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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 […]

James Sawyer’s recovery story

James S shares how he went from living an active successful life when a headache brought on a sudden onset of debilitating exhaustion. With the support of his wife, James then recovered over a year from CFS back to optimal health after attending the 90 Day Programme and the nutrition program at The Optimum Health […]

OHC Live 95 – AMA Part 1

Alex takes questions from The Optimum Health Clinic community group about recovering from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia and updates about the work at the clinic. Alex answers a questions about the immune system response in ME CFS, the role of the maladaptive stress response, and gives an update on the research projects at the OHC. […]

David B’s recovery story

Filmed as part of Secrets to Recovery 2014 – Alex interviews David about his journey through Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. David got ill at university after a series of infections, stressors, viruses and challenging living conditions. After a while he started the 90 day programme with The Optimum Health clinic which over time […]

OHC Live 62 – Emma Donohoe – ME and me

Alex interviews Emma Donohoe – presenter of the BBC documentary M.E. and me. Emma discusses her recovery including the part the Optimum Health Clinic played in her journey.   Watch ME and me on BBC Newsbeat  Click here to watch in the UK Sign up for a free information pack from The Optimum Health Clinic […]

Alison T’s Recovery Story

Alison became ill with ME CFS when she restarted her nursing career – and was ill for 20 years. Here she shares her recovery journey and what helped and what didn’t work for her. For many years she continued to try to push through work as her GP had no reference for how to manage […]

OHC Live 87 – Paulie’s recovery story

Paulie from the Netherlands shares her story and recovery journey through ME/CFS. Beginning as a teenager, Paulie suffered from anxiety, IBS and severe fatigue, which fluctuated for a few years before steadily becoming worse. A friend had told her about The Optimum Health Clinic when Paulie could no longer stand unassisted, and she began her […]

OHC Live 31 – Why should nutrition patients do psychology?

Are you a patient with our nutrition team and wondering whether or not to also join in with some work with the psychology team? In this 10 minute Facebook Live Alex discusses how our patients can benefit from complimenting functional medicine with stress management and psychology work. The OHC does not in any way promote […]

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OHC Live 25 – The story behind psychological subtypes

Alex explores the psychological subtypes (Anxiety, Achiever, Helper) that can play a part in remaining ill with ME CFS, and how noticing these patterns can help us put ourselves first and notice the thought behaviours that are unhelpful in our recovery. Beyond recovery from ME CFS, understanding psychological subtypes will help us to grow and […]

OHC Live Ep 022 -Deep rest I

In this Facebook Live recording CEO Alex Howard discusses deep rest in ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia recovery. The maladaptive stress response in MECFS keeps the nervous system wired, and mindful rest can help us recover the parasympathetic nervous system.  Noticing our personality patterns can help us recognise when we aren’t allowing for deep rest when […]