Dr. Zora DeGrandpre practices naturopathic medicine (home visits) in rural Washington and is a professional medical and scientific writer and editor, specializing in naturopathic, functional, botanical and integrative medicine.
Dr. DeGrandpre has degrees in drug design, immunology and natural medicine and has extensive research experience in cancer and molecular immunology. She has written textbooks in AP Chemistry and Biology as well as textbooks in botanical medicine and the interactions between botanical medicines and pharmaceutics. She has written grants, curricula and articles in naturopathic, functional and integrative medicine and is currently writing a textbook chapter on the effects of nutrition on epigenetic changes and the pathophysiology of chronic disease.
Dr DeGrandpre writes online courses for medical students around the world including courses for continuing medical education and on the use of medical marijuana and CBD. Dr.
DeGrandpre also specializes in formulating rational, evidence-based supplements and serves as a grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and as a scientific consultant for legal and nutraceutical questions. Dr DeGrandpre also has an interest in rural and geriatric medicine and serves on the board of the Lewis County Seniors, a 501c3 with a mission to provide nutritional, educational, health and enrichment services for area seniors.
In her practice, Dr DeGrandpre has found the use of CBD with elderly patients and others to be safe and clinically effective. She brings to all her writing a straightforward approach that is accurate, clear and authentic.
Have you ever wondered about exactly how your CBD product is made? Well, here you can watch part of the process in a video tour of the Green Roads facility in Florida. You can watch a video showing how Green Roads CBD cream is produced, from start to finish. Our interviewer, Kristin, takes us on a step-by-step tour of the Green Roads manufacturing facility
There are no set-in-stone dosing guidelines for CBD– those will have to wait for clinical studies. However, the dosing guidelines given here are commonly used and recommended by physicians who have experience with using CBD. Dosing depends on several factors– including your weight and the severity of any symptoms you are trying to address. All […]
One of the big questions in CBD research is “how to dose”. There is lots of work to be done in this area, but we at LeafReport can give you some useful guidelines
A guide for how to make CBD gummies includes step-by-step instructions
CBD balms, also called CBD salves, have become popular supplemental treatments for muscle pain, inflammation, and skin conditions. Read this article to learn how to make your own CBD balm
You may have heard about the “New Kid” on the block—delta-8-THC (aka Δ-8-THC). It is a somewhat less active isomer of delta-9-THC (Δ-9-THC)
Decarboxylation is a word you might have heard thrown around a lot—some people also talk about “decarbing” which is the same process.So, what is it?
Why should you be interested in boiling points? Well, if you choose to vape, knowing about boiling points could give you greater control over what you inhale!
We have two ranking systems we rank the actual CBD product and we rank the company “brand”. Each of these two ranking systems has a set of criteria where we award points based on how well each company does within that criteria. This way, you, the consumer, can compare products based on this standardized ranking […]
There are lots of hemp-based products out there—and with some of the hype surrounding those products, wouldn’t you love to be able to distinguish between the different products and recognize the different benefits these products may have
The Most Affordable (But High-Quality) CBD Products Cannabidiol (CBD) products are everywhere these days. Despite this, finding high-quality CBD that’s also affordable takes some research. The good news is that there are plenty of reputable CBD brands with low prices. The bad news is that telling these brands apart from the subpar companies isn’t easy. […]
Many people prefer CBD capsules over oils. Capsules are easy to use, tasteless, portable, provide exact doses, and tend to have longer-lasting effects than CBD oil tinctures. Learn more about CBD capsules, how much to take, when to take them and how well do they work?
The Bottom Line The CBDPure website is well designed and provides a good deal of information regarding their products. Sometimes, like for lab test results, you have to do some searching. They also provide “instant coupons” which are always nice! The full spectrum CBD products are derived from organically grown non-GMO hemp farmed in Colorado […]
Although drug tests do not screen for CBD (the test is designed to pick up THC, the intoxicating or high-producing cannabinoid), some CBD products contain low quantities of THC that could theoretically make a person fail a drug test. Keep reading to learn whether CBD shows up on a drug test.
The Bottom Line JustCBD is a privately owned Florida company founded in 2017, with the belief that CBD is “Mother Nature’s secret miracle”. They have a great website that makes it it is easy to browse and choose your products. Their FAQs page and blog posts make for interesting and educational reading, especially if you […]
One of the areas that can be confusing is the difference between CBD oils and CBD tinctures, they are not exactly the same, but many companies use the terms interchangeably. Let’s dive into some of the differences and the similarities.
CBD Oil Dosage, Strength and Potency Explained
CBD seems to benefit many different conditions, but could it help someone with heart disease? Could it be useful in preventing heart disease?
CBD or cannabidiol has surged onto the market in the past years. Following close behind, is the use of CBD for pets. Many questions still remain, especially concerning the safety, efficacy, dosages and other questions. Read this article to find more about CBD for pets.
Should you vape CBD? How does it work? Is it safe? What should you know when buying CBD vape oil? In this CBD vaping buyer’s guide, we’ll answer these and other questions about this popular new health and wellness trend.
Many people are using CBD to deal with issues of depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other depression or anxiety related disorders—and many are also using Zoloft (sertraline). Is that a good idea? Bad idea? Good under some circumstances? Why or why not? Read on to learn and find out more about Zoloft and this whole class of drugs known as SSRIs.
CBD oil is quickly growing into the leading health and wellness trend. Millions of people across the world are using this non-psychoactive supplement to address specific symptoms and support their overall health. Here’s everything you need to know about CBD
While CBD is considered safe to use, there are some potential interactions that both you and your healthcare provider should know about. Learn how to speak with your doctor about using CBD
Have you heard the newest CBD buzz? It’s about CBD in nanoparticles– what is THAT all about?
So what is normal versus disrupted sleep? And how can cannabidiol (CBD) and other supplements help to let you achieve normal sleep?
Pain is one of the most common reasons people turn to CBD. Unlike prescription painkillers, which are rife with serious side effects and the potential for dependence and withdrawal, CBD is a popular natural remedy used for pain management. Keep reading to learn more about the potential benefits of CBD use for pain.
Migraine headaches are a special kind of headache pain they can ruin your day (or even several days) and are generally recognized as being miserable. Can CBD help? Let’s see…
For any drug or supplement, there may be side effects and there may be risks—the key is to determine what those side effects and risks ARE, if they are worth the benefits, can any side effects be made less risky AND if you can buy one product that is safer or of higher quality than another.
Getting older changes a lot of things. It can change the way you look at life — experience has a way of doing that, doesn’t it?
Canalysis Laboratories talks about their testing procedures for hemp
Which method of consumption is best for You? CBD comes in topicals which are applied to the skin, as capsules, edibles like gummies, tinctures or vapes. How do you decide which form is best for you?
Introduction to Cannabinols (CBNs), Cannabinodiols (CBDLs) and other Cannabinoids
The tetrahydrocannabinoids (THCs) are arguably the best known cannabinoids but did you know that there are two main classes of THCs and each of these classes has, so far at least, two or more members? So what does this cannabinoid do?
You already know CBD… but what about CBC? The Cannabichromenes (CBCs) are a major constituent of cannabis plants, including hemp. identified it as “one of four major cannabinoids in Cannabis sativa L. and is the second most abundant cannabinoid in drug type cannabis.”. So what does this cannabinoid do?
You already know CBD… but what about CBG? The cannabigerols (CBGs) are a major constituent of cannabis plants, including hemp. CBG’s are garnering quite a bit of interest because they are non-intoxicating. So what does this cannabinoid do?
You’ve heard of CBD and THC, but how well do you know other cannabinoids like CBG, CBN, CBDA, CBC, CBT, CBDL, CBL, CBE and more?
This article reports on the accuracy of labels from some of the most popular CBD companies. We had Canalysis analyze samples, provide us with a Certificate of Analysis (a COA) and compared the results to what the labels stated.
In this detailed video guide, the experts from Canalysis Laboratories show us step-by-step how to read CBD third party lab reports (AKA Certificate of Analysis or COA) , and how to interpret them in the most effective way possible.
A Certificate of Analysis (COA) AKA independent 3rd party testing is a scientific document and isn’t always the easiest thing to read for non-scientists. We interviewed the head of “Canalysis Laboratories” and the result is a detailed video guide on how 3rd party testing are done and how to get the important information out of the document and how to understand what is important in that document.
In the world of botany, you might think everything is quite settled and certain—especially when it comes to a plant that has been cultivated by humans for thousands of years! But there is actually quite a bit of excitement in the botanical world over new findings and new understanding about the differences between hemp plants and marijuana plants.