Sep 3, 2021

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 318: Food Matters

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I think most people listening to this podcast believe that plant based nutrition can prevent and reverse lifestyle diseases.  But what about infectious diseases?  Do we fight infectious diseases or not let them get a hold in the first place?  Is sterilizing the environment with chemicals and prophylaxis  with vaccines the answer? Or should the focus be more directed on the health of the individual?

We definitely have food deserts in the USA where cheap processed foods are cheaper and more assessable than fresh fruits and vegetables.  But there is also a choice in a lot of instances that requires a little more personal effort. 

Today, I compare a grocery cart of $150.00 worth of fresh vs processed foods to feed a family of 4 for the week.  You may be surprised with the amount of whole organic foods I was able to put in a cart for that price.  While children can survive on calories, in order to thrive they need fresh fruits and vegetables with minimal chemical contamination.  

Study after study shows low fat, high fiber, and high nutrient content to be associated with less disease.  Yet, we turn to processed foods and supplements for our health.  

Most people would agree that health is number one when it comes to things most valuable.  Nutrition is the number one ingredient for health yet we delegate it to fast food companies, and large chemical corporations that make processed foods in boxes that promise nutrition.

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Aug 27, 2021

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 317 with Mechanist, Katy Bowman


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Today I am joined by Katy Bowman. Bestselling author, speaker, and a leader in the Movement movement, bio mechanist Katy Bowman is changing the way we move and think about our need for movement. Her nine books, including the groundbreaking “Move Your DNA” and “Movement Matters”, have been translated into more than a dozen languages worldwide. Bowman teaches movement globally and speaks about sedentarism and movement ecology to academic and scientific audiences. Her work has been featured in diverse media such as the Today Show, CBC Radio One, the Seattle Times, and Good Housekeeping. One of Maria Shriver’s “Architects of Change” and America Walks “Woman of the Walking Movement,” she has worked with companies like Patagonia, Nike, and Google as well as a wide range of non-profits and other communities, sharing her “move more, move more body parts, move more for what you need” message. Her movement education company, Nutritious Movement, is based in Washington State, where she lives with her family. Learn more at


One of my favorite things to do is observe people in the grocery store or airport.  How do their hips move?  Is their head way out in front of their body?  Are they looking down? Falling forward?  I am victim to my own scrutiny as well.  What is my posture at the end of a marathon or triathlon?  How to do I stand when giving a talk or at the counter preparing a meal? What hurts or is stiff?  Can I do movements that I did as a younger person.  How do I move my body throughout my day or on the weekends doing gardening or yardwork?

Are these changes a reflection of aging muscles or even deeper changes within our own cellular structure.  How might we affect aging by becoming more mobile?

Katy and I discuss these things and more.  She is a wealth of knowledge and ideas that I believe can help you and your family.  Enjoy the interview.  Links to her website, podcast, and books are listed below. 

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Aug 20, 2021

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 316: Positive Change Starts at Home



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How do we affect positive change in a world that is so divided?  I believe it starts at home.  Living in harmony in our personal environments then translates to harmony extended into the world around us.  We cannot depend on others to affect positive change if we make no efforts ourselves.  We are over a year into a pandemic with little direction on how to make ourselves healthier from the medical community other than vaccinate.

We live a fast paced, hack driven, drive through, quick fix, world, centered on the get it now with the least amount of effort.  Our food and water sources have been contaminated with the chemicals needed for quick mass production of mono-crops geared at convenience foods.  Our society has become obese and at the same time nutrient deficient.  We have attempted to sanitize and destroy our micro-environments both in nature and our individual bodies to the point that we are no longer in balance with the trillions of micro species that we share the planet with. 

The response to these failed attempts at living in harmony with nature has been a war on nature that we will not win. 

This podcast is about positive change.  This podcast is not repeating the errors of history.  This podcast is how to start in your own microenvironment and make positive changes for your health and those around you and those to come in the future. 

I hope you will gain peace and purpose from this podcast and eliminate fear that has no place in a healthy environment. 


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Aug 13, 2021

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 315 with Addie Dulaney Majnaric, RDN


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Today I am joined by Addie Dulaney Majnaric, RDN to discuss some nutrition pet peeves as well as some travel tips for eating healthy. 

One of the biggest things we can do for our family is to maximize health through nutrition.  While it is true, children can survive on adequate calories, proper growth, brain development, and immune function rely on nutrient dense foods.

Many people think sodium is not an issue for children, but they are at risk for hypertension and inflammation with excessive sodium intake.   A recent study published in JAMA sited that children get upwards of 2/3 of their calories from ultra processed foods.  These are foods high in sugar, salt and oil as well as stabilizers and preservatives that can be highly allergenic.  Nearly all soybean oil that is used in processed food comes from genetically modified soybeans.  Organic ingredients is exceedingly rare in take out or drive through foods.  This translates into high levels of glyphosates and other pesticide exposure. 

We will discuss this and much more in this episode.  

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Jul 29, 2021

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 314 with Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor


Welcome and thank you for listening! 

Today I am honored to have Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor on the show.  She is the author of two incredible books.  The first is her chronicle and inside look as a neuroscientist on her own hemorrhagic stroke at age 37 entitled, My Stroke of Insight.  The second is her gift to humanity on how to apply the circuitry of the brain to achieve better life decisions and a more peaceful existence.  There are more challenges in the world than ever before, and sometimes we feel that we have limited choices.  Dr. Taylor will show you that we have the power to make each day count when we start from a circuit based on human empathy and love. 

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Jul 22, 2021

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast: Episode 313: Take Yourself of Autopilot

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Are you on nutrition autopilot?  Do you skip breakfast or grab a smoothie then graze your way into lunch? Is your desk drawer at work filled with snacks that don't count in your nutrition log?  Have you planned dinner, or will you just grab something on the way home?  We are faced with thousands of decisions each day in addition to our food choices.  Unlike the Hadza hunter-gather tribe our nutrition can take a back burner in our daily activities, because there are so many choices.  However, those choices added to the thousand other choices often lead to quick last minute mindless choices.  Energy overload.  

Overweight and overwhelmed can make one fell the need to make drastic changes.  What follows today is a discussion on medical decision making when it comes to obesity.  Get all of the facts before making irreversible choices. 

Exercise is a must for health but perhaps not for the reasons you think.  

I hope you enjoy my discussion on bariatric surgery, plant based nutrition and exercise.  

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Jul 16, 2021

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 312: Can You Exercise Yourself Skinny?

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I am sure you have heard it takes so many minutes of exercising to burn off a donut? Some people say thy have a slow metabolism and cannot loose weight on any diet.  Some people say you need to eat to loose weight because you need to stoke your metabolism.  

According to Herman Pontzer, Phd and his new book Burn, this is not the case.  I have lived the exercise point.  Training for a marathon does not result necessarily in weight loss.  I have also seen people fast and loose considerable weight.  The bottom line is loosing weight is a negative energy balance and gaining is a positive energy balance.  But what about the quality of nutrients.  Is a donut equal to kale? 

I found Dr. Pontzer's book,

very supportive of a plant based diet.  Yes energy is energy, but for optimum health we need to find a way to achieve a balance in nutrients and fulfillment.   I hope you enjoy my discussion. 

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Jul 9, 2021

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 311: Hurricane Free Food

Welcome! and Thank you for listening!.  Elsa is off the west coast of Florida, and I am reporting in as safe.  The threat of a hurricane adds some stress to daily life.  It also requires preparing for potential days without power.  It usually mean a few days inside watching the wind and the rain.  It can also mean comfort food or junk food.   We usually go through the alphabet in named storms in the summer here in Florida.  That can translate into a lot of comfort food.  Add in summer holidays and birthdays and you can sense the calories and cholesterol.  The days outside exercising also get cut so there is a big shift in energy use. 

How do we get around the slips that are "not usual" but all too common?

Are cravings us or our microbes?  Is an upset stomach an allergy or a microbe issue.  Is all fiber alike?  I will discuss a study from Nature Magazine this month that sheds some interesting and positive light on digestive issues associated with dietary changes. 

Have you ever heard of the saying "a chip on my shoulder"? It can be a powerful motivating source, but it can also be a limiter.  Does being told you can't spark change or defeat?  Do those things affect just changes we want to make or changes we need to make? 
I hope you enjoy my discussion.  As always thank you for listening. 

Jul 3, 2021

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 310: Trade Offs

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There seems to always be a trade off.  In medicine, we call it risk versus benefit.  In life, it often refers to immediate gratification versus delayed gratification.  In training, it can be flexibility versus strength, or speed versus endurance.  Nonetheless we have to make these decisions every day in one form or another.  

I believe my job as a physician is to educate people on the choices they have, and allow them to make the best decision for themselves.  In order to do that most effectively, it is necessary to have a relationship with someone to understand their goals and desires.  

Are you doomed to overeating or making less that optimal choices?  Do you feel your behavior is impulsive at times?  I think we all have those times to some degree. I will give you some ideas on how you might expand your training to include nutritional choice training as well.  

I will give you my menu planning walk through ideas as well as some ideas on talking with SAD diet eating folks.  Go on over to to sign up for our newsletter.  This month we will be giving plant based hurricane preparation tips and much more.  

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Thanks for listening.  Happy Independence Day and God Bless America! We are not perfect, but we are still free. 

Jun 24, 2021

Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast Episode 309: Cherry Picking

Welcome! and Thank you for listening! I have not been cherry picking but I have been mango picking.  Florida mangos are the best as far as I am concerned.  But that is just my biased opinion based on a couple of really good local varieties.  

Before I had a local mango, I thought the little yellow honey mangos in the grocery store were good.  I have been to local mango tastings where there were over 40 varieties, and people would give their opinions as to which were best.  We all have our biases, and that is what I want to discuss today. 

It is quite popular these days of internet communication to debunk others opinion with data that is, well, cherry picked.  Most good research will discuss their findings and note that while it seems the case, more research is needed.  Nothing is as it seems.  Life is complicated, and there are many variables.  It is easy to get caught up in what we want to believe and what suits our beliefs.  It is difficult but necessary to listen to conflicting views.

Weight loss and optimum health is not as easy as some would like your to believe.  However, we all have some common grounds that I believe would make a lot of people a lot healthier.  I'll share those with you on this podcast. 

I also believe health is a personal decision.  My goals for my life are not necessarily yours.  Defining your goals will make it a lot easier to define what you need to do nutritionally and functionally to achieve them.  They are personal and need to be respected.  However, those goals are not wishes that may or may not come true.  You can have real input into your health journey.  I hope this episode helps you to define your goals more clearly, and sort through some of the cherry picked data out there.  

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