Dr Hoffman is the medical director of The Hoffman Centre for Integrative Medicine. He is a leader in the field of integrative and functional medicine, applying his 7 Stages to Health and Transformation model in his approaches to chronic disease diagnosis and treatment.

How to Tell If You Have Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

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.

Steps of the Shoemaker Protocol

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: 1) Remove exposure from water damaged…

Mold Illness

Allergen Avoidance Recommendations

Allergen Avoidance Recommendations The following recommendations will help you minimize your exposure to toxic molds. Eliminate Dampness In Your Home Suggestion 1: Eliminate dampness in your home – check walls and roof for leaks. Waterproof walls and ceilings before painting. Reason: Mold thrives in damp conditions Do Not Wallpaper Walls Suggestion 2: Do not wallpaper…

Treatments for Lowering Histamine and Reducing MCAS Symptoms

Treatments for Lowering Histamine and Reducing MCAS Symptoms Now, you might be thinking, “Why can’t I just take an antihistamine?” Antihistamines don’t actually reduce histamine release. They only block histamine receptors, preventing you from feeling the symptoms. You may need a round-the-clock blockade of the H1 and H2 receptors, every 12 hours. If you want…

Mold Illness

Frequently Asked Mold Questions

Frequently Asked Mold Questions Do I literally have to clean everything in my house? Q: Do I literally have to clean everything in my house (i.e. plastic storage containers, books, toiletries, candles, knickknacks, canned food etc) or just the major things like clothing and furniture? A: Yes, everything. Is it possible to clean electronic devices that…