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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

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.

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Miscarriage Caused by a “Too-Healthy” Diet

Samantha was saddened and confused by her miscarriage at six weeks of pregnancy. The culprit: A diet-induced hormone imbalance. How we solved it…

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Natural Relief for Shoulder and Knee Pains that Come and Go

Kevin, a guard at Gitmo, complained of shoulder and knee pains that only appeared when he was in Cuba but disappeared when home in Connecticut.

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Supplements and Better Diet Help Enlarged Prostate Meds Work Better

Medication alone is often not enough to resolve enlarged prostate. But this integrative approach solved Charlie-the-plumber’s prostate within days.

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Bad Dreams from Suppressed Abuse: Sister Angelica’s “Exorcism”

A cloistered Nun was awoken each night by “Satan.” Read how Dr. Rubman found the root cause of her nightmares, and stopped them.

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Help! My Hand Is Numb and I Can’t Use It

Marty had troubling numbness and lack of function in his hand, but nothing showed on imaging tests. Here’s how Dr. Rubman cured him—no surgery, no drugs.

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

This Tap Water Toxin Caused Neck Pain and Tooth Loss

Julie came in because her 3-year old was mysteriously losing her baby teeth…but why was Julie’s neck degenerating as well? Dr. Rubman figured it out.

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Mysterious Chronic Cough Cured with Old-Fashioned Remedies

David’s cough began after spending a month in New Orleans. Doctors blamed it on stress! But here are the dietary changes and supplements that cured him.

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Stubborn MRSA Infection Cured—Naturally

The patient: Chris, a 19-year-old interested in enlisting in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) with a disqualifying MRSA infection…

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

I Retired…and Now I Can’t Sleep

The patient: Paul, a 70-year old recently retired NASA scientist, had severe sleep problems since his change in employment. Why…

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Why Am I Sleepless at Night and Tired in the Afternoon?

The patient: Rebecca, a part-time real estate broker and a full-time mom of two grade schoolers in her mid-30’s. Why…

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Natural Menopause Aids for Bone Loss, Strength and Sexuality

The patient: Mary, a youthful modern dance instructor in her late 60’s, wants to retain her vitality. Why she came…

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Relief for Low-Back Pain

The patient: Ann, a 35-year old information technology expert and exercise enthusiast. Why she came to see me: After consulting…

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

A Constellation of “Female Symptoms”

The patient: Sally, a hard driving 45-year-old NYC executive and mother of 2 teen-aged daughters. Her husband took off a…

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Chronic belly pain cured with natural medication

The patient: Dan, age 50, a highly successful mid-town Manhattan stock broker with near-constant abdominal pain. Why he came to…