Very few people have been vegan their entire
lives. Though the idea of "veganism"
was unknown to Ursula as a young
child, she naturally gravitated
toward a plant based diet from birth.
But being raised in a meat loving
country like Brazil posed many challenges
for her, especially for her health.
Despite all of these obstacles, Ursula went
on to accomplish all of the things that she
dreamt of as a child. Having been influenced
by her great uncle, artist M.C.
Escher (visit: artsy.net/artist/mc-escher),
Ursula chased her dream of becoming a character
animator. She went on to work with some
of the best animators in the country, and
is best known for her pivotal role in creating
the award winning game "Call
of Duty." Though in the peak
of her career, with many opportunities, Ursula
felt that something was still missing. Sometimes,
life has a way of changing our priorities.
For Ursula, her father being diagnosed
with brain cancer was the catalyst.
Tip: here is also a MC Escher
inspired app on the apple store: iornament
Anti-Cancer Diet for dad
Though her family opted for conventional
treatment, Ursula was still adamant about
supporting her father's health with proper
nutrition. And although her investigation
of anti-cancer diets started as a project
to help her father, she realized that much
of this information was confusing and difficult
to follow on a practical level. This inspired
her to author and publish "A
Day in The Budwig Diet: The Book",
both in English and Portuguese. Because information
is more limited in Brazil, Ursula now devotes
much of her time promoting awareness of nutritional
therapies amongst the Portuguese speaking
Yet, having done so much research on the
topic of diet, anti-cancer diets in particular,
Ursula realized how much of this
information applied to the vegan diet.
Though she had always been very careful about
the food she ate, Ursula was still shocked
about how much better she felt after incorporating
some of these techniques into her diet. She
also realized how much of the vegan community
was unaware of the dangers posed by certain
foods, especially in vegan cookbooks. These
realizations have inspired her to write her
very first vegan book, "The
Vegan Survival Guide" (2014).
learned so much from my ups and downs as a
life long vegan. I'm really excited
to share my experiences and insights so that
you can get the most out
of your vegan diet."
~ Ursula Escher
GoodReads Author Page:
Leela The Ninja Girl
This is a little cartoon I did back in 2003.
I was getting started in 2D animation and
took the opportunity to write a cute story...
check it out! ;)
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player to view this presentation)
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