Our Contributors

Afra Willmore
Afra Willmore

Afra is a former print journalist, news editor and award-winning feature writer turned online content editor, radio presenter and pro-blogger. With a teacher and a journalist as parents it is unsurprising that Afra first started to create “newspapers” as a very young child, moving on to the real thing after graduating. She met her husband in 1991, married in 1992…

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.

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.

Eric Patterson
Eric Patterson

Eric L. Patterson, LPC, 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…

Josh Duvauchelle
Josh Duvauchelle

Josh Duvauchelle is a wellness coach in Vancouver, BC. He focuses on research-based approaches to natural wellness, and how a combination of exercise, diet and lifestyle changes can shift your health to a place of ever-increasing health, wholeness and healing. He hopes that his regular columns for NewLifeOutlook can help readers change their perspective on their health journey and find…

Krystina Ostermeyer
Krystina Ostermeyer

Krysti is a 31-year-old wife and mother who also happens to suffer from anxiety and chronic migraines, as well as a meningioma that will be evicted in August 2017. She writes for both the anxiety, migraine and a variety of other pages for NewLifeOutlook, as her ten years of nursing experience has enabled her to help many people with a…

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…

Oni Kitchens
Oni Kitchens

Oni Kitchens goal is to provide practical tips for women who are experiencing perimenopause and menopause with humor, flair and most of all love, through her YouTube channel. In her spare time, Oni enjoys looking through fashion magazines, art, traveling, and learning new things.

Patricia Bratianu
Patricia Bratianu

Patricia Bratianu, RN, PhD, RH (AHG), is a nurse with 40 years of experience in an array of inpatient and outpatient settings. During those years Patricia came to realize that conventional healthcare was not meeting the needs of all patients. She became an herbalist and obtained a PhD in natural health. This affords her the opportunity to provide balanced, well-rounded…