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.

Conditions Covered:Food & Nutrition, Fitness & Exercise

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

8 Foods That Can Harm Bone Health

Which foods should you exclude from your diet when you want to boost your bone health and reduce your osteoporosis risk?

Living With RA? These Food Swaps Might Make You Feel Better

Ever fell like your RA symptoms get worse after eating certain foods? You might be right. Some of the things we eat can make inflammation worse, while others don't. Find out which foods to try and which foods might be worth nixing from your diet.

RA Recipe Rescue

Hunting for RA-friendly fare? These healthy-but-tasty recipes just might be your new go-tos.

Eat This, Not That, For Ankylosing Spondylitis

While there isn’t a diet that will cure AS, there are certain things that you could be eating to help minimize your joint pain and swelling — or foods you’re eating that could be making it worse. Choose wisely.

Use Food to Heal You, Not Harm You

When you’re going through treatment for leukemia, your immune system may be weakened, exposing you to a higher risk of infection — which could even come from your food. Take these measures so your food heals you, not harms you.

Quiz: Am I Eating This Right?

When you're recovering from leukemia treatments and your immune system is low, are you taking all of the precautions necessary to ensure you're not putting yourself at risk for infection, like salmonella?

Best Foods to Prevent Colon Cancer

Diet is a factor in 70 to 90 percent of colorectal cancer cases. Follow these tips to eat a healthy diet that helps prevent colon cancer.

Delicious Keto Recipes for Diabetes

If you’re trying to cut down on your carb intake for blood sugar control, you may want to consider giving the keto diet a try. You won’t have to skimp on delicious meals — just try these recipes to see!

ALL the Ways to Work Out When You Have RA

Whether your RA is moderate or severe, there is a workout option out there for you — and we had our expert RA writers try them, first-hand, just to prove it.

Is the Keto Diet Right For You and Your Chronic Condition?

It’s all the rage these days, but how does it benefit your chronic condition? Well, you’d be surprised. With it’s high-fat, low-carb plan, you’re able to lose weight, lower your blood sugar levels, and decrease inflammation in joints and the gut. Sign us up!