Fingerprints: A Road Map of Your Early Development

We will start with epigenetics which is the science of the interaction of your genes, your environment, and your diet. Finger prints have been well studied for many reasons including development in the womb and how they can predict disease predisposition. Your finger prints are like the minutes of your prenatal development inside the womb.

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Fingerprints can be used to determine potential threats to your health, such as rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, diabetes and cancer. They can also be used to identify your GenoType. In a crime lab they are called dermatoglyphics. Understanding how your fingerprints were formed can be helpful since it gives you a better picture of you epigenetic history.

As a six week old fetus you do not yet have fingertips; instead you have volar pads which continue to grow until you are three months old. At three months old they begin to shrink and the bones that become your fingers begin being covered with your flesh and are marked by unique raised areas that turn into your fingerprints.

What that means is that every major event between week 6 and week 21 of your fetal life leaves its mark in your unique pattern of loops and whorls; in other word they are the "minutes" of that time period. Did you know that even identical twins do not have the same fingerprints. They both have the exact genetic heritage; yet their prenatal experience differs: One twin gets more food, the other may have been more effected by moms stress hormones. Epigentics is the reason identical twins are actually not identical. Interestingly on my way to work this morning NPR was talking about the differences in identical twins that science is just now uncovering and epigenetics as mentioned above is responsible.

Because fingerprints are such a good record of your prenatal life they are important clues to both your GenoType and to the disorders that correlate with it. There are thousands of studies showing the relationship of fingerprints and potential health risks. For example several studies have found that patients with eight or more "ulnar loops" have a tendency to Alzheimer's and cognitive disease in later life. Also six or more fingerprint patterns known as "whorls" have been statistically related to higher risk of breast cancer. Both of these serious disease risks can be warded-off with the right diet for the person; a diet based on their genetics. Finally blood type A genotype Warrior who have more than three "arch" fingerprint patterns tend to have sluggish bowels and elimination problems.

As you can see, knowing these potential problems makes following your GenoType Diet and Exercise Plan very important. In fact a diet designed around your genetics can help you beat these epigenetic odds, ensuring your greatest chance for a long and healthy life.

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