Carolyn Mein, D.C.
The 25 Body Type SystemTM

May 16, 2014
Issue No. 11



In recent newsletters we have discussed relationships – how to attract them, and how to improve them.

Relationships can be improved through a deeper understanding of the differences between people. Many of the differences in the way we react, think and are motivated, are innate.

Knowing the body types of others – friends, family, and co-workers – allows you to read their personality profile. This can enable you to interact with them more productively. That is the focus of this month’s newsletter.

I hope and trust that all topics I present this month help you to enjoy a healthier, happier life.

Health and Happiness,
Dr. Carolyn Mein
In This Issue:

Improving Relationships with Body Typing

Essential Oil of the Month: 3 Wise Men

You might be a Kidney Body Type if …

BOOK SALE - Different Bodies, Different Diets

Improving Relationships with Body Typing

Most readers already know their body type based on The 25 Body Type System. The Body Type Profile and Diet Booklets include an in-depth personality profile for each body type. This profile describes how you operate – what motivates you, how you conduct projects and tasks, and how you react to situations.

Do you have people in your life that are sometimes difficult for you to communicate or interact with? Knowing their body type, and reading their personality profile, would give you insight into “what makes them tick” – allowing you to understand and interact with them better.

One of my patients, Scott, offered this example: “My roommate has a habit of evaluating situations in terms of whether or not he was right about the outcome. Naturally this can get annoying. I learned that he was a Brain Body Type, and that perspective is a typical trait for them. He wasn’t calling me wrong, he has a built-in tendency to evaluate himself that way. Once I understood that, I no longer take those comments personally - now we get along much better.”

Nancy also had issues with a roommate. Sometimes her roommate would react overly emotionally to situations. This was particularly noticeable later in the evenings. Waiting until morning to discuss things that required thought provided a much better outcome since her roommate, a Lung Body Type, was then rested and able to think clearly.

The benefits of knowing and understanding body types can extend beyond personal relationships into the workplace. For example, a business owner or manager can use body typing to help place employees in appropriate positions.

A position that requires the handling of a variety of situations at a fast pace, with multiple details, is more easily handled by a body type whose dominant sense is mental rather than emotional. Emotional body types excel at connecting with people, building relationships and prefer moving at a consistent pace, like a support person or therapist. Matching a position with a person's basic nature reduces stress and fatigue, increasing morale and productivity.

Sometimes it is enough to characterize whether a person is an emotional or a mental body type in order to more smoothly interact with them. Other times it is very productive and worthwhile to know their body type. For that reason I published a Men’s Edition and Women’s Edition of Different Bodies, Different Diets. It contains food lists and personality profiles for all 25 body types. It also includes the photos of real people illustrating different types with different levels of weight for each body type. The difference between the men and women's editions is the photos and physical characteristics. The diet and personality profile are the same for men and women.

For example, if most of your friends and/or co-workers are women, the Women's Edition of Different Bodies, Different Diets will enable you to distinguish the body types for most of them. The body type questionnaire illustrates physical characteristics and shows you distinguishing characteristics between body types. If most of your friends are men, or you are primarily interested in men's body types, the Men's edition would be the best place to start.

See below for a limited-time special offer on these books.

Don’t know your body type yet? Start here:

Essential Oil of the Month: 3 Wise Men

This month’s featured body type is Kidney (see below). One of the core emotional issues for Kidney Body Types is Love (fear of love, fear to love, or not being lovable), as these emotions are stored in the kidneys.

The Essential Oil blend that supports the release of these emotions is 3 Wise Men. The other side of this emotion is detachment, and the way out affirmation statement is “I allow myself to be real.”

This oil is formulated to open the subconscious, promoting feelings of reverence and spiritual awareness. It enhances emotional equilibrium, soothing and uplifting the heart.

3 Wise Men is for topical or aromatic use. This blend contains sandalwood, juniper, frankincense, spruce and myrrh in a base of almond oil.

For more about the 3 Wise Men Essential Oil, vist the Young Living website.

For more about working with essential oils, see Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils (2014 Edition), also available on in paperback, and available for Amazon Kindle.

Are You a Kidney Body Type?

You might be a Kidney Body Type if:
  • You rise to the occasion under pressure, responding and functioning best when needed
  • You procrastinate until the last moment, then push yourself to excel under pressure
  • You are fearful by nature, building confidence through success in meeting challenges
  • You experience fulfillment through a variety of challenges

If this sounds like you, you may be a Kidney Body Type!

Kidney Body Type celebrities include Kathy Rigby, Kristi Yamaguchi, Scott Hamilton, and Brad Pitt.

Learn more about the Kidney Body Type

Introducing the Body Type Café Dialogues!

Read the Kidney Body Type Dialogue

BOOK SALE - Different Bodies, Different Diets

Would you like to have a better understanding of the other 24 body types? Different Bodies, Different Diets contains all the food lists and personality profiles for each body type, as contained in the individual Profile and Diet booklets.

This can be helpful for:
  • Determining the body type of family, friends and co-workers
  • Planning family meals with multiple body types
  • Understanding why family or friends behave or react the way that they do
  • Making appropriate restaurant or menu choices when entertaining or planning a meal out with friends
  • Learning what motivates co-workers or others

Different Bodies, Different Diets is an attractive hardcover volume packed with over 500 pages of useful information. It comes in a Women’s Edition and Men’s Edition. The difference is that each edition contains that gender’s pictures of each body type.

Normally these books sell for $ 29.95 each, or $ 54.95 as a set. From now until May 25, I would like to offer you these books at a substantial discount. Each edition will be $ 19.95 and the set will be $ 34.95 when purchased at or at the office.