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Devora
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How will I survive until I get my hands on the GTD??? (And complete testing!  My body is fouled up!  I am a mess.

My D4 ring finger is longer on both hands!  STRESS!  I always felt I was masculine in many ways, but now I have the proof!  Eek!  Stress!  I suppose it is somewhat common.  Still.



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For one... you must make sure you are measuring accurately.

And... my ring finger is longer on both hands and I do not consider myself all that masculine. Plus, I never had any fertility problems that are associated with this... unless keeping from getting pregnant is classified as a fertility problem...  



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does anyone know what the proper way of measuring the fingers is?
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Quoted from Devora
How will I survive until I get my hands on the GTD??? (And complete testing!  My body is fouled up!  I am a mess.

My D4 ring finger is longer on both hands!  STRESS!  I always felt I was masculine in many ways, but now I have the proof!  Eek!  Stress!  I suppose it is somewhat common.  Still.

My D2 and D4 fingers seem to be the exact same length as each other.  Weirdness.  Tie goes to the index finger, per the video.



When I just eyeball it, the ring fingers appear just a whisker taller.  But upon measuring them (sans "friend", which turns out might have been a help with the ring fingers!), they are basically identical.  Each digit is just shy of 3" tall.


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now i have to worry about my fingers?
Sure you made me look and my pointers are not the same! One hand has it shorter then the other.
Oh well I will chek it all out when the book gets here. I can't be any stranger then I already (and others) think I am.
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Nose and ears are two body parts that never stop growing.

Here's the link to the video on measuring fingers, but keep abreast of all the new info from Dr. D'Adamo's blog!

Measuring:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65qdAvuNjsc

Blog:  http://www.dadamo.com/wordpress/?paged=2
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On my left hand, my index finger (d2) is significantly longer than my ring finger (d4).  On my right hand, my index finger is only slightly longer than my ring finger.  

My right hand ring finger is longer than my left hand ring finger.  My left hand index finger is longer than my right hand index finger.

Wow!
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Correction!
Measured again in the morning... Both my D2's are definitely a little longer than my D4's    

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Quoted from Kristin
For one... you must make sure you are measuring accurately.

And... my ring finger is longer on both hands and I do not consider myself all that masculine. Plus, I never had any fertility problems that are associated with this... unless keeping from getting pregnant is classified as a fertility problem...  



Me too - on both hands are my ringfinger a few mm longer than indexfinger- however the difference is biggest on lefthand (I´m righthanded)
I got pregnant VERY easy  



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finger length measures the amount of androgen and estrogen you received in utero


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We'll have kid tables in due time. In the meantime, I'll publish a patch that uses blood type and the strength-testing components to let parents have some sort of insight.


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I'm having a hard time with the finger thing. I measured from the crease, trying to use consistent pressure each time and my ring fingers are just a hair longer (they definitely appear longer when I hold my hand up). I also measured by bending my fingers so the finger would create a 90 degree angle with my palm and measured from the back of my palm to the tip of my finger (so basically incorporating that joint in the measurement). Ring finger definitely longer. Can anyone confirm or deny that this is a good way to verify which finger is longer? This seems less subjective than going from the crease and the difference -- at least for me -- was more significant and, therefore, more trustworthy. I still put in measurements from the crease into my calculations; I just used this to confirm which finger is longer.


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I would use the method as outlined in the book and shown in the video. If you cannot clearly tell that the ring finger is longer (a measureable amount)then you should treat the index as longer. If you use a mm scale it may be easier to tell if there is a clear difference.

Also, if you have arthritis or are older I would lean towards the index longer for that reason as the fingers get displaced.
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Quoted from kate4975
... I measured from the crease, trying to use consistent pressure each time and my ring fingers are just a hair longer (they definitely appear longer when I hold my hand up)...


This is the same for me. But I have finally accepted that my ring fingers are a tiny bit longer than my pointers. Thank goodness for the video and pix in the book.


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My ring finger is longer on the left, but the index finger is slightly longer on the right.  I found out earlier this year that I was adopted.  I think it would be fair to guess that my mother was probably stressed during her pregnancy.  I was also very low birth weight of 5 pounds although at term.  This is all tying in nicely with my gatherer genotype and ease of gaining weight now.  The descriptions of hypoglycemia, not feeling that great after losing weight and being exercise challenged all fit me to a T.  This is all very interesting.  I'm already wishing for the next book to expand on this one.


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Cheryl, you might want to check. Asymetry is a sign of Explorers. Of course that might depend on your other measurements.
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Cheryl, you might want to check. Asymetry is a sign of Explorers. Of course that might depend on your other measurements.


Actually if you look at the advanced charts at the back of the book and scan down the category where the hands are asymmetrical, all 6 of the types are represented.  There are some of us asymmetricals in every type.


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Cheryl, you might want to check. Asymetry is a sign of Explorers. Of course that might depend on your other measurements.


I think hunters or explorers were the only other possibilities with my blood type, but my long torso and longer lower legs put me into the gatherer type.  Longer lower legs are also not a perfect fit for gatherers, but it's the overall profile.  I just got the book yesterday.  I really do need to do a careful remeasuring and probably let someone else do the measuring, but the differences on the torso/leg and leg measurements were pretty clear.

I'm pretty sure I'm a non-taster, but will buy a kit to double check that.   The other thing I need to do is the fingerprint testing.  The quizzes are a problem for me since I am adopted, I don't know about family history, so I have to rely on the other measures.

I'm not making any big changes though until I've rechecked all the measurements.  Most of the foods that are now on the toxin list for me were a little harder to find anyway, so in most cases it won't be that big of a change.

The fish choices for gatherers are much easier to find, although I'll miss the rainbow trout.



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Hi Cheryl,

Great to see you here again. I missed your participation.  

Based on the Advanced GenoType Calculator tables your Genotype is 100% confirmed if you have your blood type, Rh, secretor status and your torso, leg, and finger length measurements.

You don't need the other measurements and data points to determine your GT. All they will do is help you determine how well you match the typical characteristics of your GT.


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Standard blood test, about 10$ (give or take). Finger prick will do. Do it yourself, order online or pick up at a pharmacy.
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If I measure my ring and index fingers from the flap of skin, the ring finger is just a hair longer than index.  If I measure from the little divot where the third finger bone meets the knuckle, the difference is more than a centimeter (ring finger is much longer).

Hunter and explorer genotypes fit me to a T (strength testing); gatherer, not at all.

Am I crazy?




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misspudding   you are not  the only one going crazy over finger lengths....there are alot of people out there with scraps of paper, rulers, measuring tapes, etc. foaming at the mouth by the light of the moon........
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Thanks, jayneeo.

Oh well...I guess even a hair (in my case, about 1 mm), is enough to make me a hunter/explorer.  So, I'll stick with that for now.  Unless I hear otherwise...




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Quoted from misspudding
Oh well...I guess even a hair (in my case, about 1 mm), is enough to make me a hunter/explorer.

You might want to read this post by Dr. D.



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