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Caroline Mentzer, Nutritional Therapist, Medical Herbalist, Mum, Health Writer and Educator

I’m passionate about an integrated health care society where Natural Medicine supports the ever-growing burden on the NHS.

I believe the only way we can save our public healthcare system is to start with the basics and put preventative measures in place. Read more about my philosophy here. With this in mind….

Workshops

I run workshops in local schools teaching children the simple power of good nutrition and gentle herbal remedies in keeping you healthy.

It’s my belief that good health starts in infancy. If you grow up learning to cook healthy meals and using common garden plants to treat minor health conditions, then you stay in touch with yourself and nature.

Children are like sponges, their hungry ears sap up knowledge. Their minds are free to ask the most interesting and insightful questions. It’s always a pleasure to see their inspired faces as I teach them to make their own cough syrup, compress a medicinal bandage for an ouchy or concoct a scratchy throat tea from garden leaves. It’s magic potion making at its best!

My Motto – Healthy kids. Happy Family!

Writing

I love researching and writing about anything to do with science and holistic health.

Since becoming a mum ten years ago, I’ve naturally developed a keen interest in all aspects of family health and parenting.

I like to be given challenges to write about, and have written articles for many national newspapers and magazines.

For example, in the article below I aimed to feed the family local produce for one month on a tight budget of £100. Fortunately, it was the Summer and we did a lot of foraging! Think nettle pesto and blackberry and apple crumble.

The article was rated in the top 20 published in The Green Parent magazine from the last seventy issues.

Click on the picture to read the full article.

Books

I’m also writing a series of books that demonstrate the importance of an Integrated Health Care System.

Being married to a Doctor, I’m a firm believer that different healthcare specialists (both natural and modern) can work together using their knowledge, wisdom and experience in synergy to provide the best level of care for their patients.

I worked in this way in clinical practice for many years, and certainly saw encouraging results.

The Health in Synergy series begins with a Mother and Baby book which covers all aspects of parenting from birth to age 1.

It includes chapters on healing from birth, crying, feeding, sleep and illness (to name a few), and shows how different health approaches and professionals may assist parents in overcoming a variety of challenges in that first year.

The second is an A-Z reference book that covers the most common childhood health conditions and demonstrates how to successfully use natural and modern medicine in synergy to overcome them.

Talks

I enjoy giving presentations and regularly speak on the radio about all aspects of health and parenting.

The audio clip below is when I talked to Kat Orman at BBC Radio Oxford about life as a frontline line family during the Covid pandemic.

My former blog – mydaughterwontsleep.com won a Brit Mums Brilliance in Blogging Award in 2014.

If you are interested in learning more about any of the above, or would like to work with me, please contact me – caroline@healthinsynergy.co.uk