Jun 23, 2022

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 393: Leadville Trail Marathon Recap

Welcome! and Thank you for listening. 


This episode is a recap of the Leadville Trail Marathon located at Leadville, Colorado.   It is the highest elevation marathon in the United States at 10,000 ft climbing to Mosquito pass at 13.186 ft. 


Finish time: 8:41:46

Distance 26.4 miles covered


552 people completed the marathon.  43 Did not finish.

133 finishers over the age of 50. 

1 70 year old man finished as oldest finisher. 


Predictors of slower time: Not living at altitude and over 50. 


Lessons learned:

Hill training important

Rock training equally important


Plans to improve:

Hill training

Strength training for foot speed

Balance and mobility training for uneven terrain


Nutrition discussion: Herbs and spices to improve immune function.


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Jun 10, 2022

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 392-Alzheimers Awareness Month

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June is Alzheimers awareness month.  I think a better name would be Alzheimers prevention month.  Alzheimers is one of many subtypes of dementia.  It is mainly a pathologic diagnosis described as abnormal amyloid plaques and protein tangles in the neurons.  Symptoms are usually progressive but the onset and course of progression is variable.  The diagnosis is devastating and frightening because of the lack of curative therapies and loss of the ability to care for ones self.  An early diagnosis often leaves the patient and family alone to fear for the future and grab at any potential therapy available.  

As a cardiologist, I have treated many patients with dementia.  More importantly, I experience caring for a patient with dementia, my father.  Watching a loved one fade away mentally while their body is still there is very difficult.  The best treatment we have to date is prevention.  

The risk factors for dementia are not unlike other lifestyle diseases.  Good news is that prevention is similar.  Waiting until the diagnosis in the case of dementia is not the time to make lifestyle changes.  It is too late for significant reversal once the diagnosis is made.  Slowing of progression can occur with diet and exercise but the time to act is while you are still healthy.  How you live your 40s and 50s may ultimately determine your dementia in later years.  

I will offer some suggestions for diagnosis, prevention and nutritional and physical therapies.  Most of all, I offer hope to prevent and to cope with whatever challenges you may face.  

Thanks for listening.  Email me at jami@doctordulaney.com with questions.






Jun 3, 2022

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 391: Bad Things Happen to Good People

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Why do bad things happen to good people?  Some say there is always something good that comes out of bad situations, but it can be hard to appreciate them early on.  How does this apply to nutrition?  We would like to think that we are bullet proof with regards to illness if we eat a plant-based diet.  But there are many other factors that can result in illness as well as diet.  We tend to put a lot of extra pressure on ourselves defending our dietary choices.  Afterall, we gave up junk food to be healthy, right? The world is watching our sacrifices.

So, if we are not guaranteed perfect health, should we even bother to do all of this cooking and sacrificing?  A study of one is hardly scientific, and we really only have one shot at this life.  The choice is yours, but I would ask one additional question?  Do you believe that fruits, vegetables, and whole grains cause disease?

If the answer is no, then perhaps they may still be helping your body to heal from the illness. 

In this podcast I will discuss health promoting benefits when it comes to cancer from various foods such as beans, grains, and other vegetables.  I believe that added to a healthy lifestyle these, foods will promote healing alone and in the presence of traditional therapies.  Who knows, you may be preventing another illness with the same foods used to treat the current illness.

As always, thanks for listening.  Email me at jami@doctordulaney.com with questions. 









May 26, 2022

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 390: Why?

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Why is the fundamental question when it comes to finding a solution.  My heart goes out to the families in Uvalde, Texas. How do we end these recurrent acts of violence in our communities.  We argue about more police or less guns as a quick fix or deterrent.  While these things may help, we need to address the fundamental question of why? Why is there so much anger in young men that they would repeatedly take the lives of innocent strangers?  The most recent shooter purchased weapons and massive amounts of ammunition without anyone raising concern.  He posted messages announcing his plans and they were ignored.  Most likely he had been ignored for a long time as well.  Our communities have been isolated and separated.  We turn a blind eye towards neighbors in need until tragedy occurs. 

We turn a blind eye as health providers and consumers as well.  We ignore signs and symptoms of underlying illness and then patch with pills and procedures.  Let's treat the why and quit patching symptoms.  What is the root cause of most life style diseases? It is the food we eat and how we move.  Mental toughness, mental fortitude or simple mindfulness allows us to assess the changes we need to make. We are not helpless. Consistency is the key to success whether training for a marathon or regaining health.  

Get a calendar and keep score of the days you exercise and what you did.  Plan your meals and shop accordingly.  Stand your ground with the your choices and keep your why clearly visible.  You will not hurt anyone by eating healthy, and you might just help someone when you are not looking.  It is time we ask why. 

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May 20, 2022

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast: Episode 389- Time Restricted Eating, It is Not about the Time



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We all agree that a normal BMI decreases cancer risk and recurrence as well as cardiovascular disease.  But how that is achieved results in a continuous stream of advice and hacks on how to accomplish most easily and quickly.

I do not believe it is as much when we eat as it is what we eat.  Intermittent fasting is another word for intermittent eating which is another word for time restricted feeding. 

What we do need some rules or accountability.  We all have circadian rhythms that guide our wake and sleep times as well as hormonal outputs and our hunger. 


My takeaway thoughts:


Mindful eating is better achieved on a schedule that is congruent with your lifestyle.  What is your work schedule? Travel schedule? Family schedule?

It you eat on a schedule; you are more likely to be mindful of what you are consuming. 

Do you think Doctors need more nutritional education?  You might be surprised who is against it. 

If you would like more accountability in achieving optimal health and performance, check out our website at doctordulaney.com

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May 12, 2022

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast: Episode 388 Happy Birthday Diva!

Welcome! and Thank you for listening.  Happy 89th Birthday Diva!


Longevity vs health span?  What are some observations that I have made following my mom’s health span?


Being social and interacting with others is something the Diva has excelled at. 

Positive mental attitude or even more a “can do” attitude has been her approach to life.

Plant based nutrition of course.  More importantly avoiding toxic metabolites.

Move your body.  Saving it will not prolong it.  The Diva gets her steps in, does yoga, golfs and takes care of her house. 


Maintaining strength is perhaps more important than muscle mass for longevity.   Get a grip on it and lift it!


Soy is a good thing and need not be avoided.  In fact, there are essentially no side effects and it might beat tamoxifen in some breast cancers.  How do you get your soy?  I drink soy milk, use miso, eat tofu and tempeh and use low sodium soy sauce. 


Thanks for listening.  Email me at Jami@doctordulaney.com with questions


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May 6, 2022

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast: Episode 387-Choosing Wisely

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What percentage of improvement would you need to have before choosing a medication or procedure?  Would it matter if it was a relative risk reduction or absolute risk reduction?  How do side effects factor in?  

Is decreasing a particular disease the same as all cause mortality reduction.  How do you become your own health advocate?

First of all, you have a right to know and fully understand.  You are your best advocate, and you may or may not be like the other people in the study.  I will try to tease some of these topics out during this episode.  The water is deep and muddy so hang on!

Thanks for listening.   Email me at jami@doctordulaney.com and visit the website at doctordulaney.com 



Apr 29, 2022

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 386: Your Plate Equals Your Outcome


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What are you eating for?  A common reaction is stress eating.  Was your goal accomplished.  Most of the time that is temporary.  A short, feel good moment.  Goal achieved.  But then the guilt sets in.  Why, the goal was achieved?  The guilt is because we all know the real reason to eat is for energy and nutrition.  Did the junk food provide energy?  Often, yes.  The problem is that there was more energy and less nutrition than what was needed.  The excess energy and waste lead to ill health overtime.

Sometimes we have the goal of building muscle or recovering from work.  What is the best fuel?  What is the best fuel for regular metabolic function?  There are as many answers as you would like to spend time researching. 

How about we keep it simple. 

Common goals: health, performance, longevity. 


Let’s see how well I sorted this out for you today.  Thanks for listening.



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Apr 22, 2022

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast: Why oh Why Would You Do That


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Happy Earth Day! My mangos are growing.  My different varieties of tomatoes are flourishing on my tower garden.  Parsley and dill are thriving in the raised beds along with kale and swiss chard.  If you have not seen Kiss the Ground, check it out.  You will want to make your backyard a food forest. 


Why oh why? Know your why and focus on your why and you have a better chance of success.  The more specific and personal the why is, the better.  We do things that matter to us.  The other part of the success equation is enjoying the journey.  If you do not like the journey to your why, it will be much more difficult to continue to keep it front and center.  We cannot create or suggest a why to someone else.  It is personal choice. 

Perhaps I can give you some tips on this podcast or shed a little light on how you might go about focusing on your why or narrowing it down.


Did you know that exercise can boost your immune system? Can you do too much?  Spoiler alert.  Nutrition matters. 


Thanks for listening!  Email me at jami@doctordulaney.com with questions. 


Checkout our website to see how we can help you achieve your why.





Apr 14, 2022

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 384- Brazos Bend 50 Mile Race

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Brazos Bend 50 Mile race is successfully in the books!

13 hour and 4 seconds.  Three 16.8 mile loops.  

This podcast is a recap of the race.  Like life there were bumps in the road.  However, everything seems to work out if you can keep putting one foot in front of the other.  Life and the timer continues to move even if you stop so it is best to keep in motion.  I am convinced we humans thrive best if we keep moving.  I paid close attention to the fluids and nutrition I consumed during the race.  Without doing that the outcome could have been much worse.  I was fueling for my desired goal.  I think that is perhaps the best lesson I can share.  Whether you are racing or living day to day life, fueling your body for the desired outcome is the most important aspect of achieving that outcome.  Poor food choices lead to bad outcomes like lifestyle diseases.  The problem is the consequences are not necessarily appreciated that day.  For most, goals are changed to fit declining health status.   Instead of being active, the outcome is to just exist and be a spectator of life.  Survive instead of thrive.  

Have you been labeled with bad knees or a bad back?  Do you have chronic conditions that limit your activities.  Are those stories limiting you more than they need to be? Have a listen to the podcast and perhaps you might just realize you have just scratched the surface of your potential.  

Thanks for listening.  Email me a jami@doctordulaney.com

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