Having struggled with a painful and ‘mysterious’ digestive disorder for over 17 years, Dr. Hoffman was able to do what no other health practitioner could. And there were plenty of them. In an attempt to figure out why I couldn’t eat, my journey spanned two countries, 8 cities and more appointments than I care to count. No one could find anything wrong with me. I was given the ever-popular diagnosis of IBS and happily offered prescriptions and anti-anxiety medication, which I think was more about absolving their frustration of than anything else.

Because of Dr. Hoffman I now know what I am dealing with and have never been more hopeful about my heath and my future. He is undeniably committed to his patients and his compassion is incomparable. He is diligent, thorough and dedicated to his profession. I fear to think where I’d be without him. I have referred both my parents and many other friends and family members to the Hoffman Centre for Integrative Medicine. He is a gift to our community.

Kari Dunlop

A year ago I was in very sad shape. In fact, I thought that I was dying. I had been in poor health for most of my life, and had tried various diet, supplement and exercise regimes. However, in my retirement, my health seemed to worsen. A year ago, I decided to consult with Dr. Bruce Hoffman of The Hoffman Centre for Integrative Medicine, and it turned out to be the best decision I ever made. I left the initial consult meeting with so much hope, as I felt that Dr. Hoffman really understood the issues and possible underlying causes. After extensive testing, which confirmed Dr. Hoffman’s suspicions, he prescribed a treatment plan. I have been following this treatment for a year, and am now starting to see an amazing improvement. I have much more energy, am able to sleep better, and people have complimented me on how good I look. I am so grateful to Dr. Hoffman for helping me realize my dream of good health. I look forward to a healthy retirement and a second chance at life. I will be forever grateful.

Eva Macen

Dr. Hoffman has always been an incredible support. He is thorough and detailed and will go to every effort to ensure that not only are your concerns addressed but diagnosed and treated. I consider him to be a specialist and his holistic approach is truly the way medicine should be undertaken. He is incredibly knowledgeable and talented and expects the same of his team. I consider Dr. Hoffman to be a true healer.

Galit Poole

Dr. Hoffman has completely turned my life around. I can now walk with no pain, I’ve lost 65 lbs, and I have my energy back! He treats our entire family, and we all feel amazing. I would never go back to how I was living before, being healthy is so much better!

Jennifer Pond-Magnowski

My husband had been sick for about 8 years. He had complaints of pain and numbness on the right side of face and was caught between the ENT and the dentist. Right before we had found Dr. Hoffman, we had been to so many doctors as his pain was a 9/10 all the time. He was losing his memory, the left side of his face was numb and he was losing sight in the right eye. Dr. Hoffman’s nurse gave him an appointment immediately. Dr. Hoffman went through every sheet my husband filled out and THREE days later Dr. Hoffman found out what was wrong.

To this day, we are still thankful!

Karen Eckford

I started seeing Dr. Hoffman in the spring of 2015. It is now almost 2017 and I have my life back. I am hopeful and optimistic for the future and know my health and future is in MY hands thanks to me choosing Dr. Hoffman to be my partner in my health.

I suffered through horrible digestive problems no matter what I ate or eliminated, very low energy to the point I could barely get out of bed or function properly, non-restful sleep, low immunity, random nerve pain all over my body, weight that was stubborn to come off despite activity, foggy mental ability, and more, all of which affected my ability to work and live a normal life. Even changing my life to live better, by eating clean organic food, omitting alcohol, keeping a regular sleep cycle, didn’t’ seem to help. None of that was making my health any better or causing me to be sick less often. When I would get sick I was sick for a month and could not recover from a simple cold. I was SO VERY TIRED … all the time. I was simply sick all the time. read more

Lisa Beaulieu

I would like to express my thanks to you and your staff for the excellent medical treatment I received from you and your organization. I believe that you are supplying a valuable and incomparable service which is evident from the national and international patients who are attending your clinic in order to obtain health treatment services that they have been unable to gain elsewhere. read more

Herbert Dreyer

I am in my early 60’s and encountered problems with my feet and ankles. My feet were sore and swollen, tingling, tender and felt cold. I had difficulty walking. I could not stand for more than a few minutes. I had been diagnosed with high blood pressure with a lot of medication — didn’t help —and then sciatica nerve damage — well maybe not —– It was thought to be a problem with my arches so I went to a doctor who prescribed custom arch supports and sandals (cost about $900) —- That did not help. Maybe it was Gout — medication and diet were not helpful. None of these diagnosis or treatments were alleviating my symptoms. My wife said we should go to the Mayo clinic as she wanted to be able to travel in our retirement – with my feet the way they were that was not going to happen. I was miserable. read more

Tom Magnowski

I am very happy with the outcome of Dr. Hoffman care. I feel that his functional medicine model treats the whole patient, body and mind and is the most appropriate and successful in addressing health concerns and disease.

