Research Participant 681 – Body Type Two (BT2) Male (Man), Millennial (Generation Y)

FORCA?Fellow One Research Combined Average (FORCA) Health Score which Averages the Self-Determined (SD) Health & FORC Health Scores [5 is Very Healthy, 1 is Very Unhealthy]. This score is in beta testing.

3.01

FORTH?Fellow One Research Total Health (FORTH) Score [5 is Very Healthy, 1 is Very Unhealthy]. This score is in beta testing.

3.26

FORMR?Fellow One Research Metabolism Rate (FORMR) Adjusted Mifflin-St Jeor BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) Score. This score is in beta testing.

Normal Metabolism

FORMA?Fellow One Research Metabolism Activity (FORMA) Adjusted Harris-Benedict Activity Score. This score is in beta testing.

Steady Metabolic Rate

Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculation

25.3

BMI Minimal, Moderate, High Risk

Moderate Risk

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Fellow One Research Participant Dr. Irfan Saddique Bio Summary – Body Type Two (BT2)


I have studied The Four Body Types and it is my understanding that I am a Body Type Two (BT2). Obesity has slightly been a problem in my life. My obesity problems started in my life between age 25 and age 29. I was at my heaviest weight when I reached 188 pounds at age 28. The most weight I ever lost was 16 pounds when I was 28. I have not been successful at keeping all that weight off to date. I gained back 4 of those pounds in a span of 3 month(s).

My ride on the obesity weight gain & loss management roller coaster ride has been slightly severe. If/when I put fat weight on my body, it is most likely that I will put the fat weight on in relation to: buttocks, lower midriff/waist/hips, middle back, lower back, lower side trunk/love handles, as accurately as I can figure. I attribute mostly my unbalanced diet and genetics/DNA to my weight problems. On average, obesity is common in my family.

Upon careful examination of my spine, vertebra(e) (posture), and muscle/muscle mass, I am confident that the following vertebra(e) in my body are underdeveloped if not undeveloped: thoracic 5, thoracic 11, thoracic 12, lumbar 1, lumbar 2, lumbar 3, lumbar 4, lumbar 5, as best I can surmise. I am confident I am a Body Type Two (BT2) because I have between (1) and eight (8) vertebrae undeveloped. I am quite sure my body does not look identical to a Body Type One (BT1) with all muscles developed & defined. My body has not always had the fully developed BT1 classic arch, dimples, vertebrae (posture), and muscle mass. I am certain I do not have the fully developed BT1 classic arch and dimples, which strengthens my belief I'm not a BT1.


Fellow One Research Participant Dr. Irfan Saddique Identifies as a Body Type Two (BT2) (The Four Body Types)
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Biological Gender: Male (Man)
Current Height: 5'10 inches
Current Weight: 176 pounds
General Age: 20-Something
Actual Age: 29 years old
Generation: Millennial (Generation Y)
Biological Origin: Mostly Oriental, Pacific Islander, and/or of Asian Descent
Country: Pakistan
Fellow One Research Participant - The Four Body Types Identifier
Fellow One Research Identifies this ‘The Four Body Types’ Research Participant’s Body Type as a:
Body Type Two
Basic Research Participant Self-Determined (SD) Health Score (5 is Very Healthy, 1 is Very Unhealthy)
2.67
Basic Fellow One Research Calculated (FORC) Health Score (5 is Very Healthy, 1 is Very Unhealthy)**
3.35

What Does My Body Type Two (BT2) Mean?


Life is all about balance. Unbalance allows a human being to truly understand balance by recognizing, honestly, what their unbalances truly are. All be it some more than others, all human beings are unbalanced physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, at least to some extent. But most human beings are very unbalanced and unhealthy. The more unbalanced the body type (BT4 is the most unbalanced body type), including metabolism, the more physical work the specific individual person has to do to bring their human body into a state of true physical balance (BT1).

Body Type One (BT1): Physically balanced (Anatomy Standard).

*Fully developed vertebrae, spinal extension (posture), and muscle. *33 out of 33 Vertebrae Developed and Extended, relative to the 24 Moveable & Two Fixed Bones (0 Vertebrae Undeveloped/Underdeveloped) *Very Low to Low probabilities of experiencing obesity in the short and long-terms. *High tendencies to be symmetrical and attractive. *Mental (mind), emotional (energy in motion), and spiritual (soul/soul energy/star power/IT Factor) balance matters equally as much as physical (body/genetics/DNA) balance.

Body Type Two (BT2): Less Physically Balanced.

*Mostly developed vertebrae, spinal extension (posture), and muscle. *32 to 22 out of 33 Vertebrae Developed and Extended, relative to the 24 Moveable & Two Fixed Bones (1-8 Vertebrae Undeveloped/Underdeveloped) *Low to Medium probabilities of experiencing obesity in the short and long-terms. *Moderate tendencies to be symmetrical and attractive. *Mental (mind), emotional (energy in motion), and spiritual (soul/soul energy/star power/IT Factor) balance matters equally as much if not more (to make up for physical unbalances) while the BT2 person is achieving to physical (body/genes/DNA) balance.

Body Type Three (BT3): More Physically Unbalanced.

*Moderate to mostly undeveloped vertebrae, spinal extension (posture), and muscle. *21 to 11 out of 33 Vertebrae Developed and Extended, relative to the 24 Moveable & Two Fixed Bones (9-17 Vertebrae Undeveloped/Underdeveloped) *Medium to High probabilities of experiencing obesity in the short and long-terms. *Moderate tendencies to be asymmetrical and unattractive. *Mental (mind), emotional (energy in motion), and spiritual (soul/soul energy/star power/IT Factor) balance matters even more (to make up for physical unbalances) while the BT3 person is achieving to physical (body/genetics/DNA) balance.

Body Type Four (BT4): Mostly to Fully Physically Unbalanced.

*Mostly to completely undeveloped vertebrae, spinal extension (posture), and muscle. *10 to 0 out of 33 Vertebrae Developed and Extended, relative to the 24 Moveable & Two Fixed Bones (18-26 Vertebrae Undeveloped/Underdeveloped) *High to Very High probabilities of experiencing obesity in the short and long-terms. *High tendencies to be asymmetrical and unattractive. *Mental (mind), emotional (energy in motion), and spiritual (soul/soul energy/star power/IT Factor) balance matters even that much more (to make up for physical unbalances) while the BT4 person is achieving to physical (body/genes/DNA) balance.

More Fellow One Research Participant Data – Dr. Irfan Saddique & Skinny Fat, Back Pain, Diet, Exercise, Lifestyle


Skinny Fat & Back Pain

The Four Body Types Research Participant 681, Body Type Two (BT2) Male - Fellow One Research Free Body Type Shape QuizSkinny fat has been a slighlty serious problem in my life overall. I have experienced the skinny fat phenomenon in the past and/but I am presently experiencing the skinny fat phenomenon in my life. After reviewing my body, I am experiencing and/or have experienced skinny fat including thin fat, cellulite, crepey skin, loose/saggy skin, and/or normal weight obesity, in general, relative to: buttocks, lower midriff/waist/hips, middle back, lower back, lower side trunk/love handles, as far as I can tell.

On average, I do not experience back aches and pain. I feel back aches and pains in my body in relation to: thoracic 11, thoracic 12, lumbar 1, lumbar 2, lumbar 3, lumbar 4, lumbar 5, and it is directly relative to my Body Type Two (BT2).


Diet (Food & Drink/Hydration)
Basic Self-Determined Research Participant Diet Score (5 is Very Healthy, 1 is Very Unhealthy)
2
Basic Calculated Fellow One Research Participant Diet Score (5 is Very Healthy, 1 is Very Unhealthy)**
3.8

I believe my daily diet is unhealthy overall. I would say my diet is vegan-leaning omnivore. I eat 3 meals per day but they are not all nutritionally balanced; I am likely not getting all my nutrients. I eat a fair mix of whole organic, regular, & fast/processed/junk food. I never drink alcohol. I drink the equivalent of 6-8, 8 ounce glasses of clean water daily and am hydrated.


