healthy living programs

Digestive Health: A Holistic Approach

Tuition $460. See accommodation options and pricing on registration page.



Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, is an inspiring educator, innovator, and practitioner in the field of integrative and holistic nutrition. A pioneer in the “Food As Medicine” culinary nutrition movement, she is author of The Swift Diet: 4 Weeks to Mend the Belly, Lose the Weight and Get Rid of the Bloat and The Inside Tract: Your Good Gut Guide to Great Digestive Health.


Annie B. Kay, MS, RDN, LDN, RYT, is Lead Nutritionist at Kripalu. Author of the award-winning Every Bite Is Divine, she is also an integrative dietitian and a Kripalu Yoga teacher. Annie is the former director of the Osteoporosis Awareness Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. For nearly 20 years, she has been an advocate for science-based mind-body health in the national media, at conferences and workshops, and through her writing. She knits, cooks, gardens, and writes.

Healthy Living Faculty Each of Kripalu’s Healthy Living Programs is taught by an outstanding team of skilled health and wellness professionals who draw on many years of experience working with people to turn their health around through integrated approaches to healthy living.


Kripalu Healthy Living: Kathie Madonna Swift on Digestive Health

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Kripalu Healthy Living: The Digestive Tract


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Restore your digestive health naturally.

Do you suffer from chronic gastrointestinal symptoms? Do find yourself taking expensive medications or over-the-counter drugs just so you can eat without discomfort? If so, you may be among the one in five Americans who are challenged by gastrointestinal concerns.

This innovative Kripalu program helps you address your gastrointestinal (GI) challenges and restore your health. Learn the connection between GI health, immune imbalance, inflammation, and common symptoms—pain, depression, fatigue, and rashes—that often have their origins in the gut.

Also learn

  • Ways to repair the gut with important nutrients and specific supplementation strategies
  • How to remove GI toxins from your diet
  • How to decrease inflammation and improve immune function
  • How to replace digestive enzymes
  • The value of reinnoculation with pre- and probiotics to create a balanced GI “ecosystem”
  • Strategies for managing celiac and gluten-related food sensitivities
  • Mind-body techniques, meditation, yoga, and guided imagery.

This program is ideal for people who struggle with chronic gastrointestinal symptoms or those diagnosed with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome); IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), e.g., Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis; GERD or “reflux” disease; Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity; and many others.

Recommendations (additional fees apply):

  • Add on a private Nutritional Consultation
  • Add on a Life Coaching session to help you develop a realistic plan for when you return home

Please reserve early as appointments are limited. Find out more about these sessions on Kripalu’s Healing Arts pages or call 888.738.1822 to make an appointment.

Additional information:

CE/CME Credits:

The Berkshire Health Systems designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Massachusetts Medical Society for Continuing Education through the joint sponsorship of Berkshire Health Systems and Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. The Berkshire Healthy Systems is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Please note There is a $75 charge for CMEs.

This program is eligible for :
  • 22.5 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
  • 9.5 credits for Physicians (MD/DO), $75 additional charge
  • 4.4 credits for Registered Dietitians (RD), $30 additional charge
  • 22.5 credits for Nurses (NURS), $30 additional charge