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.  


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. 


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. 


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. 


Jan 21, 2018

JamI Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 148 with Addie Dulaney-Majnaric, RD

Welcome and thanks for listening.  How do we measure success when it comes to wellness or in becoming plant based.  Is it a few more vegetables or a loss of weight?  Perhaps a better HgA1C measuring glucose control.  The excitement that plant based nutrition can help to reverse lifestyle diseases is often dampened by the difficulty in making a change.  After all, only 6 % of the US population is vegan, so there are a lot of stumbling blocks as marketing efforts are not geared toward your newly adopted lifestyle.  So how can we keep from being derailed and falling into our previous eating habits? 

In this episode Addie and I help you to focus on your successes.  Think of the ultimate reward of optimal health and wellness but focus on the smaller goals along the way and celebrate your successes along the way.  Each medicine that we wean people off of is a huge milestone that was often not thought possible a few months earlier.  But blood glucose values do not return to normal in a steady progression but decline more on a wave like curve.  Each day the insulin levels go down there is a decrease in total body inflammatory markers.  This results in more energy and less joint discomfort and better blood flow to all parts of the body.  Celebrate your success by journaling or sticky notes on the fridge.  Fill a jar with little hand written notes of your triumphs no matter the size.  Take them out and read them when you feel your progress is slowing.  We are happy to be a part of your health journey and look forward to hearing from you.  Email us at addie@doctordulaney.com or jami@doctordulaney.com.  Visit the website at doctordulaney.com and sign up for our monthly newsletter to keep in touch with the latest news.  Go to eventbrite.com and sign up for our 3rd Annual Charlotte County Plant Based Nutrition Conference, March 24, 2018.  Thank you for listening.


Jan 12, 2018

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 147 with Dr. Victoria Sweet

Welcome and thank you for listening.  This podcast may be more for me than you.  It is a podcast down memory lane with regards to the practice of medicine.  When I went to medical school it was about the practice of medicine not the delivery of healthcare.  The patient was the sole focus.  How to rid them of disease  or fix what was broken.  Now it is about economies of scale and numbers to treat with regard to cost effectiveness.  It is about seeing 40,50,70 patients a day with little time spent at the bedside and most of the time in front of a computer screen.  The results are not better for anyone involved; at least not for the patient or the doctor.  I stumbled upon Dr. Victoria Sweet's book, God's Hotel looking at a Direct Primary Care Site.  God's Hotel was Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco,  California.  A 1200 bed hosptial that cared for the city's poor in large 37 bed wards.  Where doctors had time to spend with their patients and participate in their healing and their lives.  It was isolated from the healthcare system of policies and procedures, patient disposition rounds, electronic medical records, and the 3rd party payer system and rules.  Dr. Sweet spent 25 years there practicing medicine while she earned her PhD in the History of Medicine.  Her experience there lead to her publishing the book, God's Hotel and subsequently, Slow Medicine, The Way to Healing.  LaGuna Honda Hospital could not remain hidden forever.  Healthcare arrived and the hospital was rebuit along with the new ways of healthcare.  We talk about medicine and healthcare.  The physical examination and connection with our patients, the need to bring human kindness and compassion back into medicine and much more.  

I would like to thank her personally for the reassurance of my own path to take back the practice of medicine through a Direct Primary Care Model.  It is the path less traveled to limit the number of patients I see so that each patient is cared for in all aspects of disease and health.  Choosing to teach plant based nutrition to my patients as a way of reversing lifestyle diseases instead tempory treatments with medications and invasive procedures has revitalized my practice of medicine.  There is nothing more important than our health.  If you have any questions please email me at jami@doctordulaney.com and please visit the website at doctordulaney.com.  You can learn more about Dr. Sweet at @GodsHotel on Facebook.  Check out her TEDxMiddlebury talk on youtube.com,  The efficiency of inefficiency.  

Thank you for listening. 


Jan 5, 2018

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 145-Excusitarian Series with Timaree Hagenburger, RD- No Time to Eat Well

Welcome and Happy New Year.  This is the 9th episode with Timaree Hagenburger in our Excusitarian series.  No time to eat well.  Our time and our health are two of our most important commodities and they both are very much intertwined.  If we do not take the time to eat well, we will not be healthy and our time for disease free happiness will be limited.  During this episode we talk about time, convenience, and perceived cost of eating plant-based.  It may seem like it takes more time to prepare plant-based food at home, but in reality, it doe not compared to driving to a restaruant, parking, ordering, waiting, and driving home.  Even going to the window for fast food requires effort and the expense is on average $8.00 vs those enticing value deals.  These foods leave you wanting more because they do not satisfy the nutrients your body desires and you continue to pick at junk foods trying to get satisfied.  This way also leads to weight gain, feeling poorly, and looking for supplements to help with feeling better and loosing weight.  Presciption and over the counter medication cost for indigestion from eating oily and high fat prepared foods must be added into the cost equation.  How about that extra BP or water pill needed because of the extra salt in take out or restaruant foods? 

You can actually save time by making meatless meals at home.  Vegetables take less time to cook and also carry less risk of bacterial contaminaton and spoiling.  Clean-up is also quicker without the grease and oils that get stuck to the pan with eating animal products and using cooking oils.  We will discuss tips to make being prepared and for avoiding those mindless moments when you grab something that you regret.  

Check out Timaree's book, The Foodie Bar Way and her website Thenutritionprofessor.com and follow her on Instagram @theNutriProf.  

