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Oct 6, 2017

In this episode I’m going to dissect the often brought up topic amongst bacon aficionados of added nitrates or nitrites which I was led to believe are something you should avoid because of links to cancer. Hence my wife sends me off to our local Farmer’s market with the note of making sure I only buy the Nitrate / Nitrite Free Bacon for her and our little man.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What is sulforaphane
  • What are nitrates and nitrites
  • When they are good and bad for us
  • Why they are added to food
  • The cancer link between nitrates and nitrites
  • Why nitric oxide can be extremely beneficial for us
  • Why nitrosamines can be harmful to us
  • The studied concerns surrounding cured and smoked products
  • What we can do to mitigate the dangers surrounding nitrates and nitrites
  • Deceptive marketing practices surrounding nitrite free labelled products
  • Three simple things you can do to avoid the harmful effects of nitrosamines
  • How nitrates can improve physical performance and muscle efficiency.

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Aug 11, 2017

In this episode I talk about a molecule called sulforaphane that has a lot of hype surrounding it which often brings it back into the health and wellness spotlight as a panacea type compound. But upon doing the research it does seem that this naturally forming compound is truly incredible in the amount of possible benefits that it could have for you, but you need to also be cautious.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What is sulforaphane
  • How is sulforaphane and Broccoli Sprouts linked
  • What are isothiocyanates and goitrogen foods
  • How plants allow us to build our stress resilience
  • Why it can be beneficial to choose vegetables that have been chewed by bugs
  • 30 possible benefits associated with eating broccoli sprouts
  • What to be cautious about when it comes to high sulforaphane consumption.

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Dec 4, 2016

This will be the last Energy Boost episode for 2016. The family and I are off across the country to spend Christmas with my parents and siblings in a few weeks which will be wonderful but at the same time quite difficult as my father is reaching the end of his journey which brings with it an incredible amount of emotions to deal with. I’ll also be taking a break from releasing episodes for a few months in the new year to give me the time that I need to complete a course that I’ve been creating for the past year called the “Stress Free Method”. It’s a very simple, quick and actionable scientifically proven method for reducing all types of stress, including past traumas and addictions from your life. Join the newsletter if you haven’t already to be informed when this empowering course will be released.

To recap, in the last Energy Boost episode number 32 I discussed the incredible fact that science has actually measured an energy field that emits out from our body which definitely should make you stop and think about debateable healing modalities that involve our so called energy and also to question how this field that all of us create is being affected by all the electromagnetic radiation that we are now chronically subjected to in this electronic era. Check out the episode here.

In this episode I’m going to discuss the incredible importance of the mineral magnesium for all of us especially for feeling energized and why simply taking any old supplemental form of magnesium can be a waste of money and possibly even harmful.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Why magnesium is such an important mineral for us
  • How magnesium directly impacts our body’s energy output
  • Why a blood test is not the best method for checking magnesium deficiency
  • Why simply eating magnesium rich foods may not be enough
  • Key factors that are causing magnesium deficiencies in people
  • Which supplemental forms of magnesium to avoid
  • Why applying magnesium to your skin may be the best option.

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Nov 20, 2016

OVERVIEW:

In the last Energy Boost episode number 31  I discussed a couple of specific studies showing the remarkable impact that the placebo effect can actually have on people and consequently highlighting how our thoughts can positively affect all of us. Check out the episode here.

In this episode I discuss the role our heart plays in the way we feel and why someone simply walking into a room or coming close to us can directly impact us magnetically, in the scientific sense.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What the HeartMath Institute is
  • The most powerful source of electromagnetic energy in the human body
  • What distance the body’s electromagnetic field can radiate
  • A mechanism of how our emotional state affects others
  • That transference of the energy produced by the heart occurs between people
  • What the Global Coherence Initiative is.

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Nov 6, 2016

OVERVIEW:

In the last Energy Boost episode number 30 I discussed some examples of how devastatingly powerful the nocebo effect can be on people, even to the extreme extent of possibly causing death. Check out the episode here.

In this episode I’m going to turn it around and focus on the positive power of the placebo effect, discussing a couple of specific studies showing the remarkable impact that the placebo effect can actually have on people and consequently highlighting how our thoughts can positively affect all of us.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Why you should always seek a couple of opinions before surgery
  • Surgeries that have been shown to be no more effective than not operating
  • How women have lost weight seemingly just through a changed mind set
  • Why they way words are spoken can affect us differently
  • How to allow the placebo effect to happen in your life
  • Tools to help stop the playback of actions in your sub conscious mind

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Sep 25, 2016

Feeling energized takes a complete holistic approach. Getting the best nutrition into our bodies is definitely key, however if stress is overwhelming us all the time which is pretty common for many people, especially parents, the associated release of hormones will essentially suppress our ability to absorb all the healing and energizing nutrients from foods that we consume.

