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

August 21, 2015
Issue No. 26


Dear Readers,

The 25 Body Type System began as a search for the diet that best supports a person for optimal health, energy and vitality. In other words, of all the diets or eating plans available, which one is best for me so I can look and feel my best for my entire life.

I found there was no one diet that worked for everyone and every diet book you read works for someone. The question is "which one works for me?" Fortunately I discovered there are similarities between certain people and these people have similar characteristics. Hence the discovery of 25 distinct body types.

Over the last 25 months we have reviewed the 25 body types (these newsletters are now available to read on the website). While identifying your body type and discovering the best way to support your body is important, the part that fascinates me most is the implementation of the personality profile in relationship dynamics. Beginning this month, this is the focus of our next phase of newsletters. I hope you find this helpful and welcome your feedback and comments.

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:

The Adrenal Body Type

Myrrh Essential Oil

The Adrenal Body Type
The Adrenal Body Type is characterized physically by their dense, solid, heavy musculature. Forceful and dynamic, Adrenals are characterized by their high energy, physical strength, and endurance. Charming and charismatic, they readily make their presence known. "Success breeds success" describes the Adrenal body type. Their PASSION is Success.

MOTIVATION is what causes a person to change and grow; for Adrenals it is Rejection. Rejection can be when someone says "No" when asked if they want to buy your product. Adrenals excel in sales because they have excellent "opening" and "closing" energy, enhanced by their forceful, charismatic nature. Rejection in the form of a lost sale causes them to look at why and develop ways to be more effective.

Rejection can also come in the form of emotional rejection; like a broken love affair, or being rejected by family, classmates, or friends as a child. This rejection can be the catalyst for introspection, personal growth and learning better social skills. The other side of Rejection is Acceptance. The ultimate acceptance is acceptance of self and the affirmation is: "I accept all that I am".

LIFE LESSON answers why am I here and what did I come to learn. For Adrenals, it is "To Embrace the World". Their core Emotional Issue is the fear of Facing the World. The other side is Embracing the World. The way to get there is "I am Safe". To meet this challenge, Adrenals come well equipped. They have strong physical bodies and are the most physical of all the body types. This planet is a mental planet and Adrenals are mental, as opposed to emotional, with strong, sharp, analytical minds. Equipped as warriors, the challenge is to face the fear and come out on the other side, the side of love - hence - embracing the world, knowing they are safe.

How to best support an Adrenal Child

Teach RESPECT. Start by modeling respect and expecting respect in return. Be aware of your language. Build him up, stroke his ego, he needs physical contact including tickling and loves the rough and tumble. Set house rules, boundaries, let him know what is expected of him. Welcome communication, especially identifying and expressing emotions in a safe way. When inappropriate behavior occurs, talk first, give warnings, if behavior persists, have him face a wall for a few minutes. The next level is "go to your room" being out of mom's presence is a punishment.

If he is verbally abusive, match his energy and power, then take control, reducing the tone and volume, and talk him down with "you know I love you and respect you, I deserve the same respect." Don't be afraid to let him see you cry if your feelings have been hurt, he needs to know there are consequences. Many times, this is enough to change behavior.

Entertaining at others' expense, being a bully, arrogant or nasty behavior can occur when he is feeling inferior. Identifying the underling emotion can be enough to change it, "are you so insecure with yourself that you have to act like that?" Set boundaries, give warnings like the next time this occurs, you will get Tabasco sauce directly in your mouth.

As an Adrenal, how do you relate to the rest of the world?

Remember you are physically stronger than most. They need a rest, while you are still going strong. Five hours of sleep is often enough for you while the rest of the world does better on 6 to 8 or even 9 hours.

Being more task oriented than emotionally aware, you tend to suppress your emotions until there is an explosion. The explosion releases and clears your emotions so you are ready to go on as if nothing happened, leaving the rest of the world to deal with the fall out and pick up the pieces. Being more aware of emotional stress and willing to listen to others express their feelings, allows the conflict to be resolved in a peaceful manner.

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

Read a Typical Adrenal Conversation ...
... to better understand how Adrenals Communicate

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Myrrh Essential Oil

Myrrh is a powerful antioxidant, is anti--tumoral, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-parasitic and analgesic/anesthetic. It is used for diabetes, cancer, hepatitis, fungal infections (Candida, ringworm, eczema), tooth/gum infections, and skin conditions (chapped, cracked, wrinkles, stretch marks).

Myrrh promotes spiritual awareness and is uplifting. Its rich, smoky, balsamic aroma is helpful during mediation.

Myrrh contains sesquiterpenes which stimulate the limbic system of the brain (the center of memory and emotions) and the hypothalamus, pineal and pituitary glands. The hypothalamus is the master gland of the human body, producing many vital hormones including thyroid and growth hormone.

Emotions associated with Myrrh are fear of Facing the World and Difficulty. The fear of Facing the World is stored in the Adrenals. The adrenals are the strongest glands in the body and come to the rescue when the body is under stress. They secrete adrenaline which is known as a stress hormone. The Life Lesson for the Adrenal body type is to embrace the world which is the positive side of the fear of facing the world. The way to embrace the world is knowing that you are safe. The affirmation that enables you to be safe is simply, "I am safe".

Difficulty is generally associated with any challenge that is a significant challenge. The gift of difficulty is getting to the other side which is Knowing. Knowing comes from life experience, so the affirmation is, "I move with life." Difficulty is stored in the pelvis, often associated with low back pain.

For a demonstration of how to use essential oils to clear emotional patterns, click below to watch my video: