Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy Certification Co-Founder, Kathie Swift Kathie M Swift, MS

Kathie Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, EBQ is a registered dietitian nutritionist who has been dubbed “the mother of integrative and functional nutrition” by thought leaders in the field and has been recognized by Today’s Dietitian as “a dietitian making a difference”.

Kathie maintains a heart-core approach to educating health care professionals. She received her Master of Science in Nutrition from Arizona State University and has held diverse positions throughout her career.  Kathie pioneered leading-edge functional nutrition programs at Dr. Mark Hyman’s UltraWellness Center, Canyon Ranch Health Resorts, and Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. She has been the Nutrition Education Director for the Center for Mind Body Medicine’s highly acclaimed “Food As Medicine” professional training program for over 20 years.

Kathie is a contributing author for the medical textbooks Integrative Gastroenterology and Integrative Women’s Health published by Oxford University Press and the clinical nutrition textbook Krause and Mahan’s Food & Nutrition Care Process.  She serves on numerous advisory boards including 3×4 Genetics, Integrative Healthcare Symposium and Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal. Kathie is a scientific reviewer for Military Medicine and served on the Institute for Functional Medicine’s inaugural Nutrition Advisory Board.

An inspirational educator, you’ll meet Kathie at numerous health and nutrition conferences and online summits.  She has been interviewed in hundreds of articles published in the US and internationally. Kathie teaches her audience and students how to create vibrant, nourishing lives for themselves and their clients, combining the very best of modern nutritional science, integrative and functional medicine, mind body modalities, and ancient healing practices.

She is certified in evidence-based Qigong (EBQ) and integrates an East meets West philosophy in her teaching. Kathie is the co-author of The Inside Tract: Your Good Gut Guide to Health with Dr. Gerard Mullin and a contributing author to Dr. Hyman’s NY Times Bestseller UltraMetabolism. Her most recent book, The Swift Diet: 4 Weeks to Mend the Belly, Lose the Weight, and Get Rid of the Bloat, with co-author Joseph Hooper features the latest science on the microbiome.