Carolyn Mein, D.C.
The 25 Body Type SystemTM

August 21, 2013
Issue No. 2

Hello,

I hope that you are finding these new monthly newsletters to be interesting and informative. I welcome your comments and feedback as well as questions you would like to see answered, and subjects you would like to see covered.

This month I shed light on a very popular question – vegetarianism. Is a vegetarian diet the ideal diet? It depends on several factors, including your body type – more information below.

There is nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day than an ice cold lemonade. Unfortunately, the traditional lemonade is full of refined sugar, which has lots of supporting documentation on its negative health effects. Fortunately, there is a quick and easy alternative – Re-Vita – see below.

Health and Happiness,
Dr. Carolyn Mein
In This Issue:


  • New – Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils – now for Kindle!
  • Health Tip – Can you be a Vegetarian?
  • Spotlight on the Balanced Body Type
  • Re-Vita – refreshing, healthy summer beverage

What's New?

Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils – Now Available for Kindle!
Carry it with you!

Did you know that Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils is now available for the Amazon Kindle?

A new, convenient way to have all the charts, oils lists, and emotions lists at your fingertips! The entire book is now available for the Amazon Kindle reader directly at Amazon.com.

Get the Kindle Version

Health Tips

Can You Be a Vegetarian?
Depends upon your Body Type!

Being a healthy vegetarian takes conscious awareness. It's not as simple as just stop eating animal protein and fill up on carbs and refined sugar. To be healthy, you need to make sure you are getting adequate protein like from soaked nuts and seeds, mushrooms, legumes, beans and rice. You also need to make sure you are getting good fats, like from avocados, olive and/or coconut oil.

Is a vegetarian diet right for your?

We are often told about the health benefits of a vegetarian diet. I have met some very healthy vegetarians, as well as some who looked a lot sicker than their meat-eating counterparts. I was intrigued by this and wanted to know if there were certain body types that were better suited for vegetarian diets. I discovered there are. Of the 25 body types, half can be vegetarians, while the other half need some form of dense protein such as eggs, fish or fowl.

Generally, the body types that can be vegetarian are those who have strong, solid, more dense physical bodies. A classic example is the Adrenal body type. The opposite extreme is the Pineal body type who is typically thin and more delicate. Since Pineal Body Types are highly intuitive and do not digest protein well in the evening, they often assume a vegetarian diet is best for them. In reality, they do best with some dense protein like fish, especially when eaten at lunch when their digestive systems are the strongest.

I also found that the body types who could be vegetarians are those who are able to digest beans and legumes easily. Mexican food is often a top choice, since beans and rice make a complete protein. Adding avocado and/or sour cream supplies the fat that facilitates protein digestion.

Another observation I made is that it takes more energy for the body to convert vegetable protein to a form the body can use, versus a lighter protein like fish. Consequently, if a person is rebuilding their body, such as following an accident or illness, a broth soup like chicken soup when you are fighting a cold is most beneficial.

It takes more energy to be a healthy vegetarian and requires the ability to assimilate protein, like soaked nuts and seeds, as well as good fats like avocado, olive or coconut oil.

Can my Body Type be a Vegetarian?
YES

NO

Adrenal
Brain
Gallbladder
Gonadal
Hypothalamus
Intestinal
Kidney
Lung
Lymph
Medulla
Pancreas
Pituitary
Skin

Balanced
Blood
Eye
Heart
Liver
Nervous system
Pineal
Spleen
Stomach
Thalamus
Thymus
Thyroid



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Body Type Spotlight

Are You a Balanced Body Type?

  • Do you have a special affinity for peanut butter cups?
  • Is adventure a high priority for you? And people are an adventure.
  • Do you love to travel and/or meet new people?
  • Is balance something you are constantly striving for? Balance between work and play; friends, family and personal time (it’s not that your life is balanced, but that you are striving to achieve balance)
  • Do you have a long torso (waist) with short legs, or a short torso (waist) with long legs?

If this sounds like you, you may be a balanced body type!

Balanced Body Type celebrities include Fred Astaire, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tina Turner, Neil Diamond.

Learn more about the Balanced Body Type.

Good Health Product Showcase

Re-Vita as a Summertime Beverage
Tasty, Refreshing and Healthy!

Re-Vita, developed as an answer for world hunger, contains all 22 amino acids plus trace minerals. Its manufacturer has donated over $40 million to combat hunger around the globe.

Here’s an easy recipe for a quick and nutritious summertime lemonade, after a workout, as a cleanser or for a light food day:

1 quart water
Juice of 1 lemon or 2 limes
1 or 2 packets (to taste) Lemon-Lime Re-Vita

Re-Vita comes in several popular flavors. For a quick single serving beverage, mix cranberry concentrate with Berry Re-Vita in a glass of water.

Or, use Re-Vita as a sweetener at mealtimes. Instead of sugar or artificial sweeteners, try Butternut or Vanilla Re-Vita in your oatmeal. You can even use Re-Vita as a sweetener replacement in favorite recipes and desserts.

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