IS POOR DIGESTION MAKING YOU SICK? What if foods like gluten and wheat aren’t the problem? Can you get rid of food sensitivities and digestive problems by changing HOW you eat, rather than what you eat? Join the author of the acclaimed book You Are NOT What You Eat for this fascinating presentation, and see if you can return to fearless eating!

*Limited seating. Contact the library at 250-762-2800 for more information.  Van will be available for questions and book signing. (Books will be available for sale.)

Kelowna Presentation of You Are NOT What You Eat



  • Wednesday, May 8, 3-4 pm on CFAX 1070 with Terry Moore. Call in with your questions!CFAX 1070 radio
  • Thursday, May 9, 7-8:30 pm, Nellie McLung Library FREE presentation BUT call the library to reserve a spot! (Had to turn people away from both presentations last time in Victoria.)
    3950 Cedar Hill Rd, (250) 477-7111
  • Saturday, May 11, Juan de Fuca Library, 2-3:30 pm (as above)
    1759 Island Highway (West Shore Recreation Centre Complex) (250) 391-0653
  • Two great independent Victoria bookstores that carry the book You Are NOT What You Eat: Bolen Books


and Munro Books


CFAX Radio Call-in Show With Terry Moore

Did an hour-long call-in show with Terry Moore on CFAX radio yesterday. (Thanks Terry and Roszan!) Click below to listen to the edited version (no news breaks, etc.) And listen for the amazing Ada (first caller I think) – quite an inspiration!

CFAX 1070 radio

Have been busy on a lot of book fronts lately, hence not many posts. Sorry! But please visit the Facebook page for more frequent updates. (Oh, and please ‘Like’ it if you feel inclined. Thanks! ;-)) )

I’ve also started a bit of DIGESTIVE  TRIVIA on the FB page. Click the image near the top of the FB page to check out the first few questions. I’ll be adding to it continually.

Had to order another print run as I was out of books and the shipment arrived today. (Thanks Houghton-Boston. They look great.) A few minor changes that most of you wouldn’t notice.

If you’re in Victoria, I’ll be there Thursday and Saturday giving free presentations. Would love to meet you and answer any questions you might have. (Emily Carr library Thursday 7-8:30pm; Central Branch library, Saturday, 2-3:30pm.)

Some very nice email testimonials coming in from folks who are feeling much better since they started following the steps in the book. Thanks to all – I love hearing from you and will try to post some asap. (Another thing on the To-Do List ;-))

See you soon.


Holiday Digestive Problems


Whistler, B.C– As the days grow shorter and the evenings more crisp, many of us look upon the fall as a season of transition, and change … and celebration! But the overindulgence of Thanksgiving dinners, the stockpiles of Halloween candy, and the decadent richness of Christmas fare can make the season an absolute nightmare for millions who suffer from digestive problems. And according to the author of a new book, we`re looking for solutions in the wrong place.

“We’re continually told that food is causing our digestive problems,” says Van Clayton Powel, author of You Are NOT What You Eat; Better Digestive Health in 7 Simple Steps, “but in many cases, nothing could be further from the truth – it is our damaged digestive systems that are at fault. So that’s where we need to direct our attention.”

Powel is a former registered psychiatric nurse and the founder of Mind Body Fitness Inc. who has combined his years of experience on the front-lines of patient care along with his own personal battle with digestive illness to pen an easy-to-understand, ‘how-to’ guide for achieving digestive health. And his light-handed, practical focus on how to eat, rather than what to eat, is being praised by professionals and laypeople alike.

The book teaches a series of simple steps meant to enhance and strengthen digestion to the point that “You can eat almost any food without a problem,” says Powel. And his passion comes from first-hand experience. “I had so many food sensitivities I almost dreaded holiday feasts,” he says. “Now all my digestive problems are gone, and I’m back celebrating with everyone else!”

Powel’s energetic, humorous interviews about You Are NOT What You Eat are increasingly popular on TV, radio and blogs, and he`s currently providing a series of free presentations on digestive health. You can learn more at

Van Clayton Powel on the River Afternoon Show with Warren Andrews

Had a wonderful time on Vancouver Island last week doing presentations for You Are NOT What You Eat. Now hiding out at our wee cabin for a few days R&R, then heading back into the fray next week, starting with a private corporate presentation in Vancouver.

Did a number of radio, TV and podcast interviews last week and will get the links up as soon as possible. (Have very limited power at the cabin – on solar and we’re not seeing much of that these days! ;-))

But here’s a short (5 minute) spot I did with Warren Andrews on The River Afternoon Show. (Thanks Warren!)

See y’all soon.

Click below to listen:

Van Clayton Powel on the River Afternoon Show with Warren Andrews

With Aamer Haleem on CTV News

Well that was fun! Got up at 5am Monday morning to drive down to Vancouver for an interview with Aamer Haleem on CTV News.

Had a few adventures … reached into my bag when I got there and came out with a hand covered with black ink – my pen had leaked all over my bag. “Permanent ink?” you ask. Yes. Squatting down at the curb on Robson Street, scrubbing away at my hand with tissues and water from my water bottle while the guy sweeping the street looked on.  A moment to remember.

But everyone on the team at CTV Morning Live was wonderful – Andrea, Teresita, Buffy, Kumud, Chris … and Haleem, of course. Who was just as warm and personable in ‘real time’ as he appears on camera.

You can view the interview here




Digestive Problems In The Workplace – Their Impact And Solutions

We took a look at the impact of digestive problems in the workplace for both employers and employees in this half-hour interview with Charmaine Hammond on BlogTalkRadio.

How big is the problem? It’s estimated that up to 50% of us suffer from digestive problems, and it has become the most likely reason we’ll visit a doctor. Imagine the impact on sick time and productivity!

Eating under stress is definitely a huge part of the problem, as is shiftwork, and constant snacking – all of which are addressed in You Are NOT What You Eat. The good news? The solutions aren’t that difficult!

Click link below to listen. (Might take a few moments to load but should then play automatically.)

Let me know if you have any questions and thoughts. Thanks!