So exploring non-nutrition related things that play a role in how we function is very very important although personally I find it can be hard to crack my shell sometimes to open up and start to dive in deep to untangle or let go of the plethora of thoughts and emotions stored inside me. A way to make this process easier I’ve found, can be by using tools like the “cube personality test” developed by a couple of Japanese psychologists called Tadahiko Nagao and Isamu Saito which I run through in this episode. These fun questions are not to be taken seriously and can be interpreted in different ways, but they get you thinking about your deeper self a little more which is key to feeling more energized.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The fun questions surrounding the “cube personality test”
  • How you perceive yourself and those close to you
  • How different symbols can be used to symbolise personal traits
  • Triggers in your life that may unknowingly be causing you stress
  • A better understanding of your personal relationships 

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Sep 11, 2016

In this episode I’m going to discuss something that has really frustrated me in the past and that is what is the safest and healthiest oils we should be using for cooking. And it’s pretty important to know as it can have a dramatic effect on our health especially as we age through continued exposure. Especially reading and hearing that olive oil is not what you should be using for cooking got me thinking as I grew up in a household where olive oil was used for everything and I’m a big consumer of olive oil myself. So it was a great episode to research for, empowering me with the knowledge to now make a healthy choice in regards to the cooking oils I choose to use.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Things to consider when choosing cooking oils
  • Why you should avoid inhaling smoking oil
  • Why you should throw away oil that begins to smoke
  • How to determine an oil’s resistance to becoming rancid
  • The difference between saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats
  • Why high polyunsaturated oils are not recommended for cooking
  • Which oils to avoid and not use for cooking
  • Why cold pressed oils are beneficial
  • Why hydrogenated coconut oil known as copha is harmful
  • Why Palm oil is not a good choice of oil to use
  • The Best and healthiest oils to use for cooking
  • Which country consumes the most olive oil
  • Why refined coconut oil may be unhealthy
  • The importance of using pasture-raised or grass-fed animal products
  • How to store oils to stop them from going rancid quickly.

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Aug 21, 2016

In this episode I’m going to discuss another one of the so called superfoods and this one was known as “Runner’s food” in ancient times because supposedly runners and warriors would use them as fuel while running long distances or during battle. These packets of energy are called Chia which means “strength” in the Mayan language. They are healthy and delicious and loaded with lots of energizing nutrients for our body and brain.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Why Chia seeds were unknown to most of the world for so long
  • The beneficial nutrients found in Chia seeds
  • Why they can reduce the effects of free radical damage
  • Why they are so beneficial for digestive health
  • How they can directly improve energy and endurance
  • How they can reduce inflammation in the body
  • Why the Omega 3 fatty Acids in them may not be super useful to us
  • Cautions related to Chia seed consumption
  • Delicious ways to incorporate Chia seeds into your diet

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Some great ways to use Chia seeds

As An Egg Substitute

1 Tblsp finely ground Chia seeds and 3 Tblsp of water = 1 egg for a baked recipe.

A Delicious Healthy Pudding

A winner for everyone including kids.

  • 2 cups of milk of your choice
  • ½ cup Chia seeds
  • 2 Tblsp cacao powder (or natural cocoa powder)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • The seeds scraped out of 1 vanilla bean pod
  • 1 mashed banana or 1 Tblsp of sweetener of your choice

Blend up all the ingredients and leave it in the fridge for 10 minutes to thicken up.

To Thicken Soups or Gravies

Just add a couple tablespoons of Chia seeds (ground up or not) at a time to reach the desired thickness in place of say cornstarch.

Use in Meatballs in Place of Breadcrumbs

Use a couple of tablespoons of ground chia seeds (per 1/2kg or pound of meat) in place of bread crumbs.

For Crumbing foods

It gives foods like fish a great crunchy coating for frying

Sprouted for Salads

Here’s a link to an easy guide of "How to sprout chia seeds".

 

Homemade Energy Drink

  • 3 cups of healthy liquid of your choice like water, coconut water, rooibos tea
  • 2 Tblsp Chia seeds
  • ¼ tsp of quality salt like pink Himalayan salt
  • ¼ tsp of kakadu plum powder or 1 tsp calcium magnesium powder
  • ¼ cup or more of a juice of your choice to sweeten if you need it
  • If you really want to boost your energy add 1 tsp of Spirulina.

