The European Lifestyle Medicine Organisation (ELMO) provides leadership in research, prevention and treatment of lifestyle-related diseases through nutrition, physical activity, psychology and public health. The goals of the Society of Lifestyle Medicine are to prevent lifestyle-related chronic diseases (syn: noncommunicable diseases NCDs), improve the management of people who have these diseases through professional education and research, and develop guidelines, standards and policies that promote optimal patient care and health.
ELMO represents all nations in Europe and around the Mediterranean, and are a founding member of the Global Lifestyle Medicine Alliance (GLMA). ESLM is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious scientific and medical organization.
– How are lifestyle, health and disease connected?
– What are the underlying causes of lifestyle-related diseases (LRDs) such as Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, some forms of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases?
– What are effective interventions to prevent LRDs on an individual and society level?
– What are effective interventions to treat LRDs?
Educating the public and health professionals on lifestyle-related diseases and prevention is a key goal of ELMO. The future we face is one in which knowledge will be the most important currency. ELMO aims be at the forefront of creating knowledge.
Lifestyle-related diseases (Cardiovascular disease, type-2-diabetes, some forms of cancer, obesity) are preventable through effective interventions that tackle shared risk factors, namely: tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol.
ELMO is dedicated to evidence-based preventive and lifestyle medicine.
ELMOdefines Lifestyle Medicine as:
Research, prevention and treatment of lifestyle related diseases with evidence-based interventions that integrate nutrition, physical activity, stress management, health behavior changes and environmental aspects.
The European Lifestyle Medicine Organisation believes Nutritional Therapy as practised by BANT Registered Nutritional Therapists fits perfectly within the Lifestyle Medicine model they promote. As such, a VIP membership category has been especially created for BANT Registered Nutritional Therapists only. If you are a BANT Registered Nutritional Therapist, please click here to access details of your exclusive ESLM membership rights. If you’d like to find out more about ELMO membership benefits, please visit the ELMO Membership page.