Essential Survival Show: Natural Childbirth For Today & For Disaster Preparedness

Essential Survival Show: Indiebirth podcast imageMay 20, 2014:  Today Julie interviews Maryn Leister, mother of 6, of about her passion for midwifery, natural childbirth, and how women can be more empowered through natural childbirth.
Maryn gives her tips to women considering natural childbirth, childbirth and preparedness, and also talks about some of her favorite essential oils for use during pregnancy and childbirth.
  Maryn’s free podcast “Taking Back Birth” is available here.Essential Survival Show: Maryn Leister

Essential Survival Show: Why Antidepressants are NOT the Answer for Depression & Mental Illness

Depression medicineApril 8, 2014:  Today Julie talks about the recent shooting at Ft. Hood and how the shooter was using antidepressant drugs just as over 90% of people who engage in these types of violent acts.  She discusses the 3 Major Causes of Depression and how to help with them, as well as how antidepressants can actually cause suicidal and homicidal thoughts and actions.

If you or someone you love struggles with depression or mental illness, we hope that Julie’s experiences can be of help to you in finding real answers to these debilitating problems.

Essential Survival Show: Preparedness Basics with Lisa Bedford, the “Survival Mom”

Preparedness March 25, 2014:  On today’s episode of The Essential Survival Radio Show, Julie interviews special guest Lisa Bedford, the “Survival Mom”, about her path to becoming interested in preparedness.  Lisa also shares her Top 3 Tips for Newbie Preppers.

If you are new with preparedness or haven’t taken as many steps as you would like on your path to preparedness for natural and economic disaster, listen to today’s show and get some ideas for what is next for you!

Lisa Bedford is the author of the highly-acclaimed book Survival Mom:  How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters & Worst-Case Scenarios.   Check out her top-rated website at

Lisa Bedford

Essential Survival Show: Using Herbs for Balanced Hormones

balanced hormones womenFebruary 11, 2014:  In this episode of the Essential Survival Radio Show, Julie interviews Master Herbalist Rebecca Potter about her experience using certain herbs to help balance the hormones.  Rebecca discusses her tips and strategies to help women, in particular, achieve better health through healthy hormone levels with herbs.