Nov 22, 2017

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 141-Happy Thanksgiving from My Heart to Yours

Happy Thanksgiving.  Thank you for listening.  Thanksgiving is the beginning of the holiday season that despite all of the happy times with friends and family can also be very stressful.  It can also be the undoing of a lot of health gains made in the preceding months.  I would like to offer some tips to enjoy great meals without the artery clogging side effects of traditional holiday meals.  Take for instance the green bean casserole made famous by the Campbell's soup people.  Instead of the soup, substitute a mushroom sauce or gravy over fresh mushrooms.  Make your own stuffing with sprouted bread, celery, leeks and vegetable broth.  Doing these things can save many grams of sodium. This can drive up blood pressure.  Add the excessive oil and vascular constriction can lead  There is a 33% increase in heart attacks from Thanksgiving until the end of the year.  This does not need to happen.  

The new guidelines for hypertension make a BP greater than 130/80mmHG the definition of hypertension.  This increases the number of people with the diagnosis much greater with a substantial proportion of the newly diagnosed under age 45.  The recommendation is to treat these newly diagnosed with lifestyle modifications.  However, just recommending that people eat healthier and exercise is unlikely going to result in a substantial change in behavior.  

I hope you find your why for choosing plant based nutrition.  I hope that I can be some assistance in helping you to make the transition and continue on your journey to achieve your optimal health and fitness.  Check out my website at or email me at  


Nov 9, 2017

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 140-with Ken Botts of the Humane Society of the US

Welcome and thank you for listening.  Today I feature Ken Botts.  He is the food service and sustainable food system strategist of the US Humane Society.  His tag line is appropriately making the world a better place one plate at a time.  He realized eating predominately plant based helped him perform better in his sport of Judo at an early age.  He entered a career in food service at the University of North Texas and with his dedication to service listened to the students and developed one of the countries first vegan dinning halls.  It grew within the University becoming one of the most popular dining halls on campus to being the model for many other Universities including Harvard.  Ken joined the Humane Society of the United States to partner with Universities as well as other large institutions to provide a vegan dinning experience.  Helping people and helping animals is what Ken is all about.  Enjoy listening to the delightful gentleman spread his positive insights into the future of dinning.  You can follow Ken on Twitter @KenBotts.  Check out the Food Forward Events the Humane Society is sponsoring as well as other educational opportunities.  

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Nov 4, 2017

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 139-Excusitarian Series with Timaree Hagenburger; It is in my genes

"Never let your fear decide your future".  Although this quote is taken out of context from the Cinderella movie, it offers some good medical advice.  This is especially true when it comes to our genes.  We all have them and they all get confused at times and make the wrong proteins which can cause the wrong cells to start to grow and get out of control.  However, we are not just along for the ride.  We have control through our actions on what genes get turned on and how far things get out of control.  The main action we do daily is eat.  Our nutrition plays a much greater role in our health that our genes.  The ratio is probably closer to 80-90% exposure and 10-20% genetic predisposition.  We can turn genes on and off by eating foods that harm us or help us.  November is prostate cancer month and Alzheimers awareness month.  Both have a genetic component and both are strongly influenced by what we eat.  Dr. Dean Ornish did a study looking at prostate cell growth when tumor cells were exposed to the blood of patients on a whole foods plant based diet.  The tumor cells not only shrunk but 453 genes were turned off that were associated with prostate cancer.  A similar situation exists with the gene for Alzheimer's risk, ApoE4.  If you possess  2 of the ApoE4 genes your risk of Alzheimer's is 9 times that of the general population in the United States.  However, native Algerians often have 2 genes and a very low incidence of Alzheimer's.  They eat a mainly plant based and very high fiber diet thus not giving the ApoE4 cholesterol carrying gene a chance to work.  Timaree and I discuss these things and how your everyday choices affect your genetic outcome.  So let your nutritional choices make your future something to look forward to instead of fear.  

