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

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Nutrition

Top Heart-Healthy Potassium-Rich Foods

Potassium is an essential part of a nutritious, heart-healthy diet. Find the right foods at your grocery store that will add more potassium to your meals.

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Alternative Treatment

Can Activated Charcoal Treat Your Chronic Condition?

Find out if the claims that activated charcoal can combat digestive issues, high cholesterol, and skin problems are true.

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Five Questions

Potato Strong: Low-Fat, Vegan Diet for High Cholesterol

Will Kriski tells his story about tackling high cholesterol by developing a low-fat, whole-foods, plant-based diet that emphasizes starchy vegetables.

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Lifestyle

10 Foods to Buy in Bulk If You Have Renal Cancer

What you eat could impact how you feel day to day. And now researchers say it could even improve the effectiveness of your treatments.

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Nutrition

Eat More Water!

That’s right—there are plenty of ways to sneak in an extra glass or two a day just by choosing the right foods.

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Gluten Free

Allergy-Friendly Dark Chocolate Brownies

If someone you love lives with a food allergy, try this recipe for delicious dark chocolate brownie hearts that is gluten- and dairy-free.

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Gluten Free

Gluten-Free Almond Sugar Cookies

If you've been missing classic sugar cookies since going gluten-free, try this delicious gluten-free version of almond sugar cookies.

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Supplements

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.

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Risk Factors

Arsenic and Lead In Fruit Juice?

About half of 45 popular commercial fruit juices have elevated levels of potentially harmful heavy metals, according to this report.