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 […]

Client Stories: Tam’s Journey

ME/CFS client 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?

ME Awareness Month 2021

ME Awareness Day | May 12, 2021 Kirsty and Jess explore the Optimum Health Clinic’s latest updates for ME/CFS Awareness Day – including sharing their hope for increased funding for research and support for quality healthcare in this poorly understood and underfunded disease. 0:00 ME Awareness Week 0:55 The scale of ME/CFS globally 2:22 The […]

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Non-purposeful inflammation in Long COVID

Claire, Head of Research for the OHC explains the difference between purposeful inflammation and non-purposeful inflammation, and how the body surpasses the cytokine storm threshold when chronic factors meet an acute infection.

Practical tips for getting into a healing state

Following up on the biological role of stress in Long COVID recovery, Kirsty speaks to Jess Thompson (Director of Psychology at The Optimum Health Clinic) about simple tools that can help steer the body towards a healing state and support recovery. Jess gives 3 simple tips for helping the body relax, including mindfulness, breathing exercises […]

Long COVID Part 1: The role of stress in Long COVID

Claire Sehinson (Head of Research, Training and Development at The Optimum Health Clinic) outlines the role of excess physiological stress in exacerbating chronic illness and gives 3 tips on how to support your body with nutrition and lifestyle for optimal healing.

Introducing Our Upcoming Long COVID Series

  In the first of a long COVID series from the Nutrition Team, CEO of the Optimum Health Clinic Kirsty Cullen and Director of Nutrition Sara Jackson discuss the research of emerging data from COVID-19 disease and long COVID. With symptoms of long COVID often overlapping with those of various fatigue conditions including ME/CFS the […]