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

September 16, 2016
Issue No. 39


Dear Readers,

Most recipes may not be right for your body type, but they can be easily personalized, using the Food Lists in the Profile & Diet Booklet or ebook for your body type. Having friends with different body types over for dinner? Cooking for a family with different body types? See below for an example of personalizing a favorite recipe for multiple body types.

This month we look at the Lymph body type - their passions and what drives them. We also look at Lemon essential oil, which is used to release the Fear of Being Left Behind - a core emotional issue for Lymphs.

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 Lymph Body Type

Personalizing Recipes for your Body Type

Lemon Essential Oil

The Lymph Body Type

Do you find yourself getting depressed if you do not have physical or mental stimulation? Are you quick-witted, mentally alert and bright? Are you fun-loving and playful, good at balancing work and play, and happiest when active? Is health a high priority for you? Do you like variety? If this describes you, you could be a Lymph body type.


Highly optimistic and physically attractive, Lymphs tend to throw themselves totally into a relationship. They need to be reassured that they’re cared for, loved, and appreciated. Without such reassurances, unresolved or buried feelings of self-doubt and inadequacy surface. Emotional pain is the Lymph’s main motivation for change and personal growth. Ultimately, Lymphs need to learn to love themselves and find their own identity within themselves, rather than looking to outside sources for validation.


What gives the Lymph body type the greatest sense of fulfillment is Excitement. Excitement can be mental, like figuring out how to solve a problem or discovering a solution; Emotional, like bringing joy into someone’s life; or physical, like feeling the acceleration of exercise.

Core Emotional Issues

The core emotional issue for the Lymph body type is the fear of Being Left Behind. It is this fear of being left behind that drives them to excel and be the best they can. The other side of being left behind is Move, the affirmation is “I am free to move forward.” Being free to move forward allows them to be open to new ideas, change and variety, putting them on the leading edge of technology.

Life Lesson

Their life lesson is to bring change. Once they have made the changes in their own lives, Lymphs are excellent leaders and role-models to affect a positive change into the world.

Dominant Senses

Dominant senses for the Lymph body type are physical and mental. Physical activity is essential as it activates the immune system. Mental stimulation keeps life interesting, insuring that they remain in the flow of life, thus enabling them to facilitate change.

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Personalizing Recipes for your Body Type

Planning healthy, satisfying meals for a family (or group) including people who are different body types is simple. You look at the foods on the Rarely List for each type and avoid or substitute that particular food. For example, let’s say you are planning to serve Spicy Coconut Fish with green peas and sweet potato for dinner. Sweet potatoes are Rarely foods for the Thyroid and Medulla body types, but yams are Moderately foods for Thyroid and Frequently foods for Medulla. So, if you are inviting a Thyroid or Medulla to dinner, you would simply serve yams rather than sweet potatoes. Green peas are Frequently or Moderately for all the body types.

Spicy Coconut Fish. While all types are good with white fish, coconut and coconut milk are Rarely foods for the Stomach body type, even though they can use coconut oil. If the Stomach body type has a sensitive digestive system, you will want to omit the spicy small hot pepper which is optional in this recipe. An egg is also included; if you have a sensitive Adrenal, Blood, Kidney, Intestinal, or Skin body type, you could eliminate the egg for them.

Many recipes call for lemon or lime juice. Limes are on the Rarely list for healthy Pineals. Limes are also rarely for sensitive Blood and Thyroid body types. For these types, lemon is a better choice. Lime is the better choice for the sensitive Hypothalamus. Very sensitive Adrenal, Pineal, Spleen and Thymus body types may omit both lemon and lime juice.

Here is the recipe:

Spicy Coconut Fish

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

  • 2 inch piece fresh ginger, cut into smaller pieces
  • 1/2 teas. Turmeric powder
  • 1 small hot pepper, optional
  • zest of 1 lime or 2 teas. lemon or lime juice
  • 1 13.5oz can of coconut milk
  • 1 teas. Pink salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teas. cornstarch or arrowroot powder mixed in water
Layer a baking dish with:
  • 1-1/2 pounds of white fish
  • 1 onion chopped
Lay onion on top of fish, then pour over coconut mix and bake 20 minutes.

Some body types don't digest protein well at dinnertime, and could save their fish to enjoy the next day - Kidney, Medulla, sensitive Pancreas, Pineal, and Pituitary.

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Convenient Food Lists for Each Body Type

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Lemon Essential Oil

One of the core emotional issues for the Lymph body type is the fear of being left behind. This often unconscious fear can manifest as a need to be the best, to be a super or over achiever, to "keep up with the Jones's", or to over train. While these are admirable traits, taken to the extreme, they can be detrimental when the body can no longer keep up. The fear of being left behind is stored in the lymphatics of the body, the essential oil that holds the positive frequency - move - is lemon and the affirmation is "I am free to move forward."

Lemon is also used for other emotions, including frustration, sadness, emptiness, entitlement, life being unreliable, detachment, feeling stuck and jealousy. The underlying emotion of jealousy is the fear of being left behind.

Lemon has antiseptic-like properties and contains compounds that have been studied for their effects on immune function. It may serve as an insect repellent and may be beneficial for the skin. (Caution: citrus oils should not be applied to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or untraviolet light within 72 hours).

Recommended uses:
  • Using 1-2 drops of Lemon oil may remove gum, oil, grease spots or crayon
  • Using 1 drop of Lemon oil helps add flavor to baked goods or beverages
  • For homemade lemonade: In a blender mix 2 drops of Lemon oil, 2 tablespoons of honey or 1 packet Lemon-Lime ReVita to two cups of pure water. Adjust ingredients to suit your own taste
  • Rubbing a drop of Lemon oil on a corn, callous or bunion mornings and evenings is soothing
  • To clean and increase the shelf life of fresh fruit, fill a bowl with cool water and 2-3 drops of Lemon oil. Drop your cleaned fruit into the water and stir. Be sure all surfaces of the fruit contact the lemon water
  • Soaking your dishcloth or sponge overnight in a bowl of water with a drop of Lemon oil sanitizes it
  • Adding a drop of Lemon oil to your dishwasher before the wash cycle helps in cleaning
  • Rub a drop of Lemon oil on your hands after using a public bathroom to help disinfect
  • Use a paper towel soaked with several drops of Lemon oil to help sanitize the bathroom fixtures
  • Putting a drop of Lemon oil on oily skin or skin blemishes helps balance oil glands
  • Rubbing two drops of Lemon oil topically helps in clearing athlete's foot
  • Rubbing several drops of Lemon oil on legs helps improve circulation
  • Rub Lemon oil on butcher's block or other cutting surfaces to clean and disinfect
  • Put 10-15 drops of Lemon oil in each gallon of carpet cleaning solution to help pull out stains and brighten the rug. This also leaves a fresh smell in the room
  • Rubbing several drops of Lemon oil on cellulite may improve circulation and help eliminate waste from the cells

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.