Directed by Marica Machado. US. 2019. 1 hour 42 minutes. Seawater Productions. DVD.
Sat., June 1, 2019
Through the lens of filmmaker Marcia Machado, code blue reveals lapses in the current state of medicine and provides a common sense solution by featuring the practice of lifestyle medicine to prevent, manage and reverse chronic diseases. The film presents the hurdles to the proposed shift: antiquated curricula in medical schools, confusion in the media, inadequate government policies, and the underlying influences of the pharmaceutical and food industries. code blue follows a passionate physician, Dr. Saray Stancic, as she reflects upon her journey from a multiple sclerosis diagnosis to wellness through her own adoption of lifestyle medicine. Dr. Stancic introduces us to expert physicians and scientists who are paving the way to make meaningful and necessary change in our healthcare environment, and in turn, empowering audiences to stand up and reclaim control of their health.
Join us immediately after the 1:30 PM screening for a lively and engaging talk and Q&A with Dr. Saray Stancic and Dr. Ana Negron.
About the Speakers
Saray Stancic, M.D., is a board-certified Infectious disease specialist turned passionate advocate and practitioner of lifestyle medicine. Her pursuit and interest in lifestyle medicine is rooted in her personal story as a patient living with with multiple sclerosis. She is the founder of one of the first lifestyle medicine practices in the country, and mentors the lifestyle medicine interest group at Rutgers New Jersey medical school. She is the Chief Medical Officer for WellStart Health, a digital, team-based intensive lifestyle change program. She has conducted clinical studies and has authored several research papers in peer-reviewed medical journals.
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Ana M. Negrón, a board certified family physician in Pennsylvania for over three decades, has made cooking with patients integral to her practice. She assists patients in transitioning to a whole food plant-based diet in order to reduce inflammation, to alleviate the need for many medications, and to help prevent or treat a wide variety of chronic medical conditions, such as: obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, arthritis, acid reflux, erectile dysfunction, acne, asthma and cancers. She also lectures to family physicians and medical groups about the role of food in illness and medical practice, and about the interaction of multiple risk factors in patients.
Creative pairings of classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine.