Dr Charles Forsyth

Ecological Physician

  1. The previous page ‘Health Essentials’ briefly addresses the areas I consider we should all be attending to in our daily lives in order to optimise health and prevent disease.  This page takes this overview a step further - with actively trying to identify one’s specific issues in each of the main causative categories - and then always trying to take it a step further still in trying to identify their causes.

  2. Diet & Nutrition

  3. Assess and identify dietary imbalances, and their predisposing factors (eg. lack of understanding, food cravings and addictions, etc) and correct as far as possible.

  4. Assess, identify and correct all nutritional deficiencies and their causes and optimise nutrient status.  See Nutrition and Diet for more info.

  5. Allergies

  6. Assess, identify and treat all allergies/ intolerances/ sensitivities and their causes, and avoid the allergens or/and desensitise.  See Allergy for more info.

  7. Infection

  8. Assess and identify active infections and intestinal dysbiosis, and factors predisposing to them (immune dysfunctions, imbalanced intestinal microbiome, etc) and address as effectively as possible.  See Infections & Dysbiosis for more info.

  9. Toxins

  10. Assess and identify significant toxicities, their sources and other predisposing factors (impaired excretion / detoxification pathways, etc), minimise further exposures and reduce tissue levels to an absolute minimum.  See Toxicology Investigations for more info.

  11. EMF & EMR

  12. Assess, identify and reduce exposure to harmful radiation.  See information sheet EMF & Health for more info.

  13. Psychological

  14. Assess and identify all causative, predisposing or limiting factors on the psychological level - emotional, personal, occupational, relationship and life goal issues, etc.  See Psychological for more info.

  15. Rebalance Control Systems

  16. The functional efficiency of our physical systems is influenced in a very fundamental way by our subconscious energetic systems.  Many or most of the so called complementary therapies have an effect on these, eg. homeopathy, acupuncture/ TCM, Ayurveda, cranio-sacral therapy, reflexology, polarity therapy, hypnotherapy, kinesiology, healing, etc.  To use a computer analogy, this is rather like optimising/ resetting/ debugging the software (which can make a huge difference to a computer’s performance) - and can have profoundly beneficial effects when treatment is appropriately individualised.  See Homeopathic Medicine for more info.


  1. See: www.sehn.org/ecomedicine.html  - gives a nice overview of some basic principles of ecological medicine

  2. Environmental Medicine - Beginnings and Bibliographies of Clinical Ecology.  Randolph TG. Fort Collins, Colorado, Clinical Ecology Pub. 1987

  3. Environmental Medicine in Clinical Practice, by Anthony H, Birtwistle S, Eaton K, Maberley J.  BSAENM Publications 1997  IBSN 0-9523397-2-2

  4. Practice Information Sheets


Medical Ecological Management

  ECOLOGICAL MEDICINE:  Overview   Nutrition   Allergy   Microbes   Toxins  EMR

  Ecological Medicine:         Overview          Health Essentials          Medical Management