OHC Live 79 – Use technology don’t let it use you

Founder of The Optimum Health Clinic Alex Howard discusses the benefits and pitfalls of technology as both useful and overly stimulating tools. The importance of being in a calm healing state is essential to recovery from ME/CFS and if you decide to practice mindfulness around your technology use it can be a great benefit to […]

OHC Live 78 – Embrace the tortoise

In this week’s Facebook Live, founder of the Optimum Health Clinic Alex Howard uses the fable of the tortoise and the hare as a metaphor for recovery from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia. ‘Embrace the tortoise’ is an invitation to prioritise slow and steady in your healing process. See the full list of OHC Live Episodes […]

OHC Live 77 – The boatload of recovery

Just as multiple factors often are involved when one falls ill with ME/CFS (the overloaded boat), the process of recovery also includes multiple factors, methods, and variables to re-build health. The practitioners of The Optimum Health Clinic use an integrative approach to craft individualised programs to help patients during different stages or recovery with the […]

OHC Live 76 – We are all messed up

Once we begin to do work on our own patterns and issues, we can feel like we’re more “messed up” than other people – Alex reminds us that everyody has issues, but not everyone is looking at them or working on them. In working on your practices be kind to yourself and remember that nobody […]

OHC Live 75 – You can’t fill up someone else’s emotional well

Energy depleting relationships tend to follow a pattern of having to constantly support or hold up another person in a co-dependent relationship. Helper types tend to use their energy attending to other people, to try and “fill up their well” before themselves. Alex discusses some ways to recognise if this pattern is taking place in […]

OHC Live 74 – The body’s innate wisdom

Being chronically ill can mean all of our conscious attention is usually on the things that are not working. Alex gives the suggestion to also give mindful attention to the things in the body that are still working properly to cultivate gratitude for the body’s innate wisdom, and to develop a better relationship with the […]

OHC Live 96 – Why work with a practitioner?

Solving the individual puzzle of ME CFS and/or Fibromyalgia for each patient is a very complex problem in the personalised medicine approach.  In this video, Alex explains why it would be beneficial to work with a practitioner specialising in interpreting tests and personalising your therapy for your best healing journey. The Optimum Health Clinic works […]

POTS and ME CFS

Helen Lynam, Director of Nutrition, discusses the relationship between postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and ME CFS.  Having a tilt table test might help you get a POTS diagnosis if you wonder if this could be a piece of your ME CFS puzzle. Sign up for a free information pack from The Optimum Health Clinic or […]

OHC Live 73 – 5 stages of meeting our needs

Alex Howard discusses understanding our own needs, including emotional needs, and how we might look to get those needs met. Alex discusses the tendency for Helper types to put other people’s needs first and how we can start to prioritise our own. Once we recognise what we need, and learn how to ask for help […]

OHC Live 72 – The importance of practices

Following up on the importance of the basics, Alex discusses the importance of practices – the practical activities we need on a day to day basis to encourage the recovery process. He also emphasizes the importance of following different practices during the right time and stage of the recovery process.   Sign up for a […]