Posts Categorized: Health and Nutrition

Hyponatremia: The Signs and Symptoms

It is a common misconception that sodium is bad for you. While excessive sodium levels can be dangerous and put you at a risk for certain health issues, your body needs sodium. Sodium is on the periodic table of elements and is an electrolyte. When the right amount of sodium is in the body, it… Read more »

From Corporate Executive to Entrepreneur, Competitive Athlete Donna French Offers an Inspiring Family Story of Grit, Courage, Determination and Perseverance

Unexpected Career Pivot Leads to Joy Helping Others Get Fit When their son Hunter went away to college, Donna and Glen French found themselves in unfamiliar territory as neither of them had a job at the time. Having climbed the ranks of Brown & Williamson, Humana and Anthem, Donna was at a career crossroads armed… Read more »

Lyme Disease Symptoms in Women

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is transmitted by Ixodes ticks, more commonly known as deer ticks. These nymphal ticks are about the size of poppy seeds, yet they carry the dangerous Lyme disease in their bites. Ticks are thought of as insects, but they are actually arachnids that are related to scorpions and… Read more »

How fast can you run a mile? Find out on July 20 at the Parkway Mile!

The Louisville Sports Commission originally shared this information through an email. As a member of the Louisville Sports Commission board, Dr. Stacie Grossfeld is sharing this information on her personal website. Registration is now open for Louisville’s newest summer race, the Louisville Active Parkway Mile. We’ve all trained and run 5Ks, half marathons, and some even… Read more »

What is Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction?

During pregnancy, a lot of different things happen to women’s bodies that don’t occur at any other time in their life and that men will never experience. One occurrence is that the pelvic bone alignment tends to become relaxed, and even stretchy, due to a hormone called Relaxin. A woman’s body releases this hormone so… Read more »

Osteoarthritis and Your Heart Health

Frequently my patients ask me about being able to manage heart health and osteoarthritis at the same time. Heart health is extremely important, but it can be struggle to keep up with, especially when paired with issues that may affect mobility. According to The American Heart Association, being physically active is essential in the prevention… Read more »

Making an Apple Watch Birthday Cake

Talking about baking the Apple Watch birthday cake, Dr. Grossfeld explains that she really only bakes once a year outside of an occasional batch of cookies and apple or cherry pie. I wouldn’t even come close to calling myself a baker. I also start with the mindset every year a couple days before Adam’s birthday that… Read more »

The Zika Virus: An Overview

Louisville orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld is very interested in learning more about the Zika virus. One important reason is that joint pain is one of the major symptoms of Zika. And in reading about Zika, Dr. Grossfeld created an informative PowerPoint presentation, the: Zika Virus Overview, to share so that others can also become informed about this… Read more »

Why is vitamin D good for you?

Vitamin D is an important vitamin for your body. This fat-soluble vitamin is found in fish oils and liver, and is sometimes added to foods as a supplement. You can also get vitamin D from exposure to the sun. There are many reasons why vitamin D is good for you. Here are 7 of them:… Read more »