The Road Less Traveled – Jessica & Jon Patella

Jessica and Jon Patella share their story as residents and working professionals in Moore County and the exciting journey they embark upon this week as they prepare to live overseas. Jessica has been a frequent & valued guest on our past shows as Moore County’s only Naturopathic physician and as a teacher at Sandhills Community College in the field of Nutrition. Jon came to Pinehurst twice since 2004; most recently as the Carolina Hotel Fine Dining Operations Manager in 2010. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People author Stephen Covey said to “begin with the end in mind”, and that’s just what the Patella’s have done and are doing. The story of their change of life plans, the sale of their Pinehurst home and their impending year abroad is brought to life in an inspirational, principled and loving conversation of commitment, consistency and resolve. Their relationship to conventional wisdom is both intriguing and full of hope and courage. You can hear their story and follow their journey at, like them on Facebook at While Traveling Abroad or follow them on Twitter @jjpatella. E mail:
Jessica and Jon Patella are setting a tone for people of all ages and all walks of life to consider. Moore County wishes them well on their Road Less Traveled.


PROBIOTICS for Dummies… Communities in Schools “Fore” Kids Sake CIS Cup Golf Tournament

Pinehurst Naturopathic physician, Dr. Jessica Patella (
interviews author Dr. Shekhar Challa ( about his book, Probiotics for Dummies. Drs. Patella and Challa discuss this evolving topic in such a way that makes the concept of digestive health much easier to understand. Chairperson Tom Cruce opens the show discussing the Communities in Schools second largest fundraising program of the year; a golf tournament at the National Golf Club on July 11th.

Naturopathic Medicine with Jessica Patella, ND

Jessica Patella, ND (Naturopathic Doctor) joins Bill Sahadi as this week’s guest. Patella shares many healthy tips for the holidays and the upcoming year, including, a wellness program, and great information on the right type of supplements and vitamins for the immune system. Proper nutrition is one of the hallmarks of Patella’s practice. Patella is currently working on a book on natural remedies and is easily reached at her Pinehurst office, located above Putterboys on Magnolia Rd. or at her website,