Today, host, Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian,  chats with chef and author, Alan Roettinger to explore ways to move toward a plant-based diet. We’ll also chat about vegan diets with Neal D. Barnard, M.D. who is founder of PCRM, a nutrition researcher, author, and health advocate. Chef Alan Roettinger has been a private chef for over 28 years, serving a broad spectrum of high-profile clients, from entertainers to presidents. A world traveler, he absorbed elements from many cuisines to synthesize a unique, creative, personal style. Alan’s first cookbook, Omega-3 Cuisine, showcases his ability to bring health and flavor together, offering a wide range of dishes that are simultaneously exotic and accessible to the home cook. In Speed Vegan, Alan has kept flavor and health, but expanded these parameters to include quick, easy, and strictly plant-based recipes. For more information, visit Our next featured guest, Neal D. Barnard, M.D., is a nutrition researcher, author, and health advocate. In 1985, Dr. Barnard established the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nonprofit organization advocating for preventive medicine and higher ethical standards in research. Dr. Barnard is the editor-in-chief of the Nutrition Guide for Clinicians and the author of more than a dozen books, including the Cancer Survivor's Guide. Dr. Barnard established The Cancer Project, a nonprofit organization providing nutritional services for cancer patients and survivors.