Make It Yourself: Homemade Cultured Butter

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Written by Courtney, Contributing Writer After decades under scrutiny, butter has finally making its rightful comeback in the kitchen. Traditional cooks knew all along that butter was nourishing and healthy, but only recently has the modern housewife rediscovered this culinary staple. For decades, butter had a bad reputation, partially due to (un)scientific health claims and partly to that fact that it was lumped together with industrial butter sourced from feedlot cattle. Deep golden yellow butter made from the cream of grass-fed cows free of hormones […]

Hormone Imbalance: Recognizing and Resolving It Naturally

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Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer Note: Because so many readers of Keeper of the Home are of childbearing age, it is important to clarify that hormonal imbalance is not exclusive to older women. Even teenagers can be affected by it, PMS being one of the symptoms. Please keep reading. Me? Imbalanced? A little over ten years ago, I encountered premenopausal problems that included, emotional ups and downs, sleepless nights, difficulties with my cycle, hot flashes and more. At one point I thought I might […]

Healing Rashes While Cloth Diapering

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Written by Sherrie Cook, Contributing Writer There are many reasons to choose cloth diapers for your baby.  Many mums choose cloth to aid in the prevention of diaper rashes. Cloth diapers are breathable, allowing air to flow freely through them.  This  constant air movement provides a natural, dry environment without using harsh chemicals next to baby’s skin.  In most cases, rashes are “gone with the wind”. Unfortunately, not even using cloth guarantees a rash-free childhood for your little one.  Rashes in the diaper area can […]