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.
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.
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 […]
CBD Oil Dosage, Strength and Potency Explained
If you have spent any time looking to buy CBD, you know that it is a bit chaotic out there. That’s why Leafreport is here to help you make some sense out of the chaos of prices, delivery systems, and how to get the best deal while still getting a quality product. We do the […]
CBD seems to benefit many different conditions, but could it help someone with heart disease? Could it be useful in preventing heart disease?
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 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. It should be noted that CBD capsules are often sold as softgels, which means they have a soft shell that’s usually made of gelatin. Although softgels contain CBD […]
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.