Sep 13, 2019

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 226: It’s all about the flow!

Welcome! and Thank you for listening!.  I am a plant based cardiologist that specializes in reversing lifestyle diseases through plant based nutrition and movement.  This allows me to eliminate the need for medications that many people think they will require for a lifetime.  

Athletes and sports psychologists talk about the flow state.  As a cardiologist the flow state that I am referring to is through the blood vessels. These tiny conducts have an inner most lining of endothelial cells that secret nitric oxide resulting in dilatation or enlargement of the blood vessel.  That means more blood flow carrying oxygen and nutrients throughout the body.  Want to run fast? You had better be able to get more blood flow to your legs.  Want to have a good memory?  You had better have good blood flow to your brain.  Want to restore health?  Supply the body with more nutrients through unobstructed blood flow.  

There was a study published this month by Lima et all in JAMA Cardiol. that looked at endothelial dilatation in response to the stress of a public speaking exercise on blood flow or endothelial reactivity.  The people studied had know coronary artery disease.  In the patients that had worsening endothelial dilatation after the stress of public speaking, there were a greater number of follow up deaths, heart failure episodes and unstable angina.  It was suggested that screening patients with this method may determine those at greater risk for cardiovascular events.  

Ok now, we know that people with endothelial dysfunction are at risk if they have known coronary artery disease.  How are we going to fix it? 

If we improve endothelial reactivity, will athletic performance improve? If eating oil causes vasoconstriction will that impair athletic performance? 

I hope you are going to see The Game Changers Premier September 16, 2019.  I believe it will change the lives of many athletes that want to take their performance to a new level.  

I discuss these things and more on this episode. 

Meet the Dietitian, Addie Majnaric, RDN, and get your Plant Based Wellness Cookbook Signed and taste a few treats.  She will be located at 2718 Old Chocolate Bayou Rd, Pearland, Texas 77584 at Sprouts Market Saturday, September 14, from 1pm to 4pm.  

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Go to to learn about how you can join our membership plant strong team and get healthy or up your athletic performance.

Stay tuned for some exciting new about how you can participate in our 7 day immersion program associated with our spring wellness conference March 28, 2020.  

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Sep 6, 2019

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 225: Hold the Phone, This Doesn’t Make Sense

Welcome! and Thank you for listening. I am fired up today about a new study released in the British Medical Journal that suggests there may be more bleeding strokes in folks that eat vegetarian or vegan than meat eaters or fish eaters.  Of course the overindulgent journalists for major news networks are quick to point a finger at us dietary puritans that don't eat free range or factory farmed animals.  Hooray, a hole in our plant based armor!  Not so fast.  There is some funny math going on as well as a skewed population.  Nutritional studies that rely on dietary questionnaires are very difficult to interpret let alone to use that information to project future risk. 

Let's stick to what we do know.  High cholesterol and high inflammatory states are risks for lifestyle diseases including cardiovascular disease.  These are largely caused by dietary excesses.  There is a continuum of risk from the worst nutrition to the most optimal.  I am very comfortable recommending a whole foods plant based diet that is low fat and high fiber. I am also very comfortable at recommending lean body mass and vigorous exercise on a daily basis.  We are not a country sick from deficiencies but a country sick from excesses.  

Listen in for more about these topics and more.  Go over to our website at and get the link to our new cookbook: Plant Based Wellness Cookbook, three generations of family cooking; the Doctor, the Dietitian and the Diva.  Go on over to and get your ticket for our plant based wellness conference.  Email me at if you are interested in a one full week of plant based education on site with myself and the Dietitian

The immersion program will culminate with the nutrition conference on Saturday. More details to follow.  

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Aug 30, 2019

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 224-Visiting with Naples Florida Green Scene

Welcome! and Thank you for listening.  The format of this episode is a little different.  It is a recording of my book signing and talk in Naples Florida along with a Q and A.  I hope you enjoy the discussions.  It is quite informal.  I enjoyed getting to know many of the folks there.  There were cancer survivors, those that had reversed cardiovascular disease, athletes and folks interested in becoming plant based.  

Meet-up groups are a great way to find like minded individuals.  Early innovators help spread the word that plant based nutrition can prevent and reverse lifestyle diseases.  Eating colorful living food is a big part of a healthy active lifestyle.  Our cookbook provides simple recipes that are just that.  Colorful and nutrient dense for the whole family to enjoy.  It is great being around individuals that want to take responsibility for their health and question traditional wait and watch protocols that are often more money generating than health generating.  

We welcome questions at our practice and we are dedicated to spending time with our members to help them reach optimal health and wellness.  I am not against traditional medicine when indicated.  However, nutrition must be the bedrock of health and wellness.  Check our our website at and sign up for our newsletter or blogpost.  If you would like to take control of your own health and wellness, send us an email to schedule a free consultation to see if the practice is right for you.  

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Aug 24, 2019

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 223-If A Grizzly Can Eat Plants So Can You

Welcome! and Thank you for listening.  Grizzly bears eat a lot of plants because catching animals is not that easy.  Wolves are carnivores but are only successful at capturing their prey 30% of their efforts.  If these to predators don't eat meat every day then why do humans?  Our lifestyle diseases are largely from metabolic excess and toxin exposure that goes along with excess nutrition.  

If you look at a day of half and half coffee creamer, eggs, butter on toast, olive oil on vegetables and ranch dressing on a salad you can figure on an extra 450 calories of fat a day.  That translates into about an extra pound gained every 8-9 days or the same lost if that were to be replaced by soy milk, oatmeal, and the elimination of oil in the preparation of vegetables.  Can you imagine how many calories, saturated fat, and cholesterol would be added if meat was in that menu?  

The health of humans is rapidly deteriorating secondary to the excess energy consumed on a daily basis.  We cannot adequately address lifestyle diseases without addressing nutrition. Enjoy the podcast as I discuss these things and more.   Check out our website at to sign up for the newsletter, blogpost, and click on the link to order our new cookbook.  Plant based Wellness Cookbook, three generations of cooking; the Doctor, the Dietitian and the Diva.  It is also available on

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Aug 17, 2019

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 222: Seven Ways to Improve Your Health and Longevity

Welcome! and Thank you for listening!.  My grandmother always said, "don't put off tomorrow what you could be doing today"  Those are some great words to live by when focusing on health and wellness as well.  We can be of even better service to others if we also focus on keeping fit and healthy.   The American Heart Association have published "Life's Simple 7"  with regard to vascular health in the future as well as future risk of dementia.  They focused on just two decades showing the best outcomes with the best health score.   That time goes fast and even faster if you are in poor health.  Putting off a healthy life changes makes optimal health a far reach. 

Life is a marathon and not a sprint.  Focusing on fad diets to loose a quick 20 pounds does not result in improved long term health if the methods involve eating a high fat and low fiber diet.  Plant based nutrition will allow you to attain those 7 metrics associated with improved immediate and long term health.  You cannot run a good marathon if you do not train.  Enjoying the training journey is part of that process.  Everyday is an opportunity to improve but not without a plan or intension.  

Enjoy today's podcast discussion.  Thank you for the emails.  Send questions to  Visit our website and sign up for the newsletter or learn about how you can become part of our member team.  If you have not purchased your cookbook you can click on the link on the website or

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Aug 13, 2019

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 221-Just How Bad is That Cheat Meal?

Welcome! and Thank you for listening!. A lot of paleo people say they need a cheat meal because they have such a craving for carbohydrates that they have been denying their bodies.  It would be a good thing to cheat on a keto or paleo diet if it were with nutrient dense fruit or colorful vegetables, but they are mostly referring to refined carbohydrates such as simple sugars in deserts or bread type products. But what about those that try to eat a fairly "clean" diet of fruits, vegetables and a severing of meat who then gorge out on a huge portion of animal products like a 42 oz steak?  It was on a dare.  Is it worth it to win a prize?  Your name on the wall.  

I saw such a post about a man that did just that, and I wondered if he had regrets? I wondered if he realized that the toxins he ingested were not going to go away in a few hours or even weeks perhaps.  That fat and cholesterol ingested could be deposited into his blood vessels starting a flurry of inflammation and accelerated clotting of his blood.  We know from looking with the naked eye at blood drawn after a high fat meal that it appears white and cloudy.  In a 42 oz steak there is somewhere around 288 grams of fat and 1200 mg of cholesterol!

Ok you say, your cheat meal is not that bad.  It is just a piece of cake or a box of mac and cheese.  How bad?  Will it cause you to get Type 2 diabetes that day? What about your bad genes and a bad meal?

I will discuss those things a more on this episode.  I hope you enjoy. 

Please check out the website at if you would like more information, to sign up for our newsletters or just grab a few healthy options.  If you are interested in cooking plant based but need some great family ideas, check out our cookbook there as well.  You can also order it from

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Aug 6, 2019

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 220-Recap of ICNM with Addie Majnaric RDN

Welcome! and Thank you for listening!.  Today Addie Majnaric RDN joins me as we do a recap of the International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine that was held in Washington, DC.  It was a great time once again at a plant based nutrition conference with my favorite dietitian.  This year we were joined by my best friend from WVU medical school, Dr Crystl Whitmire and her husband Bill Whitmire.  Crystl is a neurosurgeon who has been frustrated with the number of people that suffer from spinal degeneration for years despite advances in surgical techniques.   She also grew up in West Virginia and currently lives in an area that still eats a high fat diet despite abundant home gardens in the middle of apple country.  This conference was great for them to hear the power of plants not only for general health but the for the ability of plant based nutrition to decrease body inflammation including the spine.  Healthy spines also start with good nutrition to allow adequate blood flow to the tissues and lower the inflammation in the bones, ligaments, and discs of the spine to lesson pain.  

Addie and I recap our favorite lectures and will express some frustration with academics and their political correctness that hampers the message of plant based nutrition.  We have to remember that the risk of eating a plant based SOS free diet are only positive.  There is no long term health consequences of a colorful plant based diet from whole foods.  The message we should be preaching is that this differs substantially from a vegan processed diet.  

We should celebrate the opportunity to teach the components of a whole foods plant based diet rich in nutrients. We do at  Head on over to check out the website.  Sign up for our August Birthday month challenge open to all listeners and get a t-shirt with the plant strong logo.  Sign up for the monthly newsletter and weekly blogs.  And don't forget to pick up a copy of The Plant Based Wellness Cookbook, three generations of cooking with the Doctor, the Dietitian and the Diva.

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Jul 30, 2019

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 219 with Nathan Beard of Geostabilization International

Welcome! and Thank you for listening!.  I am showcasing GeoStabilization International in the podcast today.  I will be speaking with Nathan Beard, the COO of the company.  I am honored to have worked with the founder of the company, Bob Barrett on the addition of plant based nutrition to his Healthspan foundation.  This is a unique company in so many ways.  They are industrial leaders in geohazard stabilization in the North America as well as New Zealand.  But today, I would like to showcase their company for treating the 500 plus employees as family.  This not only refers to their compassion towards their employees and families, but the high expectations that they hold for their employees as one would hold for their children.  

Bob created Healthspan to provide resources and education to the the company family not only educating them on the health and environmental aspects of a plant based lifestyle but provides stipends for healthy food choices, grills, and slow cookers so the the employees can cook healthy meals at remote job sites.  There are stretching, strengthening, and yoga classes as well.  Most recently, he purchased our Plant Based Wellness Cookbook for any employee that desired one.  These things come at a price however.  The price is be your best and do the right thing.  Check your ego at the door and be respectful and humble.  These things are exemplified by Bob and the leaders of the company. 

I had the great pleasure of speaking with Nathan Beard who is the COO of the company.  Nathan is a graduate of the Air Force Academy where he played football and set olympic weight lifting records. He now competes as a CrossFit athlete in regional events as a vegan. Healthspan has hired Kendrick Farris an Olympic Weightlifter and vegan to be the director of their wellness program.  Nathan and I discuss the benefits of a healthy plant based lifestyle when it comes to dangerous work environments, weight lifting competitions and caring for ones family.

 I am sure you will agree that this is one of my most uplifting podcasts ever.  

Please feel free to email with any questions at  Visit the website at for information about our practice, the monthly newsletter, weekly blogs and especially the August Work Out Challenge.  You can also find a link to purchase our family cookbook: Plant Based Wellness Cookbook: Three Generations of family cooking. The Doctor, the Dietitian, and the Diva.  


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Jul 19, 2019

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Welness Podcast Episode 218:

Welcome! and thank you for listening!.  As an endurance athlete and triathlete, I enjoy watching the Tour de France.  It is perhaps one of the most grueling endurance events that occurs every year.  Performance enhancing, pain deterring drugs have been a part since the inception of the race.  The testing for banned substances usually lags behind the initiation.  This year the talk is about a substance that is not banned, ketone esters.  Does it aide in metabolism translating into improved performance? What would you do to improve your athletic performance?  

Many innovations come from sports.  We all want to emulate the pros, but at what cost? I am not a believer in hacks or shortcuts.  Data on the latest and greatest supplement is often  tainted with bias.  

Most of us participate in sport for the enjoyment and and benefits that come from hard training.  It is our hobby that is supposed to make us healthier, develop a sense of community and entertainment. Attention to breathing and nutrition can have huge gains in sport and in life.  Enjoy my rambling.  

Help me celebrate my birthday month by joining me in an exercise challenge.  I am inviting you to sign up for a movement challenge. Go to to sign up and get your participation shirt.  The winner will receive a Plant-based Wellness Cookbook, Three Generations of Cooking; the Doctor, the Dietitian and the Diva.  All entrants will have a change to win 2 free nutrition consultations with Addie Majnaric RDN.  We are competing to see who can log the most time doing the exercise of their choice.  Mix it up and post some pictures to my facebook page, Jaimela Dulaney MD.  

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Jul 12, 2019

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 217- Cheering for Yourself

Welcome! and Thank you for listening.  

You are running a marathon and it is mile 17.  You can see the wall, and you feel like walking.  As you round the corner, the streets are full of cheering people urging you to go faster.  You pick up the pace.  The pain is gone and you feel like you are a winner.  The only difference is the crowd cheering.  

You are at your alma mater's football game.  The score is tied with 50 seconds left.  You cheer like you have never cheered before.  You have become best friends with the fans around you.  Your team wins and you celebrate.  You feel the win as did the team because you helped them.  

Who cheers when you are trying to become healthy and are adopting a plant based diet? Most of the time there is no one cheering.  In fact, they want you to stop and join them in their indulging behaviors.  

Do you cheer for yourself? Most likely not.  Most likely, you beat yourself up because you are not obtaining your goals quick enough or you made a bad selection.  Can you possibly win, if everyone including yourself is cheering against you?  Perhaps, but your chances for success are a whole lot better if you believe in what your are doing, and stick to your plan of action.  

I share a story on this podcast that you might relate to.  We would love to be your cheerleaders and your support system that allows you to be healthy and off medications. Check out the website and sign up for our free monthly newsletter and blogposts.  If you think our practice might be what you need to reach your optimal health and wellness, give us a call and we would love to chat.  

Don't forget to pick-up a copy of our cookbook: Plant-based Wellness Cookbook. Three generations of cooking: the Doctor, the Dietitian, and the Diva.  You can find the link on the website listed above.  

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