Articles by Amy Campbell MS, RD, LDN, CDE

Amy Campbell MS, RD, LDN, CDE (94 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.

Five Fiber-Rich Foods to Eat More Of

December 23, 2014

Fiber is one of those nutrients that we know we should be eating, but, for some reason, we tend to fall short on. Fiber isn’t all that exciting, and it’s the butt of many jokes (no pun intended). All joking aside, fiber is an important nutrient that we all need, and not just because it helps to regulate digestion and prevent constipation. [...]

The Surprising Health Benefits of Chocolate

December 23, 2014

Few people can resist chocolate. Eating chocolate can seem like a guilty pleasure, especially for people with diabetes. What’s surprising, though, is that chocolate can actually be good for you! [...]

Diabetes and Gout

December 6, 2014

Gout is a joint condition that used to be called the “disease of kings” because, traditionally, kings were the only people able to dine on lots of rich, calorie-filled foods. Today, gout affects many people–including women. More than 8 million adults in the US have gout, and it’s on the rise. [...]

Meeting Your Protein Needs Without the Meat

December 4, 2014

Whether you’re trying to build muscle, lose weight or control your blood glucose levels, making sure you get enough protein in your eating plan is important. Protein is a major nutrient that we all need for good health. Protein is part of every cell, tissue, muscle and organ in the body. In addition, enzymes, hormones and other body chemicals are made of protein. We have to make sure we eat enough of it to give our bodies what they need. [...]

The Good News About Prediabetes

November 13, 2014

Diabetes is a hot topic these days. It’s often mentioned in the news, and diabetes medicines are advertised on TV and in magazines. This disease even has its own month (November). The chances are good that you know more than one person who has diabetes. That’s not surprising, as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) stated earlier this year that about 29 million Americans now have diabetes. [...]

Frozen Dinners:  Friends or Foes?

October 15, 2014

Today’s frozen dinners are nothing like frozen dinners of years gone by. Take a walk down the frozen food aisle in your grocery store and you’ll be amazed at the variety of frozen meals that you can choose from. There’s something for pretty much everyone – vegetarian, gluten-free, and even organic. Frozen meals are a billion-dollar industry and at least 70% of Americans eat them. And why not? With so many different kinds and flavors available, it’s possible to eat a frozen meal every day or night of the week and never get bored. [...]

Fall for These Foods

October 5, 2014

Fall is here! Cookouts, picnics and frozen treats are behind us. Now we can look forward to cooler days and crisp nights. We can also look forward to enjoying tasty – but healthy – foods that nourish our bodies and minds at the same time. Give these three foods a try during the autumn season. [...]

Turn Up the Heat

September 29, 2014

Hot sauce. Chili peppers. Jalapeños. Indian curry. What do these foods all have in common? They’re hot! If you have the taste buds and the stomach for them, you might want to include them in your regular eating plan, because they offer a whole host of benefits. Here’s how they can help your health! [...]

Reducing Salt And Sugar For Better Health

September 27, 2014

Salt and Sugar both play very important roles in the body. Sugar provides you with energy. And salt helps balance the fluids in your body. However, many people take in too much salt and sugar, which can be harmful to your health. Sugar is a source of energy found in many different forms in [...]

Breakfast: To Eat or Not to Eat?

September 1, 2014

The topic of breakfast is once again in the news. In one study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers divided overweight or obese people into three groups. One group was told to skip breakfast, one was told to eat breakfast, and ones was told to follow their usual regimen. After 16 weeks, there was little to no change in body weight among the three groups. [...]

Bountiful Beans: The Secret to Good Health

August 22, 2014

Beans may not seem very exciting, but when you learn a little more about what they can do for your health, you will end up with a new-found respect for these surprisingly healthy legumes. [...]

The Scoop on Ice Cream and Diabetes

July 1, 2014

For many people, summertime and ice cream often go hand in hand. But if you have diabetes, you might be thinking that ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelato and sorbet are all off-limits. While ice cream isn’t exactly a health food, it’s not necessarily a food that you have to avoid, either. The key is knowing how to fit it into your eating plan. [...]

Water, Water Everywhere:  What’s the Best Kind to Drink?

June 24, 2014

Summer is officially here, and that means hot weather is upon us. It’s important to drink more when the temperature climbs to avoid getting dehydrated. However, it’s just as important to choose the right kind of drink if you have diabetes to prevent your blood glucose from spiking. Many popular beverages, like soda, sports drinks and ice tea, are loaded with sugar and calories. [...]

May is Healthy Vision Month: Diabetic Retinopathy

May 12, 2014

You might not think a lot about your eyes. We often take being able to see for granted. Hopefully, you’ll never have a problem with your vision. But, if you have diabetes, you need to be extra careful to make sure that your eyes stay as healthy as possible. [...]

Ten “Egg-cellent” Reasons to Eat Eggs

May 7, 2014

Did you know that eggs are one of the healthiest foods that you can eat? Maybe you’ve been avoiding eggs, thinking that they’re too high in cholesterol for you to eat. But the good news is that eggs can be a delicious part of anyone’s eating plan—as long as you’re not allergic to them. Here are 10 good reasons to add eggs to your eating plan today. [...]
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