Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Martha's Minute: Foods For Life

Nutrition 101

Are You Sending Your Body Mixed Signals for Health?

You truly are what you eat…and that starts with how food and other natural substances that complement the diet affect your cells and influence your health.
In the past, the main focus was on the nutrients we might be missing. That's still important. However, now scientists realize that there's a lot more to consider when planning our daily diets than just avoiding a deficiency. Healthy eating, nutrition, and other modifiable lifestyle factors can help you reverse the disease process and improve health.
Armed with the basic nutritional knowledge we've provided here, you and your health care provider can work together to develop the dietary and lifestyle prescription that's exactly right for you.
(Compliment of Metagenics)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Martha's Minute: Food for Life

Nutrition 101


If there were a drug that could turn off all the disease-promoting genes and could turn on all the health-promoting, anti-aging genes, would you take it?

In "The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition" (May 2007), there was a study done on nutrigenomics. The basic idea is that food is information, not just calories.

In this study, researchers from Finland took two groups people with metabolic syndrome (pre-diabetes) and gave each group a different diet. It was different ONLY in the type of carbohydrates they consumed for 12 weeks. The rest of their diet was identical — the same calories and the same amount of fat, protein, carbohydrate, and fiber.

The first group had wheat, oats, and potatoes as the source of their carbs.  The second group ate rye as their source of carbohydrate.   In Dr. Mark Hymen's book, UltraMetabolism, rye has some very special properties because it is slowly absorbed by the body and has phytonutrients that help you lose weight and improve metabolism.

After the 12 weeks, the researchers took a fat sample or biopsy and analyzed it to find out which genes were turned on or off.

So what happened?

In the wheat, oat, and potato group, 62 genes were activated that increased inflammation, oxidative stress, and the stress response, worsened blood sugar balance, and generally amplified all of the forces in the body that lead to obesity, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease! It was a 100 percent effect — NO good genes were turned on.

In the rye group, 71 genes were turned on that prevent diabetes, lower cholesterol, reduce inflammation, and improve blood sugar control. This was a 100 percent GOOD gene effect.

So back to our initial  question - If there were a drug that could turn off all the disease-promoting genes and could turn on all the health-promoting, anti-aging genes, would you take it?

You won't see ads on TV telling you to eat more whole-kernel rye bread! The good news is you don't have to see your doctor, get a prescription, nor buy a drug (not to mention all the side effects that come with the drug) to get these benefits. You can simply start adding some rye to your diet!

Here are some findings from a few other key studies that are worth noting:

– Supplementing with conjugated linoleic acid (a special fat from meat and dairy fats) caused a modest loss in body fat. It also may prevent cancer, heart disease, and inflammation.
– Long-term fish consumption protects against arrhythmia or irregular heart beats.
– Eating a diet high in monounsaturated fats from olive oil can help reduce blood pressure while a high refined-carbohydrate diet can increase blood pressure.
– Combining fish oil supplements with regular aerobic exercise helps improve body composition and reduce heart disease risk factors (lower triglycerides, higher HDL).
– Women need more choline (a nutrient that is needed for cell membrane formation and to make the neurotransmitter acetylcholine necessary for brain function) after menopause or are at risk of liver and muscle damage.
– If women with HIV are given a multivitamin, they have less anemia and their children also have less anemia.  Anemia in HIV is associated with a much faster rate of disease progression and death.
– In Bangladesh, where arsenic poisoning is common, giving folate, vitamins B12 and B6, choline, and niacin reduced the toxic effects of arsenic.
– People who eat more meat and saturated fat have a higher risk of skin cancer.

So what are we to learn from all these studies?

If you hear from your doctor that eating better and taking supplements has no “real” scientific evidence to support it, ask them if they have read the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition” lately.

It is also interesting to note that the main medical journals publish mostly positive studies on drugs and mostly negative studies on nutrients, foods, and herbs.

So we encourage you all to beware when someone tells you there is no research to back up the use of food or nutrients as the primary mode of treatment of disease and prevention of chronic illness. The evidence is overwhelming — just ignored.

