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.  

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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. 

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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.  

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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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Jul 5, 2019

Jami Dulaney MD Plan Based Wellness Podcast Episode 216-It is Your Body. Why Not Take Control?

Welcome! and Thank you for listening.  Happy July 4th a day late!  I hope you had a great holiday eating and moving and being healthy.  So many times, we blame others for our dietary blunders.  Are you committed to being plant-based or are you waiting for others to lead the way? 

Many have been lead to believe that they have no control over their cravings, their health or their ability to choose.  They turn to quick chemical fixes or procedures and loose control that may result in serious and sometimes lethal complications or side effects. 

What if I told you that you could be in control of your health without risks and complications.  That is where plant based nutrition and breath work comes in. Taking back control of our health outcomes is possible, but we need to play an active roll.  

I discuss plant based nutrition, menu ideas, breathing, and heart rate variability in this weeks podcast and much more.  

If you have not purchased your Plant-based Wellness cookbook.  You can go to our website to find the link at  This will give you plenty of easy, tasty, nutrient rich recipes for every day of the week.  Email me with questions at .

We would love to help you achieve your optimal health and wellness.  Call or email for a free consultation to decide if the practice is right for you.  

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Jun 28, 2019

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 215-Self Talk

Welcome! and Thank you for listening.  Life is like a marathon.  Just when you think it is too tough to go on, you hear a cheer from the crown, and you get a second wind.  Nothing changed, there were just some strangers cheering and ringing cow bells.  There was a study where they flashed smiley faces on a screen in front of cyclist on trainers,  and they went longer and faster even if the smiling faces were flashed quicker than the eye could identify the faces.  They call the crowd the 6th person on the basketball team.  Positive sounds and images work undisputedly.  Why don't we cheer for ourselves.  I am going to be plant based!  I am plant based!  I eat healthy!  I feel strong!

That is what I am talking about.  It is not easier and it does not have to be easy.  In fact, I don't want it to be easy.  I want it to be worthy of my effort.  I am going to be plant based.  I am going to be the healthiest I can be.  

Life is not easy, but the challenge is so worth the effort.  I talk about these efforts and the rewards of becoming plant based.  I wish you health and happiness this 4th of July!. Be plant strong and move your body.  

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Jun 22, 2019

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 214-They Don’t Know What They are Missing!

Welcome! and thank you for listening.  Have you ever heard of Falafalous Freekah Patties? How about Spanish Quinoa sauté? How many meals do you eat each week that have no ties to a box? Do you take time to appreciate your plate before consuming the food?  Are kitchen tasks something to be avoided, so take out is the answer? 

I think a large portion of the people out there are being duped into thinking what they eat doesn't really matter.  If it tastes good and its quick, eat it.  They have no idea the potential power that  real food has.  Real food is the food that actually possesses nutrients that your body can use to heal and maintain health.  The majority of food consumed provides a excessive energy or calories and even more metabolic wastes that slowly accumulate resulting in disease or sickness.  

Perhaps there is a status of not having to cook for yourself or eating out at up scale restaurants.  Duped again.  While you sit at the table deteriorating, the so called chefs in the back  are often loading plates with salted, buttered food that sizzles, distracting you from the real lack of anything that your body can actually use for nutrition. 

There is a positive side.  This episode will share the joy of cooking and creating health in the kitchen as I highlight what goes on in the day of a Dulaney Nutrition class.  They are learning not to settle for food that will not nourish their body as well as please their palate. 

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Jun 14, 2019

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast-Episode 213 with Patrick Mckeown

Welcome! and thank you for listening.  Today I have a special guest, Patrick Mckeown.  He is the author of The Oxygen Advantage and leads workshops throughout his native Ireland, North America, Europe, and Australia on the benefits of breathing "light"  We can go 40 days without eating, and several days without water, but only a few minutes without oxygen, yet we rarely discuss how breathing affects our health and wellbeing.  

Patrick and I discuss the basics of why we breath and dive into the etiologies of sleep apnea, panic disorders, and athletic performance to name a few.  As with most pathologic conditions, we treat sleep apnea the same way regardless of the etiology with a mask.  Little education is given to the patient other than to wear the mask and loose weight.  Rarely is one's breathing technique assessed by a physician, yet medications are prescribed for COPD, asthma, and allergies without a discussion of the possibility of reversal or improvement. 

People with panic disorders and poor sleep are given medications with many side effects and little benefits without ever taking into account their breathing which also greatly affects their autonomic nervous system response such as inflammation, hypertension and tachycardias. 

Athletes train but are rarely educated on the performance enhancements of effective breathing such as the potential to raise hemoglobin levels and metabolic function.  

Patrick and I discuss many of these things in a very practical sense.  Please check out his book: The Oxygen Advantage.

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