About Angela Pifer | SIBO Guru

“As a functional medicine practitioner, I help my patients see the whole picture. Symptoms are simply symptoms – a symptom of a larger issue. Let’s take a step back to figure out where these symptoms are coming from and address the body as a whole.

I teach each of my 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 are able to connect the dots between what is happening between their system and their symptoms.”

– Angela Pifer

For the past decade I have had a thriving private practice, working clinically as a licensed Certified Nutritionist. I was trained in Functional Medicine, even before the term ‘functional medicine’ became a buzz word. From a Functional Medicine perspective, I help identify and address the underlying condition instead of trying to compartmentalize the issue by solely focusing on the symptoms.

For example, if you have a condition with a complex array of symptoms, like SIBO, let’s get at the root cause for why this was set up in the first place. What contributing factors led to this? What effect has SIBO had on your body?

The mainstream approach to addressing SIBO hasn’t set well with me from the start. The reason that SIBO was set up in the first place is because the digestive track is extremely imbalanced. Instead of adding to this imbalance, by using antibiotics, I prefer to look for and address the root cause.

For the past decade the main focus of my practice has been on digestive conditions. I have worked extensively with inflammatory bowel diseases, irritable bowel disease and SIBO (small intestinal bowel overgrowth). Though the gut has always fascinated me, I also realized from the beginning, that the gut is the center of the universe (from a body perspective). If you can heal and rebalance your gut, this will address, or, at the very least, greatly improve any health condition that you have.

I work day in and day out, teaching, guiding, reassessing and doing the nutritional handholding that helps each of my patients get better. In addition to focusing on digestive conditions, here are the other conditions that I work with:

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Migraine
  • Food Sensitivities/ Allergies
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Diabetes
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Autoimmune Conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Lyme disease
  • Heart disease
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Hypertension
  • Cancer – Worked two years at an oncology center
  • Chronic pain
  • Menopause
  • Metabolic Conditions

I hold Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree from the University of Washington, a Master of Science in Nutrition degree from Bastyr University, where I have also taught as adjunct faculty. I am a licensed Certified Nutritionist with the state of Washington. I have advanced training in SIBO, detoxification, metabolic conditions, adrenal fatigue and cancer – accumulating over 750 continuing education hours.

I also founded and lead a monthly meeting for local health care providers, to get together and discuss their SIBO cases. If you are a practitioner in the area, working with SIBO patients, please feel free to contact me.

I’ve authored numerous articles and I am an avid video blogger at my blog, www.CleanAndLeanRevolution.com. I created the Clean & Lean System, an online group program, teaching people how to eat healthy for a lifetime www.CleanAndLeanSystem.com. I am an avid article contributor to MSN Health’s Practical Guide to Healthier Living, Kashi, LiveStrong and Parent Map as well as being the nutrition advisor to a nationally syndicated talk show, the Dr. Pat Show.

I look forward to making a difference in your life!