NHRI Contributing Writers

Many health e-newsletters are done by writers without a technical background. Our writers have excellent backgrounds in biochemistry, medicine, and nutrition, enabling them to present information in an objective, professional manner.

Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS, practices in Hauppauge, NY.  As a Certified Strength and Condition Specialist and certified baseball pitching coach with the National Pitching Association, Dr. Arnold specializes in nutrition, conditioning, and injury prevention of baseball pitchers and student-athletes from all athletic backgrounds.  Dr. Arnold completed his Chiropractic studies at the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL.  Visit his web site at www.pitchingdoc.com.

Angeline A. De Leon, MA, graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2010, completing a bachelor’s degree in psychology, with a concentration in neuroscience. She received her master’s degree from The Ohio State University in 2013, where she studied clinical neuroscience within an integrative health program. Her specialized area of research involves the complementary use of neuroimaging and neuropsychology-based methodologies to examine how lifestyle factors, such as physical activity and meditation, can influence brain plasticity and enhance overall connectivity.

Tatjana Djakovic, MS, graduated from Roosevelt College in 2011, with concentration in biochemistry.  Her research was in determining antioxidants and macronutrients in herbal teas.  She is originally from Gospic, Croatia and currently resides in Carol Stream, IL.

Marcia Egles, MD, graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1986.  She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at St. Louis University Hospital.  Dr. Egles is certified in Internal Medicine and is a member of the American College of Physicians.  She resides in Avon, IN with her husband and two sons.

Shirley Kotadia, BS, received her bachelor’s of science with a major of biochemistry and a minor of biostatistics from Loyola University Chicago. She enjoys baking sweet treats for her friends and family and aspires to be the Leslie Knope of her desired fields of interests.

Patrick Massey, PhD, MD, is Medical Director for Complementary & Alternative Medicine for Alexian Brothers Hospital Network.  Dr. Massey earned his PhD from Northwestern University’s Graduate School of Medicine, in 1982 and his MD from Rush University Medical School in 1986.  Dr. Massey also earned a Graduate Associate Fellowship degree from the University of Arizona’s Program in Integrative Medicine (Dr. Andrew Weil) in 2002.  He is a member of numerous medical organizations and has published over twenty research papers, and numerous articles and abstracts.  Visit Dr. Massey’s website at www.alt-med.org.

James C. Morton, Jr. MPH, BS, graduated from the University of Arizona in 2009 with a BS double major in Biochemistry/Molecular Biophysics & Molecular Cellular Biology. He is currently a candidate for the Naturopathic Medical Doctor degree at the National University of Health Science in Lombard, IL.  His research involves Aedes agypti mosquito and live Denue Virus at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He completed four research internships: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, working with cancer cells (2009); Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, working on Aedes aegypti mosquito and live Dengue Virus (2008); University of Arizona, working on Aedes aegypti mosquito and lipid transporter protein (2006); and Arizona State University West, working on various bacteria (2005).

Chrystal Moulton, BS, graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she received her degree in Psychology with a focus on pre-medical studies.  She currently resides in Naperville, IL.

Jessica Patella, ND, is a naturopathic physician specializing in nutrition and homeopathic medicine and offers a holistic approach to health.  She earned her ND from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ, and is a member of the North Carolina Association of Naturopathic Physicians.  Visit her website at  www.awarenesswellness.com.

Joyce Smith, BS, is a degreed laboratory technologist. She received her bachelor of arts with a major in Chemistry and a minor in Biology from  the University of Saskatchewan and her internship through the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine and the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She currently resides in Bloomingdale, IL.

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