(The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, May 2007, Compliments of Dr. Mark Hymen, Kallio P, Kolehmainen M, Laaksonen DE, Kekalainen J, Salopuro T, Sivenius K, Pulkkinen L, Mykkanen HM, Niskanen L, Uusitupa M, Poutanen KS. Dietary carbohydrate modification induces alterations in gene expression in abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue in persons with the metabolic syndrome: the FUNGENUT Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 May;85(5):1417-27)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Martha's Minute: Foods for Life


Targeted Nutrients—Extra Help for Improving Health

The growing field of research in nutritional genomics—or nutrigenomics—has demonstrated the effects that nutrients and plant substances can have on modifying the expression of genes in favor of good health. This has led to the development of research-based nutraceuticals and medical foods that complement dietary approaches to address today's top health concerns.

"Boosting" Your Healthy Message with Nutritional Supplements

Even if you eat a nutritious diet, you might benefit from nutritional supplementation. Nutritional supplementation not only helps you maintain adequate nutrient levels. It can also help improve your health or manage chronic health conditions.
The following are key areas for targeted support along with some recommended nutrients:
  • Detoxification & liver/kidney function—silymarin, epigallocatechin gallate, watercress, cordyceps, folate, chlorophyllin, andrographis, hops, methionine, artichoke
  • Health maintenance—multivitamin/mineral, essential fatty acids (EPA/DHA), calcium, vitamins B, C, D & E, other antioxidants, phytonutrient complex, fiber, probiotics
  • Body composition—protein, conjugated linoleic acid, chromium, L-carnitine
  • Bone health—MCHC, calcium, vitamin D, boron, magnesium, ipriflavone, berberine, hops, phosphorus
  • Brain function (cognition, memory)—ginkgo biloba, prolie-rich polypeptides, huperzine A, folate, N-acetylcysteine, EPA/DHA
  • Digestion—lipase, proteases, amla fruit, betaine, pepsin, zinc carnosine, chamomile, peppermint, certain raw organ concentrates, probiotics
  • Immune, sinus & lung health—vitamins A, C, D & E, andrographis, hops, zinc, amla fruit, selenium, Chinese botanicals, Ayurvedic botanicals, homeopathic remedies, perilla, garlic, select mushrooms, probiotics, whey protein, echinacea, ginger, licorice,
  • Intestinal health—probiotics, glutamine, plantain fruit, coptis root, oregano, red thyme, sage, ginger, fiber
  • Joints, tendons & muscles—hops, magnesium, glucosamine, MSM, chondroitin, antioxidants, EPA/DHA, calcium
  • Men's health—arginine, tribulus, zinc, saw palmetto, soy, plant sterols, epigallocatechin gallate, ashwaghanda, DHEA
  • Minor pain relief—ginger, turmeric, reduced iso-alpha acids from hops, boswellia
  • Mood—St. John's wort, DHEA, folate, inositol, EPA/DHA
  • Relaxation & sleep—lemon balm, passionflower, valerian, L-theanine, casein tryptic hydrolysate, epigallocatechin gallate, N-acetylcysteine, Chinese botanicals, L-5-hydroxytryptophan, L-theanine
  • Sports nutrition—whey protein, electrolytes, magnesium, long-chain glucose-polymers
  • Stress management—licorice, ashwagandha, rehmannia, ginseng, cordyceps, Chinese botanicals, homeopathic remedies
  • Women's health—indole-3-carbinole, isoflavones (soy, kudzu, red clover), Chinese botanical blends, chasteberry, choline, calcium, ashwaghanda, black cohosh, folate

Martha's Minutes: Foods for Life

Nutrition 101

Fiber and Water: Filling You Up and Cleaning You Out

Good sources of fiber include bran, beans, brown rice and nuts, and green vegetables (broccoli, asparagus, spinach). Your health care provider may also recommend a fiber supplement. Dietary fiber helps:
  • Promote healthy insulin and blood sugar response by slowing digestion, which helps to prevent a surge of blood sugar.
  • Create a feeling of fullness, helping you control the amount of food you eat.
  • Increase bowel motility, helping you empty what your body doesn't need more regularly.
  • Disease alert. Low fiber diets can increase the risk to insulin resistance, digestive discomfort, and more serious intestinal concerns.
Water helps to transport vital nutrients to, and export waste from, our cells. It's also necessary to moisten the lungs and respiratory tract, lubricate joint surfaces and internal organs, and ensure proper digestion. Like fiber, it can increase the feeling of fullness and aid in toxin removal. So it's important to make sure you're getting enough water every day.
(Compliments of Metaginics)

