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.

What You Eat Could be The Difference Between Your Bladder Cancer Returning, or Not

While there is no evidence that a particular diet can reduce your risk, results from multiple studies show a link between bladder cancer and what we eat. So it wouldn’t hurt to stock up on yogurt, green tea, and oranges — and also, they’re delicious, so why wouldn’t you want to?

9 Crohn's-Friendly Snacks to Add to Your Diet

If you live with Crohn’s disease or other type of inflammatory bowel disease, thy these healthy, Crohn's friendly snack ideas on the go.

Is High Dose Vitamin D Safe?

High doses of vitamin D may be necessary for patients who have nutrient malabsorption — just watch for these signs of vitamin D toxicity.

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.

Melanoma: Eat These Foods to Help Prevent Recurrence

Much of cancer is out of your control, but eating right can help improve your chances of a healthy survivorship. Try these tips from dietitian Carmen Roberts.

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?

Live With RA? Eat This, Not That

Ever feel like your rheumatoid arthritis symptoms get worse after eating certain foods? Find out which foods can help and those you should nix from your diet.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Recipe Rescue

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

How Diet Can Help Ankylosing Spondylitis

Diet can't cure AS, but there are foods you can eat to help minimize your joint pain and swelling — and some that can make 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.