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"I write for one simple reason: to help health and wellness companies flourish."

Former Monk turned Health Writer

Vic Russak Capuchin Franciscan Friar before becoming a freelance nutrition writer

I was 10 years old when a 5th grade writing assignment turned into a 10 thousand word fantasy story. That experience sparked the inner creative fire that has made writing an integral part of my life. From then on, the only place you’d find me in my kid years – if I wasn’t playing in the woods behind the family farm – was bending over a keyboard tapping away at my newest creation.

At 18 I made the life-altering decision to become a Capuchin Franciscan friar – a monk so-to-speak – and dedicate my life to the pursuit of inner spiritual growth and service to others through vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. While completing philosophical and theological studies I became a healthcare chaplain, taking my first steps into the health and wellness world.

I reveled in the opportunity to bring spiritual and emotional comfort to hundreds of patients over the course of the next 4 years, but all that time caring for the sick led me to wonder how to prevent sickness in the first place.


The short story? After years of self-study in food science and nutrition, I now wholeheartedly cling to the philosophy that good food and exercise are the best preventive medicine ever invented.

So I write for one simple reason: to help health and wellness companies flourish. In my world, content marketing isn’t just about business. It’s about helping companies achieve their mission by providing readers with reliable nutrition and health information in the face of confusing, and oftentimes contradictory, information overload.

I may no longer be a “monk”, but I still lean on my experiences - Franciscan friar, hospital chaplain, lifelong writer, and health junkie - to imbue my writing with unique perspectives. If you’re looking for a writer who can craft informative and engaging content with your brand's unique style in mind, you’ve found him.

Let’s work together and get more clients hooked on a healthy life. 

To a healthier and more nutritious world,


Vic Russak freelance nutrition writer for hire

Interested in learning what I can do for your business?

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