Dr. Michael Dardano


I can’t say enough about what Dr. Mike Dardano has been able to do for me. Shortly after my 25th birthday, I came down with a debilitating digestive disease. For two and a half years I traveled to every top gastroenterologist in New York City and Long Island. I saw countless doctors and specialists. I traveled to DC to visit one of the best parasitology labs in the country. No one could figure out what was wrong with me.

After rounds of antibiotics, diets and other strong prescriptions and supplements, I was in the worst condition of my life. I was developing food allergies and rashes now. I was exhausted and couldn’t get myself to work. Anything I ate made me terribly sick. And all the side effects from the conventional medicines added 35 pounds onto my frame. It was awful. That’s when I came to this site and looked for alternative treatments on Yelp. Despite my skepticism, I had no other options after two and a half years. I found Dr. Dardano, saw all the reviews here and sent him a desperate email on a Saturday. He got back to me on Sunday. By that Tuesday in June, I was in his office.

It’s now December. I’m down 40 pounds. I feel better than I have in three years. I got a promotion at work. Things are great and I credit him for all of it. I was a skeptic, but now I will never return to conventional medicine. Dr. Mike guided me and treated me every week during the loneliest and most difficult point in my life when every doctor told me they couldnt do anything for me and that I’d have to get used to living that way.

I’m not yet 100%, but I’m getting my life back for the first time in years and I thank him for giving it back to me. I don’t have to lie to my mother on the phone about how sick I feel to keep her from crying. Life is good and Im excited to keep improving. Go see him!

Jason S.


I’ve been seeing Dr. Mike for almost two years now and I can’t recommend him more highly. Originally came in after a bad case of pneumonia one summer and he immediately helped resolve lingering chest discomfort… Afterwards, he was such a warming spirit and positive energy in my life I decided to see him full time. It was absolutely one of the best decisions I’ve made for my health in recent years. He really is a jack of all trades when it comes to holistic medicine and healing. Besides being well versed in modern chiropractic care, Dr. Mike dramatically improved my diet and overall well-being through an individualized supplement regiment and nutrition plan. He was a personal trainer prior to his current work, and is filled with invaluable information to help getting in great physical shape.

On top of that, Dr. Mike does Reiki sessions and helps heal energy which I’ve done several times now and can honestly say I think really works. I had several spiritual experiences during these Reiki sessions and was able to release a lot of stuffed negative emotions quickly without spending a lot of money on talk therapy. The great thing about Dr. D is rather than go to several different doctors specializing in their own particular thing and likely spend a lot of money doing so he is able to combine it all together very effectively. ne last note — he’s probably one of the nicest and easiest persons to get along with I’ve ever encountered.

Dr. Mike has been such a great positive force in my life. I can’t praise him enough!

Jake S. Film


I’ve been a patient of Dr. Dardano for several years now.  I’ve discussed my diet and caffeine addiction with him a number of times.  I found myself running to Starbucks three times a day to keep my energy up.  I was also including bread and pasta in just about every meal and felt that my diet was relatively unhealthy.  After discussing these issues with Dr. Dardano, he recommended a 60-day cleanse to help me get back on track with my health.
The biggest challenge for me was giving up the caffeine.  Throughout the cleanse, I started to notice an increase in my energy level that was pretty consistent throughout the day.  I was no longer relying on the three cups of coffee to keep myself going.  It became easier for me to wake up early in the morning for my workouts prior to the start of my workday.  I also found that I was much more focused at work.  As for my weight, the pounds started coming off quickly and I began looking at food differently.  Whether I was ordering out with friends or cooking at home, I was paying closer attention to my diet.
By the end of my cleanse, I had lost a total of 15 pounds and felt so much healthier.  Since then, I’ve managed to maintain a healthy and clean diet.  Of course, I’ll allow myself a few cheat meals here or there; however, my overall diet has drastically improved.  I’ve replaced the cups of coffee with decaf tea and prepare meals that consist mainly of vegetables, rice, and lean meats.
Overall, I would highly recommend this cleanse to anyone who is trying to make a lifestyle change and break some of those bad habits.  I’ve tried shorter cleanses, such as a 5-day juice cleanse; however, they weren’t as effective in helping me maintain a healthier lifestyle.  The 60-day cleanse not only helped me break my bad habits, but it also helped me develop a healthier relationship with food.  Moving forward, I’m looking forward to setting new health goals for myself.

