If you remember the days before broadband internet, you might remember the Merck Manual. It was a big book (now on the web) with health and medical information, including descriptions of every disease you could imagine. Back before the internet, if you wanted to convince yourself you had leukemia, a personality disorder, or a rare blood-borne virus, the Merck Manual was the place to go.
Nowadays, everyone searches the web for health information. The upside is that we have access to more information than ever before. In fact, as of 2019, fully 80 percent of people had used the internet to find health information. And the even bigger transformation of medical care moving online via telehealth, whether because of contagion risks or just out of convenience, means that medicine in the 21st century is technological to the core.
The downside of all this, however, is that there are lots of websites with bogus, misleading, or even dangerous health information. How do you tell the difference between good advice and bad?
To that end, we’ve assembled a team of highly qualified team of medical, health, and wellness experts who write and review every single piece of health-related content that goes up on RAVE Reviews. This is our Health Advisory Board. Read more about them below.
Dr. Kasey Nichols, N.M.D. focuses on sleep disorders and drug-free pain management, including joint injections utilizing prolotherapy, neural therapy, PRP injections, and acupuncture. He served as the director of medical operation administration at a national substance abuse disorder corporation with 16 facilities across 7 states. He graduated from Cleveland University-Kansas City with a bachelor’s of science in Human Biology, graduating with honors, and holds a Doctorate from The Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. He holds a license in both Arizona and Kansas. Dr. Kasey Nichols has received advanced training in joint injection therapies, inpatient and outpatient substance abuse disorder treatment including medication-assisted withdrawal, and IV therapy. He has given numerous talks to professional organizations and has given expert testimony in many newspapers across the United States. In 2018, he was awarded the Kansas Hospital Association Leadership Award.
Elliot Reimers is a NASM Certified Nutrition Coach (CNC) and M.S. candidate at Michigan State University, where he is studying Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology. He has been a freelance science writer since 2013, centering on the topics of nutritional science, dietary supplementation, fitness, and exercise physiology. He received his B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Minnesota and is an inveterate “science nerd” who loves fitness. He is passionate about coaching and educating people about how to live healthier, be smarter about what they put in their bodies, and perform better. In his spare time, you’re most likely to find Elliot hoisting barbells, hiking the mountains of beautiful Colorado, or working on content for Simply Shredded.
Kyria Marie, MA, NC, CHD, RYT is the founder of Kyria Health – a practice that combines ancient wisdom with modern science to offer a strategic approach for those seeking optimum health. She has her masters degree in Health Education with a specialization in Holistic Nutrition from John F. Kennedy University. Kyria earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California Santa Barbara with a major in Sociology and a minor in Educational Psychology. In addition she is a Holistic Nutritionist, Health Coach, Registered Yoga Teacher, Functional Blood Chemistry Analyst, and Certified Holistic Doula.
Rebecca Jacobs N.C is a Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant, specializing in digestive and women’s health. She takes a holistic approach to wellness, doesn’t believe in “dieting,” and believes that healthy eating must be delicious. Rebecca is also a recipe developer and creates healthy alternatives to traditionally unhealthy foods.
A powerlifter by day and a writer by night, Emily Trinh has a passion for all things health, fitness and writing — which makes her profession as a health and fitness writer quite fitting.