Why I Stopped Drinking Coffee

Why I Stopped Drinking Coffee

When I told my husband that I was thinking of cutting my coffee habit, he looked at me like I was crazy. Why on earth would you give up the delicious toasty beverage that we enjoy as part of our morning ritual? In fact, the average American drinks 2.1 coffee drinks...
Fascia-nating Fascia (video)

Fascia-nating Fascia (video)

Did you know that if you removed everything from your body that was not connective tissue, you’d still basically look the same? One major component of connective tissue is fascia, the gelatinous body wide web that forms the living seams, structures, protection and...
What Does Icing Really Do?

What Does Icing Really Do?

If you’re not following AE Wellness on Facebook, you may have missed my newest weekly segment, Anatomy with Alex. Each week, I spend anywhere 20-30 minutes talking about a seemingly complicated body concept to help make it relevant and practical for you. Whether it’s...
The Problem with Scar Tissue

The Problem with Scar Tissue

The problem with scar tissue is that it’s not regular tissue at all. Scar tissue is your body’s protective response to an injury. Following the injury, whether it’s a sprain, strain, or external cut/abrasion, there is a period of inflammation that aids the healing...

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