The Hoffman Center Blog

Blogs and articles by Dr. Bruce Hoffman and the Hoffman Centre for Integrative and Functional Medicine.

Integration of Complex Systems into a Structured and Staged Diagnostic and Treatment Approach

By Dr. Bruce Hoffman | January 4, 2021
Integration of Complex Systems into a Structured and Staged Diagnostic and Treatment Approach

I’m going to try and tie up some of the concepts we’ve learned into a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment protocol specific to the theme of the conference One People, One Planet, One Health.

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COVID Vaccine Update and Vaccination Safety Concerns

By Dr. Bruce Hoffman | December 22, 2020
COVID Vaccine Update and Vaccination Safety Concerns

Many people remain confused regarding the safety and efficacy of receiving vaccines especially the COVID vaccine. Here’s what you need to know.

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Blue Light Blocking Glasses: Do You Need Them?

By Dr. Bruce Hoffman | December 22, 2020
Blue light blocking glasses

In a world where we spend hours daily looking at screens, most people know it is important that we protect our vision. But do you know the best way to do so?

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Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Excipients

By Dr. Bruce Hoffman | November 8, 2020
Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Excipients

Mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) is a complex disease that I’ve previously written about at length. It’s a multi-faceted condition that can often be frustrating and difficult to manage for both the patient and the provider.

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How a Multi-Level Approach to Medicine Can Augment a Cancer Patient’s Treatment

By Dr. Bruce Hoffman | September 21, 2020
How a Multi-Level Approach to Medicine Can Augment a Cancer Patient’s Treatment

Contrary to mainstream rhetoric, the treatment and prevention of cancer in patients is much more layered than a simple diagnosis and chemo, for example. Things such as past trauma, mold exposure, allergies, and metal toxicity exposure can truly impact how one recovers and even how one reacts to chemo.

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A Discussion About Mold and Mold Exposure with Dr. Bruce Hoffman

By Dr. Bruce Hoffman | September 14, 2020
A Discussion About Mold and Mold Exposure with Dr. Bruce Hoffman

We discuss how mold and mold exposure can be a trigger for Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS), and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS). We discuss ways to investigate and determine if you have been exposed to mold and what you should do if you suspect mold exposure is affecting your overall health.

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A Discussion About Lyme Disease with Dr. Bruce Hoffman

By Dr. Bruce Hoffman | September 7, 2020
A Discussion About Lyme Disease with Dr. Bruce Hoffman

The diagnosis and care of a patient with Lyme Disease is multifaceted and can be approached from more than one angle. It likely goes without saying that mainstream medicine is taking a much different approach than those in the functional and integrative space.

In this video, I discuss the importance of looking at the larger history of said patient and how lab testing plays a role in proper diagnosis of Lyme Disease.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, Part 1

By Dr. Bruce Hoffman | September 4, 2020
Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

In anticipation of the upcoming Crohn’s and Colitis Summit, I want to share more about inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis.

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Podcast: Looking at Lyme: Understanding Symptoms and Treating the Whole Person

By Dr. Bruce Hoffman | August 29, 2020
Looking at Lyme

In this podcast with Sarah Cormode I highlight the importance of taking an in-depth patient history to understand and document symptoms.

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Mold Remediation: How to Identify and Remove Mold from Your Home

By Dr. Bruce Hoffman | July 21, 2020
Mold Remediation

Learn what mold remediation is, what tests you need to identify mold growth, how to hire a good mold inspector, and how to remove mold from your home.

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