Cardio & Resistance (Weight Lifting, Calisthenics (Body Weight), Isometrics/Gravity) Exercise Training
Basic Self-Determined Research Participant Exercise Score (5 is Very Healthy, 1 is Very Unhealthy)
2
Basic Calculated Fellow One Research Participant Exercise Score (5 is Very Healthy, 1 is Very Unhealthy)**
2

Body Type Two (BT2) Male - Fellow One Research Free Body Type Shape Test - The Four Body Types Research Participant 681In my opinion, my weekly cardio exercise training routine is unhealthy. I do cardio exercise 1x per week. My training is less than 15 minutes per day. I like the following types of cardio activities: walking and the like.

My belief is that my weekly resistance exercise training routine is unhealthy. I do not do any resistance exercise; 0x per week. I enjoy the following kinds of resistance exercise training activities: nothing as it stands now.

My daily work/job/career is slightly strenuous/active, I at least walk/move a fair amount.


Lifestyle (Career, Relationships, Travel, Hobbies, Sleep, etc.)
Basic Self-Determined Research Participant Lifestyle Score (5 is Very Healthy, 1 is Very Unhealthy)
4
Basic Calculated Fellow One Research Participant LifestyleScore (5 is Very Healthy, 1 is Very Unhealthy)**
4.25

I think my lifestyle overall is healthy. I get 7.5 to 9.0 hours of sleep per day/night on average. My daily/nightly sleep, on average, is quality and I awake each morning mostly refreshed. I find I am happiest when I partake in the following lifestyle activities: educational opportunities, family relationships, professional/business relationships, hobbies, spiritual/religious practice/soul searching, entertainment outlets, travel, political affiliations, medical/healthcare affiliations, and such. Over the past 6 months, my average daily stress levels have been moderate.

No, my doctor(s) has never diagnosed me with a hormone imbalance that negatively affected my weight. I am not currently dealing with a doctor-diagnosed hormone imbalance that negatively affects my weight.

If my diet, exercise, and lifestyle were all very healthy my body would look 100% identical to a Body Type One (BT1) with all muscles/muscle mass properly developed. My genetics/DNA are the indirect reason for my body type shape; diet, exercise, and lifestyle are the main reason. The soul is real and may play a part in human health, but I am not sure.

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20 thoughts on “Research Participant 681 – Body Type Two (BT2) Male (Man), Millennial (Generation Y)

  1. Comment #2589

    Hi Dr. Saddique:

    Thanks for your Fellow One Research Participant, The Four Body Types’ Free Body Type Shape Quiz Calculator submission.

    Please carefully review the above post.

    After reviewing your Quiz data and images it appears that you are a Body Type Two (BT2) with likely underdeveloped thoracic 5, thoracic 11, thoracic 12, lumbar 1, lumbar 2, lumbar 3, lumbar 4, and lumbar 5 vertebrae. Your BT1 Classic Arch and Dimples do not look fully developed. Being a BT2 is supported by your statements, "If/when I put fat weight on my body, it is most likely that I will put the fat weight on in relation to: buttocks, lower midriff/waist/hips, middle back, lower back, lower side trunk/love handles, as accurately as I can figure." and "After reviewing my body, I am experiencing and/or have experienced skinny fat including thin fat, cellulite, crepey skin, loose/saggy skin, and/or normal weight obesity, in general, relative to: buttocks, lower midriff/waist/hips, middle back, lower back, lower side trunk/love handles, as far as I can tell." as well as "I feel back aches and pains in my body in relation to: thoracic 11, thoracic 12, lumbar 1, lumbar 2, lumbar 3, lumbar 4, lumbar 5, and it is directly relative to my Body Type Two (BT2).". Things are further supported by your slight moderate risk BMI.

    Please answer the following:

    Looking at the BT1 Dimples and Classic Arch here https://fellowone.com/fellow-one-research/the-four-body-types/

    A. On a scale of 1-10, 10 being 100% fully developed, how Developed are your Body Type One (BT1) Dimples?
    B. On a scale of 1-10, 10 being 100% fully developed, how Developed is your Body Type One (BT1) Classic Arch?

