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

  • I am writing this letter as a current patient of Dr. D’Adamo, one who is immensely satisfied with the changes that have occurred in my health since beginning treatment. When I began, I was overweight by twenty pounds and depressed in general. Both conditions seemed to me impossible to do anything about.

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  • My life is astoundingly different from what it was years ago when I 1st came for treatment and I feel so incredibly fortunate…from the first time I met you, I felt that I was in the hands of a healer.

    Barbara G.

  • “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 patient’s welfare, which is hard to find these days. As you know, when we came to you we were not suffering from any serious ailments. However, after only a few weeks under your care, Martha had a definite increase in energy and experienced far fewer headaches. In addition to this, we both feel a definite sense of well-being in the knowledge that we are on a program of good health that will reap benefits for years to come.”

    Martha F. - NY, NY

  • 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

  • Before seeing Dr. D’Adamo, my situation was growing from bad to hopeless. I could remain out of bed for no more than an hour or two a day, and that, in a state of fatigue and with great difficulty and discomfort. I had been to many MD’s, and among them a well-known specialist, none of whom could correctly diagnose my illness or help me.

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  • I’ve been a patient of Dr. James D’Adamo for approximately 40 years…taking his vitamins and minerals and have enjoyed good health in spite of suffering from mascular degeneration which Dr. D’Adamo took care.

    Ann Sharp, Las Vegas

  • I must admit my initial skepticism of the validity of the quick and unorthodox diagnosis you gave me. I now have a satisfactory understanding of the natural principles underlying iridology and some other homeopathic diagnostic techniques. So, in following the diet you prescribed for me, I have become less tense, more psychologically real, owing to the increased clarity of my mind.Read more ...

  • 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 learned about Dr. James D’Adamo from a couple of his patients. They kept looking better and healthier every time I saw them. I've been a patient for the last 35 years.  I felt that this was the type of treatment I was looking for and over the years, Dr. D’Adamo was always proven correct.  I enjoy the feeling of well-being the most and the treatment which gives me the instant feeling of wellness. By following Dr. James D’Adamo’s blood type diet, my health has improved and kept me well for all these years. I recommend Dr. D'Adamo to all those in need and those not in need who wish to keep healthy for a lifetime.

    Deenie Stulberg - Toronto, Canada

  • 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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  • Thank you for happiness and health you and your program have given to me.

    Judy B

  • While I was on The Blood Type Diet® my body felt really wonderful – light. I had an overall feeling of lightness!

    Beverly, Canada

  • With the last examination conducted on my wife, my son and myself, which revealed so much improvement, I feel and need to thank you from the bottom of my heart, for all of us, for your devoted, skilled, and efficient treatment. In the few months I have been under your care, I feel much better than I have in the last ten years.

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  • In summarizing, I can only express amazement at the relatively quick improvement in my health after what I can only call an ‘explosion’ in my body—everything seemed to have gone wrong at the same time as I underwent the biggest health crisis of my life. As you may imagine, the psychological effects of all these physiological difficulties did not help me, but the confidence and optimism you inspired at the outset made my return to sound health much easier and quicker. Hopefully, you will continue to treat people with Naturopathy and Chiropractic, and hopefully, there will be more people encouraged to treat illness in a non-chemical, natural way.

    George P. - NY, NY

  • Two months have passed by since my first visit to your office. I have kept up faithfully the diet that you gave me and am trying to follow your instructions as closely as I can.

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