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This Year, Eat the Rainbow

No, I don’t mean skittles. I mean a plethora of beautiful, vibrant plant food rich in phytonutrients. In this interview, I sit down with my friend Dr. Deanna Minich to talk about the importance of food as medicine and color as medicine. In her brand-new book, The Rainbow Diet, Dr. Minich merges ancient healing and eating practices with modern nutritional science. The result is an easy-to-follow, transformational guide that brings a colorful, whole-food and whole-self approach to nourishment. I’ve found most traditional “diets” are fragmented. They focus on the foods you eat, but not your lifestyle and what underlying emotional issues may be fueling your food cravings. The Rainbow Diet is different. It not only helps you achieve optimal physical health, but also mental clarity, emotional well-being, and spiritual fulfillment—and it’s personalized to your unique physiology and psychology. Drawing on over 20 years of experience in the nutrition and health fields, Dr. Minich uses colors to connect foods with key systems in your body and core emotional and spiritual issues, ensuring The Rainbow Diet feeds your whole self.
  • Red for the grounding, physical issues of your body
  • Orange for your creative, playful, emotional side
  • Yellow for the bright radiance of your intellect
  • Green for the expansion of your heart
  • Aquamarine to represent your personal truths and speaking
  • Indigo for the deeper knowledge and intuition we all carry
  • White for your spiritual self, or your ability to be connected with something greater
The Rainbow Diet teaches you how to approach food in a creative rather than analytical way. Instead of obsessing over calories and allowing “nutrition-by-number” to dictate our food choices, Dr. Minich teaches you how to listen to your body and be attuned to foods your body is telling you it needs. I hope you enjoy this interview. Happy New Year, Mark Hyman, MD  
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