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232 Why I (still) Don’t Drink Coffee

232 Why I (still) Don’t Drink Coffee

Do you drink coffee? When I posted the video "Why I Quit Caffeine (and you should too!!)" on YouTube in 2017, I quickly realized just how passionate folks are about their coffee rituals. Fast forward to 2024 - and I still don't drink coffee. Not a drop. Not even in...

231 Debunking Fitness Myths with Michael Ulloa

231 Debunking Fitness Myths with Michael Ulloa

The internet is filled with fitness myths that promise quick fixes and magical solutions. From the carnivore diet to the “best exercise to make shredded abs!” - there’s a lot of 💩 out there. So when UK-based Michael Ulloa (@michaelulloapt) came through my feed calling...

230 Back Pain Recovery (without Surgery!)

230 Back Pain Recovery (without Surgery!)

Unlock the secrets to a pain-free life - recent research reveals that retraining your brain is the key to saying goodbye to chronic back pain without surgery. But is life without pain possible? Even if you have an x-ray or MRI that says the only fix is surgical?...

229 Building Sustainable Strength with Allison Tenney

229 Building Sustainable Strength with Allison Tenney

If you’re ready to get started with weights or redefine your relationship with strength training — today’s episode is for you. I’m joined by the incredible Allison Tenney (@allisontenney). As a former D1 Athlete and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist...

228 How Collagen Powder Works

228 How Collagen Powder Works

Are you curious about collagen powder and whether it lives up to the hype? In this week’s episode of the Body Nerd Show, we’re diving deep into the world of collagen, including exploring what it is, the various types, and most importantly the science behind collagen...

227 How Graston, Tissue Scraping, and IATSM Works

227 How Graston, Tissue Scraping, and IATSM Works

Has your physical therapist or chiropractor used a stainless steel tool to work on your persistent knots? If so, you've experienced Graston therapy. The Graston Technique is a type of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IATSM), which research has shown to be...

226 Can Blue Light Blocker Glasses Prevent Migraines?

226 Can Blue Light Blocker Glasses Prevent Migraines?

Can blue light blocking glasses help prevent migraines? For many people who suffer from migraines, sensitivity to light (aka photophobia) is a debilitating piece of the migraine experience. To answer this question, we have to understand a little bit more about how...

225 Using Mouth Tape for Better Breathing

225 Using Mouth Tape for Better Breathing

Have you ever heard of "mouth taping"? Wondering if it's the real deal? Does it actually work? As a Body Nerd Show listener, you might remember previous episodes I’ve done on breathing, including episode 140 with renowned breathing expert Patrick McKeown. Now, as much...

224 How Does Dry Brushing Work?

224 How Does Dry Brushing Work?

You've probably heard about dry brushing and its benefits: from stimulating the lymphatic system to exfoliating the skin and boosting circulation. And after scrolling past yet another dry brushing post, you might be wondering - Is it all hype or does it really live up...

About the Show

If you’re ready to break up with all the things you’re doing that only give you temporary relief and learn how to get on the fast track to feeling amazing every single day (without it being overly complicated or unsustainable) – The Body Nerd Show is for you. Whether it’s low back pain, sciatica, knee pain, arthritis, neck pain, TMJ, rotator cuff issues or shoulder pain – you don’t have to accept aches and pains as a part of getting older.

Your Host: Alexandra Ellis

Self-Care + Wellness Coach, Body Nerd, and Creator of AE Wellness

Hi! I’m your host, Alexandra Ellis, and I’m a coach, writer, occasional yogi, kettlebell devotee, and 100% Body Nerd.

I’ve made it my life’s mission to better understand how the body works to help you take back control of your self-care, strength, and injury recovery.

With my degree in Exercise Biology, experience in physical therapy and athletic training, and almost 10 years of training people in body-weight strength and stretch programs, I now teach people in months what took me so long to figure out: how to get out of pain and get stronger and more flexible at the same time.

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