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So i have been on the anti candida diet for coming up to 3 months.. i have fairly strict in keeping to the diet bar the obvious sugars in probiotic yoghurts... My skin is still just as bad as ever but i realise this is not something that will change over night... how long did people with acne following the anti candida diet take to notice improvements in their skin? I have noticed a general increase in energy and i am finding sleeping at night much easier too. Any advice would be greatly appreciatedeusa_pray.gif

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Don't know. Many people claim they get a die off reaction.

What's your acne like? Perhaps you have a food intolerance.


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[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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well i think that my acne is bad but i think that is because it is spread all across my face rather than in one zonal area, i have had acne for 9 years.. in the first couple of years (teenage) it was just locked onto my cheeks and jawline but then it grew to cover my entire face.. i have thought about it possibly being down to a food allergy but my diet as it stands is pretty much just chicken tuna veg and probiotic yoghurt so unless it is one of them i really am stumped as to what it could be down too.... i do have candida which is what i am putting my acne down too so hopefully i am on the right track to clearing this

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I did the candida diet for about 3 months....3 months is more than enough to see at least SOME improvement. I wasn't seeing much improvement in my skin, although my sleep was better and I had more energy. I still think I have candida, based on the saliva test and the fact that I have all of the symptoms. But, what helped me realize why I wasn't making that much progress with the candida diet was measuring my IgE and IgG levels for allergic reactions. A large number of antibodies was found in my blood, and my histamine count was high. So I found an anti-histamine diet to be more helpful than candida for me. It's more restrictive in some ways, but it does also help fight off candida as well as strengthen your gut to tolerate more foods. I recommend looking into food or other intolerances, and the first step is to get your IgE and IgG tested.


Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

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yes i do believe i may have some food allergies.. sometimes my acne changes into being large bumps under the skin which take weeks to leave. I do feel alot better in myself on this diet, i have seen some improvement in my skin but obviously the way i am looking at it is i have at least 9 years worth of internal problems to fix.. i will keep plodding along in the hope it fixes my skin :)

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yes i do believe i may have some food allergies.. sometimes my acne changes into being large bumps under the skin which take weeks to leave. I do feel alot better in myself on this diet, i have seen some improvement in my skin but obviously the way i am looking at it is i have at least 9 years worth of internal problems to fix.. i will keep plodding along in the hope it fixes my skin smile.png


Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

Grocery list:

 

** Find the cause, find the cure **

** If you have a question for me, please ask it publicly so that others can benefit from the discussion**

 

 


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yeah i figured i could possibly have a leaky gut, i have been taking coconut oil both on its own and used for cooking, olive leaf extract, apple cider vinegar and 20 billion strain probiotics in addition to the candida diet. it sounds daft by i own two cats even though i have been allergic to them.. since undertaking this diet my pet allergy has disappeared!!

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That's good, it means you are on the right track if your allergy disappeared. Maybe your immune system is stronger now. I also found that I get less histamine reactions when I watch what I eat.

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Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

Grocery list:

 

** Find the cause, find the cure **

** If you have a question for me, please ask it publicly so that others can benefit from the discussion**

 

 


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Hi all,

So i have been on the anti candida diet for coming up to 3 months.. i have fairly strict in keeping to the diet bar the obvious sugars in probiotic yoghurts... My skin is still just as bad as ever but i realise this is not something that will change over night... how long did people with acne following the anti candida diet take to notice improvements in their skin? I have noticed a general increase in energy and i am finding sleeping at night much easier too. Any advice would be greatly appreciatedeusa_pray.gif


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thanks for your responses.. i bought some enzymes this morning so will give those a try! could be possible i have a leaky gut in addition to the candida.. One thing i have definitely noticed in addition to the reduction in the pet allergies is that of my cravings for sugar products diminishing. My diet through my teens was just sugar sugar sugar so i am not surprised in the slightest it is taking so long to clear.

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coming up to a month on the enzymes, my acne is alot less frequent on my cheeks at the moment but seems to have just spread across my forehead and to the sides of the eyes, had a really bad winter flu the past two weeks and typically things such as lemsip/beechams are packed with sugar so maybe this could explain the increase in acne. Winter has always been the time when my acne is the worst, could be due to comfort foods consumed during the winter months? I am currently eating fairly close to a paleo diet however i am an active gym goer and one of my supplements pre workout contains caffeine, could this be a trigger?

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Caffeine could make it worse. Its possible. It does dehydrate you acting as a systemic stimulant. Affects may vary by amount.

I know its hard, but exercising without a stimulant is the way to go. Try ALCR for an minor energy boost. I used it for 2 months during the winter to help me run when i was doing 10k. I tapered off as i started losing more weight than i wanted. Helped make me want to run i will say. See what happens. I just know your whole gym routine would be better phsyically. That way you are actually "working" your body without the aid of caffeine which increases cardiac output through increased heart rate which is sort of "cheating" in my mind. You would work harder, but become stronger without it...

