Carolyn Mein, D.C.
The 25 Body Type System TM
July 24, 2020
Issue No. 85
Fruit, fruit juice, and fruit smoothies are typically considered healthy choices. However, they contain concentrated sugars. This month I offer a healthy approach to fruit.
Excite Essential Oil can be used to transmute feeling spent or burned out into Vitality, which is especially relevant for current times that have many feeling run down.
Intestinal body types are very emotional, capable people - find out what makes them unique.
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:
|Fruit - Is It REALLY Good For You?|
Fruit is nature’s snack – juicy and delicious. We tend to think of fruit as being a healthful food choice – because it’s an unprocessed, whole, natural food. We eat fruit as a snack or with meals, make fruit smoothies, and give fruit juice to infants and children.
However, fruit contains concentrated sugars – and while they are natural sugars, they can still raise blood sugar levels. Also, sugar at night without brushing afterwards, can affect the teeth. So how do you best include fruit in a healthy way, and what are some healthful substitutes for fruit and fruit juice?
Healthful Alternatives to Fruit Juice
Fruit juice, sometimes diluted with water, is a very common bottle-feeding choice of parents. The reality is that it’s not the best option for infants, toddlers and small children. Healthier options include vegetable juices. For prepared vegetable juice, check the ingredients – avoid concentrated or added sugars.
Re-Vita LiquaHealth provides minerals and amino acids. Mix Very Berry flavor with cranberry concentrate (without added sugar) to a tall glass of water, or use Lemon-Lime to make lemonade by adding the juice of a lemon or lime to a quart of water. I have found Re-Vita to be supportive for all 25 body types.
Coconut water is excellent – and fresh is better than packaged which includes preservatives. Almond milk is good for most – except for Pineal and Thalamus body types. Pecan milk and hazelnut milk are good choices as well. Cashews (which are a seed, not a nut) are also excellent for most body types. To make your own nut milk, blend nuts or nut butter with water in a blender. Some nuts need to be strained, to make a smooth nut milk.
Smoothies: Healthful Substitutions
Smoothies are a popular meal replacement – even served at some gyms. They most often are a base of fruit and/or vegetables, with added protein in powder form. Check the combination to make sure it is right for you, as well as the time of day you are drinking it.
Blended vegetables, or vegetable juice without added sugars, is a good alternative to fruit, and works for all 25 body types. The Profile & Diet Booklet, and Quick Reference Cards, list the vegetables that are most supportive for each body type – choose from the Ultra Supportive and Supportive food lists. Green drinks and vegetable (“green”) powders are also a good substitute – such as Total Body Greens. Carrot juice can be added for sweetness.
If you’re into smoothies, another consideration is what form of protein to add. Whey is a popular choice – but it’s dairy, so if you don’t do well with dairy, consider alternatives. Another common protein source is soy. While soy is widely used in many foods, only one body type (Brain) metabolizes soy well. For some types, like Thyroid and Pineal, soy is stressful and falls in the Rarely food category. Most soy these days is GMO, so watch for that as well. Other alternatives include pea protein, egg, and hemp.
The best protein powder I have found that can stand alone - being mixed only with water - is PurePaleo bone broth protein powder by Designs for Health. It is substantial enough to be used as a meal replacement or snack. It is sweetened with stevia and made from HydroBEEF from animals raised in Sweden without hormones and free of any GMO grains, grasses, hay, and/or ensilage. The process allows the protein to be hydrolyzed into a higher concentration of functional peptides. PurePaleo can also be mixed with a nut, hemp or rice milk. Powdered greens, mixed green juice, raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries may also be added.
When to Eat Fruit
The biggest difference I discovered between body types as I did my research for The 25 Body Type System is the time of day each type can have fruit. I found it interesting that all healthy body types are able to do well with fruit at night as an evening or bedtime snack – but during the day, the best time of day to consume fruit varies by body type:
Including Fruit in a Healthful Way
Begin with knowing which fruits are supportive of you, based on your body type – these are listed in the Profile & Diet booklet for your body type (or the Quick Reference Cards). Even if you don’t know your body type, you probably have a good idea of which fruits best support you, simply by being aware of how you feel after eating them.
Next, become aware of the best times of day for you to eat fruit based on your body type (see chart above). Again – if you don’t already know your body type, you may have figured out the best times simply by listening to your body.
For the times when fruit is not supportive for you, consider some of the alternatives suggested above.
Discover Your Body Type
If you don’t already know your body type, take my quick and easy online body type test – and immediately receive the Profile & Diet ebook for your body type, including over 60 pages of nutritional information, menu suggestions, exercise, and personality profile.
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I found that many people have been carrying around their copy of Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils and thumbing through the reference charts when they experienced an emotion they wanted to clear. I launched Oils Lookup to provide a more convenient way to access these charts. I keep it updated as I discover new oils and emotions.
|Are You an Intestinal Body Type?|
Intestinal Body Types have an open approach to life, as constant new experiences are vital to their continued growth and expansion
Celebrities with Intestinal body type include Martha Stewart, Bill Gates, Tom Hanks, Cybill Shepherd, Matthew Perry, Suzanne Somers, Angela Merkel, Winston Churchill, Amy Schumer, Jonah Hill, and Seth Rogan
Are you an Intestinal body type? You might be, if:
If this describes you, you could be an Intestinal body type.
Women with the Intestinal body type may vary in height, with shoulders more narrow than, or even with, hips. They have a solid body with a layer of softness covering muscle. Muscle weakness under chin often produces a double chin. Weight gain is often related to lack of expansion in other areas of life. Weight gain begins in abdomen, waist, upper hips, inner knees, upper thighs and breasts, with thigh weight gain disproportionately less than in abdomen. Capable of carrying large amounts of weight.
Men with the Intestinal body type are usually average-to-tall in height, with shoulders even with, or moderately broader than, hips. They have a thick, straight torso, with a soft, spongy fat layer beneath the skin which mostly obscures muscular definition regardless of exercise. Muscular weakness under the chin frequently produces a double chin.
Personality, Relationships & Career
Intestinal body types are sensitive and extremely emotional. They are usually gentle, loving and compassionate. Relationships are of the utmost importance to them. They will internalize, but have a strong need to clear the air, usually gently bringing up the topic later - once they've had time to think about it.
They have high standards and self-expectations, and a strong desire to do things right. They can be objective, analytical and methodical, and usually achieve whatever they set out to accomplish. They are imaginative free-thinkers, seldom limited to tradition or conventional thinking.
Intestinals are inspired by interactions with others, and function best when connecting with others. They need variety and change to gain life experiences, although change can be difficult because consistency provides a sense of security. They are intellectually curious, and mental stimulation satisfies their need to expand.
The primary nature of Intestinal body types is Emotional / Spiritual. (Read more about the Points of Connection.)
Exercise for Intestinal types relieves emotional stress and aids digestion. The best time of day is 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, as Intestinals may become exhausted with morning or evening exercise. Exercise is recommended 5 days per week, but should be moderate with no heavy lifting. Higher impact exercises are not recommended on a daily basis.
For more on exercising specifically for your body type, see the August 2017 Newsletter.
Nutrition, Diet & Weight Management
Intestinal types do best with lunch as the largest meal. Eat cooked vegetables at lunch, and raw vegetables at dinner. Emphasize food combinations such as casseroles. Rotate foods. Avoid breads containing yeast. Insufficient protein results in hunger and sugar cravings.
To lose weight, limit carbohydrates, emphasize protein and vegetables. Eliminate bread, yeast, alcohol, mayonnaise and coffee. Limit fruit (including fruit juice) and nuts. For snacks, choose protein to maintain blood sugar levels.
Intestinal 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.
Complete nutritional information including food lists for the Intestinal body type can be found on the Intestinal Quick Reference Card, also available in ebook format.
Core Emotional Issues
Each of the 25 body types encounters certain core emotional issues or lessons to overcome in life. For Intestinal body type, these are:
To learn more about the Intestinal body type, review past newsletter articles about the Intestinal body type.
Excite Essential Oil
For Transmuting Spent/Burned Out into Vitality
What do you do when you feel Burned Out or Spent? When you have lost the emotional energy to continue, or even go on? Fortunately, there is an oil for that, Excite. Excite restores your Vitality, and your affirmation, or the way you get there is, “I am excited.” Vitality is stored in the Heart which is located on either side of the lower jaw below the corners of the mouth.
Excite is an essential oil blend that combines the uplifting aromas of Jade Lemon and Tangerine with the sharp scents of Black Pepper and Northern Lights Black Spruce. The essential oils of Spearmint, Hinoki, and Nutmeg add brightness and warmth for a blend that speaks of sunny, summer days and inspires a sense of energy and excitement.
The blend is balanced out with Cassia, Mastrante, Ocotea and Canadian fleabane.
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To learn more about the use of Essential Oils to release emotions, refer to Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils.
Or, for quick access to clear a specific emotion from your computer, tablet or smart phone, try the recently launched Oils Lookup.
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