The New Science of How Your Physique Can Heal Itself

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Katie: Howdy, and welcome to the “Wellness Mama Podcast.” I’m Katie from wellnessmama.com and wellnesse.com. That’s wellness with an E on the top. And this episode is about “Easy methods 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 guide by the title of this podcast, “Eat to Beat Illness.

 

On this episode, we go deep on specifics associated to this subject, together with how he obtained into this subject, 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 displaying that sure meals might need as a lot or extra energy as medicine to assist the physique beat sure ailments, how the physique interprets messages from meals in varied methods, together with meals that may immediate stem cell progress, how fasting comes into play, methods to reframe our meals selections 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 consuming. After which we go so much into intestine well being. We even have a enjoyable wrap-up on the finish on a mutual subject that neither of us anticipated the opposite to be concerned about. So very enjoyable dialog for me. I believe you’ll study so much, in addition to Dr. Li, is a wealth of data. So with out additional ado, let’s be 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: Effectively, I’ve so many enjoyable questions, and we’re gonna go in so many enjoyable instructions at this time. However earlier than we do, I’ve a be aware that you simply took a visit throughout your entire U.S. and I might love to listen to somewhat 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: Effectively, , 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 a giant metropolis, and we hear about huge cities having nice meals, and also you hear about locations referred to as meals deserts. And so, one of many issues I used to be actually concerned about, in addition to taking a look at attractive surroundings, basically, simply to type 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 one in all my very own private agendas is to really have a look and to see, how tough wouldn’t it 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 great. I had the identical expertise. I really feel prefer it takes somewhat extra work typically, but it surely’s undoubtedly attainable. Not at all times as straightforward as our residence kitchens. However that’s encouraging that you simply had the identical expertise.

 

Dr. William: Proper.

 

Katie: And you might be most recognized to your work, no less than, to me, you’re most recognized about your guide, “Eat to Beat Illness: The New Science of How Your Physique Can Heal Itself”. And I really like even that languaging in regards to the physique therapeutic itself as a result of I really feel prefer it’s necessary to maintain that prime of thoughts. Typically, we consider on the lookout for exterior sources to heal us. And actually, we work greatest 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 might love to listen to somewhat of how you bought into this particular subject of analysis. After which additionally, how is it actually attainable to eat to beat illness? As a result of I believe this can be a actually necessary idea.

 

Dr. William: Yeah. Effectively, I’m a doctor, so I’m educated in inside drugs, which suggests I handle younger and previous women and men, wholesome and sick. And though in drugs we’re educated to jot down prescriptions and to chase ailments with increasingly 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, type of how do you get folks again on the trail of well being? Which is admittedly the place our physique needs to be. Now, that’s actually necessary, as a result of after I was in medical faculty and in coaching, one of many issues that we had been at all times educated to do is to determine illness, to search 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 concerned about is how will we outline well being. What’s well being? And I noticed that even after I was answering that query, I might usually say, “Well being is simply the absence of illness. If you happen to’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 referred to as the Angiogenesis Basis. And angiogenesis is how your physique grows blood vessels. And it seems that that’s a vital function of many ailments, greater than 70. However much more importantly, our circulation, our blood vessels are important for well being. Now, within the work that I’ve executed with my nonprofit, we’ve truly helped to develop greater than 40 FDA-approved new therapies for most cancers, problems of diabetes, and even imaginative and prescient loss. And so, it’s been an exhilarating journey to have the ability to be concerned with creating new therapies that may assist sufferers.

 

Once I put on my type of medical hat, that provides me nice satisfaction. However I noticed as I used to be getting increasingly profitable on this, the query that my sufferers had been at all times asking me is, “Hey, Doc. What ought to I be consuming?” And I began to comprehend that the largest alternative that I may deal with and I may actually attempt to deliver to the forefront was not tips on how to truly chase ailments and tips on how to deal with ailments. That’s necessary. 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 essentially ask the query…well being can’t be the “absence of one thing”. It must be the results of one thing else. And in order that one thing else occurs to be your individual physique. Our personal our bodies are hardwired to heal itself, which is admittedly outstanding. And that, to me, is the clue to tips on how to 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 Speak about this as properly, that’s gotten a complete 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 cherished one with most cancers proper now.

 

Dr. William: Yeah. Effectively, look, I imply, most cancers is that one illness that all of us worry, and each single one in all us has been touched, , most likely one or two, or possibly zero levels of separation by this dreaded illness. And right here’s type of, like, the newsflash. Most cancers is one thing that all of us, wholesome folks, type 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 eliminate some previous ones, previous ones which are 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 huge 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 similar 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, nevertheless previous the listeners are at this time we’ve obtained these tiny little errors, microscopic cancers being fashioned. However the nice information is that microscopic cancers are like pimples, you most likely have just a few forming in your again on a regular basis, and also you’ll by no means even realize it as a result of they go away by themselves. And once 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 automobile, and takes them away. Now, the opposite purpose that cancers don’t develop usually, okay, is as a result of our physique has this large 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 stream to feed the most cancers. So, that’s what I gave my TED Speak about is, how will we truly eliminate these blood vessels that cancers need to develop for themselves.

 

So, I’ve been concerned greater than 20 years with creating 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 referred to 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 executed all this with medicine and biotech, what I noticed is that we will use the identical system to check meals. So, once you check inexperienced tea, and soy, and cabbage, and herbs, and spices, and citrus, and into these similar methods we use for drug growth, the jaw-dropping outcome was that lots of the meals surrounding us have as a lot, and typically larger 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 permits, I believe, the medical neighborhood to take part on this dialog as properly. Beforehand, it’s kind of, like, “Effectively, , 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 knowledge assist something.” And that’s now modified. Simply three weeks in the past, a brand new paper got here out to point out that if you happen to eat 5 grams of dietary fiber a day, when you have most cancers and also you’re being handled with one thing referred to 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 chance of mortality dying whilst you’re getting handled by 30%. So, what you eat, does matter. And actually, it may be a matter of life and dying.

 

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 very best outcomes occur once we can merge vitamin and the newest science, and likewise most likely some age-old strategies 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 informed him, “You might have a metabolic illness.” They usually had been like, “Oh, so ought to I alter my eating regimen?” And the physician mentioned, “No, it’s best to take a capsule.” And I really like that that’s no longer what’s occurring, 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 be aware, I might love to listen to possibly a few of these prime meals that you simply’re discovering within the analysis which are actually shocking. Like, you talked about fiber however, like, what are among the others which have a very shocking potential right here?

 

Dr. William: Yeah. Effectively, so being anyone who works in meals as drugs, I’ve been gratified to find that it’s not one meals, “the previous superfood thought” however the truth is, 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 necessary. So, what are some good meals that individuals ought to find out about? However I might say first, let’s discuss how your physique makes use of meals. While 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 also 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 firms try to determine tips on how to 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 in regards to 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 every thing, from streamline our metabolism, they assist us drop some weight, 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 will use antioxidants to defend themselves, they will additionally repair harm to forestall cancers from rising. And our DNA truly protects us from the surroundings we reside in. After which lastly, our immune system, which is extra highly effective than we ever thought as a result of once you even have immune system, not solely are you immune to micro organism and viruses, and everyone is aware of in regards to 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 surface 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. Bear in mind, I informed you in regards to the cop on the beat, driving by selecting up the dangerous man. That’s what immune system does, it takes out the rubbish. And so, we wish to have the ability to discover cancers and eliminate 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 keep at bay illness.

 

Katie: That’s so fascinating. And it is sensible. And I’ve at all times considered that by way of how will we simply naturally assist the physique in these processes which are already built-in, and also you hear all of the cliches about, , we don’t get sick from a scarcity 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 really greatest assist the physique’s pure processes versus work in opposition to it. And I might say most likely a number of meals within the trendy eating regimen truly most likely 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 steadiness of meals that may most likely be very supportive, meals that may very well be overtly dangerous. And possibly there’s an individualization side there as properly that for sure folks at totally different instances…so, I’d love so that you can contact on that.

 

Dr. William: Yeah. Effectively, this concept that we’re all totally different is one thing that’s permeating in every single place with regards to our understanding of well being, and even our therapy of illness. You realize, what I needed to type of deliver to gentle to your viewers is that, , as a medical physician, we’ve been educated 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 previous grandma, who’s a skinny, little stick, versus the younger man, who’s huge and burly, like a soccer participant, or anyone who’s overweight? The underside line is that we’ve recognized for years that each particular person is totally different. With regards 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 will we work with, adapt to, , the person? Now, let’s overlay one extra factor, Katie, that’s so necessary, which is our private preferences, proper.

 

All people has obtained their favourite meals that they like to eat. Often begins with that aroma that you simply odor 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 cook dinner. And I like it. 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 pick the issues that they like to eat. Preferences are so necessary. All of us need 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 informed what you shouldn’t eat, don’t eat this, don’t eat that, create a state of deprivation, no person likes that, and it doesn’t work. While you truly level folks in direction of meals that they love, and that is what I at all times do after I discuss to folks. Inform me what meals you like, and let’s select amongst these meals which are recognized to really aid you. So, in my guide, “Eat to Beat Illness”, I listing 200 meals. I inform folks to take a Sharpie, and a listing 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? Take 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 individuals could make the appropriate selections which are good for them.

 

Katie: That’s such an amazing reframe, and an amazing level in not having that target deprivation. I believe that applies to all areas of well being, not simply even illness however even when somebody’s attempting to drop some weight. You possibly can’t punish your self. Then you may’t…that deprivation mindset will solely get you up to now, and ultimately, hormones will beat willpower, and you need to deal with all of these. And I believe that’s an amazing answer to that. I’d additionally love to speak about…so we’ve talked somewhat bit about meals themselves. With regards 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 function 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 amazing query, Katie. And right here’s how I method it. Fasting is considered as restriction from unbridled consuming, proper. So, principally, child within the sweet store, you stroll into this factor, and there’s infinite quantity of selections. Let’s go forward and gobble all of it up. Okay. That’s truly the place our society has developed to ranging from, , actually the Fifties, post-World Struggle II, this concept of industrialized meals, you will get meals anytime, wherever, , and in any amount. Abundance is one thing that’s considered as one thing great 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 had been cautious about their meals. And if you happen to actually check out how any sort of dwelling creature subsists on the earth, they don’t seem to be stuffing their face, they’re consuming mindfully, selecting what they will discover once they can discover it in ways in which they know are good for them.

 

And I believe that it’s nearly like once you discuss kind of fasting and restricted consuming…I’ll come again to that in a second. It’s nearly like we now have to shake off this mindset that we’ve developed that extra is best. If you happen to 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 and marketing, or no matter else it’s. The underside line is that, , we’ll eat once we need to eat. Do you do not forget that, , like, we had been all youthful…I’m certain, , each child will keep 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 necessary factor. And so right here we now have, eat 3 times a day, eat three sq. meals. Ensure you have this. You realize, now we also have a plate that really has a portion…it was once a pyramid. Right here’s what I believe. I say that we must always know that we most likely all eat a 3rd greater than we’re alleged to be consuming, that’s kind 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 an alternative of two heaping servings, , you are taking only one. All proper. Now you’re right down to a 3rd. Eat that slowly, be sure you choose the meals that you simply get pleasure from. You’ll be truly proscribing your individual energy. And really, all that’s been proven there’s that, the truth is, 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, once you’re filling up a cup of water underneath the sink, if you happen to activate the spigot, and it’s working by means of fairly slowly, that’s positive. If you happen to flip it on full blast, it’ll shortly overflow the mug, proper, and we don’t need to try this to our our bodies. So, restricted consuming is relative. Now, once we truly time limit our consuming, and we eat, , 16/8. So, , that’s type 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. After 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 somewhat 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. If you happen to wanna name that caloric restriction, then so be it. If you happen to wanna name it fasting, so be it. If you happen to wanna make it actually excessive, what? That works, too. However it’s best to simply know that anytime you do something to an excessive, there will likely be penalties. So, the intense 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 somewhat bit, and then you definitely’ll ultimately 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, no less than 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 believe it solely works when it could actually develop into sustainable. And that possibly, for some folks, issues like time-restricted feeding will help be a software to study that course of and to study to take heed to their physique, or to no less than limit energy inside a window, in order that they’re not over-consuming for as many hours of the day.

