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Yellow:  The Color of Strength, Intelligence,
Joy, Happiness, and Optimism

Although yellow is a color that has a favorable effect on the metabolism, and is associated with the balance of energy which makes good digestion possible, those with an overabundance of yellow energy often engage in "emotional eating" or "comfort eating."  Very early in our lives, we learn to associate food with pleasure, happiness, and ultimately, with love.  When we feel we are under stress, we often eat to calm ourselves.  When we feel unable to express our true feelings, we will often literally fill our mouths with food to stop ourselves from speaking.  People with lots of yellow energy usually are more interested in mental pursuits rather than caring for their bodies.  In the right balance, however, yellow energy stimulates the nervous system and has been used as a treatment for arthritis.  It helps to promote optimism and warmth.

To find out if you have a predisposition toward too much yellow energy, ask yourself:

1.  Do you have golden brown or fair hair?
2.  Does your skin have a yellow or brown tone to it?
3.  Do you need a lot of sleep or have a sluggish system?
4.  Have you or your parents suffered from liver, gall bladder, or pancreas problems?
5.  Do you grasp new ideas and concepts quickly?

Score 0-1 and your yellow color center was probably under-energized at birth.
Score 2-3 and you received a balance of yellow energy from your parents.
Score 4-5 and you probably have inherited a yellow predisposition from your parents.

Once yellow energy is balanced, it can be maintained by eating grains, nuts, and seeds as well as yellow fruit such as bananas.

The antidote for too much yellow energy is violet.

Violet foods include:  dewberries, elderberries, huckleberries, passionfruit, purple prunes, purple plums, purple grapes, purple maize, purple kidney beans, scarlet runner beans, beetroot tops, chinese water chestnuts, eggplant, endives, globe and Jerusalem artichokes, King Edward potatoes, kohlrabi, light purple bamboo shoots, mushrooms, purple cabbage, purple mushrooms, purple onions, purple sea vegetables, purple sprouting broccoli, sweet potatoes, truffles, turnips, winter radishes.

Violet herbs include lavender flowers, plansy, mallow flowers, common sage, sweet violet, thyme, wild passionflower, violet flowers, blueberry, feverfew, hollyhock, juniper berries, purple sage, sweet violet, and vanilla bean.

Violet herbal teas:  lavender and sage.

The person with too much yellow energy should also avoid yellow food colorings and dyes.  These include FD&C yellow no. 6 and FD&C yellow no. 5, also called E102 and E110 in imported foods.  Also called quinoline yellow, sunset yellow, FCF, orange yellow S, and tartrazine.  Yellow no. 5 is commonly known as an asthma trigger.


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