Angela Pifer – Functional Medicine Nutritionist, MS, LCN, CN, FMN
Angela is one of the nation’s foremost functional medicine nutrition and health experts, and an accomplished speaker and radio personality. Her 25 years in the health and fitness industry and the past 15 years as a Functional Medicine Nutritionist focusing in the areas of digestive health, functional gut disorders, thyroid, autoimmune and SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth), have earned Angela, recognition as the go-to gut expert who can show even the most health challenged, how to restore their gut health and vitality.
Affectionately known to her patients as ‘SIBO Guru,’ within her private practice SIBO Guru she applies functional medicine and integrative functional nutrition into an evidence based approach along with clinical know-how to create an individualized approach for each patient.
Although she doesn’t look it, she will be 50 in two years. She knows how to heal the gut, and keep the both healthy, energetic and glowing.
In 2016 Angela founded two projects to help the functional gut community.
Simply SIBO – a gut prescription subscription recipe site, which helps people with functional gut disorders expand their diet! Create meal plans that nourish, stabilize and calm symptoms. Angela is on a mission to prevent SIBO sufferers from unnecessarily going on a restrictive diet and to help those who have been stuck on a restrictive diet for too long, expand their diet.
GutRx Gurus Bone Broth – Angela launched the first commercially available FODMAP free bone broth line! Bone broth is incredibly healing to the gut lining, and nutritionally stabilizing, yet, all commercially available broths are made with garlic and onions, which can be triggering to people suffering from digestive issues, like leaky gut. Gut prescription bone broth is delicious, and allergen free!
Angela earned a BS in psychology and an MS in Nutrition Science from Bastyr University, where she has also taught clinical practice and business development and still mentors nutrition and dietetic students. She is a licensed health care provider with the State of Washington, and a Level Two Heart Zones Trainer. Angela has advanced training, completing over 3500 continuing education credits focused in the areas of functional medicine, detoxification, digestion and immune/ inflammation.
Beyond Angela’s 15 years in practice and expertise with SIBO, research is her passion. Here are the conferences that she attended in 2019:
- Environmental Health Symposium
- Cogence Immunology – 12 month advanced certification
- SIBO Symposium
- SIBO Con
- Institute of Functional Medicine Annual Meeting
- DDW – Digestive Disease Week; tracks I am following:
- Functional GI and Motility Disorders
- Stomach and Small Bowel Disorders
- Microbiome in Gastrointestinal Conditions – Town Hall; led by Dr. Chey, Dr. Pimentel and Dr. Speigel
- Kharrazian Institute Functional Neurology – Brain Inflammation Certification
- Microbiome Keynote Conference
- Gut Microbiome National Conference
She is also a featured speaker in the SIBO SOS summit and Digestion SOS Docuseries, and the only speaker who’s spoken at all 4 summits!