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.

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The Spice Blend With Anti-Inflammatory Benefits

Researchers tested a specific blend of spices with the potential to lower inflammation in the body. Even better news: It’s also delicious.

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Should You Try the Keto Diet?

The fat-filled, carb-skimping keto diet isn’t for everyone, but is it for you? Although no one but you and your doctor can make that determination, we’ll help you do a little groundwork to see if it’s something you should consider.

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4 Reasons to Try IF (Besides Weight Loss)

Intermittent fasting is a popular diet known for helping people shed pounds. But now, researchers say it may do more than just that.

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How to Curb Your Quarantine Sweet Tooth

Here’s why sugar keeps calling your name (especially now)—and what you can do to ignore the constant craving.

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The Big Benefit of Eating Veggies That You Didn’t Know About

Three new studies have linked plant protein intake to a longer, healthier (disease-free!) life.

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Let's Talk About the Keto Diet

Find out all about this popular weight-loss strategy and how it can affect your health.

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Let's Talk About the Keto Flu

If you're trying the keto diet for the first time, you might be surprised by some of the initial side effects. We asked the experts what to watch out for.

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Let's Talk About Ketosis

This chemical reaction in your body is at the heart of the keto diet. We asked our health and nutrition experts for a more detailed look at what it is, and how it works.

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Why the Keto Diet and Acid Reflux May Not Mix

If you’re living with acid reflux or GERD, the ketogenic diet may make your symptoms worse.

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29 Foods That Trigger Migraine

What you eat can trigger migraine. Holistic health practitioner Mark Canadic provides of list of the 29 worst trigger foods.