Articles by Amy Campbell MS, RD, LDN, CDE

Amy Campbell MS, RD, LDN, CDE (91 Articles)

Amy Campbell MS, RD, LDN, CDE is an experienced health, nutrition and diabetes educator and communicator with more than 25 years of experience within the healthcare sector. Amy has extensive expertise in editing and writing for patients, consumers and healthcare professionals; public speaking, teaching and group facilitation; project and account management; and content and curriculum development.


She is currently the Director for Clinical Education Content Development and Training at Good Measures LLC, a Health Professional Advisor at the Egg Nutrition Center, and a blogger/Writer for Madavor Media.

Salt Sense: Which Type is Best to Use?

May 24, 2016

Our recommended daily intake of salt is one teaspoon, or less than 2300 milligrams (mg) of sodium. This comes from the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. But most people eat much more than 2300 mg. In fact, the average intake is more than 3400 mg per day. Too much sodium raises the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. [...]

Vitamin D: Are You Getting Enough?

May 7, 2016

Vitamin D has become very popular. Reports in the media claim that vitamin D can help with many conditions, such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis and asthma. Yet studies have yet to prove these claims. The reality, however, is that many people don’t get enough vitamin D and might be deficient. [...]

Powerful Potassium

April 29, 2016

Potassium is an important nutrient that most Americans don’t get enough of on a daily basis. In fact, because most people don’t get enough potassium, it is considered a “nutrient of public health concern.” So learn more about this important nutrient and how you can make sure you get enough [...]

Getting a Handle on your Hunger

April 19, 2016

If you’re always feeling hungry, you’re not alone. And there are a lot of reasons why. To understand these reasons, it’s important to learn what hunger is and how it’s different from appetite. What is hunger? Hunger is the actual physical need for food. It’s usually accompanied by [...]

Controlling Your Carb Intake

April 12, 2016

People with diabetes learn that carbohydrate, the nutrient that provides energy for the body, has a big impact on blood sugar levels. Eating too much carb can lead to high blood sugars, while not eating enough carb can lead to low blood sugars (if you take insulin or certain types of diabetes [...]

Healthier Pasta to Eat Now

April 7, 2016

Pasta has a gotten a bad rap, especially when it comes to managing diabetes. The pasta that most people eat is made with refined flour and contains a high amount of carbohydrate. One serving of pasta, one-third of cup, contains 15 grams of carb. But most people eat more than one-third of a cup! Luckily, thanks to healthier options, you can still enjoy pasta as part of your diabetes eating plan. Just remember to keep an eye on portion size! [...]

Red Foods that Help Your Heart

February 29, 2016

Did you know that people who have diabetes are twice as likely to get heart disease as people without diabetes? If you have diabetes, there are a lot of steps that you can take to lower your risk. One is to include a variety of healthy foods in your eating plan. And in honor of February’s observances of National Heart Month and Valentine’s Day, why not try some of these red foods? [...]

Managing those Midnight Munchies

February 28, 2016

Late-night eating might be the norm if you’re a night owl, but it’s important to know that nighttime noshing could be affecting your health. At one time or another, most of us have eaten late or, at least, later than usual. However, falling into the habit of sitting down to a heavy meal or even drinking too much coffee or alcohol late at night can lead to a host of problems. Read on to learn about these health consequences and some tips for managing those midnight munchies. [...]

Fitting Fish into Your Eating Plan

February 27, 2016

Including fish and seafood in your meal scan lead to a host of health benefits. Fish, especially fatty fish like salmon, tuna and mackerel, contains healthy omega-3 fats, which can lower blood pressure and heart rate, keep the heart beating in a steady rhythm, lower triglycerides (blood fats), and decrease inflammation. Besides containing healthy fat, fish is rich in protein, contains vitamin D, and is low in harmful saturated fat. The American Heart Association recommends eating fish at least twice a week. [...]

Sneaky Sources of Sodium

February 26, 2016

Most of the sodium consumed in the United States is from processed and restaurant foods. While we all need some sodium in our diets, too much can increase blood pressure and raise the chances of having a heart attack or a stroke. [...]

The New Nordic Diet: A Healthful Way of Eating

January 4, 2016

There’s a new eating plan in town and it focuses on foods commonly eaten in Scandinavian countries. It’s called the New Nordic Diet, or Nordic Diet for short. Read on to learn how this eating plan can benefit your health. [...]

Diabetes and Depression: Nutrition Can Help

January 4, 2016

If you’ve been feeling sad, blue or down for more than a few days at a time, it’s important to seek professional help. Depression can be effectively treated and managed in a number of ways, including with therapy or medication. [...]

Losing Weight – Step by Step

January 4, 2016

With the holidays behind us and a new year in front of us, thoughts often turn to starting fresh, especially when it comes to losing weight. Whether you have put on a few pounds over the holidays, or just want to shed a few pounds to help improve your health, lose weight smartly and safely with the steps laid out in this article. [...]

Yogurt and Your Health

January 4, 2016

If you’ve been to the grocery store lately, you’ve probably seen the many different kinds of yogurt in the dairy case. You might even be eating some of those yogurts. Besides being a convenient snack, yogurt tastes good and is good for your health – as long as you know what to look for and what to steer clear of. [...]

Keeping Your Joints Healthy with Diabetes

December 23, 2015

Diabetes can affect nearly every system in your body, including your musculoskeletal system, a fancy term for your muscles, bones, joints, ligaments and tendons. Diabetes can lead to problems with your hands, feet, wrists, shoulders, neck and spine. Here are some of the more common joint problems that are linked to diabetes. [...]
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