Ask Sofia: What are the Signs of Endometriosis?
The signs of endometriosis, where the uterine lining begins to grow outside the uterus, can include painful menstruation, low back pain, discomfort during intercourse, fatigue and gastrointestinal issues – all of which can be mistaken for other issues such as fibroids, pelvic inflammatory disease or irritable bowel syndrome.
How Stress Impacts Our Health
Stress is an inevitable part of life – and it isn’t all bad. In the short term, stress can be a positive thing. It can motivate you to take action, address an issue and make a change. For instance, the stress of a new job, a new house or a new baby can be challenging but still […]
Tips for Surviving a Divorce
Even when it’s the right decision at the right time, getting divorced is rarely easy. Emotions, finances and relationships can all feel strained, and, if you have kids, putting on a good face every day can be a real challenge. While there is no magic pill or answer for making divorce easy, you can survive – and thrive in the long run – by keeping a few key things in mind.
Food Trends for 2017
If you have a New Year’s resolution associated with health and wellness, or simply an interest in the latest food trends, you might be interested to learn a little more about what’s trending when it comes to what we eat.
Allie Nowak, Clinic Sofia physician assistant and competitive athlete, places a priority on healthy eating. In particular, she continues to notice an uptick in interest and options for Paleo and gluten-free dining. Paleo focuses on protein-rich whole foods such as chicken, fish, red meat, organic full-fat dairy and organic eggs – all popular at the supermarket and in restaurants today. Nowak also notes that refined high-carb/high-sugar and low-fat foods are all on a downward trend.
Preparing for Your Best Year Yet
Was 2016 your favorite year? Or maybe it was second grade – when you had the teacher of your dreams – or the year you got married or started sleeping through the night again after having kids. What does the idea of your “best year ever” look and feel like? Some people like to create vision boards to depict their goals and dreams while others prefer a journal, discussion with a friend or simply quiet meditation time.
Our Favorite Holiday Traditions
At Clinic Sofia, we love the holiday season (including beautiful cards from our patients!) and any reason to celebrate. As the holidays approach, we asked our staff to share some of their favorite traditions, which we now share with you.