Carolyn Mein, D.C.
The 25 Body Type SystemTM
March 18, 2016
Issue No. 33
Water is an essential daily ingredient for a healthy body and life. This month we take an in-depth look at water choices.
We also take a look at the Heart body type - the passions and motivations. Being not good enough is a core emotional issue for Heart body types. This can be released using Humility essential oil, which we also discuss.
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:
|The Heart Body Type|
Has anyone ever told you that you are huggable, like a Teddy bear? If you are a woman, are you heart shaped – like 3 hearts sitting on top of each other from your face to your hips? Do you bring your own rhythm or music to your environment? Do you tend to manifest whatever you focus on? If this describes you, you could be a Heart body type.
Core Emotional Issues
The core underlying emotional issue for the Heart body type is LONELINESS. Since the other side is CONNECTEDNESS, and Hearts are typically by their very nature soft, gentle, giving and approachable, and they easily connect with other people. Being highly emotional and connected to their feelings, as well as the feelings and emotions of others, they often find themselves seeking the approval and acceptance of others. This can lead to being very accommodating, and going out of their way to avoid hurting anyone’s feelings. Striving to maintain peace and harmony at any price can lead to frustration and compromising one’s self. Their Life Lesson is “to validate self from within.” Meaning knowing and acknowledging your own value within yourself; giving yourself the approval you need and desire, rather than looking for it from an outside source.
What gives the Heart body type the greatest sense of fulfillment, makes them feel most complete, and what they are most PASSIONATE about creating is PEACE. It is the Peace that gives them a feeling of safety, comfort and connectedness. They are passionate about creating Peace in their personal relationships, business relationships and the world as a whole. Their ultimate goal is “Peace on Earth and goodwill toward men.”
DISHARMONY exposes and creates the Motivation to express Peace. It provides the contrast to expose the work that needs to be done. Knowing the importance of being through and completely covering all the bases, Hearts tend to be worriers and be concerned that they are “not good enough.” The other side of WORRY is ABUNDANCE and the way to get there is “I go to the depths” which means covering all your bases, addressing everything that needs to be handled and then focus on the positive, rather than a naïve, vulnerable, simplistic approach.
Read a Typical Heart Conversation ...
... to better understand how Heart body types Communicate
|Water and Hydration|
Water is the primary ingredient of the human body. It plays many key roles – including delivery of nutrition throughout the body. The recent tap water problem in Flint Michigan has brought up many questions. Is your tap water safe? Is it supportive of your body’s needs? Is bottled water better? Should you treat your drinking water?
Why is Water Important?
Proper hydration is essential to overall health and well-being.
Water is especially crucial to metabolism. It helps us digest food, it delivers minerals and nutrients to our cells, it removes toxins from our vital organs, and it moves lymph and waste. It also determines the viscosity of blood, helps to regulate body temperature, and provides a moist environment for sensitive ear, nose and throat tissues.
What is Dehydration?
Dehydration is the lack of sufficient water content in the body. It can disrupt metabolism, as water is the primary delivery mechanism of minerals and nutrients to the cells. Symptoms include fatigue and dizziness. Severe dehydration will result in sickness or death. A healthy person will begin experiencing early symptoms such as dizziness or fatigue with a loss of only 5% of total body water.
Dehydration can occur any time that the body is losing more water than it’s absorbing. This may occur from elevated levels of sweating or urination, or from vomiting or diarrhea, or from excessive blood loss. Even breathing in low humidity air can result in increased loss of body water leading to dehydration. Any of these conditions warrant an increase in water consumption to offset the increased loss of body water.
Dehydration can also occur from a drop in electrolytes. Popular sports beverages include electrolytes to replace those lost during exercise. Electrolytes are calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium – minerals which are depleted by sweating. Electrolytes can also be replaced along with hydration by drinking water with pink salt, lemon juice, or Re-Vita.
How much water should I drink?
A popular guideline suggests a daily water intake of eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day, a total of 64 ounces (1/2 gallon). Another suggests a daily intake (in ounces) of half our weight in pounds: for a 120-pound person this would be 60 ounces, but for a 180-pound person it jumps to 90 ounces.
The true answer is that we need to replenish what we use to keep our body water ratio at a constant. For more active people, or people living in warmer or drier climates, water replenishment needs are greater. Those pregnant or nursing, or those with illness, also need more water replenishment. During exercise, or extended exposure to heat or aridity, we also need increased water intake. Thirst is usually the first symptom of dehydration, our body’s message that our water volume is dropping.
These quota guidelines are for drinking water, in addition to water in foods or beverages that are consumed. Some fruits and vegetables are up to 90% water; and juice, soda, tea, coffee, and other beverages are also mostly water. However, water in food or beverages is processed as food, not water by the body. Consuming them does not contribute to the quota guidelines, and they are not a replacement for water. Drinking water is always the best way to hydrate. A good rule of thumb is to drink more water than other beverages by volume on a daily basis.
Beverages that contain caffeine or alcohol are actually dehydrating. The sugar content of soda and other sweetened drinks deplete minerals in the body, and actually require a higher water intake in order to flush out the chemicals and additives, and tasking the liver with additional work to process them.
Is Bottled Water better than Tap Water?
The source of the water you drink is as important as the additives. Municipal and bottled water come from a variety of sources. Spring water is forced naturally to the surface from an underground aquifer, and usually contains beneficial minerals. Artesian water comes from a confined aquifer, which is tapped into from above the aquifer water level, and in addition to containing minerals is more protected from contaminants.
Municipal water may be combined from different sources. These may include groundwater and water from rivers or streams that has been filtered and treated. This water can be easily contaminated and harder to purify. Collected rain water can contain contaminants collected from the air (such as smog and other pollutants). It may also contain well water, which can be contaminated as well.
Bottled or purified water covers a gamut of sources and treatments. Some brands are simply municipal water which has been filtered and treated. Some have been purified through distillation, reverse osmosis, or deionization, to extract the water without any contaminants.
Alkaline water acidifies the system. While this is beneficial if dehydrated, too much alkaline introduced to a well balanced system can throw it out of balance. A pH balance point of 6.8-7.0 is ideal for long term consumption, while a higher level can neutralize an already acidic system.
Is Tap Water Safe to Drink Daily?
There isn’t a simple answer to this question. The quality of tap water varies considerably from city to city depending upon many factors. These factors include the quality of the delivery system pipes, the additives, and the source of the water. When Flint Michigan changed the source of their municipal water, the slight acidity increase was enough to leech lead from the pipes into the drinking water.
Tap water is usually collected rain water, treated river or stream water, or wells, In rural areas, crop pesticides and other chemicals can leach into groundwater sources. And in more urban or industrial areas, run-off from factories may also be introducing chemicals into some water sources. Municipal water companies regularly sample the water for quality and contaminants, and these results are publicly available. It’s worthwhile to know the source of the tap water you drink, and what’s been added to it.
The treatment of tap water before it reaches you typically includes the addition of chlorine to neutralize bacterial toxins. It may also include the addition of fluorine for dental health.
Bathing and showering also use tap water. The skin is the largest organ of the body and it absorbs into the body whatever it comes into contact with. The chlorine in tap water can be absorbed into the body during a shower, and can cause a dehydrating effect in the body, in addition to drying out the skin itself.
Filters and purification systems can generally remove contaminants and additives such as chlorine. Others, such as fluorine, are harder to remove, due to the smaller molecule size. Water softeners add salt to the system, which is generally not beneficial.
What Water Source is Best for Me?
When at home, there are measures you can take to improve the quality of your drinking water. It starts with educating yourself on the quality of the tap water and/or bottled water you drink, and deciding what needs to be improved.
Filters can remove additives. There are whole-house filtration systems, faucet filters, and filters fitted into pitchers. Some refrigerators with water dispensers also have filters.
A few drops of fresh lemon juice can neutralize chlorine and add electrolytes and vitamin C. This is a convenient and portable solution when travelling or drinking water from sources of unknown quality, such as hotels or restaurants.
Other helpful water additives include lime juice, minerals (such as Matrix Energizer drops), mint leaves, cucumber, pink salt (for electrolytes), and Peppermint essential oil. Peppermint oil is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral. Hydra Booster water can be added to municipal or other water of unknown sources, as it removes the cellular memory of chemicals or medications in the water, and erases its imprint.
Polarizers can reduce the negative effects of chemicals and additives, while improving the taste, without being added to the water, meaning they don't need to be replaced.
|Humility Essential Oil|
The emotions associated with the essential oil blend Humility are the fear of being less than, Not good enough, and Tired. These include core emotional issues for the Heart and Intestinal body types.
The other side of Not Good Enough is Acceptance. Acceptance requires realistic expectations. The affirmation is “I express my best.” Do what you know in your heart is the best you can do and let the experience unfold, learning and transforming from it. Loneliness is stored in the heart, Not Good Enough is stored in the pericardium, which is the sac around the heart. Feeling not good enough will lead to loneliness.
Humility essential oil was blended to promote forgiveness, humbleness and humility. It will help you arrive at a place of peace, forgiveness and deeper spiritual awareness. If you feel stuck in a situation or relationship, Humility may help you transform, change, or make a dent, as you get clarity, stronger and grounded.
Humility Essential Oil is a blend including Bergamot, Coriander, Frankincense, Geranium, Melissa, Myrrh, Neroii, Rose, Spikenard, Ylang Ylang, fractionated coconut/palm oil.
For more information on the use of Essential Oils to release emotions, refer to Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils.
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