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The IfHI Conference 2007 - The Buttes, Phoenix, AZ.
What a great conference: lots of speakers with new information on genetics and individuality, all giving the background information for the new concept revealed by Dr. D'Adamo.
The Book The GenoType™ Diet is to be on sale from December 26th, 2007. The concept takes us beyond blood types, to a new categorisation of 6 distinct genotypes:
Although these genotypes include blood group and secretor status information, they do not all exclusively relate to one single blood type: individuals fitting into certain genotypes may have one of several possible blood types. The new additions to the genotypes over and above the genetic information associated with blood types includes many easily accessible measurements:
D2-D4 ratio (second and fourth finger length)
Upper to lower leg ratio
These are associated with 'epigenetic' factors that do not change the actual genes of the individual, but influence how they are expressed, like a volume control that can be moved up or down to vary the amount that a certain gene interacts with the environment.
Other influencing factors on a person's genotype include both ancestral DNA haplogroups and ayurvedic doshas. It looks like the result will be the fusion of ancient wisdom, anthropometric techniques from the last century, and modern cutting edge genetic science - with a strong influence from the blood type information that is associated with diet and health.
Each genotype has different disease risks and health benefits, and the book will outline the best preventitive strategies for each type. It promises to be a new generation of naturopathic medicine.
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