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Learn how you are NOT what you eat

Although we’re commonly told ‘You are what you eat’, we are, in fact, only what we digest.

And according to research, many of us are not digesting very well. Join the author of You Are NOT What You Eat: How Digestive Problems Might be Making You Sick for a fascinating look at how to improve one of your body’s most vital functions – digestion.

This program will be presented at the Campbell River Branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 6:30-7:30 pm.  The author first spoke at the library last summer, but his presentation was so popular that he has offered to return for those unable to attend the first time.

Whistler BC author Van Clayton Powel is a former nurse who specialized in addictions treatment and emergency psychiatric assessments.

He also spent years in Asia training in traditional medical systems, martial arts, yoga, and meditation.  Inspired by his own battle with chronic digestive problems, Powel was surprised to find the solution not in what he ate, but in how he ate-an approach that had been used successfully in Asia for thousands of years, yet fits in perfectly with the latest medical science.

“We keep blaming foods for our digestive problems,” says Powel,” – wheat, dairy, gluten, meat, etc. I’m convinced a huge part of the equation is not the food, but our damaged and ineffective digestive systems. In my case, my digestive problems were so bad I thought I was going to have to survive on a diet of white rice and a few steamed vegetables for the rest of my life. Today I can eat anything I want without a problem, and all my symptoms have disappeared.”

Powel is the founder of Mind Body Fitness, Inc., and has taught advanced health and fitness techniques to thousands of clients, including Olympic athletes and coaches, the Canadian National Snowboard Team, and corporations like VISA and Intrawest.

His website at http://youarenotwhatyoueat.com/home/ contains more information about his unique approach.

This is a free program at the Campbell River Library and all are welcome.

You can also check out the library’s website at www.virl.bc.ca to find more health resources in our catalogue and information databases.

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