Janet Pfeiffer – 21st Century Digestive Health Detective, Clinical Nutritionist & Master Herbalist
Welcome to the official website of Janet Pfeiffer, PhD (Clinical Nutrition), M.Sc (Alternative Medicine), Master Herbalist and Digestive Health Specialist.
What does wellness mean to you? Good health is a term that is difficult to define – But I like the way the World Health Organization defines it as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” This definition stretches well beyond the absence of illness. My aim in my website, books and clinical practice is helping people attain a higher level of health – in all states. And, more often than not, good health begins in the gut. Some 2000 years ago, Hippocrates wrote – “All disease begins in the gut” – and modern medicine is becoming increasingly aware of this in the 21st century. Nutrition is my passion – I hope you will join me on this journey to let food be your medicine. Quality of life begins with the quality of foods that sustain it. I hope to provide you with well-researched health and nutrition advice – no hype, just the facts. The mass media constantly bombards us with conflicting advice and exaggerated headlines. Health is a multi-billion-dollar industry, so often compromised by self-interest – be it from medical, pharmaceutical or alternative sources. Even as a scientist, it can be difficult to know what to believe – hence, the often conflicting opinions. Within these pages, it’s my aim to bring you practical, proven and common-sense advice to help you overcome the plethora of digestive related complaints that afflict millions around the globe … IBS, colitis, acid reflux, hemorrhoids, crohn’s, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, ulcers, diverticulitis and everyday “stomach ache”… to name just a few. These are some of the most common illnesses on the market today – and they’re also among the most misunderstood and over-prescribed. And if you’re one of the millions affected by digestive diseases, I hope to offer you the benefit of my 30-plus years experience in the fields of gastroenterology, nutrition and natural therapies. I’m so accustomed to talking about digestive problems that it doesn’t much bother me anymore – but I know that anything from the tummy down rates close to a 10 on the squeamish and embarrassment scale for most of you. So, I’ll be giving you the low-down on the “low down” – everything you wish you could ask your health professional if only you knew what it is you really need to be asking … because when it comes to curing digestive complaints and improving your health through nutrition, knowledge is the best medicine.