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Raquel Welch
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Vitality & Longevity
Vol. 01/No.01 | vitastrong.com
VitaStrong magazine
Prostate Support
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Your Heart Needs
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Raquel
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More Than Just a
Pretty Set of Curves
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Vol. 01 / No. 01
22 Raquel Welch
More Than Just a Pretty Set of Curves
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by Paul Levine
Many people remember Raquel Welch best from the iconic poster of her posing in a
deerskin bikini in the movie One Million Years B.C. But what you may not know is that
while she was making waves as a sex symbol, the hardworking actress was also raising
two children. Not content with being “just another pretty face”, she branched out into
more dramatic roles, winning over fans and critics alike. With her new book, Raquel:
Beyond the Cleavage, in stores now, the ever-stunning actress continues to prove that
there’s more to her beyond her looks.
Special Section:
Cholesterol Support
Featured Product: CitriCholess
by Dr. Steven Margolis
7 Change Someone’s Life
by Telling Us Your Story
19 Prostate Support Begins at Home
by Dr. Jianyu Rao
26 Protect and Nourish
Your Gray Matter!
by Dr. Victor Contreras
31 Keep Your Back Healthy
by Supporting Your Kidneys
8 In the News
33 Beat the Stress
35 Are You Clean Inside?
by Reza Emaddudin
10 Aging Adults Find Unusual Ally
in Fight to Remain Independent
and Active
12 Having Trouble Falling or
Staying Asleep?
by Dr. Albert Lerner
15 Teaming Up for Digestive Health
by Dr. Robert Schiffer
37 Your Heart Needs CoQ10
39 Seventy Percent of Diseases
are Preventable if Your Mind
and Body Are in Synch
by Sarah Womack
Cholesterol Support
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41 Three Quarters of Adults and
Teens Are Deficient in Vitamin D
Three Quarters of Adults and
Teens Are Deficient in Vitamin D
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Brushing Your Teeth Is Good for Your Heart
Exercise Lowers Risk of Falling
Regular brushing may give you more reason to smile than you
originally thought. Aside from being able to show off your pearly
whites with pride, it may also reduce your risk for heart disease.
Researchers at University College London surveyed 12,000
people in Scotland for eight years. They found that people who never
or rarely brushed had a 70% increased chance of heart attack compared to those who brushed twice a day.
Though they are still unsure of the exact causal effect, the scientists think it may be related to another study that linked gum disease
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increase in heart disease, and that number more than doubled to
44% in people under the age of 65. The reason for this is because
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the body.
So aside from eating healthy and exercising, remember to brush
and floss every day; your heart will love you for it.
About eight million people end up in the emergency room annually due to fall-related injuries and 19,000 of those incidents are
fatal. But according to a 19-year study, regular exercise can reduce
the risk of falling in the elderly and young.
Between 1970 and 1989, 10,615 people participated in the
Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study. Twenty percent of the participants reported falling and 15% of those fell while walking.
Overall, researchers concluded that only two hours of exercise a
week was sufficient to reduce the risk of falls. Men appear to benefit
more from exercise than women, as there was no significant reduction in falls in women who exercised.
Most surprising, however, was that younger people were at equal
risk to falls as much as seniors were and that exercise appeared to
benefit all age groups.
Watching Sports Can Boost Mental Health
If you were one of many millions of fans throughout the world who
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Sports events encourage social connections between people and
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Make Your Barbecue Fun and Safe
Summertime is here and for most of you that means breaking out
the barbecue set and inviting family and friends over. To keep things
delicious, fun, and sanitary, here are a couple of rules to abide by to help
reduce your chances of food poisoning or contamination:
• Keep all raw meat in plastic bags. This keeps the juices in the meat
and prevents it from accidentally spilling onto other food.
• Keep different foods, such as raw meat and fresh vegetables for
salad, as far apart as possible. This includes using separate utensils,
bowls, chopping boards, etc. to prevent cross-contamination.
• Whether you like your meat rare or well done, make sure it is properly
cooked. Severely undercooked meat may be swarming with bacteria
while overcooked meat may contain carcinogenic compounds.
Superfoods for Healthy Bones
Calcium is a crucial element to bones and vitamin D aids absorption. It’s important to get sufficient servings of both nutrients daily
to help maintain strong bones. Good bone health, however, doesn’t mean sacrificing good taste. Add the following foods into your regular
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Yogurt: Most plain yogurts contain 30%
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Cheese: Cheese, like most dairy products, is packed with calcium. A measly
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Sardines: Sardines may not be everyone’s
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Salmon: Though most people know that
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Spinach: As a side dish to that delicious
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Orange juice: Milk might be the obvious
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its vitamin C content. But if you’re lactose
intolerant, many brands of orange juice are
fortified with calcium and vitamin D, so you
can get your C and D vitamins, plus calcium
in one glass.
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Aging Adults Find Unusual
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SLEEP/STRESS AID
Having Trouble Falling
or Staying Asleep?
The less you sleep, the higher your stress levels.
It’s a vicious cycle that you just can’t ignore.
by Dr. Albert Lerner
Albert H. Lerner, M.D., has been
a successful general practitioner in Santa
Monica, California, for many years.
Additionally, he was trained in psychology
at the Gestalt Institute in Los Angeles. For
the majority of his career, Dr. Lerner has
studied Eastern medicine and
philosophies and how they might
enhance Western medicine.
D
ue to a daily, hectic lifestyle that most people have become
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Sensoril works in conjunction with a good night’s rest by restoring
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When your body is stressed, normal homeostasis (balance) is
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Sensoril has the ability to relieve these stressors and bring back the
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Sensoril is able to relieve symptoms of stress while improving
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Sleep researchers have discovered that lack of adequate sleep
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the disrupted sleeping patterns you experience as you grow older.
Primary evidence also suggests that melatonin may help strengthen
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Multiple human studies have measured the effects of melatonin
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The active constituents of Valerian root extract improve the quality
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root extract in different doses. Both groups experienced greater than
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DIGESTIVE HEALTH
Teaming Up for
Digestive Health
A gentle, seven-day digestive cleanse
and probiotics can do wonders for
natural digestion and elimination.
by Dr. Robert Schiffer
Robert Schiffer, M.D., is a
gastroenterologist with over 40
years of experience who practices
in Newport Beach, California. He
is also a staff member at Hoag
Memorial Hospital Presbyterian and
a member of the Southern California
Society of Gastroenterology, the
American Society of Gastrointestinal
Endoscopy, and the American
Association of Anti-Aging Medicine
and Alternative Medicine.
T
oday, your digestive system is under more strain than ever.
You accidentally ingest pesticides; you purposely consume
fast food and soda; and it all adds up to more than your body
can handle.
Every day, you’re feeling the effects of this strain and the buildup
of toxins that you just can’t eliminate. Even if you aren’t
constipated and bloated, you may be feeling tired and
drained no matter how well you sleep at night.
The key to waking up out of this sluggish state resides in the gut and colon. With natural foods and the
right support, you can feel better, stronger, and more
energized. It all starts with better digestion and elimination.
Easing the Strain
Natural foods are easier for your body to break
down and contain plenty of nutrients you need.
Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, such as
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tract. Fiber is important for everyone. It helps
carry waste through the digestive system and absorbs fluids. In turn, these fluids soften stool for
natural elimination.
Of course, even with the best intentions, sometimes it’s hard to keep your diet and digestion on
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You may know probiotics as the ingredients in
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Florametric delivers potent pre- and probiotics,
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supplement. This prebiotic occurs naturally in fruits, vegetables, and
grains but only in trace amounts. NutraFlora is a much more enriching
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Florametric is as convenient as it is effective. Just one capsule
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PROSTATE HEALTH
Prostate Support
Begins at Home
Natural herbs can be the key to
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important to male health.
by Dr. Jianyu Rao
Jianyu Rao, M.D., FCAP
is currently Associate Professor
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ne of the great paradoxes of male anatomy is that
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Saw Palmetto & Testosterone
Since an enlarged prostate can lead to frustratingly frequent trips
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CELEBRITY INTERVIEW
Raquel
Welch
More Than Just a
Pretty Set of Curves
by Paul Levine
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Famed actress and author reveals that the secret to
looking beautiful begins with feeling beautiful inside.
T
he audience collectively gasped
when Raquel Welch made her
entrance as a presenter at the
2010 Tony Awards. “Oh my God,
she’s beautiful,” said a nearby wag,
not because Raquel recently turned 70
and looked good for her age—but because
she looked incredible for any age.
In a career spanning nearly 50 years,
Welch has starred in more than 45 films,
including her star-making role in One Million
Years B.C. wearing the doeskin bikini that
catapulted her to the status of international sex symbol; her arch performance
in the title role of Myra Breckinridge; and
her Golden Globe-winning comedic turn
in the delightful Three Musketeers. She
has worked with Richard Burton, Jimmy
Stewart, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and
Jodie Foster, among a long list of esteemed
stars and directors. On stage, she took
Broadway by storm in Woman of the Year,
breaking box-office records at the famed
Palace Theatre, and later earned critical
and popular raves in Victor/Victoria. In the award-winning PBS series,
American Family, she wowed viewers for
her sensitive portrayal of Aunt Dora and
in 2007, at age 67, she was named by
People Magazine as one of the 50 Most
Beautiful People in the World.
Off-camera, Welch has been a longtime supporter of the American Cancer
Society (ACS) beginning in 1975 when she
served as its national spokesperson. More
recently, her wig line, the Raquel Welch
Signature Collection, has been helping
cancer patients through annual donations
of wigs to women suffering hair loss as a
result of chemotherapy. Acknowledging
contributions of more than $10 million
in wigs from the collection, in 2009 the
ACS honored her with its Corporate Impact
Award. With the recent publication of her New
York Times best seller, Raquel: Beyond the
Cleavage, we get a glimpse at the woman
behind the very public persona and philanthropic achievements. A candid look at
the woman behind the legend, the book
is part personal memoir, part philosophy,
and part practical advice on being a woman of any age and on succeeding brilliantly as a mature woman. On a recent break from her
book tour and an appearance on Oprah, VitaStrong Magazine was
privileged to catch up with Raquel at her home in Beverly Hills. VitaStrong: You really do look incredible. How do you take care
of yourself?
Raquel Welch: You know, it turns out I’m not really that exceptional.
