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

6Sep

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 doctordulaney.com 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 eventbrite.com/e/fifth-annual-charlotte-county-plant-based-wellness-conference-tickets-71110289791?aff=ehomesaved and get your ticket for our plant based wellness conference.  Email me at jami@doctordulaney.com if you are interested in a one full week of plant based education on site with myself and the Dietitian Addie@doctordulaney.com

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

Thank you for listening!