Lifestyle Medicine: The Common Sense Solution to the Chronic Disease Epidemic


Completely free webinar from MedFit Classroom!

During this webinar, presenter Dr. Saray Stancic will:

  1. Discuss the origins of scientific evidence supporting diet and lifestyle choices playing a role in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis.
  2. Describe the science of epigenetics, and its possible role in chronic disease outcomes.
  3. Discuss the leading causes of death in the US, and the scientific evidence substantiating the role lifestyle modification plays in reducing risk of non-communicable illness.
  4. Discuss obstacles to correcting a failing healthcare system, which focuses primarily on disease management rather than health promotion and prevention. She’ll introduce salutogenesis and its role in solving the healthcare crisis.

This webinar was presented live on January 21, 2021. You can watch the recording via the button below. (Recording via GoTo Webinar).



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Dr. Saray Stancic is a board-certified physician and the founder of Stancic Health and Wellness, LLC where she practices Lifestyle Medicine.

She received her M.D. degree from New Jersey Medical School in 1993. Dr. Stancic completed an Internal Medicine residency and served an additional year as Chief Medical resident at University Hospital in Newark, NJ. In response to witnessing the height of the catastrophic HIV epidemic while in medical school in Newark, she became very interested in the field of Infectious Diseases. She wanted to be part of the solution to the AIDS health care crisis, and went on to complete a fellowship in Infectious Diseases.

From 1999 to 2006, she served as Chief of Infectious Diseases at the Hudson Valley Veterans Administration Hospital in New York. During those years she treated hundreds of patients with viral hepatitis and HIV as well as other infectious diseases with a multidisciplinary approach to support her patients’ overall well-being.

Beyond her responsibilities as an Infectious Disease physician, researcher, and Chief of Infection Control, she directed the MOVE program, a federal VA initiative to encourage healthy lifestyles in veterans.

She later joined the viral hepatology team at Roche and conducted clinical studies for new, more efficacious treatments for hepatitis infections. During these research years, she continued to see patients at the Bronx Veterans Administration Hospital in New York City. She has authored several research papers in peer-reviewed medical journals.

Continue here to learn more how she went from physician to patient, and how that experience was the impetus behind her current practice.