The winter months seem to make acne worse for me as well. I think it has to do with lack of sunlight. Someone stated that the wave lengths of light cause an increase in bacteria proliferation. Stating something about more blue wave lengths and less of the sunlight kind?! IDK something strange like that. But I do agree. Its definitely seasonal for me.

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People have fewer ceramides in the skin in winter. Topical appication of live yogurt can boost their production.

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Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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added one milk thistle capsule a day and 2 burdock root capsules, i have broken out ridiculously! 28 spots on my forehead!! compare that to just the two on my neck and cheek it's incredibly isolated to one area at the moment.. possible detoxing of the liver taking place? i have dropped the caffeine from the pre workout and also stop taking my gluten free pasta, and one live yoghurt a day so i am essentially ALL grains free, dairy, gluten, yeast and as low sugar as i can get away with... results are shocking me in a bad way, expected improvement not an outbreak of this proportions.. still i will stick with it and hope that it is just a combination of the detoxing of the liver taking place eusa_think.gif

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added one milk thistle capsule a day and 2 burdock root capsules, i have broken out ridiculously! 28 spots on my forehead!! compare that to just the two on my neck and cheek it's incredibly isolated to one area at the moment.. possible detoxing of the liver taking place? i have dropped the caffeine from the pre workout and also stop taking my gluten free pasta, and one live yoghurt a day so i am essentially ALL grains free, dairy, gluten, yeast and as low sugar as i can get away with... results are shocking me in a bad way, expected improvement not an outbreak of this proportions.. still i will stick with it and hope that it is just a combination of the detoxing of the liver taking place :think:


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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fairly stressed yes! I am an active gym goer who since undertaking this candida diet back in august ive lost near 3 stone which is absolutely huge for someone who regularly goes to the gym. The main thing that stresses me about the diet is the lack of grains as obviously that was always my first choice to hit my carb targets for the day. I haven't had any citrus no, the one thing i have had recently which i don't normally is raw carrot... surely this outbreak cannot be linked to that?

As it stands i'd say the staples in my diet are salmon, chicken, tuna, eggs and vegetables (gluten free pasta was a staple too but i have just cut this out to finally be grain free), I do not eat fruit so if i am still getting allergic reactions could it be god forbid the chicken? It's more often than not supermarket bought so obviously pumped full of undesirables. As i said i have just this week added a milk thistle capsule in but half of this outbreak started before that was introduced. It really is baffling me how many outbreaks i keep having at the moment and they are tending to be large under the skin spots which take around a week to surface then another couple to finally leave. The ONLY time i have been close to being clear was when my doctor referred me to hospital for a light therapy ( similar to a sunbed but without as much damage )

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fairly stressed yes! I am an active gym goer who since undertaking this candida diet back in august ive lost near 3 stone which is absolutely huge for someone who regularly goes to the gym. The main thing that stresses me about the diet is the lack of grains as obviously that was always my first choice to hit my carb targets for the day. I haven't had any citrus no, the one thing i have had recently which i don't normally is raw carrot... surely this outbreak cannot be linked to that?

As it stands i'd say the staples in my diet are salmon, chicken, tuna, eggs and vegetables (gluten free pasta was a staple too but i have just cut this out to finally be grain free), I do not eat fruit so if i am still getting allergic reactions could it be god forbid the chicken? It's more often than not supermarket bought so obviously pumped full of undesirables. As i said i have just this week added a milk thistle capsule in but half of this outbreak started before that was introduced. It really is baffling me how many outbreaks i keep having at the moment and they are tending to be large under the skin spots which take around a week to surface then another couple to finally leave. The ONLY time i have been close to being clear was when my doctor referred me to hospital for a light therapy ( similar to a sunbed but without as much damage )


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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nope wasn't overweight, i weighed 13 stone and now i am hovering around 10.. I used to eat around 3.5k calories daily with a specific target for protein, carbs and fats... Obviously my main source of carbs was rice, pasta and white potatoes and all three have been removed from my diet so i am struggling to hit my old limits. I am not entirely sure in regard to the purpose of the light box, I was around 17 when i used it and they limit its use to one course every 5 years... Whilst i was using that box i was drinking alchohol 3 nights a week and eating anything i wanted, this seems interesting in the fact my diet was awful yet this light box still had success!

Yeah i live in england and it's starting to get dark around 3.30pm here, i work through the day so obviously i struggle to see much natural daylight as it's dark when i leave for work, the only alternative i can think of to the light box is sunbeds but obviously there are many many dangers associated with them.

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coming up to a month on the enzymes, my acne is alot less frequent on my cheeks at the moment but seems to have just spread across my forehead and to the sides of the eyes, had a really bad winter flu the past two weeks and typically things such as lemsip/beechams are packed with sugar so maybe this could explain the increase in acne. Winter has always been the time when my acne is the worst, could be due to comfort foods consumed during the winter months? I am currently eating fairly close to a paleo diet however i am an active gym goer and one of my supplements pre workout contains caffeine, could this be a trigger?


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I have been on a candida cleanse for about 3 weeks now. I have thyroid disease and candida is supposed to be one of the "dis-eases" that comes with it. I will say that the die off symptoms get a bit annoying. I'm taking milk thistle for this, which seems to be helping a bit. I do feel like I have a bit more energy at times, but with the die off symptoms, it hard to keep that good feeling of having more energy going. Anyone else experience this?


Current skin care routine:

AM

Rainwater Botanical's Soap for Troubled Skin

Spot treat with Acne.org's AHA

Clinique Moisture Surge Intense

Clinique All About Eyes with Baobab oil

PM

Clinique Take the Day Off Balm with Adzuki Micrograin Facial Scrub (All natural-awesome stuff!)

Acne.org Cleanser for extra cleansing ( I wear a full face of makeup)

Frugally Sustainable Blemish Astringent/or Rainwater Botanical's Toner for Troubled Skin (All natural-very soothing and non-drying)

1 1/2 Pumps of Acne.org's 2.5% BP

Clinique All About Eyes with Baobab oil

Acne.org's Moisturizer (small amount)

When I get home from work, I like to let my face breath, so generally, I will use Clinique Take the Day Off Balm with the Adzuki micrograins, followed by a more gentle regimen. Currently, I am using Bare Minerals Blemish Treatment on any actives...LOVE this stuff!

I've recently added a mask to my routine. It's all natural and very cheap. Bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar mixed with a wee bit of tea tree oil. This is great for blackheads!

I am currently 100% clear with this mostly natural regimen.

Makeup: Merle Norman's Purely Mineral Makeup Powder

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when i first introduced probiotics and coconut oil to my candida diet i was very ill for around 5 days, my skin broke out badly and i had flu like symptoms.. nausia, stomach cramps, too hot one minute shivering the next etc

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In my opinion, die-off reactions can do more harm than good. I read something about the body not being able to eliminate the die-off properly, so it gets dumped into the blood stream and stays in your body. Look up old threads on candida - there is some useful info there.

In my experience, digestive enzymes were the most helpful, along with a controlled diet with low histamines. I added sweet potatoes as well, and that helped me look healthier. As for probiotics, I have no issues with vegetarian PB-8, but if it's your first time on probiotics, just get a plain acidophilus supplement (I like Solgar for that - less fillers in the capsule) and start low.

Coconut oil and ACV did more harm than good in my case, so did milk thistle. So no more abrupt detoxifiers for me. L-glutathione has helped me with repairing the gut, but again, you need to first address your diet and then move on to the gut-healing phase.

If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms (I did with milk thistle) it could be an allergic reaction. Don't continue to take something that makes you feel ill, it's not worth it.

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Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

Grocery list:

 

** Find the cause, find the cure **

** If you have a question for me, please ask it publicly so that others can benefit from the discussion**

 

 


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I have added sweet potatoe to my diet as of yesterday and i am also going to stop taking my omega capsules, some of my acne is the type where it takes up a large surface area taking a week or two to surface... i was thinking about it last night and this type of acne started for me when i was at university and i added omega capsule to my supplements, I eat 4 fillets of salmon a week roughly and eggs at least once every other day.. possible too much omega or simply the quality of my capsules are not good enough?

Also i'm not sure how relevant this is but i have something called Familial hypercholesterolemia which is basically high levels of cholesterol in the blood through genetics, could this be something that is relevant in my skin? My cholesetrol was around 9 when i was 15 and first tested, through good eating habits i got this down to 7 which is still high but i am very active and i'd say i'm very health conscious.. The doctor originally tried to prescribe me statins but alot of the side effects would have a direct negative impact on my active life so i refused... could this be something that needs to be addressed for my skin?

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interestingly i haven't had a large spot under the skin form for 2 days since i stopped taking the fish oil, of course this could also be due to the fact the dairy and grains are gone but i find this VERY interesting. any ideas? i had 28 spots on my forehead at the weekend, this is down to 18 :o

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Recently, a lot of people tend to be switching to a veggie diet. And I requested myself the query: "Is it safe?" People naturally, omnivorous. Whether properly to minimize their foods only vegetables and fruit? Consuming fashion, I also tried veggies diet plan. After six months, I noticed that I am began to feel much better. The body seemed ease. Excess weight began to decrease. I think the health benefits of a vegetarian diet is certainly. Prompt please, may anyone was non-meat eaters? You didn't have any health problems?

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