Jun 26, 2017

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Base Wellness Podcast Episode 122-Summertime Nutrition and More

Welcome and thanks for listening.  I hope you are enjoying summer.  To me that means the tropical fruits are ripening and my training is ramping up again for a fall Ironman.  This week I discuss Mamey Sapote, a sweet orange fruit packed with fiber, vitamin c, minerals and beta caratenoids.  We also discuss the basics.  Simple food nutritious food such as corn and potatoes.  Again packed with plenty of protein, vitamins and fiber.  Add some green beans and beets and you can have a great nutritrious meal in less than thirty minutes.  We often get caught up in recipes and sauces which cause us to stray from the kitchen and run to prepared foods already packaged with fatty, salty, chemical laiden sauces.  It is great fun for some to create new recipes but if that is not your thing simply head for a plate of beans, greans, potatoes and another vegetable.  For the teens who rebel remind them that Wimpy ate burgers and Gladiators were predomintately vegan.  Have them check out the mixed martial art Champion Mac Danzig or the worlds strongest man Patrik Baboumian.  Robert Cheeke is an accomplished vegan bodybuilder.  There are many more and the number is growing.  To recover from work outs our bodies need more antioxidants and phytonutirents to help decrease inflamation.  There is plenty of protein tagging along in vegetables to grow muscle without the damaging effects of fat and free radicals.  If you want the athletic edge; eat plant based.  

 

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Jun 15, 2017

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 121-Just Takes 1 to Change Many

Welcome and thank you for listening.  This episode I discuss the positive impact that the United States Humane Society is having on university students around the country.  I was fortunate to be invited to speak at their Food Forward event at Georgia State University.  By educating the food service department on plant based meal options and the preparation, universities are offering many vegan option and even vegan dining halls.  This translates into healthier students, less cost for the university, and is better for the environment.  We also heard from groups connecting small farmers to food banks in North Carolina and Wholesome wave Georgia double SNAP dollars for vegetables and also connects local growers with those who need access to vegetables. It just takes one person reaching out to start a movement towards a healthier population.  It is not about government but about people connecting with other people to show the way to healthier plant based nutrition. I hope you enjoy this presentation and I also hope it inspires you to reach out to others to create a healthier environment for everyone.  Email me at jami@doctordulaney.com with questions and check out my website at doctordulaney.com.  Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @jaimeladulaney.  Have a great week.

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Jun 2, 2017

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 120- My Thoughts for the Week

Welcome and thanks for listening to the podcast.  Today we talk about accentuating the positive.  It is easy to loose focus about being healthy when we surround ourselves with unhealthy people.  Sometimes we are so focused on pleasing others that we let our own health suffer.  I would counter by saying to serve others unhealthy food is not a service but enabling their poor choices.  Keep your house plant strong and be a lighthouse for healthy happy eating.  You need support as well so find a MOAI or a like minded support group of people that can support your plant based choices and support you emotionally.  You are most like the company you keep so try and include some health conscience people in that group.  We are pack animals and do best when we are socially engaged.  Join an exercise group or a plant based food group that can also provide social support.  It is even better if that involves some outside sunshine time.  I challenge you to try a concept called "Earthing" where by you connect to the earth via your skin either by touching the earth or a tree that is planted in the ground.  There is evidence that this can neutralize free radicals thereby decreasing inflammation.    A few deep breaths of fresh air and some sunshing cannot hurt!.  

Email me with questions at jamidulaney@gmail.com and please check out my website at doctordulaney.com.  Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @jaimeladulaney. Thank you for lisenting.  

 

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May 26, 2017

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast-Episode 119 with Timaree Hagenburger-Excusitarian Series-But I am Healthy Already

Welcome and thank you for listening to my podcast.  This week I team up for another Excusitarian Episode with Timaree Hagenburger.  Many people don't feel the need to examine or change their nutrition choices because they feel healthy presently.  You may feel healthy and actually be healthy at the current moment, but how about tomorrow? Or are you really healthy or just comparing yourself to your friends or family members who you perceive to be less healthy than you are.  Lifestye diseases like coronary artery disease, hypertension, diabetes,  and cancer just do not appear overnight.  They can smolder undetected for many years and may present with a catastrophic event like a stroke, heart attack or side effects from long standing glucose intolerance.  Maybe you have accepted that the sluggish feeling at the end of the day is normal or that everyone your age is a little bit overweight.   Timaree and I discuss this "excuse" for not eating a healthy plant based diet.  I would encourage you to take a look at how you really feel.  What would you consider optimal for your state of wellness?  Is aging a mandatory state of decline?  We all age but how fast our body deteriorates is largely in our own control.  I personally would like to live well until I die as opposted to ride the steep curve of continual decline until death.   Eating a plant based diet rich in nutrients and antioxicants can allow your body to heal itself so you can maintain an optimal state of health.  Daily exercise can keep you mobile and help to maintain your muscle and bone mass.  I hope you enjoy our chat.  Check out Timaree at Thenutritionprofessor.com.  Email me at jami@Doctordulaney.com and check out my website at doctordulaney.com.  Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @jaimeladulaney and @thenutritionprofessor and @TheNutriPro.  Have a safe Memorial Day.  I salute  all those who have served in our military and bless those families that have lost loved ones.  

