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.
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. View his From the Desk of Dr. Massey articles or visit Dr. Massey’s website at www.alt-med.org.
Susan Sweeny Johnson, PhD, studied Biochemistry at theUniversity ofIllinois Urbana-Champaign, on HDL, cholesterol and phospholipid metabolism. She was employed as a Research Chemist for two years and a patent consultant for two years. Dr. Johnson also coordinates several science fairs and does nutritional consulting. Sue is a member of the American Chemical Society and Phi Beta Kappa and resides inLake Zurich, IL with her husband and their three sons.
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.
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.
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.
Marcia Zimmerman, CN, is one of the industry’s most well respected certified nutritionists, internationally known nutrition author, educator and consultant to some of the country’s leading nutrition and supplement companies. Her books include The ADD Nutrition Solution, Eat Your Colors, The Anti-Aging Solution, 7-Syndrome Healing, and 7-Color Cuisine. Marcia lives in Chico, CA. View her Zimmerman Files or visit Marcia’s website at www.marciazimmerman.com
Neil E. Levin, CCN, DANLA, is a nutrition educator with over 30 years’ experience developing and retailing natural products. He is a board-certified clinical nutritionist, a director of the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board’s Scientific Council, a director of the Natural Product Association’s Midwest Region, and secretary/program chair/past president of the American Nutrition Association. His non-commercial website features writings on nutritional topics: natural health, health freedom, dietary supplements/vitamins/herbs, organic & biotech food, poorly conducted studies, misleading press, etc. It includes interviews, referenced articles, news, and links to relevant third-party information. He blogs at www.honestnutrition.com.
Chrystal Moulton, BA, 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.
Diana Abdi, BS, graduated from Benedictine University in 2008 in Molecular Biology. Her research on the antibiotic resistance in yeast cells was presented to Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine in 2008. Diana is a member of the American Cancer Society and Tri Beta and resides outside Chicago, IL.
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.