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Oct 27, 2017

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 138 with Addie Majnaric RD-Breast Cancer Prevention

Welcome and thank you for listening.  October is breast cancer awareness month.  Much of the attention is focused on detection and a hope for a cure.  This podcast is about prevention and empowerment.  Addie Dulaney-Majnaric joins me today as we discuss ways to prevent breast cancer and the hope and power every women deserves.  Women have been a victim to barbaric surgeries and treatments that have not resulted in longer lives but longer lives knowing they have cancer.  Wearing pink and hoping for a rescue is not the answer.  However, eating a nutrient dense plant- based diet and exercising will help significantly to decrease the risk of developing cancer and preventing a recurrence. 

In today's podcast we discuss the role of dairy fueling DNA damage, promoting cancer and it's role in promoting growth of the tumors though the casein protein and high estrogen levels associated in drinking a fluid full of growth hormones.  Eliminating dairy is just the beginning.  We can eat a colorful plant based diet rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients that will hep to decrease angiogenesis in tumors and stop the grow of tumors.  Add mushrooms, and berries of all varieties to your diet daily.  Those same nitric oxide producing cruciferous vegetables like broccoli also decrease abnormal blood vessel growth.  As the mothers and matriarchs in our families, we need to set the example for healthy eating to prevent disease and set our children on the path to nutrient dense disease fighting nutrition for a healthier generation tomorrow.  

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Oct 21, 2017

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 137-It is Pumpkin Season!

Welcome and thank you for listening.  It finally feels a little like fall in Florida.  That means am runs start less than 80 and pumpkins are in the stores.  Both are welcomed.  Buying fresh pumpkins to eat can be a little intimidating.  However, the taste and nutritional value are superb.  A couple of easy ways to cook are to roast in the oven until the skin comes off easily or in an electric pressure cooker.  Pumpkin is actually nutrient dense and low in calories.  They contain lots of beta carotene and vitamin A.  They have been shown to be good for macular degeneration.  The seeds are also a good source of vitamins and Omega-3 fatty acids.  Ginger goes well with pumpkin and also packs a big punch with regards to anti-oxidants and phytonutrients.  The non volatile substances in ginger root such as gingerols, shogaols, and paradols have lots of anti inflammatory properties.  They help to neutralize oxidation in the body that leads to inflammation, atherosclerosis and DNA damage.  I  talk about these and much more during the episode.  I also wanted to share some thoughts I have on the head games we all play with regard to exercise and nutrition.  I hope I shed some insight.  Just like most things in life the more you put in, the more you get out of your efforts.  However, there is a progression and we need to be patient with our bodies as they heal.  You did not get diabetes or vascular disease overnight so it takes a little patients to get things reversed.  The fabulous news is that it CAN be reversed.  Work hard, be mindful and enjoy health.  

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Oct 14, 2017

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast-Episode 136-Try Not to Get In Your Own Way

Welcome and thank you for listening.  It is breast cancer awareness month.  Most awareness is about detection and donating money for a cure.  What about prevention? I do not believe fear is the answer but insead, empowerment. What can we do as individuals to protect against cancer or prevent it's recurrence?  It takes attention and commitment.  Nutrition plays a huge role. Eating animal protein stimulates the growth of tumor cells.  How much?  Dr. Campbell's reseach shows an association even with 6% of calories coming from animal protein.  As it goes over 10% there is a marked increase.  Eating cruciferous vegetables and green leafy vegetables slows the growth of cells.  There is no down side to a diet high in fruit and vegetables along with whole grains.  Increasing your fiber decreases your risk.  Being overweight is associated with increased cancer risk.  Lean up to help yourself. 

I heard some very good advise today about being mindful while running and listening to the Finding Mastery Podcast with Robert Rabbin.  I discussed his suggestions with regard to adopting a whole foods plant based diet.  To paraphrase, he shared to speak truthfully, listen intently, be creative, be present and pay attention.  

