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

Nutrition

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.

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Tests

Home DNA Tests and Privacy: A Primer

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

Living With

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?

Living With

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.

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Prevention

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.

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Surgery

Get Fit After Joint Replacement Surgery

These are some of the best exercises you can do after joint replacement surgery to help improve your fitness and mobility as you recover.

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Recipe/Cooking

10 Juice and Smoothie Recipes for Cancer Prevention

Protecting yourself from cancer has never been so delicious.

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Complications

Staying Active After a Foot or Ankle Injury

If you've suffered a foot or ankle injury, you don’t want to hurt yourself even more. Here's how you can stay active and recover safely.

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Recipe/Cooking

Hot Drinks That Offer Healing Health Benefits

These hot drinks will not only warm you up, but they can also help prevent and treat chronic health conditions like cancer and rheumatoid arthritis.

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Nutrition

Allergy-Friendly Holiday Cookie Recipes

With food allergies on the rise, these allergy-friendly alternatives to classic cookie recipes will be a hit at your next holiday party.