The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself

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Katie: Good day, and welcome to the “Wellness Mama Podcast.” I’m Katie from wellnessmama.com and wellnesse.com. That’s wellness with an E on the tip. And this episode is about “Find out how to Eat to Beat Illness,” the brand new science of how your physique can heal itself. And I’m right here with Dr. William Li, who’s a doctor and scientist, and he’s the president and medical director of the Angiogenesis Basis, and the writer of the e-book by the title of this podcast, “Eat to Beat Illness.

 

On this episode, we go deep on specifics associated to this matter, together with how he obtained into this area, how well being is the pure state of the physique, and the way usually we simply have to assist the physique and get out of its manner, the shocking analysis exhibiting that sure meals might need as a lot or extra energy as medicine to assist the physique beat sure illnesses, how the physique interprets messages from meals in varied methods, together with meals that may immediate stem cell development, how fasting comes into play, methods to reframe our meals decisions to assist the physique with out feeling disadvantaged.

 

He debunks some city legends about sure meals, and a few them may shock you. His shocking analysis, and his tackle beer and wine ingesting. After which we go quite a bit into intestine well being. We even have a enjoyable wrap-up on the finish on a mutual matter that neither of us anticipated the opposite to be interested by. So very enjoyable dialog for me. I feel you’ll study quite a bit, in addition to Dr. Li, is a wealth of information. So with out additional ado, let’s be a part of him. Dr. Li, welcome. Thanks a lot for being right here.

 

Dr. William: Thanks very a lot, Katie. It’s an actual pleasure.

 

Katie: Properly, I’ve so many enjoyable questions, and we’re gonna go in so many enjoyable instructions immediately. However earlier than we do, I’ve a word that you simply took a visit throughout your entire U.S. and I’d love to listen to a bit bit extra about that, as a result of I did the identical factor with my children just a few years in the past, and it was undoubtedly memorable.

 

Dr. William: Properly, , the factor that I’ve at all times marveled about the USA is simply how totally different elements of the nation are from one place to the opposite. And, , I reside close to Boston, so close to an enormous metropolis, and we hear about massive cities having nice meals, and also you hear about locations known as meals deserts. And so, one of many issues I used to be actually interested by, moreover attractive surroundings, primarily, simply to form of expertise what it was wish to search for several types of meals, wholesome meals, that anybody can select, irrespective of the place you might be, that was certainly one of my very own private agendas is to truly have a look and to see, how troublesome would it not be. And what was actually shocking is whether or not I used to be in Ohio, or whether or not I used to be in Montana, or whether or not I used to be in Wyoming, I at all times was capable of finding one thing that I acknowledge that I may eat, that will assist my physique be more healthy. And so that really was actually excellent news to me. And, after all, we noticed a number of wonderful nation, which makes me far more appreciative of the place we reside.

 

Katie: That’s fantastic. I had the identical expertise. I really feel prefer it takes a bit extra work typically, but it surely’s undoubtedly potential. Not at all times as simple as our dwelling kitchens. However that’s encouraging that you simply had the identical expertise.

 

Dr. William: Proper.

 

Katie: And you might be most recognized on your work, a minimum of, to me, you’re most recognized about your e-book, “Eat to Beat Illness: The New Science of How Your Physique Can Heal Itself”. And I like even that languaging concerning the physique therapeutic itself as a result of I really feel prefer it’s vital to maintain that prime of thoughts. Usually, we consider on the lookout for outdoors sources to heal us. And actually, we work finest once we assist the physique’s pure course of and ten shifting to a state of therapeutic itself. However let’s begin actually broad. And I’d love to listen to a bit of how you bought into this particular area of analysis. After which additionally, how is it actually potential to eat to beat illness? As a result of I feel this can be a actually vital idea.

 

Dr. William: Yeah. Properly, I’m a doctor, so I’m skilled in inside drugs, which implies I handle younger and outdated women and men, wholesome and sick. And though in drugs we’re skilled to jot down prescriptions and to chase illnesses with increasingly more interventions, the truth is, is on a private degree, my philosophy has at all times been to maintain folks wholesome. And in the event that they get sick, they fall off the wagon, form of how do you get folks again on the trail of well being? Which is basically the place our physique needs to be. Now, that’s actually vital, as a result of once I was in medical college and in coaching, one of many issues that we have been at all times skilled to do is to establish illness, to seek out illness. What’s most cancers? What’s coronary heart illness? What’s diabetes? What’s dementia? And, , what’s weight problems? So, we get actually good within the medical neighborhood, talking for myself, in figuring out and labeling illness, and explaining why they occur.

 

However truly, what I obtained extra interested by is how can we outline well being. What’s well being? And I spotted that even once I was answering that query, I’d usually say, “Well being is simply the absence of illness. For those who’re not sick, you’re wholesome.” Proper? However that really at all times wound up being actually irritating to me, and never a really passable reply. So, fast-forward, I truly wound up beginning a nonprofit group known as the Angiogenesis Basis. And angiogenesis is how your physique grows blood vessels. And it seems that that’s an important function of many illnesses, greater than 70. However much more importantly, our circulation, our blood vessels are crucial for well being. Now, within the work that I’ve finished with my nonprofit, we’ve truly helped to develop greater than 40 FDA-approved new therapies for most cancers, issues of diabetes, and even imaginative and prescient loss. And so, it’s been an exhilarating experience to have the ability to be concerned with growing new therapies that may assist sufferers.

 

After I put on my form of medical hat, that offers me nice satisfaction. However I spotted as I used to be getting increasingly more profitable on this, the query that my sufferers have been at all times asking me is, “Hey, Doc. What ought to I be consuming?” And I began to appreciate that the largest alternative that I may deal with and I may actually attempt to carry to the forefront was not how you can truly chase illnesses and how you can deal with illnesses. That’s vital. That’s by no means gonna cease. However how may we roll the clock again and forestall illness, within the first place? And that will get again to the query of what’s well being and that led me to actually ask the query…well being can’t be the “absence of one thing”. It needs to be the results of one thing else. And in order that one thing else occurs to be your personal physique. Our personal our bodies are hardwired to heal itself, which is basically outstanding. And that, to me, is the clue to how you can truly select meals that may activate these hardwired methods to assist our physique do what it actually needs to do.

 

Katie: And I do know you have got a TED Discuss this as properly, that’s gotten an entire lot of views. I’ll hyperlink to that within the present notes about how we will truly eat to starve most cancers. So, earlier than we go deeper, I wanna contact on all illness. However I’d love so that you can simply hit some excessive factors of that particular method as a result of I’m listening to from fairly just a few individuals who have most cancers or have a beloved one with most cancers proper now.

 

Dr. William: Yeah. Properly, look, I imply, most cancers is that one illness that all of us concern, and each single certainly one of us has been touched, , in all probability one or two, or perhaps zero levels of separation by this dreaded illness. And right here’s form of, like, the newsflash. Most cancers is one thing that all of us, wholesome folks, kind in our our bodies on a regular basis. I’ve obtained most cancers in my physique, you’ve obtained most cancers in your physique, everyone listening to this has most cancers of their physique. And the reason being, our human our bodies are made out of 40 trillion human cells. And these cells, to maintain us alive must divide, they must make extra of themselves, proper. So, you do away with some outdated ones, outdated ones which might be truly retiring, and also you get the brand new ones. And the brand new ones are actually what permits us to go day-to-day getting higher. One of many massive issues about dividing cells is that in the event that they don’t go completely, and also you make one or two errors…take into consideration 40 trillion cells, like, 40 trillion issues on an meeting line being assembled on the identical time, all day lengthy, 24/7 for 70 or 80 years. You’re gonna have some errors. And all it takes is one or two errors, and also you’ve obtained what we name a microscopic most cancers, it’s a mutation in a cell.

 

And so, from the time once we’re younger, children to, nonetheless outdated the listeners are immediately we’ve obtained these tiny little errors, microscopic cancers being fashioned. However the nice information is that microscopic cancers are like pimples, you in all probability have just a few forming in your again on a regular basis, and also you’ll by no means even comprehend it as a result of they go away by themselves. And after they go away, when cancers go away, it’s as a result of our immune system wings by and prevents them from truly changing into an issue. It’s like cops on the beat seeing a dude that doesn’t look so savory on the nook, places them at the back of the squad automotive, and takes them away. Now, the opposite motive that cancers don’t develop usually, okay, is as a result of our physique has this great well being protection system, just like the immune system. One other system is the angiogenesis system. Our physique needs to feed our wholesome organs, however when there’s a most cancers, it doesn’t enable blood circulate to feed the most cancers. So, that’s what I gave my TED Discuss is, how can we truly do away with these blood vessels that cancers wish to develop for themselves.

 

So, I’ve been concerned greater than 20 years with growing new therapies, biotech therapies, lots of which have been FDA-approved, that may reduce off the blood provide to a most cancers. It’s not chemo, it’s not radiation, it’s not immunotherapies, truly it’s a standalone manner of pre-treating most cancers known as anti-angiogenesis. It’s modified the sport as a result of it doesn’t have the unwanted effects of chemo. And it’s very pure as a result of it helps your physique simply starve the most cancers. However with the wonderful factor that I talked about at TED was having finished all this with medicine and biotech, what I spotted is that we will use the identical system to check meals. So, if you take a look at inexperienced tea, and soy, and cabbage, and herbs, and spices, and citrus, and into these identical methods we use for drug growth, the jaw-dropping consequence was that most of the meals surrounding us have as a lot, and typically higher energy locked inside, one thing that’s edible and scrumptious than the medicine that we’ve been spending 20 years creating itself. And so, that is meals as drugs.

 

I wound up truly changing into an actual proponent of utilizing science to take a look at vitamin. And this enables, I feel, the medical neighborhood to take part on this dialog as properly. Beforehand, it’s form of, like, “Properly, , it’s vitamin.” “We’re not a nutritionist,” the docs say, or they don’t wanna imagine in it. However , each most cancers affected person at all times requested their physician, “Hey, Doc. What ought to I be consuming for myself?” And the reply is commonly, “Don’t fear about it,” or “You possibly can eat something you need.” Or, , “There’s no information assist something.” And that’s now modified. Simply three weeks in the past, a brand new paper got here out to indicate that if you happen to eat 5 grams of dietary fiber a day, when you’ve got most cancers and also you’re being handled with one thing known as immunotherapy, 5 grams of dietary fiber is quantity you’d have in a medium-sized pear or a big apple. Okay. Not very a lot, that having 5 grams of dietary fiber a day decreases the danger of mortality demise when you’re getting handled by 30%. So, what you eat, does matter. And actually, it may be a matter of life and demise.

 

Katie: That’s so fascinating. And I’m so glad to see this analysis catching up as a result of I really feel like the most effective outcomes occur once we can merge vitamin and the newest science, and likewise in all probability some age-old methods that we’re now studying the science to assist that cultures have recognized for years and years and years. And it’s so thrilling. I’ve seen a, for example, a graphic on-line, the place a affected person went to a physician, and the physician advised him, “You will have a metabolic illness.” And so they have been like, “Oh, so ought to I alter my weight loss program?” And the physician stated, “No, you need to take a tablet.” And I like that that’s not what’s taking place, that we’re seeing folks such as you who’re within the analysis who’re making use of this, and we’re seeing good outcomes. It’s so thrilling. So, on that word, I’d love to listen to perhaps a few of these prime meals that you simply’re discovering within the analysis which might be actually shocking. Like, you talked about fiber however, like, what are among the others which have a extremely shocking potential right here?

 

Dr. William: Yeah. Properly, so being someone who works in meals as drugs, I’ve been gratified to find that it’s not one meals, “the outdated superfood concept” however in truth, there’s greater than 200 meals and extra being found, actually each single week, meals that may activate our physique’s self-defenses. And so, , the query you’re asking is so vital. So, what are some good meals that folks ought to find out about? However I’d say first, let’s speak about how your physique makes use of meals. Once you put one thing in your physique, what occurs that really can shield your well being?

 

So, our physique, our well being is protected by our blood vessel system and our angiogenesis system. Our well being can be protected by our stem cells. So, most individuals don’t notice that, , it’s true salamanders and starfish can regenerate, however people can also regenerate, simply slowly. And so, whereas biotech corporations are attempting to determine how you can ship stem cells, Mom Nature’s beat everybody to the punch, and there are meals that may truly immediate our stem cells to heal us from the within out. That is true regeneration. Third, we’re protected by our intestine microbiome. Now, lots of people have been speaking concerning the intestine microbiome, but it surely’s 39 trillion micro organism packed inside our our bodies, most of it in our intestine, our colon. And these intestine micro organism do all the pieces, from streamline our metabolism, they assist us shed extra pounds, dangerous, dangerous fats, to assist us heal. And the wonderful factor is that a few of these intestine micro organism appear to textual content message our brains and inform our mind to launch social hormones, which then governs our emotional well being as properly.

