The exaggerated confidence given to the FODMAP diet, that it has the ability to favorably alter the intestinal microbiota, starve out organisms, or alter the immune system by reducing histamines, for example, are unfounded in the literature. The diet is being misrepresented across publications, by practitioners and over social media, and in chat rooms. In The… Read More >
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By September 30, 2019 by Angela Pifer, MS, LCN, CN, FMN As published in Today’s Practitioner: My editorial response to May 21, 2019 Today’s Practitioner article, Improved Anxiety Symptoms Over Just Probiotic. The article highlights a study that looked for evidence linking reduced anxiety symptoms with regulation of intestinal microbiota. The article stated, “(it is)…the benefits of non-probiotic… Read More >
Recently, I have noticed the “methane spot test” advertised as a way to monitor treatment efficacy in high baseline methane positive SIBO patients. As this grows in popularity, I have some big concerns about this marker being overused and leading to the over-treatment of SIBO. Claims are being made that the methane spot test can,… Read More >
I had a great time meeting and interviewing with Australian naturopath and author Katherine Maslen – she features 24 of the world’s experts in gut and surrounding health. Thee series will be FREE and it will drop in its entirety in the next two weeks – it will always be free, so you won’t be… Read More >
Like! Pin! Tweet! NEW! Whole Foods Nourishment for SIBO! In my quest to help my SIBO patients and followers enjoy more nutrition from whole foods (not less), I have created a new category on my site: Whole Foods Nourishment for SIBO! Add a TINY pinch to a smoothie, a grain dish, to a soup,… Read More >
When Low Stomach Acid is Caused by Autoimmune – SIBO Risk: Always looking for the root cause of SIBO. When to investigate low stomach acid, a known root cause for SIBO, for an autoimmune condition: Autoimmune Gastritis (AIG) – which is at least 2-4x more prevalent than Celiac, but often overlooked. Podcast Highlights 6:26 Low… Read More >
SIBO or Slow Gastric Emptying? Check this Out! Do you have SIBO or slow gastric emptying? Motility Activator by Integrative Therapeutics is a new prokinetic on the market, that is a must try! Prokinetics (think “pro-kinesis”) help to strengthen the lower esophageal sphincter, speed gastric emptying and they strengthen the migrating motor complex (MMC)… Read More >
This was an interview with Aliky Kouroupis for the Healthy Gut Experts Summit 2.0. For more information, please visit The Healthy Gut Experts Summit at https://healthygutexperts.com/angela-pifer I highly recommend the summit! It isn’t too late to get access to all the talks!
RFR 163: The Root Causes of SIBO & the Influence of Food Fears, Stress & Anxiety with Angela Pifer, SIBO Guru In Episode 163 of The Real Food Reel, Steph Lowe and I explore SIBO, the potential causes of SIBO and how SIBO is a secondary condition and must be treated in this way. We… Read More >
Rebuttal to Dr. Alan Christianson’s Post “Is SIBO a Real Condition” Xifaxan is not a magic pill. Doctors should not prescribe this first and ask questions later. They should not use this as a crutch (they only have 15 minutes with a patient who continues to come in reporting GI distress and they don’t know… Read More >