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

September 18, 2013
Issue No. 3


For most of us, September brings new schedules and activities – back to school, college, work, sports, clubs, etc. This newsletter is dedicated to those balancing scheduling pressures with eating right for your body type.

Perhaps the most common challenge I hear is, "How do I maintain a healthy menu and eating schedule for my body type that is practical, given my busy schedule?" This challenge is even greater for families comprised of several different body types.

This month I will be offering tips for busy families accommodating multiple body types. These tips are just as useful for anyone looking for a practical way to properly support their body despite a busy schedule. Remember that good health is essential for the stamina to keep that schedule.

Don’t miss the salt piece below – this month I’m giving away free travel sizes with each purchase from the website.

I hope and trust that these tips will help you rise to all the challenges in your life.

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

  • New – VIDEOS!
  • Back to School Family Meal Planning Tips
  • Spotlight on the Blood Body Type
  • Salt – is it good or bad?

What's New?

New Videos Page on Website

I have recently produced several videos on topics including the 25 Body Type System, Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils, and how to protect the body from EMFs.

The videos appear on my YouTube channel, but for your convenience I have also grouped them together on one page of my website: – Videos Page

I hope that you find these helpful and educational, and as always your feedback is welcome and appreciated!

Health Tips

Back to School Meal Planning

Keeping the family healthy despite busy schedules!

Knowing what to eat, and when to eat it, is the key to maintaining the energy and stamina for those busy schedules – school, gym, yoga, work, and the other activities we love. Families with multiple body types face an even greater challenge, having members that need different foods at different times in order to be at peak performance.

For example, breakfast, while important, is often the neglected meal of the day.

Easy, Healthy Breakfasts

For the body types that can eat fruit for breakfast and only want something light, a piece of fruit is ideal. Bananas are easy to eat and grab on the run; plums, peaches, nectarines or apples are also quick.

Smoothies are good when you want something more substantial. Protein powders may be whey, egg, rice, almond meal or nutritional yeast. You could even use a greens powder like Premier Greens from Premier Research Labs or Total Body Greens from World Health Mall. The powders can be mixed in water, almond milk, rice milk, coconut water, fruit or vegetable juice. Fruit, hemp hearts, nuts and seeds can also be added for variety.

For those who need something more substantial that is quick:
  • Scramble one or more eggs with rice and/or vegetables left over from dinner the night before
  • Steam in a double boiler boned chicken or turkey you have previously frozen with vegetables
  • Heat leftovers from dinner
  • Chicken soup made over the weekend
If you have more time, put a yam in the oven when you wake up, go about your morning routine, and add petite frozen peas and butter to the yam once it is soft.

Smart, Nutritious Lunches

Are you packing a lunch for yourself or the kids?

Even on those days when the kids are buying school lunches, consider giving them toxin-free salt in an easy-to-carry travel size (see below), to help with digestion as well as flavor.

The first thing that comes to mind when we think of packing a lunch is a sandwich. The problem for many body types is the bread. One alternative is to wrap chicken or turkey in a lettuce leaf, along with avocado and anything else you want to add. A rice tortilla also works and stays together better.

Celery sticks with cream cheese or almond butter, bell peppers or jicama with hummus, deviled eggs, or carrots sticks are easy to include.

Salads are excellent and can include a multitude of vegetables, nuts and seeds.

What if kids are buying school lunches? I found the majority of lunches could be enhanced by simply sending some cut up vegetables like carrots, jicama or bell peppers to be eaten with the purchased lunch. Fruit and nuts will also work. I worked with one little girl, who happened to be a more sensitive body type, Medulla, who could eat Canadian Bacon pizza if she drank Pineapple Coconut juice before or after it. The juice helped her digest the pizza and gave her the opportunity to eat with her friends.

Another important fact to be aware of when eating commercially prepared food is salt. I've included a detailed explanation in the article below, but the bottom line is to add a little Pink Salt which will help with digestion as well as flavor. I found a refillable, easy-to-carry travel size (see below) for your bag or pocket.

Nuts and seeds are excellent snacks. The simplest is to buy dry roasted, unsalted nuts and/or seeds, mix the combination you prefer and add Pink Salt. The down side to this is the salt will settle to the bottom of the bag and you will need to turn it to mix the salt over the nuts. The alternative is to buy raw nuts and seeds, soak them 4 to 10 hours, drain, place on a cookie sheet, sprinkle with pink salt (optional - additional flavorings) and place in a low oven (below 200 degrees) until they dry and the salt sticks.

Family Dinners

Even family dinnertime doesn’t need to be a daunting challenge.

When preparing dinner for multiple body types, look to see if fruit can be included. There are a few types like Pituitary, Kidney, Pineal, Medulla and sometimes Pancreas that don't digest dense protein well at dinner. When these types are present for dinner, have enough vegetables and grains to satisfy them. They can save the protein they didn't eat for the next day, if so desired.

For food ideas, look at someone's Ultra-Supportive Foods and check to make sure it is not on another's Stressful Foods list. Glancing at each person's Stressful Foods list helps you know what not to serve for the group.

Just recently, I published Body Type Quick Reference Cards –condensing all the dietary, mealtime, and food list information for each body type into an 8.5” x 11” laminated full-color card for easy reference in the restaurant, kitchen or grocery store. They are spill-proof and long-lasting, and ease the task of making mealtime choices. – Quick Reference Cards (laminated version)

If you prefer a PDF file that you can print yourself (without lamination), they are available in our ebook store as well: – Quick Reference Cards (PDF version)

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

Women's Body Type Test
Men's Body Type Test

Body Type Spotlight

Are You a Blood Body Type?

You might be a Blood Body Type if:

  • Maintaining harmony is essential for your health and well-being
  • You are the proverbial peacemaker
  • • Sleep is difficult if not impossible when there are unresolved relationship issues
  • You are sensitive to environment – air quality, noise, and relationship harmony, particularly how people are treating each other
  • You are social and easy going, but can become emotionally explosive when stymied in attempting to reach agreement

If this sounds like you, you may be a blood body type!

Blood Body Type celebrities include Jack Nicholson, Phylicia Rashad, Tiger Woods, and Roma Downey.

Learn more about the Blood Body Type.

Good Health Product Showcase

Premier Pink Salt, 12 oz.

Travel Size, 1 Tablespoon (5 mL)

Salt – Is it Good or Bad?

The answer is: it depends on the salt.

Salt has been blamed for various health conditions including high blood pressure. Yet, animals as well as humans need salt for digestion. The salt that is most commonly used is dried with high heat and treated with anti-clumping agents which introduce unwanted metals into the body.

Premier Pink Salt by Premier Research Labs is Alaea Hawaiian and Mediterranean Sea salt which is solar-dried, free of toxic additives, and rich in trace minerals.

Minerals are essential for health, even more so than vitamins. The macro minerals are the most prevalent, and include sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium. Sodium is important for the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach and is essential for protein digestion.

As I demonstrate on my Salt Video (below), not all salt is equal. Heated, iodized salt has an all-over negative effect on the body, whereas a good quality salt with additional trace minerals strengthens the body and supports digestion. I have found an amazing number of health challenges to clear in children and young adults simply with the addition of pink salt.

In our society, it is very difficult to get prepared food that does not contain highly processed salt. Fortunately, I found a way to neutralize salt's negative effects - simply add more of a good mineralized salt. It doesn't take much, so you don't have to eat overly salty food, just a little sprinkle is sufficient. You still need only good salt to support the stomach, so it's best to avoid the processed salt, but when you can't, you can negate the negative salt effects.

My next challenge was to find a container small enough to carry in my pocket or purse that was easy to use, refillable, durable, and wouldn't get salt all over. It has taken me years to find one – with a capacity of 1 tablespoon it can be used for several meals per refill, on the go.

I would like to share this convenient travel sized salt with you.

I will include one FREE travel sized Pink Salt with the purchase of EACH 12 ounce bottle of Pink Salt, and one FREE travel sized Pink Salt with the purchase of EACH Laminated Quick Reference Card, through the end of September. Additionally, if you include any other items from the website in your order, I will include one FREE travel sized Pink Salt for every $10 spent. (NOTE – applies only to shipped orders, not ebooks.)

Pink Salt in the Website Store
Quick Reference Cards in the Website Store

I have produced a short video demonstrating the effects of various salts on the body – you can view this at: – Salt Video

To receive your free travel bottles, simply purchase Premier Pink Salt on the website or by calling the office at 858.756.3704. A free travel size will be automatically included for EACH regular bottle AND each Quick Reference Card purchased on the website; an additional free travel size will be automatically included for each $10 of other products purchased on the website; offer good through September 30, 2013.