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Eating Disorders: The Misconceptions and the Treatment

Posted on · You might recognize the symptoms of certain eating disorders. Anorexia was added to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, known as the DSM, in 1952. That made the illness more recognizable by doctors and eventually the general public. The same recognition of the disorder bulimia came later, in 1980. Recently, a new disorder has made it into […]

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Is It Even Possible to Eat Healthy During the Holdiays?

Posted on · Coming out of the Thanksgiving holiday, maybe you’re one of many Houstonians who over-indulged over the weekend. Maybe you’re wondering: “Is it even possible to eat healthy during the holdiays?” Dietician Catherine Kruppa joins us to dish out some advice on navigating December’s sweets, treats, parties, cocktails and another round of turkey and stuffing. Catherine is a registered […]

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Our Dietitian Answers Your Nutrition Questions

Posted on · We all have questions about what we eat. Houston Matters gives you a chance to ask a local dietitian your nutrition questions. Catherine Kruppa, registered dietitian at Advice for Eating, answers your questions about everything from what kind of multi-vitamins are the best to what’s the effect of fast food on our nutrition.

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The Full Menu: What’s New in the Houston Food Scene

Posted on · There are lots of great restaurant choices in Houston, but with new ones popping up left and right it’s often hard to stay on top of what’s happening in the ever-flourishing Houston food scene. Fortunately, there are also a number of people who are dedicated to exploring and then writing about the Houston food scene […]

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Houston’s Signature Food, and Baking Bread: Houston Matters for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Posted on · Chicago has deep-dish pizza. Philly has cheesesteaks. Pittsburgh puts slaw and French fries on sandwiches. St. Louisans devour toasted ravioli. Many major cities boast one signature food – one dish that’s served all over town, that helps to define the community, that stands out above the rest. Houston, it would seem, is not one of […]

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Deaths in the Oil Field, Farmer’s Markets & Organ Donation: Houston Matters for Mon., Feb. 24, 2013

Posted on · On Sunday, the Houston Chronicle reported on some of the negative consequences of Greater Houston’s oil boom. While regulations have been strengthened in recent years for off-shore oil drilling – in particular following the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill – on-shore drilling remains, as one Houston attorney puts it: “the wild west.” We talk […]

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What Restaurants Is Houston Missing?

Posted on · Greater Houston has a varied and growing restaurant industry. There are few things we’re missing in Greater Houston, food-wise. And we have options for just about any budget. But amid so many options for our food dollar, how challenging is it to maintain a restaurant in Houston? We consider the restaurant scene in Houston from […]

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Your Sleep Disorder Questions Answered

Posted on · On the road, at work, at school, at home, we, our friends, neighbors, co-workers, loved ones – average less than seven hours of sleep each weekday. That’s a lot of sleep-deprived Houstonians. And we’re not just tired, we’re inattentive, less productive, and it’s not good for us. We discuss how Houstonians sleep – we’ll share […]

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Making & Keeping New Year’s Resolutions: Houston Matters for Thurs., Jan. 2, 2014

Posted on · Can you actually stick to your New Year’s resolutions this year? We talk about making resolutions in a way that’s more attainable. And we’ll hear from some Houstonians who made resolutions in 2013 and kept them. We’ll hear how they made it happen. Plus: We’ll learn about a program that encourages African Americans to eat […]

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Eating What Your Ancestors Ate: Combating Obesity Through Heritage

Posted on · Many people make New Year’s resolutions to eat better and/or lose weight. In 2009, a Department of Health and Human Services report found that 71 percent of African Americans in Houston were obese. To combat that, a non-profit organization called Oldways has created an African Heritage Diet Pyramid, a healthy eating model designed specifically for African Americans. […]

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The Ultimate Food Lover’s Guide to Houston

Posted on · And the folks behind My Table magazine have published a third edition of The Ultimate Food Lover’s Guide to Houston. We’ll talk with editor Teresa Byrne-Dodge about the guide, and about the seemingly ever-growing array of restaurants, bakeries, butchers, fishmongers, markets and pubs in Greater Houston.