 

I additionally assume that is possibly an attention-grabbing tie-in that doesn’t get talked about sufficient once we discuss 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, “Effectively, dangle on. Let’s take a step again from that.” As a result of it additionally may very well be in regards to the timing of once 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 consider well being that we’re not speaking about sufficient. I assume that additionally, after all, comes into play with illness pathways. Are there some other specifics associated to meals that basically stunned you or that may very well be, like, tangible ideas for folks as they’re attempting 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 with regards to vitamin, proper. I imply, that’s one of many issues about vitamin that’s so overwhelming typically is that you simply hear, “Effectively, we’re informed this someday, after which we get whiplashed the subsequent day. They informed us it’s not good for us to eat anymore.” And so, then persons are like, “Effectively, what’s the purpose of even listening to something if no person can truly make up their thoughts?” Effectively, that is the place science truly comes clearly by means of, shines by means of this. And one of many issues that I love to do, and by way of some surprises I wanna discuss are actually that there’s a number of city legends on the market. And I believe that science permits us to, , type of open up and bash these city legends like a pinata, . So, what’s inside there? What’s the kernel of fact 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 ladies that they need to keep away from soy merchandise as a result of soy truly may cause breast most cancers as a result of there’s a phytoestrogen, a plant-based estrogen that may very well 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. Effectively, nothing may very well be farther from the reality. Let me let you know the place the origin of this fable 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 hearth up the breast most cancers to develop. It’s true that the plant has one thing referred to 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 seems nothing just like the human model. After which the analysis has proven that plant model truly blocks the human model. So, type of the plant estrogen is type of like Mom Nature’s tamoxifen, which drug firms have developed, and docs prescribe their sufferers to dam the human estrogen. Okay.

 

So, that’s one type 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 reducing off their blood provide. That is analysis I’ve executed together with many, many others now. While you eat soy, edamame, once you eat tofu, once 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 really, it really works. Now, what about people? Does it truly work in folks? Seems {that a} examine of 5,000 ladies, who’re on the highest danger for breast most cancers, which is ladies with breast most cancers, have been studied. And it was discovered that these ladies who’ve probably the most soy of their eating regimen even have a lower in mortality, 30% lower. If you happen to 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 informed you this one examine, which was referred to as the Shanghai Breast Most cancers examine, ladies’s breast most cancers examine is only one examine. So, all of the critics come out and say, “Effectively, you cherry-picked the examine.” Right here’s what I’ll let you know, the meta-analysis, which is taking a look at all of the research present 14 research in a row with ladies, breast most cancers, and soy, and survival. In each single case consuming extra soy is best for survival, and in zero instances, no case is consuming extra soy leading to extra mortality. So, that’s a very necessary instance of one thing to present. And by the best way, for mothers which are fascinated by what they need to feed their children, , like, when you have a daughter and also you’re attempting 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 amazing 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, , affordable quantities of soy protein are helpful. So, soy is one fable, there’s different myths on tomatoes and candies, and even crimson wine, that, , we will truly break into to essentially type 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 might guess there are nonetheless most likely processed types of soy that we’d nonetheless need 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 options, speaking, like, olive oil and issues like that. However I might love if…was there any specificity within the analysis or any steering you have got on that?

