Aug 13, 2018

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellnes Podcast Episode 174-The ICNM Conference with Addie Dulaney Majnaric, RDN

Welcome and thank you for listening.  I am joined in this episode by Addie Dulaney Majnaric to discuss our trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine.  It was great traveling with Addie not only as my daughter but representing our practice as the only mother-daughter, MD-RDN team practicing plant based nutrition as medicine.  It was great to hear reviews of the literature on the role of plant based nutrition as well as to hear new and exciting research.  

The first speaker was Dean Ornish, MD who could be considered the first person to document with real images of the vasculature a reversal of disease.  His program incorporates movement, stress reduction, social connectedness and plant based nutrition to not only reverse cardiovascular disease but prostate cancer.  

We heard about the cellular mechanisms that plant based nutrition has to reverse diabetes and decrease Alzheimer's disease.  Dr. Saray Stancic gave a wonderful presentation on the treatment of multiple sclerosis with plant based nutrition and the association of cardiovascular risk factors with the development of multiple sclerosis.  

Eating poorly not only causes the development of vascular disease but strongly influences DNA damage leading to cancers and acceleration of the immune response that causes autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and arthritis.  

There were over a 1000 health care providers there to soak up this information and much more.  The message is clear.  In order to prevent and reverse lifestyle diseases, we must adopt and educate our patients on plant based nutrition.  

Addie and I were very excited to have a practice in place that is doing just that.  We have three nutrition classes available to our patients each week that teaches the science behind plant based nutrition and how to implement plant based cooking into ones life.  It is a social environment of encouragement, and we are there personally to guide people in their journey.  To lear more about our practice visit  Please email us at or with questions.  We would love to hear from you and help you to get your plant based journey to health started. 


Aug 4, 2018

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 173-with Dr. Ayesha and Dean Sherzai

Welcome and thank you for listening.  Are your legs strong?  Do nutritional cheat days really matter?  Today my guest Drs Ayesha and Dean Sherzai discuss these things and more.  They call themselves TeamSherzai because they are co directors of the Alzheimer's Prevention Program at Loma Linda University.  After being frustrated with the traditional pharmacologic model of treating dementia, they discovered the best treatment and prevention was founded on nutrition and healthy living. They coauthored a book called The Alzheimer's Solution that discusses the pillars of dementia prevention that include nutrition, exercise, mindfulness and sleep.  We discuss such myths as cheat days, intermittent fasting followed by a poor diet as well as much more. 

Our brains require a great deal of energy to function daily.  This means that blood flow to the brain is extremely important.  Limiting that flow by a systemic blood pressure that is too low, and disease of the arteries feeding the brain can result in cognitive decline.  One way to ensure good nutrient supply to the brain is to exercise daily and build strong legs.  Having strong muscular legs will generate the blood flow needed to perfuse the brain as well as growth factors to promote neuron or brain cell growth and maintenance.  Team Sherzai are believers in good habit development with regards to exercise and nutrition.  It is also important to get these good exercise and nutrition habits developed at a young age in order to prevent decline that can begin in your twenties.  Remember, if we are not growing we are declining.  

Check out their website at and their book The Alzheimer's Solution for a reference on the prevention of dementia. Please visit my website at to find out how our practice is aimed at reversing lifestyle diseases through plant based nutrition and exercise.  Email me at with questions.  Thank you for listening. 


Jul 28, 2018

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 173-What is the Real Cost of Eating Out

Welcome and thank you for listening.  Americans eat out an average of 18.2 meals each month with city dwellers in Houston, Texas leading the pack.  The reported average cost per person ranges from $36.40 to$46.14 per meal.  That is a lot of cabbage. It is also a lot of highly salted, fatty foods that lead to lifestyle diseases.  It is very hard to make good choices without being mindful, and a lot of people decide up front that eating out with friends is fair game for dietary indiscretion.  However, if we continue to eat poorly when we go out then there will never be good options available because restaurants are going to make what sells.  Sure, it is painful at first to have special requests for the chef when dinning out.  But if you support the restaurant on a frequent basis and give them raving Yelp reviews, the restaurant will take note.  They are in business to make money and will provide what is in demand.  Remember, most chefs were trained with butter and salt as bandaids to make things palatable quickly.  

