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The 25 Body Type System TM


January 11, 2019
Issue No. 67


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Dear Readers,

Happy New Year, and may it be a healthy and happy year for each and every one of you.

On the topic of health, it's flu season. What can you do to naturally boost your immune system? I've written an in-depth article for you this month on How to Strengthen Your Immune System.

Sage Essential Oil can be used to transmute Letting Go - as described below.

This month I also present Australian Blue Essential Oil, which is used to release Disgust and Ungrounded.

Pancreas body types are known for being bubbly and bringing joy to those around them. This month we take a closer look at the Pancreas body type.

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:

Navigating Flu Season

The Pancreas Body Type

Sage Essential Oil

Australian Blue Essential Oil

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Navigating Flu Season
How to Strengthen Your Immune System

Flu season generally starts in the fall and reaches its peak in January, after all the holiday festivities and the stress of the weather turning cold. Exhaustion, dietary indulgences, unresolved emotional issues, and the stress of keeping warm, all contribute to the weakening of the immune system and manifest as cold and flu symptoms.

Traditionally, supporting the immune system with anti-oxidants such as vitamin C and A, and zinc would be enough to halt bacterial infections. Viruses seemed to respond best to L-Lysine and its cofactors found in herbs like Echinacea, Astragalus and/or Ginger root. Essential oils like Thieves and Peppermint have also been highly effective in prevention and treatment.

This year I am seeing an increased need to support the spleen and the thymus and parotid glands. Nutritional support can come from glandulars as well as foods. Blueberries strengthen white blood cells, curry strengthens red and white blood cells and capillaries, while Thai spices, salsa and cayenne pepper stimulate the lymphatics. Drinking at least half your weight in ounces of a good quality water flushes the lymphatics. Basic muscle movement like walking moves the lymphatics, as does gentle bouncing on a mini trampoline. The lymphatics are the transport medium that moves the toxins from the cells into the blood stream.

Emotions associated with the spleen are: guilt, dishonesty, and ungrateful. The fear of bondage is stored in the parotid gland and Eucalyptus globulus is the essential oil. Failure is stored in the thymus and responds to peppermint. This year’s cold and flu symptoms seem to be related to clearing unresolved issues and supporting our systems to move forward. Lemon helps you move – on multiple levels.


For some body types, exercise is essential because it activates the immune system. The types where exercise is essential are: Adrenal, Eye, Lymph, Nervous System and Thymus. The optimal time of day to exercise can vary according to body type. The best time for the Adrenal body type to exercise is at the end of the day, as this enables them to release the stress that has accumulated from the day. Running is a good activity for Adrenals because they need to be able to move and cover ground rather than be in one place like on a treadmill or stationary bike. Adrenals inherently have strong ligaments, joints and muscles enabling them to handle the impact of running. Lymphs, on the other hand, do best when they can exercise first thing in the morning, as movement gets them moving and ready to handle the day. Eyes are adaptable, flexible and like variety, so whatever works best for their schedule is best for them.

The greatest benefit exercise has for the majority of body types is the release of emotional stress. These types include Balanced, Gonadal, Hypothalamus, Kidney, Lung, Medulla, Pancreas, Pituitary, Spleen, Stomach and Thalamus. For the Pancreas, it is easier to stay motivated when there is a social component. For Lungs, it helps their emotional state. Read more about exercising for your body type in the August 2017 Newsletter.


When we think of sources for Vitamin C, we think of orange juice. A typical breakfast generally includes orange or some other fruit juice. The reality is not everyone thrives on this breakfast, and as a result many people will opt for a cup of coffee instead. The greatest dietary differences I have found between the 25 body types is the time of day a person can eat fruit. The body types that do NOT do well with fruit for breakfast are Stomach and Thymus. Medulla can have fruit if they have a vegetable or vegetable juice first. The body types that do not do well with fruit for lunch and/or dinner include Balanced, Blood, Gallbladder, Kidney, Gonadal, Heart, Hypothalamus, Intestinal, Lymph, Pineal and Thalamus.

qrc_fan.jpg Types that can eat fruit any time of the day include Adrenal, Eye, Pituitary, Spleen and Thyroid. Brain and Liver may also be able to eat fruit anytime if they are able to handle or process natural sugar. Just knowing the time of day you can eat fruit is not enough. The type of fruit you eat also makes a difference. Tart fruit, such as berries and green apples, are best for Thyroids, while Adrenals do better with sweet fruit, such as bananas and red apples. Refer to your Body Type Profile & Diet or your Quick Reference Card.

While we usually think of fruit when we think of Vitamin C, the highest vegetable source of Vitamin C is the red bell pepper. The Thyroid body type does very well with bell peppers, especially the red.

Vitamin A is abundant in carrots and yellow vegetables such as butternut squash and sweet potatoes. The Eye body type in particular needs plenty of Vitamin A.

Zinc supports the immune system and prostate. Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source for most body types – although for some, like Lymph, it’s a rarely food. Popcorn is another great source for zinc, and unlike other corn, it’s non-GMO. It is a fantastic snack, and easy to make with an air-popper. Just add butter and pink salt.

Eliminate or minimize your intake of foods that put more stress on your body by requiring more energy to process than they deliver. Common foods that fall in this category for most people include, sugar, wheat, dairy, fried foods and junk foods. Overeating will also stress the digestive system.


Winter brings shorter days and longer nights. Winter is a time for hibernation, renewal, and regeneration to prepare for the bursting forth of new life. With the advent of electricity, it is easy to continue our active lifestyles and override natures cycles. Sometimes getting sick is the body’s way of saying we need a rest. Life is all about balance. Paying attention to our bodies and what we have created around us is vital to successfully navigating the flu season.

Discover Your Body Type:

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Are You a Pancreas Body Type?

Would your friends describe you as joyful and bubbly? Are you the life of the party? Does your excitable nature animate you during conversations? Do you tend to gain weight easily unless very active? Does your weight gain stop at your knees and elbows? Then you may be a Pancreas body type.


Celebrities with Pancreas body type include Melissa McCarthy, Al Roker, Roseanne Barr, Rosie ODonnell, Dom DeLuise, John Goodman, and Rachel Ray.

Are you a Pancreas body type? You might be, if:
  • You are generally bubbly and joyful
  • You tend to be the life of the party
  • Your zealous and excitable nature lends animation to your conversations
  • You find yourself using humor or laughter to burst out of uncomfortable or stressful situations
  • You use others as a sound board for your ideas, and speak openly without editing
  • You love socializing, especially around food
  • You tend towards “rut eating” – eating the same foods several days in a row
  • You tend to gain weight easily unless very active
  • Your weight gain stops at your elbows and knees, giving the illusion of small hands and feet

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


Pancreas body types can easily gain (and carry) large amounts of weight, and often have diffulty losing the weight.

Pancreas women have relatively narrow shoulders, and a defined or well-defined waist. They are naturally rounded, with small hands and fine hair. Weight gain begins in the lower abdomen, upper hips and thighs, inner knees, middle back, and waist, as firm rolls, not flabby.

Men with Pancreas body type range from average height to very tall, with a thick, straight torso and relatively narrow shoulders. A natural abdominal paunch covered by a soft layer makes it very difficult to attain visible muscular definition in the torso. Weight gain begins as a soft thickening of the waist, and thickening of the abdomen and chest, as well as under the chin.


Just as the pancreas, by breaking down carbohydrates or sugars, releases energy, Pancreas body types release energy, bringing joy. They love socializing, especially around food, and are usually the life of a party. Food, particularly sugar, produces energy. Likewise, Pancreases, in their exuberance, produce joy. Conscientious and reliable, when their energy is channeled into a particular area, Pancreases can be quite dynamic. They are the ones that continually release the energy that keeps an organization running. With their genuine concern for people and their ability to use laughter to burst out of the most uncomfortable situations, they are known for bringing joy to their environment.

Personality, Relationships & Career

By nature, Pancreas types are highly sociable, caring, considerate, and compassionate. They tend to be able to maintain a certain joyous childlike quality that gives them a positive nature, full of laughter, joy, and lightness. With their delightful attitude, Pancreas types energetically transmit joy to those around them.

Pancreases like being with people, and enjoy bringing delight to their surroundings. Physically expressive, they like to touch, nurture, and help others. With an air of lightness about them, they are good at using humor to alleviate stressful circumstances.

While Pancreas types are socially oriented and genuinely like people, they often experience problems in their relationships due to limitations in their communication skills. Focusing on accomplishing their agenda, they often comes across as being short or abrasive, or even demanding.

Loyal, steadfast, and dependable, Pancreases are good at routine or repetitive duties, successfully completing tasks that others may have abandoned as too tedious or hum-drum. They generally excel in areas where their work is well-defined. When a situation is clear-cut, they can apply new information and reliably complete the job.

The primary nature of Pancreas body types is Emotional / Physical. (Read more about the Points of Connection.)


Exercise for Pancreas body types is helpful, as it speeds up metabolism. Benefit is initially emotional. To maintain or reduce weight, exercising 6 days per week for 1 hour is required. Most effective times are morning or afternoon. Do exercises that are enjoyable, such as brisk walking, low impact aerobics, dancing, callanetics, biking, swimming, or hiking.

For more on exercising specifically for your body type, see the August 2017 Newsletter.

Nutrition, Diet & Weight

Pancreas body types tend towards "rut eating", but do much better with variety and rotation of foods. They do well with a heavy lunch with protein, consuming 60% of the day's food intake by 2:00 PM, and 100% by 7:00 PM. Avoid protein at breakfast; avoid fruit at lunch and dinner.

Pancreas is one of the body types that can thrive on a vegetarian diet. For more about body type and vegetarianism, see the February 2018 Newsletter.

To lose weight, vary foods as much as possible. Reduce salt, sugar and dairy. Get ample emotional support. Exercise for 1 hour 6 days per week. Avoid bread, alcohol, caffeine, artificial sweeteners, and carbonated beverages.

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

Core Emotional Issues

Each of the 25 body types encounters certain core emotional issues or lessons to overcome in life. For Nervous Sytem, these are:
  • Betrayal - released with Forgiveness essential oil, "I have the courage to accept the truth", transmutes to Trust
  • Wrong - released using Release essential oil, "I am true to my source", transmutes to Knowingness
  • Letting Go - released using Sage essential oil, "Let go and let God, or Let go and let live", transmutes to Happiness

To learn more about the Pancreas body type, review past newsletter articles about the Pancreas body type.

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


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Sage Essential Oil

The fear of Letting Go is a core emotional issue for the Gallbladder and Pancreas body types. The other side of Letting Go is Happiness. Sage has traditionally been used for cleansing and clearing of both people and spaces. To release the emotion of the fear of letting go, apply sage to the bladder point and emotional points on the forehead. The way to shift into Happiness is to use the affirmation, “Let go and let God” or “Let go and let live”.

Sage has been considered a sacred herb since ancient times, and has been recognized for its benefits in strengthening the vital centers of the body while balancing the pelvic chakra where negative emotions from denial and abuse are stored. It is mentally stimulating and helps combat mental fatigue and despair. Sage has been used for oral infections, skin conditions, and liver problems. It has been found to help menstrual problems/PMS, and to balance deficiencies of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Dilute 1 part Sage to 1 part vegetable oil, apply 2-4 drops on location and on chakras, diffuse, directly inhale.

The Core emotional issues for the Pancreas body type are Betrayal, the fear of being Wrong, and Letting Go. To add another dimension to the core issues, look at all the emotions associated with where an emotion is stored. For example, the fear of Letting Go is stored in the bladder. The other emotions stored in the bladder are Expectations, associated with the 2nd chakra, see November, 2015 newsletter, and Ungrounded, as found under Body Reference in Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils.

For more about Sage Essential Oil, see all past newsletters that featured it.

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

oils_book_cover.jpg The 2018 Edition of Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils contains 12 new oils and 18 new emotions.

If you have the 2017 Edition, these additions are available as the 2018 Addendum to bring you current. (Addendums for older editions are still availabile as well.)

Demonstration Video of Technique in
Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils


Australian Blue Essential Oil

The emotions associated with Australian Blue are Disgust and Ungrounded, as found under Oils Reference. The other side of Ungrounded is Grounded, and the Way Out is “I am stable.”

Australian Blue is often used to uplift the spirit and inspires while simultaneously grounding and stabilizing. This blend contains Blue Cypress, which is produced from the distillation of the highly prized Callitris intratropica wood in Australia.

It is a powerful, aromatic essence that unites ancient aboriginal wisdom with today’s scientific knowledge about essential oils to uplift and inspire the mind and heart. This exotic essential oil blend has sweet, earthy undertones responsible for its calming and stabilizing effects.

Australian Blue is a blend containing Blue Cypress, Ylang Ylang, Cedarwood, White Fir, and Blue Tansy. The oil is anti-viral and anti-inflammatory. It has been used to relieve pain and repel insects.

Other uses:
  • Diffuse – May be diffused for up to 1 hour daily
  • Add 2-4 drops to bath water
  • Dilute 1:15 with vegetable oil for full body massage
  • Apply 1-2 drops on wrists, neck, temples, on feet at Vita Flex points
  • Directly inhale

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

oils_book_cover.jpg The 2018 Edition of Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils contains 12 new oils and 18 new emotions.

If you have the 2017 Edition, these additions are available as the 2018 Addendum to bring you current. (Addendums for older editions are still availabile as well.)

Demonstration Video of Technique in
Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils