Tag Archives: recovery story

Andy’s recovery

Alex speaks to patient Andy about his inspiring recovery from being bedbound to trekking in Nepal. Share your inspirational story or revelation on the recovery path with the community – email [email protected] with your experience (Through 2019). Everyday Alex is the daily vlog series from Alex Howard. Subscribe and hit the bell for notifications 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 […]

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 […]

Marie’s Recovery Story

Marie talks about recovering from ME CFS while also being a carer for her family. Marie’s ME began when she turned 30 and came down feeling flu, and suddenly had to cancel all of her plans due to being so ill. Through her recovery, Marie also decided to change her career path from working as […]

OHC Live 91 – Healthy Living James’ recovery story

James became ill with ME CFS in 2010, so ill he was bed-bound and his father had to carry him to the hospital. With support from his family, James slowly has recovered to 85% over 9 years by listening to his body and pacing carefully, and is now sharing what he has learned about healthy […]

OHC Live 80 – Gemma’s recovery story

Gemma shares her recovery story with Alex, from starting to feel ill with a viral-like illness she couldn’t recover from to acknowledging and working with her achiever patterns in order to relax and recover. Gemma shares what tools worked for her and how her sustained practice over a few years helped her reach full recovery. […]

OHC Live 47 – Why is the mind / body connection so important in recovery?

Marie from our psychology team shares a little bit about her ME/CFS recovery story, and clarifies more about why the mind and body connection is so important in recovery from ME, CFS, Fibromyalgia (and generally all forms of stress and chronic illness). Limiting our approach to only aspects of the mind (or just on psychology) becomes […]

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 […]