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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

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.

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

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.

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

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.

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…

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.