“Kathie Swift [is] a leader in the functional nutrition and functional medicine revolution.” —Susan S. Blum, MD, MPH, author of The Immune System Recovery Plan
The latest research on the gut microbiome, the bacteria that lives in the gut, confirms what Kathie Madonna Swift has known for years: when we eat in a way that soothes our digestive problems, we address weight issues at the same time. A leading holistic dietitian/nutritionist, Swift noticed that women who want to lose weight generally suffer from a host of annoying digestive issues—and seemingly unrelated ailments such as joint pain and troublesome skin. Changing their gut bacteria by changing their diet, Swift has helped thousands of women lose weight without going hungry. In The Swift Diet, she shares the meal plans, recipes, and lifestyle changes that will help readers shed those stubborn pounds—and improve their overall health.
KATHIE SWIFT is one of the country’s most influential holistic nutritionists. She lives in Massachusetts.
JOSEPH HOOPER lives in New York.
"Kathie Swift, a leader in the functional nutrition and functional medicine revolution, brings her wisdom to the pages of this groundbreaking book, The Swift Diet, synthesizing the principles that she, and we, have been cultivating for 20 years to bridge the gap between food and medicine."
Susan S. Blum, MD, MPH, author of The Immune System Recovery Plan
"Kathie breaks down nutritional science and the age-old question "what to eat?" into easily digestible morsels, leaving us feeling nourished, optimistic and joyful about the healing power of food."
Robynne Chutkan, MD, author of Gutbliss
"This book is a gem. Kathie Swift has mentored many of us and she has helped heal thousands of people with her deep knowledge of food and nutrition. Buy this book and let her wisdom about food heal you."
Drew Ramsey, MD, author of Fifty Shades of Kale
"Kathie Swift has been getting to the core of better nutrition for decades, illuminating the integral link between optimal digestion and optimal health. I am grateful to Kathie as a trailblazer who continues to light the path for healing via better quality whole foods."
Ashley Koff, RD, nutrition and health blogger, author of Mom Energy
"I've learned everything I ever wanted to know about gut health, and then some, from Kathie Swift. Now, in The Swift Diet, she is sharing her 30 years of knowledge and clinical pearls with you."
Rebecca Katz, MS, author of The Longevity Kitchen
"Kathie Swift is a wordsmith, nutrition master, and wise woman. She takes you on a journey into the intimate world of your gut, your food and your health, and offers you the tools you can use to make changes that will revitalize your life at every level."
Aviva Romm, MD, author of Botanical Medicine for Womens Health
"Kathie Swift is a rare source of sane nutritional wisdom. She's courageous enough to push beyond outdated nonsense. And she's practical enough to help people past the barriers that keep them from making healthy choices in real life."
Pilar Gerasimo, founding editor, Experience Life magazine