Irritable Bowel Syndrome & The Human Gut Microbiome

Mima Geere, MD, MS


The care and management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can be frustrating for both patients as well as providers. Up to 40% of all gastroenterology visits and referrals are due to IBS symptoms, with over 20 billion spent annually on direct and indirect costs associated with IBS. Functional medicine diagnostics and integrative modalities offer solutions that can help uncover the root causes of functional GI symptoms, thus improving overall quality of life and productivity.

This webinar will be an evidence-based approach to IBS care management from a functional medicine standpoint, with a focus on the latest research into the underlying pathophysiology of IBS. We will discuss the role of the human gut microbiome in IBS and the gut-brain axis. We will also dive into advanced diagnostic testing and integrative therapeutics as we work through case studies on IBS.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review IBS and its relationship to the human gut microbiome and the gut-brain axis
  2. Functional and integrative diagnostic and management approaches to IBS
  3. IBS case studies review

Keywords: FODMAP Diet – SCD Diet – IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Gut Microbiome – GI Testing – GI effects – Population health

Mima Geere, MD, MSMima Geere, MD, MS

Mima Geere joined Genova Diagnostics as Medical Director in 2015. She is a trained clinical pathologist from UC San Francisco, a nutritionist, functional medicine doctor, and health-improvement enthusiast. Using advanced biomarker testing and cutting-edge research evidence, Dr. Geere combines precision medicine and scientific rigor with alternative holistic methods. She focuses on the core of healing through restoration of the gut microbiome and on rebalancing health using personalized nutrition and lifestyle modifications.

Having founded and led technology product development positions in digital health, Dr. Geere utilizes innovative means to quantify the human experience and provide further scope and tools to optimize medical care. She believes that true health lies at the intersection of the mind, body, and soul. In the art of healing, Dr. Geere is driven to combine holistic traditions and the spirituality that makes us human with modern medicine and innovative technology and science. Dr. Geere has a clinical practice in San Francisco at the San Francisco Natural Medicine Clinic where she works with patients through her personalized nutrition program described at

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