Most of the women I know and see in the older age group are holding
together very nicely. They’ve made it part of their way of life to keep
up their looks, health, and eating habits. They’re careful about the
foods they buy. Of course, we don’t see many older women on television on a regular basis or have lots of role models, and that’s one of
Before Raquel became a movie star, she was already a star to her
two children, Damon and Tahnee.
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the reasons I wrote the book: to show what kind of a person I am;
why I chose my profession; how discipline and single-mindedness
contributed to my life; and also how diet, exercise, makeup, and ageappropriate dressing can make for a more youthful appearance—
along with an explanation of the most popular new medical techniques and procedures available to women as they age. Bottom line,
attitude and spiritual awareness can enhance the lives of all women.
I had my first child at 19 and I don’t think the people who saw One
Million Years B.C. knew that the girl they were seeing in that short,
little dress had two small toddlers. I don’t think they realize that what
I appeared to be was not the full story.
VS: What’s a typical day like for Raquel Welch?
RW: I got up today at 5:30 a.m. so I could be at my yoga class by
6:30. I eat right and take care of my skin, and I’m careful to choose
the kind of clothes that are going to be flattering to me, keeping in
mind my age and not going too far with it; being aware to be the very
best I can be at my age now. The book has a whole chapter on diet
and food combinations and I stay on a very healthy diet designed by
a nutritionist with my workload and lifestyle in mind. For example, I
have certain stresses in my life associated with being in the public
eye, so I eat foods that are easy to digest: chicken, fish, and turkey, and maybe once or twice a week some kind of red meat plus
“
I can’t paint enough
makeup on my face or
have my hairstylist do
enough work to make
me feel good if I’m not
helping my body.
”
steamed green vegetables—broccoli, green beans, snow peas, kale.
And in the hot summer months I can have salads with romaine lettuce. I can have three medium-sized fruits a day or fruit juice diluted
with water, so it’s not too much sugar. And, of course, I do cheat once
in a while. But—for instance—knowing I was going to be on the Tonys,
I was on my best behavior and training five to six days a week so I
could be the best most presentable Raquel and not the Raquel who
just had a big bag of chips.
VS: What do you do for fun?
RW: I’m really a pretty simple girl. I love being with my friends, I love
to drive down to La Jolla in San Diego—which is my home town—and
visit my sister, and we walk along the coastline with her doggie.
Really simple things. I like a good book, going to the theater, concerts, museums, and even though it really is a big obligation, I do like
to write. I’ve learned that when I really can’t quite figure things out, I
find that if I write down a page or two of my feelings it kind of helps
me to flesh out an idea that hasn’t quite crystallized.
VS: How did you learn to be so disciplined about your health?
Raquel knows how to make an entrance and strut her stuff
wherever she goes.
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RW: Let me tell you, it isn’t easy. And there are plenty of days when
I just don’t feel like it. That’s why I like to join a group of some sort,
so I can feed off the energy in the room. I don’t have the discipline
to do it all myself; I like to walk into the room and see other people
dripping sweat and suffering just like me. And we’re all helping each
other by being there together whether you have a workout buddy, or
join a class, or there’s just someone beside you on the next machine.
And I try to mix it up: maybe one day I’ll walk up the long hill near my
house instead of working on the treadmill. The point is that everyone
can do something; you can start with a little bit and work forward
from there.
I’ve always worked hard, but when I see other people struggling
with health issues, I’m reminded that each day and each breath
is such a tremendous blessing. This body that God gave us really
does heal itself if you just help it along. It’s really important to keep
up with walking and stretching to get those joints lubricated. If you
keep thinking, “it’s over,” it will be. Or, you can choose a different
way. We’re all a manifestation of how we think and how we feel and
what we believe in, and we end up looking just like that. I can’t paint
enough makeup on my face or have my hairstylist do enough work to
make me feel good if I’m not helping my body.
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VS: Do you take any vitamins or supplements?
RW: I take a regular multivitamin, calcium and magnesium, a thyroid
tablet, vitamin C, an herbal product for hair and nails, and if I don’t
take my glucosamine/chondroitin joint formula religiously everything
hurts because I do have a little arthritis and a hip that’s a little rickety some days. And I have a little osteoporosis—just typical stuff as
women age.
VS: How has getting older affected your routine?
RW: I don’t have quite the stamina as I did when I was younger.
Maybe I can’t do certain yoga postures or hold them as long, but
that’s okay. I go in there and I say, “You don’t have to compete with
anyone, including your younger self. That will just make you upset.
Just do the best you can every day. And that’s all you can do.”
If you apply yourself a little bit, and do something consistently,
maybe to prepare yourself for some event, it really does gather
momentum and you may be shocked. But in two weeks’ time you
really have made quite a dent in the whole thing. You look different
and you feel different. When I was sitting at a computer writing every
day, I was feeling kind of ugly and I’d gained 20 pounds. My shoulder
and neck went out and I broke my toe twice going up my own stairs
because I’m a bit absentminded. I wasn’t in very good shape and
wasn’t feeling very stylish or cute, so how could I write about how to
dress when I was feeling frumpy? We all have times when we feel like
that; when we feel like we’ll never feel upbeat and energetic again.
But you can get through it.
This is one of issues that many menopausal women deal with
when our bodies change. I was so depressed and my energy just
disappeared, and I was gaining weight and I didn’t know what hit me.
I tried all these different things, but none of them helped very much
and I kept looking for Raquel and I couldn’t find her. “What happened to her, where did she go? Okay, this is it. She’s gone. That girl
is gone.” And in a funny way she was kind of gone. But at the same
time she wasn’t completely missing. When I regained my balance I
found that she was still hanging in there. The energetic, excitable,
enthusiastic Raquel is still here. It’s really very interesting and as an
actress I make it kind of fun. You can either say, “I used to look like
this in a bikini and I don’t like wearing a bikini anymore.” Or you can
say, “I’m doing pretty good and I can still get into this nice dress and
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This groundbreaking discovery
may change medical science
forever... And could improve
your life dramatically
in just 30 days!
Researchers in Italy have literally found a miracle fruit grown only in
one place in the entire world. This miracle fruit has been shown to
Reduce cholesterol by up to 40% WITHOUT
side effects or other threats to
your health!
You are one of the few people to hear about this miracle
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“In repeated studies, we
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Dear Reader,
Hi, I’m Dr. Steven Margolis. I was stunned to
find that researchers in Italy noticed something
unusual in a secluded region called Calabria.
After years of observation, experiments, and
clinical research, they broke the code—they
figured out what the secret in Calabria was!
And like me, I think you will be thrilled with this
discovery!
People in the Calabria region are fortunate.
They live in a beautiful climate, it is untouched
by environmental pollution, and it’s one of the
few places on earth where Citrus bergamia
Risso, or Bergamot, grows.
But there’s another unique thing about
Calabria. Researchers found that people who live
in and around Calabria who eat Bergamot have
Dr. Steven Margolis
Steven T. Margolis, M.D., is a Certified
Cholesterol Counselor with the American
Heart Association.
remarkably low cholesterol and very balanced
blood glucose even though they eat foods that
tend to produce high cholesterol in the blood.
Was it a coincidence?
After rigorous clinical research, I can
tell you unequivocally
NO, it is not a coincidence!
And what’s more, due to the clinical
results we’ve seen,
Bergamot might just
be a medical miracle!
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I’m almost turning
handstands over this
miracle fruit and I think
you’ll be astounded by
the difference it will
make in your life!
E
ven though it only grows in Calabria, I’ll
bet you’re familiar with Bergamot—many
people around the world are. If you’ve
enjoyed a cup of Earl Grey tea, you’ve probably
Bergamot helps control not just dietary
savored the sophisticated
cholesterol but also genetic/familial high
and unique essence of
cholesterol…and all without the nasty side
Bergamot that gives the
effects.
tea its unique flavor. Even
Are you ready to improve your life and heart
just a cup with only a hint
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Read on and I’ll explain:
A team of Italian doctors
• How Bergamot can help you
led by cardiology expert
Dr. Vincenzo Mollace has
• How Bergamot works
been able to reduce the
• How you can get this miracle
cholesterol levels of those
nutrient before anyone else.
given Bergamot capsules
for 30 days by up to 40%!
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D
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r. Mollace’s discovery gives you
simple, safe, natural and effective
cholesterol management without side
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“In repeated studies, we
were able to show a drop
in cholesterol among study
participants of up to 40%!”
-Dr. Vincenzo Mollace
Our researchers were so stunned by Dr.
Mollace’s findings that we decided to be the
first company to make the miraculous, heartsupporting benefits of Bergamot available to
you—at the clinically tested levels! The results
of multiple clinical studies documenting the
cholesterol-lowering benefits of Bergamot
alone are enough to warrant your interest, but it
doesn’t stop there. Along with:
• Dramatically lowering LDL cholesterol
and triglyceride levels by up to 40%
and dramatically increasing HDL
cholesterol
Bergamot has also been documented to help:
•Normalize metabolic syndrome
•Lower blood glucose levels
•Improve cardiovascular health by
reducing inflammation (the real cause of
heart disease!)
•Promote weight loss and weight
management
We all know about the French Paradox
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Finally there’s a doctor-recommended,
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People now have an alternative for their high
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Half a World Away
A
t the tip of the boot of Italy lies a narrow
peninsula surrounded by beautiful
green seas. The landscape immediately
transforms into mountains dotted with orchards
and vineyards at their base. A year-round
temperate zone with very little temperature
fluctuations, Calabria, Italy, is a unique
microclimate. Because of its geographic and
atmospheric conditions, Calabria is the only
place on earth suited to grow the unique citrus
fruit Citrus bergamia Risso
or Bergamot.
The fruit of the Bergamot
tree is similar to many other
citrus plants with a fleshy
peel, nutrient-rich pith, and
succulent juices. Bergamot
is about the size of an
orange, its peel is yellow,
and its pulp is sweeter than
a lemon but bitter like a grapefruit. In a word, it
is totally unique.
Most people are familiar with the unusual
essence of Bergamot thanks to Earl Grey tea.
Earl Grey tea was created in the early 1800s
as a gift to the second Earl of Grey in England
who was the British Prime Minister in 1830. It
proved to be so popular among his friends and
associates that Earl Grey asked one of the royal
tea companies to mimic it.
