Using whole foods as medicine webinar

A Primer on Treating Chronic Inflammation with Food

To understand how food is the most potent medicine, it is critical to first understand that the majority of chronic illness today has inflammation as the major component. In this webinar, Tanmeet will review the basis of inflammation as a source of chronic illness and why thinking about fighting inflammation should be our first step to healthy living. In turn, she will show how we can combat chronic inflammation for optimal brain health and optimal mood. She will explore specific phytonutrients in our food and why these need to be our primary weapon against chronic illness.

This webinar presented by noted physician Tanmeet Sethi, MD, is the final webinar in a series of four Mind, Mood & Food webinars presented by The Center for Mind-Body Medicine and hosted by leading nutrition author, speaker and integrative nutritionist Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN.

Learning Objectives

The attendee will be able to…

  1. Participant will understand the biochemical basis of inflammation in our body and how it is a source of chronic illness.
  2. Participant will be able to identify key phytonutrients in our food that can be used to fight chronic inflammation.
  3. Participant will be able to identify a Whole Foods approach for the health of their mind and mood based on the components needed to fight inflammation.

CEUs for Registered Dietitians will be available for participants who attended the live broadcast

About the Presenter
Tanmeet Sethi, MD

Tanmeet Sethi, MD is a noted integrative family physician practicing in Seattle, WA. There she is a faculty attending and Integrative Medicine Fellowship founder and director at Swedish Hospital Cherry Hill Family Medicine Residency. She is a graduate of Andrew Weil’s Integrative Medicine Fellowship in Tucson, AZ and certified in Functional Medicine. She has a background in Ayurvedic Medicine and is also senior faculty at the Center for Mind Body Medicine.

She is a past TEDx speaker, has published chapters in Integrative Medicine textbooks and speaks regularly on the topics of nutrition and mind-body medicine. She writes a gratitude blog on her website, tanmeetsethimd,com. Most importantly, she is a mother of three amazing children and a human being who cares about food justice, the environment and has a passion for caring for the most vulnerable communities.

Tanmeet Sethi, MD

About the Host
Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND

Kathie Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, EBQ

Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, EBQ  is the co-founder of the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy,, a comprehensive, online, educational program for dietitians interested in functional medicine.

Notable in her dietetic career, Kathie has served as the Education Director for the Center for Mind Body Medicine’s highly acclaimed Food As Medicine professional training program for almost two decades.

Kathie is the co-author of  The Inside Tract: Your Good Gut Guide to Health with Dr. Gerard Mullin. 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. Connect with Kathie at

Mind, Mood, and Food: A Food As Medicine Seminar

Kathie will join James Gordon, MD and some of the leading professionals in mindful eating for a special presentation of our program, Mind, Mood, and Food at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA on April 15-20, 2018.

Learn More about Mind, Mood, and Food

Mind, Mood, and Food Webinar Series

This is the last webinar in The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s Mind, Mood, and Food Webinar Series. Join us for the entire series:

Webinar Supporters

Thank you to the Scheidel Foundation for support of the Mind, Mood, and Food Webinar Series.