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Dr. Chris Damman shares valuable insight into the link between gut health and metabolic health on this week's episode. He breaks down the important role of prebiotics, probiotics AND postbiotics, as well as the benefits of resistant starch in our diet. He understands how difficult it can be for most people to get enough fiber in their diet, but he has created a solution to help us with that! Tune in to hear about incredible scientific research on fiber, gut health, insulin resistance and more. Dr. Chris Damman is a Gastroenterologist and Chief Medical & Scientific Officer of SuperGut. He has a passion for evidence-based approaches to food & gut microbe interventions in the promotion of health and the treatment of disease. He spent five years leading the gut health, microbiome and functional food initiative at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where his research interests focused on the role of diet and microbiome-targeted therapies in treating gastrointestinal, metabolic, and neurologic disease. Most recently, Dr. Chris helped execute a randomized, blind placebo controlled study validating the use of resistant starch to transform the gut microbiome - the first of its kind from a functional food company. Support this podcast at —
Amitay Eshel, co-founder and CEO of Young Goose, joins us for a groundbreaking discussion on biohacking our skincare. He shares how NAD precursors, green tea and hormesis can be powerful game changers for our skin health. He also warns us about false marketing in the beauty industry and what we need to look for, as well as how we can keep our skincare routine simple to see the greatest benefits. Amitay is constantly researching novel ingredients for skincare, as well as how women can sync their skincare routine with their monthly cycle. Tune in for a fascinating discussion on creating beauty inside and out! Amitay Eshel is an entrepreneur in the biohacking and beauty fields. He has held executive roles in the health, wellness, and beauty industry for over a decade, as well as being a business development consultant in that space. As co-founder and CEO of Young Goose, the biohacking skincare company, and host of the Young Goose’s Biohacking Beauty podcast, Amitay has been making waves in his industry through education and innovation. Young Goose embodies his two passions, performance optimization, and skin health, with products that boost the functions of natural rejuvenation processes in the skin. Support this podcast at —
Thought leader and transformative psychiatrist Dr. Fred Moss joins the podcast for an inspiring conversation around what it means to be human and how to live an extraordinary life. He shares what is blocking many of us from our "true voice" and what is holding us back from being our authentic selves in life. Dr. Fred also provides insight into how conventional medicine may be perpetuating the problem and his perspective of how plant medicines may play a role in empowering people. Dr. Fred Moss is a graduate of Northwestern University Medical School and a licensed psychiatrist who has served the mental health industry for nearly four decades. During that time he has consulted patients, practitioners, medical facilities, non-profit organizations, and community groups. In 2006, Dr. Fred began taking a new approach with his patients, working with a chosen few to assist in reclaiming their lives from the clenched fists of psychiatric diagnoses and medication. Lo and behold, they reliably eventually improved, even to the point of their diagnoses actually disappearing. Dr. Fred has since dedicated his efforts to establishing his brand, Welcome To Humanity, as a "home base" for his work as a speaker, coach, and advisor as a "non-diagnosing psychiatrist." He also is an expert witness, specializing in psychiatric malpractice cases, and often centering around atrocities that can occur behind closed (locked) doors in nursing homes, hospitals, prisons and jails. Dr. Fred is the host of the inspiring Welcome To Humanity podcast, a show that explores what it means to be human and how to live an extraordinary life. He is the author of Creative 8: Healing Through Creativity & Self-Expression. Dr. Fred is married to his dream partner, Alexandra, and lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas in Northern California. He is the proud father of two beautiful children in Texas and is owned collectively by his 3 cats, Valentino, Despacito, and Winston. Support this podcast at —
Dr. Katherine Zagone joined the podcast to discuss how we can assess fertility and biological age with a simple at-home blood test. She shares how this information can empower men and women to take their fertility journey into their own hands, as well as the top environmental toxins impacting fertility rates today. Dr. Katherine Zagone, ND, Chief Medical Officer and co-founder of Clockwize, has been supporting women and couples easily conceive their healthiest babies for almost a decade. Simultaneously, she runs Gentera Center for Precision Medicine in Beverly Hills, CA where she bridges cutting edge science with tried and true methods for exceptional results. She’s excited to bring effective science, a warm heart, and an industry changing approach to the world through Clockwize, Inc. Support this podcast at —
We've had the opportunity to interview incredible experts in the field this year and have discussed many different biohacking products, tools, and therapies, so today we are doing a recap for you! We're sharing our honest opinions on these different products, as well as our personal experiences and recommendations. Think of this as an overview of the podcast for 2022 so far and for a deeper dive, check out the individual podcast episodes below. Support this podcast at —
Danielle Hamilton joins us for a discussion about the power behind controlling blood sugar and optimizing digestion for achieving optimal health and endless energy all day. She explains how insulin resistance impacts different parts of our bodies, including how PCOS should be considered diabetes of the ovaries. She also shares her top tips for fixing digestive issues and simple steps you can start doing today. Danielle Hamilton is a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner & Restorative Wellness Practitioner who specializes in blood sugar regulation & digestion. She became interested in blood sugar issues when she learned that Insulin Resistance was at the root of her PCOS. She was able to reverse her PCOS, cystic acne, PMS & weight loss resistance by reversing Insulin Resistance. Her mission is to help others uncover their blood sugar & insulin issues (as most people don't know the early signs), as well as help them optimize digestion for low-carb diets. Dani promotes a holistic approach to reversing Insulin Resistance which goes beyond just changing macros. She is the host of the Unlock the Sugar Shackles Podcast and the creator of the Blood Sugar Mastery Program. Support this podcast at —
Dustin Baker, the President of BioProtein Technology and creator of BioPro+ joined the podcast for a fascinating conversation on the topic of Human Growth Hormone. This has been a misunderstood hormone for a long time and has had a bad reputation for athletes abusing it for performance enhancement. However, there's more to HGH than meets the eye, with it's incredible ability to rejuvenate the body and support overall health and longevity. His company was the first to develop a modern non-synthetic alternative and he explains why it is better than synthetic HGH in most applications. If you're curious about this powerful hormone, you have to tune in! Dustin Baker is the president of BioProtein Technology and creator of BioPro+. With years of experience working intimately with some of the world’s most elite professional athletes, trusted physicians, and even international private security/military personnel his passion remains the same, to help individuals maximize their physiological and cognitive potential safely. Since his 20’s, Dustin has been instrumental in the product design and brand development for natural products in the professional athletics, fitness, and medical supply categories. Support this podcast at —
What happens when you put four biohackers on a podcast together? A really fun discussion, multiple perspectives on different health topics, and the best effective biohacks available today. Our discussion includes what we all eat for breakfast, fasting and circadian rhythm, the hot topic of mouth taping, and more! We had a blast chatting with our friends and fellow biohackers, Dr. Jay Wiles and Mollie McGlocklin, who have also been on our podcast before where we discussed Heart Rate Variability and sleep optimization in depth. If you're not familiar with these amazing experts, check out their bios below. Dr. Jay Wiles is an international speaker, scientist, clinician, influencer, and subject-matter expert and authority on the interconnection between the human stress response and health performance/optimization. Dr. Wiles is a clinical health and performance psychologist with board certification in heart rate variability biofeedback and peripheral biofeedback and works as a leading consultant in psychophysiology to health influencers, professional athletes and teams, executives, and high performers. He is the co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Hanu Health. He has pioneered new and innovative means of using heart rate variability (HRV) and respiratory training as both diagnostic indicators of the dynamic nature of the human stress response, alongside therapeutic tools for regulating and conditioning this response for peak human performance. Dr. Wiles has an extensive history of working with top-performing athletes in the PGA, LPGA, MLS, MLB, ATP, and WTA. His consulting firm, Thrive Wellness and Performance, has held contracts with leading biotechnology and health technology organizations where he has engaged in research, development of therapeutics, and development of behavioral retention programs. Dr. Wiles has operated as the cohost of the Ben