Andrew Rubman, ND

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 health care 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 90s, 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 contributed to the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) 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 is author of the Bottom Line blog, “Nature Doc’s Patient Diary.” He offers office visits and distance consultations and actively treats and consults with patients worldwide.

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.

Vitamins & Minerals

Is It Safe to Take NAC?

N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) helps respiratory conditions such as asthma and emphysema. Learn how to take it without risking cancer and other diseases.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

Cooking Techniques

All That Glitters Is Not Edible

Not all glittery “dust” sold for use on baked goods is safe to eat. Learn what you need to know about decorations for sparkly desserts.


Probiotics Can Cause Brain Fog

If you have cognitive issues along with GI symptoms, this otherwise helpful supplement could be upsetting gut health.

Health Care Professionals

Is Your “Naturopathic Doctor” Licensed to Treat You?

Going holistic with your health? Make sure the naturopathic doctor you use has the education and clinical training to treat you.

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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!


Can Dietary Supplements Affect Blood Pressure?

Herbal supplements can raise or lower your blood pressure. To be safe, learn which supplements do what…