About the Author

Kathleen Jade, ND

Kathleen Jade, ND

Dr. Kathleen Jade is a naturopathic physician and served for many years as the Medical Director and Editor-In-Chief of Natural Health Advisory Institute. She has been licensed as a primary care doctor in Washington State since 2004.

Jade completed her pre-medical studies at the University of Washington and Seattle University. She then received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington, the leading center of natural health education and research. She has recently worked as an integrative clinical physician at Longevity Medical Clinic near Seattle, Washington where she specialized in men’s and women’s hormonal issues and chronic age-related diseases using an integrative treatment approach.

Previously, Jade served as Research Associate in the Natural and Medicinal Products Division of AIBMR Life Sciences, Inc. where she consulted with natural products companies and specialized in evaluating and compiling scientific research on natural ingredient safety and efficacy. Her decade-long experience as a clinician, researcher, writer, and natural products consultant has fueled her passion for natural and integrative medicine.

Articles by Kathleen Jade, ND

Ouch! Nocturnal Leg Cramps—and How to Stop Them

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Ouch! Nocturnal Leg Cramps—and How to Stop Them

Up to 60 percent of adults have had nocturnal leg cramps.[1] These recurrent, painful cramps usually strike the calf muscles and can cause frequent awakenings and severe insomnia. They are more common in people aged 50 years and older. If you’ve suffered through them, read on to learn how to

Psychobiotics: Best Probiotics for Mood?

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Psychobiotics: Best Probiotics for Mood?

It’s hard to believe that by altering the bacteria in your gut, you can better handle stress, improve your mood, and even treat your anxiety or depression. But an explosion of research into the fascinating world of the gut-brain connection is showing just that. We now know that you can

One of the Best Natural Heartburn Remedies: Betaine HCl

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One of the Best Natural Heartburn Remedies: Betaine HCl

Acid-blocking proton pump inhibitor drugs (the little purple pills), antacids, and other heartburn medications work by reducing stomach acid levels. But sometimes heartburn and indigestion are not caused by high stomach acids levels at all. In fact, these unpleasant symptoms can be triggered by low stomach acid levels.

This startling assertion