Carmen Roberts, MS, RD, LDN

Health Professional

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.

Conditions Covered:Food & Nutrition, Fitness & Exercise

Latest by Carmen Roberts, MS, RD, LDN

The Dangers of Dehydration

Every time you go to the bathroom or sweat, you lose water. If you’re vomiting or have diarrhea – more water loss. All of this contributes to dehydration, which is a serious health risk. Find out how much your body needs.

Low FODMAP Diet to Treat Digestive Health Issues

The low FODMAP diet can help to prevent bloating, cramping, diarrhea, flatulence, and other symptoms that are common for people who suffer from IBS, Crohn's disease, UC, or celiac disease. These are the foods to stock up on, and the ones to avoid.

Diet Tips to Help Manage Bipolar Disorder

Living with bipolar disorder? What you eat can actually affect your treatment — for better, or worse. Here are some tips to aid in managing bipolar disorder.

Eat This, Not That, If You Are Living With Gout

Living with gout? Here are some foods you can substitute for your old favorites. And, don’t worry, you can still enjoy a good drink and some sweets.

Home DNA Tests and Privacy: A Primer

Remember: Reputable companies will ask permission before they share your information with others.

Living With Gout? Eat Less of These Foods

You probably know alcohol aggravates gout. But did you know lentils, certain shellfish, and sugar can also push your uric acid levels too high?

Got Gout? Find Out if You’re Eating Smart

An overabundance of uric acid causes those achy joints. Here’s what to eat to keep your levels in check and help avoid painful flares.

5 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Diverticulitis

More than half of GI-related hospital admissions in the U.S. each year are due to this condition.

Getting Back Into Fitness After Joint Replacement Surgery

HealthCentral compiled some of the best exercises you can do after either knee- or hip-replacement surgery to help improve your fitness and mobility as you recover.

10 Juice and Smoothie Recipes for Cancer Prevention

Protecting yourself from cancer has never been so delicious.