Tag Archives: myalgic encephalomyelitis

OHC Live 78 – Embrace the tortoise

In this week’s Facebook Live, founder of the Optimum Health Clinic Alex Howard uses the fable of the tortoise and the hare as a metaphor for recovery from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia. ‘Embrace the tortoise’ is an invitation to prioritise slow and steady in your healing process. See the full list of OHC Live Episodes […]

OHC Live 75 – You can’t fill up someone else’s emotional well

Energy depleting relationships tend to follow a pattern of having to constantly support or hold up another person in a co-dependent relationship. Helper types tend to use their energy attending to other people, to try and “fill up their well” before themselves. Alex discusses some ways to recognise if this pattern is taking place in […]

OHC Live 96 – Why work with a practitioner?

Solving the individual puzzle of ME CFS and/or Fibromyalgia for each patient is a very complex problem in the personalised medicine approach.  In this video, Alex explains why it would be beneficial to work with a practitioner specialising in interpreting tests and personalising your therapy for your best healing journey. The Optimum Health Clinic works […]

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 […]

POTS and ME CFS

Helen Lynam, Director of Nutrition, discusses the relationship between postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and ME CFS.  Having a tilt table test might help you get a POTS diagnosis if you wonder if this could be a piece of your ME CFS puzzle. Sign up for a free information pack from The Optimum Health Clinic or […]

OHC Live 70 – Two types of pacing

Alex mentions a simplified view of two different kinds of pacing based on data and rational planning, versus the more intuitive body based way of pacing in the moment and what might be better for a certain stage of recovery. Sign up for a free information pack from The Optimum Health Clinic or sign up […]

OHC Live 69 – Change state, change perspective

After a holiday with his family, Alex talks about returning to London with a fresh perspective on some problems and situations – and how having a new state can help us develop new perceptions of our experiences. What can we do that helps change our state, and thus our perspective on the recovery path?   […]

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 66 – Cultivating a positive mindset II

Alex expands on last week’s introduction to building a positive mindset in recovery from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia – including the increased emphasis on building a brand new mindset that didn’t exist before getting ill. Sign up for a free information pack from The Optimum Health Clinic or sign up for a free 15-minute chat […]

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 […]