Martha's Minute: Foods for Life

Nutrtition 101

Carbohydrates: the Key to Healthy Eating

Carbohydrates are important sources of energy and can be found in most foods. Not all carbohydrates are beneficial, so choosing the right carbohydrates is essential.
  • Good. Better sources of carbohydrates are whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and beans. These foods are a good source of energy and provide fiber, vitamins, and minerals—as well as phytonutrients that are essential for good health.
  • Bad. Refined carbohydrates or sugars (white bread, white rice, pastries, sugary sodas) provide little or no nutritional value.
  • Caution. Even the best carbs can be prepared in bad ways. Overcooking can deplete nutrients, or they can be covered in cheese, butter, and fatty/sugary sauces that counteract their benefits.
  • Disease Alert. Over time, a steady intake of refined carbohydrates can lead to insulin resistance, a harmful condition in which the body can't properly convert blood sugar into energy. Insulin resistance, in turn, can result in weight gain, low energy levels, diabetes, heart disease, and other health conditions.
(Compliments of Metagenics)

Martha's Minute: Foods for Life

Nutrition 101

Protein is More Than Just Meat

Protein is a key component of practically every tissue in your body, including muscle, skin, hair, and other tissues. Proteins manufacture the enzymes and hormones that power digestion, metabolism, and tissue growth and repair.
Protein can be found in all meats and vegetables. Some are "complete" proteins (typically from animals) because they contain all the essential amino acids your body needs to build more protein. Others are "incomplete" proteins (vegetables, nuts) because they lack one or more essential amino acids.
  • Good. Lean cuts of meat, white poultry meat, whey protein, soy protein, nuts (in moderation), beans, reduced fat dairy products (or dairy substitutes).
  • Bad. Fatty cuts of meat, dark poultry meat, excess cheese or inorganic dairy product consumption, poultry skins.
  • Caution. Even lean protein sources can be prepared in unhealthy ways—battered, deep fried, or covered in fatty sauces or cheeses.
(Compliments of Metagenics)

Martha's Minute: Foods for Life


Some Fat is Good for You

Fat is a vital nutrient that your body needs for a wide range of biological processes, including growth, healthy skin, and absorption of nutrients. It's also an important fuel source. Eating the right fats, in moderation, will help you feel full faster, and in turn, decrease your appetite. They can even help lower your risk of heart disease by reducing your levels of total and LDL ("bad") cholesterol.
  • Good. Mono- and poly-unsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids (from coldwater fish, nuts, flaxseed oil) are healthy.
  • Bad. Trans fast (from hydrogenated oils and processed foods) are harmful.
  • Disease alert. Saturated and trans fats can increase your risk of heart disease by increasing your total and LDL cholesterol.
(Compliments of Metagenics)

Martha's Minute: Foods for Life


Eating to Send a Healthy Message

Are 3 balanced meals a day enough to keep you healthy? Food is the preferred source of nutrients to supply you foundational nutrition needs for basic health maintenance. Knowing how to eat to maximize these nutrients will help you stay on a path of reduced disease risk.
As you probably know, the foods you eat can be broken down into 3 categories: fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. They're all essential to health—but not every food supplies them in a "good" way. And too much of anything—even a good thing—is still too much. As part of my Vibrant LifeStyle Plan, I help you create customized daily calorie intake and serving size suggestions to match your individual needs and activity level.

(Compliements Metagenics)

Martha's Mintue: Foods for Life


What You Eat Affects How You Feel

Processed foods and other unhealthy dietary habits can interfere with the dietary signals sent to cells throughout the body, which can lead to premature aging and disease. Addressing unhealthy eating patterns allows you to manage symptoms and even halt or reverse the progression of illness. Eating plans can also be tailored to specific conditions to maximize healthy signals—to help regulate blood sugar or reduce inflammation, for example.

Martha's Minute: Foods for Life

Nutrition 101

How Lifestyles Affect Your Body's Nutritional Intake

Despite a wide variety of foods, people today generally eat more but actually get fewer nutrients. Many common aspects of daily life can deplete the body of the nutrients it needs to function properly:
  • Drinking—alcohol, coffee/sodas (caffeine)
  • Smoking—nicotine
  • Medications—statin drugs, corticosteroids, diuretics
  • Eating—junk food, refined carbohydrates
  • Stress—work, family
  • State of Health—illness, injury, intestinal issues, pregnancy
These things can rob you of nutrients by:
  • Increasing your need for certain nutrients
  • Causing accelerated nutrient loss
  • Impairing the absorption of nutrients from food
(Compliments of Metagenics)

Martha's Minute: Foods for Life


Are You Sending Your Body Mixed Signals for Health?
You truly are what you eat…and that starts with how food and other natural substances that complement the diet affect your cells and influence your health.
In the past, the main focus was on the nutrients we might be missing. That's still important. However, now scientists realize that there's a lot more to consider when planning our daily diets than just avoiding a deficiency. Healthy eating, nutrition, and other modifiable lifestyle factors can help you reverse the disease process and improve health.
Armed with the basic nutritional knowledge we've provided here, you and your health care provider can work together to develop the dietary and lifestyle prescription that's exactly right for you.
(Compliments of Metagenics)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Not All Cholesterol is Bad!

Shocking Truth: Not All Cholesterol is Bad!
Cholesterol Deficiency vs. Cholesterol Deceptions
(There is "Good" and Bad Cholesterol)

When you think about cholesterol, what's the first thing that comes to mind? If you're like most Americans, it's probably something negative, like heart disease or giving up eggs for breakfast to keep yours low.

Are you worried about your cholesterol unnecessarily? Lowering your cholesterol is NOT always a good thing ...

