Zora Degrandpre

Zora Degrandpre



  • Name: Zora DeGrandpre, MS, ND
  • Author with Leafreport since: August, 2019

Education And Work Information

  • School(s) Attended: BS in Medicinal Chemistry (SUNY at Buffalo), MS in Natural Science (Thesis in Immunological Assays), ABT/ PhD (Roswell Park Cancer Institute: Buffalo, NY), Naturopathic Doctorate (National University of Natural Medicine, Portland, Oregon)

Charters and certifications

  • Certified in anti-aging medicine, CME Medical marijuana

Honors and distinctions

  • Grant Reviewer for NIH
  • Job Title: Doctor/Physician
  • Company / Organization: East County Natural Medicine, Rural Senior Health Solutions
  • Former Jobs: Taught college level chemistry, physics, biology


  • Area of Expertise: CBD, Medical Marijuana, Pharmaceuticals, Nutrition, interactions of botanical medicines with prescription medicines, Naturopathic medicine
  • Using CBD since: 2008
  • Favourite CBD product: Oils, topicals


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.

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