I came to his clinic in August 2014, desperate and a bit sceptical about results. Prior to seeing Dr. Hoffman I have been struggling with numerous health issues. I had seen a couple of naturopaths, which were costly and did not improve my health. Through my own research and tenacity I was able to get over the acute part of my digestive problems but I was still feeling weak, had pain in my extremities and tingling. I did not feel well overall. read more

Kasia Michalec

It’s really amazing how this treatment approach is so effective. It has not only addressed my acute illness but many issues which were chronic and difficult. It has changed my approach to wellness and my diet and exercise programs are now a priority in my life.

The neurofeedback training has been very effective (at first I was skeptical about this). The Constellation work is also very powerful.

Thanks to all of you! I came from a black place of no hope to resume a vital life!
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Susie Patterson

Embarking on a journey of self cultivation requires making a decision, a commitment which must be followed through. This was my intention when I first visited the Hoffman Centre in March of 2007. My intention was to become as health conscious as I could possibly be. As I had just turned 60, I felt now was definitely the time, if not a little too late. I don’t really know what I expected but not the depth to which Dr Hoffman approached my personal situation. I followed through, albeit not 100%, with the requisite physical requirements of improving one’s health for approximately 6 yrs. read more

Corliss Mackid

Hopefully my story will inspire someone.

Hello my name is Angele. In 2001 I was living with a serious depression and in 2004 the psychiatrist who I saw diagnosed me with mild schizophrenia. Before this I was a student studying for a degree in social work at the University of Quebec in Hull. I didn’t pass the last practicum before graduating which made me quite upset since I thought I was to do social work. I decided to return home in Northern Alberta to live with my family. A couple of months after returning I literally broke down one day at my Dad’s office. My brain was going in many directions and I seemed overwhelmed by everything. My family doctor who I saw told me I was probably having a burn out and needed to rest for a while. She put me on a anti-depressant and from there I developed depression and mild schizophrenia. read more

Angele Roy

I have always thought of myself as a healthy person, however, in the spring of 2012 I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis an autoimmune disease that meant my body was attacking itself. At the time, my family doctor prescribed the popular drug Synthroid and other than monitoring my thyroid stimulating hormone levels, considered it case closed. My husband pushed to have a thyroid ultrasound done to ensure there was nothing more sinister involved. The result of the ultrasound showed multiple benign nodules on my thyroid. My family doctor was compassionate about relaying the results but there was no talk of what could be done about the nodules, they were to be monitored every six months…again, case closed. I was left floundering for an explanation as to why my body would turn on itself.
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Erin Cipollone

The Hoffman Centre for Integrative for Integrative Medicine is the best investment to solving health related questions. US lab costs are expensive but dollar value to optimal health is life. Our family/friends have been patients for over 10 years. It has been timely and costly for our family for 4 years but the outcome this year of getting to the root of problems with scientific evidence was a huge sigh of relief of intense stress over our son. Dr. Hoffman is supportive and is the best sound board for medical assistance that we have ever found thus far. read more

Shannon Bergen

Since I was a young teen, I’d always struggled with my mental health. When I turned 18 my physical health started to deteriorate. I had a lengthy list of symptoms physically, mentally, emotionally, and structurally. The worst symptom being that I couldn’t eat anything without being sick. I felt like I was falling apart in every area of my life. I saw many different types of doctors and none could figure out what was wrong with me. Dr. Hoffman was the first doctor who actually listened to me and looked at what was going on as a whole rather than trying to just get rid of my symptoms. read more

Madison Storwick

We were introduced to Dr. Hoffman five and half years ago when our son became ill. We had sought all forms of treatment and attempts at diagnosis through the Canadian medical system. No one could give us answers despite our teenager was dying before our eyes. We pursued avenues in the United States and then found this centre in Calgary where we could receive treatment for what was finally diagnosed as Lyme disease; despite the poor Canadian testing and responses from numerous physicians telling us “we don’t have Lyme in this part of Canada” Dr. Hoffman was open to assisting us with treatments that had been initially laid out in the U.S. read more


