Caroline Mentzer is a Mum to Melissa aged 4, as well as a Nutritionist and Herbalist based in Oxford, UK.
She started her blog - My Daughter Won't Sleep - to connect her passion for natural remedies and complementary therapies with her devotion to my daughter, who was a dreadful sleeper and suffered from many of the usual baby health problems.
It began as a diary covering the different avenues she pursued to overcome things like frequent night wakings, colic, teething, nightmares, temper tantrums, separation anxiety, seasonal colds and allergies with the use of a wide range of alternative strategies and complementary therapies.
After winning the BritMums Brilliance in Blogging Award in June 2014 however, she realised that this blog was more than a means to document her own journey. It had become a health resource for many parents looking for alternative answers to common parenting challenges.
There is so much contradicting advice out there, and when she became a parent she realised that this is because every baby is different. Not only that, but every parent is different too. And if that’s not confusing enough, your child’s needs and demands change as they grow.
However, she's learned that only you as a parent know instinctively what will and won’t work for you and your baby. With this in mind, her blog is now dedicated to providing up-to-date research on complementary therapies including a wide range of strategies and natural solutions for children’s health, sleep and well-being. Ultimately she shares the same goal as you, to be a good parent with a happy healthy child.
Training & Experience
Caroline trained at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, one of the most respected health information resources of its kind the UK, and also completed a BSc (Hons) in Western Herbal Medicine at University of Westminster where she was awarded a 1st class degree.
Over the last 12 years she has worked in the renowned Healthvibes, which featured on BBC News and Channel 4’s Richard & Judy as well as in various newspapers and magazines, as a health consultant and writer. She focuses on helping individuals achieve optimum well-being through nutrition and lifestyle advice as well as Western herbal medicines.
She runs a private practice in Oxford specialising in common health conditions relating to allergies, such as digestive complaints, asthma and skin conditions as well as childhood ailments including colic, chronic constipation and eczema. She is also a health expert at the Be Well London Clinic at the University of Westminster, where she’ll be running some specialist eczema and children’s health clinics in 2015.
I am a regular on the mid morning show at BBC Radio Oxford, and Siren FM and I also write articles for various health magazines.
Her passion for natural remedies and complementary therapies is so intrinsic to her life that she wants to spend time helping others feel the benefits too.