Mar 10, 2018

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 154-Comfort Zone

Welcome and thank you for listening.  March 24th is the 3rd Annual Charlotte County Plant Based Nutrition Conference.  This is a unique opportunity to interact with speakers and like minded individuals in an intimate setting with great plant based food and cooking demonstrations and much more.  Go to to see the link to and get your tickets now.  

Today I want to challenge you to get out of your comfort zone.  Quit coasting and go for greatness.  Set goals each day and learn from failures or metrics that you set.  Monitoring your glucose 3 hours after eating can be a way to look back at what you ate and devise a plan for better choices the next day.  Your glucose should be back to 100 after those three hours.  Your daily weight can also be a metric to let you know if you were exposed to more salt than you can tolerate along with more calories than you should have had.  Devise a stratagy for the next time.  Be specific and don't say I will try to do better.  Make it tangible.  This will be my choice.  Being a little uncomfortable will result in much more growth and confidence than doing what you know is safe. 

Our bodies deteriorate without attention to detail. We have great ways to ignore what is happening.  We loose muscle and bone mass each year unless we are activly working to build more.  Those sayings, "can't pinch an inch" and "move it or loose it" are right on the money. 

Email me at and visit the website, to find out more about our practice and the opportunities we have to help you achieve optimal health and wellness. 


Mar 3, 2018

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 153-What the Fork? with Addie Dulaney Majnaric, RD

Welcome and thank you for listening.  Today I am joined by Addie Dulaney Majnaric, RD for our discussion on misconceptions in medicine and nutrition-WHAT the FORK! Isn't irritating to be duped by marketing? Sold a potion, pill or advise that is just not true?  There are millions of people out there willing to sell you something that makes you feel good about yourself when in most cases it is actually causing you harm.  People want to be healthy.  People want their children to be healthy.  But advertisements and false claims about medicines and nutrition are abundant.  The only thing more abundant is sugary, salty, oily foods.  They are packaged in colorful wrappers or at places with jingles that get into your head driving you into their restaruants.  There is a souce of food on every corner but not so much a souce of nutrients.  It is somewhat like early man looking for any source of calories to sustain life without eating poisonus vegetation or rotten animal flesh.  Now we have have to navigate false claims to get nutrient dense food that does not promote the new plague; lifestyle diseases.  There is no age group that is immune.  Even the unborn children are subjected to diabetic medications such as metformin resulting in an increase risk of obesity in their early years of life.  Being an overweight young women adds emotional stress but also increases the risk of cancers, polycystic ovary disease, endometriosis, infertility, and diabetes.  Throwing medications at this problem does not fix it but promotes more medical complications and risks.  Listen as we discuss many of these topics today.  

There is hope and we are excited to share it.  No one need have gestational diabetes or hypertension. Much of our current day health problems can be address through plant based nutrition.  

We would love to help.  Check out or email us at or for more information.  We would love to see you at our 3rd Annual Charlotte County Plant Based Nutrition Conference March 24, 2018 in Punta Gorda, Florida.  


Feb 23, 2018

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 152-Statagies for the Best You

Welcome and thanks for listening.  I would love to meet you at the 3rd Annual Charlotte County Plant Based Nutrition Conference March 24, 2018.  Doug Lisle, PhD, Timaree Hagenburger, RD, Addie Majnaric, RD and myself along with fabulous food and positive energy.  Check out for more details and a link to buy tickets.  

Traveling can be difficult but it can also be a challenge you can face and win.  I love a competition.  Go USA women's xc ski team.!  What determination and what a race.  They wanted it and were not going to let the favoriites get them.  The same stratagy can be applied to adopting a plant based diet.  Know your why.  Keep a log and statagize.  Make it a game and set daily goals.  Develop your own play book.  When I started coaching youth basketball it was just to let kids play.  The next thing I knew we were in the playoffs and tied with minutes to go.  A player asked me if we had a play?  Not the best stratagy to wait until the pressure is on.  If you practice being plant based at home then when you travel you can apply the same stratagies when traveling.  You have a play or a go to meal.  You should never have to compromise your health even for food.  One meal can hurt.  

