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


October 18, 2019
Issue No. 76



Dear Readers,

This month, I am introducing the emotion Troubled which is released with Kunzea Essential Oil, as described below. This will be included in the next Edition of Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils, and has already been added to Oils Lookup.

In my research, I have discovered 25 Personality Types - corresponding to the 25 Body Types. This month I explain how they differ.

Adrenal body types have strong, solid bodies, and are outgoing and charismatic.

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:

Oils Lookup On-The-Go

The 25 Personality Types

The Adrenal Body Type

NEW - Kunzea Essential Oil for Releasing Troubled

The "Blue Book" is Now Available On-The-Go
oils_book_cover.jpg Thousands have now used the new Oils Lookup. The feedback has been fantastic. Users have expressed that they appreciate the ease of use, along with having the entire clearing procedure for an emotion – including annotated body alarm point charts – instantly and conveniently displayed.

Oils Lookup can be easily accessed from any device that will display a webpage – smart phones, tablets, and Apple or Windows computers. Many find this a convenient alternative to carrying their “Blue Book” around with them.

As new oils are introduced, and as I develop clearings for additional emotions, I’m adding them to Oils Lookup – before they appear in future editions of the “Blue Book”.

Try Oils Lookup at BodyType.com/Oils.


The 25 Personality Types

Successful, fulfilling, rewarding, harmonious relationships require first understanding our own nature - both our strengths and our challenges, as well as our basic nature and our motivations. Once we understand ourselves, we can begin to understand others.

The comment I hear most often when people read their personality profile for the first time is, "How can you know me so well, you just met me? The personality profile literally takes 20 years of introspection and condenses it into 4 pages. It gets to the core essence of who we are and what makes each body type different.

One of the easiest ways to understand the difference between the 25 body types is to divide them into quadrants based on their dominant traits - mental or emotional, physical or spiritual.

The 4 Personality Traits

When I look at the basic nature of a person, I consider four traits: mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. We are each born with two of these traits dominant, which defines how we perceive the world and interact with others. The other two traits are recessive, and we develop them as we grow.

Being more “mental” than “emotional” doesn’t mean we don’t feel or experience our emotions – it means that we trust what we think about a situation more than our feelings about it. A “mental” will typically make an informed, logical decision before a “gut” decision. The more information that supports the decision, the more confidant the decision becomes. An emotional type will trust a decision that “feels” right regardless of information that’s available.

Likewise, being more “physical” than “spiritual” isn’t about a belief system – it means we are comfortable in our bodies and interpret situations literally or at face value, rather than trusting based on concept or ideal. A spiritual nature embodies the ability to trust in a concept or an idea, even if it’s unproven in a physical way. A physical type is often characterized by a wide, grounded stance, while a spiritual type will stand with their feet together. A physical will walk directly into a room full of people and establish themselves, while a spiritual is more likely to quietly observe before making their presence known. Spiritual types tend to be more sensitive to the feelings of others, while physicals use action as a reaction.

Each of the 25 body types is born with a specific pair of these basic personality traits dominant. The combinations are physical/mental, spiritual/mental, physical/emotional and physical/mental.

How the 4 Traits Manifest

Human civilization is highly suited to those with a physical/mental disposition; the polar opposite, the spiritual/emotional type, is more prone to feeling they don’t fit in as well, and of the 25 body types only two have this disposition (the Heart and Intestinal body types).

True to their name, as well as their emotional nature, those having the Heart body type exude an approachability and a sensitivity to others that is truly heartfelt. Their amplified feelings often take them on an emotional roller coaster ride, when it appears to others they are blowing things out of proportion. When they attain inner emotional peace with self, their spiritual nature allows them to be happy regardless of physical circumstances.

Like the Heart body type, Gonadal body types (physical/emotional) are prone to being controlled by their emotions, and are also very sensitive to the feelings of others. Being more people-oriented (emotional) than task-oriented (mental), they understand when emotional support is needed and they provide it. They often pursue careers such as hairdresser or interior designer, working with others and creating physical beauty, with less of a mental focus. Gonadals are happiest when everything is light and playful, with high sexual energy which increases their physical attractiveness.

While Gonadals embody the physical aspects of their nature in a playful or sexual way, Adrenal body types (physical/mental) present more of a brute force appearance with their strong, commanding physical presence and energy. They like to mentally examine problems from multiple angles to arrive at a practical solution. They may appear to have a short attention span because once they’ve figured out a solution their alert mind wants to move on to something else and leave the details to others.

The Thyroid body type embodies the spiritual/mental type. Like the spiritual Heart body type, Thyroids are very sensitive to the feelings and emotions of others, and exhibit a strong compassion or empathy for them. Having the mental instead of the emotional characteristic allows them to be more self-sufficient emotionally, and when confrontation is needed, they can wait until they feel the time is right and will go to lengths to prepare so that the other person is not offended. Their mental nature affords the ability to study and understand complex concepts in depth.


The 25 Personality Types

The body types sharing trait combinations (such as mental/physical) manifest them very differently. While no two people are alike, those having the same body type are remarkably similar in personality. The detailed personality profiles of each of the 25 body types (contained in the Profile & Diet booklets and ebooks) describe how we react, what motivates us, and how we interact with others – how we approach relationships.

Understanding our own nature, and the nature of those around us, helps us relate better to each other. Emotional and mental types express very differently. Physical and spiritual types approach the same problem or task differently. Learning to understand each other not only improves communication, but also helps us to expand our own recessive traits, and grow.

To discover your body type, and receive the ebook including your personality profile, take the women’s body type test or men’s body type test.

Are You an Adrenal Body Type?

Do you have a strong physical presence with high energy and endurance? Are you naturally outgoing and charismatic? Do you have broad shoulders and solid musculature?

Then you may be an Adrenal body type.


Celebrities with Adrenal body type include Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Arnold Swartzenegger, Bruce Willis, Serena Williams, Jon Favreau, Channing Tatum, Ronda Rousey, Kanye West, Pink, Jay Mohr, Katie Ledecky, Grant Cardone, Garth Brooks, and Simon Cowell.

Are you an Adrenal body type? You might be, if:
  • You have a strong physical presence with high energy, physical strength, and endurance
  • You can easily build muscle mass and definition with traditional exercises
  • You are naturally outgoing and often competitive, with a dominant personality
  • You strive for visible measures of success
  • Afternoon or evening exercise helps you to release the adrenaline built up from the stress of the day
  • You easily gain weight in the abdomen and thighs
  • You are able to lose weight with “traditional” diets

If this describes you, you could be an Adrenal body type.


Adrenal body types have a strong presence, physically and energetically, with broad shoulders and a wide, grounded stance. Heavy natural musculature all over gives a stocky appearance. For men, the appearance is that of a typical linebacker. Initial weight gain is in the abdomen, as a “beer belly” with “love handles”. Women appear “boyish” with a straight waist, strong natural musculature, and forceful presence. The physical presence is supported by a dynamic, strong willed personality.


Just as the adrenal glands are the strongest glands in the body, Adrenal body types are distinguished by their high energy, physical strength, and endurance. This dominant physical energy is reflected in their heavy, solid musculature, commanding presence, and physical comfort in the world. They are by nature outgoing, often charming and charismatic.

Personality, Relationships & Career

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

Adrenals thrive on excitement and obvious success. Physical expressions of success may include cars, money, recognition or acceptance. Their dynamic nature and strong presence often place them into leadership positions. Highly competitive, they also gravitate towards contact sports and sales positions. They like to be in control, and are good starters, but like to complete and finish tasks, then move on, or may become bored.

The primary nature of Adrenal body types is Physical / Mental. Emotions are easily ignored or suppressed until there is an outbreak – often caused by an unrelated incident. Once the outburst is over, the air is cleared – no grudges, residuals or regrets.


Adrenal body types easily build muscle mass and definition with exercise. However the most important benefit to exercise for an Adrenal is the release of the excess cortisol that builds up during the day. Best to exercise after 5:00 PM, for at least 40 minutes daily. Exercises with real movement (swimming, biking, running) are more calming than stationary exercises.

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

Nutrition, Diet & Weight Management

Salt and beef stimulate the adrenal glands, so Adrenals are best to limit them. Also limit crab, scallops and shrimp. Fish and poultry are better protein sources for Adrenals. To maintain weight, follow a low-fat, low-protein diet. Make breakfast the smallest meal of the day, with a moderate lunch, and dinner as the largest meal of the day.

Favor raw vegetables over cooked. Adrenals can be successful vegetarians. When their bodies are stressed, dense protein such as chicken or fish will help to rebuild.

Most popular diets are based on the Adrenal body type, so they will usually work well. To lose weight, reduce food quantities (especially carbohydrates). Emphasize raw fruits and vegetables, soups, salads and protein. Include grains for lunch, or for breakfast and dinner, but not for lunch and dinner. Avoid snacks, although raw vegetables, fruit or yogurt are good choices. Exercise at least 40 minutes daily.

Adrenals are especially prone to weight gain as a result of unreleased stress or unresolved emotional issues, so regular exercise and emotional clearing will assist with weight management.

Adrenal 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.

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

Core Emotional Issues

Each of the 25 body types encounters certain core emotional issues or lessons to overcome in life. For Adrenal, these are:
  • Fear of Failure - released with Peppermint Essential Oil, "I accept growth", transmutes to Unfoldment
  • Fear of Facing the World - released using Myrrh Essential Oil, "I am safe", transmutes to Embracing the World
  • Abandonment - released using Lavender Essential Oil, "I embrace all of life’s experiences", transmutes to At-One-Ment
  • Fear of Conflict - released using Valor Essential Oil, "I am at peace", transmutes to Peace

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

Don’t know your body type yet?
Determining your body type is easy using my online body type test:


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Kunzea Essential Oil
for Releasing Troubled

With the newly released Oils Lookup, I am able to include the latest emotions and oils as they come up, rather than having you wait until the next printing of Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils. Bullied was added last month and is explained in last month’s newsletter, as well as included in the Oils Lookup. This month, the new emotion is Troubled and the oil is Kunzea.

Troubled is defined as being beset by problems or conflict, in a situation this is difficult, showing distress, concern or anxiety. The other side is Relieved, which is the feeling that comes once there is an answer or the situation has been resolved. The way to move from feeling Troubled to Relieved or the way out is “I am joyful.”

The alarm point is the Heart Center which is located on either side of the upper middle of the sternum (breast bone).

Kunzea is the essential oil that holds the positive frequency of feeling relieved and being joyful, and has a playful, spicy, woodsy aroma. It is extracted from a plant native to the southern coasts of Australia and Tasmania.

Kunzea purifies the air when diffused and uplifts the environment. It soothes sore and fatigued muscles when applied topically.

To learn more about the use of Essential Oils to release emotions, refer to Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils.

oils_book_cover.jpg The 2019 Edition of Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils contains 6 new oils and 16 new emotions.

If you have the 2018 Edition, these additions are available as the 2019 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