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The more I read about Gatherers, the more agitated I became, and the less I identified with them. No offense Gatherers, you guys are sweet and I love you, but I'm not one of you. I decided to go back and watch the videos again, remeasuring as I went.
When I got to the finger part, the video shows measuring from the top of the hand. But the voice says "measure from the crease". What crease? I turned my hand over. There was a crease. I looked at my hands and noticed for the first time that I have a moderate amount of webbing. Someone on the Forum had mentioned webbing as a problem with finger measurements.
I measured again, this time in millimeters instead of inches. I put the new numbers in the calculator and held my breath. I am a Hunter! I looked at the description. It's ME!! Allergies and inability to sit still and all! I looked at the food lists. It's the good old Type O Diet.
I'm happy again. If anything the adrenaline high I've been on for the past two days reconfirms my Hunter status. I guess I better eat super beneficials today!
A couple of observations:
If you really don't feel right about your genotype, watch the videos again. Measure again. Trust yourself.
The GTD is going to be harder to explain to people than the BTD. However when I read in the Gatherer characteristics that they are often non secretors, things began to make a little more sense. I'm thinking of a particular Type O friend who is sweet and well padded and who has never quite identified with the Type O diet.
There are changes and conflicts between the two programs. I need to have a bigger picture of how the two diets fit together. For a while there I thought that Dr. D was throwing out the BTD for a whole new system. Now it's looking more like he is trying to fit exceptions (non secretors and others who didn't quite fit the basic 4 types) into categories that suit them better.
For now, I'm a Happy Hunter, and I'm going to study my food lists - after I do a cardio workout.
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