If you love to eat, if you’re looking for healthier ways to make the foods you love, if you want to feel and look your best, you’ve come to the right place.


My goal is to inform, inspire, motivate, and bring a smile to your face. I’ll give you the latest nutrition news, food and lifestyle tips, easy to make recipes, video demonstrations, and more, including a note of inspiration now and then.


It was a pleasure to cook with my friend, Master Massage Therapist, Ron Garcia, who also happens to be a former chef! Even with his demanding schedule, Ron still enjoys cooking every day for his family.
On this exclusive Good Food Matters Holistic Wellness episode, Ron demonstrates his master skills as chef and masseuse. You'll flip for the two Filipino recipes shared: Chicken & Potato Lettuce Wraps and a party favorite, Pancit. He also runs down the importance of massage therapy -- better circulation and pain reduction being just two of several health benefits -- in addition to using reflexology as a diagnostic tool. Ron even shares his secret facial recipe, guaranteed to give you a rosy glow. Enjoy the segment!  It’s never a disaster when working with a master -- and visit my recipe blog for printable versions of Ron's dishes.

About Janet Zappala


Janet is a six-time Emmy award-winning television journalist. She has also garnered 14 Emmy nominations, a Golden Mike Award, and a first place Associated Press Award. Her career has taken her from Honolulu, to San Diego, to Denver, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Her love for journalism has never waned, so she also penned a cookbook for healthy eating.

My Italian Kitchen, Homestyle Recipes Made Lighter & Healthier serves up easy, delicious, good for you recipes that anyone can whip up!

In 2008, Janet became a certified nutritional consultant, studying at the Global College of Natural Medicine in Northern California. She also holds a second certification from the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.

Janet created Your Health Matters for television, and now hosts Good Food Matters, streaming 5PM ET (2PM PT) on dbandatelevision.tv and available via Roku TV, Amazon Fire, and other major platforms. NEW! Good Food Matters debuts on Eatthis.tv.  In this episode Janet enjoys kitchen time with Lauren Del Sarto, publisher of Desert Health News. They prepare two of Lauren’s favorite grain-, gluten- and guilt-free dishes: an incredible hearts of palm pasta with wild shrimp and pesto, in addition to a – would you believe? – chocolate avocado pudding! Watch it HERE!

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