We would love to help your reach your goals and develop a stratagy.  Check out the website, to find out what membership plan is right for your.  Join us for the conference.  Sign up for a newsletter to continue to learn.  Thank you for listening. 


Feb 17, 2018

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 151-How Do You Care for Your Heart

Welcome and thank you for listening.  Happy Heart month.  I hope your are taking care of the most precious thing you possess, your heart.  If you don't take care of your own, you cannot take care of another persons.  It starts beating 21 days into life and is the last thing to stop as you leave this world.  It is you most dedicated organ, beating over 86,000 times a day regardless of the nutrients you feed it or the stress you put upon it.  We are not really taught to take care of our hearts.  We are taught early on to take care of our teeth and general care of our bodies with regard to infections.  But rarely do we speak of caring for our heart until it starts to fail.  By damaging the arteries with poor nutrition we put strain on the heart.  By being overweight we put strain on the heart.  It just doesn't happen after 40 when the blood pressure starts to rise.  It starts in the 20 and 30s as plaque starts to form.  Look around at soccer practice, a restaurant, or the mall.  Many of those people have heart disease and do not even no it.  Not until it fails and even then we do not give our hearts the attention it deserves.  The original equipment we were born with is the best and we need to do everything in our power to protect and take care of it.  Don't wait until it breaks.  Adopt a plant based diet and exercise so that your most important organ is protected.  Visit my website at to learn how we can help you achieve your optimal health and wellness.  Email me at with questions.  Come to Florida and join us for the 3rd Annual Charlotte County Plant Based Nutrition Conference, March 24 and 25, 2018.  Thank you.  I look forward to hearing from you.  


Feb 10, 2018

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 150-Food is Medicine in our New Education Kitchen

Welcome and thank you for listening.  I am so excited to tell you about our new nutrition education kitchen.  We have had three classes and everyone loves it.  We can now put audio and videos of the classes on our membership content page.  So everyone can learn and feel apart of the plant strong community.  Next step will to go live.  The classes are not only a great way to learn about preparing plant based meals but also to trouble shoot when confronted with crazy things such as asparagus causes cancer.  What?  That is right.  Asparagine, an amino acid named after asparagus, because that was the first place it was isolated was linked to metastasis of breast cancer in mice.  Asparagine is abundant everywhere including beef, poultry, fish, shellfish, legumes, soy, and grains.  We humans can make it so it is not essential.  Somehow asparagus got the blame.  Please don't stop eating asparagus. The press would not dare try that on a steak house or the beef industry.   But that is just another reason why obtaining optimal health and wellness is so confusing.  I am happy to help sort these things out.  I still have a little common sense.  Email me at with questions or better yet come to our 3rd Annual Charlotte County Plant Based Nutrition Conference March 24, 2018.  I am as well as Timaree Hagenburger,RD and Addie Dulaney Majnaric are also available for private consultations on March 23, 2018.  The details can be found on the website,  We also welcome anyone anywhere to be a part of our membership practice family.  Thank you for listening. 


Feb 2, 2018

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 149 with Timaree Hagenburger

Welcome and thank you for listening.  I am pleased to have Timaree Hagenburger, RD back for our last excusitarian episode: fear of missing out.  The sad thought that we may not be able to eat at birthday parties,  holiday gatherings, favorite junk foods, and eating with friends can make plant based nutrition seem too daunting to accept.  The reality is it is quite empowering to call out your fears, accept the challenge and choose not to surender to these self made obstacles.  In reality, the food industry goes to great length to hide the additives and chemicals in our food that is making us sick.  Pulling back the curtain to expose the junk food for what it is makes one realize we are not missing out but letting strangers make us sick.  How long after swallowing sugary, oily, junk food do you no longer feel the joy but the effects of a poor choice along with the guilt.  On the other hand after eating a healthy meal you feel light and energetic ready to face the day.  

Don't be a secret agent. By asking for the ingredients in dishes, or substitutions in a polite way you are giving positive feedback to the restaruant so they can learn and expand their menus to meet the demands of customers.  The restaruant business if quite competitive and they are more than happy to please their repeat customers.  