If there’s one thing Dr Hoffman and his staff have to offer, it’s hope. To a parent of a child with special needs, hope can be hard to come by, particularly in the traditional model of medicine. Integrative medicine has opened our eyes to a gentle, and successful approach to treating our daughter. By identifying her specific physiological differences, through a variety of quantitative, and qualitative tests, Dr Hoffman was able to personalize our daughter’s treatment program in a very methodological way. read more

Marianne Disipio

I have felt unwell for as long as I can remember. As I child I was always ill, catching everything that was going around the schools – I missed six months of Kindergarten due to ill health. My mother took me from doctor to doctor only to be told that I had a “weak constitution” and there was nothing really wrong with me. And so I learned to live with it. As the years progressed I struggled with different ailments, ranging from painful joints (especially my knees when I was younger), digestive issues and extreme fatigue. read more

Silvana Cummins

Meeting Doctor Hoffman and being blessed with the opportunity to have him as my personal doctor has truly been an answer to prayers. He is the most brilliant, caring, kind, compassionate and dedicated doctor I have ever met. He is extremely committed to your health. He refuses to treat you blindly and will order all the tests needed to make sure that he is treating you based on your individual biochemistry and not based on an opinion or blind diagnosis. read more

Justine Stenger

Until recently I was a lecturer on the worldwide anti-aging and functional medicine circuit. I have an international reputation as a healthcare provider and for years received patient referrals from famous physicians such as Dietrich Klinghardt MD-PhD, Jonathon Wright MD, and many others worldwide. My ability to diagnose and treat complex conditions is well known. read more

David Vaughan

My state of health prior to seeing Dr. Hoffman was not what it is today, I was tired often, unaware that I was gluten intolerant, I had aches, and had been diagnosed as having Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Hormones and detoxifying are two primary components in my healing program that have had a difference for my health are hormones and detoxifying. My life has changed as a result of implementing Dr. Hoffman’s protocols; I now am back to being the person I was in my 40’s and 50’s. I have more energy am less fatigued and have improved memory. read more

Ruth Ann

Our experience with Dr. Hoffman has been excellent! Our son had severe gastrointestinal issues that were completely dismissed by many physicians in Canada and the United States once they learned that our son had autism . We were baffled by their initial concern for his symptoms and then their sudden unwillingness to pursue treatment for his physical issues because they are frequently associated with his disability. Why should he not have the right to “feel better” like every other child? read more


I have a very vivid memory of a moment with my young daughter, a toddler at the time, which gave me a glimpse into the future. She was able to speak but did not use language in a functional manner and had never communicated with me verbally in a meaningful way…..until that moment. We were back home after a usual day of challenging behaviours and frustrating parental moments. Looking back most of my frustrations stemmed from the fact that I did not feel a mutual connection or bond with my child. I felt robbed of sharing the experience of a mutual, loving relationship that most mothers have with their children. We were just outside her bedroom when I fell to my knees and began to cry. I knew if I wanted things to change I was going to have to find the right people to help us. read more

Eileen & Bob Niedzielski

In August of 2007, I noticed a few red blotchy spots on my shin area. I did not pay much attention to this, until the spots started to multiply and appear on other parts of legs. I went to see a dermatologist. He diagnosed me with psoriasis and to told me that there was no cure for this condition. He told me that he could only treat the symptoms by applying cortisone cream and exposing my skin to ultraviolet rays. I had no reason to doubt his diagnosis or course of treatment. He came highly recommended as being one of the best in the city and had been a specialist in his field for over 25 years. read more

Nada Chemenkoff

I have come to know a lot of medical physicians and other health specialists in my travels, and many of them are great at what they do, but no one I know has been able to touch Dr. Hoffman’s degree of dedication and insight… The people of Alberta are very privileged to have such a professional right in their own backyard. read more

Dr. John Demartini

I went into your clinic with a list of physical health concerns and came out at the end of the summer with a feeling that I was a better, stronger, and happier person for having gone through the whole experience.

My state of health prior to visiting the Hoffman Centre for Integrative Medicine was very poor. I was frustrated with my medical doctor who had failed to diagnose my condition. She suggested I might have ovarian cancer, but she couldn’t or wouldn’t take any further steps until I either experienced more serious symptoms, or returned in six months for an ultrasound to determine if it was a tumor. My symptoms had been going on for six to eight months before I came to the Hoffman Centre. read more

Robyn Stewart

After having my first child, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Within eight years, I was having problems controlling the condition. I would shift from hypo to hyper and was having my medications adjusted every few months. Eventually, I started to get scared, as my digestion would slow down to the point where I was physically toxic.

My family doctor treated the condition by adjusting my medication accordingly. I heard that Dr. Hoffman was coming to Victoria to host a workshop on integrative healing. I learnt some wonderful skills at the workshop (daily meditation, yoga, massage, and Ayurveda) and was introduced to integrative medicine. Bruce suggested I check out a couple of different books and a desiccated thyroid medication, and within a few days of taking it, I started feeling normal again. read more

Nicole Lavoie

We came to you about a year ago for help with Jordan. His eczema was worse than anything I had ever seen. I actually felt ill looking at his raw, swollen, oozing skin. I had tried other doctors – ND’s, MD’s, brain gym – anything I could think of. I told myself we could come to you as a last resort. I knew it would cost quite a bit of money and had a lot of skeptics surrounding us.

You didn’t really promise us anything, but I felt I had to take this leap of faith, because I would forever wonder. So we did all of the testing, gave away our cat, and implemented the diet and supplements you (and your team) suggested. About four months later, Jordan improved DRAMATICALLY! This was to me truly a miracle. read more

Michelle, Mike, Lucas and Jordan Mazier

I was forty-nine when I was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. I will never forget that evening as Bill and I processed the news while trying to explain to our little girls (Morgan age 7 and Taylor age 5) why we were crying. To them it was something about good cells and bad cells. We have come a long way since then.

Although my oncologist recorded a risk of recurrence at 10 years would be in the area of 15% at most, I surprised them three years later, with metastasis to my lung, lymph and bone. After intense rounds of chemotherapy, I was initiated into the roller coaster ride of a lifetime. The next five years were spent experimenting with many different types of chemo, between periods of reprieve. read more

Debi McKenzie Watson

Because of the level of support, education and understanding you and your staff have so graciously offered us on our journey to wellness we feel compelled to write a short testimonial.

Our message to any new prospective patients reading this would be to convey to you that you are unquestionably in the right place. The world of functional medicine has given us concrete answers and solutions, whereas years of allopathic testing and treatments (drugs) only lead to much frustration and the realization that suppressing symptoms was not the answer. read more

Rob Willis

When I first came to the Hoffman Centre, I had a multiplicity of problems, from painful rheumatoid arthritis and high blood pressure to a whole host of digestive problems and continuous infections.

I was in constant pain and was taking so many medications the side effects were creating new problems faster than I could clear the old ones. I was depressed, discouraged and demoralized. After a thorough diagnosis by Dr. Bruce Hoffman, I felt ready to tackle the leaky gut he felt was at the bottom of many of my problems. read more

Marie Matiaszow

“I had gone to see Dr. Hoffman because I was exhibiting a number of symptoms, one of which was my failing memory. After some testing he strongly suggested that I have my amalgam fillings replaced. At the first appointment the right side of my mouth was done, one upper and three lower teeth. I felt improved after that.

A week later, the left side was done; this included five fillings and one extraction. When I got home, I felt some discomfort as the anesthetic wore off, so I took an Advil tablet and went to sleep for an hour. I woke up feeling fine. I was scheduled to be at a prayer meeting that evening, and felt well enough to go. When we got home, I felt so well I thought I would probably not be able to go to sleep again so I took another Advil tablet and went to sleep immediately. read more

Ruth Wahl

My first appointment at the Hoffman Centre was on February 17, 2003 to have my blood tested at the cellular level. I was looking for an alternative method to reach optimum health and wellness. The first meeting with Dr. Hoffman was brief and it was the beginning of an incredible journey.

As an everyday person, just like you who will read this testimonial, I have learnt to honor the difficulties in life, as well as the successes. I am a woman with compassion and gratitude. Over the past years, Bruce has encouraged me to look at myself in the mirror. I have looked at my most important values, my mission and my passion. read more

Annabelle Bondar

“Everyone will want to start down the road to longevity, once they take your workshops. Extraordinary seminar on functional medicine, providing valuable information for patients, health care providers, families and friends of those affected by complex disorders.

The 7 Stages to Health and Transformation™ seminar is the key to recovery; understanding the many factors of one’s condition and treating each one with appropriate therapy means no more fear, anger or frustration. Thank you again for charting my path enabling me to add life to my years, not just years to my life”. read more


In September, 1999 I decided it was time I had a physical examination. A friend’s husband had recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer and it had been several years since my last exam. I was 56 years old and I had retired 18 months earlier after teaching for 25 years.

I knew I was overweight, but I was not concerned about “a few extra pounds”. To my surprise, the results of the blood test carried out after my physical exam confirmed Dr. Hoffman’s opinion that I was diabetic.

I learned that I was a classic example of a Type II diabetic. Over 40, overweight, and under exercised. My blood glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure were all high.

After reading Perfect Health and talking with Dr. Hoffman, I decided to make some changes in my lifestyle. My main motivation at that point was fear. I had been looking forward to a long, healthy retirement and instead I was facing heart disease and a shortened life span. read more

Alan Wilkinson

I wanted to send you all a follow-up letter so that you would know that I am very healthy these days — having mostly overcome my severe gut health troubles and food intolerances — and let you know how exactly that happened.

In a nutshell, my food intolerances or sensitivities which were *so* incredibly bad before are under control again. Before, Dr. Hoffman, the slightest contact with onion made me sick for weeks (months?) because my guts were so fragile; now, I can be exposed to and even eat small amounts of onion without major issues (just some minor discomfort and lowered energy for a few hours). read more

Scott Walker

In the winter of 2007 – 2008, Zendrek Eon Noakes was showing signs of a nervous disorder that progressively got worse to a point that it was starting to be socially disruptive, and was later diagnosed in the fall of that year as Tourette’s Syndrome by a Pediatric Tourette’s Syndrome Specialist at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.

Tourette’s Syndrome is multifaceted involving motor and vocal involuntary behavior that can be accompanied by hyperactivity, emotional sensitivities, and disturbances, and as such. It is a neurological disorder probably caused by dysfunctional relationships of neurochemicals in the brain.

Our question was why was this happening to Zen and how could it be treated. The Tourette’s Syndrome medical experts did not have an answer. We were told that there was no known cure for Tourette’s Syndrome and that how or why this syndrome was affecting our son was unknown and could not be determined. read more

Kevin Noakes

Recently my wife and I came to the Hoffman Clinic seeking help for our son who is an ASD affected 2.5 year old. Our son had begun regressing in his development and did not try to talk or communicate with us, which left us feeling helpless to determine what we could do for him. As we worked with the Hoffman Clinic to identify things that were best for him, it was recommended that we attend a seminar on electric and magnetic fields to gain an understanding how they can affect people, especially susceptible individuals such as our son. read more

Gary & April

Wendy Lecher, Calgary, AB (Mother of Josiah) When I was a little girl my hopes and dreams were to have two healthy and happy children. Unfortunately, we couldn’t have our own biological children so we proceeded with adoption where we were blessed with a beautiful baby boy.

My husband and I were both very happy until at the age of 19 months, after his last set of vaccines when we started to notice that our son started having a very odd behavior.

At this time we noticed that he stopped saying any words, he started flapping his hands, walking on his toes, very sensitive to loud noises and crowds of people. He became fixated on power lines, spinning wheels on his trains and obsessed with Baby Einstein movies. He also stopped eating all the foods he used to enjoy. read more

Wendy Lecher

April 8, 2008 It was August 2006. Always keen for a new health kick and a new way to lose weight I decided to try out the cayenne pepper cleanse. The cleanse involved drinking a mixture that contained cayenne pepper. I was doing this for about a week when one day I was laying in bed just about to fall asleep and I noticed my feet had fallen asleep. I was a little annoyed because there was no reason and it’s a bit of an uncomfortable feeling: pins and needles and a bit of numbness in my feet. read more

Sherri-Lee Parsons

I have nothing but the highest regard for the work of Dr. Hoffman and his staff. I found my way to the clinic in 2014 with a new diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. I traveled from Vancouver to Calgary to consult with Dr. Hoffman in hopes that I would get a greater understanding of the root cause of my symptoms. Little did I know how much I would actually discover. Dr. Hoffman is a medical detective, scientist, healer, teacher and highly evolved, lovely person. He travels all over the world attending conferences and training, hence he is incredibly current and knowledgeable about mysterious health conditions that present at his clinic. read more

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