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


May 19, 2023
Issue No. 119



Hello Readers,

LeeYen Anderson and I will be hosting a workshop in conjunction with the Young Living Convention, on July 15, 2023. This year we offer attendance in-person or via Zoom. iTovi will be conducting scans before the workshop. Entitled "Ignite your YL Brand Partner Journey" the workshop provides emotional support tools for your business, and we hope to see you there.

What's the most nutritious way to include vegetables in your meals? This month I offer tips for getting the most from your veggies.

Ylang Ylang essential oil has long been used for shiny, lustrous hair. It can be used to transmute Fear of Wisdom into Illumination.

Do you bring a fun, childlike approach to daily life? Is your head large in proportion to your body? Take the quiz below to see if you might be a Pituitary 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:

Getting the Most out of Vegetables

Are You a Pituitary Body Type?

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Getting the Most out of Vegetables

For vegetarians and carnivores alike, vegetables are considered the healthiest choice in many cases. Fresh, unprocessed vegetables are a whole food, intrinsically as healthy as you can get. So – what are the most health-conscious ways to incorporate vegetables into your meals? Is raw better than cooked? Are some veggies better for you than others?

Nature’s Bounty

Vegetables supply nutrients that support many key bodily functions. They are rich in antioxidants and phytochemicals for inflammation. They provide potassium and fiber for heart health and blood pressure. They are low in sugar, while providing vitamins for the eyes and skin.

Veggies are an excellent source of:
  • Calcium – especially collard greens, spinach, turnip greens and edamame
  • Fiber – many types of beans; also broccoli, brussels sprouts, green beans, sweet potato
  • Folate – asparagus, broccoli, spinach, collard greens, many bean varieties
  • Iron – spinach, lentils, several bean varieties
  • Magnesium – spinach, artichoke hearts, butternut squash, many bean varieties
  • Potassium – broccoli, potato, tomato, sweet potato, many bean varieties
  • Vitamin A – cabbage, carrot, collard greens, spinach, sweet potato, tomato
  • Vitamin C – broccoli, brussels sprouts, spinach, sweet potato, tomato

Fresh or Frozen?

After harvest, vegetables begin to lose moisture, and their starches and sugars begin to degrade. Produce is already about a week post-harvest by the time it appears in your grocery store, so freeze or consume as soon as possible for maximum nutritional value.

What about frozen veggies? Freeze them as quickly as possible to preserve the nutritional value. They will maintain their mineral, fiber, and carbohydrate content, although some vitamins may be lost. If purchasing frozen, while they are usually harvested and frozen at peak ripeness, but check the label for added sodium or preservatives.

Purchasing directly from growers is best when it’s an option, as this provides the freshest produce. And organic is always best, especially if you’re a Lymph, Brain or Medulla body type. See last month’s newsletter for tips on minimizing your intake of pesticides.

Cooked vs. Raw

Does cooking vegetables reduce the nutritional value? Yes. Boiling, blanching or steaming vegetables will draw out some of the water-soluble nutrients such as vitamin C and B vitamins. Broccoli and spinach may lose 50% of their vitamin C content when boiled. Steaming them removes only about 10% of the vitamin C as they aren’t submerged in water. Blanching vegetables involves only a short boiling period and results in less nutrient loss than boiling them. Using this cooking water for a soup base or pasta sauce will keep these vitamins in your meal.

Grilled and roasted vegetables lose some nutrients due to heat but not as much as the water-based cooking methods. And the dry heat of the oven or grill doesn’t require adding fats such as oil or butter.

Saute and stir fry are excellent ways to prepare vegetables – without water they don’t lose much nutritional content. When cooked this way, most people can absorb 650% (that’s not a typo, 6.5 times) more of the beta carotene – an important anti-oxidant – from stir fried carrots compared to raw carrots. And the fats provided by healthy cooking oil can also assist with nutrient absorption.

Cooking vegetables has an upside: it can enhance the absorption of certain nutrients that are harder for your body to absorb in raw form – such as beta-carotene (beneficial to the skin), lutein (for eye health), calcium (primarily for bone health), and lycopene (for heart health).

Adrenal, Hypothalamus, and Liver body types are best supported consuming most vegetables raw, while Gallbladder, Gonadal, Intestinal, Pituitary, Thalamus and Thyroid do best with most veggies cooked.

Time of day matters for some types – Hypothalamus does best with raw veggies at lunch and cooked at dinner, while Intestinal is exactly opposite.

How Much is Too Much?

Too much of a good thing – yes, even veggies – isn’t necessarily a better thing. Proper balance is important in nutrition. Not all veggies are good for us all of the time – they take lots of energy to digest.

There are some vegetables that are contraindicated for certain body types. While most veggies are Supportive or Ultra-Supportive for all body types, there are just a few that are Rarely for some types – meaning just 1 serving per month. This is true for cucumbers for Adrenal body types. And “superfood” arugula is a Rarely food for several body types – Blood, Gonadal, Heart, Intestinal, Liver, Lung, Lymph, and Pituitary. Even the more prominent superfood beets is a rarely food for Balanced, Intestinal and Kidney body types.

Brain, Gonadal, Heart, and Hypothalamus body types are best avoiding veggies at breakfast, and Lymph body type at lunch. The Medulla body type is best having a few bites of veggies first thing in the morning, before any other foods, to activate their digestion. And the Gallbladder body type should add fats to veggies – such as seeds on salads.

Can you be a healthy vegetarian? Only about half of the 25 body types can derive sufficient proteins from a plant-based diet. See the February 2018 Newsletter for more on that topic.

