Hi everyone! I just wanted to update you on some things that have been going on here at HFFG. Things are always changing and moving forward and lately, there has been an unusually high amount of chaos!
For one thing, due to some recent regulations, I am no longer able to share on HFFG one of the most valuable components of our family’s natural health lifestyle. It has been quite difficult because I feel as though I am withholding this crucial health information from all of HFFG’s awesome fans. Consequently, I’ve set up a personal, private group to share that information. If you haven’t joined that group yet, go here to see and join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/387141488116775/
Also, I have had quite a huge influx of new clients lately. So if you are considering letting me help you with your health, be sure to check with me first to see if I am ready for new clients!
Home Test Panels
Another new thing here at HFFG is the opportunity to order home test panels for various things including hormones, thyroid function, adrenal health, vitamin D, and more. I partner with ZRT Laboratory to offer my clients and customers saliva, blood spot, and urine test kits at a discount so those without an insurance and/or without a local healthcare professional can do these tests in the comfort of their home without having to do a blood draw!
Many times, doctors reject the request of a patient to order tests for things like hormone, thyroid, and adrenal function because they do not understand the importance of these things, nor do they often recognize the symptoms of them. Many doctors inform my clients that these tests are not necessary because the only answer is lifetime medication, which could not be farther from the truth!
Additionally, many doctors only order a TSH test for patients presenting with symptoms of poor thyroid function. The TSH is only a very small piece of the puzzle to determine the health of one’s thyroid. Many of the ZRT lab test panels include not only TSH but other things necessary for assessing thyroid health including T3, T4, and thyroid antibodies.
Testing by blood spot and saliva is not only more convenient but it is just as accurate! Saliva testing has been used in scientific testing for decades and has been shown to be highly accurate. It is the most reliable way to measure free, bioavailable hormone activity — those hormones actually doing their job at the cellular level. Standard blood and urine tests do not measure bioavailable hormone levels.
Blood spot testing provides results that correlate extremely well to serum testing results in terms of accuracy, but without the cost and inconvenience of conventional blood drawing. Each test kit that involves blood spot testing, such as those for testing thyroid function, include a lancet to prick the finger and obtain blood spots that are put on a card included in the kit.
These tests can now be ordered in HFFG’s Store here. Prices include shipping to you and shipping the sample(s) back to the lab (for orders within the United States). To see some of the tests that are available and the prices, go here: http://healthyfamiliesforgod.com/store/?slug=index&cPath=27
I also finally have a nice stock of kombucha scobys and the weather is cooler (which is safer for shipping kombucha starter kits) so if you’ve wanted to learn how to make this delicious, probiotic-rich detox drink, check out more information about it here!
On The Home Front…
As for the Poff family, things have been quite busy getting new dairy goats, more chickens, and preparing for winter! I have spent late nights researching and learning as much as I can on how to keep our goats as healthy as possible naturally the same way I’ve done for our own family. They are getting all kinds of healthy things like Icelandic kelp, raw organic apple cider vinegar, nettles, nutritional yeast, lots of minerals and vitamin C, and herbal dewormers. The same way I have done with my family, I have vowed to avoid GMO’s in their diet and avoid chemical medications/vaccines in their bodies and environment! It has been working wonderfully and proves that when the body is given what it needs, there is less sickness and fewer health problems!
I am working on learning to make goat’s milk soap and recently rendered some tallow from grass-fed cows to make some tallow lotion which many people find much more helpful for that wintery dry skin and things like eczema and cradle cap. I hope to have it available for purchase in my website store soon!
Thanks everyone for all of your amazing support of HFFG. You are each a blessing and encouragement to me and I hope to be just a tiny bit of a blessing to you and your family as well!