Entries by Eleni Tsiompanou

What are we made of? The Elemental in the Body and Cosmos

WHAT ARE WE MADE OF? On one level, this philosophical/existential question has been pondered by our ancestors since the beginning of time. Is it relevant today? Yes increasingly so. On another level, ‘what we’re made of’ can be answered in physical terms. We’re made of atoms, cells, minerals, nutrients, genes etc. But, if we put […]

“Fasting Can Save Your Life” Workshop

In this workshop find out  the first steps to fasting for your health Fasting allows the body to have a good ‘house-cleaning’ and a rest. It is a way to health and long life. Hippocrates said it: ‘the more you nourish a diseased body, the worse you make it’ Saturday 19 September 2015, 12 – 2:30 […]

Fasting for Health: Philosophy and Practice

Hippocrates described fasting as therapy. All the major religious traditions apply it in their spiritual practice. Gandhi used fasting making the personal political. Modern medicine rediscovers it. Want to hear more? Are you interested in the health benefits of fasting? Eager to find out the different ways of fasting for health, weight loss or treatment of […]

Workshop on “Diet according to Age, Season, Person & Place”

“Ancient Wisdom & Harmonious Diet”  So you think you are eating well? Did you know that ‘time, person & place’ matter for diet & health? 2,500 years ago, Hippocrates taught how dietary needs change with age, season of the year, personal characteristics and the place one lives. Now modern science has revealed more. To find out more […]

Hippocrates Timeless Still

My article in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine  J R Soc Med. 2013 Jul;106(7):288-92 can also be read in full here in the James Lind Library online Hippocrates put the person at the center of his attention, while modern medicine focuses on the disease. Hippocrates was first and foremost interested in finding out what led […]

“Ancient Wisdom and Harmonious Diet” Introductory Workshop

Introductory workshop on Saturday 8th of November from 1-3 pm (including herbal tea made with the famous Greek Mountain sideritis flowers & Kozani saffron, Dr Eleni’s joy biscuits and recipes) Nutritional Medicine meets Greek Philosophy Our food & the way we eat, combined with the exercise we take and other lifestyle factors, are key factors for our health […]

Why I am looking forward to my talk next week at the British Oncology Pharmacy Association

Slowly but steadily healthcare professionals acknowledge the important role nutrition has to play in the management of people with cancer. Next week I will be speaking to UK oncology pharmacists about the value of good nutrition in cancer patients I am going to talk about the two big systematic reviews which showed that current dietetic treatment […]