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Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Health Professional, Medical Reviewer

Carmen is a Registered Dietitian. In addition to writing for HealthCentral, she has spent her career working at Johns Hopkins and is also an adjunct faculty instructor for Excelsior College. Carmen has over 20 years of experience in nutritional counseling, education, writing, and program management and is a certified specialist in adult weight management. She enjoys educating her students and clients about how nutrition affects the body and its role in overall health and wellness.

Latest by Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

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Recipe/Cooking

5 Holiday Smoothies to Help You Reset

Ready to lighten up after the turkey, stuffing, and pie? These easy smoothies are a great place to start.

Raw Green Organic Zucchini Noodles
Recipe/Cooking

Low-Carb Diet Recipes for Diabetes

If you’re cutting down on your carb intake for blood sugar control, try these delicious diabetes friendly keto recipies.

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Supplements

Best Drinks for Liver Health With Hep C?

To maintain your liver health with hepatitis C, you should avoid sodas and sugary drinks, as well as most dietary supplements. Here's why.

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Nutrition

Are Nutritional Supplements (Like Boost® and Ensure®) Good for You?

Consuming nutritional supplements can be great if you aren’t getting enough calories, protein, vitamins, etc. — but too much can also put a person at risk for malnutrition.

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Supplements

What You Need to Know About Iron

It's important to get iron in your diet, but too much can also be harmful. Here's how to make sure you get the right amount.

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Nutrition

What's a Low Purine Diet?

Find out what should be on your plate to lower your uric acid levels and prevent painful kidney stones and gout.

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Nutrition

Protein Powders for Teens: Friend or Foe?

Chances are, your teen is consuming some form of protein supplements — whether it’s a powdery drink or a protein-packed granola bar. Protein is everywhere right now, but is it right for your teen? Do they really need that extra boost, or is it unhealthy?

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Cholesterol

Reduce Meat Consumption (Just a Little) for Better Health

Turns out you don’t have to go all the way vegan to improve your health. A new study confirms that cutting 50% of the meat from your diet is 100% beneficial.

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Fitness

The Secret to Really Sticking to Your Workouts

Pull out your calendars! Researchers say the trick to sticking to your workouts involves planning far in advance.

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Nutrition

Should You Lay Off the Cheese and Yogurt — Or Load Up?

Conflicting research says that for some inflammatory conditions, dairy is harmful, while for others, it’s actually helpful. Find out if your condition is one that should be loading up on cheese, or ridding dairy altogether.