Important updates from the OHC

  Founder of The Optimum Health Clinic Alex Howard introduces Kirsty Cullen as the new CEO. Together they discuss what’s been going on at the clinic over the last year and what exciting advancements to expect going forward. Chapters 0:00​ Welcome 0:30​ We’ve been very busy! 1:41​ Our new CEO 4:23​ Priorities and key focus […]

Archive of Facebook Live Posts

The links below link to the original Facebook Live session. You can also view on our YouTube playlist, Click Here for YouTube 2017 OHC Live Ep 001 – ME, CFS, and Fibromyalgia recovery goals for 2017 OHC Live Ep 002 – Cultivating positive habits for recovery OHC Live Ep 003 – Is it possible to […]

Soothing the Maladaptive Stress Response

Psychology practitioner Nikkie and Director of Psychology Jess discuss a case study from the Fatigue Super Conference. With permission, we share how the psychology team helped an OHC client regulate their maladaptive stress response with tools including EFT (emotional freedom technique) and sensory anchors. We explain how these tools helped to support the client in […]

Reducing Stress with Nutrition

Nutrition practitioner Juliana shares the first simple steps you can take to use nutrition to support a body prone to stress and anxiety. Juliana includes tips on the effects of caffeine and refined sugar, which nutrients help to support a stressed body, and her favourite quick and easy snack.   Baked Tempeh | Juliana’s favourite […]

Top Tips to Improve Your Sleep

Nutrition Practitioner Jana shares her quick tips for improving sleep – including what to think about when setting up bedtime routines and how to help your mind and body to recognise it’s time to wind down for the night.

From bedbound to a new life: Natasha’s Story with CFS

Natasha from the OHC community shares some insights on her journey, from being bed-bound with chronic fatigue syndrome to starting a completely new energised life, and what she discovered about the pieces of her healing jigsaw. Watch the full hour interview on the Fatigue Super Conference www.fatiguesuperconference.com

Balancing Blood Glucose Levels

Nutrition Practitioner Helen Halliday shares information about the importance of balancing blood sugar levels. She also shares tips on getting the right macro-nutrients with examples on how to include more of these foods into your daily life. Balancing blood sugar with your food choices can be easy when you know what to look for. The […]

Hot Drink Recipes: Caffeine-free alternatives

We heard some of our community find it difficult to give up caffeine! Here’s two options for equally enjoyable hot drink alternatives… Saffron Tea Saffron (crocus sativus) is thought to be rich in carotenoids and has been suggested in research to have a positive regulating effect on the immune system. Saffron is thought to reduce […]

Gut Health and Long COVID

Head of Research Claire Sehinson discusses the latest research on the role of gut health in Long COVID and complex chronic illness. She offers guidance around optimising gut health and shares 4 tips to start supporting your digestion.    Our favourite foods for supporting digestion: Organic butter or ghee Contains butyrate which is a short […]

The 90 Day RESET Programme

The 90 Day RESET Programme is the Optimum Health Clinic’s ground-breaking psychology-based course. The Optimum Health Clinic is one of the world’s leading clinics specialising in ME, CFS, and Fibromyalgia, with a number of the clinic’s teams having personal experience in these areas. All of the psychology practitioners who run The 90 Day RESET Programme […]

Client Stories: Richard’s Journey

Continuing on for 2021’s Men’s Health Week we wanted to share Richard’s recovery story as an important journey from dealing with persistent illness as a young man and growing into a healthy adult in part by learning to meet his needs and facing uncomfortable processes. He shares his challenges with gluten ataxia, celiac disease, a […]

Emotional Styles and Men’s Health

Jess (Director of Psychology) talks to Nik (Psychology Practitioner) about emotional styles for Men’s Health Week and goes through a short practice to get in touch with your emotions and take steps to process and acknowledge how you feel.  Connecting with your emotional style and processing can help with both mental health and some physical symptoms that manifest as […]