Bouncing the boundaries in recovery from ME, CFS, and Fibromyalgia Alex discusses reaching a point in our recovery when energy is coming back and we’re ready to do a little more activity. The process of finding our baseline without post-exertional-malaise (or PEM, or delayed fatigue response) is called bouncing the boundaries. Bouncing the boundaries, and […]
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OHC Live Ep 006 – Why is Psychology important for recovery?
Why is Psychology important for recovery from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia? Alex discusses The Optimum Health Clinic’s approach to psychology and the philosophy behind the benefits of certain psychological aspects on the road to recovery from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia. Alex also addresses the controversial ideas around treating ME/CFS with psychology, discusses some specific methods […]
OHC Live Ep 005 – Managing relationships with friends and family
A diagnosis with ME, CFS or Fibromyalgia can be confusing to explain to friends and family when the invisible illness is so misunderstood in society. Alex talks about different ways you can help the people around you understand your illness and how they can help you manage and recover. Mentioned in this video: Jennifer Brea’s […]
OHC Live Ep 004 – Sleep
OHC Live Ep 004 – Sleep and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome A more restorative sleep is essential in recovery from ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia and in this session, Alex talks about sleep as a reflection of our mind state during the day – and how we can take steps during the day to make […]
OHC Live Ep 003 – Is it possible to make a full recovery?
OHC Live Ep 003 – Is it possible to make a full recovery from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia? In this Facebook Live recording CEO Alex Howard discusses whether it’s possible to make a full recovery including the controversy and complexity of the group of illnesses under the umbrella of ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia. The Optimum Health […]
OHC Live Ep 002 – Cultivating positive habits
OHC Live Ep 002 Cultivating positive habits for ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia recovery In this Facebook Live recording CEO Alex Howard discusses cultivating positive habits to help on the ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia recovery path. Alex reviews the ideas of conscious incompetence, unconscious competence, developing helpful routines, understanding your limits, and finding your boundaries. Building […]
OHC Live Ep 001 – ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia recovery goals 2017
In this first Facebook Live recording CEO Alex Howard discusses ME, CFS, and Fibromyalgia recovery goals for 2017. The new year can be a great time to set some new recovery goals, keeping in mind that we can often achieve less than we think in 6 months and more than we think we can in […]
From the Mitochondria point of view, we have a whole range of things we might do
Director of Nutrition Helen Lynam discusses the wide range of strategies that the clinic uses in treating Mitochondrial Dysfunction. Addressing this area can often be crucial in the recovery stage. To discover more about Nutrition at The Optimum Health Clinic, please click here
When we say subtypes we mean predisposing factors
Alex Howard talks briefly about sub-types that may be predisposing factors that may have caused us to get ill. To discover more about Psychology at The Optimum Health Clinic, please click here
Should I start with Psychology or Nutrition?
Alex discusses this popular topic and the various factors which can influence what is right for each individual. To find out more about psychology and nutrition at The Optimum Health Clinic, please click here