Holly Cooper Ford (Page 11)
Holly Cooper Ford is a freelance writer and editor based in Atlanta. She received her journalism degree from the University of Georgia prior to moving to New York City, where she worked at Rolling Stone and Mademoiselle magazines. She was on staff at Creative Loafing Atlanta and then led the editorial team at Plow & Hearth catalog in Virginia prior to making the move to healthcare marketing in 2007. In addition to writing for the blog, Holly manages the UVA Physician Resource website, contributes regularly to Vim & Vigor magazine and writes a monthly UVA health column for the Daily Progress.
Posts by Holly Cooper Ford
The Pros and Cons of the Paleo Diet
The Paleo Diet™ is called the “caveman diet” for a reason. It’s based on the premise that the best foods for us are those that our ancestors ate. That is, no processed foods, dairy or refined sugars. Instead, Paleo followers opt for fresh fruits, vegetables and meat. In a recent…
Perfectionist Children: Tips to Manage Their Stress
We all want our children to strive for greatness. But, what happens when your child’s quest for perfection becomes all-consuming? Get tips for finding a balance and help them to learn that its ok to not be perfect in everything.
Sugary or Salty: The Snack Time Debate
Some of us reach for the candy jar to satisfy those mid-afternoon cravings. Others go straight for the chips. When it comes to heart health, who is better off: the sugar lover or the salt fanatic?
Spotlight On: Holiday Heart Syndrome
For some, all of this excess can lead to more than just a headache and indigestion. It can result in a condition called Holiday Heart Syndrome.
When to See a Cardiologist
When it comes to caring for your heart, sometimes it’s necessary to call in an expert, aka a cardiologist or physician trained in identifying and treating conditions of the heart and vascular system. To help you determine exactly when and why you should see a cardiologist, we asked Lawrence Gimple,…
The Problem with Processed Meats
[caption id="attachment_13350" align="alignright" width="300"] Processed meats have been linked to colorectal cancer.[/caption] What’s a sub without salami? A pizza without pepperoni? If you’re a fan of these and other processed meats, it may be time to consider cutting back. The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)…
The Canola Oil Controversy
Learn more about the misconceptions and the many health benefits of canola oil, one of the most versatile cooking oils available.
A Cheat Sheet: 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines
What you can expect in the latest guidelines is the same consistent message on what constitutes a healthy diet. What you’ll also find are a few updates in some key areas based on the latest research.