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You probably don’t need a whole lot of convincing to use a sauna, but what’s the purpose of the infrared? Infrared saunas generally employ far infrared, aka FIR, which is an invisible band of light that actually penetrates the skin to heat your body without heating the air. Cool, right? People turn to infrared saunas to help them strengthen their overall immune system, reduce inflammation, aid the detox process (nothing like sweating out the toxins), relieve chronic fatigue syndrome, and much more. Some people with autoimmune and inflammatory conditions swear by this adjunct therapy. Others say they feel relaxed, sleep better, and experience relief from sore muscles. The gentle nature of the heat is also likely to leave you feeling rejuvenated and delightfully de-stressed.

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The Life Stylist Podcast: Sauna Secrets: Turning Up The Heat with Lauren Berlingeri

Lauren Berlingeri is a former fitness model turned integrative nutrition expert and sauna entrepreneur – and a bona fide badass. She’s taken on Navy SEAL hell night, squared off in an MMA bout, boxed at Gleason’s gym, trained with New York City firefighters, and withstood the intensity of NASCAR. But a vicious case of cystic acne pushed Lauren to explore the world of wellness. During this journey, she discovered infrared saunas – and the first time she stepped in an one was life changing. Through all her physical and nutritional training, nothing else made her feel so good or in tune with her body. Infrared saunas give you the calorie burn (and high) of a workout out while simultaneously calming your nervous system, detoxifying the body, boosting your metabolic rate, and triggering the happiness response in your brain. The result is a rejuvenating experience that leaves you feeling euphoric and healthy. The experience not only helped heal Lauren’s cystic acne, it also inspired her to open HigherDOSE, a NYC spa focused around next-level health and wellness therapies that heal the body and get you high naturally. The only downside is that these things are huge, and not everyone is lucky enough to live in a city like NYC or LA with locations like HigherDOSE. That’s why they partnered with Dr. Raleigh Duncan, founder of our friends at Clearlight Saunas, to create the Infrared Sauna Blanket. It feels like a warm hug and offers all the same benefits of the sauna, but at a fraction of the size and cost so you can use it at home or while traveling. If you’re struggling with your health, can’t wind down after a day in our hectic world, or just need to try all the greatest biohacking tech, do yourself a favor check out this conversation with Lauren Berlingeri. As a bonus gift to Life Stylist listeners, Lauren is offering a discount on Infrared Sauna Blankets. Head to higherdose.com/luke and use code “LUKE” to get 15% off your blanket. Topics Discussed In This Episode: Woman vs. Workout: the extremely cool show where Lauren trained to be a Navy SEAL, fire fighter, NASCAR driver, and do a backflip on skis Lauren’s life-changing transition from disgruntled model to integrative nutrition expert and sauna entrepreneur How Lauren found herself hosting for UFC & giving her dad the best gift ever: a ring-side seat with Dana White The wild and weird series of events that brought Lauren to the world of infrared saunas How IR saunas can improve your mood, athletic performance, and sleep Why Lauren decided to use Clearlight Saunas at HigherDOSE after exhaustive testing Why you need to be wary of the EMFs put out by cheap infrared saunas (and so much other technology) The false claims made made by some infrared sauna companies Why infrared therapy is Luke’s #1 biohack HigherDOSE’s huge plans for expansion in NYC and beyond

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Fasting Talk: Messing Up Metabolism, Food During Extended Fast, Bulimia, Diurnal Fasting, Fat-Adapted Enough To Fast, Infrared Sauna Therapy

