The Nourisher - Editor’s Blog

When we got married the registry wouldn’t let me put Super Hero as my occupation, they put Home Duties on our marriage certificate instead. But I AM a Super Hero and my Super Hero name is…… The Nourisher.

'Wholly Birthing' Articles

June Editorial :: A Nourished Pregnancy

By The Nourisher June 1st, 2008


Nourishing New Service :: Real Milk Herdshares While our dear readers have been exclaiming at the lack of Real Milk available, we've been humming away at our computers creating a possible solution to our milky woes. That's right. Get over there and register your interest ... MORE...

Feminine Mystique

By Joanne Hay March 31st, 2008


How many of you, dear Nourishers enjoyed last month's article about Feminine energy. Filippa and I would like to encourage this discussion more. So we're offering a prize this month to any bloggers and readers who wish to comment. Answer this question: "How has the Goddess filled your life and how ... MORE...

Bowel Bacteria and Vaginal Birth

By Joanne Hay May 23rd, 2007


The incidence of so called emergency C-Sections and supposed elective cesarean delivery is on the rise. There are many reasons for this. One is the stark terror our women feel when exposed to messages from media, television and movies, family, friends and most criminal of all, ... MORE...

Sarah Speaks

By Joanne Hay June 22nd, 2006


Can birth really be an ecstatic experience? How can an ecstatic birth enhance safety, ease and pleasure for mother and baby? What is the scientific evidence that supports natural and ecstatic birth? Why is gentle birth a logical choice? MORE...

Anti Vaccination finally in the media

By Joanne Hay March 25th, 2006


Mostly we have to read minor publications or visit specific sites to get this kind of information. Is this article a step toward more mainstream media taking up the issue of wide scale health damage caused by immunisation? MORE...

Lotus Birth - a ritual for our times

By Sarah J Buckley January 17th, 2006


Lotus birth is the practice of leaving the umbilical cord uncut, so that the baby remains attached to his/her placenta until the cord naturally separates at the umbilicus - exactly as a cut cord does - at 3 to 10 days after birth. This prolonged contact can be seen as a time of transition, allowing the baby to slowly and gently let go of his/her attachment to the mother's body. MORE...

Let’s Vaccinate DDT

By Joanne Hay November 20th, 2005


If you're thinking of vaccinating your children because Aunty Edna has a clubbed foot from Polio, please read on. MORE...

The Return of Cod Liver Oil

By Joanne Hay September 12th, 2005


Sally Fallon, Mary Enig and the Weston A Price Foundation have been saying it for years. Good old fashioned Cod Liver Oil is one of the most important whole food supplements. Mid 20th century, Dr Price found that the traditional diet of "primitive" groups of humans, no matter ... MORE...

The Importance of the In-Arms Phase

By Jean Liedloff June 14th, 2005


In the two and a half years during which I lived among Stone Age Indians in the South American jungle (not all at once, but on five separate expeditions with a lot of time between them for reflection), I came to see that our human nature is not what we have been brought up to believe it is. Babies of the Yequana tribe, far from needing peace and quiet to go to sleep, snoozed blissfully whenever they were tired, while the men, women, or children carrying them danced, ran, walked, shouted, or paddled canoes. Toddlers played together without fighting or arguing, and they obeyed their elders instantly and willingly. MORE...

The Right To Need

By Robin Grille May 4th, 2005


From immediately after birth to roughly 18 months of age, the baby's vitality and focus for need-gratification is centered in and around her mouth. The unfolding drama of this time revolves around the baby's expression of need; her reaching out and taking in of physical and emotional nourishment. Her arms and hands, her skin and, most importantly of all, her mouth are exquisitely alive centers of awareness that pleasurably connect her to a nourishing world. While the baby is still vulnerable and dependent, many cultures advocate breast-feeding on demand and co-sleeping. The baby is seldom put down and remains in near- permanent physical contact with a loving parent or older sibling, at least until she shows signs of wanting to crawl and walk. MORE...

nour·ish (nûrsh, nr-)
  1. To provide with food or other substances necessary for life and growth; feed.
  2. To foster the development of; promote: “Athens was an imperial city, nourished by the tribute of subjects” (V. Gordon Childe).
  3. To keep alive; maintain: nourish a hope.

Originating from Latin Nutrire which means to feed or suckle

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