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August 7, 2019  

MS - Beyond the Diets, Bonus! Post-HSCT Nutrition Unraveled. How to Avoid Setbacks and Recurrent Relapse.

August 7, 2019

In this bonus episode on diet Post-HSCT (hematopoietic stem cell transplant), licensed dietitian and HSCT veteran, Ahna Crum, unravels the multi-layered task of safely redirecting your nutrition after transplant. Ahna, who's certified in integrative and functional medical nutrition therapy, holds a masters certificate in dietetics and is currently working on her 2nd master's degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. 

You've just been hit with a physiological atomic bomb! Let Ahna educate you on how to heal your body and maintain your immune health by taking control of your nutrition.


- Avascular necrosis

- Your second chance to avoid autoimmune disease

- Adrenal glands and physiological stress

- Steroids and their assault on your adrenal gland

- Sleep and neurotransmitter balance

- Compromised bone health

- Preventing AVN (avascular necrosis)

- Vitamin k2, Vitamin D and osteoporosis

- Genetic vulnerabilities that require customized supplementation

- How taking high-dose Vitamin D only is a disservice to bone health

- Covering all your bases with conventional medicine, functional medicine and biochemistry

- Factors that may have propelled you to require HSCT

- Thyroid health post-HSCT and the huge role it plays in overall health

- How to bolster your thyroid function

- Hormone levels and your thyroid

- The effects of chemo on your microbiome

- Your gastrointestinal tract and your central nervous system are direct targets of chemo

- The disadvantage of staying on a neutropenic diet longer than necessary

- How to know when it's safe to transition out of a neutropenic diet

- What heals your GI tract post-HSCT. It's NOT food.

- Blood work and lymphocyte subset panels

- The services/testing/courses Ahna provides and where to find her

- Don't stop with resetting your immune system!


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