Today more than ever, people are searching for solutions to excess body weight
and other health problems. If It’s Not Food, Don’t Eat It! answers the call.
This timely book unveils the pitfalls of our fake-food culture and provides the
inspiration and practical know-how the entire family can use to build a
healthier eating lifestyle – and actually enjoy doing it!
From toxic, chemical additives to the unscrupulous antics of the food industry
in concert with the media, Kelly Hayford takes an honest, often scary look at
what we’re eating, why we’re eating it and the devastation it is causing.
Kelly doesn’t leave people hanging, however. This recovered junk-food junkie
turned nutrition and health coach also offers practical, easy-to-implement
'Readers learn simple, do-able ways to conquer food cravings, ease digestion,
increase energy, shed weight, alleviate symptoms and prevent disease. Most
importantly, they learn how to cut through nutritional confusion, overcome
social and psychological obstacles, and make lasting changes to their diet and
lifestyle with ease.
Other topics include food allergies, emotional eating, whole food supplements,
tips for helping children eat better, time-saving food preparation, menu
planning, recipes and more. This is a comprehensive reference guide that people
can refer to again and again as they make the transition to a natural foods way
of life. ~
Colorado Independent Publisher’s Association
“If It's Not Food, Don't Eat It!—Evvy Award winner: Best Health & Fitness Book
of 2005!” ~
Dr. Vic Shayne - Clinical Nutritionist, Author:
Illness Isn’t Caused by a Drug Deficiency
“Kelly Hayford's book is a timeless recipe for healing and prevention. Everyone
in America should read this book over and over again.”
~ Amy Dusek - Editor, Today's Chiropractic magazine
“If It's Not Food, Don't Eat It! is a must for every chiropractor’s waiting
~ Dr. John F. Demartini - Best-selling author of Count Your Blessings
“Well done! This book is easy to read and filled with inspiration and practical
ways in which anyone, including the novice, can improve their overall health and
~ Brian Halweil - Worldwatch Institute, Author: Eat Here:
Reclaiming Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket
“In a world saturated by junk food and fake food, it helps to have a guide to
avoid this minefield and find real nourishment.
~ Colorado Independent Publisher’s Association (CIPA) Book Review
By Jennifer Oikle, Ph.D.
This gem of a volume is chock full of helpful information about how to transform
your health by making positive food choices. Aimed at an audience who is sick,
tired, or overweight, this book provides a truly comprehensive guide to an
“eating-for-health lifestyle.” Hayford does an excellent job of succinctly
presenting an overview of the hazards of the average American diet. She makes
clear the connection between unhealthy eating and a litany of chronic health
complaints. Once armed with a better understanding of how food choices directly
contribute to physical and mental well-being, readers are presented with simple,
clear principles for how to eat to regain optimum health.
There are a plethora of books on the market that address the topic of healthy
eating. What makes Hayford’s book unique is a thorough and detailed discussion
about how to develop an individualized healthy eating strategy for each person.
While most books on diet and nutrition simply lay out an idealized (and
difficult) plan to follow, Hayford provides a reliable method that the reader
can use over and over to adjust their eating habits until they reach their
desired goals. Because Hayford recognizes that changing eating habits is a
process that occurs over time, she encourages readers to make realistic,
incremental changes that are likely to last.
Having healed her own chronic health ailments by discovering the curative power
of positive food choices, Hayford demonstrates real insight into the challenges
of changing the powerful habit of eating. As a result, she displays a knack for
keeping her audience motivated as well as providing useful information so the
reader can successfully plan for and negotiate these hurdles.
The book is well written and well organized, providing a clear program that is
easy to follow. Especially helpful are the “quick reference” summaries following
each chapter. Adding both wit and wisdom to the book, the quotes from other
sources that fill the margins of every page represent additional resources. Also
included are 60+ healthy recipes with interesting tips.
This book is a must read for anyone struggling with chronic health complaints.
By following the comprehensive, step-by-step program, readers will be empowered
to regain control of their health.
food (foōd) n.1. any nourishing substance that is eaten,drunk, or otherwise taken into the body to sustain life, provideenergy, promote growth, and repair.2. anything that nourishes.
Ninety-percent of food budget dollars today are spent on processed food; the overwhelming majority of which contains toxic chemical additives, refined sugars, refined flour, refined salt, and trans fats. Not only is it not nourishing, this pseudofood actually depletes the body of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. In other words, it’s not food!
At the same time, the overwhelming majority of Americans today are sick, fat, or tired.In fact, the United States is now the fattest nation in the world, and the unhealthiest in terms of chronic, degenerative disease.
Fake-food consumption is the root cause of this rampant dis-ease.
