|Body Type||Physical Characteristics||Personality||Foods to Avoid||Foods Needed*||Exercises|
|Adrenal||Broad shoulders, well developed muscles, large squarish head, extra fat on stomach and back.||Exhibits strong feeling of power and control. Stable, consistent.||Avoid foods that stimulate adrenals – meat, poultry, eggs, cheese, fish.||Vegetables, dairy, whole grains, legumes. Some poultry, eggs, fish. Rarely salt, red meat, cream, butter, alcohol. [Symplex F/M, Drenamin, Cat. AC or C, Drenatrophin PMG]||Cardiovascular conditioning (higher risk for heart dz). Start with strong bones, weight lifting not recommended, or football.|
|Thyroid||Most common. Long, thin hips, wide shoulders, thin bone structure, small skull. Extra weight at torso, chest.||Changeable, overflowing energy, and lazy. Creative (art, music, writing).||Sugar, carbs, soft drinks, coffee.||Dairy, eggs, meats, vegetables. Some fruit, oils, butter, legumes, whole grains, organ meats. Rarely sugar, caffeine, refined grains. Eat three square meals. [Symplex F/M, ThyrotrophinPMG, MinTran, Prolamine I]||Good flexibility, eye hand coordination – good athlete. Focus on strength and endurance.|
|Pituitary||Most childlike, large skulls, “baby fat” not in one place, soft appearance.||Most cerebral, least physical, pleasant, mental activity, philosophers, scientists, can work alone.||Milk, dairy, sugar.(Avoid foods that stimulate pit)||Eggs, meat, organ meat, fish, shell fish, vegetables. Some fruit, oil, legumes, whole grains. Rarely sugar, dairy, caffeine. [Symplex F/M, Pit PMG, E-Manganese, Neuroplex, Zinc, Rhodiola&Ginseng, Gotu Cola, Barcopa Complex]||Mind/body integration – quickness and flexibility. Moderate cardiovascular with strength activity.Yoga.|
|Gonad (female)||Narrow shoulders, broad hips, weight on thighs, buttocks, pear-shaped.||Nurturing, peace; dislike competition, stands up for beliefs and others when necessary.||Rich, high fat, spicy; avoid ice cream, cheese, french toast.||Dairy, fruit, vegetables, legumes, whole grains. Some oils, fish, eggs, refined grains. Rarely spices, red meat, cream, butter.[Symplex F, Ovex, UtrophinPMG, Wheat germ oil, For-tilB12, Tribulus, wild yam]||Dancers, need to focus on upper body (wt training), avoid swimming, skating, biking.|
Based on original work of Elliot D. Abravanel, MD. (Book: Body Type and Lifetime Nutrition Plan)
*Supplements listed within square brackets are from Standard Process® / Medi-Herbs.®
Metabolic Typing and Genetic Background can modify this.
Group 2 diet (higher protein, fats; fast oxidative-parasympathetic) fits the Thyroid and Pituitary Types most closely. (Hair Analysis (ARL) also lends some info.)
Group 1 diet (more complex carbohydrates; slow oxidative-sympathetic) fits the Adrenal and the Gonad Types most closely.
Cordell E Logan, ND
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