While the queen of cooking and crafts, Martha Stewart, is not a vegetarian, recently she advised a fan about the benefits of following a meat-free diet. In fact, Martha has had plenty of experience with putting into practice a well-planned and nutrient-rich vegetarian diet, as her daughter Alexis is a devoted vegetarian.
But it’s not just Martha who is extolling the benefits of a plant-based diet. The medical community is as well. Dr. Dean Ornish, one of the leading physicians (and vegetarians) on heart disease, and author of the books, The Life Choice Diet, Eat More,Weigh Less, and The Spectrum Diet, strongly advocates for a meat-free diet, particularly for those who are at risk for heart disease.