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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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

How we approach nutrition at the OHC

Alex Howard talks to Kirsty Cullen (Director of Nutrition at the Optimum Health Clinic) about core principles of the OHC approach to nutrition. How we approach nutrition | Everyday Alex 072 | Wellness Wednesdays Everyday Alex is the daily vlog series from Alex Howard.  Explore Alex’s website https://www.alexhoward.tv/ to find out more about his projects […]

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 […]