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

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

Mold Exposure Treatment

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Mold Exposure Treatment

In our post “Mold Exposure Symptoms and Treatment”, you learned that living or working in water-damaged homes or buildings can lead to a wide variety of mold exposure symptoms ranging from allergies and fatigue to more severe diseases. You were introduced to the concept that mycotoxins (the toxic byproducts secreted

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