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The 25 Body Type System TM


March 17, 2023
Issue No. 117



Hello Readers,

As a final reminder - my 12-week intensive course for Practitioners and Individuals begins next week. There is still room for you - register here.

I am thrilled to announce I have launched a brand new BodyType.com website. This new website is fully compatible with smartphones, and is much easier to navigate. The body type test can now be purchased as a couple, or as a gift, or with the paperback Profile book in addition to the ebook. I hope that you will check out the new site and let me know what you think.

This month I resume my "Healthful Eating Series" with an in-depth look at fish.

Sage essential oil can help transmute the Fear of Letting Go into Happiness.

Are you known for being the life of the party? Do you approach life with a childlike innocence? Take the quiz below to see if you might be a 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:

What Fish is Good for Me?

Are You a Pancreas Body Type?

Sage Essential Oil

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Healthful Eating Series:

What Fish Is Good For Me?


Nutrition is paramount to good health and vitality, yet in modern times changes to food and water sources have degraded the quality of nutritional support we receive. And with today’s busy lifestyles, it can be daunting to find practical solutions to compensate for the inadequacies of convenient meals. In this series I examine some of the most important and common food and water deficiencies, and provide practical ways to supplement your nutrition.


Water: How to Achieve Proper Hydration
How to Choose Safe and Healthful Meats
Tips for Making Healthy Smoothies

Fish is one of the most nutritious foods available. Humanity’s interference with natural seafood – farm raising and processing – degrade this nutritional status somewhat. This article will help you make informed decisions about purchasing seafood.

What’s So Great About Fish?

Fish is accurately touted as an excellent source of minerals and nutrients that we usually don’t get elsewhere. It supplies high quality protein, iodine, potassium and various minerals and vitamins. It lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, supports improved vision, and even improves sleep – among many other health benefits.

Fatty species – salmon, trout, sardines, tuna, and mackerel – supply omega-3 fatty acids which are crucial for optimum body and brain function and are strongly linked to reduced risk of many diseases. They also supply Vitamin D, a fat-soluble nutrient.

Notably, of the 25 body types, only 6 have any fish at all listed in the “rarely” food lists – meaning once a month or less. These are Balanced body type (sea bass), Blood (anchovy, mussels and shrimp), Adrenal (crab, scallops and shrimp), Intestinal (tuna), Liver (abalone), and Thalamus (oysters). All other seafoods are supportive or ultra-supportive for all 25 body types, meaning they can be consumed multiple times per week.

Farm-Raised vs. Wild Caught

Well over half of the fish consumed in the USA is farm raised rather than wild caught. At your local supermarket, usually 75% of the fish is farmed. It’s common perception that “wild caught” fish is more desirable than “farm-raised” – but why?

Aquaculture is the industry name for fish raised commercially in controlled, confined areas – “farms”. Aquaculture farms exists for several reasons:
  • demand for fish is year-round, but fish migrations and harvests can be seasonal depending upon the species
  • overfishing in the wild is carefully monitored to ensure enough population remains for healthy future harvests, resulting in strict limits
  • inclement seasonal weather can limit fishing activities in many areas
  • farms can be established much closer to markets that are a distance from natural fishing waters, reducing transportation from the source to market
  • farming can be more economical and consistent than fishing

With a growing human population and increasing regulation to protect from overfishing, fish farms make sense on paper. The trade-off is in the nutritional quality when compared with fish caught in the wild:
  • Feeding – farm raised fish eat a manufactured “feed”, which includes ingredients they would not consume in their natural habitat, such as animal scraps and soybean, a GMO; they don’t receive the same nutrients as fish living in the wild; as a result farmed fish contain less nutrients and more sodium than wild caught fish
  • Antibiotics – fish living in close quarters are often treated en masse with antibiotics to prevent infections; these make it into our bodies, affecting our microbiome
  • Pesticides – sea lice are a common problem in fish farms, so the water is typically treated with pesticides, which are ingested by the fish
  • Fewer Omega-3s – farm raised fish tend to be higher in overall fat, since they get less exercise, but with a higher ratio of harmful Omega-6s rather than the healthy Omega-3 fats: farmed fish have a 2:1 ratio of omega -3 to -6, wild caught have a 10:1 ratio

Wild caught fish is the clear winner for nutrition and toxins. On farm-raised fish, look for labels such as “Certified Organic” and “All-Natural” to avoid chemicals.

How Much of a Problem is Mercury?

Fish contamination by Mercury is not a new topic. Mercury in our waters comes from both natural as well as man-made sources. It’s a naturally-occurring element produced by volcanic activity, and the erosion of rocks containing mercury ore. Human activities such as mining, coal combustion, and industrial processes and disposal also produce mercury. In aquatic environments, natural bacterial processes convert inorganic mercury into the more toxic methylmercury, which enters foods chains and accumulates in fish.

Methylmercury is not easily secreted once ingested, so it accumulates. The amount of methylmercury in fish is a direct result of how long the fish lives and how carnivorous it is. Larger fish that live longer and eat smaller fish have higher concentrations.

Shrimp is the most-consumed fish in the USA, followed by tuna, then salmon. The chart below (source: FDA) shows the typical concentration of methylmercury in various popular fish in ppm (parts-per-million):


Mercury (ppm)

Scallop 0.003
Shrimp 0.009
Oyster 0.012
Tilapia 0.013
Crab 0.065
Lobster 0.107
Cod 0.111
Tuna (canned) 0.126
Mahi Mahi 0.178
Halibut 0.241
Tuna (albacore) 0.350
Chilean Seabass 0.354
Marlin 0.485
Swordfish 0.995

To mitigate your mercury intake, choose fish with lower concentrations.

Processing and Additives

Fish processing sometimes introduces additives you’ll want to avoid. Premade fish products, such as fish sticks or even canned tuna, may contain high levels of added sodium, erythorbic acid, sodium erythorbate, sorbic acid or other preservatives.

Sodium tripolyphosphate (STPP) is sometimes added to help fish protein retain water – to make fish seem fresher and glossier and more appealing. It’s commonly used on shrimp, scallops, and flaky fish like flounder. It may be a neurotoxin and isn’t required to be listed on the label. Ask whether the fish you’re purchasing is “dry” – because “wet” means it’s been soaked in phosphates.

Wild caught salmon is pink, while farm raised salmon can be an unappealing beige. Salmon farmers routinely add chemical dyes to the feed. The FDA considers these dyes safe in certain quantities, but requires their presence to be indicated on the food labelling. Some researchers have linked these dyes to eye defects and retinal damage, while others have linked them to hyperactivity in children. Check the labelling to see if the fish contains color additives.

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Are You a Pancreas Body Type?

Pancreas Body Types are bubbly and bring joy to those around them

Pancreas body type women are short to average in height with small to average bone structure. Hair frequently thin or fine. Predominantly rounded appearance. Small hands and often small feet. Little to no weight gain from knees to feet, and elbows to hands. Initial weight gain is lower body and is firm, not flabby. Additional gain all over.
Pancreas body type men are average to very tall in height with medium to large bone structure. Shoulders even with, to moderately broader than, hips. Short, thick neck. Thick, straight torso. Abdominal musculature is solid with a soft layer that makes muscular definition difficult.
Pictures of Women's Body Types Pictures of Men's Body Types

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

You might be
A Pancreas Body Type if you check at least 12 boxes ...
blue_checkbox.png Bringing joy to those around me is a priority
blue_checkbox.png I tend to be the life of the party
blue_checkbox.png I am altruistic and a giver with genuine concern for the welfare of others
blue_checkbox.png I am usually bubbly and joyful
blue_checkbox.png My zealous and excitable nature lends animation to my conversations
blue_checkbox.png I find myself using humor or laughter to burst out of uncomfortable or stressful situations
blue_checkbox.png I use others as a sound board for my ideas, and speak openly without editing
blue_checkbox.png I love socializing, especially around food
blue_checkbox.png I tend towards “rut eating” – eating the same foods several days in a row
blue_checkbox.png I tend to gain weight easily unless very active
blue_checkbox.png My weight gain stops at your elbows and knees, giving the illusion of small hands and feet
blue_checkbox.png I have a joyful, childlike quality that gives me a positive nature
blue_checkbox.png My attitude energetically transmits joy to those around me
blue_checkbox.png I tend to have a childlike trust in others, rather than discernment
blue_checkbox.png I try to avoid scarcity by stocking up, especially with food

Pancreas body types can lose weight by avoiding bread, alcohol, caffeine, sodas, salt, sugar and dairy; rotating foods; exercising 1 hour 6 days per week; and not eating after 7:00 PM.

The Core Emotional Issues for the Pancreas body type are Fear of Betrayal, Fear of Being Wrong, and Letting Go.

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

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Discover your body type to learn what to eat and when, how to manage your weight without unhealthy dieting, how to increase your energy and stamina, and how to end food cravings forever. You’ll also learn the best type and time for exercise, and receive a detailed personality profile.

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To learn more about the Pancreas body type, see previous newsletter articles about the Pancreas body type.

Sage Essential Oil
Transmutes Fear of Intimacy

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.

Known as “herba sacra,” or “sacred herb,” by the ancient Romans, sage (Salvia officinalis) derives its botanical name from the Latin word for salvation. Traditionally used in clearing rituals, Sage essential oil has a bold, herbaceous aroma that can be used aromatically for this same purpose. A few drops of Sage adds a savory herbal flavor to poultry, soups and sauces.

Would you like to experience more happiness in life? Happiness is experienced through letting go of something that’s keeping us from feeling happy. 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”.

Oils Lookup now includes a brand new feature, which I call a “reverse lookup”. Normally you identify an emotional pattern you want to release, in order to attain the higher dimensional aspect of that emotion. Now you can choose the emotion you WANT to experience more of – and Oils Lookup will show you the emotional patterns to clear that will transmute into that more desirable emotion.

Sage also transmutes Drama into Practical, with the affirmation “I am reasonable”. This is a brand new emotion added since the most recent paperback edition of “Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils” was published in 2020. This clearing pattern appears in Oils Lookup as well as the 2022 Addendum. These are 2 places where you can keep up-to-date with new oils and emotions in between releases of the “blue book”.

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