our facebook communities

Social villages and the discussions within have become increasingly valuable for individuals, and to help drive change from the ground up. We are honoured to host almost 30,000 people in ours.

THE HEALING TRIBE is our flagship int'l group (est 2012 ) to discuss holistic family wellness and recovery from eczema/allergies. REAL FOOD IN NEW ZEALAND is the national hub for real food, both supported by IHERB AND HEALTHPOST, NATURALLY and KETO & CARNIVORE IN NZ

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Crowdsourcing helps deepen our collective wisdom and provides a safe space to explore topics with like-minded people, but it also needs tobe managed carefully and should never be considered a replacement for professional medical advice - but rather, sharing of support stories, experiences and insights. We know each journey has many variables and take our hosting responsibilities seriously which is why we don't allow promotion of unrealistic or predatory quick-fix 'solutions' (i.e. 7 day plans or celery juice) or Multi-Level Marketing.



Our goal is to support families in building and implementing a strong wellness foundation. Our base guidelines are designed to facilitate healthy discussion and information sharing on our topics, so we reserve the right to remove members and/or content we deem inappropriate, irrelevant or unhelpful at our discretion. We do not necessarily endorse any of the various comments, opinions and information expressed by any member. Guidelines specific to each group can be found on Facebook.


  1. Be kind, tactful and constructive. Please consider the needs/situation of the individual when making suggestions or sharing experiences. We support a bio-individual approach above all.

  2. Act responsibly. Medical concerns and images of rashes etc are best diagnosed and treated by a qualified professional. If you may be in need of emergency medical services, contact them directly without delay. Members acknowledge they remain responsible for their own wellbeing decisions and that any action taken is at their own risk, given there will always be positive and negative aspects to consider.

  3. Content is considered general and unqualified thoughts for support purposes only. We invite members to share their personal relevant experiences with positive intent, understanding others may respond differently. No attempting to treat or diagnose - these are peer-to-peer spaces so if you are a professional working with clients or are aligned to a particular modality or product, please refrain from acting as such or mentioning.

  4. Content is never a replacement for professional or paid support, nor a substitute for medical advice from a qualified professional. Maryana is a certified Integrative Nutrition Coach and is not able to act as a personal coach to members in the absence of taking their full Health History. She may be happy to offer general suggestions where she can, but is not responsible for answering "free" questions nor for any member's choices/actions as a result of anything they may read in her group/s.

  5. Please note that Raised on Real Food/Maryana Lishman may not endorse comments, opinions, suggestions, recommendations, products or services mentioned by other members so please check/research carefully before purchasing anything/taking action as a result of reading it. Where she does endorse them, this will be made clear.

  6. We have a zero tolerance policy for MLM (multi-level/direct/network marketing) mentions/content due to the predatory nature of their marketing, as well as member's affiliate/referral links.

  7. Use your best judgement before sharing personal information or images.

  8. As the group host, Raised on Real Food/Maryana Lishman reserves the right to post about her products and services at any time to help showcase her approach, services or other activities she believes are of genuine benefit to members.

  9. Do not attempt to sell, promote or solicit for commercial or vanity purposes - directly or on behalf of. Promotional opportunities are only available to businesses we have partnered with.

  10. Content is to stay on topic. These are not catch-all groups and do have a specific focus so not everyone will be a good fit. Some input may feel confronting, confusing or even contradictory to what you've heard elsewhere. We encourage members to leave or take a break if the group/s create undue anxiety, stress and/or feelings of righteousness in them.

  11. Do not share copyrighted content that does not belong to you, including photographed recipes from books.

  12. Sharing screenshots of group content elsewhere will result in an immediate and permanent ban.

  13. If you have blocked any admin or moderator, you will be removed as you won't be able to see their communication.

  14. Do not offer or invite conversations via Private Messaging (PM) - this is prohibited to keep members safe from being solicited to. Attempts to circumvent will result in an immediate and permanent ban

  15. The information presented is not healthcare advice and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. While it is intended to be helpful and informative, it does not constitute medical, legal or other professional advice. Statements made, or products recommended, have not been evaluated for safety and/or efficacy and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always consult with a healthcare professional regarding diagnosis or treatment options, and before starting any new diet or supplement program.



  1. Entries will be as per the stated method of entry and closing date on the post.

  2. The prize cannot be exchanged for cash, vouchers or alternative prizes/products.

  3. The decision is final.

  4. Raised on Real Food reserves the right to remove any entries it deems inappropriate, fraudulent or offensive.

  5. The prize will be dispatched to any New Zealand address of the winner's choice unless it specifically states it's international.

  6. Competitions are in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with either Facebook or Instagram.

  7. Raised on Real Food will make every reasonable attempt to contact the winner, but in the event they do not reply within 7 working days, then an alternative winner will be determined.

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Maryana Lishman is a certified Integrative Nutrition Coach who supports and empowers families to reach their health goals. All information, opinions, and recipes provided on this website are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or condition and are not a substitute for advice from your doctor.  All words are her own and should not be taken as prescriptive or medical advice. Please seek professional advice before making changes to your diet or lifestyle. Throughout this site, there are various affiliate links where she may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you, should you decide to purchase.

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