When making dishes at home, have fun and experiment.  Ingredients do not have to be exact and personal substitutions make the dish yours.  Learn as you go and enjoy the journey to optimal health and wellness. 

Join us March 24, 2018 for the 3rd Annual Charlotte County Plant Based Nutrition Conference.  Check out the link at  Check out Timaree's website, and pick up a copy of her book, The Foodie Bar Way.  Thank you for listening. 


Jan 30, 2018

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast-Episode 149 Addie Dulaney-Majnaric and the SWFL Vegfest

Welcome and thank you for listening.  It was a pleasure to have my daughter and RD visiting this week for the SW Florida Vegfest held in Bonita Springs.  It was about an hour south of our practice location.  Addie and I along with the team set up an "Our Hearts Beets Strong On Plants" tent and talked about the plant based lifestyle and health benefits.  We offered samples of homemade raw granolo and had the podcast t shirts and office logo technical shirts up for sale.  By the way you can purchase these online  The event was well attended both by venders and visitors making for a great day.  It is so inspiring to see people taking charge of their health and the health of their families.  In doing so they are realizing that they deserve and value having a plant based doctor at their disposal.  So it was nice to be available to discuss some of their questions.  Macronutrients such as protein is still bantered around enough to cause confusion.  People are still a bit worried that a plant based diet does not provide enough nutrients and are still looking for bars and supplements when we know that whole foods provides the right amount of macronutrients coupled with micronutrients such as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in just the right combinations for adequate absorption.  That is the key.  Adequate absorption.  Your body needs to have things in the correct amounts and configurations for adequate absorption.  Vegetables and fruits have provide the fiber and nutrients in just the right combinations.  When we try to breakdown and reconfigure we are presenting foreign combinations that are often in excess of what we need.  My granola was composed of nuts, seeds, and fruits.  I use it as a topping on my morning fruit bowl for a bit of crunch and not the whole breakfast.  It was a pleasure to spend the day talking about plant based nutrition.  I hope you enjoy our summary of what we discussed.  

We are excited to announce that Doug Lisle, PhD will be joining us for the 3rd Annual Charlotte County Plant Based Nutrition Conference March 24, 2018 hear in Florida.  Please visit the website at for a list of speakers and events that weekend.  I hope you will join us.  We also now have the podcast logo t shirts available.  Thanks to all of you who have been inquiring.  They can be purchased directly from the website.  If you have questions please email me at  Thank you for listening. 


Jan 21, 2018

JamI Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 148 with Addie Dulaney-Majnaric, RD

Welcome and thanks for listening.  How do we measure success when it comes to wellness or in becoming plant based.  Is it a few more vegetables or a loss of weight?  Perhaps a better HgA1C measuring glucose control.  The excitement that plant based nutrition can help to reverse lifestyle diseases is often dampened by the difficulty in making a change.  After all, only 6 % of the US population is vegan, so there are a lot of stumbling blocks as marketing efforts are not geared toward your newly adopted lifestyle.  So how can we keep from being derailed and falling into our previous eating habits? 

In this episode Addie and I help you to focus on your successes.  Think of the ultimate reward of optimal health and wellness but focus on the smaller goals along the way and celebrate your successes along the way.  Each medicine that we wean people off of is a huge milestone that was often not thought possible a few months earlier.  But blood glucose values do not return to normal in a steady progression but decline more on a wave like curve.  Each day the insulin levels go down there is a decrease in total body inflammatory markers.  This results in more energy and less joint discomfort and better blood flow to all parts of the body.  Celebrate your success by journaling or sticky notes on the fridge.  Fill a jar with little hand written notes of your triumphs no matter the size.  Take them out and read them when you feel your progress is slowing.  We are happy to be a part of your health journey and look forward to hearing from you.  Email us at or  Visit the website at and sign up for our monthly newsletter to keep in touch with the latest news.  Go to and sign up for our 3rd Annual Charlotte County Plant Based Nutrition Conference, March 24, 2018.  Thank you for listening.


