Benefits of colour in your food choices.
The SoleHealing Colour wheel is an understanding of colours of food that benefit your body system.
Everyone benefits from a plate that is filled with colour. However, the colour wheel is an understanding of the colours that your body needs to experience over a period of time.
There are nine food colours that are required for fundamental health: red, pink, white, grey/silver, black, blue, green, purple and yellow.
Try it for a few weeks and see what subtle changes in your personal energy that you begin to notice.
Let’s look at how colour benefits your body system as a whole.
You are not unlike a plant that photosynthesizes light for nourishment, only you ingest your version of light through a colour spectrum that is related to the colour of the foods you eat. This is looking at food beyond the macro and micronutrient information, the right colour in your diet will revitalize you.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away because of its vibrance. It isn’t because every macro and micronutrient exists that is necessary for health. It is because the resonance of the body requires a certain level of vibrancy to maintain health. Whatever it is that ails you, there is a colour that benefits your healing potential.
Does this mean if I eat my broccoli I’m cured? That’s not the message. What is important, is to eat not just a colour in the spectrum but a colour in duration, meaning you have to have a period of a consistent resonance over time to tune your body. Think of it as a dynamic process, like tuning a musical instrument.
Remember, the quality of resonance comes from the resonance of colour AND the vitality of food to create an expression of dynamic wellness.
Very simply, food is a carrier of light, and light expresses colour, and colour can be seen as resonance.
Colour in natural foods is from pigments.
Basically, pigments trap colour from sunlight in specific wavelength patterns. There are three main groups of pigments: chlorophylls, carotenoids and phycobilins.
- Chlorophylls are green-coloured pigments that can trap blue and red light.
- Carotenoids are red, orange and yellow-coloured pigments that can trap or absorb bluish-green light.
- Phycobilins are red or blue pigments that absorb the lightwaves that aren’t absorbed by the chlorophylls or carotenoids.
There are structures in plants called light harvesting complexes (LHCs). Within an LHC are several transmembrane proteins whose role is to maintain the pigment molecules in the precise orientation and position that are optimal for light absorption and energy transfer, thereby maximizing the very rapid and efficient process known as resonance transfer of energy.
And so, in the SoleHealing work, resonating red means you are resonating a quality of energy.
What does this look like?
To begin with, it is recommended that you start with a lighter version of the colours in the colour wheel and when you get where you are feeling comfortable and fulfilled, anchor with a solid colour.
This is an exploration of the most powerful foods for you to eat.
For example: when you begin to explore this idea, begin with more subtle versions of the colour, try an avocado shade for three weeks and then a dark rich colour for three weeks like broccoli or kale.
When you begin exploring with shades of colour in food, consider that these are subtle variations that you are incorporating into your palate. Then as you begin advancing in personal transformation really bring the team home with the heavy hitters like the dark pigmented fruits and the purely identifiable shades of red, green and blue.
But for the meantime vary the colour wheel in a variety of shades.
ACTION: Get playful with food choices.
Have a look at the SoleHealing Colour Wheel colours and see where you can add more into your daily choices. You’re going to be starting with paler versions of the colours: red, pink, blue, green, purple and yellow. To soften these colours incorporate whites and also add sprinklings of grey/silver and black for dimension.
Remember, duration of resonance is key. Try to eat a resonant form of food 3 times a day for at least 6 weeks. Nothing breaks or stops if you miss a meal or a day or two, but it is a cumulative effect to acquire the benefits of resonance directed towards fundamental health. So just eat your colours and paint your insides fun!Dr. Janice Brown, D.Ac.
To learn more about the SoleHealing Colour Wheel, check out the following blog: The Colours of the SoleHealing Colour Wheel
Lodish H, Berk A, Zipursky SL, et al. Molecular Cell Biology. 4th edition. New York: W. H. Freeman; 2000. Section 16.3, Photosynthetic Stages and Light-Absorbing Pigments. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK21598/
Vidyasagar, Aparna. “What is Photosynthesis?” LiveScience (blog), October 18, 2018, 51720-photosynthesis.html.
Author: Dr. Janice Brown, D.Ac.
Dr. Janice is a Doctor of Acupuncture, SolePath Certified Mentor and is the author of the SoleHealing Protocols. She has a clinical focus on helping people embrace their true nature and self through emotional and mental awareness and a little acupuncture persuasion. Dr. Janice’s SolePath is Spiritual Warrior and Intellectual Lateral Thinker. It is this SolePath that allows her to convey the protocols for the SoleHealing body of work in an accessible way. She has a clinical practice in Calgary, Alberta, CANADA.