Need Great Natural Health Content?

Supplements and holistic practices need premium-quality content to excel.

All your communications must be credible, clear and compelling.

Equally critical: Your messaging to patients and customers must be consistent.

Here’s the problem:

Whether you’re treating patients, developing supplements or marketing natural health products, you don’t have time to create consistently outstanding content.

The Natural Health Writer is Here to Help.

– Accomplished storyteller of supplements and holistic wellness

– Skilled curator of authoritative, substantiated research sources

– Copywriting mastermind who sparks instant and sustained sales

I’ve written for industry legends: Piping Rock, Puritan’s Pride, Vitamin World, Cosway, Youngevity and Nature’s Plus.

My campaigns have made millions for branded health ingredients like Pycnogenol, Kaneka, OmniActives and more.

I’ve published two natural health magazines, seven books and 100+ articles on diverse holistic wellness practices.

I’ve landed and interviewed stars like Alec Baldwin, Jane Seymour and Mike Huckabee for natural health articles.

Let’s Work Together!

Are you months behind on email newsletters and blogging? Facing a “need it yesterday” time crunch on new product copywriting? Are your competitors winning Google because their content is simply better than yours? I can make these headaches disappear.

The Natural Health Writer is seeking a limited number of outstanding clients right now. Let’s take writing off your plate to free your time… so you can focus on what you do best!

Contact Me Today

And we can get started today!


Call: 631.790.4331

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Thank you, speak soon!



P.J.S. Dougherty

the Natural Health Writer

What is Sexy Nutrition?

Sexy Nutrition is a nutritional supplement marketing strategy I created… a way of connecting with consumers at their emotional core.

Marilyn’s natural sex appeal was maximized with marketing.

Uniting my inimitable nutritional supplement copywriting with education, branding and storytelling, Sexy Nutrition marketing campaigns have achieved 12X ROI. The Sexy Nutrition secret?

Awwwww yeah. Sexy Nutrition is always in italics. Sexy Nutrition is that little somethin’ somethin’, that mmm… yes that makes consumers buy supplements.

Sexy Nutrition cannot be taught. But make no mistake… every supplement you sell has latent sex appeal, just waiting for the right marketing touch to bring it out.

Every nutrient has a romantic back story with irresistible benefits… there are natural potions and elixirs, tonics and mysterious herbs. How sexy is that?

When you tap supplements’ sex appeal and express it to consumers… that is Sexy Nutrition. If you achieve it, your supplement sales catch fire.

Let’s get it on,

~ P.J.S. the N.H.W.

P.S.: For more on how to implement and use my Sexy Nutrition sales techniques, sign up for my newsletter at right and receive my Top 5 Supplement Marketing Tips report.

P.P.S.: It’s heating up. We’re just getting started. More Sexy Nutrition soon to come.


Advertising is Dead

I am fortunate to have three friends who happen to be marketing geniuses.

Shake the tree.

Alex Leonov, a Moscow-based Marketing Director, is one of them. I listened when Alex proclaimed “Advertising is dead,” but I never understood… until now.

You see, I have written reams of nutritional supplement advertising; brochures, pamphlets, print ads and more. But as I build Natural Health Writer dot com, I have little enthusiasm about posting these pieces. I want to ensure your supplement success, and these days, a tri-fold brochure  just isn’t enough.

This is the Natural Product Industry. Consumer education is the key. The more consumers know about a supplement, the more they will buy that supplement. When education reaches critical mass, one-time buyers graduate into lifelong, loyal customers who share their beliefs with their friends.

The Lesson: Choose the vessel that can deliver an education about your supplement. A booklet is deep and thorough. A custom-published magazine provides ongoing education. And supplement web reporting can elevate customer interaction to an exciting new level. Advertising is dead. Long live marketing.

Mariel’s Personal Best

Click here for the full interview.

Mariel Hemingway is a natural health icon with superior literary DNA. So it should come as no surprise that she provided one of the best quotes in Natural Health Writer Celebrity Interview history:

NHW: You have a history of promoting this personal health responsibility; especially in your work to uphold Americans’ free access to vitamins and supplements.

Mariel Hemingway: There is a tremendous power in self-healing through our ability to make choices in vitamins and supplements. Yet there’s a whole load of crap out there, too. We’re Americans and we need to be able to make those choices on our own because they’re still selling us big ads. Merck wants us to buy this anti-inflammatory something and stuff for our heart and cholesterol crap medicine. I love all those side effect warnings: ‘May cause symptoms of insanity’ but other than that it’s all good. So if we’re being pushed to do those things, then we have the right to make healthful choices. Why should that be taken away? The FDA is so influenced by drug companies; it’s big business. Big business is not going to go away. But don’t take my other health food choices away.”

The Lesson: Any goofball can interview a celebrity. But to really make the story sparkle, you need creative, insightful questions that unearth powerful truths. The question guides the answer.

Talent Trumps Experience

Ignore negative people. Believe in yourself.

Back in my corporate days, I avoided politics… But I wanted to climb that ladder. At Natural Organics I had a leap in mind: I wanted to move from copywriting in R&D to running Editorial for Energy Times magazine.

Before making the proposal, I met with the departing ET publisher to get his blessing. Boy was I in for a surprise! He sat me down and told me I would fail. I had no magazine experience. It’s a complicated job. I would need extensive training. Blah, blah, blah… the real kicker, I will never forget. He told me, “You know, if you get this job it could actually hurt your career.”

Since I was sill a bit green, this bizarro pep talk shook me up. But I persisted, became Executive Editor and persevered. Four months later, I completed the annual Energy Times Cancer Issue with Alec Baldwin as the feature interview. It was the biggest celebrity we’d ever landed. After the issue came out, the founder called me to tell me it was the single greatest Energy Times in its 17-year history.

Ultimately, I improved ET: Better content, lower operating costs, and, most importantly, superior promotion of nutritional supplements and natural health.

The Lesson: Go ahead. Tell me I won’t succeed. I dare you. Talent trumps experience every time. These days, the Natural Health Writer has both in spades.

Angry Baldwin

When I took over editorial of Energy Times, the magazine’s founder gave me a mission: get celebrity covers. My first issue, I got Ed Begley, Jr. By my third, I landed Alec Baldwin for our annual Cancer Issue.

My most exciting and gratifying celebrity interview... all to fight cancer.

This was the biggest celebrity “get” in Energy Times’ history. Sure, Alec got ticked off at me during the interview. Yep, I got hate mail from Conservative readers for putting him on our cover. The universe then gave me the finger when Alec’s notorious voicemail rant hit headlines right after my article came out. Despite these hurdles, we successfully raised awareness and money for the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research fund. When the dust settled, Alec Baldwin’s star continued to rise.

The Lesson: Landing an A-List celebrity for Energy Times involved a great deal of creativity — but this is the Natural Health Writer’s specialty. I take a lot of pride in this article, both for the writing quality and the publicity it generated for a great cause. Plus, whether you’re a fan or a hater, you will see that Alec Baldwin is intelligent, articulate and knowledgeable about health and environmental issues.