OUR MISSION IS TO ADVANCE THE WELLNESS OF ALL


When we looked at the cannabis space, we saw a lot of products for sale and very little concise information about what was good and safe. The industry looked like the Wild West—no barrier to entry for brands in a completely unregulated market.

Our idea was to build a website that people could trust. A smart place to learn about natural remedies and find the best CBD oil and tested CBD gummies. We are here to help people navigate the ever-changing landscape of natural health with evidence-based articles that are easy to understand.

  • We cite medical journals
  • We avoid broad, reckless medical claims
  • We talk about hemp, CBD, our bodies, thinkers, and brands—as they matter to people
  • We believe in smart writing that
    • is simple
    • rewards curious people
    • and upholds the “better angels of our nature”

If you have questions about our site or feedback for our team, please get in touch. You can follow this link to contact us. Or reach us directly at:

1122 Oberlin Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27605
+1 919.364.3791

editors@remedyreview.com

Our Team

Our goal is to empower people to make choices about their health and lead conversations with their doctors. Each day we work with researchers, brands, and buyers to help educate consumers and connect them with trusted products that offer a good value.


 

Marc Lewis / Executive Editor

Marc Lewis is the Executive Editor of Remedy Review. He is responsible for the editorial vision of the publication. Having previously worked in the pharmaceutical industry, Marc saw firsthand how the health industry focused more on the medication of symptoms than the cultivation of wellness. He joined Remedy Review to help people access the scientific consensus on natural health topics in a simple and direct format. His perspective on CBD as a natural remedy has been featured in Business Insider, Forbes, MarketWatch, and Yahoo.

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Melena Gurganus / Associate Editor

Melena Gurganus is the Associate Editor of Remedy Review. She is passionate about her own health and wellness, and hopes to help others in their journey to find natural healing. She started her work with Remedy Review to inform consumers about the wide-reaching therapeutic potential of natural health alternatives. Her work has been featured in publications such as Huffington Post, Cannabis Business Times, and Bustle.

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Devon Gailey / Associate Content Producer

Devon Gailey is an experienced photographer and videographer with a demonstrated history of working in the film and creative industry. A North Carolina native, she possesses a strong arts and design background with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) focused in Media Arts and Entertainment from Elon University. She joined the Remedy Review team to create and maintain a cohesive style across both Remedy Review and Remedy Shop social platforms. Her main focus is telling brand stories and giving a well-crafted visual voice to the CBD marketplace.

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Medical Advisory Panel

Our medical and nutrition advisors help ensure that Remedy Review’s content is representative of the scientific consensus, which is important in an alternative space. Our team of experts contributes to content topics, fact-checks articles, and provides clinical guidance. We believe that the information we publish is accurate, evidence-based, and relevant to the current natural health landscape. If you have questions, comments, or concerns about anything published on our site, please let us know.  


 

Ashley Jordan Ferira, PhD, RDN

Medical Advisor, Health & Wellness Strategy

Ashley Jordan Ferira, PhD, RDN is a medical advisor at Remedy Review. Dr. Ferira is a nutrition expert, writer, editor, and educator in the health and wellness sector. Her experiences span nutrition product development, medical affairs, communications, and corporate wellness. Ashley completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Pennsylvania and PhD in Foods & Nutrition at The University of Georgia, where she researched the role of vitamin D in pediatric cardiometabolic disease. Dr. Ferira is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and has served in leadership roles across local and statewide dietetics, academic, industry, and nonprofit sectors.

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Volker Bornemann, Ph.D.
CEO, Avazyme Agriculture and Food Testing Solutions

Over the past 25 years Volker has held a number of leadership roles in Regulatory Science and Food Safety R &D in the agricultural solutions industry and more recently in environmental and life science laboratory service businesses. He has a wealth of international, operational, business development and technology-related experience, developing and growing science and technology solution-based companies, teams, and laboratories in the life sciences marketplace. Most recently, he and his Avazyme team have been a strong supporter and testing partner for the fast-emerging Industrial Hemp industry in North Carolina and from coast to coast.

Volker began his career at BASF AG, in Germany where he held various R&D leadership and operating roles (some of them in the US) in the Agricultural Solutions Division and was a leader in innovation teams and mergers and acquisitions with subsequent integrations. He also played a pivotal role in several external international regulatory task forces (Pesticide Residue Chemistry Expert Group of OECD) and industry associations (ECPA, CLA, CLI, ACS, AOAC, ASTM, MBAA) in Europe and the US. He is now applying his extensive knowledge and network in agriculture, crop science, pesticides, natural products metabolism and xenobiotic metabolism, neutraceuticals/pharmaceuticals and regulatory science to the hemp industry and the entire Food Value Chain. From Farm-to-Fork and from Farm-to-Farmacy.

