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Midlife Illuminated

The healing power of colour

  • S3E63
  • 53:16
  • May 23rd 2022

This is a gorgeous, sparkling conversation with someone who really does radiate vitality and joy. It's all about the fascinating topic of colour. Have you ever stopped to think that colour has the power to heal us and to affect our behaviour?

Dr Deanna Minich is someone who has devoted much of her career to studying this phenomenon. She is a nutrition researcher, educator and functional medicine-trained clinician. She has a unique approach to nutrition: one that combines physiology and psychology.

I loved chatting to her and really think this conversation will encourage you to think differently about colour - and what it can bring to your life.

Whether it's through our clothes, our foods or our surroundings, Dr Minich explains that we are affected by different colours in subtle but profound ways. She shares simple ways that we can start to use colour to benefit from more "life-force". And I think we're all up for more of that!

Dr Minich has served on the Institute of Functional Medicine’s Nutrition Advisory Board and curriculum committee, in addition to being a faculty member. Her academic background is in nutritional science, including a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences (Nutrition) from the University of Groningen in The Netherlands. She is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition and a Certified Nutrition Specialist.

Dr. Minich has more than forty published scientific articles in journals such as Nutrients, Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, and Nutrition Reviews. She is the author of six books on nutrition, wellness, and psychology, and is passionate about helping others to live well using therapeutic lifestyle changes.

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Midlife Illuminated

Welcome to Midlife Illuminated!

I’m Suzy Glaskie, Functional Medicine Health Coach and founder of Peppermint Wellness.

I've learnt the hard way how to thrive in midlife. And now I'm looking forward to sharing what I've learnt with you.

I hope that this podcast helps you to rediscover your own light - and start to shine.