THP 018: Why treating SIBO alone may not be enough with angela pifer

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Angela Pifer, Ms, FMN, is a licensed Certified Nutritionist and Functional Medical practitioner with over 11 years in practice.

She runs a thriving private practice, specialising in SIBO. She helps her patients see the whole picture. Symptoms are merely symptoms – a sign of a more significant issue. She takes a step back to figure out where these symptoms are coming from and address the body as a whole.

She teaches each of her patients the physiology of what is going on in their system. Once they understand this to the degree that they can explain it to their friends and family members, this motivates them to work on things because now, it makes sense to them. They can connect the dots between what is happening between their system and their symptoms.

In September 2016, she launched, a low FODMAP and SIBO recipe manager with over 500 tasty recipes.

In this episode, we talk about SIBO as a secondary condition which usually has a deeper underlying cause.

  • Today's Guest

Angela Pifer

Join the conversation with Angela where she walks us through her approach to treating SIBO.



Nutrition Northwest

515 Kirkland Way,

Kirkland, WA, 98033



425 747 5282



Angela Pifer Functioanl Medicine Nutritionist

  • TOPICS Discussed

*You can click on a time to go to that section in the audio

2:18 – Some of the misconceptions around SIBO that could be stopping people from recovery
2:38 – Misconception #1 – SIBO is the primary cause of a person’s problem when often it’s a secondary condition
4:46 – Misconception #2 – Diet can treat SIBO
12:20 – Some of the common underlying causes that could be contributing to SIBO
12:32 – Food poisoning leading to autoimmune SIBO
18:13 – IBS check test which tests for vinculin antibodies
19:17 – Clear Passage – the service Angela refers patients to if she suspects adhesions are part of the SIBO picture
25:19 – Do gas levels and symptoms correspond with SIBO
30:40 – The reason Angela choose to offer a premium treatment package as a way of treating SIBO patients
38:20 – Angela’s main sources of information and inspiration on the topic of SIBO
38:39 – facebook SIBO Support Group
39:14 –  SIBO symposium
39:47 – Dr. Mark Pimentel 
42:02 – Dietary considerations with SIBO
42:12 – Gut RX Gurus – FODMAP Recipe Manager and affiliate program for referring practitioners


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