Dr Damien Downing writes;
Ecological Medicine looks at the human in the world.
It is a systems approach to health that considers interactions between individuals and the environment, and their health consequences:
INPUTS; the impact of Nutrition and Environment on the individual,
PROCESSING; how our Immunity and Individuality handle those inputs and how that determines health,
OUTPUTS; the impact of each individual’s actions on the Environment, upon which we all depend.
We study the food that you eat, the quality of the nutrition it provides, and your resulting nutritional status.
We look at your environment and the good and bad factors to which it exposes you, such as;
- physical stresses – heat, cold
- lack of sunlight
- environmental toxins – pollutants, pesticides, heavy metals
We examine how your immune system is affected – by toxins, deficiencies and infections – and how it is responding. You could have;
- allergies, intolerances, sensitivities
- autoimmune disease
- impaired resistance to infection
We assess your biochemical individuality, including two key areas;
- detox processes (mainly in the liver)
- methylation (involving vitamin B12 and others)
and how this impacts on your health