Tag Archives: chronic illness

Paleo vs vegan for fatigue recovery

Alex Howard talks to Kirsty Cullen (Director of Nutrition at the Optimum Health Clinic) about whether people should follow a paleo or vegan diet for recovery from fatigue. 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 at The Optimum Health Clinic, Therapeutic […]

Why isn’t my energy coming back?

Alex Howard works with OHC patient Anna to help her understand why it feels like her energy isn’t coming back despite all her work in pacing, nutrition and psychology, and uses the stages of recovery model to map what is actually happening. Everyday Alex is the daily vlog series from Alex Howard. Explore Alex’s website […]

OHC Live 102 – Why inspiration matters

In this Facebook Live session, Alex talks about the importance of finding ways to stay inspired on the recovery path, including listening to stories of people who have reached milestones or made recoveries over various hardships. Having the mindset that improvement or recovery might be possible changes how motivated you might be to make helpful […]

OHC Live 101 – Dealing with overwhelm

In this Facebook Live session, Alex addresses a common worry amongst patients – especially with the recent Fatigue Super Conference – that when starting a new program or course there can be a feeling of too much overwhelm. Alex offers some tips on how to tackle information overload and also shares his vision moving forward […]

OHC Live 97 – AMA Part 2

In this Facebook live session, Alex answers questions directly from users on Facebook. He answers questions about the achiever type and the inner critic, how to address anger and resentment with ME CFS, and ways to work with trauma other than EFT. ┬áChronic illness can be tough to navigate on many levels, and Alex hopes […]

OHC Live 68 – The 5 P’s

Alex expands on his 5 P’s in recovery: Practice, Patience, Persistence, Perserverence, Precision. These 5 P’s can be used to help patients between sessions with the clinic and working with techniques and changes.   Sign up for a free information pack from The Optimum Health Clinic or sign up for a free 15-minute chat to […]

OHC Live 94 – Don’t forget the big stuff

Alex discusses the importance of taking a step back to look at the bigger habits or themes in our life that cause ongoing stress that need to be addressed. So many of the tools for recovery are small daily habits to help calm the nervous system and support the healing process – but larger problems […]

OHC Live 93 – The power of self awareness

In this Facebook Live session, Alex talks about the power of self awareness in recovery from ME CFS and Fibromyalgia. Being able to understand our own issues, limitations, and challenges helps us find the best techniques to allow us to heal and grow. ┬áHaving a lighthearted approach to ourselves, our faults and our weaknesses can […]

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 […]

OHC Live 82 – The importance of support

The isolation of chronic illness can change and reset many of our relationships. The people and activities that used to make sense for our life no longer fit the same way. Alex discusses the importance of making a conscious effort to build new relationships that fit the context of our life during and after the […]