We are moving

From Monday January 4th 2021 Dr Damien Downing and Nutrition Associates Ltd will be working in new premises at:

The Hale Clinic, 4 Harley St, London W1G 9PB

Three years of close association between Nutrition Associates and The Elixir Clinic are finally coming to an end. Elixir are moving to new premises where they are unable to offer me suitable accommodation. My clinic at 75 Wimpole St will therefore cease on 23rd December, and as from 4th January we will be operating from The Hale Clinic.

I make this announcement with some sadness. The pandemic has forced difficult decisions on many of us, and this is one of them. Elixir are having to reconfigure their business without us, but there are no hard feelings, we wish them well and hope there will be interactions and cooperations for years to come.

All our phone numbers and email addresses are remaining the same; our postal address will change shortly to Hale Clinic as well. The good news is that we will have an office and a physical presence there.

We are collaborating with The Hale Clinic on setting up a nursing service that will do all our injected treatments, and our blood-taking.

The new premises are at the south end (Oxford Circus end) of Harley St, only 250 yards from the Wimpole St address. There is a wheelchair ramp, an elevator and a disabled toilet.

We are trying to notify anybody who has an appointment in January, but if you are at all worried do please call us on 07718 483484. We are doing our best to ensure that there will be no inconvenience to you at all.

Meanwhile, A Very Happy Christmas to you and yours.

Many illnesses have their root in poor nutrition, toxic exposures, environmental factors, and their interactions with our genes, our metabolisms and our immune systems. When the body’s defences are damaged or exhausted, disease can take a hold.

We offer medical advice and treatments based on the principles of ecological medicine, which considers the interactions between individuals and the environment, and their health consequences:

  • INPUTS: the impact of nutritional and environmental factors on the individual
  • PROCESSING: the way we handle inputs and how that determines our health
  • OUTPUTS: the impact of each individual’s actions on the environment, upon which we all depend.

What we do

Using medical history, examination and specialised laboratory investigations, we assess nutritional status, toxic exposures, metabolic and immune function, and plan treatment of the problems identified.

Our standard of care is therefore not based on diagnosis. For example in epilepsy your GP or consultant would prescribe anticonvulsant therapy; we would seek to identify and correct the causes, in nutrition, toxicity and metabolic disorder. Treatment usually comprises diets, nutritional supplements and detoxification procedures, administered both by mouth and by injection. We also offer desensitisation injections for allergies.

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Interview with BodyBio on cellular health and ecological medicine.

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We are moving

From Monday January 4th 2021 Dr Damien Downing and Nutrition Associates Ltd will be working in new premises at:

Open letter to Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet

Dear Richard Horton,

Vitamin C and COVID-19 Coronavirus

There is only one existing treatment for the new coronavirus: vitamin C.

What is EPD?

Over the past 30 years we have been living through an epidemic of allergies and autoimmune diseases (and cancers). Our genes cannot have changed enough to account for this; the one thing that could explain all three and which has changed dramatically is our environment; levels of environmental pollution only go up, never down.

Fat is My Friend

Throughout 2017 I kept saying "This looks like the year that the whole fat-cholesterol-heart disease hypothesis falls apart." Well for once it looks like I was right. Today (I write on Jan 1st 2018) the annual review from Diabetes.co.uk carries 3 game-changing headlines from the past year:

Healing the Gut

When healing the gut there is an old principle to remember, known as Denis Healey’s First Rule of Holes; “When you find you’re in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging”.


Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity is typically triggered by a single exposure to a high, toxic level of a single chemical, following which the subject experiences symptoms on re-exposure to very low levels of that chemical alone.

Nutritional support in cancer

I am not a cancer specialist, and I cannot replace your oncologist and/or surgeon. Nor do I have the training or qualifications to tell them what to do. What I can offer you if you have a diagnosis of cancer is best described as adjunctive nutritional and metabolic support.

Radioactive Fallout

Can Nutritional Supplements Help?

The Fukushima nuclear accident has already been described as "the largest accidental release of radiation we have ever seen" [1], and it's not over yet.


The main principles of our treatment are to Detoxify, Nourish, and Desensitise. Most people need all 3 of these.

Should I have the Covid vaccine?

Short answer: I can’t tell you what to do, and nor can the prescribing doctor, but if you do, take lots of vitamin C, and if you don’t, still take vitamin C.

Please note

We offer care for a wide range of chronic problems. We do not offer acute medical services, nor primary care, and we do not carry out any surgical procedures. We are not able to care for persons detained under the Mental Health Act, nor for children under 2 years of age.

We do accept people with physical or sensory impairments, those with learning disabilities or autistic spectrum disorders and those with dementia.

The clinic can accommodate wheelchairs, but some advance notice really does help.

For further details see our Statement of Purpose - a formalised document required by the CQC. It hasn’t changed in 10 years and I see no reason to change it now.