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Benefits of Fermented Foods

OHC Nutrition Practitioner Kerry shines a light on fermented foods and details a number of ways they may be a supportive addition to your health journey. From the potential to improve digestion and therefore aid immune function, incorporating fermented foods into your eating plan could be a wonderful piece of the puzzle to explore with […]

Top Tips for Cortisol Management

Nutrition Practitioner Martina shares a few fundamental facts about the stress hormone cortisol, as well as some of her favourite tips to support cortisol management. By incorporating breathing techniques, time in nature, and becoming aware of stimulating food and drinks, you can take your first steps toward beneficial stress reduction practices.

Reducing Stress with Nutrition

Nutrition practitioner Juliana shares the first simple steps you can take to use nutrition to support a body prone to stress and anxiety. Juliana includes tips on the effects of caffeine and refined sugar, which nutrients help to support a stressed body, and her favourite quick and easy snack.   Baked Tempeh | Juliana’s favourite […]

Balancing Blood Glucose Levels

Nutrition Practitioner Helen Halliday shares information about the importance of balancing blood sugar levels. She also shares tips on getting the right macro-nutrients with examples on how to include more of these foods into your daily life. Balancing blood sugar with your food choices can be easy when you know what to look for. The […]

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.