    All the years of your life, from 0-29, should be clearly represented in your answers. After double-checking the images here https://fellowone.com/fellow-one-research/the-four-body-types/

    C. What years of your life did you look like a Body Type One (BT1), if any?
    D. What years of your life did/have you looked like a Body Type Two (BT2)?
    E. What years of your life did you look like a Body Type Three (BT3), if any?
    F. What years of your life did you look like a Body Type Four (BT4), if any?

    G. On a scale of 1-10, 10 being 100% True, True or False? Every human body is born the same, with the same muscle mass and development, as per every Standard Science/Scientific Human Body Anatomy Book (BT1). Obesity is solely/only about poor diet, laziness/no exercise, and unhealthy lifestyle habits.

    H. On a scale of 1-10, 10 being 100% True, True or False? The spine/vertebrae (posture) & muscle/muscle mass are main, vital components in the scaffolding, structure, & metabolism of the human body as well as it’s balance, health, & appearance, no less, and directly affects body type (one of The Four Body Types).

    I. On a scale of 1-10, 10 being 100% True, True or False? Mainstream science is right, all any human being has to do to lose weight & look like a Standard Scientific Human Anatomy Book Body Type One (BT1) is reduce daily calorie intake & increase daily calorie burn.

  2. Comment #2590

    1. On a scale of 1-10, 10 being Makes Real Logical And Reasonable Sense, how Logical And Reasonable would you say the Fellow One Research variables and data are, as you understand them now?

    2. As per #1, Why?

    3. What could be done better to help better explain and show the research data to date?

    • Comment #2606

      1) 10

      2) Because its befitting for any kind of body. For instance, if I would have assumed that my body type is BT1, then in the end, after going through the explanations and data, I would be admitting that I have a BT2 body.
      Similarly, the second thing amazing about it is that it is discussing vertebrae underdevelopment and its correlation with the body type. I always thought why my lumbar section doesn't match the streamline actor's lumbar section images.

      3) Personally, I believe that the use of a 3-D image to make people understand about back arch can better explain this. Moreover, another thing that can be added is the question about "Is your back pain due to some pathological disease or not?" (If someone answers YES on having back pain now or ever in the past).

      Overall, it was really amazing and highly interesting to fulfill the research data requirements. I never felt boring or exhausted while doing so.

  3. Comment #2693

    Comment Type: Lifestyle

    Lifestyle Type: General

    Stress Level: Low

    Subject: MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Machine Question from a Licensed Doctor of Medicine

    Hi Gnosis:

    I’m Dr. Irfan, a licensed medical doctor. I have acquired my medical degree from the University of Health and Sciences, Lahore. I have vast experience in the medical field and have served in diverse wards including the Medicine ward, Surgery ward, Cardiology department, and Pediatrics. Moreover, I have organized many seminars on health and fitness at my Medical School. I have also worked voluntarily in low socioeconomic areas in the health sector. Currently, I’m working as a medical doctor in a specialized healthcare hospital at an administrative post.

    That is a brief overview of my medical background. I have a question about this research.

    Have you considered using a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine to get more exact data and imaging in terms of how many underdeveloped vertebrae and muscles in any of The Four Body Types, including a BT2 body like mine?

    If yes, then with the help of MRI data and imaging how can I make my underdeveloped vertebrae and muscles developed regarding diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes?

    • Comment #2702

      Yes, an MRI machine and respective laboratory setting to do more in-depth scientific research is indeed the main goal of this research. Between building research criteria and data on the cutting-edge of science and dealing with the global coronavirus pandemic, things have moved more slowly than wanted or anticipated.

      Can you please share your knowledge and experience when it comes to the benefits and advantages of an MRI machine? How does an MRI machine work? How many patients have you worked with directly in relation to an MRI? From the imaging you have seen, can an MRI take an accurate, clear enough scan and imaging of the human body to really see the spine, vertebrae, and muscles to compare to any Standard Scientific Human Anatomy Book Body Type One (BT1) image to actually see underdeveloped/undeveloped vertebra(e) and muscle(s)?

      Your 2nd question will be addressed in a separate Reply.

      • Comment #2708

        Let's start with the benefits of MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). First of all, MRI provides a very detailed body image, including bone structures, muscles, and even blood vessels and blood circulation. Thus, it is a remarkable diagnostic tool in medical sciences. Second, MRI is a non-invasive modality which means that not even a scratch or needle mark is needed for an MRI. Third, there's no need to worry about radiation exposure because the traditions used in MRI are totally safe. That's why MRI can be carried out in children or pregnant women. Moreover, now open MRI machines are also available for claustrophobic patients.

        Now let's come to the second question about the working mechanism of the MRI machine. MRI machine uses a powerful magnetic field and radio waves to measure how water difference lies between different body tissues. Next, it uses this information to create a detailed image of the body. Then, this image is viewed on the testing screen. As our body consists of 65% water, its image based on water difference is very detailed.
        Considering my experience with MRI, I have worked with such patients who need MRI or have done MRI scans daily. On average, I encounter about 5-10 patients per week.

        Lastly, Yes, in my opinion, based on my experience in this field, MRI can take a clear enough and accurate scan of the body, providing you a very detailed image of spinal vertebrae, muscles, and surrounding soft tissues, which can then be compared to any Standard Scientific Human Anatomy Book Body Type One (BT1) image. Comparing these, undeveloped/ underdeveloped vertebrae can be assessed.

        • Comment #2737

          Thank you for the very detailed explanation.

          Getting to your second question, “If yes, then with the help of MRI data and imaging how can I make my underdeveloped vertebrae and muscles developed regarding diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes?”

          Diet and lifestyle matter; the more healthy the food (whole, organic) and drink (pure water) and the more healthy your daily lifestyle habits including sleep, career, partying, and hobbies, the more healthy your human body. Exercise also matters in relation to posture and muscles/muscle mass (disussed more below).

          Fixing your Body Type Two is really all about good/right posture. So, how does one achieve good/right posture? How do we even know what good/right posture is.

          If we reference the Standard Scientific Human Anatomy Book Body Type One (BT1) image, good/right posture is no less than the full development and extension of all 26 vertebrae (33 bones) AND all muscles relative to those vertebrae, which is most (if not all) of the 600+ known muscles throughout the body.

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          Step One: Identify Your Body Type
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          Without real access to MRI machine technology to truly compare a whole-body MRI scan of the specific body to Standard Scientific Human Anatomy Book Body Type One (BT1) imaging, we have to use a less accurate and technical option like the Fellow One Research, The Four Body Types Body Type Shape Quiz/Test Calculator.

          Once you are able to reasonably identify which vertebra(e) and relative muscle(s) are likely underdeveloped or undeveloped (if any) and you have a better sense of things, assuming your body does have underdeveloped/undeveloped vertebra(e) and muscle(s)/mass, the next step if finding a regime of exercises to begin strengthening, balancing, and fixing things.

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          Step Two - Figuring Out the Best Exercises for Your Specific Body Type
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          Yoga and its wide diversity of poses is well-known for helping you balance posture in general including your spine, spinal extension, vertebrae, and muscles to stretch, strengthen, tone, and improve your posture overall. Here is one research participant experimenting with the best yoga poses for her Body Type Two (BT2), which is an arduous process and likely will involve incorporating weightlifting resistance exercises as well.

          Calisthenics resistance exercises offer another solid array of useful exercises from which to choose to help balance, tone, stretch, and strengthen posture relative to specific vertebrae and muscles/mass. This research participant is experimenting with a range of calisthenic exercises to find what is best for his BT2, but he will also most probably have to find a way to add a proper weight lifting training route as well.

          The idea is not just adding muscle(s) to areas of your body that are lacking muscles or mass. It is adding it the right way. If you improperly add muscle(s) to areas of the body that are already unbalanced you can, indeed, increase/make the imbalance worse. Further, if you solely add muscle(s) by rote, repetitive means, then as soon as you stop doing the rote repetition you are likely going to start to lose the muscle gained. The key is finding a way to properly add muscle to the body as it works normally day-to-day so that the muscle added is required by the body day-to-day (and not required solely to perpetuate rote, repetitive actions).