But there's something important you should know, and that is the fact that cholesterol is not a "bad" word ... nor is it a "bad" substance in your body. Also, eating eggs isn't what's behind your high cholesterol.
In fact, your body produces about 80 percent of the cholesterol it needs naturally; it is that important to your health and survival.
Your body depends on cholesterol to produce cell membranes, hormones like estrogen and testosterone, vitamin D and the bile acids your body needs to digest fat. Your brain needs cholesterol to function properly, as does your immune system, and if a cell becomes damaged, it needs cholesterol in order to be repaired.
Further, making excess cholesterol is actually your body's response to inflammation, which it does to help heal and repair your cells.
Unfortunately, many Americans are under the mistaken impression that all cholesterol is bad, but in reality cholesterol is good for your body and necessary for you to live.
HDL Cholesterol: A Shining Star for Your Health
You've probably heard by now that there are two types of cholesterol: the good "HDL" (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol and the bad "LDL" (low-density lipoprotein) variety.
Most Americans focus on reducing LDL cholesterol as a key part of their treatment regimen, but what you may actually want to focus on is raising your good cholesterol. Research shows that having too little good cholesterol is at least as damaging when it comes to heart disease as having too much of the bad kind, and it may even be more damaging.
In fact, in people with heart disease, the most common cholesterol problem is too little HDL. That's because HDL cholesterol works to remove LDL cholesterol from the arteries. This is true even among people with normal total and LDL cholesterol levels ... if your HDL is too low, it increases your risk of heart disease.
When HDL levels are increased, a little goes a long way. It's estimated that for every 1 mg/dl increase in HDL cholesterol, there is a 2 percent to 4 percent decrease in your risk of coronary heart disease.
The Risks of Low Cholesterol
Given the benefits of raising your HDL cholesterol, it begs the question, what happens when your cholesterol goes too low? Unfortunately, many people and their health care providers are so focused on keeping total cholesterol levels down that they lose sight of this important point -- low cholesterol levels are dangerous.
Among the numerous health conditions that can occur if your cholesterol levels go too low are:
  • Depression
  • Cancer
  • Anxiety
  • Preterm birth or low birth weight if you have low cholesterol during pregnancy
Low cholesterol levels have also been linked to changes in brain chemistry that lead to increased risk of suicide, violent behavior and aggression. And a study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research found that when your cholesterol levels are too low and combined with another health condition like depression, it raises your risk of dying prematurely from unnatural causes (suicide, drug overdose, unintended injury, etc.) by seven times.
Among the elderly, low cholesterol levels are also known to increase death rates rather than decrease them. In one such study, those between the ages of 65 and 98 with the lowest levels of total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol were about twice as likely to die as those with the highest levels, leading researchers to conclude that:
"Low cholesterol level is a robust predictor of mortality in the non-demented elderly and may be a surrogate of frailty or subclinical disease."
Cholesterol and Heart Disease: Another Deception?
It's a widely held medical dogma in the United States that eating saturated fats causes high cholesterol, which in turn causes heart disease.But the "lipid hypothesis" (aka the "diet-heart hypothesis"), the one that claims foods high in saturated fats drive up your cholesterol levels, which clog your arteries and lead to heart disease, is actually seriously flawed.
In his book The Cholesterol Myths, Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD explained that Ancel Keys, who performed the study upon which the Lipid Hypothesis is based, used cherry-picked data to prove his point that countries with the highest intake of animal fat have the highest rates of heart disease.
Dr. Ravnskov revealed that the countries used in the study were handpicked, and those that did NOT show that eating a lot of animal fat lead to higher rates of heart disease were left out of the study, leading to entirely skewed, and faulty, data.
One recent study even found that there is no association between eating saturated fat (which is supposed to drive up cholesterol levels) and heart disease. The authors wrote:
"According to the classic ‘diet-heart' hypothesis, high intake of SFAs [saturated fats] and cholesterol and low intake of PUFAs [polyunsaturated fats] increase serum cholesterol levels and risk of CHD [coronary heart disease].
However, few within-population studies have been able to demonstrate consistent associations with any specific dietary lipids, with the exception of trans fats and omega --3 fatty acids.
The available evidence from Cohort and randomized controlled trials is unsatisfactory and unreliable to make judgment about and substantiate the effects of dietary fat on risk of CHD ... There is probably no direct relation between total fat intake and risk of CHD."
The Weston A. Price Foundation also states in their "Myths and Truths About Cholesterol":
"Many studies show no relationship between diet and cholesterol levels; there is no evidence that saturated fat and cholesterol-rich food contribute to heart disease. As Americans have cut back on saturated fat and cholesterol-rich foods, rates of heart disease have gone up."
When is Your Cholesterol Really High?

Cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States, but an increasing number of experts believe they may be widely overused.
Also, statins are known to block the production of important nutrients in your body, including CoQ10, which is beneficial to heart health and muscle function. If CoQ10 levels become depleted, which is common in those who take statin drugs, it can actually cause heart failure.

Even if you're taking natural red yeast rice to lower cholesterol, you should be aware that CoQ10 depletion is still a problem. Red yeast rice reduces cholesterol synthesis by suppressing the HMG-CoA reductase enzyme, although more subtly than statin medications. Because CoQ10 is synthesized in the body via this same pathway, those taking red yeast rice long term should consider taking RYR with coenzyme Q10 added, such as RYR Synergy, which is available from your health care practioner.

