So nice to see you here at the corner of Good & Good-for-You!
I’m Tiziana, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Real-Food Fanatic. This blog is where I share easy tips and tasty recipes in pursuit of gut health and autoimmune wellness.
Please come in and make yourself at home. Let’s get to know each other…
WHAT’S IN MY NAME?
Ciao and welcome! My name is Tiziana, pronounced tee-tsia-nah. It’s an Italian name. I was born and raised in Puglia, the heel of the boot on Italy’s map. I grew up in a quintessentially Mediterranean kitchen with 2 hard-core cooking parents so passionate about food, they would actually argue and compete over “who made it better” (Italians! LOL). You could say that food is in my DNA (browse my Recipes page for a glimpse of my obsession). I can’t remember a time I didn’t cook or come up with recipes. I love tweaking Italian classics and make every dish as healthy and nutrient-dense as possible.
Yes and no. By birth, I’m 100% Italian, but my life journey has also made me an American. Many moons ago I left Rome to move to New York City where I felt right at home for a long time. Until one day my husband and I had the opportunity to enjoy far better weather in Miami Beach. And I mean, faaaaaar better! We love it here.
WHERE IS THE CORNER OF GOOD & GOOD-FOR-YOU?
It’s where Pleasure meets Pain. The pleasure of eating our favorite foods and the necessary pain of having to make better choices because of health problems or weight issues. For one reason or another, many of us are dealing with all sorts of dietary restrictions. As a Health Coach and Recipe Developer, I know the struggle is real for us food lovers. It’s easy to get lost without some direction and the support of a health expert.
Life is too short to eat bland food! Don’t you agree? If I’ve learned anything as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, working with clients and elimination diets, is that it’s hard to stick to better choices when those choices are tasteless and boring. It impacts our cravings, our mindset, and most importantly our chances to succeed and heal. Life at the corner of Good & Good-for-You is all about exploring better nutrition, delicious recipes, and vital information for a healthy life full of flavor. Browse and search my Recipes page by “course”, “diet”, or “ingredient”. I’m confident you’ll find something nutritious and delicious to inspire you. Buon appetito!
PURSUIT OF GUT HEALTH
“All Disease Begins in The Gut”– Hippocrates
All disease begins in the gut. True… but so does health! That’s why my quest for wellness in this blog and in life is always focused on gut health and the balance within the microbiome that populates our gastrointestinal tract (for more on the subject, read this post ). I’ve always appreciated the power of nutrition; the role it plays in disease prevention and our body’s ability to heal itself. My mother is a Registered Nurse, so I developed health awareness at an early age. While at university in Rome, I also studied Nutrition Science and fell in love with it. A passion I later resumed by becoming an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach (visit my Health Coach page for more information).
But if I’m being completely honest, the decision to become a Health Coach was also tied to very personal reasons. Three very personal reasons to be exact… (visit My Autoimmune Story to find out more).