"I believe the body has the ability to cure itself given the right condition. I approach each patient's care with an unfailing desire to uncover the root cause of their health issue and treat the disease - never settling for just eliminating or suppressing symptoms."
As a physician, Deborah Ardolf, ND's expertise in treating autoimmune diseases, allergies, drug addiction, and cardiovascular disease, in particular, draws patients from throughout the world to her center in Kapa'au on Hawaii Island. Here, the natural beauty of the island provides an unmatched restorative environment as patients progress to wellness.
Early in her career, Dr. Adolf's desire to expand her experience in treating what other physicians may deem "untreatable" cases led her to study with several of the world's leading physicians. These pioneers of advanced non-toxic treatments, techniques, and natural formularies, include the Nobel Prize recipient William Hitt, MD, at the Dr. William Hitt Clinic in Tijuana, Mexico, one of the most progressive medical centers in the world, and Thomas Kruzel, ND, physician, author, and speaker, who helped hone her skills in diet, homeopathy, botanical medicine, and IV medicine.
The body has the ability to cure itself, given the right conditions. She approaches each patient's care with an unfailing desire to uncover the root cause of his or her health issue and treat the dis-ease—never settling for just eliminating or suppressing symptoms.
She earned her Doctorate degree at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, one of five accredited naturopathic medical schools in the USA. She is licensed to practice naturopathic medicine in Hawaii and is also an experienced speech therapist. In Hawaii, naturopathic physicians are considered primary care physicians. They can diagnose, prescribe and treat for all ages.
Dedicated to a healthy lifestyle, she has biked across the continental United States and competed in the Hawaii World Ironman in Kailua-Kona. On most days, she enjoys an ocean swim or a tropical rainforest hike with her three rescue dogs alongside.
“Dr. Ardolf, ND was able to diagnose and treat my hormonal and female issues that no other doctor could ever diagnose or explain to me. Since my mid thirties, my hormones have been off and I experience painful periods that left me having flu-like symptoms with every period. These symptoms included cramps, loss of appetite, headache and nausea. She also diagnosed my prolapsed uterus that was causing other issues. Dr. Ardolf, ND ordered the correct tests and was able to treat my hormones and prolapse with herbs and other supplements. I am extremely grateful to her that I don’t have to be in pain anymore. "
“Ever grateful for the gifts you have brought into our lives; great knowledge and wisdom, creativity, patience, understanding, openness, a comprehensive approach, accessibility, fun, .. I could go on and on but mainly you gave me the gift of experiencing levels of wellness that I hadn’t had for years, tools to use for a lifetime and a lifetime doctor and friend. Thank you Dr. Ardolf, ND!!”
“I was a frustrated patient when I started seeing Dr. Ardolf, ND. I was tired of traditional doctors providing me with “band-aids” for my symptoms and not fixing the root of the problem. I had made several visits to the ER and was told several times they could find nothing. My traditional doctor never asked about the whole picture in my life or thought about doing an extensive hormone test. I suspected hormones and sought out help from a GYN who told me I had experienced my first cyst and I would basically get over it. Three months later and more visits to ER I was told I had endometriosis and to go back on the pill of which I had just stop taking 6 months prior after 21 years on them. I thought it was time to be off the pill. Little did I know that all those years it masked what my body was going through. I wanted to know why I felt the way I did and how to change it. Dr. Ardolf, ND was able to that for me, she took in the whole picture, found the issue(s) and helped me through the solution. And as a result I feel in control of my health both physically and mentally and am very healthy and happy as a result She is very knowledgeable, confident and has a great “bedside” manner. I still seek her service even though she is now miles away.”