Prior to starting his own companies, Volker was President of Smithers Viscient, a mid-size contract research organization focused on global environmental testing and business development and operations across agrochemical, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. Volker was responsible for Business Process Optimization, acquisition of companies in the US, Europe, and Japan, and their subsequent integration in the existing Smithers’ business.

In 2014, Volker founded Avazyme, Inc. a contract research solution provider, offering state-of-the-art laboratory testing, product development, and expert consulting services to the agriculture and food, beverage, nutraceutical, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical industries. Avazyme’s comprehensive services include food safety analyses for contaminants, pathogens, allergens, food quality and nutrition analysis, genetic trait testing, product safety, FDA Menu Labeling, pesticide residues, mycotoxin analysis, specialized studies for regulatory submission data packages, and a full spectrum of testing for product safety and product quality related to industrial hemp. Avazyme provides fast and reliable answers to ensure product safety and high product quality for consumable food and beverages, feed, cosmetics, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products.

In 2015, Volker was also appointed Adjunct Professor by the Department of Chemistry in the College of Science of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC; Advisory Council Member at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center; and North Carolina Ag Biotech Advisory Council Member. Volker holds a degree in Chemistry (Vordiplom) from Universität Hamburg in Germany, and a PH.D. in Chemistry from Rice University, Houston, Texas, studying the Biosynthesis of Antibiotics from Fermentation. He had a Post-Doc appointment at the University of Hawaii, working on marine and algal natural products and the biosynthesis and novel structure elucidations of Cyanobacteria. Volker has also completed extensive Executive education at Harvard Business School.

When not in the office or traveling on business, Volker is teaching and mentoring students as an Adjunct Professor at NC State University, or roaming the great outdoors either skiing, kayaking or on foot with his dogs or enjoying wood working and designing and creating fine furniture.

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Robert Carson, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics

Dr. Robert Carson pursued his medical and graduate school training at Vanderbilt University. There he completed his pediatric, child neurology, and clinical neurophysiology fellowship training. Dr. Carson joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2011.

Alan Carter, PharmD
Scientific Advisor, Medical Reviewer, and Clinical Pharmacist
Adjunct Faculty, UMKC School of Pharmacy

An experienced PharmD who has served as Principal Investigator for NIH Drug Development Programs, directed business strategy for a regional pharmacy chain, conducted medical formulary development and medication therapy outcome evaluations, with extensive background in both community and hospital practice settings.

Key accomplishments include exploring alternate methods for analytical evaluation of insulin, chairing Statewide Disease Management Councils, establishing clinical pharmacy programs, provision of Continuing Medical Education, and supply chain pipeline and drug safety evaluation.  Areas of focus include evaluation of medical products utilized in treating Diabetes, Neurologic, and Oncologic diseases. Author of seventeen peer-reviewed medical publications as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

He received both his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from UMKC.

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Carolyn DeLucia, MD

Dr. Carolyn DeLucia has been in general OB/Gyn practice since 1992. She did her undergraduate studies at Rutgers College in New Jersey where she graduated with honors and Phi Beta Kappa. She went on to medical school at New York Medical College followed by her internship and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York. She has evolved  her practice to gynecology and antiaging medicine. With her interest growing in preventative techniques she opened ViVa Rejuvenation center in Hillsborough, New Jersey, and VSpot Medispa in New York City. Dr DeLucia has recently expanded her attention to female sexual health and vaginal regenerative medicine.

She is a faculty member for the Cellular Medicine Association and for the American Aesthetic Association and the International Society of Regenerative Medicine. She has lectured in Madrid, Montecarlo, India, Dubai, New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Houston, San Francisco, and Dallas for these associations.

Molly Devine, RD, LD/N

Molly Devine, RD, entered the world of nutrition and health from a background as a personal chef, collegiate athlete, and lover of all things food. She believes that nutrition is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle and integral to both disease prevention and intervention. As a certified functional nutrition specialist, Molly is an advocate for the use of cannabinoids as a safe and effective way to help her patients manage chronic pain, anxiety, inflammation and improve their quality of life. 

She is the founder of Eat Your Keto, offering telemedicine nutrition therapy for her patients looking to achieve maximum benefit from the ketogenic lifestyle. She has been sited in publications such as Shape Magazine, Health.com, Popsugar, and Brides Magazine. 

Molly received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Sciences from North Carolina Central University and completed her Dietetic Internship through Meredith College. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Languages and Linguistics from Georgetown University and is fluent in Spanish. She lives in Durham, North Carolina with her family.