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May 18, 2017

Red Beans, White Beans better than Red Meat, White Meat

Dr Seuss never talked much about green vegetables but he did talk of green eggs and ham.  Sam I am finally got the famous character to eat the green eggs and ham and he liked them.  He liked them everywhere once he tried them.  The reality is that we like what is comfortable and we often attach fond memories to particular foods.  This week I discuss an article published in the British Medical Journal which noted increased all cause mortality with the consumption of red meat versus white meat.  Red meat was beef, pork, or lamb.  They did not say white meat was healthy.  They did find that red meat consumption was associated with multiple lifestyle diseases. I discuss the findings of the paper as well as people's reaction to my sharing the article on Facebook.  This leads me to another quote by Dr Seuss; "Today is gone, Today was fun, Tomorrow is another one".  We have a great opportunity to participate in healing ourselves through green-plants.  There is a whole new world awaiting you full of color and new tastes as well as energy and a positive sense of wellness.   I hope you enjoy the episode.   Email me a jami@DoctorDulaney.com and check out the website doctordulaney.com for more information.  You can also follow me on Instagram and Twitter @jaimeladulaney.  Thanks for listening. 

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May 7, 2017

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 117-Take Control of Your Own Health Care

The greatest gift a teacher can receive is to see a student be successful.  I had the same feeling this week when a patient was successful in curing his diabetes with a whole foods plant based diet.  It was not easy.  His nutrition was not that poor from the sense of the Standard American Diet but nevertheless he had developed diabetes and was starting to have complication.  It is easy to become the victim of diabetes.   Perhaps you have the genetic predisposition for disease.  You don't eat different from those around you.  Your doctor says you have it and will need medicine for the rest of your life but it is controllable.  Your medicine is paid for by insurance perhaps.  Why change?  This is where you have the greatest ability to control your own destiny.  Not with insurance plans but with nutrition.  No deductables.  No side effects except a longer healthier life.  Diabetes cannot be reversed with eating a few more vegetables and continuing the meat, cheese and high fructose corn syrup, oil laden processed foods.  You know the ones.  To be generic they are in a box, a bag, a plastic container or a drink can or bottle.  They say natural or granola or energy in the label.  They cause a quick burst of happiness and high followed by a low requiring the consumption of more.  Sounds like a drug doesnt it.  Eat fruit as much as you want.  Eat vegetables and heaping portions of greens.  Eat potatoes and rice but top them with vegetables not oil and butter.  Then see your doctor to start elimininating those medications.  Email me with questions at jamidulaney@gmail.com.  Check out my website at doctordulaney.com. Follow me on Instagram @jaimeladulaney.  Have a healthy week.

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Apr 29, 2017

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 116 with Timaree Hagenburger-Excusitarian Chapter 3

Welcome to another Excusitarian edition with my guest Timaree Hagenburger, RD, mPH.  Today we address not starting on a plant based journey because you don't know where to start.  The bottom line is you can't fail so jump right in.  Cooking  is not as complicated as the Food Network Chefs would like you to believe.  Beans, greens and a potatoe can be a great meal.  Soup can be made from the overstock of vegetables in your refrigerator.   A variety of vegetables in your crockpot or pressure cooker generates a fabulous nutritious vegetable stock.  You can do "planovers" such as soup over greens the next day.  Or leftover vege tacos.  Turn leftovers into soup.  Cook a batch of beans to have alone, used to make a Budha bowl with a sause, or into a burger.  Take inventory of your pantry and decide what you are going to have for dinner in the morning rather than wait until you are pressured and missing ingredients at the end of the day.   I write down what I am going to have for dinner for several days in a row so I can make a list of what ingredients I need.  This also keeps you from secumbing to vegetable pressure and waste.  Get all of the ingredients out and have a waste bowl for composting so that cooking becomes more organized and enjoyable.  I use the Notes app or Anylist app to keep recipes that I like for later reference.  If we make a soup I note the ingredients so I can remember for next time.  Enlist a cooking buddy to share in the meal prep or have potlucks.  Dining at home with friends is very relaxing.  You get a great meal at less cost in a relaxed environment.  Check out Timaree's book: The Foodie Bar Way for excellent ideas to make everyone happy.  Follow her on Twitter at TheNutritionProfessor and check out her website thenutritionprofessor.com.  Email me with questions at jami@doctordulaney.com and check out my website at doctordulaney.com.  Thank you for listening.  We would love it as well if you would go to ITunes to leave us a great review.   That way we can spread the work to more people.  Thank you

