European Lifestyle Medicine Organization launches
What is the European Lifestyle Medicine Organization (ELMO)?
European Lifestyle Medicine Organization (ELMO) is a non-profit non-political, non-religious scientific and medical organization that provides leadership in research, prevention, and treatment of lifestyle-related diseases. These diseases are known as chronic diseases and have been lately named by WHO as Non-Communicable diseases (NCDs). They include cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and Chronic Lung Diseases, as well as an ever-increasing amount of mental disorders. The 68% of deaths from NCDs can be prevented by means of nutrition, physical activity, stress therapy and other environmental factors management.
Who are the members of the European Lifestyle Medicine Organization?
The members of ELMO are healthcare professionals, scientists, medical doctors, and experts in medical healthcare, academic professors and other health clinicians worldwide. The original idea for its foundation was inspired by the pioneer, American College of Lifestyle Medicine, founded back in 2004, which leads the promotion and application of lifestyle medicine in every day, clinical practice. Despite its recent establishment (2015), ELMO seeks to implement the values and objectives of Lifestyle Medicine by numerous actions and initiatives. Last May 30, the European Lifestyle Medicine Organization (ELMO) visited the European Commission in Brussels, to meet with Dr. Vytenis Andriukaitis, the EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety. Both parties discussed the ELMO principals, actions and the benefits of lifestyle medicine for the European population.
Our CEO in ELMO
DNANUTRICOACH® is one of the first supporters of ELMO, and our CEO, Dr. Valentini Konstantinidou holds the position of Spain’s Ambassador and Funding member of ELMO. In DNANUTRICOACH® we proudly endorse the advancement and practice of Lifestyle Medicine within all our scientific and technical services. If you wish to learn more about how lifestyle medicine can help you, do not hesitate to contact us. We would be glad to assist you.
by Eleni Kavoura