Author: Minich PhD, Deanna M.
Brand: Conari Press
Number Of Pages: 304
Release Date: 01-01-2018
Details: Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. The Rainbow DietA Holistic Approach to Radiant Health through Foods and SupplementsBy Deanna MinichRed Wheel/Weiser, LLCCopyright © 2018 Deanna Minich, PhDAll rights reserved.ISBN: 978-1-57324-687-3ContentsIntroduction, How to Use This Book, Chapter 1 What Is the Rainbow Diet?, Chapter 2 What Does Your Inner Rainbow Look Like?, Chapter 3 Eating for Your Inner Rainbow, Chapter 4 Supplements, Chapter 5 The Red ROOT, Chapter 6 The Orange FLOW, Chapter 7 The Yellow FIRE, Chapter 8 The Green LOVE, Chapter 9 The Aquamarine TRUTH, Chapter 10 The Indigo INSIGHT, Chapter 11 The White SPIRIT, Chapter 12 How to Personalize Your Rainbow Diet, Chapter 13 Recipes for Your Seven Systems of Health, Acknowledgments, Appendix A The Seven Systems of Full-Spectrum Health, Appendix B Reference Guide to Health Conditions for the Seven, Systems of Health, Appendix C Herbs and Supplements for the Seven Systems of Health, Appendix D Spectrum Quiz Score Tracker, Resources, Bibliography, CHAPTER 1WHAT IS THE RAINBOW DIET?Whole life is a search for beauty. But, when the beauty is found inside, the search ends and a beautiful journey begins.Harshit WaliaWe all contain the rainbow within. The Rainbow Diet will help you make sure that all your colors are shining brightly and in balance with each other. Before you take the Spectrum Quiz to find out about your rainbow, let me first describe to you each of the colors and what they represent. Each color has an overall meaning, as well as specific relationships to your body, nutrition, and life issues.Red/ROOTThe color red represents the physical body and the boundaries you experience within the physical world in which you live. It also relates to feeling safe and secure in your identity. I call it the ROOT, because it is the anchor or "root" of your physical existence.The ROOT gives you physical form and includes the following organs and systems:Adrenal glands Blood Bones DNA (your ancestral identity) Feet Immune system Joints Legs Muscles Rectum Skin TailboneIt controls specific physiological activities:Enzyme action Excretion of substances that we do not need (e.g., feces) Fight-or-flight response Genomic expression Protein productionAs you will learn in the chapters to come, the ROOT is associated with foods and supplements that add to the structure and defenses of the body, for example:Dietary protein Immune-enhancing foods like medicinal mushrooms Insoluble fiber to help with elimination Mineral-rich foods to fortify the skeleton Red-colored foods that are high in vitamin C Root vegetablesThe ROOT relates to important life issues as well, including:Community/tribe Safety SurvivalA Healthy Red/ROOTPeople who are comfortable with their physical selves know that they can survive adequately in the world. They are able to receive from or provide support to a family or tribe. They are trustworthy and trust others. They accept themselves, especially their physical bodies and their earthly existence. They maintain healthy boundaries and believe they have a right to exist.An Unhealthy Red/ROOT People who are uncomfortable with their physical selves are less able to accomplish these things. Here are some indications that your red/ROOT may need some help.Do you feel at odds with your family of origin?People with ROOT imbalances usually struggle with physical-world issues, especially things like acquiring a home or shelter, making a living, or carrying on family traditions. These individuals often find it difficult to bond with family members in a way that is meaningful and solidifies a feeling of unity and cohesion.Do you expend internal resources to feel safe?When you are preoccupied with the stress of continually being on guard, you may ultimately tap into the inner adrenal and immune reserves you need to protect yourself from physical invaders like micro-organisms, viruses, excess inflammatory compounds, and toxins. Lower internal (immune) defenses may
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