There are 4 main body types:
1. Adrenal (sagging belly) from high levels of cortisol, a stress hormone.
2. Thyroid (overall weight gain in the entire body) from low levels of the thyroid hormone T4 or T3.
3. Ovary (pear shape, heavier around the hips the thighs the lower butt) from high levels of estrogen.
4. Liver (protruding basketball belly) from liver damage and low growth hormone.
But there is one more; it is the pancreas type.
Pancreas is from high insulin; it is insulin resistance. The pancreas is pumping out too much insulin because this person has insulin resistance.
What is confusing a lot of people is the mixed body type with various symptoms. There is a much easier way to figure out your primary body type but more importantly – the primary cause of your body type, the trigger.
The adrenal body shape can look identical to the pancreas body shape but is caused by two different things.
Adrenal body type is stress triggered. You may have had surgery, trauma, an accident, a divorce, years of being in a very stressful situation and then you got fat because of high cortisol. That could be the trigger for your adrenal body type.
Or maybe you ate a lot of sugar or refined carbs and ate a lot of frequent meals that could also give the same adrenal body type appearance, sagging belly weight in the midsection.
The pancreas type can also cause the adrenal body type, if the trigger is sugar or frequent eating, however, if stress is a trigger, then the high cortisol can release insulin and create belly fat that make it impossible to determine visually if the person has the pancreas or adrenal body type until you talk to the person and dig into their history. It could it be stress related or it could be food related.
The liver body type, which is from a fatty liver, cirrhosis, inflammation of the liver like hepatitis, which could come from alcohol, medications, or a virus. But you can also have a liver body type that is triggered from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease triggered from insulin resistance, so the pancreas can cause the liver body type.
If they have the ovary type, and you find out from their history that they were exposed to higher levels of estrogen – environmental (xenoetorgens) estrogen like the chemicals in the GMO foods, the pesticide, the insecticides, herbicides, which mimics estrogen, or birth control pills or even pregnancy, then we know the trigger maybe estrogen.
The thyroid is usually secondary to either high estrogen, which can lower the thyroid, or liver damage, the thyroid produces T4, which is converted to T3 in the liver and intestine, which then causes the thyroid issue.
The big question is WHAT happened before you ended up with your shape your having certain symptom. That’s going to tell you the more important thing that goes beyond the body types – the trigger so you can undo it.
Was it a stressful situation?
Was it a surgery? Was it a divorce?
Was it a high sugar diet in which case you’re going to fix the diet?
Was it some chemical environment, called endocrine disrupters? (Start consuming a lot more cruciferous vegetables and fibre to clean up the excess.)
Or was it alcohol? In which, case you need to stop drinking alcohol.
Was it a certain medication, like steroids?
Was it from a virus? A virus can destroy the liver. It could cause Hashimoto’s or autoimmune disease of the thyroid.
Think beyond just the body types. Look to the triggers.
Cortisol, estrogen and insulin are the 3 fat making hormones. In the presence of any one of these 3 you block all the fat burning hormones.
One of the fat burning hormones would be T-4/ T3 that is the thyroid hormone.
Another big one would be human growth hormone.
That is why the thyroid and the adrenal are usually secondary to the adrenal and ovary body types.
Insulin is the most dominating, the pancreas body type would probably be the most common body type but you can also look like any of the other 4 body types because of the influence of insulin on these other glands.
This is why the thyroid and liver are usually secondary to other body types. BUT out of all body types, the pancreas is probably the most common today due to how insulin is being triggered by so many things we are exposed to: sugar, refined carbs, commercial vegetable oils, MSG, frequent eating, etc.
In summary, isolate when your problem started with your body shape and these other symptoms and try to find out what triggered it. That will give you the clue to reversing your specific body type.
This Post has been condensed from Dr. Berg’s video, Dr. Berg Talks About 5th Body Type https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhf1JAqdeXI
Dr. Berg is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University.
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