Jan 12, 2018

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 147 with Dr. Victoria Sweet

Welcome and thank you for listening.  This podcast may be more for me than you.  It is a podcast down memory lane with regards to the practice of medicine.  When I went to medical school it was about the practice of medicine not the delivery of healthcare.  The patient was the sole focus.  How to rid them of disease  or fix what was broken.  Now it is about economies of scale and numbers to treat with regard to cost effectiveness.  It is about seeing 40,50,70 patients a day with little time spent at the bedside and most of the time in front of a computer screen.  The results are not better for anyone involved; at least not for the patient or the doctor.  I stumbled upon Dr. Victoria Sweet's book, God's Hotel looking at a Direct Primary Care Site.  God's Hotel was Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco,  California.  A 1200 bed hosptial that cared for the city's poor in large 37 bed wards.  Where doctors had time to spend with their patients and participate in their healing and their lives.  It was isolated from the healthcare system of policies and procedures, patient disposition rounds, electronic medical records, and the 3rd party payer system and rules.  Dr. Sweet spent 25 years there practicing medicine while she earned her PhD in the History of Medicine.  Her experience there lead to her publishing the book, God's Hotel and subsequently, Slow Medicine, The Way to Healing.  LaGuna Honda Hospital could not remain hidden forever.  Healthcare arrived and the hospital was rebuit along with the new ways of healthcare.  We talk about medicine and healthcare.  The physical examination and connection with our patients, the need to bring human kindness and compassion back into medicine and much more.  

I would like to thank her personally for the reassurance of my own path to take back the practice of medicine through a Direct Primary Care Model.  It is the path less traveled to limit the number of patients I see so that each patient is cared for in all aspects of disease and health.  Choosing to teach plant based nutrition to my patients as a way of reversing lifestyle diseases instead tempory treatments with medications and invasive procedures has revitalized my practice of medicine.  There is nothing more important than our health.  If you have any questions please email me at and please visit the website at  You can learn more about Dr. Sweet at @GodsHotel on Facebook.  Check out her TEDxMiddlebury talk on,  The efficiency of inefficiency.  

Thank you for listening. 


Jan 5, 2018

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 145-Excusitarian Series with Timaree Hagenburger, RD- No Time to Eat Well

Welcome and Happy New Year.  This is the 9th episode with Timaree Hagenburger in our Excusitarian series.  No time to eat well.  Our time and our health are two of our most important commodities and they both are very much intertwined.  If we do not take the time to eat well, we will not be healthy and our time for disease free happiness will be limited.  During this episode we talk about time, convenience, and perceived cost of eating plant-based.  It may seem like it takes more time to prepare plant-based food at home, but in reality, it doe not compared to driving to a restaruant, parking, ordering, waiting, and driving home.  Even going to the window for fast food requires effort and the expense is on average $8.00 vs those enticing value deals.  These foods leave you wanting more because they do not satisfy the nutrients your body desires and you continue to pick at junk foods trying to get satisfied.  This way also leads to weight gain, feeling poorly, and looking for supplements to help with feeling better and loosing weight.  Presciption and over the counter medication cost for indigestion from eating oily and high fat prepared foods must be added into the cost equation.  How about that extra BP or water pill needed because of the extra salt in take out or restaruant foods? 

You can actually save time by making meatless meals at home.  Vegetables take less time to cook and also carry less risk of bacterial contaminaton and spoiling.  Clean-up is also quicker without the grease and oils that get stuck to the pan with eating animal products and using cooking oils.  We will discuss tips to make being prepared and for avoiding those mindless moments when you grab something that you regret.  

Check out Timaree's book, The Foodie Bar Way and her website and follow her on Instagram @theNutriProf.  

Please visit my website at to learn all of the exciting oportunities we have to offer including an introductory nutrition consult with Addie Dulaney-Majnaric. We believe that ultimate health and wellness can be achieved through plant-based nutrition but it is not an easy especially if you already have health concerns.  We are here and dedicated to helping people achive optimal health and wellness.   Email me at with questions.  Thank you for listening and Happy New Year!


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