Carolyn Mein, D.C.
The 25 Body Type SystemTM
August 12, 2016
Issue No. 38
In the hot summer months, melons are a popular choice. How do they rate with respect to nutrition? See article below.
This month I also look at the profile of the Lung body type - what motivates them, and what their driving passions are. Stubborn is one of the core emotional issues for the Lung body type, and Harmony essential oil can be used to release this emotional pattern. See below for more.
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 Lung Body Type|
Are you naturally creative, imaginative, and good with your hands? Do you love to nurture others or be nurtured? Are you sensitive, kind and generally care about the well-being of others? Do you strive for peace in your relationships? Are you expressive and supportive? Are you emotional by nature but also very practical? If this describes you, you could be a Lung body type.
Naturally creative, Lungs are motivated by self-expression. It is through self-expression that Lungs are motivated to grow, develop, and make changes in their lives. Imaginative and gifted at working with their hands, Lungs can take abstract ideas and translate them into physical forms. With a well-developed sense of style, they can express these talents through drawing, sculpturing, design, or construction. Their strength lies in being able to shift their emotional energy into creativity.
It is nurturing that gives the Lung body type the greatest sense of fulfillment. Nurturing can be by nurturing someone else or being nurtured. This strong nurturing sense can lead them into becoming a caretaker or rescuer of those in need. They may become codependent in their relationships with others. They are persistent and loyal and it is not unusual for them to go to great lengths to help the underdog. They are honest, loyal and can be trusted to honor their commitments while acting in the best interests of those they are serving. Lungs tend to be in service-oriented vocations where they can be expressive and establish emotional connections.
Core Emotional Issues
The core emotional issue for the Lung body type is the fear of rejection. This fear of rejection can cause them to over commit themselves and become people pleasers. They will take on others’ emotions which can cause issues for themselves as well as others. Sometimes in an attempt to avoid being driven by their emotions, there is a tendency to be analytical and suppress them all together. Strong-willed and often stubborn or rigid they tend to operate only from their emotions without considering outside information. Fearful of disapproval and rejection by others with a strong need to please, they are often unsuccessful at pleasing themselves. The way out of this is acceptance. Acceptance of others, the process of life itself, and acceptance of self. The affirmation is, “I accept all that I am.”
Their life lesson is to change awareness. To change something, you first need to become aware of what is. This means self-awareness and awareness of life around you. Being emotionally sensitive, Lungs feel the pain of the under-dog, and will fight to right wrongs or effect necessary reforms. They have the ability to connect with and activate others’ emotional energy, making them good motivational speakers and reformers. By trusting their intuition and inner guidance, Lungs can be successful and influential in helping humanity.
Dominant senses for the Lung body type are physical and emotional. Physical activity and exercise calms the mind and supports the body. The strength of Lungs lies in their being able to shift emotional energy, like changing hurt into creativity. By using emotions as an indicator rather than a response, emotions can be used to move into a greater richness and fullness of life, which is what enables Lungs to excel at making the most of the moment.
Read a Typical Lung Conversation ...
... to better understand how Liver body types Communicate
|Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Casaba Melons – Are They Good For Me?|
Melons contain a lot of beneficial nutrients, are naturally sweet and readily available in the summer. Watermelon is the most consumed melon in the United States, followed by cantaloupe and honeydew. Watermelon is a fruit and vegetable, as it is a cousin to cucumber, pumpkin and squash. Some nutritional authorities advocate eating melons alone, while many people serve a combination melon composite or combine it with other fresh fruits. Wayne Pickering, a food combining expert says, “Eat melon alone, or leave it alone, or your stomach will moan.” The rational is eating melons with other types of foods, like whole grains, dairy products or meat, which all take longer to digest, will cause the melon to hang out in your stomach while the other food is digested. This holding pattern is thought to cause the melon to ferment and then cause gas pains and/or flatulence for some people. So the recommendation is no food 30 minutes before or after eating melons. I have found that most people who can eat melons in moderation (1-2 times per week) can eat them with other foods or at the end of the meal as long as it is a meal where they can eat fruit.
