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Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Natural medicine cures even when conventional medicine fails. Naturopathic physician Andrew Rubman, ND, shares real stories about suffering patients…and his successful strategies for bringing them lasting relief and healing.

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Natural Cure for an Abnormal Pap Smear

An abnormal Pap smear could simply be inflammation or could be pre-cancerous. This natural treatment yielded a clean retest at the three-month follow-up.

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Did My Baby Get Hurt When She Fell?

When a 7-month-old took a spill off an airline seat, mom and flight crew were concerned for her safety. How Dr. Rubman examined her to assess the situation.

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Can You Be Immune to Lyme Disease?

Tony was frequently bitten by ticks but never came down with Lyme disease. Could he be brewing a silent infection? Here’s what we figured out…

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Surprising Solution to Recurrent Nasal Infections

Whether diagnosed as bacterial, viral or allergic, this natural approach to recurrent nasal infections yields lasting success‑far better than antibiotics and antihistamines.

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

What to Do About That Failing Memory

Samuel’s declining memory was likely rooted in a brain injury 15 years before. Read about the supplement that not only restored his memory, but enhanced it.

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Chronic Indigestion Relieved with Acupuncture

Chronic indigestion had no obvious cause—no ulcers or negative findings in the colonoscopy. But Traditional Chinese Medicine brought relief. Learn how.

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

After an Accident: Healing Lasting Anxiety and Insomnia Naturally

A horrific car accident left Denise with profound anxiety and insomnia that drugs and counseling failed to help. Natural medicine helped overnight!

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Face Rash Cured from the Inside Out

Topical creams and medication didn’t resolve this persistent skin rash. A diet change and the supplements to aid proper digestion did—in only weeks.

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Debilitating Sciatica Relieved in 10 Minutes

When this ballerina developed excruciating sciatic pain, a combination of physical therapy and injection techniques enabled her to leap off the table.

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Cracking the Cause of a Bum Back

The rug merchant’s chronic back pain stemmed from the joint between his hip and sacrum. This naturopathic doctor was able to correct it in seconds.

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Healing a Splinter That Never Came Out

Katarina became concerned about a lump in her forearm. She remembered getting a splinter there a few years before. Here’s how we healed it at a distance!

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Weak Voice Restored Naturally

): Buster’s weak voice got worse after his doctor prescribed a two-week trial of acid suppressing meds. What worked: A natural approach for mild reflux and sinus congestion.

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Bye, Bye Baker’s Cyst: No Cortisone, Drugs or Knee Surgery

The patient’s “rheumatic” knee grew a painful cyst. Dr. Rubman found the real cause (diet—not arthritis) and healed the cyst with natural treatments.

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Simple Relief from Lefty-Related Hand and Wrist Pain

Lefties, take note! If writing causes you hand and/or wrist pain, here’s the mistake you’re probably making…and the simple solution for relief.

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How Meeting Clint Eastwood Helped Me Find Naturopathic Medicine

Patients ask me how I became interested in natural medicine and being a naturopathic doctor. It involves meeting Clint Eastwood and taking his advice!

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Dealing with Unspeakable Tragedy

When a patient’s wife died tragically on their honeymoon, this naturopath’s skills and empathy were tested beyond anything he had been prepared for.

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A Natural Medicine Advocate at the Hospital Emergency Department

When James went to the hospital for chest pain and shortness of breath, he wanted a natural medicine advocate to guard and guide him.

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Surgery-Free Treatment for Rotator Cuff Injury

A retired orthopedic surgeon sought noninvasive relief for a rotator cuff injury. Oral and topical treatments are helping…no surgery in sight!

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Midair Chest Pains Solved with Simple Remedy

When Amy developed chest pains during a recent airline flight she feared a heart problem, but her worrisome symptoms actually had a simple solution.

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

C-Section Averted When the Baby Didn’t Drop

When Suzy’s baby didn’t drop, her doctor said a cesarean section was probable. The right pelvic adjustments enabled the vaginal birth she wanted.