Philosophy

At the D'Adamo Institute, we recognize that there is no single route to good health. Just as no two persons' fingerprints are the same, no two bodies are alike, no irises, two fingers, or ear prints are alike. This means that since the first person appeared on this earth and millenniums later after that person’s death, no one will ever have the same finger prints.

We at the D’Adamo Institute understand the unique characteristics of each person's body ascertaining the particular strengths and needs, and use this knowledge to determine the necessary therapies and treatments for each individual to achieve and maintain optimal health. Our naturopathic medicine approach means that we treat people, not diseases. Illnesses are created by an imbalance in the body and are never isolated to a single part or system. We consider the functions of the body and mind together and know that a positive, hopeful state of mind enhances every facet of physical healing.

We do not heal. The body heals itself given the right nutrition. Our role is to stimulate the body's natural recuperative abilities and to show our patients how to remove obstacles to achieve full healing process. Patients ultimately maintain control of their own health.

The Institute brings an innovative approach to naturopathic healing based on Dr. James L. D’Adamo’s 50 years of scientific research, during which he defined the relationship between a person’s blood type and their unique nutritional needs and general lifestyle requirements. Using this groundbreaking discovery, the naturopaths at The D’Adamo Institute obtain a complete picture of a person’s health utilizing various diagnostic techniques, including:

  • Blood type analysis
  • iridology
  • pulse analysis
  • muscle assessment
  • stress assessment

After determining the individual’s specific needs, a detailed diet is recommended which includes a program of specially formulated vitamins and supplements as well as a regime of therapies, possibly including:

  • colon irrigation
  • foot baths
  • clay packs
  • massage
  • manipulations
  • Acupuncture

Testimonials

  • Under the gentle care of you and your staff, my ability to absorb nutrients returned to normal and my B12 level is normal without injections at this time. Fortunately I never wrote to any relatives.

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  • For at least three years before coming to your office, I had been feeling run down, tired, depressed, extremely irritable and my nerves were on edge twenty-four hours a day. Everything seemed to bother me – the slightest sound would make me jump. My attention span was limited and my capacity for thinking a complete sentence was also at a premium. I experienced frequent vaginal yeast infections and didn’t know what it was like to breathe through my nose, because my nasal passages were always blocked.

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  • Most medical doctors admit that after waging war on cancer for 40 years that they are still far from a cure. In a new video, Louise Hay--New York Times bestselling author of "You Can heal Your Life," which has over 35 million copies in print, and Hay House Publisher (whose authors include bestselling Wayne Dyer)--describes how Dr. James D'Adamo, originator of the blood type and nutrition concept, helped her  overcome her cancer. Read about it, too, in Dr. D'ADamo's stirring new book "Just an Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure.

    Louise L. Hay

  • Being on your program has made an enormous impact on my health and wellbeing. You’ve personally been a life saver recently with some acute issues.

    Mary, Boston

  • We want to express our appreciation for the good care we have received over the past year from you and your staff. WE also appreciate your dedicated interest in your patients’ welfare, which is hard to find these days.

    Frank and Martha F. - NY, NY

  • I have been a patient since 2005. When I first visited Dr. D’Adamo, I had fibromyalgia…suffered from short-term memory loss, anxiety....and depression. Today, at 67, I feel better than I did years ago and recently returned from an extended photography Scuba trip - diving 28 times over 12 days with no injuries or illnesses.

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  • I came to Dr. James L. D’Adamo because of difficulty in urinating due to an enlarged prostrate gland. I had seen other doctors who told me that if this condition got any worse, a prostrate operation would be advisable.

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  • Just to let you know how happy I am that I ‘found’ you.

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  • I started having seizures in my 20’s …after years of being in and out of hospitals and on medications, a friend suggested I see a Naturopath (I had never heard the word before). I was a skeptic but after spending two hours with Dr. James D’Adamo during my first visit, he told me about my poor circulation and that I would be experiencing seizures – I hadn’t even told him about the seizures. He  designed a diet according to my blood type. I’ve been happy, energetic and have a whole new outlook on life. Now, 35 years later, I haven’t had a seizure or taken any medication. My husband and I are both patients.

    Michele Zampella

  • My experience and my wife’s experience with Dr. D’Adamo was, to say the least, very fortunate. Before coming to study in the USA, I enjoyed a very robust health. I was a swimming champion in my country, and I do not remember ever being seriously ill. In brief, I was the healthy, sporty type. After a couple of years in the USA, I began to feel the ‘down slope.’ After two operations on my knee (due to a sport injury) my general health was in a very bad state – the worst I had ever experienced.Read more ...

  • I’m writing this note to reaffirm my appreciation for the dramatic improvement in my health during the year and a half since I’ve been under your care. The many doctors consulted prior to you had been able to offer only temporary or superficial relief for my twelve-year condition of chronic colitis. Through you diet instruction and therapy the condition is now well controlled.

    Deanne H.

  • I initially took my father Antonino Spezzano there because he was a smoker and had emphysema that affected his breathing in a serious manner. That began our relationship in 1981, and I have been a patient myself with Rita my wife for twenty years…Dr. D’Adamo is an exceptional human being other than being a Naturopathic Doctor. I noticed that he takes his work very seriously and cares for his patients. He explains meticulously the infinite details of peoples’ illness and proves where the illness is located in the body…Dr. D’Adamo’s impressive modality and diagnostic methodology is detailed, accurate and precise that it attracted me to continue and persevere contributing to heal my body.

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  • I think we need more men like Dr. D’Adamo around to take care of people who otherwise drift from one doctor to another without getting any real help.

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  • A fellow crewmate, who was a patient of Dr. D’Adamo, recommended the Institute after finding out about my health problems. I imagine everyone who visits your practice has some kind of a life change experience – for me the experience has been truly life transforming and life-saving. I came to the clinic with alarming blood chemistry metrics for an individual with type 2 diabetes. I had already lost a substantial amount of weight. I had tried a wide array of the pharmaceutical approaches to diabetes management. Nothing was working. My doctor was concerned that my insulin receptors appeared to be shutting down and that I might need an insulin pump. It seemed like a deadly downward spiral.

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  • I have been troubled with arthritis in my hip for several years, have gone to an orthopedic specialist who injected a large needle with cortisone into my hip bone, which was most painful and without any results whatsoever. This was done again 10 days later also without results. Since I have come to you for treatments, my hip is very much improved, and I am able to walk with more ease and can get up from the chair and out of the bed without holding on to everything as I pass.

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