A combination of Chinese and Indian black
teas, it was the exotic Italian Bergamot peel
used to infuse the tea that gave it its distinctive
smell and taste, which has made it popular ever
since.
Politically, Earl Grey was best known for the
Reform Act which gave many more people the
right to vote in England. But it’s Earl Grey Tea
that made the Prime Minister a household
name.
NOW
You can get more than just the
essence of Bergamot!
You can get the proven power of this
all-natural, clinically effective,
cholesterol-lowering miracle
in CitriCholess!
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The Secret of
Bergamot
I
t’s not only its flavor that makes Bergamot
unique. When scientists began testing the
fruit, peel, juice, and oil they discovered
that Bergamot fruit has the highest content of
flavonoids in the citrus family!
Flavonoids (sometimes called bioflavonoids)
are plant nutrients found in flowers, rinds, leaves,
and fruits that give plants their color and also
play a role in protecting the plants from insects
and microbes. There are literally thousands of
types of flavonoids and even though they may
Flavonoids belong to a larger
antioxidant group called polyphenols.
Other groundbreaking medical
discoveries in this group include
Resveratrol, the anti-cellular
proliferation compound turmeric,
and the blood-sugar regulating acids
from cinnamon that also stop out-ofcontrol cellular growth.
only be chemically just slightly different, those
differences make them react differently in your
body.
Many flavonoids have been shown to
help reduce cholesterol; but
the flavonoids in Bergamot,
while very similar to other citrus
flavonoids, have those little
chemical variances. That makes all the
difference in the world.
Two flavonoids, brutieridin and melitidin, and
the active compounds naringin, neoeriocitrin,
and neohesperidin have been shown in research
to significantly reduce total cholesterol, LDLs,
triglycerides, and blood glucose levels, while
increasing HDLs.
High cholesterol and too much fat in the blood
(as indicated by triglyceride levels) are both risk
factors for cardiovascular health. Statin drugs
were developed to help control the liver’s ability
to process and absorb dietary cholesterol by
shutting an important pathway in the liver. This
also robs your cells of CoQ10, an important
cofactor for energy of every kind in every cell in
your body.
For anyone that has taken statin drugs, you
know that the side effects can dwarf the minimal
cholesterol reductions you get.
Instead
Get the Health Benefits of
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• Reduced total cholesterol
• Reduced LDL
• Reduced triglycerides
• Increased HDL
• Reduced blood sugar level
• Healthy weight loss
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Clinically Proven Results!
Dr. Vincenzo Mollace, Ph.D., M.D., is a professor at the Faculty
of Pharmacy at the University Magna Graecia in Catanzaro, Italy.
A Note from Dr. Mollace
T
he people of Calabria made us scratch our
heads. Why were they so healthy? Much like
the French Paradox that ignited the world
of science regarding weight gain; the Italian
Secret of heart health (and weight management
too) in the population of Calabria has piqued the
interest of the research community again.
My fellow researchers and I began trying to
unravel “The Secret” with a 30-day, doubleblind, placebo-controlled study with 191 human
participants with metabolic syndrome (equally
divided between men and women) who had
high cholesterol, high LDL, high triglycerides,
and high blood glucose levels. Participants
received 100 ml of Bergamot juice every day.
At the end of the study, participants saw up
to a 36% decrease in serum cholesterol, 42%
decrease in LDL cholesterol, and 56% increase
in HDL Cholesterol.
• The 42% decrease in LDL cholesterol was
equivalent to or greater than the drop for
those taking 10 mg of Atorvastatin and
40 mg of Simva.
Your doctor may not have told you, but your
triglycerides are one of the most important
markers for determining your cardiac health!
Triglyceride levels measure the fats in your
blood; if your triglyceride levels are high, it is a
cause for great concern.
• Study participants saw a startling 38%
decrease in triglycerides levels!
In a new round of testing, we used a
concentrated extract of Bergamot and included
all the polyphenols in the pith and meat of the
fruit. For this round, 238 participants were
involved in a 30-day double-blind, placebocontrolled study. The people receiving the real
Bergamot were further subdivided into those
who took 500 mg/day and 1,000 mg/day.
At the end of the study, LDL cholesterol had
dropped by 24% and 36%, respectively, for those
who received Bergamot! Further, participants
saw a drop in triglycerides of 29.9% and 38.8%
respectively. Good cholesterol (HDLs) increased
22.9% and 40.1% respectively. Additionally,
both groups saw an 18.8%-22.3% drop in blood
glucose levels.
•Every marker was dramatically
improved for the better!
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Achieving the
Unthinkable!
T
his wasn’t enough to satisfy our hopes
though! We felt we might have found a
miracle and we wanted to find the “holy
grail” in cholesterol management: cholesterol
made by the body, not just cholesterol we get
from food.
Some people are genetically predisposed to
make cholesterol in their bodies at exceedingly
high levels. Statin drugs have helped people to
combat how the liver metabolizes cholesterol
from foods we eat, but they don’t address
familial (sometimes called genetic) cholesterol
levels.
