About Us & Giving Back

Nourishing World is a dietary supplement and environmentally-friendly product supplier dedicated to promoting global health and wellness through nutrition and lifestyle changes. We started out in 2008 as a website dedicated to giving information on how to "go green without spending a lot of green." Like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, we morphed into an online retail store dedicated to bringing quality supplements and environmentally-friendly products to our customers.

Owners Kerrie and John Bross don't just sell healthy supplements and green products – we actually live this way. We recycle everything, use cloth napkins and rags, and have beautiful organic fruit and vegetable gardens. John has spent years researching and utilizing cover crops to enhance the fertility of our soil without the use of chemicals. We ourselves take many of the supplements we sell, as well as give them to our two children to keep them healthy and support them when they're sick. Living green and minimizing toxin intake is a part of our daily lives and we strive to help others to do the same.

Nourishing World partners with the top manufacturers of natural vitamins and supplements on the market to bring you the very best health and wellness products available. The brands we sell reflect our mission to do our part for the planet and the people who live here. We look for products that are organic, fair-trade, wild-harvested, grass-fed and sustainably-harvested. Our vitamins and minerals are not derived from pharmaceutical-grade synthetics, as it is our philosophy that these essential nutrients cannot simply be manufactured, only harvested from naturally-growing plants. We only recommend natural supplements created from unrefined, freeze-dried plant sources and cold-pressed healthy oils. At Nourishing World, you will find the most potent whole food supplements available, made from the earth's finest ingredients. We also carry a diverse green living line of reusable home goods and water filtration systems. Many of the brands we sell also have environmentally-friendly practices in their businesses. These practices may be as simple as paper recycling or may involve major initiatives such as using wind power at the production plant.

Our guarantee is that everything you will find at Nourishing World is good for you and good for the planet. That means that we source only all natural, pure supplements and non-toxic, bpa-free products from manufacturers with the strictest environmental and fair-trade practices for our Nourishing World store. Visit us at www.NourishingWorld.com and get ready to make some positive changes in your life and our world!

Our Mission Statement:

Promoting a peaceful planet by...

  • Supplying Environmentally-Friendly, Organic, and Non-Toxic Products
  • Partnering With Fair-Trade and Ethical-Labor Manufacturers
  • Donating to Further Environmental Preservation

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Nourishing World's's mission is to promote natural health and wellness while supporting non-profit environmental sustainability efforts.

The Nourishing WorlNon-profits we support: Friends of Acadia, Roger Williams Zoo, Audubon Society of RI, and The Ocean Project.d motto is a simple one: “Good for you. Good for the Planet.” That means that we sell only those products that are all-natural, healthy, and proven effective. We also make a dedicated effort to run our business with as little impact on the environment as possible and even donate to charities that support environmental conservation.

We are proud that our goals have not changed and our passion for saving the planet is unwavering since our founders wrote out a mission statement in 2008. Nourishing World products are carefully selected to assure their quality and respect for the environment.

To this end, the support of our customers has allowed us to become sustaining contributors to a variety of local and national non-profit environmental preservation groups. As we have grown, our impact on social change has grown. 

About Our Authors:

Kerrie Bross is one of the owners of Nourishing World and often writes for the website and blog posts. She fell into writing when she and her husband first took over the company in 2009. Kerrie became interested in natural health when she became pregnant for her first child and attended Bradley classes for a natural, drug-free birth. Two natural births and a bunch of years later, she and her family strive to live clean and green as much as possible. 

Lynn Gamwell came to Nourishing World with many years of personal experience using various forms of alternative medicine. A trained social worker by profession, she first noticed the mind/body connection through medical and therapeutic situations. Over the years, Lynn sought opportunities to consult with various alternative healers and discovered medical care aimed at wellness rather than illness. She has personally experienced many benefits of alternative treatments including supplementation with natural products. She uses and treats her family with natural medicines when appropriate. Lynn aims to contribute clear, useful information with the goal of easing and supporting others on their wellness journeys.

Ali Wetherbee began writing for Nourishing World in 2014. She first became interested in natural health when Western medicine failed to effectively respond to her chronic health issues. She was a vegetarian for most of her life and vegan for nearly 10 years, but recently has moved toward a more traditional foods/Paleo-inspired diet in an effort to continually improve her health and that of her family. Ali is a mother to one child. She home schools him and strives to pass on to him her healthy habits and natural health knowledge. Ali has a passion for researching and writing about various health issues and remedies. She also works hard to protect the environment by engaging in earth-friendly practices, ranging from composting food scraps, abstaining from disposable products, and avoiding toxins in foods and cleaning products, to hosting community clothing swaps and sharing her family's eco-friendly practices with others.

Colleen Russell is a mother of three, community health activist, and passionate writer. Colleen brings a plethora of knowledge to Nourishing World about nutrition, clean eating, and complementary health. In 2010, when her baby was diagnosed with severe food allergies and her older child developed an ulcer, Colleen realized that there was a huge lack of information available, even to the medical community, about the relationship between nutrition and overall health. We are happy to have her here to share all the knowledge that she has gleaned as she continues to research family wellness.