 

Dr. William: Yeah. So, it’s an amazing…that’s such an necessary query. As a result of, , if you happen to have a look at the junkiest meals you may 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 by means of. There’s, like, 20 or some substances. 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. Lots 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 chance of all types of ailments 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 positive, roasted soybeans are positive, fermented soybeans are positive. The nearer you will get to the entire meals and the minimally quantity that you could truly, , have a manufacturing facility course of it, it’s most likely 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 rule of thumb, by the best way, . 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 complete life doing it this manner. I don’t know the place to start out.” And what I actually attempt to do is to principally say, “While you go to a grocery retailer, , first go across the exterior, 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” Could possibly be an apple, it may very well be a carrot, it may very well be a mango. You realize, these are the sorts of ways in which…I believe if you happen to go to conventional villages in Europe and Asia, you discuss in regards to 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 amazing level. And I believe the method distinction…I’m glad you bought to make clear that. As a result of usually I believe 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 good friend who says, “Your physique shouldn’t be a checking account, it’s a chemistry lab.” And so, we take note of the indicators 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 crimson wine, and so with a bunch of mothers listening, I might love so that you can get somewhat 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. Effectively, look, to begin with, I actually can admire a pleasant glass of crimson wine, and even white wine. However all of the well being analysis has proven that, , a glass or two of crimson wine has been usually helpful to you. You realize, there’s been good research taking a look at 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 crimson wine shouldn’t be present in white wine. It’s what makes the crimson wine crimson. And it’s the fermentation technique 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 taking a look at a YouTube video to take a look at, , like, how wine is definitely made. The crimson wine is made with crimson grapes. Protecting 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, once you ferment grapes, which is how crimson wine is definitely made, the pure fermentation course of with sugar and alcohol truly attracts out these pure chemical compounds from the pores and skin of the crimson grape. They’re referred to as bio-actives. And why they’re referred to as bio-actives is, properly, the identify says in any respect, they’re biologically energetic in your physique. Okay.

 

And so principally crimson wine is full of these luscious…that’s what makes crimson wine ruby coloured. All proper. And it additionally provides wine its attribute…crimson wine is attribute type of taste that once 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 are in there. And people chemical compounds, 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 have a look at these bio-actives.

 

What in regards to the alcohol? What about ethanol? Okay. Ethanol is what makes us drunk. That’s what provides us the thrill. That’s a number of instances what makes alcohol type of social. Effectively, look, with regards to well being, in zero instances, no case is the alcohol accountable for something helpful to your well being. You realize, that provides you the thrill, that makes it social, that’s positive when you have 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 crimson wine crimson 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. Similar 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 could possibly assist us achieve weight? Doesn’t it trigger most cancers? The alcohol shouldn’t be 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 good 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 have alcohol-free beer, you’d wind up having all these bioactive. So possibly much less enjoyable to drink, however that’s truly the place all the good 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 anyone who simply enjoys crimson wine, simply be sure you have it carefully, one or two glasses, , a few instances every week, that’s most likely positive.” I imply, it’s best to at all times discuss to your physician when you have an issue with alcohol, and take heed to your physique. If you happen to don’t really feel good after consuming wine…some folks have sulfate allergy symptoms 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 type of somewhat little bit of the de-mythologizing crimson wine and beer.

 

