Category Archives: Health

The Puppy That Came For Christmas

By Kathryn Matthews “I’d been taking some herbs, agnus castus and black cohosh….I had changed my diet to take more foods rich in folic acid…  I’d also contracted a charity called Baby Makers, who support people having difficulty getting pregnant….” … Continue reading

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Get Naked. It’s Healthy.

By Kathryn Matthews That’s the promise Naked Pizza makes: they’re naked…and you’re gonna feel good. ”Naked”, in this case, refers to a pizza stripped of processed ingredients. Pizza is one of those foods I’d never miss if it suddenly disappeared.  … Continue reading

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Less Meat, More Plants: One Home Cook’s Journey

By Kathryn Matthews Here’s the wonderful thing about my recent, albeit way-too-short, visit to Pittsburgh…good as the burgeoning, local-minded restaurant scene is here (and which I highlighted earlier this year in my NYT article), I didn’t have to set foot … Continue reading

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Turkey on a Road Trip

By Kathryn Matthews There’s something romantic about a road trip.  It sparks my spirit of adventure.  So, this year, not only did we drive 8-1/2 hours to Pittsburgh to spend Thanksgiving with family…we also volunteered to cook the entire Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Healthy Twists for Thanksgiving

By Kathryn Matthews Why not jumpstart your New Year’s resolution—”to eat more healthfully”—at Thanksgiving?  That’s right, I said Thanksgiving.  Because the basic inputs—turkey, cranberries, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, green beans or collard greens—are inherently healthful foods.  It’s what you do … Continue reading

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Healthy Eating Made Simpler…

By Kathryn Matthews The holiday eating season officially starts this Thursday, November 24th.  When confronted by an onslaught of tempting foods, what will you put on your plate? Forget strict dietary “rules”.  Instead, visualize the Healthy Eating Plate created by Harvard School of … Continue reading

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Wash Your Hands (A Lot); Get Sick Less

By Kathryn Matthews On a recent Friday evening at peak commuter rush hour, I boarded the Metro North train at Grand Central, sinking into my seat with seconds to spare.  I hadn’t noticed my seatmate.  But she soon got my … Continue reading

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