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

November 11, 2016
Issue No. 41


Dear Readers,

Past editions of this newsletter series are available in my Newsletter Archives.

This month we look at the personality and emotional profile of the Nervous System body type - including motivations, core emotional issues and life lesson.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I offer some turkey tips - including delicious recipes for Turkey broth and soup.

Frankincense essential oil has many practical, and also helps to release the emotion I call "F--- you", which is a core emotional issue for the Nervous System 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:

The Nervous System Body Type

Turkey: Supportive for All Body Types (BONUS: Thai Turkey Ginger Soup Recipe)

Frankincense Essential Oil

The Nervous System Body Type

Is listening to others an adventure for you? Are you curious about what others know and how they do things? Are you happiest when passing information along from one person to another or connecting them based on their needs, desires and interests? Do you tend to express your viewpoints forcefully and with emotion? Are you gregarious and outgoing, but can be reserved when appropriate? Do you have an abundance of nervous energy that you manifest through a myriad of activities? If this describes you, you could be a Nervous System body type.


What gives the Nervous System body type the greatest sense of fulfillment, the activity they enjoy the most, is Listening to Others. They are happiest when they can collect knowledge from one person and bring it to another, like a bee going from flower to flower gathering its’ essence getting to know each one and bringing each one what it needs. They derive most of their knowledge and stimulation from others and their interactions with them. They are most effective when they have a good overview of a lot of things. Nervous System types thrive on a lot of activity and love to get things moving.


Adventure is the motivating force for the Nervous System types. Since the nervous system is their strongest system, the nerves are able to carry large quantities of energy and this energy needs to be moved. If not, nervousness, sluggishness or low energy occurs. Adventure will stimulate change, and adventure is defined as learning or gaining knowledge, which is usually acquired through people. People often constitute the adventure, so they will travel simply to experience the people.

Life Lesson

The life lesson of the Nervous System is to Communicate Life. While the physical expression of communication and service is rewarding, it is once they have found their inner peace and tranquility by centering themselves and developing their spiritual connection that they can effectively communicate the essence of life. This is when they become a channel, or messenger and are of great service to humanity.

Core Emotional Issues

Typically quite verbal with good integration and a grounded perspective, Nervous Systems tend to forcefully assert their viewpoints. Strong-willed and determined, they can easily get too intense as their energy builds and they get excited or stressed. When things don’t go the way they want, they can get angry (anger) and become controlling (control). The job of the ego is to protect, and it will do that in one of two ways, either by standing and fighting (F-You) or rolling over and becoming a victim. Victim energy is stored in the nerves. The other side of being a victim is to be self-responsible.

Dominant Senses

With their strong physical presence and mental focus, the dominant senses for the Nervous System are physical and mental. They are easily recognized by their direct, intense (often forceful), take-charge manner. It’s very easy for them to come into a situation and verbally take over.


Celebrities with the Nervous System body type include Jim Carrey, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock, and Don Knotts.

To learn more about the Nervous System body type, see the October 2014 Newsletter.

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Turkey: Supportive for All Body Types
(BONUS: Thai Turkey Ginger Soup Recipe)

It’s Thanksgiving time, and most people associate turkey with the traditional Thanksgiving Day feast.

Interestingly, turkey is a Supportive food for all 25 body types when healthy. In fact, 17 body types can eat turkey 3-7 times per week. Only three body types may want to avoid turkey when their digestive systems are stressed – the Balanced, Liver and Pancreas body types. This means that turkey is a good protein source for all body types. (The complete food lists for each body type can be found in the Body Type Diet and Profile booklets and ebooks, and the Quick Reference Cards and ecards.)

Three body types – Brain, Lymph and Medulla – need their turkey to be organically grown, as they are sensitive to chemicals. The Blood body type should include celery, mustard or bacon with their turkey, and Kidney types should include the traditional cranberry sauce. These combinations assist these 2 body types in digesting and assimilating turkey.

The next question is what are we going to do with the left overs? I have included a Thai Turkey/Chicken Ginger Soup that is my favorite. The one thing soups have in common is a broth. There has been a lot of research lately about the healing benefits of broth on the digestive tract. The best broth is made by boiling bones, and turkey bones are excellent for this.

Turkey Bone Broth Recipe

Put turkey bones (chicken, beef, bison, pork, fish or any combination) in a large pot and add enough water (drinking, not tap) to cover the bones. If the bones have a little meat on them, it’s good. Cutting the bones to expose the marrow is an option. Add 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar to pull the calcium out of the bones. You can also include peelings from vegetables, such as potatoes, onions, carrot tops, etc. Bring to a full boil, then reduce heat to just below the boiling point and keep on low heat for 1 to 3 days. You may also use a crock pot. Then strain and store the stock in the refrigerator until you are ready to simply heat and drink or use in soups.

Thai Turkey (or Chicken) Ginger Soup

2 quarts Turkey Broth or water
1 pound Turkey (or Chicken)
2 large carrots, cut in thin 2 inch slivers
1 red or yellow bell pepper, cut in thin 2 inch slivers
1-2 Shitake mushrooms (optional)
1 inch piece of fresh ginger
2 inches of Lemongrass
1 Tbsp. coconut oil
1/2 tsp. Pink Salt
1 14oz. can coconut milk

If you do not have broth, bring water to a boil and add raw chicken or turkey, ginger, lemongrass and salt, reduce heat to simmer and cook until meat is tender. Remove meat and bone, and shred meat into small pieces.

Sauté carrots, mushrooms and bell pepper in coconut oil for 30-45 seconds. Add broth, ginger, lemongrass, salt and meat, bring to a boil and add coconut milk. Bring to boil again for 1 minute and serve.

Serve plain, or over thin rice noodles or rice. May garnish with lemon, cilantro and/or avocado slices.

Body Type Quick Reference Cards
Convenient Food Lists for Each Body Type

Do you cook for a household or family including multiple body types?

The Body Type Quick Reference Cards condense the foods lists for each body type, onto a single 8.5x11" card! These attractive, colorful cards are laminated for easy cleaning in case of a kitchen spill, and are handy for planning group meals. Cards are discounted for purchases of 2 or more.

Now also available as an ebook which you can print immediately.

Frankincense Essential Oil

The job of the ego is to protect and it will protect in one of two ways - either by rolling over and being a victim or standing and fighting - giving rise to the feeling of F-you. Obviously neither one is a good option.

The other side of F-you is Detachment - the way to achieve detachment is with the affirmation - I stand in my power. The emotion is stored in the body in the ego point located one inch below the xyphoid at the bottom of the sternum. The essential oil Frankincense holds the positive frequency and allows you to transmute the negative emotion. F-you is one of the core issues for the Nervous System body type as well as Balanced and Eye body types. The emotions associated with Frankincense are F-you and a feeling of being worthless which is stored in the gums.

Frankincense Essential Oil increases spiritual awareness, promotes meditation, improves attitude, uplifts spirit and centering. Frankincense contains sesquiterpenes which stimulate the limbic system of the brain (the center of memory and emotions) and the hypothalamus, pineal and pituitary glands. The hypothalamus is the master gland which supports the thyroid and produces many vital hormones.

Other uses for Frankincense include:
  • Inhale, diffuse, or apply topically on the body to deepen breathing and induce calmness
  • Drop onto the skin to minimize or soothe scarring and stretch marks
  • Apply 1-2 drops directly onto a bug bite to help reduce itching and swelling
  • Apply 1-2 drops of frankincense to the face and neck daily to help repair sun damage and renew healthy-looking skin
  • Apply on face to minimize oil production and breakouts
  • Rub on gum, glue, or tough adhesives to remove from skin and household surfaces
  • Rub on the feet or the back of the neck to soothe overactive children
  • Drop onto minor scrapes and bruises to reduce redness and discomfort

For a demonstration of how to use essential oils to clear emotional patterns, click below to watch my video:

For more information on the use of Essential Oils to release emotions, refer to Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils.