Dec 8, 2016

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast-Episode 99-CIM on Plants

This episode is a recap of my California International Marathon experience in Sacramento.  Traveling plant based does not have to be a challenge.  We enjoyed fresh fruit and vegetables at the farmers market, vegan sushi at Lou's and cocount curried root vegetables at The Veg.  I find my recovery post marathon is enhanced by a whole foods plant based diet so much that I am not willing to compromise my health by fast foods or nutirent poor choices.  It does not have to be complicated or fancy.  If you are just beginning to change your diet keep it simple.  Roasted vegetables, soups and salads are an easy way to start.  That said traditions don't have to be abandoned such as Christmas baking.  I have transitioned our family baking traditions to deserts with more fruit and nuts and away from sugar and margarine.  With a little searching you can find more healthy deserts for the holidays that can be enjoyed by all without the consequences of high fat and high sugar alternatives.  

Email me at and visit my website,  Join us January 21, 2017 for a full day of plant based nutrition education.  Tickets can be purchased on  

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Nov 30, 2016

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 98-Thanksgiving Reflections

I hope you had a wonderful plant strong Thanksgiving and your heart was warmed by family and friends.  This is the season of high expectations, traditions and sometimes extra stress.  If you are new to plant based nutrition it could be a time when you give in to holiday temptations.   Stay strong and bring a dish to share.  Change your traditional dishes to plant strong versions such as stuffing balls instead of a stuffed turkey.  Keep moving it is important.  Be the inspiration by sharing colorful plant based dishes.  Stay positive and enjoy the company around you.  This is the time a year when I see a lot of patients with chest pain and heart failure largely because of what they eat.  Eating plant strong will improve your immunity during the cold and flu season and give you plenty of energy to endure the busy schedules of the holiday.  

Ticket sales are posted on for the Second Annual Charlotte County Plant Based nutrition Conference in Punta Gorda, Florida January 21, 2017.  Make plans to join, Dr. Klaper, Timeree Hagenburger, and myself for a fun packed day of learning and fun.  Email me at for  questions and visit the website at  Plant Strong!


Nov 18, 2016

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast-Episode 97-Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving.  In my line of work this is often the beginning of overindulgence with salt, sugar and fat leading to worsening blood pressure, cholesterol and overall heart function.  It is also a time of the year when stress reaches an all time high.  A lot of pressure is placed trying to host the perfect celebration amidst the usual pressures of daily life.  Today I would like to share with you what I discuss with my patients and students regarding the stress of the holidays when it comes to maintaining healthy plant based eating.  Communication is key.  Sometimes just sharing with friend and family that you are going to be eating delicious whole plant foods but not animals takes the pressure off.  Asking for support with your transition is often all that is needed.   My nutrition class is a great place to get ideas from other students about their journey.  It can be a lot of fun making new, beautiful and colorful dishes for the holidays that are also very rich in nutrients.  Eating well and deliciously can be healthy even though it is different.  

We also discuss LDL or the 'bad' cholesterol.  Really the bad LDL is the oxidized version that occurs when LDL comes in contact with free radicals that are abundant after the digestion of animal meats and dairy.  Fruits and vegetables provide antioxidants that help neutralize free radicals and keep LDL from being oxidized.  So if you have excessive LDL in your system but it is not oxidized it is not going to be deposited in your arteries causing plaques and heart attacks.  So eat plants to lower your cholesterol and also keep your LDL out of your arteries.   Check out my website at and follow me on Instagram at jaimeladulaney.  Email me at  


Nov 11, 2016

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Welness Podcast Episode 96-Happy Veteran’s Day

Happy Veteran's Day.  Thank you to all who have served our great country.  I appreciate and honor your sacrifice greatly.  I was raised to belive that through honest hard work anything could be achievable.  This was demonstrated to me by my parents and grandparents.  I love my career as a physician and have rekindled my passion by incorporating plant based nutrition.  I love empowering patients and nutrition students and anyone who will listen that eating plant strong will allow them to take back their health.  This month is Diabetes awareness month. And with over 20 million Americans being diagnosed it is hard not to be directly or indirectly affected by the disease.  Over 75,000 deaths occur each year associated with Type 2 or Adult Onset Diabetes.  The good news is that it is reversible through a plant based diet.  So are many of the complications.  Change is a journey but their are many rewards by eating fully plant strong.  I say go for it 100%.  You may not be perfect at first but keep at it.  It will be well worth the journey.  I would love to help through my nutrition classes here in Port Charlotte, Florida or online.  You can reach me at  and visit my website at  Follow me on Instagam at jaimeladulaney to see what is on my plate.  I love to cook and creat new recipes to share.  Mark your calender for January 21, 2017 for our day long plant based nutrition conference with Dr. Michael Klaper and Timaree Hagenburger RD.  

Moving your body and consider a Turkey Trot to get things rolling.   We discuss why I think marathon running is great fun for all ages.  Thanks for listening and again salute to all of our Veterans. 


