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

November 21, 2014
Issue No. 17



As the Holiday season approaches, we often find ourselves surrounded with tempting foods and treats. Maintaining your figure during this season is the theme of this month’s newsletter – and it may be easier than you think.

This month the Pancreas body type is featured – suitably, as Pancreas body types are the consummate foodies when socializing. Forgiveness and Sage are the essential oils for releasing core emotional issues of Pancreas body types, one of which is Betrayal.

And finally, if you’re looking for early (and easy!) holiday gift ideas for friends and family members, the Body Type Online Test and Quick Reference Cards are meaningful and affordable.

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

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

Enjoying Holiday Eating Without Weight Gain

Essential Oils: Understanding Betrayal

You might be a Pancreas Body Type if …

Give the Gift of Body Typing

Enjoying Holiday Eating Without Weight Gain

The Holidays are approaching, bringing all those parties, snacks and rich meals we love so much. How can you enjoy this holiday season without picking up unwanted pounds? For most body types, it may be as simple as rearranging a few ingredients here and there, and adjusting eating times. And for certain body types, weight gain is related to emotional state just as much as eating patterns.

Choosing What To Eat

Proper nutrition is not a one-size-fits-all topic. Different body types respond differently to the same foods. Patterns of food cravings that encourage us to snack are the result of dietary deficiencies which also vary by body type.

A clear example is the Skin body type, the only body type whose muscle mass is destroyed by refined sugar - even honey should be avoided. Processed foods of any kind will cause weight gain for Skin body types, who should stick close as possible to all-natural sweeteners – fruit, fruit juice, dried fruit or ReVita – and avoid anything in a box.

Stomach body types tend to be party animals. Steak and veggies are fine, but their key to preventing weight gain is to avoid breads. Adrenal body types can also be party animals, and love steak and eggs – but these stimulate the adrenals, leading to depletion. Craving sugar? Most body types will crave sweets when not receiving enough protein.

For Kidney body types, be sure to have cranberry sauce with your turkey - making it supportive to your system and easy to digest. For Blood body types, when eating roast beef or steak, be sure to eat something containing egg - such as Yorkshire Pudding - to assist with digestion.

Ham is a "rarely" (unsupportive) food for Balanced, Gallbladder, Liver, Nervous System, Spleen, and Thyroid body types. Eating chemical-free beef and turkey is essential for Brain, Lymph and Medulla body types.

Variety in foods is important for all body types when the desire is to maintain (not gain) weight. This is especially true for the Pancreas body type (featured this month). Eye body types are generally not weight gainers, but rut eating instead of rotating foods will deplete their systems and result in a lack of energy.

Choosing When To Eat

A fundamental difference between body types is the time of day to eat fruit. Stomach body types like fruit in the morning but would do well to wait until noon and can even include as a late night snack.

The Pancreas body type can more easily maintain weight by consuming 60% of the day’s caloric intake by 2:00 PM. Adrenal and Stomach body types are generally OK with late night eating and large dinners. However, if an Adrenal body type has a large breakfast, they will be hungry and eating all day long.

Choosing Beneficial Exercise

Optimal exercise, like diet, varies considerably between the different body types. For Pancreas body types, exercise as an activity with others provides emotional support and is essential to keeping pounds off. Adrenal body types are best exercising at the end of the day to release excess adrenaline which results in stress and tension. For the Lymph body type, exercise first thing in the morning gets the lymphatics moving and sets the tone for the day.

The Intestinal body type has a window between 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM where they have the energy for effective exercise.

Emotions and Weight Management

Many body types find weight gain/loss closely relates to their emotional state. When stressed in life, most people tend to eat differently – either trying to gain comfort in food, or not feeling like eating at all.

The Intestinal body type will expand physically if they are not expanding in other areas of their lives, so continual growth through relationships and creativity is a weight management key for them. By contrast, a Lymph body type generally has no appetite when feeling stressed.

The Pancreas body type in particular loves to combine 2 favorites – food and socializing – and will gain weight if not exercising restraint and moderation.

The 25 Body Type System

Most popular diets are effective in the short term for a few body types - the body type of the diet's author and a few similar body types.

The 25 Body Type System identifies the primary or dominant organ, gland or system for each body type. Eating the most supportive foods for the dominant organ for your body type helps to keep your body running at its best – easier weight maintenance, better energy levels, and better digestion.

The best times of day to eat, and the most effective types of exercise, vary by body type as well. Each body type is also characterized by unique personality traits, including primary motivations, and emotional pitfalls that can be avoided for a happier life.

