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Dr. Bruce F. Healthy Living Professional

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
I am an expert in alternative medicine, college life sciences instructor and author of the book... Full Bio
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More Important News About Vit D by Dr. Bruce F. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Vit D is becoming one of my favorite vitamins. In fact, if someone asked me if I could recommend just one vitamin to improve health, I'm pretty sure I would tell them to take ... Read on »
Having Surgery? You Might Want to Wait Until Morning by Dr. Bruce F. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine We are a country of “I want it now” consumers. Letters aren’t fast enough so we email. Email isn’t fast enough so we text. Movies are instantly delivered to our televisions, f ... Read on »
Yes, the Appendix has a Purpose by Dr. Bruce F. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Students watch in amazement as the abdominal cavity of the cadaver is opened. We remove a few structures and after a few minutes we get to the colon. The colon begins with a s ... Read on »
Can Caring Stress the Caregiver? by Dr. Bruce F. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine "I feel your pain." Caregivers and healthcare providers are in a unique position to "feel the pain" of other people. In fact some of the best caregivers and practitioners I kn ... Read on »
Beating Metabolic Syndrome: A Little Exercise Goes a Long Way by Dr. Bruce F. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Something like 1 in 4 Americans have metabolic syndrome or type 2 diabetes. Generally, the recommendations include a strict high protein, low fat, lower carb diet along with c ... Read on »
Laughing....and Healing by Dr. Bruce F. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Many of you would not be surprised to learn that your mood affects your health. Many studies have looked at various moods and personalities that potentially affect the body. R ... Read on »
How Our Minds Create Reality by Dr. Bruce F. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Just wanted to share an essay I just completed which will hopefully end up in my new book about reality. One of the many concepts in quantum mechanics that is really hard ... Read on »
Americans Need More Vit D by Dr. Bruce F. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine The winters are long here in Wisconsin. In fact I am sitting by a window watching the snow come down on this late March day. I am also hoping that this is the last one of the ... Read on »
Candy-Candy--Candy by Dr. Bruce F. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine "Mommy--Daddy--Candy" was among one of the first phrases out of our daughter's mouth. The candy "addiction" continues to this day as she goes from one "fix" to another. I reme ... Read on »
Does Brain Function Decrease in Your 20's? by Dr. Bruce F. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Everything gets worse when you get older. I often illustrate aging by using the analogy of making a photocopy of a photocopy of a photocopy, etc. After several iterations the ... Read on »
Cheer Up With Cherries. Especially If You Have Osteoarthritis by Dr. Bruce F. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Yes, exercise is one of the keys to vitality. Whenever I visit my health care providers they are always telling me to do more exercise. The problem is not doing the exercise i ... Read on »
Want to Be Happy? Don't Buy Stuff. by Dr. Bruce F. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Everywhere you look there is stuff. I am often amazed when walking through our local mall (hey I only tag along with my wife occasionally) and see all of the "stuff" that I do ... Read on »
Fibromyalgia and the Brain by Dr. Bruce F. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine I have treated many many patients with fibromyalgia and it is quite a challenge. The symptoms range from mild occasional pain to diffuse inflammation. I have seen patients rea ... Read on »
I'm Back by Dr. Bruce F. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Yes, it's been nearly a month since my last blog. I haven't abandoned it but have been busy working on a textbook of Human Anatomy and Physiology and developing a new site for ... Read on »
Are There More Techo-Savy Girls Than Boys? by Dr. Bruce F. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine My 9 year old daughter plays Xbox and Wii. She gets online to play Webkins and knows how to program the TIVO as well as search for her favorite toys on the web. I have even he ... Read on »
Stay Young--Eat Berries by Dr. Bruce F. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Time moves on, and our bodies slowly show the ravaging effects of living. Yes, we age and our cells accumulate errors when they reproduce. I have described the cellular effect ... Read on »
TV Viewing Linked to Type II Diabetes by Dr. Bruce F. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Boob tube, idiot box, or whatever you want to call it, TV just wants to pull you in and dominate your life--if you let it. Just watch a child react to a television cartoon. Th ... Read on »
Student Alert: Surprisng Substances that Improve Memory by Dr. Bruce F. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine During my many years in school I often found my memory lacking when I needed it most. The fragile nature of my memory became evident during the dreaded final exams and other i ... Read on »
Scrooge vs. Santa: Which has More of an Effect: Naughty or Nice? by Dr. Bruce F. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Tis the season for acts of kindness, love and giving, or at least it should be. Have you ever performed a spontaneous act of kindness for a stranger such as paying the toll of ... Read on »
Mind Body Healing: Meditation Beats Medication for Depression by Dr. Bruce F. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine As we approach the long dark winter months we also enter that time of year that favors depression. Thankfully there are treatments for depression ranging from herbal supplemen ... Read on »