Apr 11, 2018

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 157 with Addie Dulaney Majnaric, RDN-WVAND recap

Welcome and thank you for listening.  Addie and I have been traveling. We went back to West Virginia for the West Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting.  I was the keynote speaker and did a presentation on reversing lifestyle disease through plant based nutrition.  I presented several of our success stories as well as the science behind plant-based nutrition.  I commend the dedication of registered dietitians and respect their extensive education not only about nutrition but the knowledge needed to understand disease mechanisms and how to apply that knowledge to individuals with unique life circumstances.  We like to say it is all about the food, but we all know that there is much more than a menu to improve someones health.  

I was particularly moved by the hunger problem that faces many rural communities in West Virginia.  Senator John Unger started a dialog with the attendees on how best to address this subject.  The thought of a little boy asking for a second school lunch so that he could give his dinner to his brother brought us to tears and continues to each time I recount it.  Together potential solutions were discussed and plans were made to implement changes to help.  There is a great local farm movement also aimed at feeding West Virginia's poor and bringing family farms in tough with business opportunities to help all parties involved.  

We discuss many other topics that were brought up and I hope that you may also be moved to look into your own community to help and to perhaps visit your local farmers market to support the great things that are done at a local level.

As always, we would love for you to visit the website at doctordulaney.com.  You can reach me at jami@doctordulaney.com.  Your can reach Addie at Addie@doctordulaney.com.  Also check out her website naturallyrootednutrition.com.  Thank you. 

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Mar 31, 2018

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Epiisode 156-Happy Spring

Welcome and thank you for listening.  Spring is in the air.  What a great time to dial up your health and fitness. It is also a time that processed foods spring up and grab you.  One of the processed foods that complicates glucose processing is CRACKERS! They are marketed as containing quinoa, beets, spelt and a host of other "potentially" healthy things but the one ingredient that they all have somewhere is oil.  It may be flaxseed or nuts but it is still oil surrounded by a processed grain that allows the fat to easily escape into the bloodstream blocking the uptake of glucose.   Beware.  

I also spoke about snacking.  Or in reality a nearly constant drip of food into ones body throughout the waking hours. How sly are the food companies to rename candy bars into energy bars and protein bars.  We have learned to fear the hunger pain as it if was a disaster warning.  We keep plying in the food like filling a storage unit full of useless junk.  The cost is high both to our wallets and our health.  

The opposite is fasting.  Letting the body heal between feedings.  The ketogenic folks have ruined this concept by adding in calories from animal fat and protein.  So the benefits of ketone bodies are negated by the addition of the metabolites from animal products causing the body to have to deal with free radicals and inflammation while already in a stressed state.  It is like burning tires with all of the toxins emitted.  

The answer: eat colorful fruits and vegetables.  Eat those 5 cups of greens daily.  Get plenty of fiber.  And do not eat between meals.  

Happy Easter and Passover. Happy Spring.  Peace to all including our newborn animal friends.  Email me at jami@doctordulaney.com and please visit the website at doctordulaney.com.  Thank you for listening. 

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Mar 26, 2018

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 155-Recap of the 3rd Annual Plant Based Nutrition Conference with Addie Dulaney Majnaric

Welcome and thank you for listening.  This episode is a recap of our 3rd Annual Charlotte County Plant Based Nutrition Conference.  A big thank you to all those attending including our speakers: Addie Dulaney Majnaric, RD, Timaree Hagenburger,RD, and Doug Lisle, PhD.  Thanks also to a guest appearance by Nathan Majnaric, Strength Coach for Georgia State University.  I could not be more pleased with the way the conference turned out.  The whole food plant based breakfast and lunch were as beautiful as nutritious.  The topics for discussion flowed seemlessly beginning with Addie's discussion on plant based nutrition for all stages of life.  I added a discussion on  how a harmonious and symbionic coexistence with our microbes at all stages of life is important. Doug Lisle, Phd, discussed his thoughts on our basic human nature trips us up when we expose ourselves to hightly processed foods.  Timaree added a discussion on the plant based nutrition's role in brain health.  Our dynamic registered dietietians did a spectacular job with a cooking demonstration giving pointers for everyday meal preparation for the whole family.  We ended the day with a question and answer session gave everyone the opportunity to improve their understanding of the topics discussed.  We did record and video the sessions and will offer trailers on the website.  It was a fabulous day.  I hope to see all of you and more next year.  

Please feel free to email me at Jami@doctordulaney.com and add at addie@doctordulaney.com.  Visit our website at doctordulaney.com

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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 doctordulaney.com to see the link to Eventbrite.com 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 jami@doctordulaney.com and visit the website, doctordulaney.com to find out more about our practice and the opportunities we have to help you achieve optimal health and wellness. 

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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 doctordulaney.com or email us at jami@doctordulaney.com or addie@doctordulaney.com 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.  

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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 doctordulaney.com 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, doctordulaney.com 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. 

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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 doctordulaney.com to learn how we can help you achieve your optimal health and wellness.  Email me at jami@doctordulaney.com 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.  

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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 jami@doctordulaney.com 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, doctordulaney.com.  We also welcome anyone anywhere to be a part of our membership practice family.  Thank you for listening. 

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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 doctordulaney.com.  Check out Timaree's website, thenutritionprofessor.com and pick up a copy of her book, The Foodie Bar Way.  Thank you for listening. 

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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 atdoctordulaney.com.  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 doctordulaney.com 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 jami@doctordulaney.com.  Thank you for listening. 

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