Carolyn Mein, D.C.
The 25 Body Type System TM
December 9, 2022
Issue No. 114
This month I present the second of 5 installments in a series called "Healthful Eating", where I will offer a detailed examination of the nutritional value of today's food and water sources, and how to evaluate and supplement them. This month I examine Meats.
Are you playful, strong, and well-coordinated? Do you need both mental and physical stimulation or become depressed? Take the quiz below to see if you are a Lymph body type.
Release essential oil can be used for transmuting Loss of Identity into Pourpose.
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:
|Holiday Gift Ideas|
The Body Type Test
Healthful Eating Series:
How to Choose Safe and Nutritious Meats
Americans obtain the majority of their dense protein from beef, poultry, and pork. Over the last several decades, as production has migrated from family farms to huge, profit-driven corporations, raising these animals has changed significantly. How “clean” or “safe” is store-bought meat today? How do you interpret meat labelling to understand what you’re eating and feeding your family? What should you look for when buying meat?
The Nutritional Value of Meat
Let’s begin with a look at the unique nutritional values provided by these meats.
Red meat, especially organ meats, are an exceptional source of D3, B12, Taurine, Creatine, Carnitine, Carnosine, Heme iron, and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). In fact, no other food group comes close to providing so many nutrients. Beef is a complete protein (ie, it contains appropriate levels of all the essential amino acids), supplying key nutrients including protein, iron, zinc, selenium, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, phosphorus, pantothenate, magnesium, and potassium. These nutrients are essential at every stage of life, and are difficult to glean from plant-based foods. In particular, adults in North America tend to be nutritionally deficient in B12, zinc and iron.
Beef has a synergistic factor – adding beef to a meal will increase the absorption of iron from other foods, including vegetables. Iron from beef is “heme” iron – meaning it is “bioavailable”, or more easily absorbed by the body than iron from vegetable sources such as spinach or legumes. Pork is also red meat – if that surprises you it’s probably because it’s been marketed as “the other white meat” in an attempt to change the unhealthy stigma that bacon has given it. Pork consumption is also prohibited in some religions, including Islam and Judaism.
Nonetheless, pork is a good source of protein, niacin, B6, B12, iron, zinc, phosphorus, selenium, and thiamine. It’s actually richer in thiamine – a B vitamin required for a range of bodily functions – than beef. Pork is an excellent source of heme iron. Pork can easily prepared without the excessive fats and salt in order to enjoy these nutritional benefits.
Poultry is a widely available meat and is less expensive due to how quickly the animals are grown to harvest. It’s also considered healthier due to its low fat content. It’s rich in many of the easily assimilated proteins and nutrients present in other meats, and also contains tryptophan, an amino acid known to increase serotonin production, which is the hormone that makes us feel good.
Do Meats Contain Hormones?
The answer is “yes” – all animals contain hormones. The better question is, “do meats contain artificially introduced growth-stimulating hormones (ie, steroids)?” That answer depends upon whom you listen to.
Hormones have been used in the production of cattle in the USA for over 50 years – in beef and sheep, but not pork or poultry where growth hormones are prohibited. Currently, six hormones are approved for use in cattle: three natural (estradiol, testosterone, and progesterone) and three synthetic (melengestrol acetate [MGA], trenbolone acetate [TBA], and zeranol). Some of these hormones are feed additives utilized over a short time span to regulate the estrus cycle and synchronize breeding in females such as with MGA.
Growth hormones such as rBGH (recombinant bovine growth hormone) are used to increase the milk production in cows. They also stimulate growth in the animals. This doubles or triples the amount of milk a cow produces – but also stimulates insulin-like growth factor (IGF). Dairy cattle treated with rBGH have 10 times as much IGF as untreated cows, have 10-20% greater body volume, and eat 10% less.
However, since rBGH is administered via implant vs. injection, the FDA claims that we do not ingest it. Time-release pellets implanted near the cow’s ear upon arrival at the feedlot, and enter the cow’s blood stream over time. Since the ears are discarded during processing, the FDA claims that humans do not ingest the hormones.
These hormones have been linked to breast and prostate cancer. Europe has banned the use of hormone treatments in beef, and banned American beef imports since the 90s. Only in the last few years has the EU agreed to purchase American beef, with restrictions.
Do Meats Contain Antibiotics?
In a feedlot production system, livestock are cramped inside most or all of the time, and this overcrowding breeds e-coli and other bacterial problems. These profit-centric, high density cattle producers pre-emptively dose their cows with antibiotics. Antibiotics have been used in American livestock for 60 years. 80% of all antibiotics sold in the US are used by the meat and poultry industries.
In a comprehensive 2019 report, the CDC called antibiotic resistance one of the world’s most pressing health issues. Treating animals with antibiotics can produce more resistant strains of these bacteria. Every year, 2 million people in the United States get infections that are resistant to antibiotics, and at least 23,000 people die as a result. (2014). The consumption of chicken and turkey is the source of two-thirds of campylobacter infections and one-fifth of salmonella infections in the United States.
Since the antibiotics are removed from the feed for a 7-14 day “withdrawal” period prior to harvest, the USDA contends that there are no anti-biotics in the meat. However, the real question may be about the antibiotic-resistant bacteria being cultured. That’s why it’s important to properly cook these meats to kill the bacteria.
Interpreting Meat Labeling
How can you ensure the meat products you purchase have not been treated with antibiotics or hormones?
The “USDA Organic” labelling indicates animals raised without antibiotics at any point, while being given organic feed and access to the outdoors. Profit-centric growers will feed animals with processed feed that contains GMO (genetically modified organism) ingredients as well as animal byproducts that animals would not naturally consume in the wild. The USDA Organic labelling ensures they were not fed GMO products. This is the best label to seek when purchasing meats.
“Natural” or “All Natural” labelling means only that no artificial colors or other ingredients were added during processing – it does not mean the products are organic or chemical-free.
“Grass fed” means only that the animals fed on grass during most of their lives – which is better than feed with corn, soy and other GMO ingredients – but does not indicate these animals were free of added hormones and antibiotics.
Labels such as “no antibiotic residue” means that the animals consumed antibiotics until just days before slaughter – they had a 7-14 day “withdrawal” period.
Healthfully Incorporating Meat into your Diet
No single food group can support healthy human growth on its own. A successful nutritional plan relies on a variety of foods to provide enough of all the essential nutrients. My research has found that about half of the 25 body types can thrive on a vegetarian diet, while the others cannot.
To reap the full nutritional benefits from meats, incorporate them into your diet on a rotation. Pancreatic enzymes can become depleted with “rut eating” – eating the same thing repeatedly for days in a row – something the Pancreas body type is particularly prone to do – which can stress the digestive system.
The food lists in the Body Type Profile book for each of the 25 body types detail how often specific meats can be healthily consumed. The best time of day for assimilating dense proteins is also important for certain types – for example, beef stimulates the adrenal glands, so an Adrenal body type choosing steak and eggs for breakfast will be hungry and snacking all day long – they should save dense proteins for lunch and dinner. Beef is listed as a “rarely” food for Adrenals. The Pituitary body type should consume the majority of their dense proteins at lunch, before 2:00 PM. And while all body types have difficulty with chemicals in meats, the Lymph, Brain and Medulla body types in particular are affected by these. Sometimes food combinations can make a big difference – the Blood body type will benefit more from turkey if consuming it with celery, mustard or bacon, for example.
Know your body type’s most supportive meats, then pay careful attention to the labelling when purchasing them.
|Are You a Lymph Body Type?|
Lymph Body Types are generally playful, bright and quick-witted, thriving on excitement
Lymph body types can lose weight by eliminating breads, eliminating all dairy except butter, and keeping fats above 20% of daily caloric intake.
The Core Emotional Issues for the Lymph body type are (Being) Left Behind, and Identity.
Don’t know your body type yet?
Determining your body type is easy using my online body type test:
Discover your body type to learn what to eat and when, how to manage your weight without unhealthy dieting, how to increase your energy and stamina, and how to end food cravings forever. You’ll also learn the best type and time for exercise, and receive a detailed personality profile.
To learn more about the Lymph body type, see previous newsletter articles about the Lymph body type.
|Release Essential Oil|
Release Essential Oil helps release memory trauma and anger from the liver in order to create emotional well-being. When frustration and negative emotions are released, one may then progress in a more positive way.
Release contains five essential oils that help balance hormones, stimulate the pineal gland and the limbic region of the brain (centers of emotions and memory) that open and elevate the mind: Ylang Ylang, Lavandin, Geranium, Sandalwood and Blue Tansy.
Release is the fourth oil in the Feelings Collection. Release assists you to be On Purpose. Once you have released the memory trauma and anger, you have the space to create emotional well-being. It isn’t until frustration and negative emotions have been released, that you are able to progress in a positive way.
The Feelings Collection takes us step by step along this path, with the first oil being Forgiveness to allow us to connect with the Truth, thus enabling us to learn from all of life’s experiences. The second oil Harmony, brings about Elevation giving us the opportunity to rise above the hurts to value life. The third oil Inner Child, brings about our Inner Connection which is our connection with our inner self that is at the core of who we are. To go into the clearing process in more depth, see my Online Course.
The emotions that will interfere with your ability to be On Purpose are: Dejection, Fear of Success, Holding Back, Loss of Identity, Conditional Love (Agenda), Rebellion, and the fear of being Wrong.
Loss of Identity is a core emotional issue for the Gonadal and Lymph body types. It is your personal identity that gives you the sense of who you are. This is the basis of self-esteem and self-worth. The default for not looking within to find your strength and guidance is to look outside and compare ourselves to what we see around us. Looking outside of ourselves leads to self-denial – the basis of chronic disease, getting mixed up with the “wrong” crowd – accepting values that are not in alignment to our own inner knowing, and self-medication with your drug of choice – alcohol, drugs, sex, toxic relationships, thrill seeking, or even food.
Everyone deals with finding their own identity. The tendency for the Lymph and Gonadal types is to identify with the person they have attached themselves to. This tendency is so engrained in their cellular structure, they generally don’t become aware of it until something happens to cause them to look at themselves. This is when they feel they have lost their identity. The other side of identity is Purpose, and the way to connect with your purpose is by using the affirmation, “I am in touch with my purpose.” Release is the oil that holds the frequency that enables you to connect with your purpose and to be on purpose.
Release Essential Oil is intended for aromatic or topical use, although some may experience a skin sensitivity. If skin sensitivity should occur, apply olive oil, butter, coconut oil or shea butter to dilute the essential oil.
For general applications, Release may be:
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