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The 25 Body Type System TM


November 9, 2018
Issue No. 65



Dear Readers,

Career can take much of our time and energy as adults. How can body type help you choose a career that fits you? This month I present How to Choose Your Best Career.

With Thanksgiving less than two weeks away, I'm pleased to say that turkey is a supportive food for all 25 body types - with a few interesting caveats.

Peppermint Essential Oil can be used to transmute several emotions - including Fear of Failure and Fear of Restriction.

Medulla body types are known for their consistency and persistence. This month we take a closer look at the Medulla 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:

How to Choose Your Best Career

Is Turkey Good for Me?

The Medulla Body Type

Peppermint Essential Oil

Give the Gift of Body Typing
This holiday season, give an inexpensive gift that you can feel good about. The 25 Body Type System provides valuable nutrition, diet and exercise plans for each of the 25 different body types. It even goes a step further, providing an insightful personality profile, as well as core emotional issues and how to resolve them.

Most body type systems have 3 or 4 body types and consider most people to be a combination – which can be confusing. The 25 Body Type System is a truly individualized gift for loved ones. The online test includes a 60-page ebook packed with valuable information including food lists and sample menus.

When purchasing a Body Type test for a women or test for a man as a gift, using one of the buttons below, fill out the gift recipient section. Your loved one will receive an email with a link to take their test, including a gift message from you.

Happy Holidays!

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How to Choose Your Best Career

Career takes much of our time and attention. So how to choose a career that “fits”? Choosing a career that is best suited to your innate personality is a great start.

Do you work best alone or with others? What motivates you? When do you feel best utilized and rewarded? What are your natural strengths? While we each have individual traits and preferences, the Personality Profile for your body type helps you understand your most basic nature. The more clearly you see yourself, the easier it becomes to choose a career which best suits you.

Works Well With Others

Are you happier and more productive working independently or with others?

While Balanced body types like to be the center of attention, they prefer to work alone. Eye, Hypothalamus and Lymph body types also prefer to work independently. The Intestinal body type can get along with nearly anyone – but can just as easily work alone.

Other body types such as Blood and Pancreas work well with others and feed creatively off the interaction. One body type in particular, the Nervous System body type, sometimes called Connectors, thrive on carrying knowledge from person to another, and like to get things moving. A great example of this is Ellen DeGeneres.

If you are motivated by individual achievement, such as the Adrenal body type, then working independently may be more fulfilling for you. If working within an organization, choose a position that’s evaluated individually.

Skills and Strengths

Certain body types are characterized by specific strengths. The Pituitary body type (the “Inquisitist”) is self-motivated by curiosity and new learning, with Albert Einstein as a classic example. The Brain body type (the “Optimizer”) places meticulous attention on precision and efficiency, as embodied by Jeff Bezos’ creation of Amazon.com. Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, is a Thalamus body type – which is naturally inclined towards technical and analytical interests.

Are you detail-oriented like the Liver body type? Or more like the Adrenal and Hypothalamus body types, who would rather leave the details to others? Kidney body types are creative problem-solvers, while the Gonadal and Heart body types are more people-oriented than task-oriented.

Conversely, your body type Personality Profile can help to identify some things that aren’t your strongest points. The Lymph and Kidney body types are not attuned to doing routine tasks, variety is essential to retaining interest and productivity.

Leadership Material?

While many body types could be either leaders or team members, some do have a predisposition one way or the other.

The Gallbladder body type is perfectly happy working supportively from the background, and having their tasks defined for them. Pancreas body types work better on a team rather than alone, and are perfectly fine with routine tasks that are defined for them.

By contrast, Spleen body types are natural organizers, delegators and managers. The Thymus body type has a take-charge attitude and excels at directing others. Pineal body types would rather plan and supervise than do. Adrenal and Stomach body types like attention and are perfectly happy on the front lines.

What Moves You?

Your body type can indicate the type of work, environment, or position that will work well for you. This can translate into a broad range of actual fields and industries, as long as the environment is a great match. But ultimately, whatever motivates you and satisfies your need for recognition or fulfillment will be a good choice.

Gonadal body types (sometimes called the “Artist”), are people pleasers and love physical beauty and pleasure, which can take many forms. They often choose entertainment – with Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Justin Timberlake as examples.

Adrenal body types (such as Serena Williams) are physically strong, highly competitive, and crave visible success. They often excel in sales and contact sports. Lymph body types are also physically oriented and seek movement, often becoming athletes, personal trainers, entrepreneurs or CEO’s.

Intestinal body types are Innovators who like to dream up and introduce new ideas – with Martha Stewart and Bill Gates as examples.

A “great fit” career is one that best suits your natural personality – and your Body Type Personality Profile is a great place to start.

Learn more about yourself today with the 25 Body Type Test:

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Is Turkey Good for Me?

It’s Thanksgiving time, and most people associate turkey with the traditional Thanksgiving Day feast. If that includes you, I have wonderful news – turkey is one of the very, very few foods that are supportive for all 25 body types! In fact, turkey is ultra-support for 17 body types, meaning that they can eat turkey 3-7 times per week. Turkey is one of only 2 ultra-supportive dense protein sources for the Intestinal body type, and it is THE most supportive dense protein for Pituitary 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 body types should include the traditional cranberry sauce. These combinations assist these 2 body types in digesting and assimilating turkey. For the Balanced body type, white turkey meat is ultra-supportive, while dark turkey meat is supportive. For the Spleen body type, turkey is an excellent source for all 3 amino acids. For several other body types (Adrenal, Balanced, Intestinal, Lymph, Pancreas, Pineal, Thalamus and Thyroid), turkey is an excellent source for fats.

Why is turkey so supportive? It contains several key benefits:
  • Rich source of protein, zinc, iron, potassium and phosphorus – as well as B6 and niacin
  • Contains amino acid tryptophan – which produces serotonin which helps to strengthen the immune system
  • Can help stabilize insulin levels and lower cholesterol levels when eaten regularly

The large size of turkeys often produces holiday leftovers to snack on. Turkey soup, turkey sandwiches or wraps, turkey tetrazzini, and other creations make their appearance in the days following Thanksgiving. Normally, rut eating depletes digestive pancreatic enzymes. However, since turkey is such a supportive food for all body types, you can enjoy the leftovers without this concern. Keep in mind that turkey leftovers keep about 4-5 days in the refrigerator, so if keeping them longer, be sure to freeze them.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Are You a Medulla Body Type?

Do you love structure, order and stability? Do you become scattered when stressed? Do you have an intense sense of loyalty and responsibility? Do you have a low forehead with heavy eyebrows? Then you may be a Medulla body type.


Celebrities with Medulla body type include Dr. Oz, Jane Seymour, Madonna, Ronald Reagan, George Clooney, Leonardo Dicaprio, Tommy Lee Jones, and Stephen King.

Are you a Medulla body type? You might be, if:
  • You are known for your patience, consistency and persistence - keeping promises and following through
  • You are unwavering in your activities and beliefs
  • You have a strong aversion to change
  • You have an intense sense of responsibility and loyalty
  • You love structure, order and stability
  • You become hyper or scattered when stressed
  • You like to help people individually, and humanity in general

If this describes you, you could be a Medulla body type.


Medulla body types typically have a low forehead with heavy eyebrows. They can build muscle mass and muscular definition with moderate exercise, but require sustained exercise to lose weight.

Medulla women have average, elongated musculature, a straight or defined waist, and may be long-waisted. This is a "pear-shape" body type with mostly lower-body weight gain, which begins in lower abdomen, upper thighs, upper hips, waist and middle back.

Medulla men are average-to-tall in height with medium-to-large bone structure, and a full head of hair. Torso is average and proportionate, and shoulders are relatively even with hips.


Just as the medulla in the brain stem is responsible for controlling respiration and heart rate, functions that require steady perseverance, Medulla body types are known for their consistency and persistence. Undaunted by time or trends, Medulla types are unwavering in their activities and beliefs, staying with what they choose to be doing with unusual resolve. With an abundance of patience, Medulla types possess an intense sense of responsibility and remain loyal indefinitely, especially when they have identified with a group or cause. It's their high sense of responsibility that makes them patient teachers, and the appreciation of their students, patients or clients makes it all worthwhile.

Personality, Relationships & Career

When Medulla body types successfully integrate their mental capacity with their high physical energy, they can accomplish almost anything. They are born with strong physical energy that needs to be channeled. They have a high drive, especially for work. When stressed, they can go into overdrive, resulting in a surplus of nervous energy, which can cause them to become scattered.

Resistant to change, they love structure, order, and stability, so a corporate setting may be appealing to them as a career path. They are consistent, responsible and loyal. Their devotion to excellence drives them to discover new and better ways of doing things, and the patience to teach others.

They are kind and genuinely interested in helping others. Until they have integrated their sensitivity, they may protect it with a hard exterior, especially Medulla men, and especially in the workplace.

The primary nature of Medulla body types is Mental / Physical. (Read more about the Points of Connection.)


Exercise for Medulla body types relieves tension and moves stuck emotions. Activities requiring eye-hand coordination – such as tennis, volleyball, and racquetball – are recommended. Best to exercise in afternoon or evening, as morning exercise may produce mid-afternoon fatigue. Medullas can build muscle mass and definition with weight training.

For more on exercising specifically for your body type, see the August 2017 Newsletter.

Nutrition, Diet & Weight

Medulla body types do best when starting the day with vegetables – even if just a few bites – before any other food. This activates their digestive system. They also do best including vegetables with every meal. Lunch should be the largest meal. Avoid protein at dinner unless eating dinner after 9:00 PM.

They are especially sensitive to chemicals, like the Brain and Lymph body types, so chemical-free meats and organic produce are best. Food rotation (vs. rut eating) is important.

Medulla is one of the body types that can thrive on a vegetarian diet. For more about body type and vegetarianism, see the February 2018 Newsletter.

To lose weight: emphasize vegetables and follow the food lists for your body type. Extended exercise such as walking, dancing, hiking, or cross-country skiiing, for 3 hours once or twice a week triggers weight loss by removing glucose from the muscles.

Complete nutritional information including food lists for the Medulla body type can be found on the Medulla Quick Reference Card.

Core Emotional Issues

Each of the 25 body types encounters certain core emotional issues or lessons to overcome in life. For Medulla, these are:
  • Restriction - released with Peppermint essential oil, "I am open to new experiences", transmutes to Mobility
  • Fear of Failure - released using Peppermint essential oil, "I accept growth", transmutes to Unfoldment

To learn more about the Medulla body type, review past newsletter articles about Medullas.

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Peppermint Essential Oil

Core emotional issues for the Medulla body type are the fear of Restriction and Failure. Both of which are released and transmuted with Peppermint Oil. We all have all of the emotions, it is just that for some people – and I have found a correlation with body type - a particular emotion will be more of an issue than others.

Peppermint oil is used to release the fear of Failure, Restriction, Dependence, and Rigidity. While the fear of Failure is an emotion everyone can relate to, it is a core issue for the Adrenal, Brain, Liver, Medulla, Thalamus, Thymus, and Thyroid body types.

The other side of Failure is surprisingly not success, but Unfoldment. The real value of an experience is not how well you succeeded, but rather what you learned – which is an Unfoldment in your growth or life experience. The lesson, or “way out” of Failure is “I accept growth.”

The fear of Restriction is a core emotional issue not only for the Medulla, but also for the Pineal and Pituitary body types. The other side of Restriction is Mobility which is particularly essential in maintaining a positive emotional state for these 3 types. The way to shift Restriction into Mobility is with the affirmation, “I am open to new experiences.”

Including the other 2 emotions, fear of Dependence and Rigidity, allows you to approach the emotions of Restriction and Failure from different aspects. Being dependent results in restriction, and rigidity limits your ability to grow and keeps you restricted.

Dependence is the fear of being dependent on someone else. The other side is Freedom, which can often show up as a need or fierce desire for freedom. As a child, a common comment is, “I can do it myself.” Not only does this allow a child to learn and become independent, but teaches them to be self-sufficient. To shift Dependence into Freedom, use the affirmation, “I am self-sufficient.” The fear of dependence is stored in the thalamus gland and is a core emotional issue for the Thalamus body type.

Rigidity relates to things being held or locked in place; the inability to move or be fluid. The alarm or access point on the body where rigidity is stored is the heavy metal point which is located on the front of the hip bones. The other side of Rigidity is Amusement.

Peppermint (mentha piperita) is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for health, digestion and respiration. The fresh, energizing aroma helps to combat mental and physical fatigue, giving a renewed feeling of vigor and vitality.

Peppermint essential oil is a "must" for traveling. Add 1 drop to your drinking water to improve the taste, or even make tap water drinkable. On airplanes, adding a drop to a cup of water, insures that you are inhaling it - giving you protection against airborne bacteria, fungus and virus. Drinking the peppermint water coats and soothes your throat. It also acts as a digestive aid and breath freshener. If you have had the misfortune of being bitten by an insect, applying peppermint oil will stop the itching and enhance healing.

Other uses of peppermint oil include:
  • Rub 4-6 drops in palm, then rub on stomach for indigestion, nausea and diarrhea
  • Add a drop of peppermint oil to herbal tea to relieve indigestion and heartburn
  • Massage several drops on injury to relieve inflammation
  • Rub several drops on bottoms of feet to reduce fever
  • To stop hiccups, rub a drop of peppermint oil on each side of 5th cervical vertebra (located 3 notches up from large vertebra at base of neck
  • Inhale the fragrance of peppermint oil to curb the appetite and lessen the impulse to overeat
  • Drink a drop of peppermint oil in a glass of cold water to cool off on a hot day
  • Place a drop of peppermint oil on tongue to freshen breath
  • Place a drop of peppermint oil on tongue and inhale into nose and sinuses to relieve congestion from a cold

For more about Peppermint Essential Oil, see all past newsletters that featured it.

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

oils_book_cover.jpg The 2018 Edition of Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils contains 12 new oils and 18 new emotions.

If you have the 2017 Edition, these additions are available as the 2018 Addendum to bring you current. (Addendums for older editions are still availabile as well.)

Demonstration Video of Technique in
Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils