logo_dancer_c35.png Carolyn Mein, D.C.
The 25 Body Type System TM


April 13, 2018
Issue No. 58


Dear Readers,

Detoxification is a common topic among the health-conscious. What is it, why do we need it, and how to best incorporate it into your lifestyle? This month we take a closer look at healthy detoxification.

Heart body types inspire hugs, and regulate the beat of their environment, readily influencing the moods of others. This month we look at what's unique about the Heart body type.

Copaiba Essential Oil includes an anti-inflammatory agent, and can be used for detoxification.

As always, I hope and trust that these newsletters help you enjoy a happier, healthier life.

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

Detoxification - How to Incorporate into your Lifestyle

The Heart Body Type

Copaiba Essential Oil for Detoxification

Full Day Workshop

Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils
Featuring Dr. Carolyn Mein

April 21, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CDT

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I am pleased to announce that I will again be presenting Sunday June 17 after the Young Living Essential Oils convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, at a Life Illuminated Event.

I will also be presenting in Dallas Texas on Saturday July 7.

More details regarding these events to follow.

Detoxification - How to Incorporate into your Lifestyle


We hear a lot about detoxification, so - what is it, how does it work, what is the best way to go about it? Essentially, how do I make sense of it and make it effective and beneficial for me? These are the questions I will be addressing here.

What is detoxification?

Detoxification is the elimination of toxins by the body.

Where do toxins come from?

There are toxins that are the normal byproducts of cellular metabolism. We breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide. We eat food and eliminate the waste. Protein is broken down into amino acids which are used to make new cells, and urea which is excreted by the kidneys. There are toxins that come from foods that contain fungus, molds, or bacteria. Then there are the foods that we know we should not eat like those containing artificial flavorings, colorings, refined sugars, highly processed wheat, preservatives, and GMO’s. Then there is the environment with our high pollution levels and chemical exposure.

How do we eliminate toxins?

The body’s normal elimination channels consist of the kidneys, skin, lungs and bowels. When functioning at their ideal levels, the kidneys eliminate 50% of the toxins or normal waste; the skin 28%; lungs 20% which is basically carbon dioxide – so it doesn’t help with what has been ingested; and the remaining 2% is eliminated through the bowels as solid waste. This gives you a good picture of how much waste is eliminated on a normal basis.

With the kidneys being responsible for eliminating 50% of the waste, drinking a good quality water is essential. Ideally, you should drink ½ of your weight in ounces; so, if you weigh 130 pounds, you should drink 65 ounces which is roughly ½ gallon (64 oz.) daily. This needs to be plain water, not coffee, tea, sodas, or soups. The body considers anything other than plain water food, so even though it is a liquid that contains water, it doesn’t help with the detoxification process.

The skin eliminates through perspiration, and sweating – which is one of the benefits of exercise. Skin brushing stimulates the lymphatics which carry the waste into the blood to be filtered and excreted, it also takes off the dead layer of skin cells. A bath with 1 ounce each of Miracle II Soap and Neutralizer, releases toxins through the skin. Foot patches contain herbs including tree sap that go on the bottoms of your feet while you sleep and pull the toxins out through the circulation – one of the easiest ways to detoxify.

The lungs are stimulated through breathing. Deep breathing activates the lower lobes of the lungs and expands the diaphragm which in addition to causing the lungs to expand and contract, helps the heart beat and moves the energy from the upper to the lower part of the body. Breathing exercises can be done regardless of your physical condition. Singing benefits you emotionally, as well as physically. Exercise stimulates breathing in addition to circulation and lymphatic movement. Walking is a good all over exercise that stimulates the lymphatics and often the bowels, as is the mini trampoline.

The bowels need to move regularly. Ideally, after each meal, but at least once a day. Magnesium supplementation, especially at bed, will keep the bowels moving. Almonds are an excellent source of magnesium, unless you are a Pineal or Thalamus body type where almonds should be limited to once a month or less. Magnesium is readily available in fruits and vegetables, so it is not stored in the body like calcium is stored. The worst thing that can happen if you get too much magnesium is diarrhea (which is a blessing if you are constipated).

What foods detoxify?

Beets are great for stimulating liver detoxification. Asparagus is good for the liver and also kidneys. Watermelon and watermelon juice are good for kidney cleansing. Lemon juice is good for the lymphatics. Vegetables and vegetable juices are natural cleansers. World Health Mall makes a Chocolate Greens that can be mixed with water or added to a smoothie that tastes great and works well for most people regardless of their body type. In addition to chocolate, Total Body Greens comes in original and berry flavors.

What is the best cleansing program for me?

Vegetables are the best cleansers and can be eaten raw, juiced, baked or steamed. I have found doing a fast/cleanse day of 1 to 3 days per week for 1 to 4 weeks per month to be the most effective and most supportive. Fasting in this way takes the stress of digesting off the body while providing enough nutrients to maintain blood sugar levels. It keeps you out of the starvation/deprivation mode while reducing calories. While vegetables are the foundation, some body types do well to include nuts and seeds, others fruit – the time of day that is best to eat fruit varies according to body type. Each Body Type Profile and Diet Booklet includes a Sample Cleanse Menu. If you do not know your body type, you can discover it by taking the body type test.

