The Hoffman Center Blog

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

Chronic Illness Begins with Environmental Toxins

By Dr. Bruce Hoffman | July 20, 2017

Our bodies are in a constant state of flux – always in a give-and-take relationship with the outside world. That interchange never stops. The problem is the outside world has become increasingly filled with toxins.

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Limitations of Traditional Medicine – Observation Two: It distorts the doctor/patient relationship

By Dr. Bruce Hoffman | July 2, 2017
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In our last post, we discussed how most diagnoses don’t just fall innocently out the sky at some point in life’s trajectory and how easy it is, once a diagnosis has been made, for patients to objectify the diagnosis as something separate from themselves, the choices they have made and the life they have lived.

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Qualities of a Successful Patient. Do you want to be a successful patient?

By Dr. Bruce Hoffman | May 20, 2017

“One of the great challenges in a doctor-patient relationship is how best to structure their interactions so that the patients get their needs met and their symptoms and diseases diagnosed and treated in a systematic and productive way while at the same time interfacing with the healthcare provider and their staff so that logistical errors … Read more

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Evidence-Based Medicine in the World of Mold Illness

By Dr. Bruce Hoffman | May 15, 2017

The practice of evidence-based medicine (EBM) is held out as the gold standard of practice when it comes to evaluating how best to treat certain conditions. As this article will outline, nowhere is this standard in more disrepute than in the evidence-based practices currently in use on how best to treat mold related illness. What … Read more

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Stress Can Lead to Weight Gain

By Dr. Bruce Hoffman | May 8, 2017

When we are under a lot of stress, we are not only more likely to overeat but we are also more likely to eat foods that are high in sugar and fat. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, have discovered a link between chronic stress and obesity; people who have high-stress levels produce … Read more

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Male Menopause is No One-Man Band

By Dr. Bruce Hoffman | May 1, 2017

If all the hormones in the body work together like musical instruments in an orchestra, it means that male menopause is not only about low testosterone. The other players are also out of tune. If you’ve read about “male menopause”, you probably know about testosterone. In fact, in the first edition of Health Intelligence, a … Read more

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Anti-inflammatory Food Principles

By Dr. Bruce Hoffman | April 28, 2017

It is now well established that food is far more than just the sum total of calories, macronutrients, micronutrients and phytonutrients. Food provides the key signalling switch for our genetic code. We ignore its extreme value and significance at our peril. The food you eat and the diet you follow is the key healing factor … Read more

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Limitations of Traditional Medicine: Observation One – Separates Cause and Effect

By Dr. Bruce Hoffman | April 18, 2017
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Mahatma Gandhi said, “One of the greatest tragedies of modern medicine is that it’s just way too effective.” Put quite simply, traditional medicine works.

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Movement from an Allopathic Model to Whole Person Healing

By Dr. Bruce Hoffman | April 15, 2017

Individuals as health care consumers are becoming somewhat disappointed with the mechanistic model. People want to be taken seriously; they want the complexity of their symptom presentation to be acknowledged. Today’s conscientious consumers are no longer content to merely take a pill to suppress a symptom. They have a deeper desire to know the root … Read more

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Daemon Unfolding: The World Finding Me

By Dr. Bruce Hoffman | April 5, 2017

I once owned a magnificent home in the Noordhoek Valley, outside of Cape Town, South Africa. It was a large, sprawling home on one and a half acres of land, perched on the hillside overlooking miles and miles of white sandy beaches and excellent surf, riding waves being a huge part of my lifestyle. After … Read more

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