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Oct 7, 2017

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Podcast Episode 135- with Addie Majnaric RD

Welcome and thank you for listening.  We are close to 200,000 downloads!  Help me to spread the word and share the podcast with your friends.   I am proud to have my daughter on the podcast today.  Addie Dulaney-Majnaric RD.  In our house we believe everything happens for a reason.  Our journeys unfold just as they should.  Addie became a collegiate  rower at West Virginia University after participating in many sports other than rowing growing up.  Sharing an Alma Mater with her is very special. It was there that she found her mentor sports dietitian.  Addie went on to finish her nutrition studies degree, internship and board exams to become a registered dietitian.  It is my pleasure to have her working with the practice.  She is available for all of the level 2 online members as well as the full members to consult with as a part of the practice.  This adds a great component of care and support to the practice.  We will be posting the nutritional content of our recipes for class and the website so that everyone can learn.  I hope you will enjoy this personal favorite interview of my with Addie.  Please check out the website at to learn more about the opportunities to achieve optimal health and wellness.  Feel free to email Addie at and myself at  Follow us on Instagram at jaimeladulaney and beans_and_blessings.  We could always use a 5 star review on iTunes as well.  Thank you.


Sep 29, 2017

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 134: I am a Plant Based Ironman!

Welcome and thank you for listening and following me.  The Ironman race is over and I completed my fifth Iron distance race.  This is actually a little longer than usual.  It is a 2.4 mile swim, a 116 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run.  I feel great, now.  I discuss the details in this episode.  I feel I have recovered so quickly secondary to the emphasis I made on eating lots of greens and fruit.  There are many things I could have done better.  I look forward to more endurance challenges.  Somehow, enduring fatigue and discomfort helps to make life a little more clear.  I got to spend the day playing outside swimming, biking and running.  I improved my strength and mental toughness and I witnessed kindness, laughter, and the feeling of being a part of something bigger than just a race.  It was a day when differences were cast aside and people raced to do their best and encourage others to do their best.  I saw no anger or hostility and I saw plenty of human kindness.  Yes I cannot wait to do it again.  I hope you enjoy the podcast.  Feel free to email me at and visit the website at  Follow what I eat on Instagram @jaimeladulaney.  Sign up for the newsletter to hear what is happening in my membership practice.  I would love to help you achieve ultimate health and wellness.  


Sep 20, 2017

Episode 133-with Timaree Hagenburger and the Excusitarian Series

Welcome and thank you for listening.  This Excusitarian episode with Timaree is entitled; I can't eat well because I have to cook for my busy family.  It can be a big challenge to eat healthy yourself if your family is used to take out and fast foods.  Or if you are cooking plant based for yourself and your family wants the Standard American Fat filled diet.  The take home message is "the burden is the gift" as the Nutrition Professor states it.  It is up to the cook of famiy to create a safe eating environment that provides the nutrients necessary for children to grow and develop and adults to maintain health and wellness.  This cannot be accomplished at the drive through window or from a box that only needs to be microwaved.  But it does not need to be complicated and it should be quite tasty and wonderful to see and smell.  Find the go to meal that everyone can enjoy.  Add color to you plate.  Timaree makes a Cheezy Parm that consist of nutritional yeast, 1/2 cup of nuts, garlic powder, and lemon zest all pulsed together and then used to sprinkle on steamed greens or to top a potato.  Besides her book, The Foodie Bar Way we discussed Nudge by Richard Thaler and The Little Things  by Andy Andrews.  Check out for great tips and recipes.  You can find me at  Email me with questions at


Sep 13, 2017

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 132-Hurricane Irma Plant Style

Welcome and thanks for listening.   I am relieved to have survived Hurricane Irma and my thoughts and prayers go out to all the people affected by Harvey and Irma.  In this episode I discuss my preparations for Irma and my plant based routine.  It is certainly easier to do if you have been plant strong for some time but can be done quite easily and affordably.  Just like preparing for a Hurricane you need to prepare your home to be plant strong.  That means having plenty of dried goods like beans and grains.  Potatoes  and onions keep well in a dark pantry.  I witnessed people buying chips and fried frozen junk food that not only does not last but will not help you to sustain stressful and sometimes demanding times.  We can be victims of desasters or use them to learn and grow and become stronger.  Are you prepared to go without power?  Can you work outside and walk distances without tiring.  If not now is the time to make a plan to get into good physical shape.  Of course that begins with a plant strong diet full of anti oxidants and antiinflamatory nutritents.  If you are not sure what to do let me guide you.  Visit the webside at or email me a


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