What we're about

‘Medical Kitchen Wisdom’ is a unique endeavour aiming to combine modern medical and nutritional knowledge with wisdom. Wisdom which can be found in the past and the present, the East and the West and in ordinary and extraordinary people.
Medical wisdom which, is grounded in real understanding of the importance of food and cooking, is rare in our days. We want to resurrect the understanding of ancient Hippocratic practice which proclaimed that ‘Food is Medicine’. We aim to use the scientific findings of 21st century to help everyone find their way back to the kitchen and enjoy cooking good food for their health. We will combine this with literature, poetry, folk wisdom, recipes for cooking and of course stories.
Everybody has a story to share when it comes to food and cooking.
From William Shakespeare’s “Unquiet meals make ill digestions” to
William Makepeace Thackeray’s “Sir, Respect your Dinner: Idolise it, enjoy it properly. You will be many hours in the week, many weeks in the year and, many years in your life happier if you do” and
Sophia Loren’s “The most indispensable ingredient of all good home cooking is love for those you are cooking for”
this group is open to those who want to
• learn, share and connect
• be part of a community of nutritional medicine knowledge seekers and collectors of kitchen stories

Upcoming events (1)

Life, cancer and curry - a free event on the occasion of World Cancer Day

Places are limited, so pre-booking is essential. To book go to Re:Centre website https://recentre.co.uk/events/free-screening-indian-summer-welcome-series/ Screening of Simon Brook’s film “Indian Summer” followed by Q & A discussion led by dr Eleni Tsiompanou. “Indian Summer” is a film about the convergence of Western medicine and Ayurvedic medicine. Simon Brook follows the journey of a woman with cancer and her oncologist who travel to India to meet the people who helped in her recovery. Their interactions give us insights into the Ayurvedic approach to health care. A multidimensional, interactive event with guided meditation, sharing of personal experiences and knowledge about preventing, surviving and living with cancer. Dr Eleni presents Ayurveda to a modern audience, helping you find your way to better health, harmony and well-being. Aromatic Indian snacks will be available. ABOUT DR ELENI Dr Eleni Tsiompanou – Founder of the Health Being Institute – is an experienced medical consultant who has worked in the NHS since 1997. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London (FRCP) who has also trained in Ayurveda and nutritional medicine. Eleni’s personal quest, knowledge and ongoing research has uncovered gems of practical information which can help people find better health and harmony. As an Ambassador for the ‘College of Medicine’ in the Harmony project, Eleni is inspired by HRH, The Prince of Wales’s book Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World, which reminds us of some profoundly important truths, namely that everything in the universe is connected and balanced by universal laws and relationships.

Past events (10)

“Fasting for Health and Long Life”

Woolman Room, Society of Friends Meeting House


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