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

8 Diverticulitis Symptoms You Should Watch Out For

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8 Diverticulitis Symptoms You Should Watch Out For

Anyone who has ever suffered severe diverticulitis pain in their abdomen agrees it’s never something they want to experience again. However, the intense pain of a severe, acute diverticulitis episode is only one form of diverticulitis symptoms. Many more people suffer from chronic diverticulitis symptoms, which are characterized by less

7 Grapefruit Seed Extract Uses, Plus Dangers to Beware

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7 Grapefruit Seed Extract Uses, Plus Dangers to Beware

Grapefruit seed extract uses are numerous due to its action as a highly concentrated, natural general antimicrobial and antioxidant. Benefits include killing all kinds of infectious microbes—bacterial, viral, and fungal—at least in test tube and animal studies.[1,2]
What’s in Grapefruit Seed Extract?
The main compounds in grapefruit seeds thought to be responsible

Mercury-Free Flu Shot Options: Updated for 2017-18

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Mercury-Free Flu Shot Options: Updated for 2017-18

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