Laura Dolson

Health and Food Writer


Health, Science, Low-Carb Diets


University of Vermont, Alliant International University, California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego



Laura Dolson is a former writer for Verywell Fit covering low-carb diets. She has been developing health and education websites since 1999. She has written for people with cancer, and those interested in health and nutrition, and has taught health and nutrition classes at a junior high charter school in California. She has been focusing on low-carb and low-glycemic eating for over two decades—investigating the emerging science related to low-carb eating, writing articles to help people change their diets, and developing healthy menus and recipes.


Laura has a Bachelor of Science in physical therapy from the University of Vermont, a master's degree in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology - San Diego, and several years of doctoral work in clinical psychology, part of which involved research in online communication.

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