OHC Live Ep 012 – What if you’ve tried everything?

What if you’ve tried everything to recover from ME, CFS, or Fibromyalgia? When we’ve invested so much hope and energy into various methods in an effort to recovered, it can be challenging to try new approaches. The Optimum Health Clinic takes a look at all various stages of recovery and can help you develop a […]

OHC Live Ep 011 – Sustainable recovery

Alex discusses sustainable recovery from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / CFS, and the danger of miracle recovery stories. Sustainable recovery is the ultimate goal for the patients of The Optimum Health Clinic. Alex discusses the problems with miracle recovery stories and treatments that offer an overnight recovery. He also discusses the problem with “positive thinking” as an […]

Claire Jones’ Recovery Story

Concert Harpist Claire Jones shares her experience with ME/CFS and her recovery journey with The Optimum Health Clinic. Claire discusses achieving her dreams including becoming a royal harpist, then crashing with ME and struggling to overcome the urge to keep pushing through the illness.  With widespread pain and constant immune symptoms she and her family […]

OHC Live Ep 010 – Patience and tenacity

While filming patients for the latest Secrets to Recovery documentary, Alex is reminded of the perseverance and hope that patients and family members have on the journey to recovery. Watch the film at http://www.secretstorecovery.com/movie/ Watch the Secrets to Recovery Movie at www.secretstorecovery.com/movie Listen to the audio version on our podcast (also available through iTunes, GooglePlay […]

OHC Live Ep 009 – The Achiever Pattern

Identifying when we might be trying too hard to be the perfect patient will help us recognise the achiever pattern and how it might actually hinder our progress. Recovery from ME/CFS requires us to recognise when we’re trying to push instead of stay in a healing state and wait until we have genuine energy to […]

OHC Live Ep 008 – Community

With an isolating illness like ME, CFS or Fibromyalgia, it’s important to find a way to stay connected to some sort of community. Alex gives some tips on how relationships may change and how to connect to new people on the recovery path. Listen to the audio version on our podcast (also available through iTunes, […]

OHC Live Ep 007 – Bouncing the boundaries

Bouncing the boundaries in recovery from ME, CFS, and Fibromyalgia Alex discusses reaching a point in our recovery when energy is coming back and we’re ready to do a little more activity. The process of finding our baseline without post-exertional-malaise (or PEM, or delayed fatigue response) is called bouncing the boundaries. Bouncing the boundaries, and […]

OHC Live Ep 006 – Why is Psychology important for recovery?

Why is Psychology important for recovery from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia? Alex discusses The Optimum Health Clinic’s approach to psychology and the philosophy behind the benefits of certain psychological aspects on the road to recovery from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia. Alex also addresses the controversial ideas around treating ME/CFS with psychology, discusses some specific methods […]

OHC Live Ep 005 – Managing relationships with friends and family

A diagnosis with ME, CFS or Fibromyalgia can be confusing to explain to friends and family when the invisible illness is so misunderstood in society. Alex talks about different ways you can help the people around you understand your illness and how they can help you manage and recover. Mentioned in this video:  Jennifer Brea’s […]

OHC Live Ep 004 – Sleep

OHC Live Ep 004 – Sleep and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome A more restorative sleep is essential in recovery from ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia and in this session, Alex talks about sleep as a reflection of our mind state during the day – and how we can take steps during the day to make […]