Katie: Effectively, that’s encouraging. I’m glad there’s excellent news, and caveats which are necessary to know. That’s tremendous useful. I do know you additionally discuss so much 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 type 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 once 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 automobile laid out end-to-end. And on the very finish of the intestine, within the colon, that’s truly…it’s referred to 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 now have some in our crevices, and in our nostrils and our ears. However the actuality is that the majority of it, 99% of it, truly lives in our decrease intestine. Now, why is that necessary? Effectively, after I was in medical faculty, we had been conscious that there was intestine micro organism, however we didn’t understand how necessary 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 best way, 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. If you happen to’ve obtained a cat, a canine, a chook, fish, day-after-day you’re feeding them, and also you’re fairly cautious you’re feeding them the good things, proper. Like, no person needs to feed their pet one thing intentionally dangerous. While you feed the pet the good things, you have got a cheerful pet, proper. And your pet’s grateful to you, and truly, 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 would truly get sick. And ultimately, that relationship you have got with the pet is gonna be actually off-kilter. Similar factor with our intestine micro organism. After we feed our intestine micro organism, it’s they eat second, proper. If you consider it, like, adults’ and youngsters’ desk. Youngsters eat first, adults eat second. So, principally 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 type 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 admittedly fascinating, Katie, as a result of, once more, we now notice one thing new in regards to 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 course 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, faculty roommates. You realize, you’re in a dorm and you’ve got a very skinny wall. The intestine micro organism is like pound by means of the wall and discuss to the roommate subsequent door, which is the immune system. And similar to in faculty, , you might say what sort of pizza you need simply by shouting by means of 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 eating regimen that’s principally fiber, or once you’re truly consuming a probiotic eating regimen, 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. While 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 appropriate manner. And so, I’m simply kinda providing you with, like, an eagle’s eye view of why it’s so necessary to feed our intestine micro organism fiber, which it loves, that’s prebiotic meals, probiotic meals, which is the micro organism itself, you may replenish the ecosystem, and the way that really protects numerous totally different elements of our well being, together with our immune system.

 

Katie: That’s such rationalization. And I do know in your work, you discuss one thing referred to 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 straightforward as attainable for folks to type 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 may keep in mind. 5x5x5 stands for the truth that…simply keep 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 difficult phrases. You get 5 methods to feed. Quantity two, the second 5, 5×5 is that we needs to be feeding every of these each single day. Do one thing to feed every of these well being defenses. So, you’re masking your self, . It’s kinda such as you’re watering each plant, you’ve obtained 5 crops, be sure you water every of your well being protection methods and do factor to it. After which the third 5 is admittedly the truth that each single day, we’ve obtained on common 5 instances 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 purpose. So, each time you have got a shot on purpose, go forward and do one thing that’s good to 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 guide. You possibly can truly check out a protection system, there’s a listing of 100 or so meals in among the methods. And what I inform folks to do, simply, , once you open up the guide, take an image along with your cellphone of the web page. Really, to begin with, open up the guide, circle those that you simply like, your faves, after which take an image of it. And that manner you may simply at all times name it up once you’re truly going out buying, and even once you’re at a restaurant, you’re sitting round wanting on the menu. “Man, what ought to I eat?” Effectively, after all, go to your preferences. However amongst your preferences, have a look and see in case your preferences even have any of the good things as a result of that’s the shot on purpose, you may truly activate your well being defenses. And now you’ve executed one thing that you really want, that’s additionally good for your self.

 

Katie: That’s an amazing 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 an alternative 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 greatest assist my physique by means of my meals selections, which naturally results in very vibrant colours and many herbs and meals which are 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 ensure we touched on these. I’ll put hyperlinks within the present notes. However are you able to discuss your masterclass collection?

 

Dr. William: Yeah. Effectively, my masterclass collection is one thing I do. It’s totally free. I do it, , each month, and you’ll simply go to my web site, drwilliamli.com, and take a look at after I’m doing them and join them. However right here’s the rationale why I did it, the reason being truly fairly necessary. You realize, when the pandemic was first declared in 2020, I used to be like everybody else. I used to be kind 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 noticed, 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 every thing for us. And but, right here we had been, myself included making a choice. You realize, three or 5 instances 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 cook dinner day-after-day. And it was by no means extra clear to me.

 

And there was info that individuals wanted to find out about, about tips on how to make some actually good wholesome selections. How do you get to know your physique, your 5 well being defenses? How are you aware which meals are literally good for our well being defenses? And, after all, , immune system is such an necessary factor. However all of our well being defenses are a chance for us to type of decrease our danger for most cancers, and coronary heart illness, and diabetes, and weight problems, and Alzheimer’s, all these necessary situations. And it was that second that I noticed 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 nations join a single masterclass. And so, the concept, , we had this, like, loopy time we had 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 attempting 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, it’s best to see your physician, it’s best 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 a web based course, that permits you to truly drill in and to essentially 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 in direction of this. That is actually, , kinda like what you’re doing, which is, how do you get the phrase out about necessary info that may change folks’s lives in ways in which aren’t burdensome, however truly are empowering.

 

Katie: Yeah, that’s so necessary. And you’ve got so many nice assets, like I mentioned, I’ll hyperlink to the place folks can discover these. So, if you happen to guys are listening whilst you’re on the go, that’s wellnessmama.fm. We’ll have a hyperlink to the guide, 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 top of our time, a pair final questions I like to ask. The primary being, if there’s a guide or plenty of books, after all, in addition to your individual, that’s been very impactful for many folks, however which have had a profound influence 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 have been most impactful for me with regards to well being have truly been cookbooks. And I really like to take a look at cookbooks which are 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 have 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 strive one thing I haven’t executed earlier than. And to make use of substances 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 needed to attempt to be challenged to study issues that I haven’t realized earlier than. So, I might say, , cookbooks are literally been actually influential for me.

 

You realize, I’ll let you know one other guide, this isn’t about well being, per se, that really was actually influential to me, so, , there’s a subject of combined martial arts, which, , we see on tv and it’s type of a giant deal now. And it’s a fight type that’s a sport that entails utilizing totally different abilities like boxing, and wrestling, and kickboxing, and judo, and all that kinda stuff. Effectively, I learn a guide that was written by the daddy of combined martial arts or he’s been attributed to be one of many fathers of combined 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 at least one model 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 types and to adapt your self to totally different circumstances.

 

And so, he wrote a guide referred to as, the “Tao of Jeet Kune Do” which is definitely his model. And it’s an previous guide now, you may nonetheless get it on-line. There’s a Bruce Lee Basis that reissued it, an exquisite 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 faculty. And so, I typically will return to learn that as a result of, , he talks about this concept of being like water, like, to really navigate by means of life. You don’t need to be inflexible and damaged like a department that might snap however you need to be versatile and adapt your self. And I believe that’s actually necessary with regards to 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 really like the motion side of them, however I additionally love the meditative side of these patterns and the vitality interplay with one other individual. However that’s so wonderful as a result of I’ve by no means heard anybody else discuss Jeet Kune Do. That’s so thrilling.

 

Dr. William: No, that’s cool. Effectively, it’s best to go to the…try the Bruce Lee Basis, which was the household basis, that his daughter and his spouse arrange. They usually simply republished this unbelievable philosophy guide referred to 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 somewhat bit extra into the roots of tips on how to be in contact along with your physique, tips on how to be versatile and adaptive, and why you wanna break free from inflexible types of something, inflexible types of consuming, inflexible types of fad weight-reduction plan, inflexible types of fasting even. That is about getting in contact with who you might be your self.

 

Katie: Yeah. Effectively, I’m so excited to examine this out. And this will likely even have already answered the final query I had for you, or no less than contact on it, which is, if you happen to had any parting recommendation for the listeners at this time, that may very well be associated to one thing we’ve talked about or totally unrelated.

 

Dr. William: Effectively, no, I do truly. You realize, I’m anyone who actually appreciates meals tradition. I really like meals from traditions that really actually worth these recipes which have been handed down for lots of 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 actually, 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 believe that, , I’m a giant proponent in respecting the meals cultures which are on the market. They’re normally extremely scrumptious and attractive. They’ve been time-proven. You realize, they’re not gonna be dangerous to you, they’re most likely 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. If you happen to 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 tips on how to truly make a meals alternative, tips on how to plan a meal, and tips on how to truly share meals along with your neighborhood in a manner that’s wholesome for everybody.

 

Katie: That’s lovely. And I believe very relevant to mothers who are sometimes the meals prepares for our households. And I believe an ideal wrapping up level for at this time, though I may discuss to you for therefore lengthy since you’re such a wealth of data. I’m very, very grateful for you being right here at this time 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 assets, your time, your vitality, and your consideration with us at this time. We’re each so grateful that you simply did, and I hope that you’ll be part of me once more on the subsequent episode of the “Wellness Mama” podcast.

 

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