About Us

Welcome to CFAH [The Center for Advancing Health]!

Let me introduce who we are and what we do here.

We’re a team of health experts specializing in different medical fields and writing about various medical topics. Rest assured, our articles are always science-backed, accurate, and current.

Each health article we produce goes through our medical board. They comb through our articles to ensure they’re, indeed, science-backed, accurate, and current.

Together, our team has written over 600 articles. We cover all aspects of aging, health, and wellbeing, as well as product reviews and user-guides.

I know what you’re probably thinking — Anybody can write product reviews and pass them off as “must-try products.”

But here’s the thing…

We don’t just write product reviews; we ACTUALLY try them. This sets us apart from similar sites. We owe it to you to give you an authentic experience, and the only way to do that is to try the products ourselves. This allows us to give you honest, accurate, objective, and impartial product reviews.

We’re more than just creating informative content though. We also care about your overall well-being. So, don’t be surprised if some articles encourage a holistic approach to life and health.

As our founder says, “People can achieve a successful life without dragging themselves on the brink of exhaustion through a holistic approach to life and nutrition.”

Are you ready to explore CFAH; see what we have to offer?

Then, welcome, dear reader! I hope you enjoy our articles as much as we enjoyed writing them.

Our Mission

We have one mission here in CFAH — and that’s helping you take control of your health through accurate, up-to-date, and science-backed information.

It’s true modern medicine improves quality of life and allows us to live longer. But we should not rely on modern medicine alone; it should not be enough. To be truly healthy and happy, we must care for all aspects of our lives.

This is where CFAH comes in.

CFAH isn’t just a repository of research-driven articles, extensive and unbiased product reviews, or comprehensive buying guides.

Behind CFAH are passionate health advocates inviting you to embrace a holistic approach to living a healthy and happy life. This means caring for your physical, mental, emotional, and even spiritual well-being.

We believe information can help you achieve this balance. To fulfill our mission, we commit to:

  • Giving you access to accurate, current, reliable, and science-back articles,
  • Bridging the gap between medical jargon and layman’s terms through easy-to-understand articles,
  • Empowering you to make more informed health decisions through information,
  • Advocating healthy lifestyle choices, including stress management

The right Information empowers you and gives you control over many aspects of your life.

Our Story

Our founder, Nina Julia, initially created CFAH as a simple blog, an online portal where she could share her passions — science and healthy living.

A voracious reader and passionate teacher, CFAH gave Nina the venue to continue teaching people about the health and medical world. Her goal was simple then — to spark health awareness through writing. But as the number of readers grew, Nina realized she needed more people to help with the website.

It was fate that she met Livvy Ashton at a conference they both attended in New Jersey. They both share the same passions and advocacy in life. And it wasn’t long before the two became friends. A few months later, Livvy joined CFAH as Senior Editor.

From a small family of like-minded people, CFAH grew into a community of health experts composed of medical writers, editors, and reviewers — each dedicated to providing factual, informative articles.

CFAH has become a hub where everyone can feel comfortable and informed.

Why Trust Us?

Our Writers

We’ve been around for over 20 years. During that time, we’ve assembled a team of more than 100 writers who create all our content, including:

  • Board-certified doctors
  • Nurses
  • Credentialed dietitians
  • Licensed therapists
  • Industry experts
  • Patient advocates

What’s more, we choose our writers based not only on their knowledge but also on their real-world experience working with patients, clients, and students. We also only work with writers who can express complex information in a clear and helpful way.

You can learn more about our editorial policies as well as our commitment to diversity and anti-racism.

Our Fact-Checkers

We only work with fact-checkers with a proven track record in journalism and health and medical topics. They review, research, and double-check every single statement or fact on CFAH to ensure that our articles are 100% accurate and up to date.

Our Medical Board

Every single piece we publish is vetted by our Medical Review Board of certified physicians. They ensure our content is medically sound and reflects the latest research.

Our Team

Nina Julia (B.Sc.Ed.) – Founder, Chief Editor


  • Bachelor of Science Education (B.Sc.Ed.) — New York State University
  • Master of Science in Early Childhood Education — Mercy College (New York)

Nina writes, curates, and edits insights on the topic of pregnancy, fertility, and parenting. Her goal is to share the knowledge she’s accumulated over the years while raising her two young children. She aims to help new and expecting parents navigate the challenges and complexities of parenthood.

Livvy Ashton (RN, CNM) – Senior Editor


  • Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) — New York University
  • Masters Degree of Nurse Midwifery — New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing Nurse-Midwifery Program

Livvy is a registered nurse (RN) and board-certified nurse midwife (CNM) in the state of New Jersey. After giving birth to her newborn daughter, Livvy stepped down from her full-time position at the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey to care for her newborn. This also gave her the opportunity to spend more time with her second passion — writing health and lifestyle articles on all topics related to pregnancy and prenatal care.

She shares her knowledge on pre and postnatal care, breastfeeding, and early parenthood through her writing at CFAH.org and other pregnancy-related online blogs. Livvy is also working on a book for expecting parents, which she aims to publish sometime in early 2020.

Our Review Board

Dr. Stephan De Rouck


  • Doctor of Medicine Degree — Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

Board Certification:

  • General Practice — Luxembourg, Belgium, 1978


  • Electrocardiography — Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  • Emergency Care — Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  • Palliative Care — Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Dr. Stephan De Rouck currently serves as a Senior Consultant at the Franco-Vietnam Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. He has over 44 years of experience in the medical field, serving as a Senior Consultant, General Practitioner at a Private Clinic, and Internist Doctor at well-known hospitals in Vietnam. Active in the medical community, Dr. De Rouck also volunteers for Doctors Without Borders.

Dr. De Rouck joined the CFAH family in September 2023. He medically reviews health-related articles submitted for publication to ensure accuracy and adherence to medical and ethical standards.

Where to Go From Here?

I see two reasons why you’re here:

  • You’re interested in natural remedies but want science-backed articles to know the whats, hows, and whys.
  • You feel ready to take an active role in your health.

Whatever your reason may be, know that you’re more than welcome in this safe space.

With that being said, where then do you go from here?

If you’re after anything related to health and medical conditions, then check out our compilation of health-related articles. We have hundreds of articles that talk about common medical conditions. They also discuss disease prevention and how natural remedies may help.

We also write reviews of popular CBD brands and products. If you want to know more about them, then follow this link. This gives you several buying guides with lists of products we believe are the best in the market. We write unbiased reviews, and you may read our Editorial Policy and Review Guideline policies.

We’re proud of what we have accomplished at CFAH. But we also acknowledge that we’re far from perfect.

Please feel free to reach out with any suggestions, comments, and feedback. We would definitely love to hear from you!

Do you need expert advice on how to manage an ongoing medical condition?

Are you looking for science-backed tips on staying in optimal health?

Or are you simply curious to learn more about human biology and read up on the latest news in medicine?

Whatever the case may be, CFAH is your go-to resource for accessible, trustworthy, and up-to-date health information.