British Society for Ecological Medicine

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From the initial "Clinical Ecology Group", a group of 19 doctors who in 1979 started meeting regularly in London to discuss the aspects of nutrition and environment in clinical practice, the British Society for Ecological Medicine (BSEM) has become the largest UK organisation of doctors and other health practitioners specialising in Ecological Medicine.

Amongst those founding members were pioneers in their field, e.g. the first to demonstrate and publish a double blind, placebo-controlled food challenge trial, proving the significance of food intolerances. Some of the methods that evolved during those first decades of Ecological Medicine in the UK are still worldwide in use e.g. Enzyme Potentiated Desensitisation (EPD).

The British Society for Ecological Medicine has been publishing the Journal of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine since 1990 and in 1998 members of the BSEM published the first and still the only textbook in this field: Environmental Medicine in Clinical Practice.

Today we are proud to have some of those early members still amongst us, teaching and inspiring us. The British Society for Ecological Medicine is able to look back at over 30 years of clinical experience and expertise; sharing and promoting the knowledge and skills for the benefit of our patients and the public is our main goal.  



Next events

Reversing Obesity & Type II Diabetes: Failing with Diet, Succeeding with Fasting

A morning of ‘Inconvenient Truths’: the evidence for how and why the dietary guidelines for reversing obesity, type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease fail and an exposé of the true culprit(s).  - An afternoon of Fasting: how and why it works for reve More

10 November 2017 00:00 to 23:59

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Membership Offer

Members-Only Offer

All 'full members' joining as a new member in 2017 will receive a free copy of our textbook Environmental Medicine in Clinical Practice which retails for £28.

For oversea 'full members' a postage fee may be applied

BSEM focus

BSEM Conference Recordings Available !!

BSEM Conference Recordings Available !!

Have you missed any of the BSEM conferences?? We have a selection of BSEM recordings available. More

Letter in The Guardian by Dr Jenny Goodman (BSEM)

Letter in The Guardian by Dr Jenny Goodman (BSEM)

The Guardian: Vitamin D 'proved to cut risk of colds and flu' - letter by Dr Jenny Goodman (BSEM) 21.02.17 More



BSEM is proud to be able to contribute to the Advanced Training in Clinical Environmental Medicine recommended by the European Academy for Environmental Medicine (EUROPAEM). More

The Health Effects of Waste Incinerators - A BSEM Report

March 2013: Sutton Council just gave the go-ahead for a big incinerator to be built in South London. For more information about the health effects of waste incineration please see the BSEM report "The Health Effects of Waste Incinerators". More

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