Gut Health, IBS, and Innovations in Gut-Brain Disease

Alexander Martinez is the CEO and Co-Founder of Intrinsic Medicine and a former Silicon Valley corporate lawyer turned biotechnology entrepreneur. His thorough understanding of the industry and areas for improvement, in parallel with his own patient journey, inspired him to make a public health impact and seek novel medicines for broad patient populations that have been previously underserved by the traditional pharmaceutical industry. Intrinsic Medicine is a therapeutics company leveraging human milk biology to transform irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other Gut-Brain Axis (GBA) disorders.

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Key Topics:

  • The gut microbiome and ecosystem of bacteria that lives there
  • How our understanding of “bad bacteria” is changing
  • Germ theory and the harm of overusing antibiotics
  • The gut-brain connection and understanding the vagus nerve
  • How the microbiome modulates genetics
  • How the gut lining is broken down by physical and emotional stress
  • New treatments for IBS and other gut-brain issues using human milk oligosaccharides
  • Ways to improve your microbiome now

Learn more about these new gut health developments at

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