Italo Calandra.


Hi there, welcome and thank you for visiting my website.


My name is Italo.

At the age of 19, I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, a condition that changed my life and my perception of living and eating healthy.

The disease itself was a wake-up call that pushed me to look beyond the conventional medical procedures, as I wasn’t planning on living a life of suffering, relying on medications and spending my days in doctors offices.

This never stopped me to live the life that I wanted. I always fought back, but at one point it was unsustainable. I was taking a lot of drugs that doctors prescribed and as a result I was experiencing the different drug’s side effects. As well as this the symptoms of the disease was coming back stronger and stronger every time.

An important part of my life is that I am a "Break-dancer" and as a dancer not having the energy to stand on my hands, and practice my steps, I kept losing my moves every time I had to stop, which was heart breaking. I was in pain, physically, and mentally, but at that time I made a choice: to transform the pain into power, for myself and for others.

During the path of living together with the disease, I have studied and tried out different and alternative approaches to pharmacological treatments to understand that changing lifestyle and certain eating habits can not only help prevent or even reverse diseases such as ulcerative colitis, but how they can help everyone in order to live a life with more energy, more health, less risk of contracting diseases and consequently living a more satisfying life.

At that stage, I saw my purpose, the one of raising more awareness towards health and general well being in order to help and inspire others to live healthier, happier and more satisfying lives.

During my journey I also have studied at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition for becoming a certified Health Coach . This helped me so much with gaining the right knowledge for coaching others on how to improve their health and lifestyles.

Health and lifestyle coaching is my calling, but in my life I have many other passions like dancing, surfing, preparing delicious whole food plant-based meals, reading and travel the world.

​I hope you find the information on this website interesting and helpful. If you need my support as a health and lifestyle coach, I am here to help you make some lasting positive changes in your life to bring out a better version of yourself.


I’d be honored to assist you in accomplishing these health and wellness changes!


​Much love,


Italo Calandra