The Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation is a colorectal cancer organization that supports a plant-based vegan diet. Shortly after our WunderGlo founder, Gloria Borges’s stage-4 colon cancer diagnosis at age 28, she researched various nutritional sources and discovered that animal proteins feed progression of colon cancer. Being an avid reader, brilliant analyzer, and attorney, Gloria read the book The China Study and watched the film documentary Forks over Knives, Our WunderGlo Founder was convinced and decided that becoming a plant-based vegan was the very best dietary option decision to make and she did so on January 1, 2011, just 3-1/2 months after her stage 4 diagnosis.
When Gloria founded WunderGlo in September 2011, she promoted a plant-based vegan diet and an fitness-driven lifestyle that The WunderGlo Foundation continues to promote today. Guests at every one of our WunderGlo events know to expect plant-based meals and appetizers! We take care and pride in serving and featuring amazingly delicious foods in an effort to inspire others to adapt this diet in their own lives and to show “the doubters” just how yummy plant-based foods can be! – “We are what we eat” and a plant based diet reduces inflammation, supports the immune system, increases energy and reduces pain in areas people weren’t even consciously aware of – bottom line, you will simply begin to feel BETTER. The proof will be how your own body feels once you embrace this lifestyle of eating.
The Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation’s Plant-Based Vegan Diet Tips – Feed your body, not cancer!:
There is pretty solid evidence that cancer loves animal protein. We also know that colon cancer especially loves processed meat and red meat. Most of what we read is about what we can’t eat, but it’s time to change the dialogue and focus on what we can eat: the foods that will serve us best in our quest to become cancer-killing machines. Feed your healthy cells with foods rich in nutrients and devoid of those things that cancer likes to snack on. A vegan diet filled with unprocessed, organic foods is the best way to go. Want an example of a daily diet with a couple of options for each meal? Well, look no further. Here it is:
- Breakfast: oatmeal, cereal with almond milk, tofu scramble
- Lunch: salad loaded with veggies (carrots, beets, avocado, tomatoes, cucumber, hearts of palm, artichokes), veggie burger, chili beans
- Snack: almonds, Brazil nuts, strawberries
- Dinner: portobello mushrooms, baked potato, wild rice, steamed asparagus; veggie sushi (don’t forget the ginger); brown rice-based pasta with tomato sauce and fresh basil
There are plenty of variations and many great vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants out there. Your tummy will be happy, and the rest of your body will thank you, too. Meanwhile, you’ll be choking the life out of those cancer cells.
Here is a blog post written by Gloria about the documentary Forks Over Knives and the book: The China Study, which Gloria featured here: http://www.wunderglo.com/blog/
Here is one of Gloria’s blog posts that show her fun perspective as a prior red-meat lover!: http://www.wunderglo.
Chef AJ, Chef, Culinary Instructor and Professional Speaker
Chef AJ has been devoted to a plant-based diet for almost 40 years. She is the host of the television series Healthy Living with CHEF AJ which airs on Foody TV. With her comedy background, she has made appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman and more. A chef, culinary instructor and professional speaker, she is author of the popular book Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight, which chronicles her journey from a junk-food vegan faced with a diagnosis of pre-cancerous polyps, to learning how to create foods that nourish and heal the body.
Based in Los Angeles, Chef AJ teaches how to create meals to transform health, how to deal with cravings and food addiction and addresses the emotional side of eating. She is the creator of The Ultimate Weight Loss Program, was the Executive Pastry Chef at Sante La Brea Restaurant in Los Angeles, creator of Healthy Taste of LA and the YouTube cooking show The Chef and the Dietitian. Chef AJ holds a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University and is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.
Read Gloria’s advice for healthy eating and lifestyle in her Cancer-Killing Adventures Blog