          The human body is always, constantly working against gravity. We know this from NASA because as soon as an astronaut enters zero-gravity they begin to lose muscle and bone mass at an accelerated rate, which is why they are required to do daily exercise while in orbit/space. The same general principle holds true here on Earth. The human body, and more specifically the bones and muscles in the human body are working against gravity always, which is one way they are maintained.

          Thus, if you can find a way to also incorporate isometrics resistance into your daily exercises, particularly if you can learn how to do isometrics while walking relative to holding your posture right, you will be on your way to figuring out how to balance, strengthen, and fix/heal your underdeveloped/undeveloped vertebrae.

          This research participant has figured out a way to do this, although it is not really that much of help to you or anyone else because every person will have to figure out the right routine(s) for their specific body type, which is not easy and takes diligence, steadfastness, and follow-through, no less.

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          Step Three - Doing the Real Work and Following-Through
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          Muscle is the armor of the human body and is superior to fat in every way (perhaps insulation is the only exception), in that muscle burns (calories) and holds energy (calorie) much better than fat. If you do really figure out your diet, exercise, and lifestyle and then do the work and actually follow-through and truly fix your muscles/mass and posture, no less, what you achieve in the end is much better health. This includes the ability to hold the energy much better, which directly correlates to being able to better stand the heat (If you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen) in day-to-day life and rise to higher levels of achievements in life (more resources and wealth).

          There is a reason that current data strongly indicates that less than 10% of the population is a true Standard Scientific Human Anatomy Book Body Type One (BT1) - of that 10%, less than 1% of the entire population is a Super Star Professional Athlete, A-list star, and the like. Like it or not, body type (no less) matters (so does soul energy, but that is another conversation). The rest of us have work to do.

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          In your experience with your patients and MRI machine scans over the years, have you ever looked at a full-body scan of an obese person and readily noticed that where they have more fat they have less muscle (less than the Standard Scientific Human Anatomy Book Body Type One says they should have)? Or, is The Four Body Types research information so new that you never really gave such things serious consideration, If any consideration at all?

          • Comment #2750

            First of all, thanks a lot for such a beautiful description. I have read thoroughly and appreciate your answering in a well-detailed manner. I'm also very delighted to know that underdeveloped vertebrae can be put into development if we work out in a well-angled and discipline way with lifestyle changes and a healthy, nutritious diet.


            Regarding your question, yes, I have observed fat in the MRI scans as it takes the white color on scans. Mostly, it is located around the abdomen, breasts, buttocks, and waist.
            Answering your second question, I find this research informative and correlating with my observations in clinical practice and MRI reporting. I would even like to appreciate this research and initiative. Keep it up.


            Regards,
            Dr. Irfan Siddique

            • Comment #2754

              Thank you, Dr. Siddique. Your expert medical input and thoughts have been very helpful. Feel free to comment here on your Quiz Post/Profile in the future if you have any further questions or thoughts.

  4. Comment #2948

    Comment Type: Lifestyle

    Lifestyle Type: General

    Stress Level: Very Low

    Subject: Comparison of Real Medical Patient HD MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Image to The Four Body Type Research

    Hello Gnosis:

    Dr. Irfan here. I am interested in comparing one of my patient's real MRI scan images with the information provided in The Four Body Types research and my Body Type Quiz. First I'll discuss the patient's overview situation.

    She's a 26 years old obese female, presented with complaints of backache for the last two years. Her pain usually subsides when she's on analgesics (pain medications). However, while I was reading your research, I thought about this patient. I arranged for the patient's MRI to share here so that it can hopefully help me and others more clearly understand The Four Body Types research.

    Her MRI scan image shows marked straightening of the lumbar vertebrae spine area (BT1 Classic Arch) and medical problems in lumbar intervertebral discs. I consider this MRI scan to be a grounded, solid piece of scientific and medical evidence in assessing how human body fat ratio and vertebrae development/vertebrae problems are correlated. Thus, considering this in relation to the information in your research knowledge base, I would like to ask you whether it is possible for this patient to regain full vertebral development, get rid of her high-fat ratio, and relieve her backache with no meds, with only diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes?

