Susan Fletcher-Brockdorff remembered

Susan Brockdorff and husband Clive with pollen collected by bees used as food supplements and comple

Susan Brockdorff and husband Clive with pollen collected by bees used as food supplements and complementary medicines. Picture: Steve Adams. - Credit: Copyright Archant Norfolk.

Food and nutrition expert Susan Fletcher-Brockdorff, whose work has featured around the world, has died aged 58.

She was known for her published works in magazines, cook books and health food publications in the Netherlands and Hong Kong.

She also qualified as a clinical nutrition consultant in 1991, and practiced in iridology - gauging health through people's eye irises - herbalism and homoeopathy.

Mrs Fletcher-Brockdorff, from Sustead near Cromer, also became one of the first naturopaths to use deep intestinal cleansing, later adopted as a key issue at the root of many diseases by most natural therapists.

Combining her knowledge of nutrition and her husband Clive Brockdorff's job as a bee keeper, the couple developed products for apitherapy, a therapy which uses products derived from bees as medicine.


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She also had a specialist interest in the treatment of cancer and so she co-authored Cancer - It's Not Just Diet with Dr. Aubrey Hill.

From her practice in Norfolk, she treated hundreds of patients, lectured on many aspects of health and nutrition and published her own wheat-free cookery book.

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After this her work took her to the hospitals in Calcutta where she advised on health matters for street children under the auspices of Mother Teresa.

She also travelled to Phnom Penh in Cambodia every year to help care for orphaned children.

Mrs Fletcher-Brockdorff contributed to the EDP on several occasions, writing columns on health and nutrition.

She is survived by her husband of 15 years, her mother Gill Fletcher and sister Caroline Elphick.

A celebration of her life will be held at The Walpole Arms, Itteringham, between 12-3pm on Friday October 16 after a family only service.

The family is asking for no flowers, but for donations on behalf of the Phnom Penh Orphanage in Cambodia via the funeral director Ivan Fisher, of 2-4 Norwich Rd, Aylsham, telephone 01263 735161

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