 

Our fourth well being protection methods are DNA, far more than a genetic code, . They’ll use antioxidants to defend themselves, they will additionally repair harm to forestall cancers from rising. And our DNA truly protects us from the atmosphere we reside in. After which lastly, our immune system, which is extra highly effective than we ever thought as a result of if you even have an excellent immune system, not solely are you immune to micro organism and viruses, and everyone is aware of concerning the viruses and immunity, , after the pandemic, however truly what most individuals don’t notice is that the identical immunity that we wish to have the ability to defend us from invaders from the skin world, like micro organism and viruses, additionally shield us from invaders within the inside world, which is definitely inside our physique. And that’s most cancers. Keep in mind, I advised you concerning the cop on the beat, driving by choosing up the dangerous man. That’s what an excellent immune system does, it takes out the rubbish. And so, we wish to have the ability to discover cancers and do away with them. And so, these 5 well being protection methods are chugging away from the day we’re born to our final breath. And the nice information is that there’s greater than 200 meals, most of them are thought-about scrumptious meals in meals cultures, that may truly gentle up our well being, activate these well being defenses, and assist us push back illness.

 

Katie: That’s so fascinating. And it is sensible. And I’ve at all times considered that by way of how can we simply naturally assist the physique in these processes which might be already built-in, and also you hear all of the cliches about, , we don’t get sick from an absence of…we don’t have a chemotherapy deficiency. We don’t have a no matter, but it surely’s, like, studying how can we meld science with what we all know now to truly finest assist the physique’s pure processes versus work in opposition to it. And I’d say in all probability a number of meals within the fashionable weight loss program truly in all probability actively work in opposition to these methods you simply talked about, and make them much less environment friendly. And so, it looks as if there’s an excellent stability of meals that may in all probability be very supportive, meals that might be overtly dangerous. And perhaps there’s an individualization facet there as properly that for sure folks at totally different occasions…so, I’d love so that you can contact on that.

 

Dr. William: Yeah. Properly, this concept that we’re all totally different is one thing that’s permeating in every single place in the case of our understanding of well being, and even our remedy of illness. You realize, what I wished to form of carry to gentle on your viewers is that, , as a medical physician, we’ve been skilled to jot down the identical prescription for a similar situation, irrespective of who it’s, proper. However truly, if you consider it, , would you actually wanna give the identical prescription to the outdated grandma, who’s a skinny, little stick, versus the younger man, who’s massive and burly, like a soccer participant, or someone who’s overweight? The underside line is that we’ve recognized for years that each particular person is totally different. In relation to meals, the variations are much more dramatic as a result of our metabolism…all is totally different as a result of the quantity of physique fats that we even have in our personal distinctive metabolism. So, how can we work with, adapt to, , the person? Now, let’s overlay one extra factor, Katie, that’s so vital, which is our private preferences, proper.

 

Everyone has obtained their favourite meals that they like to eat. Often begins with that aroma that you simply scent popping out of your mother’s kitchen, that brings you again to your childhood, that everybody can relate to. Man, I do not forget that’s precisely what my mother used to prepare dinner. And I find it irresistible. Often, folks love these sorts of meals. However everyone will…, if you happen to went to a buffet line, everyone’s gonna be capable of select the issues that they like to eat. Preferences are so vital. All of us wish to select what we wish, versus being restricted or disadvantaged of one thing that we wish.

 

And so, this concept of a shift, , the concept of being advised what you shouldn’t eat, don’t eat this, don’t eat that, create a state of deprivation, no one likes that, and it doesn’t work. Once you truly level folks in direction of meals that they love, and that is what I at all times do once I speak to folks. Inform me what meals you favor, and let’s select amongst these meals which might be recognized to truly enable you to. So, in my e-book, “Eat to Beat Illness”, I checklist 200 meals. I inform folks to take a Sharpie, and an inventory of meals and simply begin circling the meals that you simply like. You realize, and if it’s a strawberry, or if it’s salmon, or if it’s buckwheat, or, , no matter it’s, folks begin circling these issues. After which I inform them, “Hey, guess what? Have a look at all these stuff you circled. These are your favourite meals, your preferences, they usually all are good for you. So, begin with these meals you’ve most well-liked, and also you’re already manner forward of the sport.” It’s constructing confidence that folks could make the fitting selections which might be good for them.

 

Katie: That’s such an ideal reframe, and an ideal level in not having that concentrate on deprivation. I feel that applies to all areas of well being, not simply even illness however even when somebody’s making an attempt to shed extra pounds. You possibly can’t punish your self. Then you’ll be able to’t…that deprivation mindset will solely get you to date, and finally, hormones will beat willpower, and it’s a must to deal with all of these. And I feel that’s an ideal answer to that. I’d additionally love to speak about…so we’ve talked a bit bit about meals themselves. In relation to beating illness, I’m curious your tackle the absence of meals and if that additionally has a job. I do know I’ve learn some research associated to fasting and their potential position in most cancers or not. And it looks as if there’s a number of opinions right here. So, I’d love to listen to your tackle this and what you’re seeing.

 

Dr. William: Yeah. So, it’s an ideal query, Katie. And right here’s how I method it. Fasting is considered as restriction from unbridled consuming, proper. So, mainly, child within the sweet store, you stroll into this factor, and there’s infinite quantity of decisions. Let’s go forward and gobble all of it up. Okay. That’s truly the place our society has advanced to ranging from, , actually the Nineteen Fifties, post-World Conflict II, this concept of industrialized meals, you may get meals anytime, anyplace, , and in any amount. Abundance is one thing that’s considered as one thing fantastic for a affluent society. And sure, , in America, we’re lucky to have the ability to reside in that world. However truly, return in time, not so way back, a few generations, and folks actually have been cautious about their meals. And if you happen to actually check out how any kind of dwelling creature subsists on this planet, they don’t seem to be stuffing their face, they’re consuming mindfully, selecting what they will discover after they can discover it in ways in which they know are good for them.

