The Rainbow Program

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A Balanced Spectrum

The natural color of food gives us the full rainbow spectrum. This antioxidant rich program of whole foods will help you to love healthy food.

This holistic approach makes nutrition practical, defines what to buy at the grocery store and how to minimize allergic reactions to foods by consuming them in their whole natural state in all colors, successful in graduating the patient to a healthful lifestyle. Discover how to substitute food colorings for the benefit of naturally colored foods, providing a balanced rainbow to the body and to the palate.

Use the Rainbow Program in support groups, health food stores, hospital programs or counseling. It works well with both children and adults, and is designed to cross language and cultural barriers.

Rainbow Healing Cycles

Red: Heart, circulatory system 

Nutrients: bioflavonoids,  Co-Q 10, Vitamin A 

Tea: Chai, Hawthorn berries 

Essential Oils: Geranium, cinnamon, rosemary, coriander, bergamot 

Dilution Oil: Olive oil 

Foods: Cherries, tomatoes, cranberries, pomegranate, watermelon, apples, red peppers, lamb, salmon 

Avoid: Stimulants, diet drugs  


Orange: Pancreas  

Nutrients: Beta carotene, enzymes, chromium   

Tea: Orange, ginger, orange-pekoe  

Essential Oils: Curcumin, turmeric, orange, sandalwood, tangerine, petit grain  

Dilution Oil: Olive oil  

Foods: Yams, squash, carrots, oranges, papayas; legumes: orange and brown lentils, black-eyed peas, beans; engevita yeast  

Avoid: Antacids, decongestants, antihistamines, over-the-counter drugs  


Yellow: Lymphatic system

Nutrients: Choline, inositol, Omega 3,6,9 fatty acids (EFA's)

Tea: Lemongrass, goldenseal, chamomile, echinacea

Essential Oils: Lemon, citronella, lemonbalm, goldenrod, ginger

Dilution Oil: Almond oil, grapeseed oil

Foods: Sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, hemp seeds and oil, olive oil, flax seeds and oil, macadamia, cashew, hazelnut, almond, pecan, pistachio, peanut.  Pineapple, bananas, quinoa, corn, butter, coconut butter, lecithin

Avoid: Hydrogenated oils, refined oils, rancid oils. 


Green: Liver, detox system

Nutrients: vitamin K, folic acid

Tea: Basil, marjoram, dill, tarragon, oregano

Essential Oils: fir, peppermint, wintergreen, pine

Dilution Oil: Olive oil

Foods: Avocado, split peas, green peas, green beans, broccoli, kale, artichoke, asparagus, lettuce, celery

Avoid: Molds, mushrooms, pesticides (eat organic)

Blue: Respiratory system

Nutrients: B-1, iron

Tea: Blueberry, wildberry, licorice, bilberry

Essential Oils: Eucalyptus, spearmint

Dilution Oil: Almond oil, grapeseed oil

Foods: Blueberries, blue corn chips, plums, prunes. 

Avoid: Heavy metals, chemicals, pollution, toxic cleaning solutions


Purple: Muscular system

Nutrients: Anthocyanidins, muscle co-factors, potassium, sodium

Tea: Rooibos tea, wildberry tea, nettle, ginger  

Essential Oils: Lavender, ledum, fennel, valerian, tansy  Dilution Oil: Almond oil, grapeseed oil  

Foods: Grapes, grape juice, purple cabbage, eggplant, berries 

Avoid: Television, electromagnetic radiation


Brown: Digestive system  

Nutrients: Selenium, acidophilus, fiber, niacin  

Tea: Pau d'arco, rooibos  

Essential Oils: Patchouli, chamomile, vetiver, nutmeg 

Dilution Oil: Olive oil  

Foods: Wheat, spelt, kamut, barley, oats, brown rice, rye, teff  

Avoid: White flour, coffee, caffeine, sugar


Black: Kidneys

Nutrients: Manganese, biotin

Tea: Essiac, Nettle, Gotu kola

Essential Oils: Pepper, cloves, juniper, myrtle, tsuga 

Dilution Oil: Olive oil

Foods: olives, blackstrap molasses, wild rice, Panda licorice, black beans, pepper

Avoid: Tobacco, tar, lead, tap water, black molds


White: Cerebral/skeletal system

Nutrients: Calcium, Magnesium, silica

Tea: Silymarin tea, white tea

Essential Oils: White angelica, white camphor

Dilution Oil: Almond oil, grapeseed oil

Foods: Milk, goat milk and cheese, sheep cheese; almond and rice cheese; almond, oat or rice milk, whey powder. Millet, cauliflower, tofu, chicken, white fish, onions, garlic.

Avoid: Cow's milk, regular laundry detergent, dioxin, chlorine-containing products.

Clear: Immune system

Nutrients: Vit E, essential polysaccharides

Tea: Aloe, marshmallow, echinacea Essential Oils: Jasmine, melissa, tea tree

Dilution Oil: Almond oil, grapeseed oil

Foods: Psyllium, rice bran, oat bran, guar gum, carageenan gum, xantham gum, aloe vera, sea vegetables

Avoid: Chlorine, cheap supplements.


Pink: Reproductive system

Nutrients: hormones, zinc, Vitamin B-6

Tea: Red raspberry leaf, red clover, rose hip, wild yam

Essential Oils: Ylang ylang, rosewood, rose, rose hip.

Dilution Oil: Almond oil, grapeseed oil

Foods: herbal teas, shellfish, grapefruit

Avoid: HRT, birth control pills


Developed and owned by licensed nutritionist Emily Isaacson.