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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...

223 The Power of the Placebo Effect

223 The Power of the Placebo Effect

Is the placebo effect real? Is it possible to have significant improvements in symptoms even if you receive a sham treatment? Yep, it is - and on today’s episode, we’re diving deep into this fascinating topic that has a profound impact on medical research and our...

222 Why Asparagus Makes Your Pee Smell

222 Why Asparagus Makes Your Pee Smell

Today’s episode doesn’t need a whole lot of explanation: I had asparagus one day and couldn’t help but wonder about a peculiar scent. If you eat asparagus, you know exactly what I’m talking about. So I dove into the research and learned way more about asparagus than I...

221 Surprising Benefits of Acetaminophen Beyond Pain Relief

221 Surprising Benefits of Acetaminophen Beyond Pain Relief

What if I told you there might be a way to reduce aging-related muscle loss? Or limit the damage to a heart after a heart attack? Recent research published in Frontiers in Pharmacology has uncovered some unexpected uses for acetaminophen, the common ingredient found...

220 The Science of Building Strength

220 The Science of Building Strength

Building strength in a safe and sustainable way will get you out of pain. But how does building strength actually work? And will you immediately “bulk up” like a bodybuilder? Well, in this brand spanking new episode of the Body Nerd Show, we’re diving into the...

219 Low Back Pain and Your Pelvic Floor (Rewind)

219 Low Back Pain and Your Pelvic Floor (Rewind)

Discover the surprising connection between your low back pain and your pelvic floor in this eye-opening episode. Dealing with nagging discomfort can be frustrating, especially when the usual remedies like stretching and heat only offer temporary relief. But here's...

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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