Nov 4, 2016

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellnss Podcast Episode 95-Join the Team

Everyone wants to be a part of a team.  The winning team sure, but it is also great to be the underdog.  Being plant strong is certainly a winning choice for health, the planet, and the animals.  However, one can feel like the underdog or quite alone in making the transition.  I often recommend listening to podcasts,  especially mine.  It is also great to join groups that meet for dinner or have monthly speakers.  But the best team of all is the home team.  There is no better support than family.  Well for about anything but nutrition.  Because we have grown up with food likes and dislikes based on our ethnic and cultural backgrounds.  Challenges to these beliefs can be very personal.  However, this is a change that benefits all and is substantially easier and more fun as a home team.  Kids, I'm sorry but you are players not managers of the team.  Parents you are the leaders and the ones that obtains and sifts through knowledge versus marketing.  Parents are in charge of health.  Spouses are team members that have agreed to support the greater cause of the team.  That means keeping the team healthy.  So I challenge you to join the plant strong team as a family effort no matter how big or small.  Celebrate with a plant  strong tailgate at home or at another event.   Take pride in your plant strong healthy team.   Email me a or  


Oct 28, 2016

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episod 94-with Lean Green Dad

"Plant Based Lifestyle is about Love".  That is the walk of Cory Warren of Lean Green Dad.  Initially, it was  a path to help his wife gain back her health from ulcerative colitis and now it is the mission of the entire family.  Cory wants to help other families make the transition to a healthy plant based life.  He has a blog as well as a podcast to promote family tips for staying healthy.  He even sends his eight year old daughter to dance class with a mini crockpot to heat her soups and plant based meals.  What a cool idea that would work for anyone that need to warm a healthy meal.  We talk family and exercise.  He is a Florida Ironman finisher and an avid weight lifter and endurance athlete.  I mentioned a favorite book: Can't Swim, Can't Ride, Can't Run: by Andy Holgate that is very humous with regard to newly triathlete training.  He likes to involve his children in videos about nutrition so that the whole family learns and grows together.  What a cool Lean Green Dad. Check his website and podcast out.  Look for his book to be released in 2017.  If you have questions email me at or checkout my website at  I am on Instagram at jaimeladulaney.  Have a great week. 


Oct 21, 2016

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 93-The Role of Nutrition in Medical School?

"Not every day is a good day" is something my father once told me in my disappointment over how life was going.  But then again there is something good about every day.  My week was not a total success but there were moments of progress.  I also had my eyes opened to the difficulty of educating todays traditional medical doctors.   There is a lot of information and a lot of demand to learn the traditional art of healing through medications and procedures.  How to restore health in the shortness amount of time with the least amount of effort.   My experience with a third year medical student this week exemplified that.  He was so overwhelmed with diagnosing and medications that prevention or health through nutrition was never in view.  Our medical schools need to teach more nutrition in the  first two years and perhaps offer a clinical option for nutritional medicine in the forth year for the few interested.   Then we must wait until the experienced physician opens their eyes to the wonders of prevention through nutrition.  It is not glamorous.  It will never make an episode of Chicago Med or Grey's Anatomy, but it is real.  And when one see's the power of nutrition you cannot turn away.  The progress is slow but rewarding.  Healing without harm.  Educating to empower others to heal themselves.  Email me with questions at and visit the website at  I am available for telemedicine consults through the website as well.  Be well and be plant strong.  


Oct 14, 2016

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 92-Ironman Louisville Recap

What does an Ironman have to do with plant based nutrition?  Well the quick answer is it is what I do for a hobby and what I eat to be healthy.   But it can also be a similar long journey of training to move and to eat more healthfully.  There will be setbacks and successes.  There will be challenges to get the training in and the plants on the table.  People will call you crazy or a "nut" for your choices.  I believe both gets you closer to the positive aspects of humanity.  Our desire to help others and make lives better.  Human and non human lives.  Daniel Kisch says "ignorance and fear are matters of the mind"  Don't let fear block you from being active and healthy.  You are capable of many more things than you can imagine.  

Email me with questions at or visit the website at  Take my nutrition class in Port Charlotte.  Follow me on Instagram at jaimeladulaney to see what is cooking at my house.  Plant Strong!

Oct 1, 2016

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 91-It is All Connected

Have you ever watched a toddler pick something off of the floor.  They do a perfect squat.  Completely balanced.  How about a race here running for the line.   His head lifts up and his legs jet out in front of him and he pulls them back whipping his hooves to the ground.  Fast forward to people walking in the box stores leaning on the carts trying to get one leg in front of the other.   We have lost mobility and connectedness by being sedentary.  I challenge you to move your body and stretch.  Get on the floor and back up.  Try yoga and foam rolling to get your body connected again.  Add that to a nutrient dense plant based diet and your body will stay working like the beautiful machine it was meant to be.  Fueling and moving our body efficiently is the best thing we can do for ourselves and others.  We all have beautiful fluid bodies that are brilliant machines.  I challenge you to find that body within yourself by eating a whole food plant based diet and moving as were designed to do.  

Email me at and visit my website at   I post what I eat on Instagram at jaimeladulaney.  Join me in a push up challenge streak on Facebook.  Day 26 for me.  

Sep 24, 2016

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellnes Podcast Episode 90-with Josh LaJaunie

Is it the "ghost servings" that are holding you back from achieving your goals.  Josh LaJaunie has been there and understands.  He has also learned to love himself enough not to let others sabotage his decision to take his health back.  Josh has lost over 200 pounds, started running and has progressed to now coming in third Overall in the Wildcat 100.  That was not his original goal.  He started just trying to fit in a nice suit for a college presentation.  Then finish a 5K.  Then beat that time and do a 10K.  How about a marathon or a 50K or a 50 miler and more marathons faster.  He believes our bodies were meant to move.  A lot.  I agree.  Eat plants and move your body.  Get out into nature and see the sun come up and feel the sun and the wind.  Believe in yourself enough to say to others I choose to eat vegetables and fruit so that I can move my body and enjoy a long healthy life.  Enjoy this chat with Josh.  Email me a and check out my website at  


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