Friday, April 07, 2006

[color therapy] The Pink Diet - John Hopkins Medical Center - Pink Suppresses Appetite

We know they're up to something, but we're never sure entirely what.

What fast-food companies and advertisers don't want us to know:

According to scientific research at John Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, colors operate on the human brain and nervous system in a manner that produces distinct and quantifiable (repeatable) reactions in human beings.

The Science: Physiological Functions Respond to Specific Colors.

Before we list the colors and their proven effects, let's ask, what are McDonald's and Burger King's predominant colors?

when I think of McDonald's I think of the Yellow M, when contemplating Burger King (not necessarily the new creepy homicidal mascot king, that's another subject!) I'm thinking Orange and Brown.

Specific colors and their proven effects.

Black: self-confidence, power, strength.

Blue: calming, lowers blood pressure, decreases respiration.

Green: soothing, relaxing mentally as well as physically, helps those suffering from depression, anxiety, nervousness.

Violet: suppresses appetite, provides a peaceful environment, good for migraines.

Pink: used in diet therapy as an appetite suppressant, relaxes muscles, relieves tension, soothing.

Yellow: energizes, relieves depression, improves memory, stimulates appetite.

Orange: energizes, stimulates appetite and digestive system.

Red: stimulates brain wave activity, increases heart rate, respirations and blood pressure, excites sexual glands.



Let's back up to Pink.

if you're on a diet or want to shed a few pounds, you can trigger appetite-suppression simply and effectively by placing something large and pink directly in your visual periphery.

id est. near PC monitor, on top of tv, on desk at work.

(or wear pink tinted sunglassess - Ed)

Waiting for the full article to go online at the John Hopkins Medical Center website. In the interim, to learn more, here's a good summary of Color therapy