Mar 13, 2020

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 145- COVID can’t win: We are having an audio conference

Welcome! and Thank you for listening. We regret to inform you of the cancellation of the Fifth Annual Plant Based Nutrition Conference in Port Charlotte.  HOWEVER, we are going to do it live AUDIO!   Go on over to and get your tickets (2020 Plant Based Wellness Audio Conference).  Pam Popper, PhD, Caryn Hartglass, Addie Majnaric, RDN, and myself will be doing 2 TED style presentations each followed by Q and A.  Extras included are our slides and the recipes for the dishes we were going to serve at the Port Charlotte event.  

Addie joins me today to talk about COVID-19 and what you can do to make your family more prepared.  Nothing stops plant strong people.  We hope that your family remains healthy.  We want to spread positivity through good nutrition and an active healthy lifestyle.  
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Mar 6, 2020

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast: Episode 244: COVID-19, Valvular Heart Disease, and Plant Based Nutrition

Welcome! and Thank you for listening.  Are you hunkered down worried about COVID-19?  Are you at risk? Can you prepare? It is a great time to be plant strong.  Are we bullet proof?  Of course not.  But plant strong immune competent people can take a viral attack much better than fast food, meat eating, immunodeficient folks.  

Can you exercise too much or too hard?  What do you think I will say? 

I will discuss these things and a few other pearls on this episode.  I would love to meet you in person.  Join us March 28, 2020 for a full day of plant strong wellness with speakers, great plant based breakfast and lunch, cooking demonstrations, and much more.  Go to NOW and get your tickets before the price increase Monday, March 9th.  You will not regret it.  

Thanks for listening!

Feb 20, 2020

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 243: Austin Marathon and Why You Should not Sit Too Long

Welcome, and Thank you for listening!.  This episode is a recap of the Austin Marathon.  One of my facinations about running long distance is it's correlation to life.  You prepare and plan, but you really do not know what is coming until you actually begin to experience it.  We can control control for some variables, but often the context changes making that preparation less than adequate.  Life, like a marathon can throw you some curve balls.  But, we have a choice as to how we respond, and we get to use that information in the future.  Spoiler alert, I finished the marathon in 4 hours and 34 minutes, smiling.  

Taking a look at your current health status and invoking a change requires daily practice and mindfulness.  It is quite easy to fall back into familiar ways.  Sometimes we have to be patient and allow our bodies to adjust. Other times, we need to get our head out of the way and just push through. That sounds a lot like training and racing a marathon.  It is all pretty simple on paper, but the implementation can be quite tricky.

 When you run a marathon with thousands of people running and cheering on the sidelines, you are pulled by the energy of the crowd.  You want to push hard to compete with those running and push hard not to disappoint the spectators cheering with all their hearts. It makes running 26.2 a lot easier than running by yourself.  The same can be said for changing your health status and nutrition.  It is a lot easier when you have support and guidance.  

I would like to invite you to a marathon of health education.  If you want a week long training session with us, sign up for our immersion vacation beginning March 23, 2020.  Each day will be filled with exercise, nutrition education, cooking education and health evaluation and planning.  The goal is to give you the tools to continue your health training program when you get home.  The event culminates in our Fifth Annual Charlotte County Plant Based Nutrition Conference, March 28, 2020.  It is an all day event of speakers, education and networking.  You will leave motivated, energetic, and full of ideas on how to continue to improve your health.  Go to and click the link to sign up.  If you would like more information, email me at  

Feb 7, 2020

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 242: Learning from Nannette and Julie

Welcome! and Thank you for listening.  Today I have two guests, Nannette Rogers and Julie Kermond.  They are both teachers, but now they do their work outside of the classroom.  It this does not inspire you, then you need to take a walk and listen again.  Nannette is 84 and Julie is 76.  They are plant strong marathon runners. They are athletes.  They do yoga and Zumba as well.  They share their plant based stories and their food with others as a means to positively educate.  

My take aways from this episode are: the power of the group, the power of positive thought, age defines nothing, only the stories we tell ourselves can limit us, and paying it forward is the key to personal satisfaction.  

If you would like a day or a week in an environment with people like Nannette and Julie, join us for the Fifth Annual Charlotte County Plant Based Nutrition Conference in Port Charlotte, Florida.  You can register at Email me at with any questions.  

As Nannette says, "Today is going to be the best day ever!"

Jan 31, 2020

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 241: Have You Had Your Flavonoids Today?

Welcome! and Thank you for listening.  Everything we need for optimal health and wellness, we can get from plants.  We can grow plants sustainably and compassionately, as well as being able to provide enough food for all.  Plants make flavonoids as protection for themselves.  They can't run from predators such as bugs, worms and poisons.  When we consume plants we get their defense mechanisms in the form of anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds as well as anti-bacterial and anti-viral compounds.  

There is a lot of confusing information about nutrition.  Just because we can survive for a while eating poor food choices does not make them optimal.  Our choices come at a cost to us and to our environment.  

Eat simply and humanely.  Eat plants.  

Join us March 28, 2020 for our Fifth Annual Plant Based Nutrition Conference.  Better yet, spend a week with us beginning March 23 -28 to kick start your journey to becoming healthy and fit.  Check out the website at for more information.  Sign up for our newsletter.  Email me at for more information.  Thank you for listening.  

Jan 24, 2020

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 240-Houston Half Marathon, Running and Pregnancy and Why Plant Based Nutrition Makes Sense

Welcome! and Thank you for listening.  Addie Majnaric RDN and I ran the Houston Half Marathon this past weekend.  She is 22 weeks pregnant and feeling great.  Some would think eating plant based is not a good idea during pregnancy let alone running half marathons.  In reality being pregnant is not a disease, but it is a time to optimize the mother's health for her sake and the sake of the baby.  There are reports of running a marathon in the last few weeks of pregnancy but changes in ligaments and and joints tend to make the last trimester not that comfortable for running.  If you are not a runner, then pregnancy is not really the time to start.  But, a walking program is an excellent idea.  A plant based diet is an excellent way to get the needed fiber to develop a good microbial system in mom and her child.  A baby receives more genes from the mother than father because of microbe genes.  Junk food, low fiber diet leads to a microbe population that may be associated with more inflammation.  We will talk about this and much more.  

Exciting times are just around the corner.  Join Addie and I for a Wellness Immersion vacation March 23-28, 2020 in sunny southwest Florida.  It will be a fun filled week of plant based education, cooking, and exercise.  There will be private consultations with both of us and hands on cooking technique experiences.  It is a great time of year in Florida, so make your reservations now by going to and signing up.  

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Jan 11, 2020

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 239 The Heart Benefits of Movement with a Plant Based Diet

Welcome! and Thank you for listening.  I have been running marathons for over 19 years.  I have displayed my finishers medals and shirts in my office as a way to motivate my members on the importance of exercise.  I have a few members that have run marathons, but I cannot claim any of their motivation.  My thinking has been that if I can, anyone can.  This week a study came out to support that thought and take it a step further.  Running and training for a marathon can actually improve the function of your aorta.  The aorta becomes more elastic; in essence running a marathon makes one's aorta younger. 

Just think of the possibilities of training for a marathon and eating plant based!  The blood vessels will be bathed in nitric oxide turning the clock back even further making them even more elastic and healthy.  

But, if we eat a perfect plant based diet and exercise only to have toxins from the environment rain down on us and infect the very air we breathe, we are still being harmed.   I am talking about our environmental problem with plastics.  I invite you to look at the plastic that you discard in a single day.  The cling wrap, produce bags, plastic vegetable cartons.  It is massive.  In this podcast I will share some things that I am going to improve in 2020 and give you some ideas on how you can become more healthy by reducing your plastic waste.  

