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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
Today I share Part 1 of my birth story of baby Rheo, then I replay a classic interview/discussion with Master Herbalist Rebecca Potter on natural remedies for bleeding, shock, stroke, childbirth, and more. All of these tips and thousands more can be found in our book The Essential Survival Guide to Medical Preparedness. Listen online […]
Author: Julie Behling-Hovdal
Posted: August 26, 2014, 6:45 pm
Runny noses, sneezing, coughs, nausea, vomiting, earaches, eye infections and sore throats.  I know I had my share of these as a kid.  Beyond the nuisance of routine illness and having to see children suffer, the collective cost of over-the-counter drugs, doctor visits, prescription drugs, and parents’ sick-days to care for their children is inestimable. […]
Author: Julie Behling-Hovdal
Posted: August 25, 2014, 6:01 am
By Rebecca Potter Do you love traveling as much as I do? I could talk travel all day long! Pictured above is one of the most amazing adventures I’ve ever had. (And yes, that’s Julie in the middle there!) I’m sure the Machu Picchu ruins are totally recognizable, but in case you weren’t sure where […]
Author: Rebecca Potter
Posted: August 21, 2014, 6:01 am
Today we are replaying an earlier episode of my interview with Master Herbalist Rebecca Potter. We discuss the in’s and out’s of colon cleansing — why it’s important this time of year, how a colon cleanse will positively affect ALL aspects of your health, and what types of cleanses we personally use! Listen online HERE […]
Author: Julie Behling-Hovdal
Posted: August 19, 2014, 9:08 pm
Hi friends - After 2 1/2 days laboring at home with my wonderful midwife, her assistants, and fantastic doulas and not dilating beyond 3 centimeters, I made the decision to transfer to the hospital and have a C-section, something I actually felt very peaceful about after trying literally everything under the sun for my ideal […]
Author: Julie Behling-Hovdal
Posted: August 18, 2014, 5:34 pm
By Homestead Lady I don’t even know how many times I’ve needed to stop bleeding in the garden.  Clippers run amuck, children fall from trees, even the goats knick themselves playing queen of the mountain.  I use my herbal antiseptic salve all the time when I’m indoors but if I’m already outside and the salve […]
Author: Tessa Zundel
Posted: August 14, 2014, 6:01 am
On this week’s show, I give an update on my pregnancy and replay a classic interview Jeanette Lasson, daughter of Polly Block who wrote the world-famous home birth book “Polly’s Birth Book”. Listen here Polly’s Birth Book is available for purchase here. __________________________________________________ These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These information is […]
Author: Julie Behling-Hovdal
Posted: August 12, 2014, 5:45 pm
For many years as a teenager and a young adult I struggled with acne.  It wasn’t exactly the end of the world for me, but I went to great lengths to attain clearer skin – some of which I would NEVER do again!  From every topical cream or gel available at the store – or […]
Author: Julie Behling-Hovdal
Posted: August 11, 2014, 6:01 am




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