Larder Cupboard Butternut Salad

The weather is so sunny, it inspires me to make a salad. But as the first week of lock down nears an end, my fresh produce supply is getting low. Then I remember a salad recipe I found over the winter. It’s made (almost) completely from larder cupboard ingredients, so can be prepared all yearContinue reading “Larder Cupboard Butternut Salad”

Natural Remedy for an Anxious Child

We had a situation last night with my 9-year-old daughter, who can be a sensitive soul, became overtired and anxious. It was just approaching 8.30pm and we were about to cuddle down in bed, when Alex returned home. Keen to spend time with him, we both went back downstairs. Alex was tired but wired afterContinue reading “Natural Remedy for an Anxious Child”

Immune Boosting Smoothies

Immune boosting smoothie recipe Your immune system is your body’s amazing natural defence against infections including viruses and bacteria that enter the body. We all know that the stronger your immune system is, the less chance you have of getting sick and the faster you can recover if you do. There’s no better way toContinue reading “Immune Boosting Smoothies”

Clap for Our Carers

A round of applause will take place on Thursday 26th March at 8pm to support doctors, nurses and other NHS staff in their hard work during the coronavirus pandemic. You can find the latest Coronavirus (Covid-19) advice from the NHS here. Members of the public who can are being encouraged to clap from their homes,Continue reading “Clap for Our Carers”

Hello and welcome to the site

My name is Caroline Mentzer. I’m a Nutritional Therapist and Medical Herbalist living in Oxford, UK. I’m also a health writer, lover of all things natural and holistic and a mum of two. See picture below. For over 15 years I’ve been working in the area of family health and wellbeing offering practical recommendations, nutritionalContinue reading “Hello and welcome to the site”

Chicken Soup Recipe

Comforting chicken soup can help you feel better in times of illness Boiling bones to make a nutritious broth is a holistic practice that we can trace back to our hunter-gatherer ancestors. In fact, bone broths were a staple of traditional diets in nearly every cultural around the world. Known for their restorative and healingContinue reading “Chicken Soup Recipe”

Fresh Air as a Disinfectant

You may have remember seeing the crazy footage of Siberian nursery school children running around outside in their underwear, pouring icy buckets of water over themselves. If this jogs your memory and you want to know more, the article is here. The reason they performed this daily ritual, even in extreme toe numbing temperatures, wasContinue reading “Fresh Air as a Disinfectant”