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Aug 7, 2016

In the last Energy Boost episode number 24 I discussed the Australian Gubinge fruit or more commonly known as the kakadu plum. It is the richest natural source of Vitamin C in the world plus it contains an impressive array of other nutritional benefits that can help us feel more energized in so many ways. Check out the episode here.

In this episode of TheEdTalks I’m going to discuss the green succulent plant Aloe vera that’s been used for centuries for its supposedly health, beauty, medicinal and skin care properties. I have long used the gel of Aloe vera for burns but it was not until I was given a tea in Peru that included the fresh inner gel that I realised you could also ingest it. I was also not aware of the dangers surrounding the use of Aloe vera.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Some of the key nutrients found in Aloe vera
  • The various energizing benefits of consuming Aloe vera
  • How it can slow down the ageing process
  • The efficacy of its use for weight loss
  • What parts of the plant to use to reduce possible carcinogenic side effects
  • What to look for if purchasing a processed Aloe vera product.

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Jul 24, 2016

In the last Energy Boost episode number 23 I discussed the South American berry camu camu which is the second most richest natural source of Vitamin C in the world, plus it contains a range of other studied benefits that can improve our energy, well being and how we age. Check out the episode here.

In this episode of TheEdTalks I unveil the current heavyweight champion of the world when it comes to a natural source of Vitamin C with a recorded equivalent of around 8057% of the RDI of Vitamin C contained in a 100g of the freeze dried fruit. That’s 145 times more Vitamin C than a 100g medium sized Orange and it’s incredible properties don’t stop there. Listen to this episode to learn why this natural source of Vitamin C can help you feel more energized as well as benefiting indigenous communities who cultivate the fruit.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The key nutrients found in this fruit
  • The various energizing benefits of consuming this fruit
  • How it can slow down the ageing process
  • One of its key nutrients that can improve eye health
  • It’s anti cancer potential
  • Chlorophyll’s ability to reduce our body’s absorption of aflatoxins
  • Cautions to consider before consuming concentrated amounts of this fruit
  • Why synthetic supplements may be less desirable.

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Jul 10, 2016

In the last Energy Boost episode number 22 I discussed the “Superfood” maca which has been used for centuries in traditional cultures as an aphrodisiac, improving fertility and over all wellbeing and sure enough science seems to support such claims as well as its ability to be beneficial for menopausal women and for prostate health in men. Check out the episode here.

In this episode of TheEdTalks I discuss another South American so called superfood, the camu camu berry. The berry is definitely loaded with a varied range of beneficial nutrients although most claims made about the benefits associated with this fruit focus around repeated claims that it is the highest recorded natural source of Vitamin C known of any food on the planet and this was why I started to supplement with camu camu as it was a real food source of concentrated Vitamin C. However, this statement is no longer true, with an Aussie fruit claiming the top spot, which I’ll discuss in the next EB episode. Listen to this episode to learn why you should consider getting a camu camu pick me up.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • It’s key nutrient that’s responsible for its anti-aging properties
  • The important point that a Japanese study discovered about camu camu
  • The important possible benefits associated with camu camu
  • How it can directly affect energy levels
  • What to be cautious of when consuming camu camu
  • How much to take and how to include it into your diet
  • Why synthetic supplements may be less desirable.

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Jun 26, 2016

In the last Energy Boost episode 21 I discussed the energy boosting and anti aging superfood known by many names but popularized as the Goji berry. This is definitely a very special berry that is well worthy of including into your diet in place of say sultanas as long as you are not pregnant or breast feeding. For a full list of how it can actually help you feel more energized as well as what to look out for when buying Goji berries, check out that episode here.

In this episode of TheEdTalks I discuss the so called "Superfood” maca, which is most often marketed as being a natural aphrodisiac that helps with fertility. It is a root vegetable that looks like a turnip and can be eaten like this, but in Western countries you usually see it in your health food shop or supermarket in powder form. It’s got a malty taste which I really like especially when added to smoothies and the science does actually seem to support the claim that it is a real deal aphrodisiac, increasing libido and vitality. But as always, have a chat with your healthcare practitioner before you start consuming maca as it may be unhealthy for your particular situation, especially if you are taking other medications or are pregnant or breast feeding.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The legend associated with maca and Incan warriors
  • Why it is considered to be so nutritious
  • How it effects libido and general wellbeing
  • Whether it can help with fertility
  • The benefits for menopausal women and prostate health for men
  • When you should be cautious of consuming maca.

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Jun 12, 2016

In the last Energy Boost episode 20 I discussed the difference between cacao and cocoa and the truly amazing energizing benefits that you can get from consuming them. But as with all things there are pros and cons which I explain in order to help you decide whether raw cacao is better for you or roasted cocoa. You can check out that episode here for more info.

In this episode of TheEdTalks I discuss an often touted energy boosting and anti aging superfood known by many names including the nick name “happy berry” but popularised with the name Goji berry. Extremely nutritious with loads of vitamins and minerals and important antioxidants these berries are a a real little powerhouse when it comes to mental and physical energy with lots of beneficial claims from being an anti-ageing food to improving vision, helping to fight cancer and assisting with infertility issues. There are definitely some possible side effects however that need to be discussed with your healthcare practitioner before you start consuming Goji berries.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The difference between a Goji berry and Wolfberry
  • Why Goji berries are thought to be an anti ageing food
  • How they can reduce stress and improve energy
  • The role they play in immunity and cancer prevention and treatment
  • How Goji berries can improve your vision and assist with infertility issues
  • Why pregnant and breast feeding women should avoid Goji berries
  • Other side effects and negatives associated with Goji berries
  • How to source cheaper Goji berries

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May 29, 2016

In the last Energy Boost episode 19 I discussed why being dehydrated in the morning will result in your body having less energy and a simple 3 step scientific method to determine whether or not you are in fact dehydrated. You can check out that episode here for more info.

In this episode I discuss the key ingredient that has a direct effect on our mental and physical energy when we consume chocolate. A well made chocolate can be delicious and it's been mentioned many times that as a bonus it can be beneficial to us, although an excess of other fillers such as sugar can quickly negate any benefits. But the key ingredient being cacao becomes a confusing subject when you hear other words thrown around like raw cacao or cocoa or Dutch processed cocoa powder with lots of claims made for one over the other. You can easily learn by listening to this short Energy Boost episode of TheEdTalks what is actually best for you - raw cacao, cocoa or some other version of the dark brown treat most of us enjoy.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The difference between Raw Cacao, Cocoa, Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder and Natural Cocoa Powder
  • The important role Cacao played in the Aztec empire
  • Why Cacao beans are fermented
  • What role chocolate played in the longest confirmed recorded lifespan
  • The amazing benefits associated with consumption of Cacao, Cocoa and Chocolate
  • The stimulant found in Cacao, Cocoa and Chocolate that it lethal to dogs
  • The negatives associated with Cacao, Cocoa and Chocolate
  • Why milk may not be a beneficial addition in chocolate bars and chocolate drinks
  • Why lead poisoning is a good excuse to prevent children from eating too much chocolate
  • How much is too much.

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May 15, 2016

In the last Energy Boost episode 18  I dived into the Brazil nut which I discovered is in fact a seed and how it may protect us against cancer, improve sexual performance and boost our metabolism; so a biggy when it comes to our energy levels. But you can definitely do harm to yourself if you eat more than a few each day because of selenium toxicity and it’s definitely not a good idea to be giving kids too many Brazil nuts. You can check out that episode here for more info.

In this episode of TheEdTalks I bring us back to the importance of water and our energy, which is a topic that I’ve talked about before in WEB Episode 3 and WEB Episode 4, but in this episode focusing on new science. Quality water has been such a key part in improving my energy levels that it is always worthy of discussing and a big reason why I bring it up again is because there have been lots of articles recently about drinking too much water, which is definitely not a good thing, but the focus for the most part of these articles are on studies that say most people are adequately hydrated. Well that is definitely not the case for me first thing in the morning and I imagine it’s the same for many of you. So to make it easy to check, science has come up with a new simple, more reliable 3 step method which you can easily learn by listening to this short Energy Boost episode of TheEdTalks.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How much of our body is made up of water
  • How much water we may actually loose during sleep
  • The huge impact that morning dehydration may have on our energy levels
  • The link between water and other morning habits
  • Why too much water is bad for your energy and wellbeing
  • How to get your physical and mental energy off to a great start
  • Why just checking the colour of your urine is not a perfect indicator of dehydration
  • 3 steps to check if you are adequately hydrated in the morning.

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May 1, 2016

In the past few Energy Boost (EB) episodes of TheEdTalks I’ve been focusing on superfoods. Particular foods that are overflowing with goodness or exhibit a few particular traits that can be extremely beneficial for us. In the last Energy Boost episode 17  I discussed the superfood Acai. It is definitely a powerhouse when it comes to antioxidants, nutrition and consequently energy, but deceptive marketing and the inclusion of other not so healthy ingredients in acai products, can negate its benefits and definitely does not justify its high price tag. You can check out that episode here.