I would love to meet you! Go to and sign up for our Fifth Annual Charlotte County Plant Based Nutrition Conference, March 28, 2020.  Join us for a Whole Week at our Immersion Program.  This is a great way to accelerate your movement to optimal health and wellness.  We will personally be exercising with you each day, doing private consultations with myself and Addie Majnaric, RDN, along with daily nutritional education and cooking demonstrations.  You can even meet the Diva!! 

Email me at for information and questions!

Dec 28, 2019

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 238- New Studies this Year that Highlight the Importance of a Healthy Lifestyle

Welcome! and Thank you for listening!  There are many naysayers about plant based nutrition.  One frequently sited reason is there are few supporting studies.  Not only is that false but there are less and less studies supporting traditional medicine as the best option for lifestyle diseases.  Nutrition and exercise remain the only methods to reverse lifestyle diseases.  Sure medicines allow people to live with their illness, but they continue to decline.

This episode highlights a few of the head turning studies this year in the medical community.  I will also give you a glimpse into my holiday food and activities.  Enjoy.

High fructose corn syrup linked to increased colon cancer leading to a significant rise in colon cancer in young people

Eating an egg daily can significantly increase your risk for cardiovascular disease and all death from all causes.

Genetic risk for dementia does not increase the risk for actual dementia in those living a healthy lifestyle.

High sodium intake such as that seen in the standard diet increases the risk for gastric cancer.

What do you plan to do in 2020 to improve your health? I will share some of my goals for 2020.  

Thanks for joining me.  Go to to sign up for our newsletter, get your tickets for our plant based nutrition conference, and sign up for our immersion week.  Email me at with questions.  It is time to improve your health span.  

Dec 20, 2019

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 237: Happy Holidays!

Welcome! and Thank you for listening.  I hope your holidays are happy and plant strong. It isn't easy this time of year.  There are many temptations.  If you're eating or exercising routines are not well engrained, then it is even easier to give in to temptations.  Remember why you decided to become plant based and set yourself up with easy choices like bringing a covered dish to a holiday party or looking at the restaurant menu in advance so that you can commit to a healthy choice before the peer pressure sets in.  

I would like to challenge you to give a plant based gift this year.  You can make a give such as a soup or fruit basket.  Perhaps a gift certificate to a vegetable market.  A plant based cookbook or other plant strong book is also a good idea.  I know a great cookbook; Plant Based Wellness Cookbook, three generations of plant based cooking, the Doctor, the Dietitian and the Diva.  

There is a special treat at the end of the podcast: The Twelve Days of Plant Based Christmas.  I hope you enjoy.  If you would like a copy of the words, sign up for our newsletter at

Don't forget to get your tickets to our 5th Annual Plant Based Nutrition Conference, March 28, 2020 in Port Charlotte, Florida.  Link is on the website.  

Thank you for listening and Happy Healthy Plant Strong Holidays!

Dec 13, 2019

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 236-CIM Race Report

Welcome! and Thank you for listening.  The California International Marathon is in the books.  If you are a runner, I highly recommend this race.  I have been running marathons since 2001 and have completed over 25 marathon races.  I did not grow up a runner but started running in my late thirties as a way to stay in shape and fend off diabetes and cardiovascular disease.  I grew up golfing which seems a lot different than running, but there are some similarities.  There is a large mental component to both sports.  Your head can certainly get in the way.  I always thought you could tell a lot about a person by how they handled themselves on the golf course.  Running a marathon is quite similar in that there are obstacles along the way with the ultimate outcome affected by how one confronts those obstacles.  If that sounds a lot like life, well, then it is.  Not every day is a good one, but there is always something to be learned and cherished.  

I discuss my race in this episode, and yes, I chose to race this marathon not just run it to complete the task. I hope you find my account entertaining and can apply my lessons to your own challenges be they physical or nutritional.  After all, life is a marathon and you can affect the outcome by how you choose to live it.  Enjoy the journey and learn the lessons along the way.  

Thank you for listening.  Make sure to visit the website at or email me at with questions or comments.  Pick up a copy of our cookbook at Amazon or click the link on the website.  Get your tickets to our nutrition conference March 28, 2020.  They will make a great gift.  

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