The Hoffman Center Blog

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

Recommended Events At The Calgary C. G. Jung Society

By Dr. Bruce Hoffman | January 29, 2019

Recommended Events from Dr. Hoffman at The Calgary C. G. Jung Society Hello Friends and Patients, Many patients are familiar with popular psychotherapeutic techniques like Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), supportive counselling, and family and marriage therapy. These techniques assist a person to address the challenges and stresses of their day to day life, supporting their … Read more

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Recipe: Power Shake

By Dr. Bruce Hoffman | July 10, 2018
Power Shake

Many patients wish to take some form of a shake during the day. This can be quite a problem as there is no one shake fits all. However, many people are somewhat deficient in key fatty acids. Here is a recipe for a power shake to help replace some of those missing essential proteins and fats.

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Limitations of Traditional Medicine – Observation Three – It’s limited by the implications of genetic determinism

By Dr. Bruce Hoffman | June 27, 2018
Limitations of Traditional Medicine - Observation Three - It's limited by the implications of genetic determinism

One of the more popular myths in modern medicine is the myth that it is only genes that control your biological expression. We’re infatuated with the genome.

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Is Your Histamine Intolerance Actually Mast Cell Activation Syndrome?

By Dr. Bruce Hoffman | December 5, 2017
Is Your Histamine Intolerance Actually Mast Cell Activation Syndrome?

Are you wondering if your histamine intolerance or allergic reactions are actually an issue with your mast cells? Or maybe you’ve experienced chronic symptoms that seem like allergies for as long as you can remember?

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Reversing Alzheimer’s and Preventing Cognitive Decline: Seven Steps You Can Take Today

By Dr. Bruce Hoffman | November 30, 2017
Alzheimers - Reversing Alzheimer’s and Preventing Cognitive Decline

Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating condition for both patients and their families. Unfortunately, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is also on the rise globally. Effective treatment of AD has been of growing concern within the medical community because its prevalence continues to spread. The fact of the matter is that Alzheimer’s treatment demands a different approach.

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12 Tips for Living With Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

By Dr. Bruce Hoffman | November 28, 2017
12 Tips for Living With Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

Living with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) usually results in widespread symptoms that are seemingly unrelated. Unfortunately, most people go many years or even their whole life without a diagnosis.

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How to Tell If You Have Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

By Dr. Bruce Hoffman | November 20, 2017
How to Tell If You Have Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

If you’ve been searching for solutions to your mysterious health symptoms, they could be caused by Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. Mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) is an immunological condition where mast cells inappropriately secrete mast cell mediators. Mediators include but are not limited to histamine, which can cause widespread and chronic inflammation.

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20 Triggers of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

By Dr. Bruce Hoffman | November 9, 2017

20 Triggers of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome In an effort to help you notice common triggers, below are 10 non-food and 10 food triggers that commonly provoke mediator release in those with MCAS. 10 Non-Food Triggers of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome If you’re struggling or suspect you have MCAS, it’s in your best interest to … Read more

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Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Histamine: When Your Immune System Runs Rampant

By Dr. Bruce Hoffman | November 8, 2017
Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Histamine: When Your Immune System Runs Rampant

There is undoubtedly an escalating epidemic of chronically unwell people in North America. The present method of looking at illness is geared toward a single organ, a single specialty, a single drug, and voila! – let’s hope for a cure.

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Steps of the Shoemaker Protocol

By Dr. Bruce Hoffman | October 31, 2017

Steps of the Shoemaker Protocol Once the diagnosis of Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) from water damaged buildings has been established by history, physical, and labs, the Shoemaker protocol is the only peer reviewed published protocol shown to reverse the symptoms and laboratory findings. The steps are as follows: Remove exposure from water damaged buildings … Read more

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