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Kelly Dorfman, MS, LDN

Kelly Dorfman, MS, LDN, is one of the world’s foremost experts on using nutrition therapeutically to improve brain function, energy and mood. She lectures internationally and has been featured on numerous television programs such as CNN’s American Morning and media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Oprah magazine and Goop.com. Publisher’s Weekly said her awarding winning book, Cure Your Child With Food: The hidden connections between food and childhood ailments, (Workman 2013) was full of “fascinating and potentially life-changing advice”. Kelly has a master’s degree in nutrition and biology and is a licensed clinical nutritionist.

Adam Friedman, MD, FAAD

Adam Friedman, MD, FAAD is a Professor and Chair of Dermatology and serves as Residency Program Director, Director of Translational Research, and Director of the Supportive Oncodermatology Program in the Department of Dermatology at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Dr. Friedman completed his undergraduate training at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with Distinction in Dermatologic Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He completed his internship at New York Hospital Queens, and returned to Einstein for his Dermatology residency and was appointed Chief Resident during his final year. Dr. Friedman joined the Einstein faculty after graduation from 2010-2015, during which time he was the Director of Dermatologic Research, Director of the Translational Research Fellowship, and the Associate Program Director.

Dr. Friedman is currently investigating novel nanotechnologies that allow for controlled and sustained delivery of a wide spectrum of physiologically and medicinally relevant molecules, with an emphasis on treating infectious diseases, accelerating wound healing, immune modulation, and correcting vascular dysfunction. He holds multiple patents derived from these investigations, and has published over 160 papers/chapters and 2 textbooks on both his research as well as a variety of clinical areas in dermatology with an emphasis on emerging medical therapies. He has received multiple awards such as the American Dermatologic Association Young Leader Award, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Cutting Edge Research Award, the 2017 Elle Beauty Genius Award, the 2018 Journal of Drugs Innovations in Residency Teaching Award, the La Roche Posay North American Foundation Research award, and was added to the Washingtonian Top Doctors list in 2017.

Dr. Friedman’s clinical interests span the gamut of medical and pediatric dermatology, including acne, eczema, psoriasis, skin infections, hair loss, wound healing, urticaria, blistering diseases, lupus, sarcoidosis, and skin cancer to name a few. He is a dermatology expert for healthguru.com, and hosts an online series titled “Ask an Expert” and the JDD Podcast “Ask the Investigator”. Dr. Friedman is also committed to resident and medical education. He currently serves as the deputy chair of the AAD Poster Task Force, is the Senior Editor of the Dermatology In-Review Online Workshop, Krazy Kodachromes, and Director of the Oakstone Institute’s Dermatology Board Review and Dermatology for Primary Care series.

Jillian Kubala, MS, RD

Registered dietitian Jillian Kubala holds a master’s degree in nutrition from Stony Brook University School of Medicine as well as an undergraduate degree in nutrition science. She is certified in plant-based nutrition through the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies at Cornell University.

Jillian runs a private nutritional counseling practice based on the east end of Long Island, New York where she helps her clients achieve optimal wellness through nutritional and lifestyle changes. She also works as a nutrition writer for Healthline.com and is a go-to expert for numerous media outlets. Jillian is passionate about functional nutrition and using scientifically sound, evidence-based natural treatments, including Cannabidiol.

Jillian practices what she preaches, spending her free time tending to her small farm that includes vegetable and flower gardens and a flock of chickens. She lives in Westhampton, NY with her husband.

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Shilpa B. Reddy, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Shilpa Reddy is board certified in neurology with special qualification in child neurology. She received her doctorate from the University of Iowa in 2010, then completed her pediatric internship and child neurology residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her care emphasis is pediatric epilepsy.

Olivia Rose, BSc, ND
Clinic Director – Rose Health Clinic and Fertility Acupuncture Services

Dr. Olivia Rose ND, is a 2002 graduate of the University of Guelph where she obtained a Bachelor of Science honors degree in nutritional and nutraceutical sciences. In 2006, she graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Rose has built a thriving private practice; she has a special interest in digestive and immune health; infertility; weight loss; skin rejuvenation and chronic disease. Additionally, Dr. Rose is also the director of Fertility Acupuncture Services, a program that brings acupuncture to couples undergoing in vitro fertilization and intrauterine insemination to Toronto fertility clinics.

She is registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario and serves as a board examiner for new graduates. With 13 years of clinical experience in evidenced-based naturopathic medicine, Dr. Rose’s expertise is regularly requested for television and print interviews, speaking engagements and as a writer and consultant for health and wellness brands.

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