Jennifer Chesak


Education: Master of Science in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School
Expertise: Metabolic health, Psychedelics, Longevity, Reproductive health

Jennifer Chesak is a freelance science and medical journalist, editor, and fact-checker with bylines in several national publications. Her coverage focuses on the pandemic, chronic health issues, medical rights, healthcare, and the scientific evidence around health and wellness trends. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Prevention, Healthline, Health, The Daily Beast, Runner’s World, Greatist, Real Simple, and more. She also writes for various biotech startups and telehealth platforms.

She earned her Master of Science in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School. In addition to reporting, she also serves as a freelance manuscript editor and teaches copyediting and media studies at Belmont University. Follow her on socials @jenchesak.

About the Edge

The Edge is an editorial outlet from Hone Health that delivers science-backed, expert-driven content to help you live better for longer. Our content is powered by experienced health and lifestyle journalists and reviewed by members of our Advisory Board, who are notable experts in their respective disciplines, from urology and endocrinology to nutrition and fitness.

Latest From Jennifer Chesak

Is Autophagy the Secret to Weight Loss and Longevity?

Fasting fans can’t shut up about this cellular recycling. Here's why.

How to Find a Medicine 3.0 Doctor Like Peter Attia

What it is, why you should care, and how to find a doctor who embraces it.

What to Avoid When Taking Glutathione, According to Experts

Here are a few things to consider before taking the supplement.

Metformin vs Berberine—Which One Is Better for Diabetes Treatment?

Experts explain which one is better at helping combat prediabetes—and potentially reversing type 2 diabetes.

Here’s How To Improve Your Metabolic Health

Experts discern whether at-home microbiome kits are science-backed or just full of sh*t.

Is Weight Loss a Side Effect of Metformin?

If don't have diabetes, here's what you can expect from taking the drug.

What Is NMN—and How Does It Work, Exactly?

Why this anti-aging supplement may help improve the quality of your life in the long run.

NAD+ vs. NADH—What’s the Difference?

The two molecules facilitate important metabolic functions in the body—and give you energy.

Yes, Men Need Estrogen. But Having Too Much—or Too Little—Is a Problem.

You might think of it as a female hormone, but estrogen is critical for men’s health.

Do You Know What Your SHBG Levels Mean? Here’s Why You Should.

That’s sex hormone binding globulin, btw.

Can Magic Mushroom Chocolate Boost Your Mood?

Here’s the science (and legalities) behind psychedelic sweets.

Common Conditions That Mess With Your Hormones

These disorders can affect your energy, sex drive, sleep, and more.

If Your Testosterone Test Doesn’t Include These Biomarkers, You’re Wasting Your Money

7 numbers to know and what they mean

Inflammaging Is as Hellish as It Sounds. Here’s How to Combat It

Adopting these strategies to battle age-related inflammation can help you look and feel younger

What the Heck Are NAD+ Precursors—and How Can They Help You Age Better?

Let's break it down for you.

This Buzzy Supplement May Help You Look and Feel Younger

COVID-19 and Testosterone Levels: What You Need To Know

Studies show a link between testosterone and virus severity.

Is Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy the Cure for Tough to Treat Depression?

Ketamine might melt your mind…in a good way.