Watermelon is 91 percent water and is an excellent resource for hydration during the hot summer months. Watermelon is high in potassium and low in calories – only 46 calories per cup, making it a good weight loss food. L-citrulline, an amino acid in watermelon, seems to protect against muscle pain, so eating or drinking watermelon juice before a workout has been found to prevent muscle soreness. The watermelon rind is edible and actually contains more of the amino acid l-citullline than the pink flesh; l-citrulline is converted to l-arginine in the kidneys, and is important for heart and immune health. Watermelon is a natural diuretic, cleanses the kidneys and bladder and does not strain the kidneys.
Watermelon contains more of the antioxidant lycopene than raw tomatoes. One cup of watermelon has one and a half times the lycopene (6 milligrams (mg) compared to 4 mg) as a raw tomato. Lycopene has been found to decrease the risk of stroke and is good for prostate health.
Body types that find watermelon to be ultra-supportive (foods that can be eaten 3-7 times per week) are Blood and Pancreas. On the opposite spectrum, the Pituitary body type should limit consumption of watermelon to once a month. For the other 22 body types, eating watermelon 1 to 2 days per week is generally supportive.
Cantaloupe contains more than 3,000 micrograms of beta carotene (per 100 grams) which is about 30 times more than fresh oranges and comparable to that from carrots. It is an excellent antioxidant, since it contains Vitamin C and Vitamin A, as well as Vitamin K. Cantaloupes contribute more polyphenols, which are recognized for their disease prevention and anti-aging properties, to the diet than watermelon, pineapple, kiwi or grapefruit. Eating cantaloupe has been shown to lower the risk of metabolic syndrome and lower levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) which is a measure of inflammation. The body types that are most supported by eating cantaloupe are the Balanced, Blood, Gonadal, and Pancreas. The Hypothalamus body type can eat the rest of the melons in moderation, but is best to keep cantaloupe to once a month or less.
While you would think that if one melon would be ultra-supportive for your body type, that would be true for all the melons. However, that is not the case. The Blood, Gonadal, and Pancreas that do so well with cantaloupe, need to keep the Crenshaw melon to a minimum. Honeydew melons are a moderate for the Pancreas body type, but a rarely for Blood, Gonadal and Pituitary types. While most melons are on the rarely list for Pituitaries, they can eat cantaloupe 1-2 times per week. To determine which melons are right for you and when is the best time to eat them, refer to your body type diet. If you do not know your body type, click on the link below to take the test.
|Harmony Essential Oil|
Harmony Essential Oil promotes physical and emotional well-being by creating a harmonic balance to the body’s energy centers. It brings us into harmony with all things, people, and cycles of life. It can reduce stress and increase our overall feeling of well-being. Harmony combats feelings of discord and is uplifting and elevating to the mind, helping to create a positive attitude.
Stubborn is another one of the core emotional issues of the Lung body type, as well as the Stomach body type, which can be released using the essential oil Harmony. The affirmation, “I am objective” will shift stubborn into flexible. Other emotions that can benefit from Harmony oil are: being ignored, crushed, hostility, punishment (fear of), beating self-up, and being sarcastic.
Harmony can be used aromatically by diffusing. It can also be applied to ears, forehead, wrists, bottoms of the feet, over the heart, at the base of the neck, or at the back of the head. It can be applied to areas of poor circulation. Those with very sensitive skin may experience slight skin sensitivity to this oil and should dilute it with a drop or 2 of a carrier oil before applying.
Harmony is a blend containing geranium, rosewood, lavender, sandalwood, frankincense, orange, lemon, angelica, hyssop, Spanish sage, jasmine, Roman chamomile, bergamot, ylang ylang, palmarosa, spruce, and rose.
For a demonstration of how to use essential oils to clear emotional patterns, click below to watch my video:
For more information on the use of Essential Oils to release emotions, refer to Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils.
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