DOCTOR YOURSELF: Natural Healing that Works

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"One of the best. I can think of no one better suited to educate than Andrew Saul. In DOCTOR YOURSELF, he provides an enormous amount of information on the use of nutrition - orthomolecular medicine - in treating almost all disease. Saul coats his medical advice with wit and humor too - important information that is also fun to read about. If every American had a copy of this book, it could change the world as we know it." (Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients. To read the complete review, Click Here)

"Up to date, well put, easy to follow, and if followed, will help readers enhance their degree of health and decrease the possibility of developing serious disease." (Abram Hoffer, M.D., PhD.)

"What a superb book Doctor Yourself is for both the health professions and anyone interested in maintaining a better level of health. I applaud the work, especially its forthright manner of presentation. It should be of enormous value to a vast number of people." (Hugh D. Riordan, M.D.)

"Fabulous and brilliant. Andrew Saul is educating us to educate ourselves.” (Margot Kidder)

Really good advice and loads of it. Thank you for all that you’re doing to educate the public about the most important aspects of how to stay healthy, and avoid medical consequences of the traditional healthcare system.” (Dr. Joseph Mercola)

"Provocative and exciting. DOCTOR YOURSELF: Natural Healing that Works is nutritional medicine in action, and as such deserves a prominent place in the library of anyone serious about self health care." (Vitality magazine)

"Read Linus Pauling for a detailed explanation of how and why the chemistry works; read Andrew Saul for a lighter and more anecdotal approach, well-supported by research, that integrates the whole diet with megavitamin therapy." (

"Expertly written.
Doctor Yourself is a very helpful guidebook which is filled from cover to cover with gems of information that aren't usually discussed in most other nutrition books." (Midwest Book Review)

Saul uses a sharp wit in advocating for vitamins and attacking the medical and pharmaceutical professions.” (Batavia Daily News)

Empowering. An enjoyable, practical and easy-to-read book. I highly recommend this book to everyone, including physicians who wish to provide a comprehensive natural-health care program.” (John I. Mosher, Ph.D.)

Fantastic. Andrew Saul has made a great contribution.” (Ronald Hoffman, M.D.)

"Doctor Yourself provides details on natural options that are supported by both research studies and clinical experience. Andrew Saul's lively, often irreverent writing style and keen sense of humor sets the book apart." (Feingold Association of the United States)

“I had been a practicing pediatric gastroenterologist for 25 years. During that time I watched some really beautiful children and young men and women die under my care because I had nothing more to offer, and unfortunately what I had offered many times only made their lives more miserable. Recent health problems led me to read about Linus Pauling and orthomolecular medicine and it has been like discovering an advanced ancient civilization that I had no idea had ever existed. After reading Doctor Yourself by Dr. Andrew Saul, I have become a very angry man. I've just realized that for 25 years I had been making my patients sick and big pharma rich. I've just realized that those chronic hepatitis patients that died waiting for a liver transplant could have been easily cured with vitamin C. I realize now that my toximolecular medical education only led me to do more harm than good. That is not a good feeling to have. I only wish that all my critically ill patients had read Dr. Saul's book and fired their doctor. Doctor Yourself in fact has inspired me to now open an exclusive orthomolecular medicine practice for children and adults of all ages, and copies of the book will be in the waiting room for all to read. In the names of all those I didn't help before, I hope this time to make a difference.” (Edward Cichowicz, M.D., Pediatric Gastroenterologist)

DOCTOR YOURSELF: Natural Healing that Works is available from any online bookseller.

Review by the National Library Board of Singapore:

Are you often given a “needle in the rear end” when you visit the doctor? Have you been prescribed with medications and felt “high” when you have anxiety symptoms? If you do, you have the same encounters as Andrew Saul had with conventional medicine. Since he was young, he has felt that there is more to medicine than “silver-colored instruments and pain”.


In the book, Doctor Yourself, Saul advocates nutritional therapy to prevent and treat many diverse ailments; from alcoholism, cancer, diabetes to PMS, schizophrenia and sleep disorders. He urges one to watch and adjust the diet for healthy living. As a natural healer, Andrew believes in cleansing and strengthening the body rather than by curing specific diseases. Holding high respect for nature, his personal experience with illness and recovery has led him to practice natural healing. He advises supplementing diet with mega doses of multivitamins (especially vitamin C) for wide range of health concerns from male fertility, immune dysfunction to longevity. The author is unafraid of the skeptics and detractors. He feels that natural healing is not about avoiding doctors but about not needing to go to the doctors. There is also advice on how one can look for and work with one’s physicians.