In fact, no products had been found to
date that had a significant effect on familial
cholesterol when research into Bergamot
began. Even natural alternatives to statins, such
as phytosterols, other forms of citrus, red yeast
rice, and policosanol, all fall short of Bergamot
because they don’t address HDL or blood
glucose. Bergamot significantly increases HDL
to healthy levels, which reduces heart health
risks.
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We gave a test group, with familial cholesterol
levels greater than 240 total cholesterol, a 30day course of 1000 mg Bergamot extract per
day and hoped that Bergamot could help this
group too.
• At the end of the test period, even
these study subjects with notoriously
difficult to reduce cholesterol levels
saw a drop of 15.65% LDL and 15.68%
triglycerides along with an increase of
11.02% in HDLs.
Finally!
For the first time, we
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The Promise of Statins Dissolves
For years, people with high cholesterol have
been forced to accept statin therapy to manage
their serum cholesterol levels. While statin
drug prescriptions have grown at a frightening
pace, the side effects from these medications
became more and more apparent—and they
weren’t good!
• New statin drug prescriptions are written
by the thousands every month.
• Currently more than 24 million Americans
are taking statin drugs, but that will grow
next month!
• We spend $26 billion dollars a year on
statin drugs and that cost is growing,
too.
In fact, research actually shows that statin
drugs have never been shown to be effective for
• Women of any age
• Men over 65
• Men without preexisting heart disease
In truth, most of the people who are taking
statin drugs are healthy! They are taking
statin drugs as a preventative precaution from
their doctor. But it’s a high price to pay both
monetarily and with regard to their health.
“The Fly in the Ointment”
Statin drugs work by stopping the liver
from releasing the enzymes that metabolize
cholesterol, so it simply passes through your
body without being absorbed. Unfortunately,
it also shuts down two other key functions
that are crucial to your overall health and wellbeing; the most important is the manufacturing
of CoQ10.
CoQ10 is absolutely vital to energy
production in your body—energy to make
your heart pump, your lungs breathe, your
kidneys work…every single function of your
body requires CoQ10. Statin drugs drop your
body’s level of CoQ10 by more than 50% in
just weeks! To replenish your supply, you need
to add more than 300 mg a day back into your
diet through supplementation.
What’s worse, the older you get, the less
CoQ10 you can absorb from foods, the less
you make of it naturally, the lower your natural
reserves are, and the more you desperately
need it to live.
The discovery of the miracle in Bergamot
really could change the course of medical history!
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In study after study, Bergamot has kept
pace with or even exceeded the cholesterol
management capabilities and inflammation
control of rival drugs. And unlike the statins,
it has also helped reduce blood glucose levels
and control metabolic syndrome…ALL WITHOUT
SIDE EFFECTS!
What Is the Role
of Cholesterol in
Your Body?
T
here’s a lot of misinformation floating
around and even your doctor may be illinformed about cholesterol.
LDL is often labeled “bad cholesterol”
because it carries the cholesterol that builds
up in your arteries and veins as plaque. HDL is
called “good cholesterol” because it binds to
cholesterol and whisks it through the liver so
it can be broken down. Triglycerides measure
the fat level in your blood and when it combines
with LDL, you’ve got a sticky mess.
Before you think you should eliminate all
cholesterol in your body, you should realize
you need some of it for your good health. For
instance, cholesterol is in every cell of your body
because it makes your cells waterproof and
keeps your cell walls strong but pliable. Leaky,
weak-walled cells can spell disaster for your
health.
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Trauma in your cells from free-radicals, in
your veins and arteries from oxidative damage,
or even cuts and bruises to your skin signals the
body to come repair the site of injury. The repair
material your body uses is cholesterol.
Cholesterol is also the building block of all of
your sex hormones. As you age, your hormone
production goes into a bit of a rollercoaster ride
which we call menopause and andropause.
When your hormone levels fluctuate, your body
makes more cholesterol to help increase and
equalize your hormone production. Age-related
elevated cholesterol levels need to be carefully
considered and may even be suspect!
• Why Not Avoid the Problem Altogether?
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• CitriCholess contains the ingredient
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When Cholesterol Becomes Dangerous
Overproduction of cholesterol by the liver and
too much dietary cholesterol left unchecked is
cause for alarm; especially if your cholesterol
becomes sticky. When cholesterol is not properly
managed by your body, too much can be
deposited or stored in your body causing clogs
and heart disease, and may even contribute to
a heart attack. Further, elevated cholesterol is
often accompanied by
• High blood glucose levels
• Weight gain
• Insulin resistance/Metabolic syndrome
All of these factors combine are a recipe for a
health crisis waiting to happen!
Plaque
Abnormal blood flow
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Bergamot has been proven
to help you bring your
cholesterol down to
sensible levels naturally!
How and Why Bergamot Works
By blocking the enzyme involved in cholesterol
production called HMG-CoA reductase,
Bergamot is able to reduce cholesterol levels
within liver cells. Liver cells try to maintain a
static level of cholesterol. With less cholesterol
being produced, those cells then absorb more of
the cholesterol circulating in your bloodstream
(which typically comes from the foods you eat)
via LDL receptors on the surface of your liver.
Bergamot reduces the cholesterol
produced by your liver
along with the dietary cholesterol
circulating in your body!
