Kathie Madonna Swift

Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, is an inspiring educator, innovator, and practitioner in the field of integrative and holistic nutrition. A pioneer in the Food As Medicine culinary nutrition movement, she is author of The Swift Diet: 4 Weeks to Mend the Belly, Lose the Weight and Get Rid of the Bloat and The Inside Tract: Your Good Gut Guide to Great Digestive Health.

Upcoming Programs

  • July 24–29, 2016
  • Sunday–Friday: 5 nights
  • August 28–September 2, 2016
  • Sunday–Friday: 5 nights
  • October 2–7, 2016
  • Sunday–Friday: 5 nights


  • Food in the Raw

    Including some raw-plant foods in your daily diet gives you a naturally nutrient-rich boost to better health. Here are five swift tips to increase your...

  • Digestive Health and Spirituality

     What You Believe and How You Digest May Go Hand in Hand In this excerpt from their book, The Inside Tract: Your Good Gut Guide to Great Digestive Health,...

  • The Healing Power of Food: Lessening FODMAPs Load May Spell IBS Relief

    Kripalu Nutritionist Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RD, LDN, shares her wisdom on all things food-related in this series focusing on nutrition and healthy...

  • Kale, Chocolate, and the Art of Mindful Eating

    If we can be more mindful, it creates a different internal environment, and can help us gain more from the digestion and absorption of our food.

  • Detox: What It Is and Why to Do It

    Cheryl Kain, guest blogger When I set out to learn more about detox, the first thing I discovered was that I had some outdated ideas, based on college days...

  • How to Use Food As Medicine

    Dr. James S. Gordon, MD, director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, helped create the Food As Medicine approach some 20 years ago for medical students.

  • The Joy of Eating

    Almost right away, our teacher asks us to draw a “memorable food experience.” Nothing gets adults past their fear of...

  • Nutritional Health: What We Eat and How We Eat

    Not only what we eat, but how we eat, plays a big role in nutritional health.

  • Gluten and Your Gut

    More and more doctors are looking at food sensitivities, not just full-blown allergies (think peanuts or shellfish), as a way to understand chronic digestive...

  • The Care and Feeding of Your Brain

    In recent years, research has uncovered a powerful brain-belly connection. We can use food to balance brain function and restore resiliency.

  • Five Tips for Easy Home Cooking

    Is there anything more satisfying than sitting down to a yummy, home-cooked meal prepared with fresh ingredients and with love? I’m embarrassed to admit...