Greenfield Podcast since 2019 and hosts the Hanu Health Podcast. Mollie McGlocklin is the creator of Sleep Is A Skill, and the host of The Sleep Is A Skill Podcast. Sleep Is A Skill is a company that optimizes people’s sleep through a unique blend of technology, accountability, and behavioral change. After navigating insomnia while traveling internationally, she created what she couldn’t find - a place to go to learn the skill set of sleep. With a background in behavioral change from The Nonverbal Group, she became fascinated with chronobiology and its practical application to sleep and our overall experience of life. Knowing the difference between a life with sleep and without, she’s now dedicated her life to sharing the forgotten skill set of sleep. Support this podcast at —
Our good friend and fellow biohacker, Dasha Maximov, is back on the podcast to share her latest insights on supporting women on their health journey. She shares the differences she sees in male and female clients, why feeling safe is a foundational part of health, and how stress is significantly impacting women today. She has been hosting biohacking retreats dedicated to women in the Dominican Republic and will be hosting one with Lauren in October. Also, make sure you check out episodes 45 & 46 for the 2-part interview we did with her in 2020 all about women's health research, fasting for women, using health tech and more about her personal health journey. Dasha worked 9 years in the cut-throat business of mergers and acquisitions, suffered and healed herself from 6 concussions and hormonal imbalance, cofounded Europe’s largest health conference, and moved to a new country during this pandemic. She is the definition of resilience! After witnessing the impact of her brain injury on her physical and emotional body—she became fascinated with the power of electromagnetism, light, sound, and vibration as healers. She uses these in her work to help her clients get back to a feeling of safety so that the rest of their health regimen (good food, exercise and supplements) can work better. She is based out of the Dominican Republic where she runs biohacking retreats dedicated to women. Each retreat is co-hosted with another specialist and involves 5 days of learning, practice, trying new biohacking technology and tools, and unwinding from the stress-filled sympathetic lifestyle that we all lead. Her goal is to grow your toolkit so you have the ability to cope with that stress when you come back home. The next retreat will be October 26-30, 2022 and will be cohosted with Lauren Sambataro. Come join us! Learn more about the retreats, the online women's biohacking community, and the upcoming women's biohacking course at You can reach out to Dasha for one-on-one consults or inquiries at Support this podcast at —
We dive into the fascinating topics of longevity, healthspan and biological age this week with Dr. Morgan Levine. She explains the differences between healthspan & lifespan, as well as biological age & chronological age. She also shares the best testing options currently available to assess our biological age, along with what the research is showing makes the greatest impact such as fasting, caloric restriction, stress reduction and sleep. Morgan Levine is an assistant professor of pathology at Yale University School of Medicine. Her research focuses on the science of biological aging, specifically using bioinformatics to quantify the aging process and test how lifestyle and pharmaceutical interventions alter the rate of aging. As a leading voice in the field of aging and longevity science, she has been featured in media outlets such as CNN, The Guardian, Time, Newsweek, The Huffington Post, the BBC, and many more. She also appeared in the DocuSeries by Netflix and Goop, alongside Gwyneth Paltrow, which was released in early 2020. She is the author of True Age: Cutting-Edge Research to Help Turn Back the Clock. Support this podcast at —
Talia Ram joins the podcast to talk about one of the most overlooked biohacks for health optimization... lighting! With a wide variety of types of light exposure ranging from natural sunlight outdoors to artificial indoor lighting, she breaks down how it all impacts our health and what we can do about it. Beautiful lighting has been a lifelong affair for Talia, who, as the daughter of Lumiram founders Corinne and Jacques Ram, grew up immersed in lighting. So it seemed a natural progression that four years ago, Talia joined the ranks as resident wellness lighting expert for the company, drawing on her intimate knowledge of the product and her 10 years of experience as a meditation and yoga teacher. Talia Ram is the resident wellness lighting expert of Lumiram. Lumiram is the original maker of neodymium glass light sources and has been a leader in full spectrum lighting since first opening its doors in Europe in 1959. Lumiram has been invested in filling homes and businesses with beautiful oases of pure uplifting light through their signature line of Chromalux® full spectrum neodymium glass bulbs. The original light bulb for health and well-being, the Chromalux® full spectrum lamp has been enhancing people's lives and the spaces they live in since it was first created in Finland over 40 years ago. A unique light source, Chromalux® bulbs filter out yellow and other dulling frequencies of the light spectrum, resulting in a purified light with enhanced violet, blue, green, and red tones. Chromalux® enhances colors, lessens eye strain, boosts vibrancy, and provides a striking pure white light. With Lumiram's exceptional product diversity and dedicated service to countless interiors nationwide — life is now as beautiful inside as it is on the outside. Support this podcast at —
Dr. Joel Rosen shared his passion to empower people to go from exhausted to energized and why getting to the root cause of chronic fatigue is so important. We dive into the controversy around the diagnosis of "adrenal fatigue", the role of mast cell activation, and what we need to know about the myths surrounding supplementation with iron, copper, and vitamin D. Dr Joel Rosen is the founder of His mission is to expose the truth about adrenal fatigue burn-out so that he can empower 100 million people to go from exhausted to energized. The truth is, adrenal fatigue goes deeper than just the adrenals. Dr Joel's signature program to create energy on demand encompasses the 5 P's - Purpose, Production, Programming, Pain, and Patterns. When all 5 are addressed, transformation into all day energy is the result. Support this podcast at —
In this episode, Dr. Paul Barattiero joins us for an eye-opening discussion around the powerful health benefits from drinking hydrogen water. He explains why this biohack is truly getting to the root cause of most illnesses and how reducing oxidative stress & inflammation is the key to health optimization. He shares fascinating research on the gut microbiome, levels of the hormone ghrelin, and the treatment of diabetes, as well as why we need to be consuming this on a daily basis. Dr. Paul Barattiero is the Founder and CEO of Synergy Science, Inc™. He has been a pioneer and leader in the hydrogen water industry for 15 years. Dr. Barattiero has labored to bring to market cutting-edge, science-based, natural-healing technologies to facilitate detoxification, gut recovery, and reduced oxidative stress and inflammation as well as protection from radiation from EMF. You can find Dr. Barattiero featured in numerous tv shows and documentaries and has co-authored several books. He lives with his wife of 28 years and son in the mountains of Utah. Support this podcast at —
Michael Brandt, co-founder of H.V.M.N., joins the podcast for a comprehensive discussion on ketones and metabolic health. He breaks down what exogenous ketones are, whether we should take ketones while fasting, how they impact sleep & recovery, and shares information on the link between diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy & the ketogenic diet.Everything Michael Brandt does is fast and intense. Aside from cruising through marathons at a cool 6-minute mile pace, he and fellow Stanford alumni co-founder, Geoffrey Woo, have scaled H.V.M.N. in a few short years. Most recently, they introduced the second iteration of their flagship ketone drink, Ketone-IQTM. H.V.M.N. invented Ketone-IQTM because they believe people should spend more time with elevated ketone levels for better health and performance. Through Michael’s steadfast leadership, H.V.M.N not only launched the world’s first drinkable ketone, but is tracking to redefine the limits of human performance, metabolism, and longevity to combat the global metabolic health crisis. Alongside his co-founder, the duo secured a $6 million dollar contract from the U.S. Special Operations Command to continue research into the benefits of ketones. The pair gained early interest from pro-athletes including Former Olymian Speed Skater Apolo Ohno, Professional Racing cyclist Vittoria Bussi and Ultrarunner Jeff Browning and notable early investors such as Andreessen Horowitz, and Joe Montana (Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback). As a father of a newborn, Michael has increasingly limited free time but remains an avid triathlete and marathoner with a 2:42 personal record.SHOW NOTES: 0:51 Welcome to the show!3:16 Michael Brandt’s Bio4:15 Welcome Michael to the show!4:55 What are ketones?7:25 Highlights about ketones9:38 Does the brain need glucose?12:37 Metabolic flexibility & the body’s adaptations15:31 Getting into the “fat-adapted groove”17:21 Study: Exogenous ketones for appetite control19:12 Insulin sensitivity & resistance21:57 Does it support our metabolic health?23:24 Should we take ketones while fasting?24:48 How do we incorporate it into our daily routine?26:53 What’s the impact on sleep & recovery?29:31 What to stack with it31:33 *Magnesium Breakthrough Ad*34:05 Stacking it with psychedelics & breathwork37:21 Diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, Epilepsy & the Ketogenic diet39:45 Coconut oil, MCTs & C842:11 Best way to measure ketones43:57 Timeline Nutrition test for Urolithin A45:04 Nutrition of the future47:20 Study: Ketones & Heart Rate Variability49:58 Glucose control while sleeping52:39 Will ketones break a fast?55:02 His final piece of advice56:22 Where you can find Michael & H.V.M.N.57:03 Thanks for tuning in! RESOURCESHVMN Ketones – discount code: BIOHACKERBABESMagnesium Breakthrough – Code: BIOHACKERBABESHanu Health - pre-order now!Support this podcast at —