Curious about YOUR ideal meal planning? Take the test to discover your body type today. NEW - take the test as a couple and save:
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Are You a Pituitary Body Type?

Pituitary Body Types manifest the childhood quality of making life fun

Pituitary body type women characteristically have a large head in proportion to their body, positioned in front of shoulders. They have a soft look due to baby fat retained all over. They can range from petite to tall, with medium to large bone structure. They have a straight-to-defined waist. Weight gain pattern is all over, and accrues as soft rolls.
Pituitary body type men characteristically have a large head in proportion to their body, positioned in front of shoulders. They can range from average to very tall, with medium to large bone structure. Their shoulders may be even with, or moderately broader than, their hips. Average musculature in thighs and calves. A natural abdominal protrusion or fat layer results in a moderate ability to attain torso muscular definition with exercise.
Pictures of Women's Body Types Pictures of Men's Body Types

Celebrities with Pituitary Body Type include Jimmy Fallon, Sai Baba, John Gray, Lainie Kazan, Aretha Franklin, Albert Einstein, Michael Moore, Will Ferrell and Steve Wozniak

You might be
A Pituitary Body Type if you check at least 12 boxes ...
blue_checkbox.png I exhibit a childlike joy and love for life
blue_checkbox.png I tend to make life fun – approaching it with a childlike openness and innocence
blue_checkbox.png I am stimulated by finding ways to bring more joy and love into the world
blue_checkbox.png I am logical and analytical
blue_checkbox.png I feel best when consuming most of the day's calories by 2:00 PM
blue_checkbox.png I am generous and giving – often spreading myself too thin or overcommitting
blue_checkbox.png I am social and receptive – others readily cooperate with me
blue_checkbox.png I am dependable and reliable, keep your promises, and stay with a project until it’s completed
blue_checkbox.png I have a large head in proportion to my body
blue_checkbox.png I have a childlike openness and curiosity
blue_checkbox.png I am sensitive to others’ feelings – and am tactful and diplomatic
blue_checkbox.png I take things in stride – don’t easily get angry or frustrated about circumstances outside my control
blue_checkbox.png I am rarely judgmental or critical of others
blue_checkbox.png I have excellent communication and verbal skills
blue_checkbox.png I enjoy people and easily connect with them

Pituitary body types can lose weight by eliminating all dairy except butter, limiting breads, space meals 4-6 hours apart, and exercise at least 3x per week.

The Core Emotional Issues for the Pituitary body type are Fear of Abandonment, Aloneness, Restriction, and Fear of Wisdom.

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 Pituitary body type, see previous newsletter articles about the Pituitary body type.

Acceptance Essential Oil

Ylang Ylang (meaning “flower of flowers”) is originally native to southeast Asia, where its petals are still spread at weddings. Its oil has long been used in hair treatments to promote shiny, lustrous hair. Its blooms have a sweet, floral aroma that was traditionally believed to balance yin and yang.

It can also be used to release the Fear of Wisdom – which is a core emotional issue for the Pituitary body type (featured above). The affirmation statement is “Face the fear”, transmuting the emotion into Illumination.

The fear of wisdom relates to the fear of experiencing something new. It is the unwillingness to move out of your "safe" comfort zone. It is the unwillingness to learn through and from your experiences. Wisdom is the clarification of knowledge, with the experience of knowing how to apply it that leads to illumination. Illumination is bringing light into the darkness of limitation. Limitation shows up as any aspect of your life that is not working.

The way to move out of your limitations is through embracing wisdom and this is done by facing the fear. The definition of fear is false evidence appearing real, which means that fear is an illusion. To break through it, use the affirmation, "face the fear". Applying the essential oil ylang ylang to the pituitary alarm points and the emotional points on the forehead along with smelling it, accesses the limbic system of the brain which is the seat of emotions.

Accessing the seat of the emotions allows one to release limiting emotions at a cellular level. Feeling both sides of an emotion gives one the emotional experience and accesses the emotional body. The affirmation or "way out" provides the answer, the mental understanding and the spiritual lesson of the experience. Applying the oil, connecting with the emotions and the affirmation before you go to sleep allows your subconscious to do the work while you are sleeping. Working with the emotion and/or emotions in the morning sets the tone for the day. Working with all the emotions associated with a particular oil clears related aspects of the pattern. You can also include other emotions with other oils as they come to your awareness.

The other emotions associated with Ylang Ylang are Drained and Possessiveness. While Drained, Exhaustion and Tired are similar, there are different aspects associated with each one. Exhaustion is stored in the muscles and physical in nature with the “way out” being “I nurture myself” meaning take care of yourself. Tired is deeper with on internal connection at the pancreatic duct, and “I am renewed” is the way to being Rejuvenated. Drained is connected with the Heart Strings and is emotional/spiritual in nature. Drained comes when you are giving too much of your own energy rather than being a channel for Universal/God/Source energy. The way to move from Drained to Complete is “I am open to Source.”

Possessiveness is associated with the 5th Chakra located at the laryngeal prominence. Scarcity also resides at the laryngeal prominence, and the fear of speaking out is found at the throat. The other side of Possessiveness is Sharing, and the way to move into sharing is “I express’. I created a Chakra Harmony DVD (also available to watch streaming) that takes you through a step-by-step chakra clearing. Once you have gone through it, you can use the oil for the specific chakra or chakras that are out of balance, or do the 8th chakra to quickly balance your entire system. Another way to balance your chakras is to play the DVD in the background as you are getting ready in the morning. The way emotions get into the body is through the chakras.

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