logo_dancer_c35.png Carolyn Mein, D.C.
The 25 Body Type System TM


January 17, 2020
Issue No. 79



Dear Readers,

Are you struggling to stay on track with New Years Resolutions? The key to your success in achieving these, or any, goals that you set for yourself may lie in a deeper understanding of what motivates you.

Motivation Essential Oil can also be useful, as it transmutes Inertia to Motivation.

Brain body types are known for gathering information in detail, as they like to have all possible knowledge on a subject before making a decision.

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:

How to Succeed with your New Years Resolutions

The Brain Body Type

Motivation Essential Oil for Transmuting Inertia to Motivation

How to Succeed with your New Years Resolutions

This time of year, many of us are dutifully attempting to achieve New Year’s Resolutions – goals we have set to make some form of change in our lives. Whatever those resolutions may be, some will succeed and others will only partially succeed at attaining these goals.

How can you improve your own chances of succeeding at these, or any, goals? The answer is based on motivation. Understanding what motivates us can help to establish how to achieve our goals. Different people are motivated very differently. Fortunately, there are insightful clues in the Personality Profile for each of the 25 Body Types about how we are motivated to succeed.

What does body type have to do with motivation? Quite a bit. In fact, there is a section in the Profile & Diet booklet for each body type labelled “Motivation”. If you already know your body type, look at your motivating factors below and take them into consideration, both when setting and pursuing your goals.

For example, the Adrenal body type is motivated by excitement, competition, visible success and external validation. An Adrenal will more likely succeed at a goal when it results in a visible achievement that others will notice and comment positively about – particularly when they are competing against others, and when there is some element of thrill (“adrenal rush”) associated with it.

If you don’t already know your body type, and one of the statements below sounds “like you”, that may be a clue about your body type:

Adrenal External validation; competitive; excitement; visible success. The fear of rejection can keep you on track to succeed.
Balanced Take ordered, structured approach; rely only on self to achieve, but OK to be in the limelight. Make your goal an adventure.
Blood Respect (for self, for others, and from others); flourish in harmonious and ordered environment.
Brain Determine the most efficient way to achieve the goal. Have a clear direction.
Eye Do it your way, or find a new way to achieve the goal. Make it an experience. It is most rewarding when it makes a difference.
Gallbladder Fulfilled when being useful, being of service to others in a practical and meaningful way.
Gonadal Harmonious interactions with people, beauty, want to see physical results of their efforts; family/friends support system; validation from others is important. Be playful in your goals.
Heart Creativity; keep mind out of loops with physical movement; avoid worry and disharmony. Create peace with your goals.
Hypothalamus Curiosity; self-integration, immersion, and following their own inner guidance instead of following conventional patterns. Challenge yourself with your goals and keep yourself physically safe.
Intestinal Working with others, group associations, shared goals. Break through your perceived restrictions by expanding your experience and awareness.
Kidney Motivated by new concepts and variety; quickly bored with routines which leads to distress and procrastination. Be flexible, give yourself choices and options.
Liver Motivated by being needed; teaching others what they have learned; like seeing physical results of their efforts; like physical activities that are constructive. Being or receiving support.
Lung Value the nurturing of relationships more than personal achievements; motivated by self-expression.
Lymph Feel alive with creative challenges; variety and frequent change prevents boredom and disinterest; need both mental and physical stimulation; stimulated by pressure and responsibility; keep up the excitement.
Medulla Succeed when integrating mental capacity with physical energy; easily accomplish goals when self-confident enough to let go of need to be in control. Thrive on being appreciated.
Nervous System Motivated by the adventure of learning through experiencing others; listening to them; movement is important.
Pancreas Motivated by bringing joy to others; enjoy teaching others; best with well-defined goals and methods; groups provide security.
Pineal Set own goals and methods, don’t attempt to work within conventional or hierarchical structures as self-realization comes through freedom of expression.
Pituitary Stimulated by learning; self-motivated by curiosity & creativity. Be happy.
Skin Creativity and excitement – de-motivated by routine or mundane; recharged through connection to nature and animals; best in mutual goals with others especially when there is discovery.
Spleen Will procrastinate if they doubt they will succeed; love being the “achiever”; low self-motivation, so group or structured situations provide a sense of security; easily lose momentum, so short achievable goals are better.
Stomach Motivated by challenge; the more difficult, the more they are motivated; enjoy the public recognition of their accomplishments; self-worth is based on responses of others.
Thalamus Be effective in meeting your goals; develop your sense of being worthwhile. Music to energize & release stress.
Thymus Succeeding at a personal challenge; be in charge. Motivated by physical pain.
Thyroid Self-realization, personal growth; worthwhile, idealistic, contribution to the world.

Discovering your body type also gives you in-depth, specific nutritional and weight management information, as well as optimal exercise and even core emotional issues.

To discover your body type, and receive the ebook including your personality profile, take the women’s body type test or men’s body type test.

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Are You a Brain Body Type?

Is "being right" a high priority for you? Do you like being in control (because if you're not, things fall apart)? Do you collect all available information before making a decision?