We discuss this dilemma as well as others in this episode. I hope they are thought provoking and offer some potential solutions.  Choosing to nutrition as a means to get healthy is a process and can be very confusing.  I am passionate about supporting people in this journey as opposed to continue the traditional practice of repair things when they break medicine.  Most people consider their health as one of the most important focuses in their lives but often do not connect the role of what they are eating to that outcome.  Check out our website at and email me with questions and comments.  You can sign up for our monthly newsletter on the website to get recipes and helpful hints each month.  If you are looking for a physician interested in helping you take back your health and wellness, contact our office to learn the many options we have for assisting you.  Thank you for listening.  


Jul 21, 2018

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 172-The Opportunity to Change for the Better

Welcome and thank you for listening.  Life expectancy numbers have recently shown the US at number 27, below smaller countries such as Croatia and South Korea despite the billions of dollars we put into "healthcare".  To no surprise to my listeners, it has been attributed to our poor diet with 80% of Americans not getting the RDA for fruits and vegetables.  As I was driving to swim practice, I noticed the line at McDonalds that circled the building at 6am.  Those folks are starting their day behind in nutrients and ahead on toxin production that their body has to take on from the very start of their day.  I was glad to hear my nutrition class  report the fruits they had eaten for a day when we went around the room.  Everyone ate at least 5 servings.  My hope is to even increase that number along with the nutrient density of their vegetable choices each meal.  

If we are not focused on change to improve our health, we will certainly be declining.  We often leave our health for the broken healthcare system to fix.  We follow the leads of our trusted physicians who are often not questioning their practice of medicine and how they might change it to make things better.  In this episode I discuss an example of an unfortunate outcome of a patient following the lead of the healthcare system.  It is not that they meant harm but the protocols moved so fast, and there was such a lack of communication, she became lost in a sea of treatment modalities that seemed to just be causing her more problems.  This is certainly not the case most of the time, but patients deserve to be heard and educated and given the opportunity to ask questions and make their own decisions.  

The most important thing a person can do to assure their health is to eat a whole foods plant based diet.  That is a big change for a lot of people and can be very frustrating and confusing. I hope you find this podcast helpful in your journey to become the healthiest person you can be.  Please email me with questions at and check out our website at for more information about our practice along with educational blogposts and recipes.  Thank you for listening. 


Jul 13, 2018

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 171-Siptopia, Leptins and What the Fork???

Welcome and thank you for listening.  Eating healthy is hard.  There are temptations everywhere you look.  Even the gas station is serving "food".  The reality is that they entice people to come in where they are greeted by sugary drinks and greasy food.  Even at the pump the videos blare of all the treats inside.  As I was pumping gas the other day, the pump was covered with advertisements about the smoothies available inside.  Smoothie?  They are healthy correct? They are not treats.  They are sugar bombs that addict you and your children to simple sugars.  

blareI am joined by Addie Majnaric, RDN for a short rant: What the Fork? about this and a few other things I am sure you will enjoy.  Even Vinnie the cat was amazed.  

I also present an exciting new study about atrial fibrillation and weight loss.  We love helping people use food as medicine and are so excited for our patients that become medication free and full of energy.  

I  also talk about lectins, the new buzz word to sell books and make you feel good about not eating your vegetables.  Spoiler alert, I am sticking to fruits and vegetables to fuel my Ironman training and racing.  

I hope you enjoy the episode and as always email me at and please visit the website at to read my weekly blogpost and get new recipes and ideas to keep you healthy.  Check out my Instagram feed @jaimeladulaney to see what I eat as well.  You should also check out to get great ideas about eating plant based and wonderful nutrition information  

Thank you for listening!


Jul 6, 2018

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 170-with Mushroom Expert Jeff Chilton

Welcome and thank you for listening.  Today I have a special guest, Jeff Chilton.  He is the president of Nammex,, a company that supplies certified mushroom extracts to the US supplement industry. He has been a leader in the field of mushroom science beginning in the late sixties and worked on a mushroom farm as early as 1973.  He was involved in the cultivation and development of the shiitake, oyster and enoki mushroom sales beginning in 1978.  His experience took him to China during the 1990s where he introduced the standardization of organic mushroom farming. The medicinal portion of the mushroom lies in the percentage of beta glucans.  Jeff has been involved extensively in the chemical testing of the amount of beta glucans in extracts as well as DNA testing to determining the authenticity of the extracts.  

During this episode we discuss all things mushrooms including their life cycle, when organic varieties are best and what makes a mushroom a must for people wishing to achieve optimal health and wellness.  

Jeff and I both eat mushrooms several times a week.  He believes that shiitake is one of the most health promoting grocery store mushroom varieties  you can purchase on a regular basis.  85% of medicinal mushroom extracts come from organic farms in China making them a leader in organic mushroom farming.  We would encourage you to try different varieties of mushrooms available in your local grocery store or asian markets.  King Oyster mushrooms are one of my favorites and are known to have little chemical exposure even if not organic.  

Be aware that foraging for wild mushrooms takes an education.  Take time to learn from a reliable guide before sampling wild mushrooms.  The wrong variety could lead to fatal liver failure so get educated.  Jim suggests learning one or two local varieties well before venturing out on your own.  

Check out Jim's website at as well as if you would like to try some quality tested extracts.  Feel free to email me at  and visit the website at to see what is happening with our practice focused on food and movement as medicine.  Thank you for listening.  


Jun 29, 2018

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 169-Moving Yes, Supplements No

Welcome and thank you for listening.  I remember taking a Flintstone vitamin as a kid.  I liked the cherry ones, and I cannot be certain what happened to the purple ones.  I also took a vitamin when I started running for no reason other than I was becoming more healthy.  It seemed like the right thing to do.  I switched to a mail a way vitamin when I met an really fit elderly gentleman running and he said that he took them.  In a study reviewing the published data on vitamins  in the Journal of the the American College of Cardiology looking at the CVD prevention and Treatment (volume 71, issue 22, June 2018) they found that multivitamins along with vitamin C, D, calcium, selenium showed no effect on preventing CVD.  In fact niacin actually made things worse.  Only folic acid had some protection against strokes and folate is abundant in a plant based diet so no worries there.  We discuss this and a study from the JAMA Psychiatry published June 27, 2018 showing the benefits of exercise on Cardiovascular death and depression.  

Sometimes we are afraid to start a new exercise or challenge our bodies.  We fall into the mode of needing a rest day or protecting ourselves from potential injury from exercise to the point that we don't actually gain the benefits that we might potentially gain.  We saw this in our membership with a squat challenge.  People were afraid to start or push themselves because they have been told or believe that they will further damage their bodies.  For those who made the leap and did the challenge, they felt empowered by their abilities and their gains in strength over the month.  This is exactly what make our practice so unique.  By sharing experiences, others in the practice become motivated to try new things and together the group grows healthier.  

If you would like to be a part of a positive, motivating group of people dedicated to living as healthy as possible, check out our website at . Email me at with questions call the office for a free consult to discuss how our practice might help you to reverse lifestyle diseases.  

Happy July 4th and God Bless America. 


Jun 23, 2018

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 168-Hints for those who want More

We all want more but at what cost. There are a lot of attachments to more.  With more SAD food comes more disease. However, with a more plant based diet comes more health.  They go together and cannot be separated.  If you drive on the wrong side of the road there is a good chance you will get in an accident.  Not always but eventually your luck will run out.  That is were the conflict lies.  We really really don't want to compromise, ever.  We all eventually do.  So would it not be better to choose more health?  The compromise would be you have to learn to cook colorful, tasty, beautiful food that is also health promoting.  You get more than you give hands down.  

People start most diets knowing full well that is it temporary and they can hopefully fix their problem and go back to the same old way of eating and hopefully it will last for a while before the problem finds them again.  The faulty logic is that the quick fix diet changes the surface only.  The car looks clean but the frame and engine are still in disrepair.  

Nothing is as good as the original equipment when it comes to the body and to food.  If you process that bean or potato into a chip or pill it will never be as good as the whole food. If you have to have parts removed or replaced, your body will never function as good as it did before.  

Holding on to oil, or animal flesh or processed animal fluids is not the way to health, and is quite frankly, a high price to pay for life itself.  

Eat fruits and vegetables as close to their original form as possible.  Get a minimum of 60 minutes of exercise each day.  Maintain a positive outlook and smile.  You will gain more health from those things than virtually any prescription out there.  

Check out my website at for information about how we can assist you in reaching your optimal health and wellness.  You can subscribe to our monthly newsletter there and get many free recipes and other helpful hints.   Email me at with questions.  Thank you for listening. 


Jun 15, 2018

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 167-Fathers Day

Welcome and thank you for listening.  Happy Father's days to all of the dads that tune in.  This episode is dedicated to  my father who has passed.  It is my hope that by getting this message that plant based nutrition can reverse lifestyle diseases, many dads will not necessary develop these terrible diseases at such a young age.  What has always been done does not often has little to do with what should be done.  Working long hours and not taking time to care for one's one health does not help anyone in the long run.  What is accepted as comfort food or rewards for stress or a quick snack to keep us going often takes it's toll over the long run.  The reality is those so called treats are not even savored but eaten in a hurry while doing something else.  

What really matters is the time you spend with those your care about not what you eat when you are around them.  Can we be healthy and eat comfort food once in a while? It depends on your why.  If it is to reverse disease and live the best and the healthiest you can then I believe the answer is no.  

It is my wish that you find health and happiness being active with those around you that you care most about.  It is not the comfort food but the comfort shared with others experiencing the beauty that this planet has to offer.  

Feel free to email me with questions at  Check out the website at to see how we can assist you in achieving your optimal health and wellness.  You can sign up for our monthly newsletter at no cost to receive monthly tips on how to be the healthiest you.  Thank you for listening.  


Jun 7, 2018

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast -Epiode 166 :What the Fork with Addie Majnaric RDN

Welcome and thank you for listening.  Today is a "What the ForK" episode on supplements.  It seems impossible that  there are so many benefits from eating a whole foods plant based diet and those claims certainly can generate a lot of discussion and debate.  Luckily, there are many scientific papers to back up those claims as well as observational studies of large populations living healthy eating a plant based diet.  The sad part is that there is not much money in carrots or cabbage.  At is is not mouth watering to look at when presented in the whole form without a cheese sauce or bacon on top of it.  But the food manufacturers know there are benefits and still would like to make money on the associated with plant so in comes the powder and supplement markets to make the same thing only better and in a chocolate flavored powder.  So we are willing to pay $50.00 for a canister of pea protein but not $2.00 for a bag of peas.  Peas are not sexy.  Protein powder is.  But you miss out on all the other things peas have to offer with only protein portion has been extracted.  People hate peas!  The protein powder sells.  Go figure.  

Take it one step further.  How about the claims that a particular protein, collagen will be absorbed without being metabolized and taken up where we would like, our wrinkles and skin and make us look younger.  Or taken up in the whole form and make us stronger.  How about eating powdered bones to make our bones stronger?  We all agree that eating protein powder all day long while sitting in a recliner will not make us strong.  So how does bone do it.  

Today Addie and I will discuss this and more.  I hope you enjoy our rant.  Please email us with questions at or and visit the website at  Also, check out all of the information on Addie's website at Thank you for listening.  


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