Determining your body type is a simple test that takes just a few minutes. After the test, the Diet and Profile ebook for your body type (approx. 60 pages), including food lists, personality profile, sample menus and lots of other useful information, is immediately emailed to you.

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

Essential Oils of the Month: Forgiveness and Sage


The first thing that generally comes to mind when we hear the word betrayal is infidelity. A close second is a friendship that has gone bad. In both cases, it's a trust that has been broken, What caused the trust to be broken? What led up to the betrayal event? What caused the relationship to deteriorate? What was your part in the experience? What can be done so it doesn't happen again?

The other side of betrayal is trust and the affirmation or lesson is "I have the courage to accept the truth." Betrayal doesn't just suddenly happen. There is a build up of unresolved conflict or tension which is ignored or denied. Most relationships are constructed around expectations. Many of these expectations are one-sided and have never been mutually agreed upon. Some are based on behaviors that were appropriate initially, but feelings and situations change. Relationships are dynamic, they grow when they are fed and nurtured; they deteriorate when there is a lack of understanding and rigidity.

The area of the body where betrayal is stored is the pancreas. The pancreas is responsible for the production of digestive enzymes and insulin which regulates blood sugar levels. Pancreas problems can be associated with not enough sweetness in one's life.

While we all have all the organs and all the emotions, the emotion that is stored in your dominant gland or organ is generally one of the ones that is a significant challenge. So, if your body type is Pancreas, you will probably relate to betrayal. The essential oil, Forgiveness, holds the positive frequency of trust, assists you in forgiving yourself and others, as well as, giving you the courage to accept the truth.

FORGIVENESS Essential Oil Blend

Helps one release negative memories, negative emotional barriers, hurt feelings and insults. Allows attainment of higher awareness by assisting to forgive and let go. The blend contains Rose, Melissa, Helichrysum, Angelica, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Lavender, Bergamot, Geranium, Jasmine, Lemon, Palmarosa , Roman Chamomile, Rosewood and Ylang Ylang.

Diffuse, directly inhale, or add 2-4 drops to bath water. Apply 1 to 2 drops behind ears, on wrists, neck, temples, navel, solar plexus, or heart. Dilute 1 part oil to 15 parts vegetable oil for a full body massage. Put 4-8 drops on cotton ball and locate on vents. (Possible skin sensitivity. Avoid contact with eyes.)

SAGE Essential Oil

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.

The emotion associated with sage is the fear of letting go, which is stored in the bladder.

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 Pancreas Body Type?

You might be a Pancreas Body Type if:

  • You love socializing, especially around food
  • You are the life of the party
  • You are known for being bubbly and bringing joy to your environment
  • You use humor or laughter to alleviate uncomfortable or stressful situations
  • Your zealous and excitable nature lends an animation to your conversations
  • You use others as a sounding board for your ideas, and speak openly without editing
  • You fear scarcity, feeling more secure when your kitchen cupboards are full
  • Your love of food leads to easy weight gain if not active
  • You tend towards "rut eating" - eating the same foods several days in a row
  • Your weight gain stops at the elbows and knees, giving the impression of small hands and feet

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

Pancreas Body Type celebrities include include Roseanne Barr, Rosie ODonnell, Dom DeLuise, and John Goodman.

Learn more about the Pancreas Body Type

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Read the Pancreas Body Type Dialogue

Give the Gift of Body Typing

Do you have a friend or co-worker who is very body- and health-conscious? Someone who is always interested in self-awareness and self-improvement? Having trouble with holiday gift ideas? Give the gift of body typing!

Determining your body type once required a consultation with a Certified Body Type Practitioner, and included the Diet and Profile booklet – a total cost of $79.95. Now, thousands have identified their body type at the body type website with my simple online test, receiving the complete ebook for their Diet and Profile booklet – for only $19.95.

Giving the body type test as a gift doesn’t require gift certificates or visiting a store. Simply purchase the women’s body type test or men’s body type test at, and for “first name”, “last name”, and “email address” provide the recipient’s information instead of yours. The recipient will receive an email containing a link to begin their test, and at the end the ebook will be sent to their email address.

Stay On Track With Quick Reference Cards

The key nutritional information from the Body Type Diet and Profile booklets are now conveniently available on colorful, attractive Quick Reference Cards! These 8x11.5” cards are laminated to protect against spills, making them a perfect companion in the kitchen or at restaurants and grocery stores.

It can take time to learn your own foods lists – but when preparing meals for others, it can be especially tricky. Looking for common supportive foods is easy when you have the Quick Reference Cards for the body types of all your household members or family. The online store will apply a discount when buying cards for multiple body types.

If you prefer to print your own Quick Reference Cards, purchase them as an ebook for less.