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Is Your Clinical Approach to SIBO Treatment Leading to Recurrence? (Podcast)

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Why is SIBO (small intestinal bowel overgrowth) challenging to treat? Might the issue lie in hasty diagnoses and repetitive treatments without deeply exploring the root cause of SIBO? Could its persistent nature be attributed to the common approach of using antibiotics or herbal equivalents and restrictive diets aimed at starving gut bacteria? Join us today for an honest discussion with Angela Pifer, the renowned SIBO Guru


Guest Bio:

Angela Pifer, FMN, CN, LN has been in clinical practice as a Functional Medicine Nutritionist for two decades.She holds a Master degree in Nutritional Science, graduating at the top of her class from Bastyr University in 2005. Angela is an authority on everything gut; specializing in functional gut disorders from the beginning of her career. The focus of her practice is to find the root cause of chronic GI symptoms. She is a GI Health Researcher, Functional Medicine Educator, Licensed Certified Nutritionist and focuses all her continued education on GI conditions. Angela sits on the Scientific Advisory Board of Physician’s Choice, who sells the number one ordered probiotic on Amazon.She is known affectionately to her patients as ‘SIBO Guru’ for her focus and success in treating SIBO (small intestinal bowel overgrowth) over the past 12 years. She is also the creator of Simply SIBO (FODMAP recipe site to help people dealing with IBS and SIBO expand their diet), GutRx Gurus Bone Broth, and Functional Medicine Shop founder.


Please contact me through my private practice


Additional Information and Resources:

SIBO Resource Center : a collection of articles and research on the topic


Webinar with Angela:


Articles by Angela


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Studies mentioned:

  • Leite, G.G.S., Weitsman, S., Parodi, G. et al. Mapping the Segmental Microbiomes in the Human Small Bowel in Comparison with Stool: A REIMAGINE Study. Dig Dis Sci 65, 2595–2604 (2020). doi:10.1007/s10620-020-06173-x
  • Leite G, Morales W, Weitsman S, Celly S, Parodi G, Mathur R, Barlow GM, Sedighi R, Millan MJV, Rezaie A, Pimentel M. The duodenal microbiome is altered in small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. PLoS One. 2020 Jul 9;15(7):e0234906. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0234906
  • Takakura W, Pimentel M. Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth and Irritable Bowel Syndrome – An Update. Front Psychiatry. 2020 Jul 10;11:664. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.00664.
  • Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth:
    Often-Ignored Cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    by Allison Siebecker, ND, MSOM, LAc, and
    Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND, DHANP Townsend Letter, the Examiner of Alternative Medicine, Online Alternative Medicine Magazine






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