Learn how our popular food culture is taking a toll on your health. Whether you suffer from heart disease, obesity, arthritis, digestive & eliminative disorders, allergies& sinus problems, imbalanced blood sugar, cancer, depression, fatigue, insomnia, or any other dis-ease… …
THIS BOOK CAN HELP YOU
Increase your energy, improve mental clarity, lose weight without dieting, optimize digestion & elimination, balance blood sugar, lower cholesterol and more.
This is the only guide you will ever need for how to eat and live
in a healthy way. The information was life changing for me and for
my patients. Her easy to understand book takes the mystery out of
what is and isn't healthy. I found the recipes at the end of the
book especially helpful. Kelly shows you how to implement the
suggestions into your daily routine immediately. You will not just
lose weight, you will gain energy and stamina to enjoy life's
Clean up your diet and you will feel better. Sounds simple but
without the guidance of where to begin and what to watch out for one
gets trapped in the confusing cycle of supplements, shake mixes and
health care providers. Kelly Hayford provides a way out of the trap
in "If It's Not Food, Don't Eat It! She not only educates her
readers as to the pitfalls of processed foods, media influence and
role of food allegeries but also outlines several strageties for
eliminating health problems with better nutrition.
Although I knew advertising ploys play a big part in what society
'eats', I loved the no-nonsense approach of stating the facts. I
learned a ton in this book and really loved the quotes and excerpts
along the margins of each page. We really need to educate ourselves
about what we're ingesting. It's one thing we do have control over!
This book was highly informative and refreshing!!
The many stories, tips, and techniques in this book gives me
incredible hope and power. It helped me see that we are all starting
from different points on the path to great health--the road is
different for each one of us. I have been able to make so many
changes and overcome some huge food cravings. I've come a long way
so far and know that, with this book as my guide, I can continue
forward while looking back with satisfaction, empowerment, and
accomplishment. Anyone who has been challenged by food choices and
health issues should read this book!
Kelly Hayford has written an informative, eye-opening, and highly
readable book that gives the reader an armload of reasons to improve
their own diet and ample ammunition for gently encouraging their
loved ones to do the same.
Kelly makes a great case for avoiding what is artificial or
processed and she does it in a thought-you-might-want-to-know way
that presents solid data to give you food for thought. (Sorry, I
couldn't resist the pun.)
This is not a diet book! This is a book to help you achieve and
maintain the dietary side of fitness and health. Kelly is no
stranger to the kind of marginal health that can result from
terrible eating habits. Her own story, presented at the beginning of
the book, sets the stage for what has become a calling for her:
helping ordinary folks create healthier habits around food in a
doable and enjoyable way.
This book is a must read for anyone that cares about what they
put into their mouth. "we are what we eat.." or what we don't.
Unfortunately in the United States fresh fruits and vegetables have
become almost foreign to us. We are not concerned that most of what
we buy in the grocery store is loaded with ingredients that are not
even pronouncable, much less are they actually food! With the rise
of juvenille diabetes, heart disease, and an increase in cancer, not
a decrease with all the treatments, this book brings us right back
to basics. Start with your diet. Start with the food given to us by
nature.Read the boxes. If an ingredient has more than two syllabels
it probably isn't food.
Kelly Hayford has a great writing style, and an excellent sense of
humour so you won't find this book a dry or boring detailed account
of what we should eat. You may actually laugh reading this book.
Another excellent bonus is each page contains an excerpt from
different books, and medical and scientific studies of astounding
facts to the lack of health in this nation.(Make sure to read the
margins). I highly recommend this book and am so surprised it is not
Kelly Hayford's book and teachings are amazing! I've read her
book and made a few simple dietary changes as she suggests and can't
believe the results. In the first week, I lost 5 pounds while STILL
EATING. In 4 weeks, I've lost 10 pounds and feel great. I've almost
entirely cut-out sugar, caffiene and alcohol and find that my
digestive health, skin quality and energy are dramatically improved.
Kelly gives a simple, no-nonsense view of the Standard American Diet
(SAD) and the ill effects of eating non-foods, including the
marketing strategies to get us to eat these non-food products. She
goes on to lay out a simple owner's manual for the human body and
how to nourish it as nature meant --- with whole, fresh, natural
I'm buying a copy of this book for the important people in my life
who will benefit greatly from Kelly's ideas. Spread the word!
Affectionately dubbed the Erin Brockovich of food by her enthusiasts, Kelly Hayford,M.A., C.N.C.,is a dynamic speaker, award-winning author and healthy lifestyle educator. She delivers the sad truth about our popular food culture in bite-sized portions, then dishes out no-nonsense nutritional advise and practical solutions.
As a former junk-food junkie turned nutrition and health coach, Kelly has helped thousands reverse dis-ease, and restore their health, energy and natural weight through a holistic approach. Kelly provides individual coaching, corporate wellness programs, tele-seminars, keynote addresses and is a frequent guest on health-oriented radio programs. Her articles have appeared in national publications, including Today’s Chiropractic magazine.