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aggressive coke may destroy a tooth within 6 months [19 Apr 2016|03:28pm]

matzci_iguel
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don´t take chemicals against insomnia. sleep naturally [04 Feb 2016|07:59pm]

matzci_iguel

10 tips against insomnia  - (simple sleep hacks) fall asleep easier

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Anyone managing depression or anxiety naturally? [14 Jan 2015|06:21am]
geoded
Just curious if anyone here is trying to manage their depression or anxiety without taking prescription medications? I have recently started seeing an acupuncturist regularly, taking Chinese herbs for anxiety, exercising, and trying to eat a balanced diet. I also take additional vitamins and trying to get enough sleep. I was quite unhealthy over the holidays in terms of eating poorly, drinking alcohol, and not exercising. That seemed to really take a toll on my mental health and confidence. I am committed to trying to be a healthier, happier person. Even though I know I will have my slip ups, I really am going to try to see if a more holistic approach to managing mental health helps me overall.

Anyone have advice or suggestions on things they have tried that have helped?
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Any tips? [17 Dec 2011|06:19pm]

tlx43n
I have diarrhea for 3 damn days now. My only option is to go to the emergency room or wait out 2 more days to
see if it will go away. I had diarrhea a week ago but it was over in 2 and a half days. Then I ate a plate of steak with a
side of veggies (broccoli, string beans, carrots and potatoes). The food is all fresh and well cooked, other people
in my family ate it and have no problem. About 2 hours after I ate that, I had hot chocolate. I think the hot
chocolate didn't mix well with the steak but if it was the food, the diarrhea shouldve been over within a day and a half because I went
to the toilet MANY times, all of the food should be gone :(. I tried hot ginger juice, gatorade, imodium pills, pepto bismo,
and ate toast and apples. If my trips to the toilet subsided, my stomach still feels nauseous and I feel like puking every time
I take measly bites of food. On another note, I am 5 feet and weigh like 105 lbs, this is really bad for my weight issue
as I've been working on gaining more weight. If you have any tips, throw some in here too. I spoke to the doctor about this
weight issue awhile back and I've been told that it's normal weight for my height range so that's no help.
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Please help: Solution to suffering from liver damage [03 Dec 2011|01:59pm]

inmyblueheaven
Hello,

I need all you all's input. An older-aged friend is really suffering right now from liver damage caused by an excess of alcohol consumption in the past. He has not had a drink in two years, but the damage has been done and right now he's very sick. He is currently at the hospital, but I have also promised to do some research and compile a list of natural treatment options for his wife. (Especially since a transplant will probably not be a viable option.)

So far, this is what I have come up with. I would appreciate your input on what I already have, as well as further suggestions. Also, if anyone happens to speak Spanish (I am living in Mexico but have only been speaking the language for 6 mos. now), I would really appreciate corrections of anything I may have mis-translated. I am especially uncertain about "dock" (likely is the word for boat dock since I found it with an online translator...) and "Oregon grape" (because I know that "ova" is just the word for the fruit, grape).

#1 Blackberry (zarzamora): good for "sluggish liver." Make a tea from the leaves.

#2 Chicory root (raiz de achicoria): liver-cleansing. Brew it like coffee.

#3 Dandelion (diente de leon): stimulates the liver to rid the body of poisons. Eat the leaves or make a tea from the ground root.

#4 Dock (darsena?): stimulates liver bile and clears toxins. Steep root in hot water, strain and reheat tea. Don't boil the root.

#5 Fennel (hinojo): Repairs liver damage caused by alcohol (perhaps this is their best option?). Root extract or tea made from leaves.

#6 Oregon grape (Uva de Oregon?): Root has blood-cleansing properties, used to alleviate liver-induced symptoms. 1 oz. of dried root to 1 quart of water.

Thank you for your help.
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Breastbone Pain [08 Sep 2011|07:37pm]

inmyblueheaven
My boyfriend has been experiencing pain at the tip of his breastbone, and radiating outward to the left and right, every day or every two days, or so. It is often accompanied by nausea and dizziness, and sometimes by a little bit of burping up of gas. It seems to happen more when he is drinking something, or standing for a long time. He says there are no other notable symptoms.

Does anyone know what might be the cause of this, and any natural treatments which might be effective?

Thanks for your help : )
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QIGONG [12 Jul 2011|06:18pm]

umimaxpro108
The website about QIGONG - http://en.dzendo.org - "WAY OF SILENCE" is established by the Public Wu Chan Zhong Qigong Club 'SNOW DRAGON'. This is very interesting and informative website!


The method, encouraged by SNOW DRAGON Club is Wu Chan Zhong Qigong System. This is considered to be one of the higher Qigong standards, and is an applied art of complex ability optimization to achieve a person’s maximum advantage and effectiveness in every point of one’s Existence.

Wu Chan Zhong Qigong System is a complex system of knowledge and methods to attain a personal breakthrough into the sphere of extra potential, better self-perception, understanding the world structure, and realizing one’s sense and significance in this world. Our site is created to give a lucid and detailed explanation how to achieve it and how and why Qigong practicing and meditation can change the awareness and sense perception of a Qigong practitioner.

WCZ Qigong is not a religious system. It is practiced by Christians and Taoists, Chán (Zen) adepts and Muslems, Buddhists, Hinduists and Judaists, Sufis, Yogi and Shamans…. WCZ Qigong method of practice is the most spread and known style in the Ukraine, Belarus, Baltic States, in Germany and Slovakia. This method is well-known in Canada, America, Israel, and India. Annually, more and more people in different countries around the world discover this Qigong style and start practicing Wu Chan Zhong Qigong.

Meditation - the most important method of this school Qigong.

Article on meditation 
http://en.dzendo.org/index.php?load=stat&cat=10 will be interesting to anyone interested in the topic, even if not engaged in Qigong, and any other system of self-development: Yoga, Zen, Buddhism, Taoism.

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Reiki Symbols – The Gift of Life Force [07 May 2011|02:38pm]

janice_b
[ mood | contemplative ]

There are two schools of thought about Reiki symbols. The first says that Reiki symbols are sacred and not to be shared with those who are not initiated into Reiki. It is thought the Reiki symbols will not work, and will be diluted if they are shared with someone who has no knowledge of how to use them. The second school of thought is sharing the Reiki symbols with everyone is really what the energy of Reiki is all about – UNIVERSAL life force. And thus, it should be available to all to share. Seems there is no right or wrong here, just which school of thought you subscribe to, or what your Reiki training has been.

There are still some old Reiki masters who will tell you right off the bat that the Reiki symbols are not to be shared with just anyone, as it takes away from the power of them. There may be sense in this argument if you stop to think about the Reiki symbols themselves. They don't mean anything to someone who has no idea what they are or what they can achieve with them. On the other hand, there are so many self-help books on the subject of Reiki and using the Reiki symbols that you might think you can learn how to do Reiki through using a book and teaching yourself.

If the books dealing with Reiki symbols are to be believed, you should not only be able to learn the symbols, but attune yourself and become whatever level of practitioner you wish. While this sounds simple, there really is a whole lot more to it than just reading a book. Particularly when you get more advanced in levels.

Without getting into too much about the symbols, as in drawing them, we can certainly tell you the names of the symbols used for the lower levels of Reiki energy channeling. If you are just starting, the first level of Reiki requires no symbols to work. It does however need an attunement from the Reiki master who is training you. Level 2 symbols need to be given to you by the Reiki master along with an attunement to the second level. Self-help books indicate you can do attunements yourself. That is still a highly controversial level and a word of caution here. Do energy work with respect and caution.

But, back to the Level 2 symbols. There are three of them – the Power symbol, the Mental/Emotional Symbol and the Distance Symbol. The Power symbol means "by Imperial decree, put all the power of the universe here". The Mental/Emotional Symbol means "God and humanity become one, to create a new habit". The Distance Symbol means "May the Buddha (enlightened one) in me connect with the Buddha in you to promote peace and dignity."