In this episode I discuss a nut which I discovered is in fact a seed. And that is the Brazil nut or should I now be saying The Brazil seed? I’ll go with nut as that seems to be what’s stuck. The Brazil nut is not your average nut for many reasons but some biggies are that it may protect us against cancer, boost our metabolism and get you rocking when it comes to the loving department. But you can definitely do harm to yourself if you go on a Brazil nut bender and start chowing down handfuls of them.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Where most of the Brazil nuts come from
  • The amazing facts about the Brazil nut tree
  • Why they can be so good for our energy
  • Why they can keep you looking good
  • The essential trace mineral that makes Brazil nuts so special
  • How the nut can help if you are trying to conceive
  • The benefits linked with Brazil nuts and thyroid health
  • How they may be protective and improve survival against various types cancers
  • The severe symptoms that may arise from eating too many (more than 2/day)
  • The dangerous connection between aflotoxins and Brazil nuts
  • Why you should never buy Brazil nuts from big tubs/bins
  • The best way to store Brazil nuts to stop them going rancid.

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Apr 3, 2016

In today’s episode I’m going to discuss coconut oil, a food that has lots of amazing benefits worthy of the term superfood but there are also some dangers to be aware of before you start having an all out coconut oil frenzy.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • 10 key reasons why coconut oil can be beneficial for you
  • How it can increase your energy and possibly help with weight loss and thyroid issues
  • How it can help us against serious infections and greatly assist children with epilepsy
  • Why it is a great anti ageing/beauty product
  • How it may play a role in brain and gut health
  • Why you should consider using it as a cooking oil
  • Dangers to be aware of before consuming coconut oil on a regular basis.

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Mar 20, 2016

In this episode of TheEdTalks we continue along a little series on superfoods; the foods that stand out because of their nutrient density, healing properties and energising effects. In the last Energy Boost episode 14 we have covered the truly incredible food Spirulina which you can read more about here.

Today we are going to cover a so called superfood that I’ve heard a lot about in regards to energy, but something I'm yet to try - Cordyceps sinensis which are medicinal mushrooms. These funky looking club shaped fungi, that look like something out of a sci fi movie, are found in the wild sprouting from the body of caterpillars which ultimately results in the caterpillar's death. Traditionally they're found in the high mountainous regions of Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan however various cultivations are now occurring in other parts of the world. In the podcast I go into more detail of the reported benefits of Cordyceps sinensis and why the penalty of death became of anyone other than the Chinese royal family if found using them.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What are Cordyceps sinensis
  • What are polysaccharides and how they are linked to our energy
  • 6 claimed benefits of Cordyceps sinensis
  • Conflicting information surrounding Cordyceps
  • Reported benefits of other supplements consumed in conjunction with Cordyceps

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Mar 6, 2016

In this episode of TheEdTalks, which is a little longer than usual, I begin a little series on superfoods. The importance of superfoods becomes apparent when you realise that most of us are dealing with so many stressors in our modern day lives such as environmental toxins, relationship stress, work stress, mental stress; all using up vital nutrients in our body. Being able to top up every now and then with foods that stand out because of their nutrient density, healing properties and energizing effects seems like a good thing to me.

A food that truly deserves the title of superfood is the cyanobacterium, often referred to as a blue green micro algae, called spirulina. This may well be the most nutrient dense food on the planet, coupled with an amazing array of scientifically observed health benefits that assist you to ward off disease, feel healthier and live a longer and more energized life. But, be warned that you need to be very cautious and do your research before choosing your supplier to reduce possible contaminants which I go into detail in the podcast.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What are superfoods
  • Why are superfoods important
  • Some of the ancient cultures who consumed Spirulina
  • 12 reasons why spirulina can supercharge your energy and wellbeing
  • Why spirulina is one of the best forms of plant protein you can get
  • Why gamma linolenic acid (GLA) is an important omega 6 fatty acid (polyunsaturated fatty acid)
  • What does spirulina and human breast milk have in common
  • Why whole food supplements may be superior to man made supplements
  • Why spirulina may extend your lifespan
  • Why spirulina is NOT a good source of Vitamin B12 for our bodies
  • The rare pigment in contained in spirulina and its link to new stem cells
  • How spirulina might allow our body to convert sunlight directly into ATP (the chemical that provides energy for our body) just like a plant!
  • Why spirulina may be beneficial for radiation therapy and how it can destroy cancer cells
  • How spirulina may help reduce the risk of cataracts and other eye degeneration illnesses
  • How spirulina can promote weight loss and reduce liver fat
  • Why you should consider spirulina if you suffer with allergies
  • The dangers to look out for when purchasing spirulina
  • Possible side effects of consuming spirulina.

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