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 […]

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 […]

Patient 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 […]

Meet Nik: 3 Tips for the Achiever

Nik joined the OHC team as a psychology practitioner after his wife recovered from ME/CFS with the help of the 90-day programme. In this video we meet Nik and he shares three basics of understanding the achiever pattern on the healing journey.

Immune Supporting Green Smoothie

Research suggests that there are a number of nutrients which are generally supportive for a healthy balanced immune system. We have created this delicious green smoothie recipe for you to try, which includes many of these key nutrients. At the OHC we recommend our clients aim for around 10 portions of  vegetables and fruit daily […]

Cold water immersion

Director of Nutrition Sara Jackson explains more about cold water immersion following OHC client Tam’s video interview on her wild swimming adventures: 1. Cold water adaptation may help stimulate the vagus nerve which connects your brain to organs including your heart and lungs. 2. The cold water of wild swimming may help reduce pain and inflammation […]

Patient Stories: Tam’s Journey

ME/CFS patient Tam shares her progress on her recovery journey with the help from the Optimum Health Clinic and a renewed love for wild swimming. She’s started a business and a fundraiser to raise awareness for ME/CFS during ME Awareness Month and hopes her story can inspire others to slowly explore (within their energy envelope) […]

Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Following up on Claire’s video on non-purposeful inflammation, the nutrition team would like to share some foods you can try incorporating into your diet for fantastic anti-inflammatory support. What are your favourites?