Meet the team

Caroline Mentzer

Hello, I’m Caroline, 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 children aged 11 and 5.

In a past life I completed a degree in Music at Kings College London. Having suffered with many chronic health conditions and weight issues as a child, which I’d resolved through healthy living, I decided to take a complete U-turn in my career. I trained as a Nutritional Therapist at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, and went on to complete a BSc in Western Herbal Medicine at the University of Westminster.

For nearly two decades I’ve been working with families to achieve optimum wellbeing through practical suggestions, nutritional advice and gentle herbal remedies.

I specialise in children’s health, allergies, chronic infections, digestive function, skin conditions and weight issues. I like to work with other healthcare professionals, in synergy, as I believe this is the best approach for my patients.

Dr. Alex Mentzer

This is my husband, Alex. He’s an Infectious Disease Registrar at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. He’s also a Scientific Group Leader at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics where he specialises in looking at genetic susceptibility to certain diseases.

He completed a degree in Biochemistry and Master in Molecular Medicine at Imperial College London before going on to study Medicine at University College London (UCL).

I can also say that he’s a fantastic husband, doting father and, if you know him, I’m sure you’ll agree, simply an all-round good guy.

He’s been a qualified Doctor for 14 years, working tirelessly for the NHS. For the best part of 2020/21 he’s been on the front line as well as designing cutting edge research on Covid-19. If you’d like to read what it’s been like for him and our family during the pandemic please click – Diary of a Doctor.

Dr. Luke Maddocks

This is our very good friend, Luke. He’s a General Practitioner in Stevenage, and has been leading the local GP Covid response. He is also a father of two children age 15 and 13.

Luke undertook his medical training alongside Alex at University College London, where we all became firm friends. Before that he completed a degree in Microbiology at Warwick University.

Luke is incredibly dedicated to his patients. His approach goes beyond the desire to help them overcoming disease, and aims to inspire them to seek optimum health and wellbeing.

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