Andy Rubman

Andrew Rubman, ND, is medical director of Southbury Clinic for Traditional Medicines in Southbury, Connecticut. Dr. Rubman views himself as a teacher as well as a physician, helping his patients make better informed choices about their healthcare and become better consumers of both traditional and conventional medical options. His 35-year career started with Robert Atkins, MD, (of Atkins Diet fame) in New York City.

As a primary care provider, Dr. Rubman helps people of all ages, from infants to those in their 90’s, resist illness by improving wellness and has specialty interests in gastroenterology and endocrinology. He also has a sub-specialty of diagnosing and treating peri-menopausal women, and had contributed to the NAMS (North American Menopause Society) nutritional protocol used as a component of the curriculum of all medical schools in the US.

Dr. Rubman is a founding member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), a member of the specialty society, The Endocrinology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (EndoANP), as well as a member of the Bottom Line Personal Panel of Experts. He offers office visits and distance consultations and actively treats and consults with patients worldwide.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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Supplements & 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.

Alternative Treatments

Meet the Expert: Dr. Andrew Rubman, Naturopath

Bottom Line Inc's Sarah Hiner introduces Dr. Andrew Rubman, naturopathic physician and author of Bottom Line’s “Nature Doc’s Patient Diary” blog.

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About Naturopathy

As the name implies, naturopaths focus on natural interventions such as diet, supplements, botanicals and also traditional medications.

Women's Health

Stress-Induced Incontinence

Stress-induced incontinence is a problem. Women are more likely to suffer from incontinence than men because of differences in their anatomy.


Melatonin and Sleep

Dr. Andrew Rubman goes against the grain of common advice and suggests that while melatonin can be helpful, it should not be taken on a continuous basis.