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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

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.

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Don’t Ignore Abdominal Pain That Won’t Go Away

“Wilfred” developed acute abdominal pain. While all the tests came back normal (the doctor blamed it on gas)…but “nothing” just didn’t feel correct…

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

A Fishy Explanation for Achy Knees and Hips

Eduardo was generally in good health, but had knee and hip pain that came and went without any apparent reason. Then we looked at his eating habits…

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Nursing Home Resident’s Vitality Restored—Naturally

Problems associated with aging—blood pressure, cholesterol, reflux—were actually due to nutrient deficiencies and impaired system function.

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Natural First Aid After a Fall

After a fall, watchful waiting and Traditional Chinese Medicine helped healing. No emergency room—or excessive testing and hours of waiting—necessary.

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

How an Anemia Diagnosis Kick-Started a Lifetime of Wellness

Anemia treatment caused miserable constipation, but this natural approach at age 68 led to a 30-year wellness lifestyle that is still going strong.

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

The Muscle Pain and Weakness Diagnosis that Defied Doctors for Years

Kevin’s muscle pain and weakness persisted despite diagnosis and treatment for Lyme disease. Here’s the root cause that his other doctors missed!

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Ski-Trip Surprise: Altitude-Induced Anemia

A middle-aged man developed sudden anemia during a ski trip in Utah. With no previous history of blood disorders, his Italian heritage was the tip off!

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Middle-of-the-Night Insomnia Cured

When a computer virus triggered a bout of insomnia, a world-renowned expert and practitioner of Shamanism sought Dr. Rubman for relief.

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Strange Symptoms: Suddenly Spacey, Tired…and Odd-Smelling

This Bay-Area Buddhist lived a simple, clean life, but suddenly became quite ill when she started drinking an “innocuous” Chinese herbal tea.

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Bye-Bye, Allergies! Surprise Treatment for Lifelong Sensitivities

Lifelong allergy problems started with a long-forgotten bee sting and lasted for decades. Here’s what made the allergies (and some back pain) go away.

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

IBS Can Worsen Menopause Symptoms

Menopause + IBS brought surprising symptoms like muscle cramping, hand stiffness, sleep problems and fatigue. This natural approach resolved them all.

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Easing a Teenager’s Period-Related Problems

Moodiness and migraines started early for 12-year-old Sylvia, plus her periods were irregular. Here’s the natural approach that helped her.

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Infertility Caused by “Too Good” a Diet and Too Many Vitamins

After failing to get pregnant, this extraordinarily healthy woman reached out for help. Here are the diet and supplement changes that changed her life.

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Epstein-Barr Virus Cured—Naturally

Epstein-Barr virus (which causes chronic fatigue) is usually treatable but not curable. Yet this natural approach made the virus completely disappear.

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Surprising Melanoma Caught Just In Time

How a timely referral saved this patient’s life more than 20 years ago…and the key question that led to her cancer diagnosis.

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Vertigo that Won’t Go: The Dizziness-Spine Connection

The strange case of Cindy the aviatrix, whose vertigo caused her to leave her job, and how Dr. Rubman made it “fly” away.

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

I Can’t Unclog My Ears When I Fly

Decongestants weren’t enough for William’s airplane-clogged ears. The problem wasn’t his ears, it was his adenoids. The solution was fast—but unusual.