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Reiki Symbols – The Gift of Life Force [07 May 2011|07:21pm]

janice_b
[ mood | contemplative ]

There are two schools of thought about Reiki symbols. The first says that Reiki symbols are sacred and not to be shared with those who are not initiated into Reiki. It is thought the Reiki symbols will not work, and will be diluted if they are shared with someone who has no knowledge of how to use them. The second school of thought is sharing the Reiki symbols with everyone is really what the energy of Reiki is all about – UNIVERSAL life force. And thus, it should be available to all to share. Seems there is no right or wrong here, just which school of thought you subscribe to, or what your Reiki training has been.

There are still some old Reiki masters who will tell you right off the bat that the Reiki symbols are not to be shared with just anyone, as it takes away from the power of them. There may be sense in this argument if you stop to think about the Reiki symbols themselves. They don't mean anything to someone who has no idea what they are or what they can achieve with them. On the other hand, there are so many self-help books on the subject of Reiki and using the Reiki symbols that you might think you can learn how to do Reiki through using a book and teaching yourself.

If the books dealing with Reiki symbols are to be believed, you should not only be able to learn the symbols, but attune yourself and become whatever level of practitioner you wish. While this sounds simple, there really is a whole lot more to it than just reading a book. Particularly when you get more advanced in levels.

Without getting into too much about the symbols, as in drawing them, we can certainly tell you the names of the symbols used for the lower levels of Reiki energy channeling. If you are just starting, the first level of Reiki requires no symbols to work. It does however need an attunement from the Reiki master who is training you. Level 2 symbols need to be given to you by the Reiki master along with an attunement to the second level. Self-help books indicate you can do attunements yourself. That is still a highly controversial level and a word of caution here. Do energy work with respect and caution.

But, back to the Level 2 symbols. There are three of them – the Power symbol, the Mental/Emotional Symbol and the Distance Symbol. The Power symbol means "by Imperial decree, put all the power of the universe here". The Mental/Emotional Symbol means "God and humanity become one, to create a new habit". The Distance Symbol means "May the Buddha (enlightened one) in me connect with the Buddha in you to promote peace and dignity."

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Red dots and bruising, help please. [16 Apr 2011|01:13pm]

inmyblueheaven
Hey there,

I have been noticing a lot of groups of red dots (not a rash, maybe a sign of poor circulation??) and bruises in different places on my body lately. I'm wondering what the cause of these might be. I have a history of poor circulation on my father's side of the family and tend to get cold fairly easily, so I thought it could be poor circulation, but I'm not sure. Any herbs that might help? Any nutrients that I might not be getting in my vegetarian diet that could be the cause of this? Any other suggestions? Help, please. I would love to avoid going to the dumb Western doctor if at all possible, thanks very much.

x-posted.
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The Leading Facts about Reiki Healing [05 Apr 2011|11:36pm]

janice_b
[ mood | calm ]

If you have the fair interest in knowing Reiki and how it is practiced, the best thing to start with is that of getting familiar with the healing procedure. Reiki imparts the knowledge on how the present life can be lived to the fullest and to let go of all the worries and stress. It is necessary to put away the concerns that bother the mind, the spirit, and the body because it is the only way on how a full life can be enjoyed. Reiki healing employs the force that opens the doors in our lives towards the most unexpected and positive things that can occur. As soon as we allow our hearts, minds, and spirits to open up to the wonders of its healing procedure, we can start to live in harmony with the rest of our brothers and sisters.

The Healing and the Healer
As per the believers of Reiki, they manifest the techniques as they abide by the Divine consecration and the sacred covenant that they share with the Creator. Others even have the faith that the ability to heal themselves and others by means of using Reiki is innate. The technique is both a therapy and a way of allowing one to live the present day at a given moment. The healing ability is empowered as the person decides to accept his responsibility in getting attuned to it. Apart from acting as a form of treatment, it is also a lifestyle that encourages an individual to do good deeds in their entire lifetime.