Additionally, high levels of HMG-CoA reductase
trigger high blood glucose levels. So in addition
to controlling cholesterol levels, when Bergamot
inhibits the cholesterol–making enzyme, it also
“Enzymes are involved in everything
your body does. Your body produces
cholesterol with the help of a key enzyme
called HMG-CoA reductase.
Bergamot works by blocking that
enzyme, thus inhibiting the liver’s ability to
produce LDL.”
-Dr. Steven Margolis
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contributes to lowering blood glucose levels!
New research is underway and initial results
have shown that Bergamot also may help the
body:
• Absorb cholesterol that has accumulated
on artery walls
• Absorb scar tissue that has built up in
injured arteries
• Protect body tissues from oxidative stress
and free radical damage
• Dramatically reduce inflammation
• And may even be an effective treatment
for sickle cell anemia
The Italian Secret called
Bergamot
truly is a miracle fruit!
Many people have recognized the side
effects of statin drugs over the years, but it’s
been difficult to find a consistently effective and
reliable natural product to keep cholesterol in
check. Bergamot presents a reliable option to
other cholesterol-management products.
Further, Bergamot has no side effects and
you’ll never build up a tolerance to its effects.
Even if you have health issues that keep you from
being able to use statin drugs or other natural
treatments, you’ll be able to use Bergamot—like
that found in CitriCholess!
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W
e’ve combined key nutrients
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product available in the marketplace!
CitriCholess includes:
•Bergamot extract for its PROVEN
cholesterol-lowering abilities.
•Plant sterols which have been
clinically shown to block cholesterol
receptors in the digestive tract.
•Citrus sinensis as a source of
d-limonene which has been shown to
dissolve cholesterol.
•Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, and Vitamin
B12 which have been shown to help
fight the formation of homocysteine
that lets cholesterol get deposited
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Only
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Reduce total cholesterol
Reduce LDL
Reduce triglycerides
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Each ingredient in CitriCholess has been
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Join me in celebr
ating
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scovery
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doctor
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ve never
imagined anyone
would
discover a natu
ral way
to control choles
terol as
effectively and even
better
than statin drugs,
much less the ab
ility
to control famili
al cholesterol—bu
t
th
unthinkable has
e
come true! When
word
gets out about th
e power and effi
cacy
of Bergamot, the
medical world w
ill
be
changed forever!
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s
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Your Heart Needs CoQ10!
C
oenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an essential molecule your
body needs. Also known as ubiquinone, because it is
found everywhere in your body, CoQ10 is needed by
your cells to help produce energy, especially in the
heart muscles since your heart is constantly beating 24 hours
a day.
Mitochondria are the power plants of your cells that use
CoQ10 to help manufacture adenosine triphosphate (ATP).
ATP is the major source of energy for all biological reactions
that take place in your body, from manufacturing proteins to
helping muscles contract. Since CoQ10 levels can naturally
decrease with age, it’s important to supplement your diet with
CoQ10 to help keep your energy levels up.
Creating CoQ10 is a very complex process. This 16-step
process requires the interaction of a variety of B vitamins, the
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amino acid tyrosine, folic acid, vitamin C, and trace elements.
Without an adequate supply of these essential ingredients to
produce or absorb CoQ10, our high energy-demanding tissues
like the heart, brain, and organs will be at a deficit; in short,
without CoQ10 these key organs won’t function at their best.
CoQ10 Is Clinically Backed
Studies suggest that CoQ10 may help treat heart disease
because of its ability to increase energy production and it acts
as a powerful antioxidant that protects your cells from free
radical damage. Several placebo-controlled studies also confirmed that CoQ10 supplementation was safe and effective in
improving heart muscle function without any adverse effects
or drug interactions. Additional research suggests that CoQ10
supplementation may also help lower blood pressure.
A combined analysis of eight clinical studies also investigated the effect
of CoQ10 in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). The study, which
was published in Molecular Aspects of Medicine, stated that “on the basis
of the evidence currently available, the possibility remains that CoQ10 will
receive a well-documented role as an adjunctive treatment of CHF.”
Multiple Health Benefits
Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs can deplete your body’s CoQ10 levels by up to 50%, according to Columbia University researchers. However,
studies have demonstrated that taking CoQ10 with statins does not affect
the drugs’ cholesterol-lowering effects. Other studies have also shown that
supplementation with CoQ10 can help to restore natural levels over time.
This is why it is especially important for statin users to obtain sufficient
amounts of CoQ10 through their diet. Higher daily doses of CoQ10 may provide greater health benefits—for your heart, brain, immune system, lungs,
muscles, and more—than daily doses below 300 mg.
Get the Proper Dosage You Need
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to eat one pound of sardines—or two pounds of beef, or two and a half
pounds of peanuts—to get just 30 mg of CoQ10. Further, as your metabolism slows with age, the body also loses the ability to effectively produce
and assimilate CoQ10. In fact, research has documented that our serum
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HUMAN INTEREST
Seventy Percent of Diseases
are Preventable if Your Mind
and Body Are in Synch
Have you incorporated exercise to your weekly routine? If your
reply is yes, then you might ask yourself: How about nutrition?