 

And I feel that it’s virtually like if you speak about form of fasting and restricted consuming…I’ll come again to that in a second. It’s virtually like we have now to shake off this mindset that we’ve developed that extra is healthier. For those who actually give it some thought, our physique is designed to course of vitamins and to search for…and our minds are programmed to search for what our physique wants. And so, we take heed to our physique, okay, versus take heed to our eyes, or advertising, or no matter else it’s. The underside line is that, , we are going to eat once we wish to eat. Do you do not forget that, , like, we have been all youthful…I’m certain, , each child will bear in mind this. I don’t wanna eat dinner. I’m full. I don’t wanna at lunch. I’ve had sufficient. You realize what? That’s listening to the physique. That’s an extremely vital factor. And so right here we have now, eat thrice a day, eat three sq. meals. Be sure to have this. You realize, now we also have a plate that really has a portion…it was a pyramid. Right here’s what I feel. I say that we should always know that we in all probability all eat a 3rd greater than we’re alleged to be consuming, that’s form of the analysis on common. And we in the reduction of a 3rd on what we’re alleged to. Take into consideration that.

 

You realize, if you happen to went to a household dinner and also you had a plate that you simply’re loading meals onto, if you happen to simply took a 3rd lower than what you’d, as a substitute of two heaping servings, , you’re taking only one. All proper. Now you’re right down to a 3rd. Eat that slowly, be sure to choose the meals that you simply get pleasure from. You can be truly limiting your personal energy. And truly, all that’s been proven there’s that, in truth, consuming what your physique tolerates, by way of the quantity and the speed it tolerates, truly improves your well being defenses. You don’t overwhelm your physique, proper. So, if you’re filling up a cup of water below the sink, if you happen to activate the spigot, and it’s working via fairly slowly, that’s effective. For those who flip it on full blast, it’ll rapidly overflow the mug, proper, and we don’t wish to do this to our our bodies. So, restricted consuming is relative. Now, once we truly time prohibit our consuming, and we eat, , 16/8. So, , that’s form of like intermittent fasting. It seems, that’s only a method to self-discipline ourselves to permit our physique to get well from the quantity of energy we’re dumping into it.

 

Right here’s what’s attention-grabbing. Once we do intermittent fasting, all of these physique well being defenses I discussed, our circulation improves, our stem cells reboot, our intestine microbiome resets the ecology, will get more healthy. It’s a greater neighborhood. Our DNA fixes itself a bit higher. And our immunity additionally refreshes itself once we truly gave ourselves room to breathe. Okay. So, the outstanding factor is that consuming lower than we’re used to. For those who wanna name that caloric restriction, then so be it. For those who wanna name it fasting, so be it. For those who wanna make it actually excessive, what? That works, too. However you need to simply know that anytime you do something to an excessive, there can be penalties. So, the acute of fasting is being on a shipwreck or a desert island, you haven’t any meals. Okay. Or being misplaced in a desert, and you’ll whittle away. I imply, your defenses will get stronger for a bit bit, and then you definitely’ll finally whittle away and also you’ll die. And so, we don’t wanna go to any of these extremes. We wanna discover that candy spot for our well being. And that’s the place these private preferences and listening to your physique all make a distinction.

 

Katie: That was such a transparent abstract of all of this analysis surrounding fasting and caloric restriction. And the information appears fairly clear, a minimum of from what I’ve learn that there’s a component of caloric restriction correlating to longevity. And that will get much more intense once we’re speaking about particular illness. However you’re proper, I feel it solely works when it could possibly turn out to be sustainable. And that perhaps, for some folks, issues like time-restricted feeding may also help be a instrument to study that course of and to study to take heed to their physique, or to a minimum of prohibit energy inside a window, so that they’re not over-consuming for as many hours of the day.

 

I additionally assume that is perhaps an attention-grabbing tie-in that doesn’t get talked about sufficient once we speak about Blue Zones, which, after all, had been a buzzword within the information. And everyone needs to hyper-focus on what are the precise meals that they’re consuming. And I’ve at all times thought, “Properly, grasp on. Let’s take a step again from that.” As a result of it additionally might be concerning the timing of after they’re consuming or the truth that they’re strolling there, or they’re consuming slowly, or they’re with neighborhood. And we all know that neighborhood…and that may be a enormous think about well being that we’re not speaking about sufficient. I suppose that additionally, after all, comes into play with illness pathways. Are there some other specifics associated to meals that basically shocked you or that might be, like, tangible suggestions for folks as they’re making an attempt to undertake more healthy consuming habits?

 

Dr. William: Yeah. You realize, one of many issues that I attempted to do is to make use of the scientific analysis to assist folks get some readability in order that they’re much less confused in the case of vitamin, proper. I imply, that’s one of many issues about vitamin that’s so overwhelming typically is that you simply hear, “Properly, we’re advised this someday, after which we get whiplashed the subsequent day. They advised us it’s not good for us to eat anymore.” And so, then persons are like, “Properly, what’s the purpose of even listening to something if no one can truly make up their thoughts?” Properly, that is the place science truly comes clearly via, shines via this. And one of many issues that I love to do, and by way of some surprises I wanna speak about are actually that there’s a number of city legends on the market. And I feel that science permits us to, , form of open up and bash these city legends like a pinata, . So, what’s inside there? What’s the kernel of reality that’s actually there, and why is it misunderstood? And so, what do we actually do?

 

So, I’ll simply offer you a pair that’s on the market. Proper, now, there’s an city legend that’s quite common amongst girls that they need to keep away from soy merchandise as a result of soy truly could cause breast most cancers as a result of there’s a phytoestrogen, a plant-based estrogen that might be harmful for breast most cancers. And that is…not solely is it legendary, even docs are quoting it to their sufferers who’ve breast most cancers or who’ve a excessive danger for breast most cancers. Properly, nothing might be farther from the reality. Let me let you know the place the origin of this fantasy got here from. So, it’s true some human breast cancers are delicate to human estrogen. And the human estrogen, the hormone estrogen, can truly fireplace up the breast most cancers to develop. It’s true that the plant has one thing known as a phytoestrogen, a plant estrogen. However except you’re a chemist, you wouldn’t truly know. However if you happen to held an image up with a plant estrogen and held up an image up of the human estrogen, they appear nothing alike. The plant model appears to be like nothing just like the human model. After which the analysis has proven that plant model truly blocks the human model. So, form of the plant estrogen is form of like Mom Nature’s tamoxifen, which drug corporations have developed, and docs prescribe their sufferers to dam the human estrogen. Okay.

 

So, that’s one form of, like, layer of the onion to peel again. Plant estrogens aren’t harmful as a result of they don’t replicate what human estrogens do. Second, seems the plant estrogens are anti-angiogenic, they starve cancers by chopping off their blood provide. That is analysis I’ve finished together with many, many others now. Once you eat soy, edamame, if you eat tofu, if you eat fermented soy merchandise or drink soy milk, it truly cuts off the blood provide to most cancers. Now, how do we all know this? We’ve examined soy and its extracts in the identical methods we truly used to develop medicine to deal with breast most cancers. And truly, it really works. Now, what about people? Does it truly work in folks? Seems {that a} research of 5,000 girls, who’re on the highest danger for breast most cancers, which is girls with breast most cancers, have been studied. And it was discovered that these girls who’ve probably the most soy of their weight loss program even have a lower in mortality, 30% lower. For those who eat extra soy, how a lot soy? About 10 grams of soy a day, that’s about you’d get in a tall glass of soy milk. So, simply, simply achievable.

 

And if I advised you this one research, which was known as the Shanghai Breast Most cancers research, girls’s breast most cancers research is only one research. So, all of the critics come out and say, “Properly, you cherry-picked the research.” Right here’s what I’ll let you know, the meta-analysis, which is all of the research present 14 research in a row with girls, breast most cancers, and soy, and survival. In each single case consuming extra soy is healthier for survival, and in zero instances, no case is consuming extra soy leading to extra mortality. So, that’s a extremely vital instance of one thing to provide. And by the way in which, for mothers which might be enthusiastic about what they need to feed their children, , like, when you’ve got a daughter and also you’re making an attempt to resolve, “Ought to I feed her, , soybeans or edamame? Are they gonna be harmful for her?” Completely secure. Soy consumption truly is one thing that’s actually wholesome, it’s an ideal supply of protein, it’s a vegan supply of protein, that may truly be actually, actually useful. Now, clearly, you don’t wanna eat an excessive amount of of something, however, , cheap quantities of soy protein are helpful. So, soy is one fantasy, there’s different myths on tomatoes and sweets, and even pink wine, that, , we will truly break into to actually form of get right down to the nuggets of what’s good and why and the place are the myths coming from.

 

Katie: That’s so fascinating. And I’m curious within the soy analysis, is there any specificity round sourcing? I’d guess there are nonetheless in all probability processed types of soy that we’d nonetheless wish to keep away from. Or, for example, I’ve been fairly vocal about not consuming very many vegetable oils as a result of I really feel like there are simply higher alternate options, speaking, like, olive oil and issues like that. However I’d love if…was there any specificity within the analysis or any steerage you have got on that?

 

Dr. William: Yeah. So, it’s an ideal…that’s such an vital query. As a result of, , if you happen to take a look at the junkiest meals you’ll be able to pull out of the center aisle of a grocery retailer, ultra-processed meals, choose a field, any field, choose a can, any can, and also you look via. There’s, like, 20 or some components. You possibly can’t pronounce most of them. That’s what we name an ultra-processed meals. It’s one thing that your grandmother wouldn’t acknowledge as meals, , all these methods of defining ultra-processed meals. Loads of soy is processed and makes use of filler materials for ultra-processed meals. And we do know that the extra ultra-processed meals you eat, the upper the danger of all types of illnesses together with some types of most cancers. And so, , that’s an instance the place the supply, the shape, the processing, all makes a number of sense. It seems that, like, uncooked soybeans are effective, roasted soybeans are effective, fermented soybeans are effective. The nearer you may get to the entire meals and the minimally quantity that you could truly, , have a manufacturing facility course of it, it’s in all probability within the okay vary. However something, , that if you happen to truly begin to grind it up and course of it and make it much less and fewer recognizable from its authentic supply, the much less wholesome it truly is.

 

So, I’m with you on that. And that’s an excellent rule of thumb, by the way in which, . How does one go about navigating wholesome meals? You realize, like, lots of people I carry round this type of guilt or confusion, like, “Look, I’ve simply grown up my entire life doing it this fashion. I don’t know the place to begin.” And what I actually attempt to do is to mainly say, “Once you go to a grocery retailer, , first go across the outdoors, go to the produce part,” that’s what I do first, “And see if there’s something that’s interesting to you there in any respect. Begin with that. Spend probably the most time in a produce part” May very well be an apple, it might be a carrot, it might be a mango. You realize, these are the sorts of ways in which…I feel if you happen to go to conventional villages in Europe and Asia, you speak concerning the Blue Zones, folks go to the market, and the very first thing they do is that they don’t go for the cheese or the butcher store first, they go to for contemporary fruit and vegetable and the herbs part. That’s the place everyone goes proper from the start as a result of that’s the place the freshest stuff is. Begin there, and you’ll go and construct out your buying cart after that.

 

Katie: Yeah, that’s an ideal level. And I feel the method distinction…I’m glad you bought to make clear that. As a result of usually I feel when folks consider meals, they consider energy, and that’s a really primary oversimplification, after all. However that’s what a number of the mainstream dialog begins round. And I’ve a pal who says, “Your physique just isn’t a checking account, it’s a chemistry lab.” And so, we take note of the alerts these meals are sending, not simply the meals themselves and the energy in them. There’s a lot extra to that dialogue. You probably did point out pink wine, and so with a bunch of mothers listening, I’d love so that you can get a bit extra nuanced on the wine dialogue. And I’m hoping it’s not a no-wine-ever advice, however I wanna hear your tackle it both manner.

 

Dr. William: No. Properly, look, to begin with, I actually can admire a pleasant glass of pink wine, and even white wine. However all of the well being analysis has proven that, , a glass or two of pink wine has been typically useful to you. You realize, there’s been good research coronary heart well being and mind well being, and even weight problems. However right here’s the true crux of it. The great things in pink wine just isn’t present in white wine. It’s what makes the pink wine pink. And it’s the fermentation strategy of the grape pores and skin. So, if you happen to’ve by no means toured a vineyard, it’s worthwhile doing it if you happen to can, and even a YouTube video to take a look at, , like, how wine is definitely made. The pink wine is made with pink grapes. Maintaining the grape pores and skin, and the grape pores and skin has a number of these polyphenols. The meat of the grape is also fairly good, however the pores and skin truly has a number of it. And so, if you ferment grapes, which is how pink wine is definitely made, the pure fermentation course of with sugar and alcohol truly attracts out these pure chemical substances from the pores and skin of the pink grape. They’re known as bio-actives. And why they’re known as bio-actives is, properly, the title says in any respect, they’re biologically lively in your physique. Okay.

 

And so mainly pink wine is full of these luscious…that’s what makes pink wine ruby coloured. All proper. And it additionally provides wine its attribute…pink wine is attribute form of taste that if you hear these people who find themselves wine consultants describe the flavour of wine, the blackberry notes, the tobacco notes, no matter, that’s additionally as a result of bio-actives, the flavors which might be in there. And people chemical substances, alone or collectively, together with resveratrol, truly activate our physique’s well being defenses. They make our circulation higher. They assist to develop blood vessels, they assist recruit stem cells, they’re good for our intestine microbiome, they’re antioxidants for our DNA. They really even enhance immunity, if you happen to take a look at these bio-actives.

 

What concerning the alcohol? What about ethanol? Okay. Ethanol is what makes us drunk. That’s what provides us the excitement. That’s a number of occasions what makes alcohol form of social. Properly, look, in the case of well being, in zero instances, no case is the alcohol chargeable for something useful to your well being. You realize, that offers you the excitement, that makes it social, that’s effective when you’ve got it carefully. And a few folks can’t even tolerate the alcohol. A part of you might be lacking some enzymes in your liver. However it’s by no means the alcohol, it’s the opposite good things that makes pink wine pink that’s good for you.

 

So, if you happen to truly had alcohol-free wine, that is top of the range, you’re gonna get these bio-actives. Identical factor as beer, . Oddly, beer-drinking truly appears to be related to some enchancment in well being and discount of some types of most cancers like kidney most cancers. How may that be? Doesn’t beer make us fats? It may well assist us achieve weight? Doesn’t it trigger most cancers? The alcohol just isn’t good for you. Okay? I imply, , we’re people, so it’s okay for the human a part of us, like, the social a part of it, however truly all the great things in beer is coming from the fermentation of the hops, that really is the cloudy stuff that’s in our beer.

 

And so, once more, when you’ve got alcohol-free beer, you’d wind up having all these bioactive. So perhaps much less enjoyable to drink, however that’s truly the place all the great things is. And so, what I at all times inform folks is, “Look, life is for the dwelling, and so if you happen to’re someone who simply enjoys pink wine, simply be sure to have it carefully, one or two glasses, , a few occasions per week, that’s in all probability effective.” I imply, you need to at all times speak to your physician when you’ve got an issue with alcohol, and take heed to your physique. For those who don’t really feel good after ingesting wine…some folks have sulfate allergic reactions and different reactions to wine. By all means, take heed to your physique, don’t take heed to your pals. Keep away from the issues that don’t agree with you. However that’s actually form of a bit little bit of the de-mythologizing pink wine and beer.

 

Katie: Properly, that’s encouraging. I’m glad there’s excellent news, and caveats which might be vital to know. That’s tremendous useful. I do know you additionally speak quite a bit in your work about intestine well being. And definitely, that is an space that we’re additionally studying far more about, and I’m glad that is changing into a spotlight. Are you able to form of give us an summary of intestine well being particular to illness and supporting the physique in all these ways in which we’re already speaking about?

 

Dr. William: Yeah. Our intestine begins from our lips. When you get inside your lips, you’re into the intestine already. And if you go to the very finish, which is the place, , we poop, that’s additionally a part of the intestine. So, how lengthy is our intestine? It’s 30-feet lengthy within the common grownup. So, take into consideration that. It’s longer than your automotive laid out end-to-end. And on the very finish of the intestine, within the colon, that’s truly…it’s known as the ilium. It’s truly the primary a part of the colon. And that’s truly the place most of our intestine micro organism in our physique lives. And we do have some in our pores and skin, and we have now some in our crevices, and in our nostrils and our ears. However the actuality is that almost all of it, 99% of it, truly lives in our decrease intestine. Now, why is that vital? Properly, once I was in medical college, we have been conscious that there was intestine micro organism, however we didn’t know the way vital that’s. However our intestine micro organism…once we eat, we’re feeding ourselves, we’re getting the vitamins, , the energy, the proteins, the sugars, the fat, and the bio-actives, by the way in which, we simply talked about. After which something that our human our bodies don’t digest, passes on, after which we’re feeding our intestine micro organism.

 

So, our intestine micro organism, we eat first, our intestine micro organism eat second. Now, once we feed our intestine micro organism…like, take into consideration your intestine micro organism like a pet. For those who’ve obtained a cat, a canine, a chook, fish, every single day you’re feeding them, and also you’re fairly cautious you’re feeding them the great things, proper. Like, no one needs to feed their pet one thing intentionally dangerous. Once you feed the pet the great things, you have got a cheerful pet, proper. And your pet’s grateful to you, and really, reward you with no matter it’s that you simply get out of your pet.

 

Now, if you happen to feed your pet one thing dangerous, it should truly get sick. And finally, that relationship you have got with the pet is gonna be actually off-kilter. Identical factor with our intestine micro organism. Once we feed our intestine micro organism, it’s they eat second, proper. If you consider it, like, adults’ and children’ desk. Youngsters eat first, adults eat second. So, mainly the grownups get to eat, that’s our intestine micro organism. If we feed them one thing dangerous, they’re not gonna do properly. And our intestine micro organism, 39 trillion micro organism kind an ecosystem. And that ecosystem, when it truly is working properly collectively, it helps our blood sugar, it helps our lipids, it helps management our blood strain, it helps us regulate our fats, it helps our immune system. The immune system half is basically fascinating, Katie, as a result of, once more, we now notice one thing new concerning the human physique, which is that 70% of our immune system is within the layers of our intestine proper subsequent to the micro organism.

 

So, take into consideration your intestine like a jelly roll, and there’s intestine micro organism stuff in the midst of the roll, and our immune system is within the layers across the jelly roll, okay, contained in the intestines. And what occurs is that the intestine micro organism, once we feed them properly, talk with our immune system. I name it, like, school roommates. You realize, you’re in a dorm and you’ve got a extremely skinny wall. The intestine micro organism is like pound via the wall and speak to the roommate subsequent door, which is the immune system. And identical to in school, , you possibly can say what sort of pizza you need simply by shouting via the wall. The underside line is that our immune system listens fastidiously to our intestine.

 

When our intestine is wholesome, being fed good issues like leafy greens with nice dietary fiber, and also you wind up truly getting fed a prebiotic weight loss program that’s largely fiber, or if you’re truly consuming a probiotic weight loss program, which may include micro organism itself, like yogurt, or kimchi, or sauerkraut, and even sourdough bread, the great intestine micro organism talks to the immune system and recommends what the immune system does to guard your well being. Once you screw up the micro organism, you screw up that communication to the immune system, and now your immune system is haywire and may’t defend your well being in the fitting manner. And so, I’m simply kinda providing you with, like, an eagle’s eye view of why it’s so vital to feed our intestine micro organism fiber, which it loves, that’s prebiotic meals, probiotic meals, which is the micro organism itself, you’ll be able to replenish the ecosystem, and the way that really protects a lot of totally different elements of our well being, together with our immune system.

 

Katie: That’s such an excellent rationalization. And I do know in your work, you speak about one thing known as the 5x5x5. And I’d love so that you can give us an summary and clarify this as properly.

 

Dr. William: Yeah. So, look, I’ve simply tried to make issues as simple as potential for folks to form of digest actually, which is, how do you truly take all this info that we’ve been speaking about and I’ve been sharing with my public on science and analysis and boil it down into some easy methods you’ll be able to bear in mind. 5x5x5 stands for the truth that…simply bear in mind you’ve obtained 5 well being protection methods in your physique. You don’t even have to know precisely which of them they’re. You don’t must memorize these sophisticated phrases. You get 5 methods to feed. Quantity two, the second 5, 5×5 is that we must be feeding every of these each single day. Do one thing to feed every of these well being defenses. So, you’re protecting your self, . It’s kinda such as you’re watering each plant, you’ve obtained 5 crops, be sure to water every of your well being protection methods and do an excellent factor to it. After which the third 5 is basically the truth that each single day, we’ve obtained on common 5 occasions that we encounter meals, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and possibly a few snacks.

 

Okay. And so, the underside line is that every time you eat, encounter meals is a shot on aim. So, each time you have got a shot on aim, go forward and do one thing that’s good on your well being defenses. And in order that’s 5x5x5. Now, which meals and which well being defenses? This is the reason, , I kinda created all these easy tables and charts in my e-book. You possibly can truly check out a protection system, there’s an inventory of 100 or so meals in among the methods. And what I inform folks to do, simply, , if you open up the e-book, take an image along with your mobile phone of the web page. Truly, to begin with, open up the e-book, circle those that you simply like, your faves, after which take an image of it. And that manner you’ll be able to simply at all times name it up if you’re truly going out buying, and even if you’re at a restaurant, you’re sitting round wanting on the menu. “Man, what ought to I eat?” Properly, after all, go on your preferences. However amongst your preferences, have a look and see in case your preferences even have any of the great things as a result of that’s the shot on aim, you’ll be able to truly activate your well being defenses. And now you’ve finished one thing that you really want, that’s additionally good for your self.

 

Katie: That’s an ideal tip. And I do really feel just like the physique begins to additionally get very intuitive and crave these meals, the extra we feed it good issues. And it’s a compounding factor. However I usually wish to assume by way of as a substitute of simply energy from meals, what’s the most nutrient density I can get into these energy I’m already gonna be consuming. Like, how can I finest assist my physique via my meals decisions, which naturally results in very vibrant colours and plenty of herbs and meals which might be nice for you? It’s additionally far more thrilling to eat that manner.

 

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And I do know you have got a lot extra analysis than we will cowl in a one-hour podcast, together with a collection of masterclasses, and I wanna be sure that we touched on these. I’ll put hyperlinks within the present notes. However are you able to speak about your masterclass collection?

 

Dr. William: Yeah. Properly, my masterclass collection is one thing I do. It’s free of charge. I do it, , each month, and you’ll simply go to my web site, drwilliamli.com, and take a look at once I’m doing them and join them. However right here’s the explanation why I did it, the reason being truly fairly vital. You realize, when the pandemic was first declared in 2020, I used to be like everybody else. I used to be form of, , in my home staring out the window questioning, , what can we do. And look, I’m a physician, and I knew very properly that there have been no prescriptions to jot down on the time. The hospitals couldn’t do something for us, and folks didn’t know what to do. And actually, they didn’t wanna go to the physician. And I spotted, at that second, one thing actually profound, which is that this was a second that we may see that docs and well being methods, and hospitals couldn’t do all the pieces for us. And but, right here we have been, myself included making a choice. You realize, three or 5 occasions a day, I needed to exit to purchase meals, I needed to go determine what to place in my fridge, I had to determine what to prepare dinner every single day. And it was by no means extra clear to me.

 

And there was info that folks wanted to study, about how you can make some actually good wholesome decisions. How do you get to know your physique, your 5 well being defenses? How have you learnt which meals are literally good for our well being defenses? And, after all, , immune system is such an vital factor. However all of our well being defenses are a chance for us to form of decrease our danger for most cancers, and coronary heart illness, and diabetes, and weight problems, and Alzheimer’s, all these vital situations. And it was that second that I spotted that, , there was a chance for me. I actually felt a way of mission to have the ability to do these free masterclasses.

 

And what’s actually nice is that, , I’ve had as much as 8,000 folks from 38 international locations join a single masterclass. And so, the concept, , we had this, like, loopy time we have been coping with however we discover ways to use digital medium like Zoom or these digital issues to have the ability to contact folks across the planet, was extremely empowering. And so, what I’m making an attempt to do is, , kinda set into movement an “Eat to Beat Illness” motion that places the ability of well being in everybody’s personal pocket, and also you don’t must depend on the well being system as step primary. Now, clearly, you need to see your physician, you need to have a physician. It’s not a substitute for, but it surely’s all that healthcare that we do between visits to the physician’s workplace.

 

And so, from the masterclass, which you’ll join, I additionally, for individuals who actually wanna do a deep dive, I created an internet course, that permits you to truly drill in and to actually perceive the nuances of our 5 well being defenses, and the precise meals and the way do you purchase and retailer and put together the meals as properly. So, , it’s one thing that I discovered myself gravitating increasingly more in direction of this. That is actually, , kinda like what you’re doing, which is, how do you get the phrase out about vital info that may change folks’s lives in ways in which aren’t burdensome, however truly are empowering.

 

Katie: Yeah, that’s so vital. And you’ve got so many nice sources, like I stated, I’ll hyperlink to the place folks can discover these. So, if you happen to guys are listening when you’re on the go, that’s wellnessmama.fm. We’ll have a hyperlink to the e-book, the masterclasses, and your TED Speak, in addition to a number of different info I’ve discovered from you on-line. And as we get close to the tip of our time, a pair final questions I like to ask. The primary being, if there’s a e-book or plenty of books, after all, moreover your personal, that’s been very impactful for plenty of folks, however which have had a profound affect in your life. And if that’s the case, what they’re and why?

 

Dr. William: You realize what? I’ll let you know that among the books which were most impactful for me in the case of well being have truly been cookbooks. And I like to take a look at cookbooks which might be coming from meals cultures, whether or not it’s Italy, whether or not it’s Japan, whether or not it’s China. After which if you happen to have a look inside an space like Italy, for instance, if you happen to take a look at the meals of Sardinia or the meals of the Amalfi Coast, these are issues now on Amazon. You possibly can simply search on Amalfi coast cookbook, they usually’ll pop up. All these native regional recipes, I discover these to be extremely transformative as a result of it teaches me one thing that I didn’t know earlier than, that will truly entice me to attempt one thing I haven’t finished earlier than. And to make use of components that I simply may study to like. You realize, I discussed the Amalfi Coast, however I’ll let you know, I checked out a few cookbooks from Venice, Italy, which is a spot I visited prior to now, but it surely’s so totally different as a result of a number of seafood and a number of greens that we don’t usually encounter, however I wished to attempt to be challenged to study issues that I haven’t discovered earlier than. So, I’d say, , cookbooks are literally been actually influential for me.

 

You realize, I’ll let you know one other e-book, this isn’t about well being, per se, that really was actually influential to me, so, , there’s a area of blended martial arts, which, , we see on tv and it’s form of an enormous deal now. And it’s a fight kind that’s a sport that entails utilizing totally different abilities like boxing, and wrestling, and kickboxing, and judo, and all that kinda stuff. Properly, I learn a e-book that was written by the daddy of blended martial arts or he’s been attributed to be one of many fathers of blended martial arts, Bruce Lee. So, Bruce Lee was a martial artist. He died many, a few years in the past, within the ’70s. However he got here from Hong Kong…he was an American, truly. He went again to Hong Kong and grew up in America. And he realized that sticking to 1 type of something, karate, judo, taekwondo is just too limiting and that what you actually wanna be capable of do is to adapt your self to study totally different kinds and to adapt your self to totally different circumstances.

 

And so, he wrote a e-book known as, the “Tao of Jeet Kune Do” which is definitely his type. And it’s an outdated e-book now, you’ll be able to nonetheless get it on-line. There’s a Bruce Lee Basis that reissued it, a beautiful collector’s model. However it actually talks about his philosophy. So, though he was a fighter and a martial artist, he was truly a thinker. He studied philosophy in school. And so, I typically will return to learn that as a result of, , he talks about this concept of being like water, like, to truly navigate via life. You don’t wish to be inflexible and damaged like a department that might snap however you wish to be versatile and adapt your self. And I feel that’s actually vital in the case of meals and well being is to discover ways to…know your self and adapt your self to your circumstances round you. And that’s truly additionally been one thing that’s been fairly influential for me.

 

Katie: That’s a brand new advice I’m truly actually personally excited to take a look at. I’ve, within the final yr or so, began coaching, truly in Jeet Kune Do, and likewise another arts like Kali and totally different types of that. And I like the motion facet of them, however I additionally love the meditative facet of these patterns and the power interplay with one other particular person. However that’s so wonderful as a result of I’ve by no means heard anybody else speak about Jeet Kune Do. That’s so thrilling.

 

Dr. William: No, that’s cool. Properly, you need to go to the…try the Bruce Lee Basis, which was the household basis, that his daughter and his spouse arrange. And so they simply republished this unimaginable philosophy e-book known as the “Tao of Jeet Kune Do” and it actually talks about…I imply, it’s all his authentic philosophies and writings. So, actually worthwhile for anyone who needs to delve a bit bit extra into the roots of how you can be in contact along with your physique, how you can be versatile and adaptive, and why you wanna break free from inflexible kinds of something, inflexible kinds of consuming, inflexible kinds of fad weight-reduction plan, inflexible kinds of fasting even. That is about getting in contact with who you might be your self.

 

Katie: Yeah. Properly, I’m so excited to test this out. And this may occasionally even have already answered the final query I had for you, or a minimum of contact on it, which is, if you happen to had any parting recommendation for the listeners immediately, that might be associated to one thing we’ve talked about or fully unrelated.

 

Dr. William: Properly, no, I do truly. You realize, I’m someone who actually appreciates meals tradition. I like meals from traditions that really actually worth these recipes which were handed down for a whole lot of years. You realize, like, I’ve had my fair proportion of, like, fancy meals over the course of my life in my profession. However truthfully, like, the normal meals that, , frankly, households and peasants ate, or for celebration, or simply even easy consuming, is one thing I actually get pleasure from. And so, I feel that, , I’m an enormous proponent in respecting the meals cultures which might be on the market. They’re often extremely scrumptious and attractive. They’ve been time-proven. You realize, they’re not gonna be dangerous to you, they’re in all probability gonna be wholesome for you. However when it provides you the chance to do, and that is actually my parting phrases, is to like your meals, to like your well being. For those who can align what you’re keen on about one thing that you simply’re gonna eat together with how a lot you care about your well being, now you’ve obtained the right alignment of how you can truly make a meals selection, how you can plan a meal, and how you can truly share meals along with your neighborhood in a manner that’s wholesome for everybody.

 

Katie: That’s lovely. And I feel very relevant to mothers who are sometimes the meals prepares for our households. And I feel an ideal wrapping up level for immediately, though I may speak to you for thus lengthy since you’re such a wealth of information. I’m very, very grateful for you being right here immediately and sharing. Thanks a lot.

 

Dr. William: Thanks.

 

Katie: And thanks, as at all times to all of you who’re listening for sharing your Most worthy sources, your time, your power, and your consideration with us immediately. We’re each so grateful that you simply did, and I hope that you’ll be a part of me once more on the subsequent episode of the “Wellness Mama” podcast.

 

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