Dr Kathleen Janel, ND
Dr Janel has been a physician in the Northwest and Northeast for over 20 years. She was introduced to Integrative Medicine during her pre-med studies while she was preparing for conventional medical school. She began having severe abdominal pain at that time which seemed to have few conventional treatment options. Her search for relief lead her to an ND who helped her immediately with diet changes and supplements. With this treatment, she attained permanent relief from her symptoms. She was so impressed by this that she redirected her career and chose to attend Naturopathic Medical School at Bastyr University in 1994.
Following graduation, she served as a resident and then associate in an Integrative Pediatric and Family Medical Clinic for 6 years with Mary Bove ND.
Since then, Dr Janel has specialized in Digestive Medicine and Allergy Desensitization.
With her extensive experience treating IBS and the discomfort of chronic abdominal pain, gas, bloating diarrhea and constipation, Dr Janel is really one of the integrative leaders in this field. She believes in a gentle, regenerative approach to symptoms if IBS, IBD, SIBO, GERD and other digestive disorders. Since her treatments have been so successful with patients who have struggled for years with these symptoms, she is currently writing her first book on how to permanently resolve these digestive disorders and is excited about sharing how easily and naturally they may be resolved.
Dr Janel has studied various immunotherapies and has the greatest successes with Low Dose Immunotherapy (LDA) for Allergies, Chemical Sensitivities, Digestive Disorders, Food Allergies, Food Sensitivities and their related symptoms. Dr Janel was the first ND to begin to use LDA therapy in 2004 and is one of the only ND’s practicing this treatment in the country. She continues to train other doctors in this procedure.
Dr Janel enjoys teaching and often has Medical Students training in her office from the US and Canada. She served a clinical teaching term at the Nicaragua site for Natural Doctors International. She has been published in articles and texts on various aspects of Integrative Medicine. Dr Janel is a current member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP) and Natural Doctors International (NDI).