The Hoffman Center Blog

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

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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Optimal Health – It’s Not What You Think or Do, It’s Who You Become

By Dr. Bruce Hoffman | April 1, 2017

Patients suffering from a multitude of complaints that defy traditional diagnosis require a more complex method of assessment than currently offered.

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There is a Common Misconception Concerning Meditation

By Dr. Bruce Hoffman | February 16, 2017

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
Seven Stages to Health and 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

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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