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.
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. […]
Should CBD oil be included as part of your daily nutrition routine? Or should it be mainly used to support overall health and wellness and to address specific health issues?
* For smaller, younger, and older animals, start with a half-dose. How to use the CBD dosage calculator The calculator above helps you find the right CBD dosage for yourself or your pet: You need to enter the user – is it for human or animal. The body weight in lbs or kgs. […]
How to use the CBD price calculator The price calculator measures the value of CBD products. To make it easy to compare the prices of different CBD products, we list the cost per milligram (mg) of CBD and assign it one of three ranks. The bargain grade is for low-price products ($0.01-$0.076/mg CBD), the […]
How to use the CBD lab results calculator The lab results calculator measures the accuracy of a CBD product to see if you’re getting as much CBD as you paid for. First, enter the product’s total amount of CBD in milligrams (mg). This amount is listed on the product’s label. Then, enter the […]
How to use the CBD potency calculator The potency calculator measures a product’s CBD concentration. This is important to know because products with a higher potency will have stronger effects. Potency is the concentration of CBD in a product. For oils and other liquid products, it’s represented in milligrams (mg) of CBD per […]
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.
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.
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?
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.
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
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.
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?
Introduction to Cannabinols (CBNs), Cannabinodiols (CBDLs) and other Cannabinoids
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 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’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?
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.
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
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?
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
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.
A guide for how to make CBD gummies includes step-by-step instructions
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
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!
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.
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.
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 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
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 […]
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)
CBD Oil Dosage, Strength and Potency Explained
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?
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.
CBD seems to benefit many different conditions, but could it help someone with heart disease? Could it be useful in preventing heart disease?
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.
Have you heard the newest CBD buzz? It’s about CBD in nanoparticles– what is THAT all about?
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…
Canalysis Laboratories talks about their testing procedures for hemp
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?