Providing Strong, Defensible, and Accurate Information to Embolden Legislators

A group of citizens came together to form Health Freedom Idaho out of desperation. Several of us had made attempts to influence legislation on our own and found that our well-constructed arguments fell on deaf ears. We decided to form as a group of concerned citizens in order to educate the public and grow membership so that we can show the legislature how very important health freedom and parental rights are to their constituents.

In order to ensure that our principles and rallying cries were well-founded, we set out to educate ourselves on our Constitutional Republic and how to defend it.  We researched to find the legislators that support liberty and created relationships with them.  As a result, we have earned their trust by providing strong, defensible, and accurate information.  Through that. we have emboldened these legislators to stand for health freedom because they know that they have sound facts and a community of supporters behind them.     

Miste Gardner-Karlfeldt, Idaho

Miste Karlfeldt 
Executive Director & Founder, Health Freedom Idaho


Miste Karlfeldt is an entrepreneur, mother of four and founder of Health Freedom Idaho.  Seeking relief from an autoimmune disease that left her bedridden, Karlfeldt traveled to the Mayo clinic from Idaho, only to be told she would need 3 years of chemotherapy. She sought out a second opinion from a practitioner of naturopathic medicine and then began undergoing the modalities of treatment he recommended. Just as she was experiencing an amazing recovery (without toxic chemotherapy), Idaho lawmakers considered legislation to limit access to natural medicine. Still in pain, she shuffled through the halls of the Idaho Legislature meeting with lawmakers to tell her story. It was then she woke up to her true purpose and passion.  Her calling is to empower the citizens of Idaho by advocating for their health freedoms. She does this work by leading Health Freedom Idaho, a non-profit organization, which educates Idahoans about the laws and factors impacting their right to access the healing health care treatment, information, and services of their choice.