Hey! My name is Alexander Bear; I’d like to welcome you to moderndaysuperhero.com! This site is intended for anyone who is struggling to find meaning in life and/or seeking simple and effective ways to heal. Currently, our focus is food and nutrition. I host esteemed experts via the podcast “The Nutrition Resource” whom discuss their latest research findings and experiences on the topics of food and nutrition. I also compile bite-sized, useful, and applicable food and nutrition resources on the blog.

In the past, I hosted experts in areas including meditation, movement (exercise), sustainability, healing, medicine, and service. These “modern-day superheroes,” or individuals whom have found their life’s purpose and are sharing their gifts and talents selflessly with their communities, discussed how they came to live such extraordinary lives while providing actionable tips on how others can do the same along with actionable tools for optimizing health via their field of expertise. As I am currently enrolled in a nutrition master’s program, I am focusing my attention there. I may transition back into posting on other topics in the future.

I’ve worked as a vision quest facilitator, wilderness therapy field guide, Yoga teacher, and personal  trainer.  I’ve volunteered as a Vipassana meditation server, in cancer centers, hospitals, retirement homes, botanical gardens, in India to restore arid land, and in a few others settings. My degree is a B.S. in biomedical science from the University of South Florida, and I am currently attaining an M.S. in nutrition from the National University of Natural Medicine. I have written an undergraduate thesis on how electromagnetic fields affect human health, and have contributed to several other research projects, in the areas of clinical nutrition, medicinal and poisonous plants, sociology, archaeology, and have presented research at two symposiums. I plan to being medical school in 2020.

My ultimate goal in life is to learn as much as I possibly can about healing, to heal myself and to help others to heal. Ultimately, after attaining a master’s degree and MD, I plan to teach folks how to overcome illness and lead prosperous lives, the methods to heal being the most safe, simple, and effective as possible. I’ve found great benefit in the most simple and accessible healing “modalities,” such as eating organic, local food in a way that supports an individual’s unique biochemistry, using meditation to get to the root cause of suffering and to better cope with stress and pain, exercise to strengthen the body and recover from injury, and related methods. I have been teaching these in one way or another for the past 5 years, and plan to continue to hone my skills in these areas, and teach others how to heal through simple lifestyle changes surrounding diet, exercise, meditation, connection with others, and connection to the natural world.

This is my purpose, and ultimately, I think this is something the world needs. I produce this site to share what I have found beneficial to me and to those I have helped throughout the years.