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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Mar 25, 2017

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 112 with Timaree Hagenburger

Welcome and thanks for listening.  If you previously downloaded an unedited addition I am sorry and honestly do not know how the out takes got added back in.  This episode is the second in a series with Timaree Hagenburger on staying the plant based nutrition course.  Like producing this podcast alone it can be very frustrating and difficult at times.  With all the obstacles one can often ask why?  Sakichi Toyoda who was the founder of Toyota actually asked why 5 times.  Finding the real why makes us perservere in times that are not easy.  We also talked about the power of the pause.  If you can just pause and create a little space before acting you can often remember your why and choose more wisely.  Does having that cheese pizza fit your why?  Or could you still enjoy an evening with friends and a vege pizza without cheese?  We also discussed preparing ahead of time for the if-then situations.  If you are presented with this, then what would the best version of yourself choose.  If you always end up eating something bad when you select this restaurant, then perhaps you can choose ahead of time what you should select and be ready for the temptation.  We referenced a few books as well.  How to Have a Good Day by Caroline Webb and Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield.  Please check out our websites.  https://doctordulaney.com and https://thenutritionprofessor.com.  Email me with questions at jamidulaney@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram @jaimeladulaney and TheNutiProf.  Again I am sorry for the out takes.  

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Mar 15, 2017

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 111-Backyard to Vineyard Challenge

Welcome.  The Backyard to Vineyard Challenge at the Biltmore Estates in Asheville, N.C. is in the books.  I completed a 13.1 mile run on Saturday and a 26.2 mile race the next day.  It was part paved and part dirt road/trail all on the Biltmore property.  The scenery was fantastic and mother nature added another challenge by snowing 3 inches Saturday night with blizzard like snow at the beginning of the race on Sunday.  The roads turned from slush to mud fairly quick giving my trail shoes a great initiation.  Asheville is a plant based eaters paradice with many restarants to choose as well as many cuisines.  The races were well supported with water and nutrition as well.  It was so good we signed up again for next year.  We also chat a little on transitioning your family to whole foods plant based without a mutany from the teenagers.  Bottom line, just don't make a big deal out of it.  Present colorful food that tastes great and back out the bad stuff without making a fuss.  Slip in a few more vegetables even pureed into soups and stews if need be.  Smoothies are a great way to hide a cup of greens for the little ones.  Eliminating dairy will protect them against Juvenile diabetes and arthritis.  

Thanks for listening.  You can email me at jamidulaney@gmail.com.  Please check out my website at doctordulaney.com and I am on Instagram and Twitter @jaimeladulaney.  Thank you and have a great rest of your week. 

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Mar 5, 2017

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 110-Superfood or Whole Food

Time is one of my most precious commodities.  If I just had a few more hours in the day, I could do so much more.  The next thought is often, how can I do that more efficient or quicker? There are a lot of suggestions on how to do just that and they are referred to often as "life hacks".   Nutrition is the first thing that is often "hacked"  Drive through food, frozen dinners, shakes and supplements are just a few.  Is so called "astronaut food" as good as "real food"? Could we live on supplements or dehydrated superfoods?  Would we want to? I often get asked are vegetables powders and proteins ok? or are they just the same?  The first thought is that no one wants their pizza dehydrated or their burger dehydrated but who cares about the beets?  How about the greens?  I care.  I did a little research of my own and came up with a very interesting article from The Johns Hopkins University Press and the Society for the History of Technology call Algae Burgers for a Hungry World? The Rise and Fall of Chlorella Cuisine.  I found it fascinating and so timely.  I hope you enjoy listening to my synopsis of the paper.  I would also like to invite you to plant based Fridays during the Lent Season.  Hold the meat, fish, dairy and oil on Fridays and see how it goes.   Take time to enjoy the flavor and colors of your meal much like spring time.  Notice the aliveness of your plate with the vegetables and fruit and feel the goodness after your meal.  Contact me at jamidulaney@gmail with questions and please visit doctordulaney.com for all that is new.  I would love a review on ITunes or on Google if you enjoy my content.  Thank you for listening. 

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Feb 25, 2017

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast-Episode 109 with Timareee Hagenburger, RD, MpH

Welcome and thank you for listening.  In Today's podcast I reconnect with Timaree Hagenburger, RD, MpH to discuss stumbling blocks for maintaining or perhaps starting a plant based diet.  This episode will kick off a series of podcast discussions with Timaree on being an "excusatarian" vs a "doer"  Sometimes when you actually speak of the excuses they become less real.  Sometimes, you just need help figuring out an alternative.  Perhaps we can help you to make adopting plant based nutrition a little easier or perhaps just perceive it as less of a change and more of an opportunity.  In reality the stumbling block are small and your ability to over come these perceived obstacles to health will not be that hard and can actually be quite enjoyable.  I hope you enjoy listening and please email me with questions at jamidulaney@gmail.com.  Visit my website at doctordulaney.com.  Pick up a copy of Timaree's book, The Foodie Bar Way for great recipes.  Check us both out on Instagram to see what is cooking.  I'm found at jaimeladulaney and Timaree can be found at thenutritionprofessor.  Check out her website as well at www.TheNutritionProfessor.com.  

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