    • Comment #2949

      Hi Dr. Siddique:

      How tall is this patient (feet and inches)?
      How much do they weigh (in kilograms and pounds)?
      What is their Body Mass Index (BMI)?
      In your medical opinion, which of The Four Body Types do you think this patient is?

      In the photo sent, can you clarify what is considered normal muscles/muscle mass and what is considered fat? Is the fat abnormal?

      Is there any chance you can provide a similar relative MRI scan image (showing the same vertebrae and angle, etc.) of a normal Standard Scientific Human Body Anatomy Book Body Type One (BT1) person to compare the two images? This would be very useful in helping the layperson (and even other medical professionals) better understand the difference between body types — how a BT1 vertebrae look compared to a lesser Body Type Two (BT2), Body Type Three (BT3), and Body Type Four (BT4).

      This is a model example of a Standard Scientific Human Body Anatomy Book Body Type One (BT1):



      Your question will be addressed once those clarifications are made. Thanks

      • Comment #2954

        Yes. Sure. I’ll try to arrange an MRI of a typical Body Type One (BT1) person too for comparison.

        As far as this patient is considered, her weight is 79 Kg/174 pounds and body height is 5 feet, 2 inches which places her BMI at 31.9 in the high risk range. In my opinion, this patient is likely a Body Type Three. In addition, I observed a high proportion of fat around the lower, middle, and upper abdomen/stomach/midriff in this patient.

        I have uploaded the same MRI image again with fat and muscles marked to highlight the difference. Green marked white tissue is fat, which seems high in ratio, irregular and broad in this patient in proportion to others who are lean Body Type One (BT1). Most thin BT1 people have thin streaks of fat here.

        The tissue that is marked red is the muscle mass. If you want more clarification, I can send the transverse plane of this MRI too so that muscle mass can be seen more clearly. In that plane, one can clearly appreciate the high-fat ratio posterior to lumbar vertebrae.

        • Comment #2959

          Thanks. That is all very helpful.

          The Transverse Plane image sounds like it would be very helpful, please do send asap.

          It seems that the Body Type One (BT1) MRI scan image would be useful here to understand the difference(s) when compared to the BT3 image?

          • Comment #2962

            Gnosis, Always welcome.

            Firstly, I am sharing the transverse plane image of this MRI scan for better understanding. For illustration, a transverse plane is a horizontal cut of an MRI scan at different levels/scales of the human body to appreciate the anatomical structures clearly.

            Secondly, fat tissues give a white color on MRI while muscle tissues leave a black shadow so both can be differentiated from each other on MRI. To make it easier, I have highlighted the fat tissues with green outlines and muscles with red ones. As this patient belongs to Body Type Three, a high amount of fat tissue can be appreciated (highlighted by green outline) at the lower end of the image.

            Lastly, I'll see what I can do about an MRI of a Body Type One patient to better compare the Body Type One and Body Type Three on MRI scans. It can help to make things even more distinct.

            Regards,
            Dr. Irfan Siddique.

            • Comment #2965

              Thank you for the MRI scans and points of view, Dr. Siddique, they are very intriguing. As these points of view and relative data are quite new to the average person, it is becoming more clear that having a Body Type Quiz to cross-reference with the MRI images is vital to really understand things from as whole a point of view as possible. Without at least the full-back, side-back, and abdominal/midriff/stomach images to compare and contrast with the MRI images, it is tough to really grasp and glean the meaning of things.

              I understand these MRI images are hard to acquire. I would assume it is not possible to get external images of the patient to see their Body Type Three (BT3) clearly from both the external Body Type Quiz images (full-back, side-back, and abdominal/midriff/stomach) and internal MRI scan imaging points of view? I assume the same is true for a Body Type One (BT1) patient?

              • Comment #2966

                Sorry to say that I am afraid it might not be possible to get the external images of the same patient because some people might not offer consent for external body images.

                However, depending upon the patient's physical features and BMI, I hope this MRI can serve the purpose of providing us a clue of how a Body Type 3 looks internally.


                Regards,
                Dr. Irfan Siddique