KATHIE SWIFT, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, EBQ is a Licensed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and holds a Master’s degree in Food and Nutrition from Arizona State University. Before joining Dr. Hyman at The UltraWellness Center in 2005, Kathie spearheaded the Functional Medicine program at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA where she served as Nutrition Director for 10 years.
Kathie shares her passion for the healing power of food through her work with patients at The UltraWellness Center.
She has directed the Center for Mind Body Medicine’s ‘Food As Medicine’ programs for almost two decades. Her culinary nutrition skills and clinical experience lead her to develop the recipes in Dr. Mark Hyman’s best-selling book, UltraMetabolism. She is also the author of The Swift Diet and co-author of The Inside Tract, books which focus on digestive health and include hypoallergenic meal plans and simple recipes to support healing. Her commitment to healthcare education and mentoring lead her to co-develop the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy, a comprehensive online training program in functional nutrition for health care professionals. Because of her innovative work in integrative and functional nutrition, she has been awarded both the Visionary Leadership and Lifetime Achievement Awards by the Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine.
Kathie is certified in QiGong, a meditative movement therapy and is a travel and outdoor enthusiast who enjoys hiking, skiing, and swimming.