Our Contributors

Angela Finlay
Angela Finlay

Angela Finlay is a freelance writer and blogger committed to sharing matters that affect health and wellbeing. From fitness and motivation to medical ailments and psychological hurdles, she has covered a range of health and lifestyle topics through her web writing career. Angela feels that a high quality of life should be a top priority for everyone, and tries her…

Brenda Vanta
Brenda Vanta

Brindusa (Brenda) Vanta is an alternative health care doctor, author and medical writer. She has written for the Livestrong, South Asian Health Chronicle, Oakville Massage Community and Information Network, and she focuses on nutrition and homeopathy. She received her MD degree from Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine, Romania, and her HD diploma from Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine.

Codie Wright
Codie Wright

Codie was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, CFS, and IBS during her last year of University and since then, she has been trying to find the bright side and humor in everything through her work with NewLifeOutlook and her own personal blog. NewLifeOutlook has given Codie an amazing support system, as well as the chance to share her own experiences with people…

Donna Schwontkowski
Donna Schwontkowski

With over 25 years of experience in treating patients from an alternative health perspective, Dr. Donna Schwontkowski offers insight into how to use natural methods of healing to significantly improve your health. Her background includes being a retired chiropractor, a dietitian in charge of nursing home residents’ nutritional needs, a clinical nutritionist, and a Master Herbalist.

Emmi Scott
Emmi Scott

Emmi Scott is a full-time middle school special educator in Denver, Colorado. She is also a freelance writer and blogs about food, health, and living self-sufficiently. Emmi earned her B.A. in English and Spanish from Concordia University Nebraska and her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado Denver. She prioritizes her own health and is learning how…

Eric Patterson
Eric Patterson

Eric L. Patterson is a professional counselor in western Pennsylvania, who has been working for over a decade to help his clients live happier lives. By night, he is a dad, husband, runner and freelance writer specializing in transferring his mental health knowledge and experience into clear, actionable content for his readers. Recently, Eric’s writing has expanded to a lighter…

Krystina Ostermeyer
Krystina Ostermeyer

Krysti is a 30-something wife to Brad, and mother to Logan. She also happens to suffer from anxiety and has had migraines since she was 12 years old. In August of 2017, she also had a meningioma (a benign brain tumor) removed. She writes for the anxiety and migraine of NewLifeOutlook, as well as a variety of other communities. She…

Lana Barhum
Lana Barhum

Lana Barhum is a freelance medical and health writer from Northeast Ohio. She has written for a variety of online health publications, including the Pain News Network, Alliance Health, Upwell, Mango Health, New Life Outlook, Medical News Today, News Medical and The Mighty. Having lived with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia since 2008, Lana uses her experiences to share expert advice…

Launie Kettler
Launie Kettler

Launie Kettler is a food writer/photographer who lives in a “suburb" of Burlington, VT. She cooks big food in a small kitchen, and her husband and cats are tolerant of the fact that she plays the same Wilco and Son Volt albums over and over while pontificating about the beauty of cumin. Her food blog, Teeny Tiny Kitchen, was featured…

Sophie Lee
Sophie Lee

Sophie is 39 years old and lives on the south coast of England in the UK. She has a website called IBS Tales, where you can find hundreds of personal stories of IBS sufferers and read about the real impact that IBS has on the lives of sufferers. The site also contains hundreds of reviews of different treatment options and…