Saray Stancic, MD, Part 2: How Nutrition And Activity Changed Her Multiple Sclerosis Journey

Reporter: Jake Remaly
Videographer: Tyler Mundhenk

In Part 2 of our interview, Saray Stancic, MD, discusses her research into the role of nutrition and comorbidities that impact MS symptoms. She details how her findings led her to reorient her medical practice to focus on lifestyle and wellness.

Her experiences led Dr. Stancic to produce a documentary film called “code blue, redefining American medicine,” which she is screening to medical school audiences around the country.

Dr. Stancic is the founder and owner of Stancic Health and Wellness, LLC, and is board-certified in infectious diseases. Join her as she talks about her Multiple Sclerosis Journey.

Dr. Stancic discusses her decision to have children and how that affected her MS.

Improving nutritional choices means making plants the primary constituent on our plates, she explains.

Evidence supports improved longevity for populations with plant-based diets.

One study specifically examined the impact of a plant-based diet on outcomes in MS patients.

Gut flora also are implicated in inflammation that can affect MS patients’ well-being.

Evidence is beginning to build as more nutritional studies are getting underway.

By speaking to patients about nutrition, physicians can make a significant difference in patients’ lives.

Dr. Stancic’s philosophy is to create a relationship built on trust that assists her patients to optimal health.

“Code Blue” is a documentary film about encouraging physicians to take active opportunities to put good nutrition and well-being medicine to work for patients.

“For me, it’s about beginning a conversation. Particularly as a woman living with multiple sclerosis, and as a doctor having a conversation with my peers.”