Veteran health podcaster, blogger, international speaker, and bestselling author Jimmy Moore from “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” teams up with Toronto, Ontario Canada-based nephrologist Dr. Jason Fung from IntensiveDietaryManagement.com and Dr. Fung’s Clinical Director at his Intensive Dietary Management Program clinic Megan Ramos on this podcast dedicated to answering YOUR questions about intermittent, alternate day, and extended fasting. Jimmy and Dr. Fung are the coauthors of the 2016 international bestseller The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Thr… and, along with Megan, are happy to provide this podcast as an additional resource for anyone curious about going on a fast to improve their health. We love hearing from our listeners with new questions–send an email to Jimmy at livinlowcarbman@charter.net. And if you’re not already subscribed to the podcast on iTunes, then you can do that and leave a review HERE. Listen in today as Jimmy and Megan delve into the depths of all things fasting in Episode 15. FASTING NEVER TASTED THIS GOOD COUPON CODE “FASTINGTALK” FOR 10% OFF 1ST ORDER NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship KEY QUOTE: "I've received feedback from patients that say the podcast is a great way to reinforce why they are doing this. When cravings come, listen to Fasting Talk." – Megan J. Ramos Here’s what Jimmy and Megan talked about in Episode 15: FEEDBACK: The latest one with Jason, is simply staggering in its implications. What will it take, seriously to get this man the recognition he richly deserves! Thank you for giving him a platform to share the ideas, so well presented. And lastly, sadly what can we do when we have friends and loved ones who don't want to hear anything other than the Standard of Care? Julian GIVE YOUR ELECTROLYTES A SUGAR-FREE BOOST USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR $10 OFF NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship TESTIMONY: Hey Megan, I just wanted to tell you how your advice to switch it up is working for me. I'm on my second time through a 6 day cycle of 3 days fasting followed by 3 days feasting. Before I started, I was eating keto to satiety and slowly gaining weight. I was eating a lot at night, eating lots of macadamias, and drinking wine. So, I was primed for a change. My first day of a 3-day fast started with keto coffee (lots of coconut oil and a pinch of cayenne). Midday I had a mug of bone broth with a Tbsp of butter melted in it. At night I went right for salt-water with a dash of Chipotle chili pepper powder. I use Morton lite-salt so I can get some Potassium. On the second and third days of the fast I only drank black coffee and my hot salt-water concoction. At the end of the 3-day fast my fingers were getting cold but I had lost 7 pounds. I broke the fast with a handful of nuts and then a big meal after about 30 minutes. I feasted for 3 days eating 2 meals a day within a 6-hour window for an 18-hour intermittent fast. I know I overate a couple times with plenty of butter and macadamia nuts for lots of fat—lots. I was poaching burgers in butter, eating rib eye steaks, fried fish with keto breading, and an entire jar of tartar sauce. Still, I didn't gain an ounce in the 3 days that I feasted. Yesterday was my first day back to fasting. I started the day with keto coffee again, and my salt-water concoction with 1 tbsp of butter, and a couple more of those without the butter later in the day. This morning I had lost another 3 pounds. So, that's 10 pounds in 7 days—the most weight I've ever lost in a week. Ever. Also, last night my blood sugar was the lowest I've ever recorded it at 66. The first day of fasting is challenging, even the second time around. Last night I was dreaming of fast food. But, I got over it, and it was smooth sailing again here on Day 2. This pattern seems to really be working for me and I plan to continue on this path until it stops working. Thanks for the great advice. You guys are awesome. Carl KEY QUOTE: "When you're fasting don't have butter coffee six times a day, and when you're eating don't hold back. Fast when you're fasting, eat when you're eating." – Jimmy Moore GET A $39 BOTTLE OF OLIVE OIL FOR JUST A BUCK GET YOUR $39 BOTTLE FOR JUST $1 NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship HOT TOPIC: Fasting: Worried about messing up metabolism by “doing it wrong” 1. Does eating a small amount of food in the middle of an extended fast impact my insulin levels and fasting efforts? Hey Jimmy and Megan, I love The Complete Guide to Fasting and have learned so much from it and your Fasting Talk podcast. I have a question for you guys. I started my fast on Thursday at 7:30pm and went until 11:30pm Saturday temporarily breaking the fast with 1 Tbs of natural peanut butter and a few bites of brussels sprouts. Then I decided to fast all day Sunday throughTuesday at 7:30 PM. All in all, it was a total of five days with that little bit of food. What if anything did that food break do to my insulin levels and fasting efforts? I have three small children and can’t check my insulin levels, so any insights you can provide would be greatly appreciated. All the best, Brieanne 2. Can someone with bulimia or binge eating disorder engage in fasting? Would this be beneficial or detrimental towards their efforts of overcoming it? Dear Jimmy and Megan, I have read your book on fasting and it was so full of great knowledge that I am grateful for. I am currently breastfeeding, so I am not fasting right now. But I am looking forward to start fasting soon. In your book I took notice of how people with eating disorders, specifically anorexia, shouldn't be fasting and this makes a lot sense. But what about people who have bulimia and binge eating disorder? Should they also steer clear of fasting? Are there any physical or hormonal benefits to be gained for someone like this to start fasting or will this simply perpetuate the binging behavior. Thanks for this podcast and for your amazing work! Teresa JIMMY AND DR. ADAM NALLY’S KETO LIVING SUPPLEMENTS 3. Is Diurnal Fasting with no food or beverages during daylight hours a viable option for fasting? Can you guys talk about the health effects of what is known as Diurnal Fasting where you engage in complete abstinence from food and beverages during daylight hours? Is this a good way to fast and are there any potential downfalls to doing it this way as compared to what you teach in the IDM clinic? Thank you, Catherine 4. How will I know when I am fat-adapted enough to push my fasting periods beyond intermittent fasting? I have been doing some form of LCHF/keto since August 2016 and have lost 30 pounds. I've been following the mantra to only eat when I’m hungry which is how I started unintentionally intermittent fasting. Most days I end up doing 18:6 but just can't get past 20 hours. I hear people say to get fully fat-adapted before trying longer fasting, so how will I know when I am there? Thanks in advance, Danielle WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship 5. Is it okay to use infrared sauna therapy while fasting? Hi Jimmy and Megan, Quick question: Should I use my infrared sauna when I'm fasting? Toby

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Learn True Health: How Full Spectrum Infrared Therapy Works to Improve Your Health, NASA, Stimulate Your Body's Ability To Heal Itself, Skin Healing, Pain, Mobility, Detoxification, Weight Loss, Blood Pressure, Stress, Sleep, Near, Mid and Far Infrared Sauna Technology

For more info on the full spectrum infrared system visit: Sunlighten.com "Alicia has been a health and wellness advocate for over 25 years. She is passionate about sharing the full-spectrum of a healthy lifestyle which helps empower people to live a healthier, happier life. Alicia believes wellness means more than dress size or body weight, true wellness encompasses every aspect of a person’s life from mental health, nutrition, livelihood, physical activity, and dark chocolate." Infrared Therapy http://learntruehealth.com/infrared-therapy/ Infrared therapy is something that I genuinely believe in especially after I bought a Sunlighten Sauna for home use. There have been many studies that came out attesting to the benefits of infrared therapy. But to talk about infrared therapy in detail, I have Sunlighten’s Business Development Executive Alicia Botyrius with us in this episode. Years As An Entrepreneur Alicia Botyrius was initially a customer at Sunlighten’s day spa in Kansas City. Living in the city for 20 years, her work as an entrepreneur was stressful. But because she was interested in health and wellness, she frequented the day spa to decompress. Alicia Botyrius was a customer at the Sunlighten day spa for about five years. Reaping the benefits of infrared therapy was something Alicia Botyrius cherished. Going to the day spa was her sanctuary. Naturally, her visits enabled Alicia Botyrius to know the products inside and out. It was also fortunate that Sunlighten Saunas’ headquarters were in the suburbs of Kansas City, so I was a smooth transition to work for the company. Sunlighten Saunas Experience Alicia Botyrius felt that doing infrared therapy with other brands felt oppressively hot. The first time she did infrared therapy using a Sunlighten sauna unit, Alicia Botyrius felt extremely comfortable. “It’s meant to be something that’s enjoyed versus endured. And it has a nurturing feeling. If you’re coming from a stressed state, going to a sauna is the best feeling,” said Alicia Botyrius. Stress Buster Alicia Botyrius didn’t realize how much anxiety and how much tension she had until she started coming to the sauna on a regular basis. She realized to step back and slow down her thoughts. Ultimately, Alicia Botyrius was better off in a calm state before making decisions versus a tired, anxious state. Alicia Botyrius explains that when you are stressed, your body runs off two systems. You have the sympathetic and the parasympathetic systems. “When you are in that sympathetic state, you are stressed and feels like somebody is chasing you. You are nervous and anxious,” said Alicia Botyrius, “And when you go into the sauna, there’s not much you can do. It forces you to step back and relax.” She adds, “And as a result, your body switches over to the parasympathetic system which is what you’re in when you’re in a deep sleep. That’s the system where your body rests and recovers. By going to the sauna, you are naturally bringing your stress levels down. You are allowing the body to recover and repair itself. And it naturally brings up endorphins.” Recovering From Injuries Infrared therapy is also a beautiful thing to use if you have any injuries, muscle or joint problems. Alicia Botyrius says utilizing a sauna will burn more calories and help improve your heart, lose weight, and detox toxins. “It’s getting help on a complete level and not just fixing the symptom. Plus, it’s finding the root issue and helping that as well,” Alicia Botyrius said. Types of Sauna Sunlighten Saunas offer three types of saunas. The far infrared has a wavelength that is going to penetrate deepest into your body. According to Alicia Botyrius, this is primarily for detox and raising your temperature. The mid-infrared wavelength and near infrared are the two other types. Near-infrared targets improving skin health. Alicia