How do you know when your cholesterol levels may be too high, and when are they actually just fine for your health?
The American Heart Association states, "About half of American adults have levels that are too high (200 mg/dL or higher) and about 1 in 5 has a level in the high-risk zone (240 mg/dL or higher)."
But according to lipid biochemistry expert Mary Enig, PhD in the Weston A. Price Foundation quarterly magazine:
"Blood cholesterol levels between 200 and 240 mg/dl are normal. These levels have always been normal. In older women, serum cholesterol levels greatly above these numbers are also quite normal, and in fact they have been shown to be associated with longevity.
Since 1984, however, in the United States and other parts of the western world, these normal numbers have been treated as if they were an indication of a disease in progress or a potential for disease in the future."
What this means is that many Americans may be taking statin cholesterol-lowering drugs unnecessarily, believing their cholesterol is dangerously high when it is not.
According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, " ... Total cholesterol level is just about worthless in determining your risk for heart disease, unless it is above 330." So rather than looking at total cholesterol to determine your heart disease risks, Dr. Mercola recommends instead using your HDL/Cholesterol ratio and your Triglyceride/HDL ratio.
The Weston A. Price Foundation agrees that total cholesterol is typically a poor predictor of heart disease risk unless it is in the mid-300s, stating:
"Young and middle-aged men with cholesterol levels over 350 are slightly more at risk for heart attacks. Those who have cholesterol levels just below 350 are at no greater risk than those whose cholesterol is very low. For elderly men and for women of all ages, high cholesterol is associated with a longer lifespan."
This is important information to keep in mind before you consider taking statin drugs to lower your cholesterol, as often they may not be necessary (and a review published in the American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs found nearly 900 studies of adverse effects linked to the drugs, so they should be used only when absolutely necessary).
A Healthy Lifestyle Leads to Healthful Cholesterol Levels
A healthy lifestyle is key in order to keep your cholesterol levels in the correct balance to promote health. Remember, this does not necessarily mean lowering them, but rather keeping them in an optimal range for you. Often, this is best done by lowering inflammation levels.
Remember, your body tends to make more cholesterol naturally when it's in a chronically inflamed state. What causes the underlying inflammation?
Inflammation is often due to poor diet and the consumption of processed foods or lack of live healthy raw foods. For instance, if you eat a lot of fast food, you probably have increased inflammation levels, as pro-inflammatory foods include sugar, soda, alcohol, bread, trans fats and red meat.
Inflammation is a problem because when your body is in a chronic state of inflammation, the inflammation can lodge in your muscles, joints and tissues. In fact, chronic inflammation is a leading cause of many diseases, both physical and neurological, including heart disease. High cholesterol, on the other hand, may be just a symptom of high inflammation.
To help reduce inflammation in your body, and thereby influence your cholesterol levels in a positive way:
  • Eat a healthy diet with plenty of raw fruits and vegetables. Avoid processed foods and buy whole foods whenever possible. Fast food should be only a very occasional indulgence, or not on your diet plan at all, and raw foods should make up a regular part of your meals.
  • Exercise regularly
  • Don't smoke
  • Manage stress in your life and take time for relaxation
  • Limit alcohol
  • Detox regularly. There is some evidence that heart disease (and other chronic illnesses) are caused or exacerbated by an accumulation of heavy metals and other toxins in your body.

    Natural detox product can help you to clean your body of toxic metals and other poisons. Ask your health care practitioner about:
    • Detox Antiox: This formula contains multiple ingredients known to raise glutathione levels making it helpful for supporting phase II liver detoxification. It also combats free radicals and helps detoxify harmful chemicals including heavy metals.
    • Amino-D-Tox™: Designed by clinicians to biochemically upregulate phase II detoxification.
    • Detoxification Support Packets: These packets are the starting point for detoxification programs. One packet contains:
          1 Detox Antiox capsule
          1 LV-GB Complex™ capsule
          3 Amino-D-Tox™ capsules
    • Glutathione Power: Glutathione is one of the most powerful antioxidants known for its ability to protect the body against the damages caused by heavy metal toxicity and environmental toxins. It breaks down wastes, toxins, and heavy metals into less harmful compounds.
  • Support your health with specific high-quality supplements. If you need extra help keeping your bad (LDL) cholestel levels in check, try Foresterol, a natural supplement available only from your health care practitioner. Foresterol™ contains Reducol®, a phytosterol mixture from the non-GMO tall oil of the coniferous pine tree. Reducol has such significant LDL cholesterol lowering properties that the FDA allows cholesterol lowering claims with the assertion that it may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.

    Lipotrienols RYR™ is another powerful combination of natural substances intended to support normal blood lipid levels and optimize cardiac and vascular health, including:
    • High delta-fraction tocotrienols - shown to have an ability to suppress the activity of HMG-CoA reductase.
    • Certified organic red yeast rice extract - rich in monocolins known for their effect on modulating blood lipids.
    • Lycopene - shown in studies to reduce low density lipoprotein (LDL) oxidation
    • Lecithin - enhances absorption of these fat soluble compounds
If you're concerned about your cholesterol levels or other risk factors for heart disease, don't hesitate to make an appointment with your health care practitioner, who can help you develop a lifestyle-based approach to getting, and staying, well.

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