Developed and Taught by Deanna Minich, MS, PHD, FACN, CNS, IFMCP

What this course is:

  • Educational and proprietary in nature
  • Intended for health professionals and highly-educated consumers interested in understanding the science of foods, eating, and supplements, according to various systems of health within the body
  • Focused on emerging, trending health findings and scientific research in the food, eating, and supplement fields
  • Provides general guidelines for therapeutic amounts, doses, as well as adverse levels of nutrients and contraindications

What this course is not:

  • Prescriptive
  • Does not make any implied or specific recommendations for anyone in the course or outside of the course
  • A forum to market anyone’s professional services or recommendations


  1. To understand the 7 systems of health:
    their definitions and role in health
  2. To learn the relevant science of eating for the individual systems of health
  3. To learn the cutting-edge science of foods and nutrition for the individual systems of health
  4. To learn the science and general guidelines of use for dietary supplements for the individual systems of health

JANUARY 29 – MAY 20, 2018



Every week there is a multi-part lecture recording on a dashboard that can be listened to at any time

Live webinars every Wednesday at different times to accommodate multiple time zones; Webinars are recorded for future playback.

Closed Facebook group for questions

Class Text

The Rainbow Diet

Author: Deanna Minich, PhD
Conari Press, 2018

Week 1: Introduction

Eating and Dietary Supplements for Your Inner Rainbow


Lecture Topics
Introduction, Eating and Supplements for Your Inner Rainbow

Live Webinar
Wednesday, January 31st

Week 2: The ROOT

Eating for your ROOT

FEBRUARY 5-11, 2018

Lecture Topics
Foods for your ROOT

  • Protein
  • Minerals
  • Root vegetables
  • Red foods

Live Webinar
Wednesday, February 7th

Week 3: The ROOT

Supplementing for your ROOT

FEBRUARY 12-18, 2018

Lecture Topics
Supplements for your ROOT

  • The Basics: Protein powders, insoluble fibers, vitamins and minerals
  • Adrenal support
  • Anti-inflammatory support
  • Immune health
  • Joint health

Live Webinar
Wednesday, February 14th

Week 4: The FLOW

Foods for the FLOW

FEBRUARY 19 – February 25, 2018

Lecture Topics
Foods for the FLOW

  • Water
  • Fats and oils
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Fish and seafood
  • Tropical fruits
  • Orange foods

Live Webinar
Tuesday, February 20th

Week 5: The FLOW

Supplements for the FLOW

FEBRUARY 26 – March 4, 2018

Lecture Topics
Supplements for the FLOW

  • The Basics: Oils, vitamins and minerals
  • Urinary support
  • Hormone support
  • Gut support
  • Phytonutrients

Live Webinar
Wednesday, February 28th

Week 6: The FIRE

Foods for the FIRE

March 5 – March 11, 2018

Lecture Topics
Food for the FIRE

  • Carbohydrate
  • Fiber
  • Sweeteners
  • Whole grains
  • Legumes
  • Starchy vegetables
  • Yellow foods

Live Webinar
Wednesday, March 7th

Week 7: The FIRE

Supplements for the FIRE

March 12 – March 18, 2018

Lecture Topics
Supplements for the FIRE

  • The Basics: Soluble fiber, vitamins and minerals
  • Blood sugar support
  • Digestive support
  • Liver support
  • Metabolism support

Live Webinar
Wednesday, March 14th

Week 8: The LOVE

Foods for the LOVE

March 19 – March 25, 2018

Lecture Topics
Food for the LOVE

  • Cruciferous vegetables
  • Leafy greens
  • Fruits and legumes
  • Phytochemicals, phytosterois, phytoestrogens
  • Chlorophyll

Live Webinar
Wednesday, March 21st

Week 9: The LOVE

Supplements for the LOVE

March 26 – April 1, 2018

Lecture Topics
Supplements for the LOVE

  • The Basics: Specific amino acids and proteins
  • Vitamins and minerals
  • Blood lipid support
  • Circulation support
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Green food powders
  • Herbs

Live Webinar
Wednesday, March 28th

Week 10: The TRUTH

Foods for the TRUTH

April 2 – April 8, 2018

Lecture Topics
Foods for the TRUTH

  • Sea plants
  • Liquid foods: Soups, sauces, dressings, marinades
  • Juices
  • Smoothies
  • Ethnic foods
  • High-water foods

Live Webinar
Wednesday, April 4th

Week 11: The TRUTH

Supplements for the TRUTH

April 9 – April 15, 2018

Lecture Topics
Supplements for the TRUTH

  • The Basics: Vitamins and minerals
  • Thyroid and throat support
  • Allergy and sinus support
  • Jaw support
  • Sensory support

Live Webinar
Wednesday, April 11th

Week 12: The INSIGHT

Foods for the INSIGHT

April 16 – April 22, 2018

Lecture Topics
Foods for the INSIGHT

  • Flavonoid-containing foods
  • Cocoa
  • Spices
  • Blue-purple foods
  • Caffeine/Alcohol

Live Webinar
Wednesday, April 18th

Week 13: The INSIGHT

Supplements for the INSIGHT

April 23 – April 29, 2018

Lecture Topics
Supplements for the INSIGHT

  • Amino acids for neurotransmitters
  • Fatty acids
  • Vitamins and minerals
  • Neurotransmitter support
  • Sleep support
  • Eye/Vision support
  • Cognition support

Live Webinar
Wednesday, April 25th

Week 14: The SPIRIT

Foods for the SPIRIT

April 30 – May 6, 2018

Lecture Topics
Foods for SPIRIT

  • Sunlight
  • Air
  • All things detoxifying and cleansing
  • White foods

Live Webinar
Wednesday, May 2nd

Week 15: The SPIRIT

Supplements for the SPIRIT

May 7 – May 13, 2018

Lecture Topics
Supplements for SPIRIT

  • The Basics: Macronutrients, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals
  • Neurological support
  • Support for healthy aging

Live Webinar
Wednesday, May 9th

Week 16: Rainbow Integration

Pulling it all together

May 14 – May 20, 2018

Lecture Topics
Final Summary

Live Webinar
Wednesday, May 16th