What would it mean to cook and eat consciously?

To put heaven and earth in the dish that you prepare for eating?

To pay full attention even to the simplest meal and give all your heart when cooking for others and for yourself? To eat in a peaceful environment, slowly and appreciating the world with all your senses?

From the kitchen of Mount Athos in Greece to the Buddhist temples in Japan, these concepts are key to preparation, appreciation and enjoyment of food.

Come and explore with me ‘Conscious Eating’ and ‘Heart-Warming Cooking”.

“DIAITA Against Cancer: Diet & Lifestyle Dodecalogue” Workshop


In this ANTI-CANCER DIAITA workshop, for World Cancer Day on the 4th of February, I’m going to dispel the myth that there is nothing people can do about cancer. Research shows that, with a healthier diet and lifestyle a third of the most common cancers can be prevented.


DIAITA, the ancient Greek word meaning “Way of Living”, is where the word DIET comes from.

I am going to draw on evidence, knowledge and wisdom from Modern Medicine, Aurveda, Philosophy & Spirituality, to show that with the right DIAITA it is possible to: 

  • prevent cancer
  • reduce the side effects of cancer treatment and
  • improve quality of life in cancer survivors

I will give you my Dodecalogue for cancer prevention.

You can join me either in London on the 28th of January 2017 or in Kozani-Greece on the 13th of February.

Along with an interesting discussion, you will be offered ideas for cooking (“anti-cancer recipes”) and some delicious anti-cancer snacks, prepared by chef Mariana Ivanova.

Cost: £25 per person

Venue: Woolman room, 8-9 Hop Gardens, London WC2N 4EH

TO BOOK email: or phone: 07958495537

“Brain Loving Foods & Lifestyle: Ways to Avoid Dementia” Workshop


What could we do to prevent dementia and even delay its’ progress?

In this workshop, Dr Garuth Chalfont, from the Division of Health Research, University of Lancaster and Dr Eleni Tsiompanou from the Health-Being Institute, will discuss different natural and holistic interventions including:

• modern Nutritional Medicine

• functional foods developed in Japan

• horticultural therapy

• our connection with nature

• lifestyle and brain games

• ancient Ayurvedic nutrition and Hippocratic Medicine

• philosophy, music and storytelling

Research shows what’s good for the heart and the gut is good for the brain.

Come and join us on Saturday 25th June 11am-1:30pm at this unique workshop in the centre on London. Along with an interesting discussion, we offer ideas for cooking (“brain loving foods”) and some delicious snacks designed to nourish your heart and brain, prepared by chef Mariana Ivanova.

Cost: £20 per person

Venue: 8-9 Hop Gardens, London WC2N 4EH

TO BOOK email: or phone: 07958495537

Workshop: “Six Tastes for Health & Wellbeing”

“My tongue is smiling”. What can help us say that?

Our next multidimensional “Medical Kitchen Wisdom” workshop, combining

Nutritional Medicine, Ayurvedic Nutrition, Hippocratic Medicine, Philosophy & stories is

on the 14th of May 12-14:30

at 8-9 Hop Gardens (Woolman room), London WC2N 4EH.

Theme: “Six tastes for Health & Wellbeing”

We will explore:

• the 6 tastes that are important for health

• the attributes of tastes and foods according to Hippocrates, Plato, Ayurveda and modern medicine

• impact on digestive health of different tastes, foods and food combinations

• what ingredients and utensils to use

• recipes to have in hand for easy and healthy cooking

Bring a friend if you want but, let me know beforehand, so that we can prepare the Ayurvedic snacks.


Places are limited.

TO BOOK either e-mail me: or phone me: 07958-495537

Cost: £20 per person

With Dr EleniTsiompanou

Guest chef: Mariana Ivanova

‘Greek mountain tea’ & ‘Ayurvedic snacks’ will be provided


“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 and well-being.

Come and learn in this 2 hour introductory workshop how to combine the wisdom of the ancient Greek philosopher & father of Medicine Hippocrates, with the science of Nutritional Medicine. Use the lessons and aphorisms of Hippocrates and the knowledge of modern science to begin transforming your health and achieve a harmonious diet, lifestyle and way of being.

To register, e-mail

or call 07958 495537

Workshop to take place at the Health Being Institute, Woolman room, Quaker Meeting House, 8 Hop Gardens, London WC2N 4EH

Fee £20

Dr Eleni's Ancient Wisdom & Harmonious Diet