' readers is extremely important.

We do not share personal information with third-parties. Nor do we store information collected about your visit to this Blog for use other than to analyze content performance through the use of cookies. Which you can turn off at anytime by modifying your Internet browser's settings.

We are not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this Blog on other Web sites or media without our permission.

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice.


Thanks so much for your interest!