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By Rebecca Potter On average, our lungs will help us take about 23,000 breaths a day, of which most we aren’t even consciously aware. But as soon as illness, blockage or an infection sets in preventing a few breaths, we notice! What herbs can we turn to for both overall lung protection and health for […]
Author: Rebecca Potter
Posted: September 18, 2014, 6:01 am
Today I am replaying a classic interview with Marquelle Brown, homeschooling mom and homesteader (and also my cousin!) about nutritional supplements for the family.  We discuss using essential oils for better health, even with babies and animals! Listen online HERE You can find Marquelle on Facebook – and also online at   ______________________________________________________ […]
Author: Julie Behling-Hovdal
Posted: September 16, 2014, 5:46 pm
Who do you know who has diabetes or heart disease?  Chances are, you or at least many people you know struggle with these common conditions.  Whether or not you carry some extra weight, a major risk factor, you still might be at risk for heart disease and diabetes – two of the most common and […]
Author: Julie Behling-Hovdal
Posted: September 15, 2014, 6:00 pm
By Rebecca Potter Do you dislike getting sick as much as I do?  There are few things worse than missing out on a fun activity because you’re stuck at home glued to a box of Kleenex!  Most people are familiar with the idea of using herbs to boost their immune system.  Many people today, in […]
Author: Julie Behling-Hovdal
Posted: September 12, 2014, 5:31 pm
Today I share Part 2 of my birth story of baby Rheo as well as a classic rebroadcast of a podcast on natural remedies for cold and flu. Listen online HERE     ______________________________________________________ These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any […]
Author: Julie Behling-Hovdal
Posted: September 9, 2014, 3:42 pm
In April of 2013 I was privileged to participate as a host with the launch of The Survival Mom Radio Network.  Led by Lisa Bedford, The Survival Mom, several of us joined together for a network of all-female hosts.  We started from nothing and just since this past May, our podcasts have been downloaded nearly […]
Author: Julie Behling-Hovdal
Posted: September 8, 2014, 6:01 am
By Rebecca Potter September is National Preparedness Month, and what better way to focus on preparedness than to make sure your first aid kits are complete and up-to-date. If you don’t have an herbal first aid kit, now is the perfect time to put one together! Whether you are a beginner with natural herbal remedies, […]
Author: Rebecca Potter
Posted: September 4, 2014, 6:01 am
In this classic re-broadcast, I interview The Patriot Nurse about different aspects of medical preparedness.  The Patriot Nurse is a leading voice for medical preparedness.  Find her on Facebook at and watch her informative videos at  You can check out her schedule of Medical Preparedness 101 classes at Listen online HERE   […]
Author: Julie Behling-Hovdal
Posted: September 2, 2014, 8:43 pm
In honor of Labor Day today, I thought it would be appropriate for me to share the story of my 2 1/2 days of labor with baby Rheo just over 2 weeks ago.  So in today’s new episode of Essential Survival TV I share what worked for me to helped ease pain, discomfort, and distress […]
Author: Julie Behling-Hovdal
Posted: September 1, 2014, 6:00 am
By Judy Shewmake We are energy. Everything around us is energy – food, sunlight, water, movement, animals, earth, thoughts, people, nature, and yes even essential oils. Everything is energy! Energy comes from either fear or love and every moment we make the choice what energy to have around us as we are filling or draining […]
Author: Judy Shewmake
Posted: August 28, 2014, 6:01 am

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