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Poff family (minus oldest who is in college), spring 2015

Poff family (minus oldest who is in college), spring 2015

Hi! My name is Sara and I am 37 years old.  My handsome husband and I have been blessed by the Lord with six absolutely awesome kids that we homeschool.  And as of October 2014, we are homesteaders. We have dairy goats, chickens (for eggs), a large vegetable garden (Back-to-Eden style), and are planning on getting some turkeys to raise for meat in 2015. We have not eaten fast food in 11 years, unless you count Chipotle! That’s just a part of our crazy journey. Here’s how it all started:

When our second son was very young, we noticed some behavioral problems with him.  We were living and eating like everyone else. He would have episodes of uncontrollable emotional glitches.  It was worse than just your average toddler tantrums.  There was a blank look in his eyes as though no one was home and then just as quick as it came on, it went off.

Being the pro-active knowledge-seeking woman that I am, I worked hard to get to the source of that change. My research led us to first cut out artificial colors from our diet.  (Check out all of the things I learned on this topic in my article Natural Help for ADD/ADHD.

With that success, I was intrigued to discover more.  (As one expert says, “You can’t unlearn what you learn.”)  As I began to read and learn more, I allowed my heart to be open to what I was reading about the connection between the Standard American Diet and the common health problems in our country. Our family had experienced and dealt with multiple health problems, including ADHD like mentioned above, depression, ovarian cysts, kidney problems, constant ear infections, allergies, preterm labor, preeclampsia, vaccine-induced damage, and more. Years of research and studying has given me the answers to why these things happened to us, and why the answer was not found in a prescription drug.

My starting point was a book I casually picked up at our church library: What the Bible Says About Eating Healthy, by Dr. Rex Russell.  From there, I was armed with the knowledge to go against the mainstream diet and feed my children the fuel that their bodies were designed to have.  Not only did we start feeling better, but we started seeing more of the beauty and wonder in God’s amazing creation.

At the same time, God supernaturally put some new friends into our lives that opened up our eyes even more. They caused me to learn the truth about vaccines, fluoride, pasteurized milk, and more.  That friendship and many since then have taught me that the Lord often uses other people to help us gain more wisdom.  Sometimes, He will send them just in time to protect us from tragic consequences.  We just have to be open to learning new things about the practices of our modern-day society, or God’s efforts to prevent that tragedy will have been lost amongst our pride.

Today, I am very passionate about helping other families take off their “American glasses” and see things for the way they really are.  And not just with our food supply.  Stepping back and working to see things differently than our society has helped our family continue to see more things around us from a heavenly perspective.

Credentials

I use this research to write articles for magazines and health publications.  

But most of all, I use this information to offer personalized holistic nutrition & health counseling services and classes to help people discover the benefits of living a natural lifestyle the way God designed us to live.  

My research and books I have studied for certification as a C.N.C. (Certified Nutrition Consultant) includes topics such as orthomolecular medicine (vitamin therapy), natural health, and using whole, natural foods to heal our bodies from dietary-induced medical problems.  God has given us life-giving foods that can even counteract the negative effects of dead foods!

I am now in the process of furthering my capabilities to help people by studying to become a naturopathic practitioner. The additional information I am learning from this has helped drastically expand the help I can offer my clients. (For more about my naturopathic program and how you can help me help more people, click here.)

I was also a nutrition counselor for a local birth center offering conception and prenatal nutrition counseling to patients there. Additionally, chiropractors from around the country refer their patients to me. 

I have clients both locally and online, including clients all over the world from Australia to Canada.

I have also worked with a restaurant developer in Australia to formulate a healthy menu and ingredients list.

Services

At this time, my services are limited to members of my team. To become a member of my team, please click here to learn more.

To read some very inspiring testimonials from my clients, click here.

 

Blessings of good health,

Sara

Comments & Responses

15 Responses so far.

  1. Megan Hartman says:

    What is the easiest way to start incorporating healthy foods and take out the sugars?

    • sjpoff says:

      Hi Megan! If you click on the tab at the top of my page for the No-Sugar Challenge, there are tons of articles for cutting out refined sugar. If you’re on my facebook page, I start another No-Sugar Challenge on April 1st. But the bulk of the info is already on my website, so you don’t have to wait until then!

      On my Nutrition Counseling page http://healthyfamiliesforgod.com/nutrition-counseling-wellness-education/ , I have a grocery shopping guide that you can download. The best way to eat healthy is to avoid foods with the ingredients listed as “Ugly” on that guide and work to get away from the ones labeled as “Bad” as well. There’s more tips and info on that page for making the changes to a healthy lifestyle as well, including info about my personalized nutrition counseling for those who prefer to have one-on-one guidance and accountability.