“Yes,” you might say, “I really am eating more fresh fruit and vegetables than before. I am more aware of the farmer’s market in
my area. I’m really trying to make important lifestyle changes.” If
this is the case, you might wonder: “then, why am I still not feeling as well as I should on a regular basis?”
by Debbie Polisky
T
HE ANSWER IS QUITE CLEAR. You might be missing the third
pillar in preventive health, which is the mind-body connection.
In order to boost and sustain the health of your immune system, nervous system and better deal with stress, you should include
mind-body practices to your health routine. Intention, meditation,
mind-body integration might be expressions you’ve heard in the past
and wondered how they fit in your daily routine.
How can mind-body practices help
heal your body?
According to the Department of Health and Human
Services, 70% of diseases are preventable, yet
most people are unaware of this figure. Nor
how they can participate and become the
healers of their own health.
While most exercises focus on building muscles or endurance, mind-body
practices pay special attention to the
body as a whole unit. These techniques
allow for regulation and regeneration of the
circulatory system, nervous, digestive, and lymphatic system, and the body’s internal organs.
One of the most popular practices is Qigong (pronounced
“chee gong”) with its slow and graceful movements combined
with mental concentration and relaxed breathing. It increases
and balances a person’s vital energy or life force (qi). Exercise
performed with intention, being in “the present moment” with
both your mind and your body benefits the long-term effects of
preventive medicine as well as chronic health concerns.
The word Qigong is a combination of two ideas: “Qi” means
breath of life, air while “gong” means the self-discipline of working,
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“
Qigong is considered a
way of being and not just a
physical exercise system
Qigong is considered a way of being and not just a physical exercise system or healing practice. While there are thousands of Qigong
systems practiced around the world, the most popular ones are Tai
Chi, Kung Fu, or Vinyasa Flow Yoga (focusing on specific movements).
Both Tai Chi and Kung Fu are martial arts forms of Qigong; the former
is gentler and emphasizes internal strength while the latter is more
physical and emphasizes external strength.
You can choose the style of Qigong that best suits your needs.
Some people prefer single, standing motions and others enjoy slower
movements. Find a form of Qigong that you feel will be beneficial. If
you get tired of it or are not convinced, try another style. Your mind
and body will let you know what is best for you.
The mission of the Qigong Institute
cultivating, and balancing. Those who practice Qigong on a regular
basis are able to combine energy awareness throughout their body
while their mind allows the breath to assist in the healing process.
This
self-initiated
practice
has
its
roots
in
ancient China. It is considered part of Traditional Chinese Medicine
together with herbal medicine, acupuncture, and acupressure. It is
often considered acupuncture “without the needles” as it is a routine lifestyle that involves manipulation and balancing of the body’s
energy.
Medical Qigong has been researched more than any other alternative therapy and has proved to be a low cost yet effective practice.
As U.S. health care continues to rise, more people are seeking alternatives to costly medical care or complementing traditional medicine
with targeted nutraceuticals and mind-body practices.
The Qigong Institute in California is a non-profit organization
dedicated to promoting health and healing with programs involving
research and education using the Qigong lifestyle. It contains scientific reports published in peer-reviewed journals by its members, supports experimental research with over 4,000 abstracts of scientific
studies in Energy Medicine, promotes cooperation between Chinese
and American researchers in clinical studies, and sponsors lectures
and conferences.
As an effective healing component, Qigong is a simple, yet effective component of healthy lifestyle habits. Integrate Qigong to your
daily life. You’ll feel much better.
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JOINT HEALTH
Three Quarters of Adults and Teens
Are Deficient in Vitamin D
New studies reveal that the current recommended
daily amount may not be enough.
V
itamin D helps your body absorb calcium to help maintain
strong bones and teeth. Studies also link it to immune and
cardiovascular health. The FDA currently recommends
400 IU (about 1 mg) of vitamin D daily, but new studies
are revealing that this amount is outdated and highly
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researches vitamin D deficiency, currently recommends taking 5000
IU of vitamin D daily.
Vitamin D is fat soluble and your body stores natural reserves
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UV rays in sunlight, which is why vitamin D is often referred to as
the “sunshine vitamin.” People who live in colder climates with long
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“
Plant and Animal Sources of Vitamin D
Two varieties of vitamin D—D2 and D3—are of particular importance to people. There are few natural dietary sources of D2 (or ergocalciferol), but it can be obtained from plant sources such as leafy
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egg yolks. However, most
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have to eat more
Your skin naturally produces vitamin D when it is exposed to UV rays in sunlight, which is why vitamin D is often referred to as the ‘sunshine vitamin.’
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portions, which brings along more problems such as more fat and
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shelves, are fortified with additional vitamin D.
Since vitamin D is found in few foods, vitamin D supplements
can be especially beneficial to supporting long-term bone health. The
September 2009 edition of the Harvard Health Publications bulletin
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To raise your vitamin D levels, try taking 5000 IU per day for two
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between 50-80 ng/ml year-round. And as always, make sure to step
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can soak up Mother Nature’s glory, and some natural vitamin D.
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may include fatigue, joint and muscle discomfort,
weight fluctuations, and a weakened immune system.
Research has even linked vitamin D to neurological
health.
A 2009 study by the University of Colorado, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that
up to 75% of American teens and adults lacked sufficient vitamin D in their diet. Dr. Adit Ginde, a researcher
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