The Early Beginnings
The methods of healing through Reiki is said to have been rooted from the age old Tibet and was actually rediscovered by no less than a Japanese man by the name Mikao Usui in the latter part of the 1800s. When Mikao Usui died, his loyal followers took over the responsibility and continued the practice. They established clubs and alliances which still exist to this day to teach the variations of the Reiki method. The teaching is basically based on the learner's level of spiritual maturity. In the early times, the club was exclusively for the Japanese so the foreigners were never allowed to partake in the course. However, one Japanese woman by the name Hawayo Takata introduced the same teachings in the western world in the 1970s. Nowadays, the knowledge on Reiki is known to all parts of the world.

Using Reiki Methodology
If there are some people who question the efficacy of Reiki, it is but necessary to believe that it truly works. The person has to be simply open to accept the healing energy which is always around. You don't necessarily have to feel anything during the healing process. If one fails to receive the energy, it means that the process is obstructed by the imbalanced chakras. In order to fully enjoy its effect, it has to be rebalanced. It may take a while but with the help of other Reiki healers, the process of recovery can be made faster.

It is but important to do the Reiki healing procedure with all of your heart and mind. Your action has to be driven by your greatest emotion called love. It is by opening yourself up to the whole process that you will only be able to receive its rewarding effect. Good deeds are also going to be returned to you.

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[28 Mar 2011|11:03pm]

janice_b
[ mood | relaxed ]

The Purpose of Reiki Healing

Reiki healing has been in continuing practice for several years now. It is recognized to be a great tool that is aimed at personal treatment and growth. Reiki energy is rooted from an optimal spiritual source which never fails to come up with the best results. The healing applies for the spirit, the mind, and the body which has to serve as the guide in an individual's journey called life. Reiki likewise aids in the enhancement of the personal talents. Of course, all of these can only materialize if you prefer to get attuned to this sacred practice. There exists a sacred covenant that has to be maintained and nurtured for always.

Learning the Program of Self-Healing

For you to be able to acquire the depth of the knowledge on Reiki's self-healing process, you must develop a sensible time for practice. You need to master different techniques. The way on how you execute it will move you forward near your goal or pull you away from your desired aim. In the course of self-healing, the appropriate technique must be used and thus should be learned by you. If you are qualified enough to do so, you may choose to develop your own healing system which will work to your advantage. If you have your spirit, mind, and heart into Reiki, you will surely succeed.

The Allotted Time for Self-Healing

The Reiki system of self-healing is best done by regularly allotting at least 30 minutes to yourself. It is time that you realize how important it is to value yourself and therefore spend some time for your complete healing. You may use either the scanning or hand positions as your technique. Your focus should be on those regions that require healing the most. As the session begins, you will be carefully guided as to where your hands should go and which body part should you touch. You have to feel everything that you are doing. Let the energy flow and feel it vibrating. While the session is going on, ponder on your daily activities and where your life is heading. It is by means of thinking over your practice in life will your quest for self-healing produce a great impact. This is a kind of technique that promotes the development of a healthy attitude. More so, this self-reflection technique will similarly give you more room for the generation of very creative ideas and ways on how it will be best to handle your own troubles.

Self-Healing in Groups

Again, Reiki treatment can be administered to yourself or to others. Hence, you may form a special group with the rest of the Reiki self-healers whom you know and do the session altogether. This practice is a lot more effective because you don't only get to heal yourself but the rest of your group mates as well. A daily practice can do wonders. You will heal each other faster. The complete healing is also sure to materialize. The secret to it is the sharing of energy and support as the group gets on with the session.

Being in a group will give you the opportunity to discuss among yourselves the things that you want to get healed with. A once a week meeting will generate a more serious focus and a deeper purpose in each and every one of you. Let the prayers guide you through as you convene in the Reiki healing practice.

For more information about Reiki Healing go to http://reikiforhealing.org/ .

