FAM Faculty Features: Jim & Kathie

September 15, 2015

I love my FAMily! Food As Medicine faculty features

Join the country’s leading lifestyle medicine clinicians and researchers as well as some of our most gifted holistic nutritionists, mind-body practitioners, patient advocates, and chefs, for the Food As Medicine Professional Training Program:


James S. Gordon – Dr. Gordon is the Founder and Director at The Center for Mind-Body Medicine and a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at Georgetown Medical School. He served as the first Chairman of the Program Advisory Council to NIH’s Office of Alternative Medicine and as Chairman of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy under Presidents Clinton and G.W. Bush.

Dr. Gordon has created ground-breaking mind-body healing programs, helping medical students and veterans, to traumatized children and families in Kosovo, Haiti, and post-Katrina southern Louisiana. He was recently featured on 60 Minutes for his work with CMBM in Gaza and Israel.

Dr. Gordon is the author of Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression; Comprehensive Cancer Care; Manifesto for a New Medicine; and more than 120 articles in professional journals and mainstream publications, including American Journal of Psychiatry, Clinical Psychiatry, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.

Dr. Gordon will be bringing his vast knowledge of mind-body medicine techniques to Food As Medicine by leading a Mindful Eating Experience and a Mind-Body Experience.

Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, EBQ – Kathie is an educator, innovator and leading integrative clinical nutritionist. She is the Education Director of Food As Medicine and a Senior Nutritionist at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and Dr. Mark Hyman’s Ultrawellness Center. She is the author of The Swift Diet: 4 Weeks to Mend the Belly, Lose the Weight, and Get Rid of the Bloat, and co-author of The Inside Tract: Your Good Gut Guide to Health.

Swift Diet Cover pngKathie maintains a food-centric and heart-core approach to health and healing, weaving in mind-body medicine, Qigong and other movement practices along with integrative nutrition therapies. She teaches her audiences and readers how to create vibrant, nourishing lives combining the very best of modern science, nature and wisdom. Visit her website to learn more about Kathie’s work: www.kathieswift.com

At Food As Medicine, Kathie will be sharing her expertise on a variety of topics, including Digestion: A Holistic Approach, Detoxification, and Elimination Diets.