Carolyn Mein, D.C.
The 25 Body Type SystemTM
January 16, 2015
Issue No. 19
Happy New Year to all my readers from me and my staff!
With the holidays behind us, January is often a time for focus on diet and fitness. There are many diet programs available – how do you choose one that will work for you? This month I offer tips on how to choose a successful diet for your body type.
The Pituitary body type is highlighted this month – along with the delicately fragrant ylang ylang essential oil, which is used to release Fear of Wisdom – a core emotional issue for those with the Pituitary body type. I also provide an explanation of this emotion and how it can be released.
January wouldn’t be complete without a look at fitness, and the Fitness Fun Ball is an ideal way to tone your core muscles while strengthening your lower back.
I hope and trust that all topics I present this month will help you enjoy a healthier, happier life.
Health and Happiness,
Dr. Carolyn Mein
In This Issue:
|Is Your Diet Right for You?|
People tend to think that the success of their diet is based on how much willpower and discipline they apply in sticking to their diet. However, if a popular diet you’re trying out is not compatible with your body type, then no amount of willpower or discipline will help you lose weight with that diet. Let’s take a look at some of the more popular diet programs, and see which body types they do (and don’t) work for (and why).
The USDA food pyramid recommends a diet of 70% carbs, 15% protein, and 15% fats. The range of popular diets can be summarized by their variations to this mix.
Low Carbohydrates Diets such as Atkins
The Atkins diet restricts carbohydrates to 20 grams daily while emphasizing “pure” proteins and fats. Even vegetables should be low in carbohydrates, and the diet completely excludes fruit, bread, grains, and most dairy.
The body types compatible with the Atkins diet are Liver, Pituitary, Spleen and Thymus, while fifteen of the 25 body types are incompatible, there are some that will actually gain weight when limiting carbs. For example, the Intestinal body type doesn’t do well with such a high level of protein and fat; Pancreas also needs lower protein as well as more vegetables; and the Brain body type requires lower protein and fat.
Low Protein Diets such as Weight Watchers
Weight Watchers promotes consuming complex carbohydrates while limiting proteins and fats. This plan works well for only Adrenal and Intestinal body types.
Eye and Gallbladder body types will actually gain weight on this kind of diet – because they will gain weight when their fat intake is too low.
High Fat Diets such as The Fat Burning Diet
Jay Robb’s Fat Burning Diet is centered around restricting the release of insulin into the bloodstream by limiting the carbs and sugars that trigger it. When insulin is released, it stops the burning of fat. So this plan limits carb intake to 20% of total calories, and completely avoids grains and starches, as well as some dairy due to high sugar (lactose) content. It recommends caloric intake as 20% carbs, 45-55% protein and 25-35% fats.
This diet is compatible with Balanced, Lung, Pineal, Spleen and Stomach body types. However, the Adrenal body type needs more raw fruits and vegetables, while the Brain body type needs less fat, and the Hypothalamus doesn’t do well with so much protein.
What Time of Day to Eat?
A very important factor that must be considered in any diet is the time of day to consume most of your protein and calories. If an Adrenal body type eats a large breakfast, they will be hungry and eating all day long. A Pituitary, by contrast, should eat most of their protein and calories before 2:00 PM, as they don't have the energy to digest protein and grains later in the day and will store them as fat. Pituitaries may also experience digestive issues from eating heavier meals later in the day. Other body types that need a substantial breakfast include Lung, Nervous System, and Thymus.
Thyroid, Eye and Pineal body types manage weight and function better when eating in smaller portions throughout the day, as opposed to having large meals.
Specific Foods Can Make a Huge Difference
Beyond all these examples listed above, a few specific foods can completely thwart the attempts of certain body types to lose weight, regardless of dedication to any specific diet.
Adrenal body types need foods containing more potassium than sodium. However, Thryoids are just the opposite. For example, raw broccoli contains a higher potassium to sodium ratio and is good for Adrenals, while steamed broccoli has a higher sodium to potassium ratio which is better for Thyroids. Additionally, if Thyroids focus on even “healthy” dairy items such as yogurt and cottage cheese, they will gain weight specifically in the thighs.
Many of the 25 body types have a few specific food items that can make or break the success of any diet program, regardless of discipline or willpower.
To learn more about diet compatibility for your body type, refer to the Advanced Dietary Guide, also available as an ebook.
There are 25 unique body types, as defined by the dominant organ, gland or system. The 25 Body Type System reveals the foods, food combinations, and eating times that best support your body. Knowing your body type can help to eliminate the trial-and-error, enabling you to choose a diet that works for you. Or, you may be able to tailor a diet program you like to actually make it more effective for you.
The Body Type Diet Profile and Diet booklet and ebook for your body type contain food lists, meal times, sample meal plans, and other valuable nutritional information specific to you. The Quick Reference Cards (also available as an ebook) contain the key information (except for sample meal plans) in a handy reference format.
Don’t know your body type yet? You can find out in less than 5 minutes at www.BodyType.com.
|What is the Fear of Wisdom?|
The fear of wisdom relates to the fear of experiencing something new. It is the unwillingness to move out of your "safe" comfort zone. It is the unwillingness to learn through and from your experiences. Wisdom is the clarification of knowledge, with the experience of knowing how to apply it that leads to illumination. Illumination is bringing light into the darkness of limitation. Limitation shows up as any aspect of your life that is not working.
The way to move out of your limitations is through embracing wisdom and this is done by facing the fear. The definition of fear is false evidence appearing real, which means that fear is an illusion. To break through it, use the affirmation, "face the fear". Applying the essential oil ylang ylang to the pituitary alarm points and the emotional points on the forehead along with smelling it, accesses the limbic system of the brain which is the seat of emotions.
Accessing the seat of the emotions allows one to release limiting emotions at a cellular level. Feeling both sides of an emotion gives one the emotional experience and accesses the emotional body. The affirmation or "way out" provides the answer, the mental understanding and the spiritual lesson of the experience. Applying the oil, connecting with the emotions and the affirmation before you go to sleep allows your subconscious to do the work while you are sleeping. Working with the emotion and/or emotions in the morning sets the tone for the day. Working with all the emotions associated with a particular oil clears related aspects of the pattern. You can also include other emotions with other oils as they come to your awareness.
Ylang ylang essential oil (Cananga odorata) has a sweet, flowery fragrance. Its petals are often strewn across wedding beds in Indonesia. It has long been used in skin and hair care products, especially in Asia, where it is used to promote luxurious hair. Its name means “flower of flowers”.
Ylang ylang promotes calming and a sense of relaxation, as it helps release anger, tension, low self-esteem, and irritability. It helps balance male-female energies, enhances spiritual attunement, increases mental focus, and restores peace and confidence.
In addition to the Fear of Wisdom, ylang ylang can also be used to release Possessiveness, which is found in the 5th chakra at the laryngeal prominence. The other side of Possessiveness is Sharing, and the affirmation is: “I express”.
|Are You a Pituitary Body Type?|
You might be a Pituitary Body Type if:
If this sounds like you, you may be a Pituitary Body Type!
Pituitary Body Type celebrities include include Sai Baba, John Gray, Lainie Kazan, and Aretha Franklin.
The Core Emotional Issues common among those with the Pituitary body type are:
Learn more about the Pituitary Body Type
|The Fitness Fun Ball|
Core fitness is essential to any workout program. The Fitness Fun Ball is highly effective for reducing and eliminating lower back pain, improving posture, and increasing energy and stamina.
What I love about the Fitness Fun Ball is that it can be used in two ways:
The Fitness Fun Ball is the perfect exercise companion to help with your New Years goals!
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