Paul Austin joined the podcast for a fascinating discussion about the third wave of psychedelics! He shares how and when the first and second wave ended, and how we can support the third wave to change the future of the psychedelic space. He breaks down everything we need to know about this topic, including the different options for dosing and the importance of integration into our daily lives. He also shares what's currently happening as far as decriminalization and legalization and where he sees the industry going in the next few years. Paul F. Austin is an entrepreneur, public speaker, and educator. He has founded two companies in the emerging psychedelic space, Third Wave and Synthesis. Within Third Wave, Paul leads his team in building an educational platform to ensure psychedelic substances become responsibly integrated into our cultural framework. Currently, Third Wave offers long-form psychedelic guides, online microdosing programs, and an industry-best network of clinics and retreat providers. In 2018, Paul co-founded Synthesis, and led several high-dose psilocybin truffle retreats over the span of one year. When not leading retreats, Paul headed up branding, marketing, and public relations for Synthesis before stepping back to focus on Third Wave full-time. Because of his pioneering work at the intersection of psychedelic use, personal transformation, and professional success, Paul has been featured in the BBC, Forbes, and Rolling Stone. Paul sees psychedelic use as a skill, one that becomes more refined as we explore the many nuances of these awe-inspiring medicines and molecules. Learning how to hone this skill will be crucial in the story of humanity’s present-future evolution. Support this podcast at —
We are so excited to share this incredible interview with Ari Whitten, the founder of The Energy Blueprint. We have been following his work for many years and are always blown away by the information and tips he shares. He kicks off the episode by sharing his health journey with an Epstein Barr Virus diagnosis that led him to discover the true causes of chronic fatigue. He explains the importance of the mitochondria (and mitochondrial biogenesis); how the cell danger response impacts energy; the major role our circadian rhythm plays in energy levels; how melatonin isn't just a "sleep supplement"; and the fascinating, yet frightening effects of caffeine on our brains. Ari Whitten is the Founder of The Energy Blueprint. He is an energy and fatigue specialist who focuses on taking an evidence-based approach to energy enhancement, nutrition, exercise, natural health expert, and #1 best-selling author. He has been studying nutrition and holistic health for more than 2 decades and has a Bachelor of Science from San Diego State University in Kinesiology (with specialization in fitness, nutrition, and health). He also has a background in exercise physiology and fitness. He holds two advanced certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Corrective Exercise Specialist and Performance Enhancement Specialist. In addition, he recently completed the 3 years of coursework for his Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, an education that rounds out all aspects – nutrition, fitness, and psychology – of his approach to optimal health. Ari is a tireless researcher who has obsessively devoted the last 20 years of his life to the pursuit of being on the cutting‑edge of the science on health and energy enhancement. Support this podcast at —
We had the opportunity to interview Dr. Russell Jaffe about his latest book, "Thriving in the 21st Century". He shares his top health tips to go from surviving to thriving in today's world. He recommends completing 4 self-assessments at home and testing 8 lab biomarkers to begin your healing journey, as well as how you can start your kitchen, diet and bedroom makeover for a healthier life. Russell Jaffe is an internist, molecular biochemist, clinical pathologist, and diagnostician. Seeing an opportunity and clinical need for more bioavailable, highly effective, and advanced dietary guidance, he designed each PERQUE functional supplement using novel principles and concepts. The variety of outcome studies, case reports, and patents that are pending on PERQUE supplements attest to how unique the products are - front starting purity to production control; from ingredient synergy to cost-effectiveness; from value to outcomes results. SHOW NOTES:0:51 Welcome3:16 Dr. Jaffe’s bio4:16 Welcome Dr. Jaffe!5:22 Why are we so sick?8:41 Eat well, move more is inadequate9:38 How to avoid 80% of our toxic exposure11:12 Simple strategies to optimize our health 13:16 Concerns about fish & toxic metals15:25 Consumers are waking up: GNC vs Costco18:29 The 4 Self-Assessments19:48 How to interpret these labs as a consumer22:30 The reasons for these particular labs23:15 *Timeline Nutrition Ad*25:04 Measuring Inflammation28:02 Is genetic testing worth it?30:33 Addressing trans-generational trauma31:29 Brain changes from meditating33:15 Kitchen Makeover35:15 Food Makeover36:58 Bedroom Makeover41:00 Personal Care Makeover43:27 Eustress vs Distress44:41 His final piece of advice46:36 Where to find Dr. Jaffe47:52 Thanks for tuning in!RESOURCES:Website: Dr Russell JaffeBook: Thriving in the 21st Centurybetterlabtestsnow.comTimeline Nutrition - code: BIOHACKERBABESSupport this podcast at —
Join us for a fun conversation about the latest in our world of health optimization & biohacking. Lauren shares the latest trends she has witnessed with clients wearing Continuous Glucose Monitors & how you can reset your carbohydrate tolerance. We discuss the latest in biohacking gadgets that include the Lumen metabolic tracker, Vivoo at-home urine analysis, Viome gut test, and Earth & Moon's grounding mat. We also share what we're currently reading/studying, as well as answer your questions on topics such as Heart Rate Variability, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & steal infections, and how we both became passionate about holistic health. Support this podcast at —
Sean Coakley joins us for a fascinating discussion about breathwork and how we can incorporate breathwork training, whether we're seeking longevity, athletic performance, or anything in between. With his extensive background as a Performance Breathing Coach, he shares insight into nasal breathing vs mouth breathing, the role of the autonomic nervous system, and how his new device (Calibre) will be a game changer in this space. Sean Coakley is a highly sought after Performance Breathing Coach with over 25 years teaching and coaching experience in yoga, breath-work, nutritional sciences, quantum biology and mind-state psychology. An avid athlete, in his younger days Sean was a Division 1 scholarship soccer player and a competitive cyclist until he experienced several life changing physical traumas, including cervical and lumbar fractures. Through this and many other life changing circumstances Sean became highly focused on the breath’s ability to remediate pain, optimize personal performance and access the “flow state” on demand. With formal studies and degrees in Public Health, Epidemiology and Nutritional Sciences, Sean has a strong science-based background that brings unique insight to the art and science of Breath Performance Training that benefits everyone he encounters. Whether chasing gold medals, preparing for the Navy Seal training, struggling or recovering from pain or illness, or sometimes more importantly simply coping with the stress of everyday life, Sean’s clients benefit greatly from his insights and guidance. Sean is a llfe-long educator and entrepreneur, owner and creator of BreathFlō, a globally focused performance breath training company as well as a founding equity member of Calibre Biometrics based in Boston. In addition to the above Sean worked directly with Stig Severinsen and became the first global master instructor for his Breatheology platform and also worked with Airofit as their first global master coach in addition to helping them develop the training protocols for their platform. Support this podcast at —
Lily Nichols joins us today to chat all about how women can support their bodies before, during and after pregnancy. She debunks several food myths during pregnancy, including the concern around ketones and a plant-based diet. She also discusses the importance of a nutrient-dense diet, gives insight into managing gestational diabetes, and shares what biomarkers should be tracked during pregnancy. Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition. Drawing from the current scientific literature and the wisdom of traditional cultures, her work is known for being research-focused, thorough, and sensible. Her bestselling book, Real Food for Gestational Diabetes (and online course of the same name), presents a revolutionary nutrient-dense, lower carb approach for managing gestational diabetes. Her work has not only helped tens of thousands of women manage their gestational diabetes (most without the need for blood sugar-lowering medication), but has also influenced nutrition policies internationally. Lily’s clinical expertise and extensive background in prenatal nutrition have made her a highly sought after consultant and speaker in the field. Lily’s second book, Real Food for Pregnancy, is an evidence-based look at the gap between conventional prenatal nutrition guidelines and what’s optimal for mother and baby. With over 930 citations, this is the most comprehensive text on prenatal nutrition to date. Lily is also creator of the popular blog,, which explores a variety of topics related to real food, mindful eating, and pregnancy nutrition. Support this podcast at —
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