Kevin D.


Dr. Dardano’s 60-day cleanse is my favorite – and I have tried several. I love it because you can eat a large variety of food, so finding something on the menu at my favorite restaurants was not too difficult.

Unlike all of the other cleanses I have tried, this one is the longest. It was my biggest hesitation at first, but after the first week, and seeing how easy the diet restrictions were, I didn’t mind at all. In fact, I think the length of the cleanse is the reason why it is my favorite because it allows you to develop healthy eating habits which actually continue once the cleanse is over. I also learned how my body reacts to different kinds of food, so I knew what to avoid going forward. For example, after the cleanse, I just didn’t have a taste for bread anymore. So now it is completely out of my normal diet.

The number of supplements was my main complaint, but it was worth the discipline because I went down two clothing sizes, my energy level was great after the first 10 days, and my skin was glowing.

Rita T.

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    I started seeing Dr. Dardano 8 months ago after being diagnosed with Lupus. I was in bad shape. My body was in pain, my hair was falling out, and the medication I was prescribed by the specialist that diagnosed me was making my symptoms worse. Over the course of the last 8 months I have seen improvements in my symptoms, energy levels, sleep, and digestion. Most importantly, my most recent labs included a blood test for Lupus that came back NEGATIVE! I have always had faith in Dr. Dardano.

    Sharon M. – San Diego, CA – 01/2018

    No doctor had been able to find anything in blood tests to explain my intense fatigue, joint pains and weight gain over the last 3 years. After two months, I have lost 10lbs, have almost no joint pain, no more intense morning fatigue and making many positive changes in my life thanks to the increased mental clarity and energy I have.

    Christine R. – New York, NY – 04/2018

    Dr.Michael delivers the type of healing and knowledge that you only come across ONCE in a lifetime.I came to see Dr. Dardano after a frustrating battle to heal my hormonal acne. I had tried western medicine, topical treatments and restrictive diets to no availbut after seeing him for only a few months, I am well on my way to clear skin with his guidance and curated regimen of supplements.He is literally healing my body from the inside out which is not only helping my skin but also addressing long-standing issues relating to mood, digestion and energy levels. He is a miracle worker and I would recommend him to anyone looking to re-balance, honor and heal themselves using top-notch holistic practices. Erin R.

    Erin R. – San Diego, CA – 06/2018

    I’ve been seeing Dr. Dardano for more than 6 months now. I first approached him to help treat insomnia, depression, and anxiety I was experiencing. Over the past 6 months, we’ve been working together to find targeted homeopathic supplements that can help restore balance to my body. In addition to this, Dr. Dardano guided me through meditations that he believed would be beneficial to me as well as nutritional advice. He has always made himself readily available whenever I needed anything or had questions. We speak once every few weeks to check in on the supplement regiment for the following month. It has been incredibly beneficial for me to have his guidance in all areas. Highly recommend!!! Bella D.

    Bella D. – New York, NY – 06/2018

    I had these major health issues in 2017 and when I went to my doctors to alleviate or fix the problems they offer medications and crazy explanations as to why it would happen to me again. That’s when I turned to Dr. Dardano. Back in October of 2017 I began to work with him on my overall health. Not just the health issues but understanding nutrition, foods that are harmful to me, and balancing my whole body and mind. It’s nearly 9 months later of seeing him one every month and I’ve never felt better. I am happier, healthier and more aware of my body and what it needs to be fit, healthy and the fantastic machine it is. Thank you Dr. Dardano for all your help. I am forever grateful! Leilani Q.

    Leilani Q – San Diego, CA – 06/2018
    “I started seeing Dr. Dardano about a year ago. I’ve had chronic yeast infections my whole life, and for the last few years, I’ve had severe bloating, rashes on my skin and lips from eating sugar/dairy/gluten. My gums were always bleeding from flossing. I had a bad taste in my mouth a lot of the time. My tongue was always white. My mood wasn’t great most of the time.  He’s a really amazing doctor. You do have to put in the work yourself, there’s no miracle cure, but he has helped me so much. He makes it so much easier for me to see that it’s really worth it to take care of myself. It’s so nice to have a doctor like him that deals with physical, emotional and mental aspects of your health. I will never go to a typical western doctor again”.
    Maria T. ~ New York, NY ~ 5/16/16

    Daily computer use has caused my hands and wrists to become very painful at times.  My wrist would start to throb to the point where it would affect my day to day work.  Over a matter of a few sessions with Dr Mike, my wrist instantly started to feel better.  After a few weeks, I can say I do not feel the throbbing pain anymore and am able to work without issues. Dr Mike not only treats your issues, but also gives you knowledge on how to maintain a healthy mind and body!

    Matt Z. ~ New York, NY ~ 1/7/15

    Dr. D is truly an amazing holistic doctor and someone I would recommend to anyone I care about. For years, I’ve been dealing with digestive issues. My clean eating and dietary changes weren’t enough and I knew I needed to find someone to help me sort out these issues. Since visiting Dr. D, my digestive issues have improved dramatically. I no longer stress over my digestion 24/7 which is a huge relief for me. His approach is very warm and I leave every appointment with a more positive outlook and ideas of how to improve my health on my own. I highly recommend visiting him!

    Stephanie H. ~ Brooklyn, NY ~ 11/19/05

    “I would recommend Dr. Mike to anyone. I struggled with bad digestive issues despite leading a very healthy lifestyle for a long time. My primary care doc, nutritionist, and gastroenterologist failed to provide any long-term, effective solutions. Dr. Mike diagnosed me during my first visit and immediately recommended some dietary changes. Within less than a week, I noticed huge changes and with each visit. He is very concerned with all of his patients’ well-being and always has us in mind. He is also very honest as a healthcare practitioner.”

    Lindsey V. ~ Bronx, NY ~ 10/30/14

    “Dr. Mike is my choice chiropractor and holistic doctor in New York City. It’s not often that you find those two disciplines expertly rolled into one package! He’s helped me with building my energy and immune system; something that’s very important for a massage therapist who sees and does manual bodywork on many people a day! I’m also impressed with how gentle his bone adjustments can be. I’m mortally terrified of having my neck snapped off, but he has a way of making you feel very comfortable as he manipulates the body for realignment. Two thumbs up for that!!”

    Jenn L. ~ Long Island City ~10/31/14


    Chiropractors understand that one of the main causes of pain and disease is the misalignment and abnormal motion of the vertebrae in the spinal column called a subluxation. Chiropractic works by removing these subluxations in the spine, thereby relieving pressure and irritation on the nerves, restoring joint mobility, and returning the body back to a state of normal function.


    Homeopathy is a system of medical therapy that uses very small doses of medicines, or remedies. These remedies are prepared from substances found in nature. Nevertheless, homeopathy should not be confused with herbal medicine. These two systems of medicine are very different. Herbal medicine uses tinctures of botanical substances, whereas homeopaths use ultradilute “micro”doses made from not only plants, but minerals or any other substance found in nature.


    Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Reiki focuses energy on creating a balance and restoring energy flow through the seven chakra system.


    When our bodies become “toxic,” it means that our natural means of ushering out metabolic waste from normal human metabolism, environmental pollution, and what has become known as the Standard American Diet (or SAD diet – funny, right!) have exceeded the threshold for what the body’s innate detoxification system can tolerate on its own. With this toxic load, every system in the human body can become affected. From our head to our toes and everything in between, toxicity makes us sick!


    Clinical nutrition or nutrition therapy/services start out by an assessment of the patient; a case history, physical examination, review of current diet and lifestyle, heavy metal testing, food sensitivity testing, kinesiology testing, and neurotransmitter testing. After the evaluation and testing is completed, the doctor will be able to make recommendations on what foods to eat, what foods to eliminate, how to remove toxins, possible supplements for specific needs and exercise. An array of detoxification programs are readily available, if recommended.

    Flower Essence Therapy

    Flower essences are herbal infusions or decoctions, made from the flowering part of the plant, which uniquely address emotional and mental aspects of wellness. The first 38 flower remedies were formulated by a British physician, Dr. Edward Bach, a well-known bacteriologist, physician and pathologist, in the 1930's, and are entitled the Bach Remedies, although new remedies from other plant species are now available know as Flower Essence Therapy System.


    Kinesiology, also known as biomechanics, is the study of body movement. Applied kinesiology (AK) which is also know as muscle strength testing, is a method of diagnosis and treatment based on the belief that various muscles are linked to particular organs and glands, and that specific muscle weakness can signal distant internal problems such as nerve damage, reduced blood supply, chemical imbalances or other organ or gland problems. Practitioners contend that by correcting this muscle weakness, you can help heal a problem in the associated internal organ.