Returning to the Roots of Natural Healing

Non-Numerical Nutrition

The Rainbow Program is non-numerical nutrition and is not focused on numerical values such as calories, grams of protein or individual vitamins, but instead encourages people to eat one serving of each color each day to obtain all the necessary nutrients.

The foods listed are whole foods: grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits, seeds and nuts, and can be consumed without fear of gaining weight. This food program and its focus an antioxidant-rich foods is ideal for patients wanting to recover from cancer, but particularly auto-immune disorders. It includes the research of Emily Isaacson and cutting edge information about cellular communication by including foods that contain essential saccharides. These are found in some very specific foods and modulate immune function.

There are many different forms of healing available, but there is also a common language between them. The Rainbow Program provides this common language with a program that crosses language and cultural barriers, providing nutrition and healing principles that apply to anyone regardless of their disease or condition. It gives the possibility of healing the mental, physical and spiritual person, by providing an intuitive dimension to holistic nutrition.  


Rainbow Food List


Red: ground turkey, wild salmon, buffalo meat, lamb; cherries, pomegranate, cranberries, apples, tomatoes, tomato sauce, beets, watermelon, strawberries, raspberries, salmonberries.

Orange: orange and brown lentils, beans, aduki beans, black-eyed peas, split peas, carrots, yams, squash, oranges, citrus, peaches, nectarines, apricots, canteloupe, papaya, mangoes.

Yellow: macadamia nuts, cashew, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnut, or almonds, nut butters; sesame butter, sunflower seed butter; extra-virgin olive oil, butter, quinoa, corn, flax seed oil, lecithin, hemp seed oil, pineapple, bananas.

Green:  fresh or frozen vegetables--green beans, broccoli, sprouts, spinach, salad greens, romaine, artichoke, kale, bok choy, avocado, limes, honeydew melon.

Blue: blueberries, bilberries, blue corn chips, plums, prunes.

Purple: grapes, grape juice, raisins, eggplant, purple cabbage.

Brown: whole wheat, sprouted grains, barley, spelt, kamut, amaranth, teff, oats, brown rice, buckwheat, rye, unsweetened hot and cold cereal, sourdough bread, all types of whole grain pasta.

Black: blackstrap molasses, wild rice, figs, poppy seeds, Panda black licorice, black beans, black olives, balsamic vinegar, pepper.

White: goat milk, cow milk and cheeses, yogurt, almond and soy cheese; sesame seeds, tahini; almond, oat, coconut, rice or soy milk; whey protein powder, soy protein powder, chicken, white fish, millet, tofu, coconut and coconut butter, cauliflower, turnip, onion, leek, garlic, shallot.

Clear: psyllium, gelatin, xanthan gum, guar gum, carageenan gum, rice bran, oat bran, tapioca flour, miso, tamari, nori, kelp, sea vegetables.

Pink: grapefruit, shellfish, herbal teas, salad dressing.


Eat one food from each colour group each day; this is one rotation.

For more nutrients, and increased energy needs, consume two or more rotations.


                        ©  2005-20  Emily Isaacson, Nutritionist.