Welcome and thank you for listening. Today I am honored to speak with Dr. Saray Stancic. To say she is driven and passionate about her life choices is an understatement. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis during the third year of her medical residency which is one of the hardest times physically and mentally of a physicians life. The condition was aggressive despite multiple medications. She finished her residency and went on to a specialty of infectious disease because she was so passionate about helping those with HIV. Her own condition deteriorated to the point she was walking with a cane, and in her thirties had to have a handicapped parking sticker to get to and from the hospital. Driven as she is, she researched her condition and found scientific publications dating back to the 1950s linking nutrition to the development and the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. She decided to implement a plant based diet, exercise and stress management herself, and the results have been miraculous. She completed a full marathon in 2010 without the cane, and the sticker in her car window has been gone for over 12 years. She became so passionate of the effects that plant based nutrition can have on lifestyle diseases that she has changed her practice to one of Lifestyle Medicine. She is passionate about educating other healthcare professionals about the need to implement nutrition in medicine. She is now about to release a documentary on the need to educate health professionals on the merits of plant based nutrition and lifestyle medicine. I hope you enjoy this courageous and motivating story of a dedicated and compassionate physician.
You can learn more about Saray Stancic MD by going to her website at DrStancic.com. She is on Twitter @StancicMD. Instagram @drstancic and please check out the documentary website at codebluedoc.com.
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