The Hoffman Center Blog

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

There is a Common Misconception Concerning Meditation

By Dr. Bruce Hoffman | February 16, 2017
There is a Common Misconception Concerning Meditation

There is a common misconception that meditation is concerned with “quietening” or stopping the activity of the busy mind. Nothing could be further from the truth. While it may downregulate the biological consequences of an active or stressed mental field, (by lowering cortisol and the stress hormones, adrenaline and noradrenaline), the truest and deepest benefit … Read more

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Ancient Healing Methods: The Seven Stages to Health & Transformation

By Dr. Bruce Hoffman | January 31, 2017
Ancient Healing Methods: The Seven Stages to Health & Transformation

Patient: “I have an earache.” Doctor: 2000 BC “Here, eat this root.” 1000 AD “That root is heathen, say this prayer.” 1850 AD “That prayer is superstitious, drink this potion.” 1940 AD “That potion is snake oil, swallow this pill.” 1985 AD “That pill is ineffective, take this antibiotic.” 2000 AD “That antibiotic is artificial. … Read more

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Integrative Medicine: What’s Really Going On?

By Dr. Bruce Hoffman | December 19, 2016
Integrative Medicine: What’s Really Going On?

I have heard the same lament too many times to ignore it any longer. Every day, while interviewing new patients, I hear the same thing. They tell me – often with sadness, sometimes with anger, and most often with regret – that they’ve come to the end of their relationships with their family practitioners. Most … Read more

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