Diane Giuliani

About Diane Giuliani

Diane is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and also carries a certification in Plant-based Nutrition. She provides strategies and nutritional consultation specific to strengthening the body’s immune system during cancer treatment and recovery through her private practice and role at Wellness Within. She is a breast cancer survivor herself and is passionate about helping others diagnosed with cancer live longer healthier lives.

Tempeh Bourguignon

Serves 4 8 oz. package of tempeh, cut into ½ inch cubes 2 cups dry red wine 1 onion chopped 2 carrots cut into ½ inch dice 3 garlic cloves, pressed 1 TBS tamari or soy 3 TBS olive oil, divided ½ tsp. herbes de Provence 1 bay leaf 3 TBS tomato paste 8 oz. […]

Should I Avoid Soy?

This question gets asked frequently in my nutrition classes especially from women that have/had estrogen driven cancers. I thought it would be helpful to share some of the more recent information that I’ve encountered that might help answer that question for you. Several foods that regularly make an appearance on a whole foods plant-strong diet […]

Love Your Liver

The liver is the largest organ in the body and weighs three to four pounds. It’s a complex chemical factory and orchestrates bodily functions that operate twenty-four hours a day. It plays a fundamental part of our body’s natural filtration system, and a well-functioning liver is essential for most cancer prevention programs. The more nutritional […]

Gluten – the Quiet Flame?

Maybe you’ve noticed just as I have the surge of reports and articles online and in magazines about gluten. I’ve also been aware of the increased number of gluten-free images I see on packaging at the grocery store – everything from food, drinks and supplements to personal care products. So what’s it all about and […]

Shopping to Avoid Genetically Engineered Foods

Almost weekly my inbox has an article about Genetically Engineered (GE) or Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) foods. While the terms are interchangeable, I thought it might be worth the time to provide a little more information and clarification on this hot topic. I’ve also included two links for resource guides that will help you navigate […]

The Magic of Coconut Oil

The term “Superfoods” is one of the latest buzz words and has become a topic of conversation amongst friends and bloggers alike. While there are several superfoods worth noting, the one I want to explore briefly in this blog is Coconut oil. Coconut oil has received quite a bit of attention the last couple of […]

Lemon Water – A Morning Tonic?

I can’t remember exactly when I decided to start drinking lemon water every morning, but I’m happy that I did. Most likely I was following the advice of a well-respected person in the world of integrative health and their argument must have been strong enough to convince me to try it. For some, my morning […]

Deconstructing Meat Labels

Frequently people are confused about the differences between organic and natural meat, as well as free range and grass-fed animals. This question comes up often in my classes so I thought it would be helpful to explain the distinctions between these labels. Organic According to the USDA, organic meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products, come […]

Benefits of Fermented Vegetables

As a young girl I had the incredible fortune of being raised in the Orient. It was here that I had my first introduction to Tsukemono, a Japanese fermented vegetable medley, along with Kimchi which is the Korean version of sauerkraut. Both of these condiments I grew to enjoy, but as a youngster I was […]

Soy & Breast Cancer

I frequently get asked by women in my classes about the safety of eating soy foods, especially if they’ve had estrogen and progesterone receptor positive breast cancer. The latest information, according to an article published in November of 2012 by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), makes clear that soy is safe to eat. […]