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

Coconut Water: Can Drinking Too Much Be Dangerous?

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Coconut Water: Can Drinking Too Much Be Dangerous?

Editor’s note: When used safely, coconut water benefits can include lowering blood pressure and boosting hydration. Below, we discuss coconut water disadvantages; to learn more about the benefits of drinking coconut water daily, click here.

One of the best-known coconut water benefits, an uncommonly high amount of potassium, is also the

Is Plexus Safe? A Careful Look at Plexus Product Ingredients

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Is Plexus Safe? A Careful Look at Plexus Product Ingredients

A number of people who have seen advertisements and anecdotal reports for Plexus Slim, a weight-loss supplement, have been smartly asking, “Is Plexus safe?” and “Are there Plexus dangers I should understand?”

To answer these questions, we consider the broader question “What is Plexus?” by looking at known information about Plexus

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

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