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Apr 20, 2017

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 115-Plants give you Health and Energy

I became a cardiologist largely because my grandparents died from heart disease and I want to be able to help. Preventing has always been more important to me than curing because I have seen what happens once heart disease begins. The same way with diabetes. This past week I experienced being the daughter of a patient with heart disease. Luckily it was the most common arrhythmia we see which is atrial fibrillation. That said it is not to be ignored because it also carries a seven fold increase in stroke rate for those in the arrhythmia not on blood thinners. The realm of medications used to treat this disease vary from very benign to potentially toxic and some can actually cause worse arrhythmias than atrial fibrillation. There is also another side of this arrhythmia in that sometimes the heart can pause for seconds at a time causing one to faint followed by fast rates causing eventual failure of the heart muscle. Bottom line my mother ended up with a pacemaker and a heart catheterization this week. The great news is that she is doing well and the better news is that her coronary arteries are quite nice. I attribute this to her plant based diet. At 84 she does Zumba and is a competitive golfer despite her siblings and parents dying young of heart disease. She has plenty of energy eating plants. No protein deficency and no bone fractures despite a tumble now and then from the ladder she is not suppose to climb. I discuss protein and minerals and the benefits of being active this week. My 50 K is off for now. Many racing opportunities to come. Family first. Email me at jamidulaney@gmail.com with questions. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram @jaimeladulaney. Check out my website at doctordulaney.com. I would love a nice review on Itunes if you can spare a moment. Thank you for listening and eat your greens!

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Apr 7, 2017

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 114-Have Courage and All Will Be Well

Welcome to episode 114.  Have courage, be kind and all will be well...Cinderella.  I will take it one step back and expand.  Most of us start this plant based journey by being curious.  Is there a better way of eating to achieve optimal health?  How much change is enough?  Why has this way of eating not been presented before?  If can then progress to dipping your foot into the world of eating vegetarian or diving all the way to a no oil plant based way of eating.  How do you find the courage? A lot of us would like to know the outcome before we commit to change.  Will it be worth it?  We all know that life does not work that way and we accept that in when forging into change that we want.  It takes confidence in the benefits of eating plant based and cooking to continue on the path.  There are potential obstacles that may be perceived as mountains or mini speed bumps.  Sometimes it is  easier not too look at ourselves and our shortcoming so we can avoid the uncomfortable process of initiating change.  Are you too busy to be healthy?  Busy is a choice that you get to decide.  Busy is a personal decision.  There is always a way to find time to do what you really want to do.  We make those choices everyday.  Let me help you think outside the box.  Email me at jamidulaney@gmail.com and check out my website at doctordulaney.com.  Thank you as always for listening.  

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Apr 1, 2017

Jami Dulaney MD Plan Based Wellness Podcast Episode 113-My Week as A Plant Based Doctor

Welcome.  Thanks for listening.  They call being a physician "The Practice of Medicine".  I have been practicing a long time and I am still learning.  Since adding plant based nutrition education to my practice I have been learning even more.   It is not just about the food and how to make it.  It is about the surrounding why we eat the way we do and the what that prevents us from changing.   Plant based nutrition affects our health in many positive ways just as poor nutrition or the Standard American Diet can affect our health in many different negative ways.  Green plants can help us produce nitric oxide that dilated and heals diseased blood vessels.   Other vegetables can decrease inflammation and boost our healthy immune function.  The fiber in plants feed our good gut microbes that intern help to control cravings and improve mood through improved neurotransmitter function.  Exciting stuff but you have to get started somewhere and that can be difficult.  Especially if you feel all alone or that your health is too far gone.  Strap on your running shoes and come along.  It might not be easy at first but it gets easier and even exciting as you go.  Face your fears and use your mind as your biggest asset instead of your greatest obstacle.  

Email me at jamidulaney@gmail.com with questions.  Check out my website doctordulaney.com for more information about what is going on with my practice.  Follow what I eat on Instagram @jaimeladulaney.  I would also really appreciate a review on iTunes if you like what you hear.  This helps me to reach more people. Thank you for your support. 

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