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Preparing to Resist Radioactivity [15 Mar 2011|11:08am]

liveonearth
Nuclear plants in Japan are melting down, and radioactive clouds are headed our way across the Pacific. We have time to prepare...but what should we do? I am full of ideas, but mind you, this is not medical advice! Just the random rantings of some stranger on the internet! With that said, maybe it is a good time to increase your antioxidant intake, and keep it high for the forseeable future. Also, because much radioactivity is carried from such events in the form of radioactive iodine, maybe it's time to fill all your iodine receptors with healthy non-radioactive iodine. That way you reduce the amount of radioactivity your body takes in. The thyroid is the #1 place that iodine is used, and guess where is #2? The breast! Yes. And especially in teenage girls, the risk of cancer if iodine levels are low is radically increased--even when no noxious clouds are headed our way. Studies after the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki showed that the people who survived best and had least symptoms of radioactivity poisoning were the ones with the highest iodine intakes. It even helps to take iodine after the exposure, but it's better to get it in preventatively.

Here's one explanation in the news:
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/954256--explainer-how-iodine-pills-protect-against-radiation
more on exactly what I"m doing---and on what NOT to do!!!!Collapse )
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DZENDO.ORG - "WAY OF SILENCE" - The Website of Qigong and Meditation [20 Dec 2010|12:23pm]

umimaxpro108
Already it is a lot of years our "Western World" a sign with concepts "meditation", "qigong", "yoga", "consciousness", "to be Here and Now". We read Osho, Kastaneda... All already we know about general idea, as a whole :) To us it is already clear that it is necessary to train perception, consciousness... It is clear that it is necessary to train the body, efficiency... But how? Whether there is a system of trainings? Whether there is a Technique?

When I have found website schools Wu Chan Zhong Qigong much became clear to me both about meditation and that there are complex methods of trainings. Wu Chan Zhong Qigong - brings concrete advantage because it is ancient, powerful, concentrated практиуа on transformation of the possibilities. I all recommend to read this site and to try this practice if this theme is interesting to you. One business only to know about a theme, and quite another matter - to be able to do, train it in this business by the checked up and effective techniques.

"Wu Chan Zhong Qigong System is a complex system of knowledge and methods to attain a personal breakthrough into the sphere of extra potential, better self-perception, understanding the world structure, and realizing one’s sense and significance in this world. Our site is created to give a lucid and detailed explanation how to achieve it and how and why Qigong practicing and meditation can change the awareness and sense perception of a Qigong practitioner.

WCZ Qigong is not a religious system. It is practiced by Christians and Taoists, Chán (Zen) adepts and Muslems, Buddhists, Hinduists and Judaists, Sufis, Yogi and Shamans…. WCZ Qigong method of practice is the most spread and known style in the Ukraine, Belarus, Baltic States, in Germany and Slovakia. This method is well-known in Canada, America, Israel, and India. Annually, more and more people in different countries around the world discover this Qigong style and start practicing Wu Chan Zhong Qigong."

I recommend to read page "MEDITATION" about "a state of qigong". I think, it is the fundamental text.

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reiki and girl-stuff [15 Oct 2010|10:36pm]

ladytairngire
[ mood | tired ]

Can anyone offer advice for using Reiki or energy work specifically for menstrual disorders?

I am a month and a day clean of pain-killers. I have been using Reiki, yoga, and meditation to deal with chronic pain from daily migraines and a mess of medical conditions. I'm very encouraged, overall, but with the onset of that time of the month I've been much less in control of my pain, my energy, and my emotional state.

One of the conditions I suffer from is endometriosis, which puts me in a prolonged state of "premenstrual syndrome" followed by crippling pain and bleeding for several days. I have not been taking any of my normal supplements so it's hitting me full force. I am doing my best but my energy is in such a chaotic state that it is hard to focus. I do not have anyone I can go to (or want to go to) for help, so I am learning all of this on my own. I'm hoping someone can teach me something specifically about healing this kind of disruption.

Any suggestions would be more than welcome.

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Bergamot & Oatmeal Face Mask [13 Oct 2010|05:48pm]

drusillacrowley

This face mask soothes the skin whilst thorougly cleansing it, it also has anti-bacterial qualities.




Ingredients:

  • One handful of rolled oats
    (helps soothes sensitive and irritated skin whilst moisturizing with amino acids)

  • Five to eight drops of Bergamot oil
    (known for its antidepressant, antiseptic, antibiotic, anti-spasmodic, calmative, deodorant, therapeutic properties)

  • Boiled warm water
    (boiling water helps get rid of any unwanted bacteria and makes it easier to combine the ingredients)


  1. Grind the rolled oats in a mortar and pestle or a coffee grinder to achieve a finer powder.

  2. Slowly add warm boiled water (the warm water helps open your pores to cleanse your skin) and mix until you have a thick paste (the sort you can form peaks in when you take out your mixing utensil).

  3. Add 5-8 drops of Bergamot oil to the paste and mix in.

  4. Apply to face and wait 15 minutes. You should feel a soft cooling sensation as it sets.

  5. Wash with warm water.



Try it out and tell me what you think :)



Recipe by Drusilla Crowley ©

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Epilepsy [28 Sep 2010|03:31pm]

princezna
[ mood | curious ]

Does anyone have any recommendations for people with epilepsy? 3 people I care for are stricken with this disease and I want to learn more about it. Thanks!!!

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Elderberries [28 Aug 2010|12:54pm]

blueyz72
[ mood | contemplative ]

I was able to pick up some fresh picked black elderberries at the farmers market this morning, the first time I've seen them in CT so of course I had to try them because I've seen then mentioned often for health/immune system benefits. I am finding now they are not supposed to be eaten raw, I'm all for finding a recipe to use them in but the overload of information on the internet is a bit much. I am also not looking to use the massive amounts of sugar many of the recipes seem to call for.

I only have about 2 cups, maybe a little over. What are your favorite recipes that use this smaller amount of elderberries that will showcase their flavor and get the most from them I can in a medicinal sense? I was thinking a syrup or juice but they all seem to call for so much sugar which for me negates the health benefits of the berries.

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[27 Aug 2010|02:40pm]

inmyblueheaven
Bruising too easily? What can cause it? What can I do about it? Thanks!
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Using garlic to treat a yeast infection. [25 Aug 2010|01:08pm]

joystreet
Alright, here's a question about lady parts.  Fair warning.

I recently discovered that I have my first yeast infection.  I noticed some itchiness at the base of my vaginal opening and an unpleasant odor on Sunday and I went to the clinic on Monday to find out for sure what it was. 

I went online and discovered a couple of cures that worked for others: ACV baths (is there anything apple cider vinegar is not used to cure?), yogurt, and garlic.  Being far too tall for a bath in my tub I'm too lazy to clean, I haven't tried the ACV bath and I've yet to try to the yogurt remedy as well.  On Monday night, I tried the garlic remedy, which simply consists of inserting a freshly peeled clove of garlic vaginally.  The next morning, the itching had almost completely subsided.  I did notice the tiniest light pink trace of blood when I wiped after peeing last night, but there was no pain and I didn't think much of it (I am expecting my period within the week or so).  I repeated the process last night.  This morning, I noticed that though the itching hasn't returned, the area is a little tender to the touch when I wipe after peeing I am spotting. There is still very little but more blood.  I asked my partner to take a look and he says I look red  and "raw".  I know that some folks are very sensitive to the garlic's juice and that's why it's advised not to nick or slice the clove while peeling.  I've been threading the cloves with a needle to make them easier to remove in the mornings.  Could this be the reason I am having this effect?  Has anyone else had this reaction?  And if so, any advice?  Thanks to all who can contribute.

Cheers,
Maria


PS - For all those inclined, my partner has pretty much covered all of the safe-guarding-my-vagina-against-vampires jokes...
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