Natural Health Response is intended to provide cutting-edge health information.
Nothing on this site should be interpreted as personal medical advice. Always consult with your doctor before changing anything related to your healthcare.

The “Leprechaun Secret” to Longevity

I don’t need to tell you that fruit and vegetables are good for you.

Our mothers and grandmothers have been grilling that fact into our heads since we were kids at the dinner table (hiding broccoli in our napkins).

They enticed us with tales of how eating carrots could help us see like a hawk, or how that spinach could give us big, strong muscles.

And do you know what?

Modern science shows that our moms were exactly right.

And it’s all thanks to this leprechaun secret.

Fruit and vegetables contain compounds that can benefit every single function in your body. These compounds are what give them their various colors.

In order to get the most benefit, you have to consume a variety of these compounds on a regular basis. And you can be sure you’re doing that by keeping this one thing in mind: Follow the rainbow – just like a leprechaun.

Let’s break it down.

Red.

Red produce like tomatoes, watermelon, and red peppers are packed with plant chemicals like citrulline, beta-carotene, ellagic acid, and lycopene. Red vegetables have been shown to fight diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. They can slow the progression of eye conditions like age-related macular degeneration, and reduce your risk of stroke. And strawberries in particular can prevent and REVERSE esophageal cancer.

Orange/Yellow.

I’m lumping these together because plant chemicals called carotenoids are responsible for both the orange and yellow color in produce like carrots, peppers, squash, and oranges. Carotenoids like beta-carotene convert to vitamin A in the body, which is known to promote healthy vision and cell growth.

Eating foods high in carotenoids can reduce your risk of ALS and heart disease, and improve your immune function and eye health.

Green.

The pigment that makes plants green is chlorophyll, and it is loaded with antioxidants. Greens are also rich in lutein, isothiocyanates, isoflavones, and vitamin K. Studies have shown that eating your greens boosts your immune system, detoxifies the body, and restores your energy levels. Vitamin K is important for blood and bone health. And cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and kale can boost your immune system and improve your mood.

Blue and Purple.

Blue and purple produce, like blueberries, eggplant, and plums, are loaded with anthocyanins and resveratrol, nutrients that have been studied for their anti-cancer and anti-aging properties. The phytochemicals in berries can repair damage from oxidative stress and inflammation. They also reduce your risk of cancer and Alzheimer’s, and to boost memory.

White.

It might not technically be a color of the rainbow, but it deserves an honorable mention here. White plants like bananas, garlic, and onions get their color from phytochemicals called anthoxanthins, but they often also contain allicin and quercetin. These various veggies help you maintain strong bones, balance hormones, reduce inflammation, and protect against certain cancers.

There’s no such thing as a leprechaun with a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. But when you consider the rainbow of vegetables, there IS a pot of gold at the end: It’s your health.

There’s nothing more valuable than that.

Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.

Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.

For years he’s been the trusted doctor for celebrities, world-class athletes, and countless seniors looking to reclaim their health.

And now…for the first time ever… he’s making his medical breakthroughs available to readers all across America.

Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D. is one of the most pioneering and innovative minds in medicine today – and he delivers cutting-edge cures each month through his Natural Health Response newsletter.

Natural Health Response readers get full access to Dr. Gerhauser’s protocols for chronic pain… heart disease… diabetes… Alzheimer’s… and even cancer. These are the very same treatments Dr. Gerhauser recommends to his own patients at his practice in Tucson, Arizona.

In addition to being a board-certified medical doctor, Dr. Gerhauser has earned two master’s degrees and has served as a clinical professor at the University of Arizona.

And as a physician at the world-famous Canyon Ranch, Dr. Gerhauser treated celebrities from around the world who paid dearly for the type of next-generation health information he provides Natural Health Response readers each month.

View More Free Articles

Why Are Some People Immune to Viruses?

Coronavirus is in the news every minute of every day. And let’s face it — some of that news has been downright confusing. There are many people who have suffered horribly… and even died… from the virus. And there are other folks who hardly developed symptoms at all. That may sound odd — but it’s...

Read This

Can This WEIRD Gut Problem CAUSE Diabetes?

Diabetes can be a maddening disease. You try to eat healthy… you take your prescription drugs… and you still might not get your blood sugar numbers where you want them. And that’s when you start to wonder… are we attacking this disease the wrong way? Well, we might be. There’s an odd gut issue that...

Read This

Coronavirus and Your Heart (Must Read)

This coronavirus pandemic is never far from any of our thoughts. My heart breaks for all of the people around the world who are fighting for their lives right now. I truly hope you and the people you love are safe. Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about the folks who don’t...

Read This

Weird Weed STOPS Blood Sugar Spikes

I can tell people until I’m blue in the face to cut back on carbs and sugar… but I may as well be telling them to walk on water. In other words… it would take a miracle. But I’ve got great news today. Because researchers have found a way to have your cake and eat...

Read This

Could a Simple Vitamin STOP Heart Failure?

Heart failure is nothing to mess around with. In addition to being deadlier than cancer, it’s also the number one reason people over 65 are hospitalized. In fact, more people in this age group are hospitalized for heart failure than for all forms of cancer—combined. It’s an enormous problem…but there could be a surprisingly simple...

Read This

Start This Simple Immune Builder NOW

I can’t say this enough… Your first and main defense against any kind of illness is your immune system. It was designed to detect harmful objects (bacteria, pathogens, viruses, and the like), mount an all-out attack on them, and kill or remove them from your body. It’s no coincidence that people with compromised immune systems...

Read This

Slash Your Risk of Dying Young (Here’s How)

Do you remember the candy called Now and Later? That’s kind of like your health. What you do NOW will impact how you live LATER. And if you’d like to avoid serious diseases like hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases later in life, there’s something you need to start doing right now. The sooner the better....

Read This

100-Year-Old Treatment Worked for Spanish Flu

As the number of coronavirus cases steadily climbs, it’s hard not to think of another pandemic the nation experienced over 100 years ago: The 1918 Spanish influenza. It was the deadliest pandemic of all time, infecting about 500 million worldwide, and killing 50 million. That’s about the entire population of California and Michigan… combined! There...

Read This

Considering GERD Surgery? Better Read This…

Pharmaceutical companies and surgeons have one big thing in common. They don’t get paid unless they can convince you that you need what they’re selling: Drugs and surgery. And they’ve done a bang-up job of convincing the millions of people with acid reflux that these are their only solutions. First, they sell you the lie...

Read This

Should I Be Worried About Coronavirus? (Get the Facts)

“Should I be worried about the coronavirus?” I hear this question every day from patients and friends. While it’s true that the majority of people who contract the virus will come through unscathed, not everyone is so fortunate. That’s evidenced by the death toll, which is climbing daily. Researchers took a closer look at who...

Read This