Botyrius also explains that the near infrared we pulse out in Sunlighten Saunas involves no light and no heat. Instead, it is delivered through LED bulbs in the walls of the sauna. This means you’re not going to get hot, and you’re not going to sweat when using the near infrared. “The way that it was discovered is when NASA and the Navy Seals hired a scientist. It was to figure out the best way for astronauts to recover if they got cut in outer space because they are out of the atmosphere,” said Alicia Botyrius. “If you go out of the atmosphere and cut your arm, it can be fatal. Because we don’t have the atmosphere to help, your body heal.” She adds, “The same thing in submarines. Burned cuts can be a dangerous situation. But 880 nanometers of energy will heal skin. So, it will help collagen production, help heal wounds, and the most effective way to help skin conditions recover.” Some other health conditions that the near infrared sauna can address are fine lines and wrinkles, wounds, sunburn, acne, psoriasis, and some types of rashes. “Near-infrared focuses on the skin but still goes under your skin. So, when the energy goes through there, it’s going to help a lot of areas like a whole-body treatment. It also helps reduce inflammation,” Alicia Botyrius said. Solo Sauna Sunlighten Saunas offer many unit models. Alicia Botyrius says the solo sauna is one of her favorite products because it is so effective. And so many people can use it. The solo sauna is also something that is portable and a space saver. “You just lay it on the floor. It comes with a mat if you want. There’s an infrared heating pad that you would lay on that’s a memory foam,” said Alicia Botyrius. “You’re getting those wonderful infrared heat from the whole backside of your body radiating up. So, all along your lower back and down your hamstrings are tight.” On top of you are these domes of infrared that are so nurturing and gentle. It is exceptionally healthy and great for detox. And it is considered an ultra-low EMF of 0.6. Furthermore, the fabric the company uses is a carbonized bamboo, which is completely non-toxic. “I am creating a very strong foundation by making my body as healthy as can be. I feel like I’m coming from a really strong place to go get it,” said Alicia Botyrius. She adds, “No matter what you do and what lifestyle you have, you can’t get rid of the toxins that are in our world today. And the deep sweat you experience in our patented infrared heaters allows you to get rid of all the garbage that you don’t need. And hold on to the things that are essential in your life.” EnergyBits I was so thrilled to find out that Alicia Botyrius became a fan of EnergyBits after she listened to my show where I g…. For those who want to buy their products, type in LTH at checkout to avail of the 20% off on all products. The discount code has no expiration date, so you can use it over and over again or share it with friends. Alicia Botyrius thinks it’s crucial to add EnergyBits into your health program because it is lead-free. Starting with taking Chlorella at night, Alicia Botyrius slept deeper and was more zestful. Waking up, she felt restored and sharper. Her feeling of being alert and awake felt so natural. Even when she exercised in the morning, she stayed alert all day. A few weeks later, she added Spirulina in the morning as an energy aid. Alicia Botyrius also found out that it helped curb her hunger. Sunlighten Saunas Testimonies Some so many people have reaped the benefits of using Sunlighten Sauna regularly. It helps improve mobility and flexibility in people. Alicia Botyrius also says that as people get older and unsteady on their feet, this is something that can help them get stronger and become more stable. “All of our clinical studies are on the website. Sunlighten Sauna’s infrared heat had a statistically significant difference in people’s blood pressure,” said Alicia Botyrius. “The study was based on using the sauna 3x a week for 30 minutes for six weeks. That’s dramatic when you consider how many drugs people use to manage their high blood pressure.” She adds, “By gently warming your core, it is helping your circulation improve. And as your circulation improves, you get so many benefits downstream because of that. It also improves heart health, helps reduce inflammation and lessens brain fog.” Alicia Botyrius cites one story about a firefighter injured on the job. He was horribly on a high dose of pharmaceuticals. But thankfully, he incorporated holistic treatments, one of them being a regular user of Sunlighten Saunas. Today, the man also works for Sunlighten Saunas because he believes in it so much. Sustainable Wood Sunlighten Saunas are made of all-natural wood. They use a water-based finish on the outside. Alicia Botyrius says there might be some imperfections on the wood. That’s because the company prefers it to be as natural as possible without any chemicals. “Any time you have a resin, glue or paint, then you heat it up, and you are in an enclosed environment, you’re breathing in those elements and gases. And that is not healthy,” Alicia Botyrius said. She adds, “We use sustainable wood. So, from an eco-perspective, we work with farms that believe in reforestation. We make sure it’s wellness for mother nature as well as wellness for people who use it.” Alicia Botyrius also says that the company also offers units using two other kinds of wood that are fragrance-free and hypoallergenic. Acoustic Resonance Therapy Sunlighten Saunas also have an audio system from So Sound. Alicia Botyrius explains that it’s a specific frequency that’s been clinically proven to help bring down stress levels and return people to a state of calmness. The So Sound music plays through the speaker system and provides a subtle vibration sound healing, like a musical massage. It is best paired with the Chroma Therapy, where you can choose the color of the light to make you feel more relaxed. Financing Options Sunlighten Saunas offer great packages that are flexible and easy on your budget. They also help you find people to install your unit and have an excellent customer support team on standby to answer your inquiries. For home use units, the company offers a seven-year warranty for residents where your unit will be replaced for free if there are any defects. On the other hand, a five-year warranty is offered for commercial use units. Many hotels and top professional sports teams have Sunlighten Sauna units. Either way, Sunlighten Saunas are meant to last decades. They also offer free shipping and have excellent bamboo carbon towels, which are super absorbent, fragrance-free, organic, and available in their natural color. So, make sure to inquire about that. “As technology improves and knowledge improves, we always want to stay ahead of everybody else. We make something that makes us stand apart from everybody else, and we’re very proud of that,” said Alicia Botyrius. “The sauna that you get today will not be the sauna that we have in 10 years or that we had ten years ago.” Bio Alicia Botyrius, Business Development Executive at Sunlighten, has been building brands and businesses for 20 years. Before Sunlighten, Alicia Botyrius started her career in a large telecommunications company and then spent 12 years as an entrepreneur in the fine art industry by running a business called Signature Canvas. She achieved many successes throughout her career, she landed the first and only co-branded television commercial in the telecommunications industry, grew and managed a worldwide start-up business and created various marketing campaigns and self-published a poetry book. Her success is attributed to the relationships she built with each person she worked with and her belief in servant leadership. Alicia Botyrius has been a health and wellness advocate for over 25 years. She is passionate about sharing the full-spectrum of a healthy lifestyle which helps empower people to live a healthier, happier life. Alicia Botyrius believes wellness means more than dress size or body weight, true wellness encompasses every aspect of a person’s life from mental health, nutrition, livelihood, physical activity, and dark chocolate. Alicia Botyrius holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Accounting from King’s College and an MBA from the University of Scranton.

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The Life Stylist: Dr. Raleigh Duncan: Some Like It Hot - The Sweet Heat Of Infrared Saunas

Want to know how to burn calories sitting on your ass? How about removing pain from your body without surgery or drugs, or detoxing chemical poisons and heavy metals without spending a dime on expensive supplements? Did you know that you can force your central nervous system into a parasympathetic (totally relaxed, meditative) state within five minutes, without even knowing how to ‘relax’ or meditate? Do you want gorgeous, healthy skin without taking one single trip to a dermatologist? If all of this sounds too good to be true, you’ll want to give this episode on the super healing powers of infrared saunas a listen. Not only have I personally been using them as one of my top bio hacks for over 15 years, but all of humankind has been using some form of heat therapy for millennia. From Native American sweat lodges to Finnish saunas, people worldwide have long understood the healing powers of fire. Thanks to modern technology, you can now harness this energy on demand, in the comfort of your home, gym, or healing center. However, you must be warned: as awesome as infrared saunas are, you must be aware that not all hot boxes are created equal, and in fact, some are so poorly designed that they can be harmful to your health in many ways. Our guest Dr. Raleigh Duncan is not only one of the world’s leading experts on infrared saunas but is also CEO of Clearlight Saunas, which in my opinion are by far the most superior brand in the world. You’ll learn exactly why in this fact-filled episode. As always, I’d like to thank you for joining me on my mission to spread the message of health, healing, and happiness to all who care to receive it. After you listen to this show, find a sauna and experience for yourself this life-changing technology. Don’t forget to share this episode with a friend that needs some healing. Luke

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Muscles for Life with Mike Matthews: Do Infrared Saunas Work? What 23 Studies Say

The health and fitness space is full of gimmicks and gimcracks that promise to help you lose weight, look sexier, and get healthier. You know, things like… -Detox teas and “cleanses” -Starvation (and overly restrictive) diets -Overhyped nutrition “hacks” (like intermittent fasting and ketogenic dieting) -Testosterone boosters -Estrogen blockers …just to name a few. The sad truth is if you simply ignored most everything published in most fitness magazines and on most fitness websites and just stuck to the basics of energy balance, macronutrient optimization, compound weightlifting, and progressive overload instead, you’d be far better for it. You’d be able to gain muscle and lose fat with ease, and you’d be able to do it eating foods and doing workouts that you actually enjoy. If you want to speed up the process, though, or optimize other aspects of your health and performance, you can go a bit further. You can take the right supplements, for example, incorporate mobility work into your exercise regimen, and take simple steps to improve your sleep quality. And that’s where infrared sauna enters the picture. It isn’t necessary by any means, but depending on whom you listen to, it can be a boon to your overall health and wellbeing. That’s why this technology has been getting a lot of attention recently, and if you poke around online, you can find doctors, trainers, and “gurus” singing its praises. According to its proponents, infrared sauna can… -Detoxify your body -Enhance circulation -Promote weight loss -Lower blood pressure -Increase immunity -Relieve aches and pains -Reduce muscle soreness and speed recovery -Improve skin health and appearance -Fight cancer On the other hand, skeptics and detractors say that most of the hype is humbug, and that these devices are little more than overpriced space heaters. Who’s right? Well, when you look to the scientific literature, you discover that the answer is somewhere in the middle. The long story short is infrared sauna does appear to deliver some health benefits, including reduced joint pain and stiffness and improved blood vessel function, but it can’t do what many people hope: it can’t “detox” your body, help you lose weight faster, boost your immune system, or prevent cancer. And in this episode, we’re going to break it all down. By the end, you’re going to know what infrared saunas are, how they work, how they can (and can’t) benefit you, how to use them properly, and more. Let’s get started. 6:26 - What is infrared sauna? 7:22 - Is infrared sauna safe? 11:14 - What are the benefits of infrared sauna? 15:32 - Does infrared sauna improve your physical performance? 17:17 - Does infrared sauna enhance recovery after training? 17:49 - Does infrared sauna improve your mood? 18:50 - Does infrared sauna improve your skin health? 19:31 - Does infrared sauna help fight cancer? 19:56 - Can infrared sauna help prevent sickness? 20:46 - What’s the best way to use an infrared sauna? 22:23 - What’s the best type of infrared sauna? Want to get my best advice on how to gain muscle and strength and lose fat faster? Sign up for my free newsletter!

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