Author, educator and integrative dietitian nutritionist, Kathie expanded her conventional dietetics background with extensive training in functional medicine. Kathie is dedicated to teaching and mentoring health care professionals in integrative and functional nutrition as the co-founder of the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy. She is certified in mind body medicine through the Center for Mind Body Medicine and directed their Food As Medicine professional training program for over 20 years. Kathie is also certified and practices a meditative movement therapy, Evidence-Based Qigong (EBQ). She is the author of two books on digestive wellness: The Inside Tract: Your Good Gut Guide to Great Digestive Health and The Swift Diet.