Please visit my website at doctordulaney.com to learn all of the exciting oportunities we have to offer including an introductory nutrition consult with Addie Dulaney-Majnaric. We believe that ultimate health and wellness can be achieved through plant-based nutrition but it is not an easy especially if you already have health concerns.  We are here and dedicated to helping people achive optimal health and wellness.   Email me at jami@doctordulaney.com with questions.  Thank you for listening and Happy New Year!


Dec 29, 2017

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode144-with Eric O’Grey-Walking with Peety

Welcome and thank you for your support as 2017 comes to a close.  I look forward to many exciting guests and topics to discuss  in 2018.  This episode is near and dear to my heart.  The story of Walking with Peety is a story about recovering health and happiness largely because of the love of a companion dog.  Eric thought he was getting a dog at the shelter so that he would be forced to walk twice a day which would help him get back in shape as he adopted a plant based diet.  In reality Peety adopted Eric and showed him unconditional love and dedication.  He introduced him to a world that Eric thought wanted nothing to do with an overweight lonely man. Together they grew into lean, healthy, outgoing companions.  Eric is now paying it forward by promoting a healthy plant based lifesytle along with the rewards of adopting a shelter animal.  It is a book about kindness and hope.  I believe everything always works out for a reason.  Walking with Peety certainly supports this notion.  Check out their website at EricandPeety.com.  He is on facebook as well.  Also check out the video, Eric and Peety, a Mutual Rescue on YouTube.  

I hope this book inspires you to continue on your journey to achieve optimal health and wellness in the new year.  Please feel free to email me at jami@doctordulaney.com and check out the website at doctordulaney.com.  We would love to help you take back your health by joining our membership practice.  We take pride in treating our member patients as we would like our family members to be treated.  Happy and Healthy New Year!


Dec 16, 2017

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 143-Plant Based For the Holidays

Welcome and thank you for listening.  It is the most wonderful time of the year.  And it can be the most stressful time of the year.  As a cardiologist, I often see more patients because of the food choices that they make.  High fat, sugar and salty foods are all around and presented as an award for having made it though another year.  Health can be ignored until January 1 when we promise to focus on new resolutions.  But plant based nutrition does not have to be all fire and brimstone. I would like to help you navigate the seas of fat and salt and have you experience joy and satisfaction with healthy choices and alternatives that allows you to enjoy the holidays fully.  Think of preparing a colorful table with a variety of vegetables, fruits, spices and herbs that is pleasing to the eyes and the palate.  Most traditional appetizers can be made plant based such as a spinach and artichoke dip, stuffed mushrooms, or vegan sushi.  Get your antioxidants with a cranberry salad with walnuts and oranges or caramelized  apples.  Baked pears with a cinnamon glaze and raspberries can make the table look amazing.  Get help from the family making a holiday vegetable snowman or wreath.  Make a hummus tasting talbe with a varety of different flavors such as black bean, chickpea, or red peppers.  Add a topping station to allow guests to creat their own flavor additions with colorful peppers and olives.  

But remember to get your exercise in as well.  Nothing better to handle the stress of the holidays than a good run, swim or bike ride.  The choice is yours but keep all your parts mobile.  We discuss these things and much more during the episode.  

And perhaps the most exciting news is ticket are on sale for the 3rd Annual Charlotte County Plant Based Nutrition Conference being held at Twin Isle CC, March 24, 2018.  Get your tickets now at Eventbrite.com.  We are also ofering private health and nutrition consultations on March 23, with myself, Timaree Hagenburger, RD and Addie Dulaney-Majnaric,RD as well as two Yoga classes so check out the website.  Please check out Doctordulaney.com for all the latest information.  Email me at jami@doctordulaney.com for any other questions.  Thank you and may all your days be Healthy and Bright. 


Dec 8, 2017

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 142-With Addie Dulaney-Majnaric-Should we all avoid gluten?

Welcome and thanks for listening.  Gluten is the new villain on the nutrition scene or so it seems.  Many people don't even know what it is but they are sure they need to avoid it.  Actually, it is a mixture of complex proteins;glutenins and gliadins that are not completely digestable in some individuals.  Celiac disease is diagnosed in people with the genotype HLA-DQ2 or HLA-DQ8 along with flattening of intestinal villi leading to malabsorption and many other inflamatory mediated symptoms such as headaches, joint pain, abdominal pain and bloating amd many more.  Even though 40% of the population can have the genotype only about 2% of those develop the disease.  Gluten sensitivity has no known associated biomarkers or intestinal changes but can result in many of the same symptoms.  Gluten is found in wheat, barly and rye and people with celiac need to avoid these grains as well as processed foods that may have been processed in a gluten containing facility.  Another similar diagnosis is a wheat allergy or sensitivity which is usually a more allergic type reaction of hives, rash, or even throat swelling.  Addie and I discuss how one can go about making the diagnosis and how to avoid gluten if necessary.  Remember, however, gluten is not harmful in people without gluten sensitivity or Celiac and has been associated with improved gut mibrobiota as well as decreased vascular disease.  

We woud love to help you sore these symptoms as well as other conditions related to nutrition.  Please check out the website at doctordulaney.com or email us at jami@doctordulaney.com or addie@doctordulaney.com.  Follow us on Instagram @jaimeladulaney and @mini_maj_clan. Thank you for listening.


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