Don’t know your body type yet?
Determining your body type is easy using my online body type test:

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Are You a Heart Body Type?

Do you have a natural ability to influence the emotions of those around you? Do you bring your own rhythm or music to your environment? Do you tend to inspire hugs? Then you may be a Heart body type.


Celebrities with Heart body type include Katie Couric, Rick Warren, Elvis Presley, Elton John, Mae West, Sally Field, Dolly Parton, and Ed Sheeran.

Are you a Heart body type? You might be, if:
  • You tend to inspire hugs
  • You are very approachable, sweet and lovable
  • You are very aware of, and sensitive to, the emotional state of others
  • You find it hard to be objective when immersed in your emotions
  • You have a natural ability to influence the emotions of those around you
  • You feel driven to either change or leave disharmonious situations
  • You bring your own rhythm or music to your environment

If this describes you, you could be a Heart body type.


Women having the Heart body type present a soft, round, heart-shaped appearance. They are petite-to-average height, with small-to-medium bone structure. They have firm, shapely, rounded buttocks and a full, heart or oval shaped face. A layer of softness covers muscle, hiding muscular definition. Initial weight gain gathers in lower abdomen, upper thighs, inner knees, waist, middle back, and upper hips.

Men with the Heart body type often remind others of a huggable teddy bear, with a full, oval or heart shaped face. Height can be average-to-tall, with medium-to-large bone structure. Torso is generally straight and can be proportionate or thick. The abdomen is covered with a layer of softness, masking muscular definition. Initial weight gain is a soft or solid abdominal paunch, with soft layer over the back, and soft rolls or thickening around the waist.

Personality, Relationships & Career

Heart body types are very approachable, projecting a sensitivity and caring that puts others at ease. Home and family are important to them - they often are the glue that keeps families close.

The primary nature of Heart body types is Emotional / Spiritual. (Read more about these Points of Connection here.) This nature is shared by only the Intestinal body type. Because of this, Heart body types are highly sensitive, but also very prone to stress. They are worriers - especially Heart men. Once Hearts become emotional, they can find it hard to think objectively.

Heart body types seek approval and validation from others, until they learn to find their own self-worth within.


Heart body types generally have a soft layer that hides muscular definition that might be achieved through exercise. Exercise for them is a mood elevator, and an opportunity to connect with others. For this reason, classes or group activities are a preferred form of exercise. For weight loss, exercise 30-60 minutes daily. Running, biking, brisk walking, karate, tennis, and isometric exercises may be done daily. Yoga, stretching or weight lifting are best limited to once or twice weekly.

Health Concerns

Heart body types are more prone to earaches and weak kidneys, and may easily feel chilled. Certain foods such as corn and kidney beans may cause digestive stress. For constipation, prunes and pineapples are helpful.

Nutrition, Diet & Weight

Heart body types do best when having the largest meal of the day at lunchtime. Fruit for dessert helps digestion and often eliminates cravings for sweets. Wait an hour after dinner before having fruit. Avoid honey, whole wheat and refined sugar, which fatigue the muscles and brain. Include seeds, especially on salads.

For weight loss, eliminate all dairy except butter, minimize carbohydrates and grains, and avoid wine.

Complete nutritional information including food lists for the Heart body type can be found on the Heart Quick Reference Card.

Core Emotional Issues

The core emotional issues for Heart body types are Loneliness, Not Good Enough, and Worry.

The other side of Loneliness is Connectedness with All That Is, which is reached with White Angelica Essential Oil and the affirmation "I go to a loving space". Not Good Enough is transmuted into Acceptance with Humility Essential Oil and the affirmation "I express my best". Worry is replaced with Abundance using Abundance Essential Oil and the affirmation "I go to the depths".

To learn more about the Heart body type, see the Newsletter Archives.

Don’t know your body type yet?
Determining your body type is easy using my online body type test:

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Copaiba Essential Oil
Better Than CBD for Detoxification?

Copaiba contains the highest amounts of Beta CaryoPhyllene- BCP of any known essential oil. BCP is an anti-inflammatory agent that also has analgesic, or pain killing, properties.

BCP is the third type of CBD (cannabinoid) that does not come from the cannabis plant, but affects the same CB2 receptors in a much more concentrated form. CBD derived from hemp has a 2-4%concentration. CBD derived from cannabis/marijuana has a 5-35% concentration. Copaiba has a 55% concentration. Because Copaiba is not a cannabis derivative, it will never show up on a drug test or make you high.

CB2 receptors give us incredible therapeutic benefits such as:
  • supports sore muscles associated with exercise
  • reduced anticipated emotional feelings
  • healthy cell support
  • nervous system support
  • neuro health support
  • supports healthy insulin levels
  • cardiovascular health
  • sore throats, sinus congestion, respiratory
  • skin infection, inflammation, psoriasis, wounds

Copaiba may be applied topically directly or diluted. It is a great magnifier of the oils you put with it. It can be taken internally in a gelatin capsule with coconut oil or inhaled.

Emotions associated with Copaiba are Lies and Not Getting Enough. The opposite of Lies is Truth, and the way out is Wisdom. The opposite of Not Getting Enough is Content, and the affirmation is "I am satisfied."

For more information on the use of Essential Oils to release emotions, refer to Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils.