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 were originally whole foods: grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits, seeds and nuts, and these can be consumed without fear of gaining weight. Now the list encompaasses all various coloured foods, with the intention that the client or patient choose within each category, and have the option to make a healthier choice. 

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, (juice from any of above), tomatoes, tomato sauce, beets, watermelon, strawberries, raspberries, salmon berries (juice from any of above), cinnamon.

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

Yellow: macadamia nuts, cashew, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnut, almonds: nut butters or oils; sesame butter, sunflower seed butter; extra-virgin and regular olive oil, butter, quinoa, corn, flax seed oil, lecithin, hemp seed oil, pineapple, bananas, sweet potatoes, summer squash, white wine.

Green: fresh or frozen vegetables--green beans, broccoli, sprouts, spinach, salad greens, arugula, romaine, green cabbage, artichoke, kale, bok choy, avocado, avocado oil, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin seed butter, pumpkin seed oil, limes, honeydew melon.

Blue: blueberries, bilberries, blue corn chips, plums, prunes, dried berries, dehydrated fruit, goat milk and goat milk products, yogurt, kefir, fermented cheese.

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

Brown: chocolate, coffee, nutmeg, cloves, whole cane sugar, palm or coconut sugar, 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, fermented foods, kombucha.

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

White: cow milk and cheeses, yogurt, almond and soy cheese; sesame seeds, tahini; almond, oat, cashew, coconut, rice or soy milk or cheese; whey protein powder, vegan protein powders, chicken, white fish, millet, tofu, coconut and coconut butter, cauliflower, turnip, onion, leek, garlic, shallot, cauliflower, cassava root, flour, coconut flour, almond flour, white flour, white rice, white rice flour, white rice noodles, white sugar.

Clear: psyllium, gelatin, xanthan gum, guar gum, carageenan gum, aloe vera, rice bran, oat bran, tapioca, tapioca flour, nori, kelp, sea vegetables, breastmilk.

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


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.


                        ©  2005-23  Emily Isaacson, Nutritionist.