      Additionally, you can join our 40-Day Challenge (tab above on the left side of the page). You get 40 days of menus, grocery lists, and recipes. We’ve got over 20 people doing it right now and having a blast!

      It all depends on how you like to do things! Check those resources out and let me know if I can be of further assistance! Blessings, Sara

  2. Megan Hartman says:

    Thank you for all that you promote! I love your boldness. I am a Christian and really believe in taking care of our bodies. I am living in San Antonio, Texas. I enjoy your facebook page! My family and I moved to Texas a year ago from Saint Cloud, MN. Brrrr. I am so thankful to be in the warmth of Texas. Keep up what you are doing!:)

  3. Michelle says:

    Hi, Sara! My sister Heather is a big fan of yours and she tipped me off about your wonderful website. Just wanted to give you a HUGE thumbs up for all you are doing! FYI- I life in MN, too, near Saint Paul. I will continue to follow you and look forward to reading more from you. God bless you, sister!

  4. Brian says:

    I am encouraged by your website. I think there are many spiritual aspects of having a healthy family that we fail to realize. As a dad who has gone through a divorce after having built an organization to serve families, I truly understand what GOD intended for us to do to build healthy families and mind, body and spirit are all combined in what we need to steward to build strong families. Thank you for sharing the knowledge and information your family has via this website.

  5. Heather Miller says:

    Good morning !
    I have to say that it is such a blessing to have found a webpage that is everything I believe in. My search for health started when my son had surgery and did not recover properly from the anesthetic. Many years of naturopath and homeopaths I actually was introduced to Moringa . I am not sure if you have ever heard of it but it is the most nutrient dense plant in the world and only recently available to us in north america. I have been sharing this message since my sons results are amazing . His eyes uncrossed, two points better in each eye and he is now released from him the case study that he was in school . Give the body pure raw nutrition and it will self correct . I would be very interested for you to google Moringa and also Moringa in the bible. Very interesting and an amazing part of helping us give our body what it needs based on our lack of nutritionally dense products in our food chain ! http://www.russbianchi.com this gentleman stands for everything on your website and I would love it if you could take a look 😉
    Blessings
    Heather Miller

  6. Kim Saquing says:

    Just came across you! So awesome to find and read. Whew! I’m not the only one who’s thinking that our health and the state of the US diet is a spiritual issue that we have deeply overlooked. My journey to healthy living started with an adhd son who we wanted to get off meds and my years of depression. It’s been an amazing 4 years now of researching and teaching others! Can’t wait to read more of your blog and learn! Blessings!!

    • sjpoff says:

      Thank you Kim! It seems there are a lot of us with similar stories. I’m so blessed to see that God is using our experiences to help others break free from the curse of these things that are weighing His people down! Blessings to you also!

  7. Wow! I could have written at least the first four paragraphs of your bio. We also have five children, all boys, and I began researching healthy changes due to some issues with our 2nd born. Food dyes were the first to go for us, What the Bible Says… was my eye opener, and my dream is to become a nutritional counselor “when I grow up”. Eerie, right?

    So glad that a friend led me to your site!

    • sjpoff says:

      Wow! Yeah–eerie, in a good way of course! It seems God is really trying to wake up His children and families all across America as He is pleading for us to spread the word that we are killing ourselves and making ourselves miserable in the process through our “foods”! It’s always good to see God showing someone else the same things God showed us! I’m heading over to check your site out now! God bless you and your family Christy!

  8. Rachel Van Pelt says:

    Is it too late to start the 40 day challenge? I just “purchased” it through paypal. But, then I saw that Sunday was the last day to start? I hope I’m not too late! Thank you!

    • sjpoff says:

      Nope! We’ve had a lot of people join late so I’ve decided to just keep it open indefinitely. Invite your friends to join you too! I sent the initial info to you–glad to have you join us Rachel!

  9. charles mccomb says:

    Being very overweight and unhealthy at 55 would require some major changes. I wonder if this could work. Any ideas would be appreciated.

  10. Leah says:

    We’ve been on a food journey (starting with the Feingold diet) for my 5-year-old son with ADHD for a year and a half. In the past week, that has meant changing to a naturally gluten free diet via a form of Paleo. I am loving how much more nutritious our diet just became! A friend sent me a link to your blog and I look forward to reading/learning more. Already I appreciate that this isn’t really about making our son feel better (and us feel less crazy!), but allowing him to be all God created him to be for His glory.

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