Reviews

This  “Don’t Cook” book offers a novel approach to life in the kitchen and at meals. There is lots of food for thought – to say nothing of food for action. The recommendation is to go well beyond the five a day (portions of fruit or veg) we are all encouraged to include in our diet, and the writer provides the reasoning behind the need for five a day at the very least. The ideas are presented in an easily digested manner, with plenty of humour and catchy rhymes and mnemonics, and the spiral format is handy for referring to recipes or dipping into the wide-ranging text, which is full of fun and the unexpected but has a serious message to convey. (Jane  Park,  Ambleside, England)

I tried the Yanchep Diet for four weeks,  and despite an occasional lapse to a bag of chips,  lost 4 kgs in weight! I’ve slept better,  felt better and never had the feeling that I was fasting, rather the contrary. (Gerhart Wiesend,  Munich, Germany)

What a lovely surprise to receive your book in the mail. You have written something so readable and easy to understand that hopefully the general public is  snapping it up. (Pam Campbell,  Herne Hill,  Western Australia)

Well done Susanne. Congratulations on your book! (Helga Trask,  Darch, Western Australia)

The title of the book says it all: the motto is: Eating in Colour without  Heating.The Colour Diet evolved over more than a decade. First, as a life-prolonging, biologically based, food programme for a loved one with terminal cancer. It is based on medical backup from latest research findings about life-saving, natural colour pigments in plants.

In the new millennium, getting field-tested in community based workshops, it gradually matured into a practicable diet plan. The Y.A.N.C.H.E.P Diet, a name which stands for both its place of origin, Yanchep Lagoon Beach, north of Perth in Western Australia, and as an acronym for Youth- retaining, Anti-Cancer & Heart-Disease-Enzyme-Protein Diet.

The focus of the diet is on natural LIVE Protein plant food, in marked contrast to any other ‘Protein’ Diets, which promote the consumption of HEAT-processed animal meats, eggs & milk. Live proteins, however, cannot stand the heat of the kitchen. Most vitamins also get killed by heat. So, to the author, it seems like a smart idea to minimize heat-damaged food as best we can.

The loss of her long-time partner created the impetus for the writer, a trained teacher, to put her insights from reading a hundred or more health books into print. This almanac, covering a hundred pages, is a colourful mixture of memoirs reaching back to a childhood in post-war Germany. It offers aphorisms, tongue-in-cheek rhymes, essays, plus excerpts from expert writers about dangerous additives, concluding with a bibliography, glossary of terms and index. It deals, in a quirky way, with health questions concerning food, good or bad.

Unlike many other diet books, it tries to answer the ‘why’ and ‘wherefore’ queries about the best nutritional health cover, and to help readers to phase in more and more live protein foods into their own personal lifestyle. By its very biological nature, it is an evolutionary, colour-coded diet, for optimum health benefits, as is amply explained in the text.

(Sun City News,1st December, 2009. Two Rocks, Western Australia.)

Dear Susanne,

Thank you for sending me a copy of your thought provoking and delightful book “Colour Eating Without Heating”.I loved the philosophical touches and little gems of wisdom.Congratulations on producing such a useful and necessary guide to healthy eating.

Best wishes for continuing success in 2010 and abundant blessings.

Kind regards

Judi

(Hon Judi Moylan MP,  Greenmount,  Western Australia)

I was not accustomed to raw diet at the first time when I visited Susanne and stayed with her for six weeks. But gradually I enjoyed the meals with colourful raw vegetable und fruit. I felt well and lost weight. It was even possible to reach my ideal weight.Back in Germany I try to go on eating without heating.I would say in German: Iss möglichst oft bunt und roh,

dann bleibst du fit, schlank und froh.

(Elisabeth Scherer,  Uffing,  Germany)

I have read this book on eating fruit and vegetables without heating. I have found it a wonderful source of inspiration to carry on with a no-meat eating diet. I was a vegetarian in my teens and early twenties. I eventually gave it up and have been addicted to meat for a while. Now I am inspired to carry on and become a vegetarian again.

Susanne is a friend. I have welcomed the book in my life and look forward to applying its principles.

thanks Susanne.

(Caroline Wigley,  Subiaco,  Perth, Western Australia)

COLOUR EATING WITHOUT HEATING

By: Sophie Suzanne Strobel

This entertaining book presents powerful arguments for a very healthy Vegetarian Diet.  Bright colours make food attractive, and it is no coincidence that colourful fruit, vegetables and nuts provide a desirable nutritious diet.  Cooking denatures proteins and destroys Enzymes.

The Natural foods presented are free from Lipids,  Salt and Sucrose, ingredients that encourage Obesity, Heart Disease, Hypertension and Diabetes.

(Mr John Taylor. FRCAS . Perth, Western Australia)

Dear Susanne,

Thank you so much for writing your book  Colour Eating Without Heating. I could really feel your health and your enthusiasm as I read it. You paint a picture of the vitality and life bursting from fresh and organic vegetables and fruits; and the opposite when factories and chemicals and corporate farms arrive. Deep down we all know these things,  but the reminder,  the enthusiasm and the example that you are giving to the world are both beautiful and life-saving. Thank you, David

(David Niven Miller.  Cottesloe,  Western Australia)

I spent an afternoon (Easter 2007) with the author of this website in her home in Yanchep Beach, Western Australia. We had a wonderful ‘raw’ lunch then toured her separate”retreat” vista where people can stay. The whole experience of meeting Susanne and seeing her approach to life was inspirational. I can thoroughly recommend the beautiful, simple, peaceful ideas for health and happiness she is a proponent of; her unique approach to nutrition is filled with plenty of humour and catchy rhymes and mnemonics – bound to delight.

Susanne’s book is available to buy from website. The title of the book says it all: the motto is: Eating in Colour without Heating. ‘The Colour Diet’ evolved over more than a decade. First, as a life-prolonging, biologically based, food programme for a loved one with terminal cancer. It is based on medical backup from latest research findings about life-saving, natural colour pigments in plants.

In the new millennium, getting field-tested in community based workshops, it gradually matured into a practicable diet plan. The Y.A.N.C.H.E.P Diet, a name which stands for both its place of origin, Yanchep Lagoon Beach, north of Perth in Western Australia, and as an acronym for Youth- retaining, Anti-Cancer & Heart-Disease-Enzyme-Protein Diet.

(Sarah Slattery, Perth, Western Australia)

All the best.

I have increased fruit & veg’ and managed to drastically cut meat consumption.  I’m finally losing weight & I think my blood sugars are stabilising!

Kind regards

(Caroline Wigley, Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia)