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

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

Mercury-Free Flu Shot Options

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Mercury-Free Flu Shot Options

While you may think that most naturopathic doctors are anti-vaccine, the truth is that many licensed NDs do recommend and/or administer vaccinations. As medical students, we learn all about vaccinations and their many benefits, and administer them in our teaching clinics.

I get a flu shot from a local pharmacy every

The First Step to Healthier Eating

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The First Step to Healthier Eating

Why do we overeat, even though we’re aware of the importance of healthier eating? In our modern food environment, we are surrounded by an overabundance of highly processed and/or hyper-palatable foods, both of which encourage us to overeat.

With highly processed foods that are stripped of fiber, we need to

7 Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

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7 Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

When it comes to hypertension symptoms, a low blood pressure diet can be your medicine. Generally speaking, increasing the amount of plant-based foods (especially fruits and vegetables) in your diet is a must for anyone suffering from high blood pressure. Furthermore, research is showing that certain plant foods are especially