Then you may be a
Brain body type.


Celebrities with Brain body type include Meryl Streep, Edward Norton, Jerry Seinfeld, Andre Agassi, Uma Thurman, Sting, Jeff Bezos, Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Kevin O'Leary, and Charlize Theron.



More Pictures of Women's Body Types More Pictures of Men's Body Types

Are you a Brain body type? You might be, if:
  • Being “right” is a high priority for you
  • You are mentally oriented and inclined to precision
  • You collect all available information before making a decision
  • You like being in control because if you’re not, things fall apart
  • You experience “brain fog” and struggle with decisions if tired or depressed
  • Tofu is an excellent protein source for you

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


Men with the Brain body type may be short or tall, with moderately broad shoulders and a dominant, high forehead. They have a magnetic face and deep, piercing or compelling eyes. They have a proportionate torso with solid musculature, and easily attain muscular definition.

Brain body type women have a dominant forehead and face, with piercing or commanding eyes, and slender legs. Weight gain begins in the breasts, upper hips, waist, lower abdomen and upper thighs.


Just as the brain is the information storage center of the body, Brain body types collect and store data. Brain types are noted for intensely gathering information in detail, as they like to have all possible knowledge on a subject before making a decision. Brain types know the value of doing everything right. This desire to do everything right leads them to be very precise in their speech and actions.

Personality, Relationships & Career

Brain body types are very conscientious and inclined towards precision and accuracy. They are typically independent and self-directed, and tend to think more creatively and less conventionally than others. They are driven by a need to be correct, and will often evaluate the results of their decisions in order to learn from them. They are overly concerned with making mistakes or appearing stupid. When fatigued, Brain types have a difficult time making the simplest decisions. Pampering and nurturing the self helps Brain body types connect their feelings and intellect.

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


Exercise is optional for Brain types, as the primary benefit is physical – redistributing energy from the head to the body. Walking, aerobics, tennis, biking, or moderate weight training are all good choices. Exercise for Brain types should be fun or nurturing – such as a meditative walk. Brain types have a naturally solid musculature, and can easily attain muscular definition with minimal exercise.

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

Nutrition, Diet & Weight Management

Brain body types benefit from avoiding protein before 11:00 AM, and making lunch the largest meal of the day. Organic tofu is an excellent protein source for them. Brain is one of the body types that can have fruit any time of the day (when their system is not stressed), and daily fruits and vegetables are beneficial for them. Smaller meals with snacks in between are support for Brain types. Brain types are especially sensitive to chemicals, so organic foods are essential, especially chicken and turkey.

For weight loss, limit dense proteins and breads. Eat breakfast at 10:00, lunch at 2:00, and dinner at 6:00-7:00. Have no protein before 11:00, and exercise 40 minutes daily. For Brain body types weight gain/loss is largely mental, so a mindset of being thin is helpful.

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

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Core Emotional Issues

Each of the 25 body types encounters certain core emotional issues or lessons to overcome in life. For Brain, these are:
  • Abandonment - released with Lavender Essential Oil, "I embrace all of life's experiences", transmutes to At-One-Ment
  • Addiction - released using Peace & Calming Essential Oil, "I am wanted and loveable", transmutes to Freedom
  • Abuse - released using SARA Essential Oil, "I deserve to be loved", transmutes to Nurtured
  • Control - released using Peace & Calming Essential Oil, "I am content & blessed", transmutes to Balance
  • Inferiority - released using 3 Wise Men Essential Oil, "I express my value", transmutes to Conscientious
  • Failure - released using Peppermint Essential Oil, "I accept growth", transmutes to Unfoldment
  • Wrong - released using Release Essential Oil, "I am true to my source", transmutes to Knowingness

To learn more about the Brain body type, review past newsletter articles about the Brain 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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Motivation Essential Oil
for Achieving New Years Resolutions

Achieve your New Years resolutions with Motivation. Motivation was formulated to promote feelings of action and accomplishment when diffused, providing positive energy to help overcome feelings of fear and procrastination.

All too often, we start out with a bang armed with our good intentions, only to get stuck in Inertia. It takes Courage to break out of Inertia, and Motivation to take you there. The way to shift Inertia to Courage is “I am propelled forward.” The area of the body where Courage is stored is a point called Courage, which is located 3” superior & 1” lateral to the umbilicus or navel.

Motivation is a blend of Roman Chamomile, Spruce, Ylang Ylang, and Lavender essential oils. It can be diffused, directly inhaled, added to bath water (2-4 drops), or applied directly on feet (big toe), chest, nape of the neck, behind ears, wrists, or around navel. Another way to diffuse is to put 4-8 drops on a cotton ball and locate on vents.

With the recently launched Oils Lookup, I am able to include the latest emotions and oils as they come up, rather than having you wait until the next edition of Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils.

oils_book_cover.jpg To learn more about the use of Essential Oils to release emotions, refer to Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils.

If you have an edition older than 2019, Addendums for these editions are available to bring you current.

Demonstration Video of Technique in
Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils