Dr Damien Downing is a specialist in Ecological Medicine, a systems approach to health that considers interactions between the individual and the environment which has three components – allergy, environment and nutrition.
Damien qualified from Guys Hospital in 1972 and then worked in the UK (neuropsychiatry and general practice). He moved to the Solomon Islands in the Pacific before returning to the UK in 1980 to set up a private practice in nutritional and environmental medicine. He was a co-founder of the British Society for Nutritional Medicine and is the current president of its successor, the British Society for Ecological Medicine. Damien also co-founded the Journal of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine and is now its editor-in-chief. He is also the medical director of the Alliance for Natural Health.
Damian is the author of Daylight Robbery, about the health benefits of sunlight; co-author of Why ME and The Vitamin Cure for Allergies.