Kathie Madonna Swift

Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, author, educator, and integrative clinical nutritionist, is recognized as a visionary dietitian who is making a difference. Kathie is cofounder of the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy™ and education director for Food As Medicine, a professional nutrition training program sponsored by the Center for Mind Body Medicine. She has created cutting-edge integrative nutrition programs at Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, and Dr. Mark Hyman’s UltraWellness Center. Kathie is author of The Swift Diet and coauthor of The Inside Tract: Your Good Gut Guide to 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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.

  • Kripalu Perspectives: Integrative Nutrition with Kathie Madonna Swift

    Kathie Madonna Swift discusses how nutrition can influence our genetic makeup, the ways food affects mood, and the satisfaction that comes from cooking at home. She also shares some ideas for quick, healthful meals that are low on prep time but high in flavor.

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 Cheryl Kain, guest blogger When I set out to learn more about detox, the first thing I discovered was that I had some outdated ideas, based on college days...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

  • Six Tips for Eating Clean Without Going Overboard

    It seems intuitive, right? A diet filled with clean, nutrient-dense, whole foods is the way to go, individually and globally. But, for several years, an enthusiastic backlash has been lobbed at clean eating and those who promote it.

  • 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...