The book is easy to read despite quoting many scientific studies and research findings. The conversational style gives the reader vivid accounts of patient education and treatment by the healer. A point to note is that information in the book should not be taken as a substitute for consulting with health care professionals, especially for diagnosis of health problem.


A biologist and naturopathic teacher, Saul has recently published another book, Fire Your Doctor!: How to be Independently Healthy. (Reviews at )


(The above review is by Sara Pek and reprinted with permission.)


Andrew Saul says that his kids never once had an antibiotic. This is reason enough to read his new book, DOCTOR YOURSELF: Natural Healing the Works. Saul, formerly a Visiting Assistant Professor of Health Science at the State University of New York College at Brockport, has utterly abandoned traditional "food groups" nutrition. Instead, he focuses on what readers really want to know: exactly how can we prevent and cure illness without drugs or surgery? Which vitamins and which minerals have the most powerful therapeutic uses? How much do we really need to take? How will my kids benefit? How can we do this inexpensively and safely? And why haven't we heard about this sooner?

Saul says that decades of clinical research already prove the value of intensive nutrition therapy with very large doses of vitamins and other nutrients. This new, revised edition of DOCTOR YOURSELF now contains over 400 large pages of concentrated information and motivation. The book is carefully substantiated with scientific studies, at times providing more references than many readers want but no more than skeptics need. Saul says we need education, not medication, and that we should "stop living with illness and learn to live without illness." That's one tall order, yet our nation annually spends over one trillion dollars on health care and we still lose over a million people every single year from cancer and heart disease. Even if Saul is only partly right, it could still save thousands of lives and billions of dollars, and immeasurable pain and suffering.

But back to his kids: how did they grow up to be college age without ever having even one dose of an antibiotic? The answer is clear when Saul explains the antibiotic, antihistamine and antiviral properties of vitamin C. Can this really be the end of ear infections? Of bronchitis? If so, then what else? His considerable experience with family, students and many clients fill the book with one very readable anecdote after another, all tightly held together with scientific evidence from controlled clinical studies.

Dr. Saul is a natural medicine specialist. He has a Masters degree in education, a nontraditional Ph.D. in Human Ethology, and has taught Clinical Nutrition to many hundreds of practicing health professionals. He has been in private practice as a natural healing consultant for over 35 years. It shows. Every page of DOCTOR YOURSELF is full of facts, practical hints, and Saul's appealing (or is that appalling?) sense of humor. For example, his "Evading Exercise" chapter is an often-hilarious ode to nudity, which all the while slyly prods the reader to get up and work out.

But there are no punches pulled when he discusses cancer, heart disease, diabetes, depression, and alcoholism. This is serious material, and his presentation of the facts is relentless. Dr. Saul makes a strong case for the aggressive nutritional treatment of many killer diseases. DOCTOR YOURSELF covers a large number of additional topics, including ADHD and learning disabilities, allergies, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, asthma, backache, dermatitis, diabetes, epilepsy, fertility, fibromyalgia, hepatitis and cirrhosis, immune dysfunction, children's health, Ménière’s syndrome and tinnitus, menopause, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, PMS/PMDD, pregnancy and lactation, psoriasis, schizophrenia and psychosis, sleep disorders, vaccinations, vitamin safety, intravenous vitamin C, radiation sickness, weight loss, and even varicose veins.

And that is just Part One.

In Part Two, "Natural Healing Tools and Techniques," you will find exactly how to do "Saul’s Super Remedy," employ vitamin C megadose therapy, get to niacin saturation, get the most out of vegetable juicing, make a "Breakfast Blast," correctly use vitamin B12, reduce stress, remove pesticides from your food, understand the difference between natural and synthetic vitamins, get the truth on vitamin safelty, and even learn how to spot anti-vitamin biases in a scientific study.

Overall, DOCTOR YOURSELF contains an enormous amount of simple, practical, how-to information on natural healing therapies. As Saul puts it, "I do not stay up late at night making all this up. I've collected the safest and most effective healing approaches that I can find from physicians worldwide. Results are all that matter to me. Natural healing is an alternative that works."

DOCTOR YOURSELF: Natural Healing that Works is available from any online bookseller.


Andrew W. Saul


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