Dr. Natasha Ryz

2016 Cannabis Conference


Dr. Natasha Ryz, PhD, MSc, BSc, is an entrepreneur and researcher studying how cannabis can improve health. Natasha has a PhD in Experimental Medicine from the University of British Columbia and is a Vanier scholar. Her PhD research investigated how vitamin D affects inflammation and bacteria in the gut. Natasha has a strong background in nutrition and holds a Master’s degree and a 4-year Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutritional Sciences. Her current research investigates how cannabis can alter the gut environment and is working to develop a diet for patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Natasha is cofounder of Functional Blends Ltd. and is working to develop cannabis-based therapies that target inflammation and pain. Natasha also designs and develops anti-aging skin care for her brand Ryz Rémi Vancouver.