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Hey you fabulous Semi-colons!

It seems to me that there are a whole lot of folks on the boards these days who are juicing. I cannot tell you how that warms my heart since 8 years ago I was the only one (except SpongeBob who was "getting juiced"! HA!) so I felt pretty alone. Not anymore yeehaw!

I'm just curious who all is juicing as part of their cancer healing protocol and can you share what kind of juicer you are using.

I have a Champion Juicer.

This is what I'm juicing these days:

carrot
kale
cabbage
romaine
granny smith apple

Semi-colons ROCK THE HOUSE!

peace, emily the juice chick

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I'm not juicing, but I'm eating lots of fresh fruits and veggies - no processed foods - no red meat - very minimal dairy, no processed sugars. The only fat I'm using is a little olive oil. With the snow every day this last week, we've come to the end of the fresh garden veggies - I've got a bin with a few tomatoes cucumbers, zuchinni, and peppers left. And we have butternut squash and potatoes that will last a while too. I will be sad to see it end. I need to get to back to Mexico soon where I can have my fresh mango, pineapple, melon and veggies. It is so hard to get myself to eat those plastic things we get in the grocery stores here all winter.

I'd rather sink my teeth into my food than juice it. I am eating carrots, cabbage, romaine and apples - the only thing on your list I'm not eating right now is kale. No matter how you get it in, I feel it is very important to eat healthy - especially to fight cancer. Juice it, chew it, whatever, just do it.

My brother asks me if after comparing my lifelong diet to most people, and me ending up with colon cancer, if I wouldn't just like to say the hell with it all and sink my teeth into a big juicy steak. My answer - HELL NO!

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I am looking at juicers. A friend who is a Hodgkins survivor of 10 years said that is the first thing I should do. She has a Champion, we are looking at the champion or the Omega 8003. Any thoughts? I hope to order it by Friday afternoon!

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Hi Emily, I've been juicing everyday since I got new mets. Not sure at first what to juice, but kinda go along, and I bought a book, some juicing bible.
Usually, everyday I do :
Carrots, 1 beet, 1 apple, kale or spinach or cabbage.
I hope I'm doing the right thing, not sure, I also add in some acai sometimes.(comes frozen unsweetened)
I tried to do the green juice at night but it's a little hard to go down. Would be happy for your input.
Lots of love,
Donna

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Hey Emily,
I don't have a champion juicer, do you think it's better than the other juicers? I got a Breville Juice fountain.
What do you think?
Donna

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Hi Donna!

I have a Champion because I was able to borrow a friend's and liked it better than my JuiceMan so my mom bought me one. So that's what I know.

I think Kris Carr uses a Breville (if I remember correctly) and promotes that.

Please see her website--google Crazy Sexy Cancer. She is a hoot and a half and is keeping her "incurable" cancer at bay. She has quite a story.

You can go to www.discountjuicers.com and look at their comparison chart. Also, www.mercola.com weighs in on his juicer opinion.

I like the ease of clean up for my Champ but I don't like how the juice comes out. That's my only beef. It's a workhorse of juicers though, I can tell you that. It's been used just about every day for over 8 years and still runs like a Champ.

Don't know if this helps. Important thing is to get a juicer that will work for you.

peace, emily

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Great thread!!

I can't remember if i told you that i finally found a used Champion!! I love the thing! I used to have the juiceman II, which seemed to give more juice, but after reading the Gerson recommendations, i scrapped it. He says definitely NO centrifugal juicers because they destroy too much of the cell walls and cause faster oxidation. Of course those are the cheaper ones, usually. Anyone interested in finding a used juicer, try eBay. My dream is for a Green Star, but those are $450!!

Here is the juice i do everyday (all organic):

carrots
apples
celery
blueberries
banana
1 tsp. superfood
1 tsp. probiotics
1 tsp. goji powder
1 tsp. cacao powder
1 tsp. MSM powder

I juice the carrots, apples, and celery, then put all that in a blender to mix the rest. It doesn't taste that great, but i'm pretty used to it now, and i know it's super healthy.

Hugs!
Krista

juliebeth
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How long have you been doing this? I have been on chemo for 6 months and then for 4 months. My husband wants to by a green star. It is so expensive but he says we will save money because it will get more juice out of the veggies. I am ready to invest my time and money but I was wonder how long you have been doing it and how your energy level is? What is your diet like. I am a vegaterian. Can you really get use to the juice?

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We have a champion juicer. When my husband was diagnosed we delayed chemo to try and get pregnant. During that time he drank three 12 oz glasses a day. This was a three month period. During chemo he drank 1 or 2 glasses on his off week. Now that he's done he drinks the juice irregularly but has had several glasses. We just had our baby last Saturday so we have no routine but I hope to get into a juicing rythm again soon.

We typicall use some or all of the following:
carrots
spinach or kale or romain (often at least two of these)
celery
apple
beets
lemon
Ginger
kyo green powder

thanks again Emily!

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Em!!!!

You had your baby?? And did you post this news and I missed it???

Have 9 months gone by already? Gosh it was just yesterday we were all weighing in on should you get preggie or not! And there you are with your bambino!

Details honey. We want details! (when you have a minute?). HA!

Juicing would be great for making milk..... ;-)

peace, emily

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He's an amazing little bundle of joy and such a blessing!! I am going to get some pics on the site soon - he really is one adorable little munchkin!! And his dad is head over heels for his little baby boy. After surviving cancer, and having a son... He's just on top of the world right now!

And, I know - where does the time go!?!? I remember crying and crying as we tried to decide if it was a good idea to get pregnant before he started chemo. It was an interesting time to be pregnant, since my husband was very sick but we made it and I'm so glad we went ahead and threw caution to the wind. Having this little guy was the best motivation for my husband and we are so in love with him :)

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I have been juicing for 7 years. I have a Juiceman. I was going to get a better juicer (when mine broke) but was in a resale shop and saw the same Juiceman (as what I had in the past) for $4.00.
No brainer!!!

My preferred juice is:

spinach and/or kale and/or romaine
celery
golden delicious apple (like the sweeter taste of golden delcious)
ginger
carrots

My best to all.
Claudia
3 year survivor

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Claudia!

I was just thinking the other day that I hadn't seen you in awhile unless you've been posting on threads that I hadn't read! Great to see you again!

My first juicing experience was at a JuiceMan workshop that my sister dragged me to and we all bought juicers in solidarity to her new regime. I'm so glad I went. The thing that stuck with me all these years later (18+) was this:

CHEW YOUR JUICE!

Isn't that funny? The guy (it wasn't Jay Kordich) told us how important it was to chew our juice and get the digestive juices flowing in our mouths. I still do this.

By the way, where's your picture taken? The background looks beautiful.

peace, emily

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Enily,
sorry I hadn't replied. Yes..I think I remember reading he also said."swish it around and all around your mouth. Still have his books and get ideas from them.

Picture was taken in San Fransico at Twin Peaks last April.

3 years ago, yesterday, I was dx'd with cancer. Look at me know. I'm dancing with NED!!>>Grin>>

I read post most days and it appears all the great people, here, have good answers.

Love to read your posts, Emily.

Keep moving forward and yes......Peace!
Claudia

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but I soon will be my dads brought me a juicer! So I will be needing recipies very soon off you or anyone else whos an expert on juicing
Hugs
Sonia

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Where's Dean Martin and Foster Brooks????

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...@ Phil

I will be joining the juice club, when I order my Omega 8005, I had to pay a couple of bills this week darnit, but hubby promised my juicer will be ordered here in a couple days.

I have never tried it, in fact bought some arrot juice in a bottle, and it was nasty, maybe it'll be better if I juice it myself. But, you got me motivated enough to want to try it, and hope for the best, it sure can't hurt :)

Hugsss!!
~Donna

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I got it for free.
When I juice I use:
carrots
kale/spinach
apples/pears
beets
ginger

optional:
pineapple if it's a good deal
other stuff like strawberries, blueberries, kiwi

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I just bought a juicer last week and thus far only did apples and strawberries...once! I plan to get some kale, cucumbers and carrots this weekend to add to my stock and begin juicing at least once daily. It's kind of difficult since I'm still working full time, raising 3 kids and battling this fatigue, but i'm going to get it in there!

-Sheri

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If your kids are old enough have THEM juice you! That's what I did. My hubby took the evening juicing and my oldest daughter, who was 13 at the time, did the morning and I think I did the noon juice.

Juicing will help with the fatigue. It's just like exercising...the more you do the energetic you feel which helps you to exercise....the more you juice the more energetic you'll feel so the more motivated you will be to juice!

Get those kids to help! :-)

peace, emily who has 5 and knows what you mean! (though my full time job was healing my cancer and homeschooling my kids at the time)

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Great post. I just ordered a book on building a greenhouse. I will have to grow my own veggies since I live in the boonies and the closest store with organics is 120 miles away. I told my husband I would be juicing-probably will do so inconsistently until I can get my veggies unless anyone has any suggestions.
Sharon

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..I live in the boonies too without alot of health food stores as well, I'm looking online to try and find a place you can even order from, the powders and stuff, but there are Walmarts all over here, where they don't even sell veggies organically, and the best fruits are out of season, but will still keep hunting myself!

Hugsss!
~Donna

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You may want to find out if there's a Food Buying Club in your area. Google United Foods. I think that's the name. You could contact your nearest coop (even the 120 miles away one) and see if they know of a food buying club in your area. This is home delivery and members then pick up their orders at the drop off site. I did this for 16 years until I moved here. Now I just go to my local coop. It's worth checking into and you can get 25# bags of juicing carrots, other produce and it's all organic.

hope this helps.

peace, emily

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Hello.

We've been juicing for about three years.

Initially, I bought a Breville Citrus Juicer and a Breville Vegetable Juicer. I love the citrus juicer and use it almost daily. It even juices pomegranates! Fresh pomegranate juice is absolutely wonderful.

I wasn't as fond, however, of the Breville Vegetable Juicer. I found it tedious to clean and the size of the unit was a problem on my counter and in my sink.

Recently, I purchased an Omega VERT. It is a new unit by Omega and is pricey. (I paid about $350 for the juicer but, heck, our anniversary is coming up. Some women get jewelry; I'm big on kitchen appliances! ) I've had it for a week and so far it is absolutely wonderful.

I juiced fresh strawberries and kiwi this morning and I didn't even have to nudge my husband to get him to drink his juice.

Typically, I juice carrots, apples, beets and chard. That is my default recipe.

Living as we do in Southern California, we are minutes away from a huge Vietnamese community. Although we follow a strict low fat vegan diet (I guess Phil isn't going to accept invitations to our table, either!), I'm nevertheless a "foodie" and I enjoy shopping in ethnic markets. The Vietnamese markets have an assortment of vegetables and fruits that is truly amazing and Vietnamese cuisine incorporates large amounts of greens into prepared dishes. This means, of course, that you can find green leafy vegetables that you can't name but you can juice and enjoy. Also, I frequently add fresh ginger to our juices but I've discovered that you also can buy fresh turmeric bulbs and I juice them as well. The ginger and/or the turmeric give the juice a nice kick.

Hatshepsut

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for the input on the Breville. The Omegas always seem to be recommended.

I love ginger in my juice too. :-) Haven't tried tumeric yet.

peace, emily

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We juice, Have a Breville. Easy clean up I think. We are on our sceond one because I put a frozen piece of ginger in it and it broke the screen. Too much ginger also. How much do you use. We juice carrots,celery,apple, cabbage and beets. Need to change it up a little.
Paula

DennisR
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Hi Emily,
That's my Granddaughters name BTW. We have a Breville and have been juicing for several years. Gerry (my wife) usually juices carrots, beets, apples, and celery, (all grown organically in my garden), sometimes we add some ginger, and various Berries, and whatever else is ripe.
DennisR

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I'm impressed to see alot of people on here are juicing, aren't you Emily??? and I bet you thought your words were just going into one ear and out the other, glad to hear about it, and love this post, thanks for any kinds of recipes you guys can dish out as well, that be a great help too. You are so motivating Em, I wish I could attend your workshops! LOL

Hugsss!
~Donna

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Ours was: carrot, beet, celery and apple just to have a good taste of it. The ratio was: 3:3:1 (ca:b:ce:) Beet has toooooooooooooooooons of antioxidants in it...:)
Good luck!

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Before my DX I used a blender...but now I am going to look around
for the real thing, commercial juicer.

I have been used some fruit, cooked peaches and apples with
a vegetarian whey based protein powder.

Amy

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Hatshepsut
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One more idea....

If you can tolerate spicy foods, add a piece of fresh jalapeno or poblano chili to your juice mix. You can, of course, vary the amount based upon your tolerance for heat. Like ginger, the chili gives the juice a nice burst of flavor.

Hatshepsut

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There is a red pepper from Peru, called Ricotto Red Pepper.

It is very, very hot!!!! My roommates from Peru eat it.

I could add that.

Otherwise, I have used Kale, Apples, Carrots -- juiced...sometimes add a banana.
blessings,
Amy

califsue
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I have been using a Vitamixer (the cadillac of blenders) instead of a juicer to make a green drink:

spinach
parsley
cucumbers
fresh ginger
apples
celery
lemon or lime

Of course I'm drinking all the pulp along with the juice. Should I invest in a juicer?

Thanks,
Susan

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I want to start juicing but know 0. Do I want one with pulp or just juice? I have a colostomy and am having to use benifiber with meals (per my Dr. right now). I don't think I want really thick stuff to drink. I'm stage 4 and have been told surgery can't be done any more and I have not responded to chemo 3x so am being directed to trials. So I'm ready to try juicing can't hurt. So any help about type of juicers would be GREATLY appreciated. At least I would feel I'm doing something to help other than walking and eating well.
Thanks,
Cyndi

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Hi Cyndi,

You can find juicers at www.discountjuicers.com

They have a whole chart of juicers comparing pros and cons of each.

I used to have a JuiceMan Juicer (not the kind you get from Target but from the JuiceMan company) which is a centrifugal juicers. It's the most affordable kind but not the best. Depending on how much you want to invest depends on what kind you'll buy.

After my cancer dx I gave my JuiceMan away. It was over 10 years old and a pain to clean. My mother bought me The Champion after I was able to try a *friend's Champ who cured (yes CURED) her son's incurable cancer with one. It's a masticating type juicer.

The Omega is supposed to be a good one too.

Hope this helps.

peace, emily

ps. * Leeanne went on to write a book about curing her son's cancer called Your Child Doesn't Have to Die.

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Hi Susan,

Juicing is a different approach than blending. Blending is not juicing. The point of juicing, rather then just blending all the veggies (or fruit,) is to extract the juice (where the nutrients and enzymes are) from the fiber (pulp). The juice is then easily assimilated into the system since the digestive system does not have to work to do the extracting separating the juice from the fiber. It's like drinking energy. For fiber I added flax seeds to my juice. I gave the pulp to my chickens. Some people drink the pulp too. That's a personal preference. Personally I didn't like it.

Investing in a juicer depends on your reason for wanting to juice. I invested (or my mother did for me) because it was the way, I was convinced, that I would heal my body of any cancer (post surgery) and so I juiced 3 quarts a day. I wanted the OPTIMAL nutrition that juicing could afford me. So yeah, I would invest.

Hope this helps.

peace, emily

califsue
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Thank you Emily. I wasn't sure about the vitamixer. I will buy either a Champion or an Omega to heal my body of any and all cancer. I want to get the OPTIMAL juicer for nutrition and also get one that is easy to clean up as I don't have a lot of energy right now.

I'm sure that I will be back at you with lots of questions.

Thanks for traveling the path least taken,
Susan

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My parents sent me their juicer - they aren't using it. It is a Jack LaLanne's Power Juicer.
I purchased most on your list today - carrots, kale, romaine, green apples. Looking forward to trying it out tomorrow.

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I picked up my juicer friday and have been juicing everthing in sight.
love it so far. I got a kenmore from Sears.
Carrot apple and spinach.
kiwee and pineapple and apple is great.

Jeff
Just happy to be here!!

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Hey Muzzy,

Way to go!

(I went to school with a kid we called Muzzy).

Happy Juicing!

peace, emily

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Today I juiced pineapple with the core, papaya and its seeds, carrots and bell pepper fresh from the garden.....Dad said he feels like he is in prison camp...being forced to eat healthy...but mom and I like the juice. Dad said something he ate today made him feel hot....but that isn't the case, he has had more energy and has been working so much around the house that he is warming up.

Yaziza

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I really want to start juicing but just can't afford one right now. It looks like soooo many of you are juicing now and it is very encouraging. Maybe I can look on Craigslist for one! Hope to be joining you soon. Happy Juicing, Patti

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Hi Patti,

I'm not sure if they have this in your area, but a friend of mine got a juicer from FREECYCLE. Everything is free. I've never been on the website, but check it out. Maybe you'll find one like Jean did. Ya never know.

peace, emily

knowwhen
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I am trying to get into the juicing but struggling with the taste.. My favorite so far because it is mild is cucumber, celery and raspberries! I have a Breville juicer and it works well but is heavy and takes up a lot of counter space.

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Maybe start with carrots and apples, first. Personnally I like golden delicious. I like "sweet" and this adds the sweetness. Also, spinach is sweet (to me anyway).

Just some ideas. Emily has great ideas, too!

Keep with it.

Claudia

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hi knowwhen,

Wow, celery for me is not mild at all--kudos to you for your concoction.

When I juiced to heal my body from any lingering cancer (post surgery), I focused on juice that was packed full of colon healing or digestive supporting nutrients. Therefore my personal favorite Cancer Concoction was :

5-7 juicing carrots
1 apple
1 celery
handful parsley
handful spinach
1 small piece ginger

To this I added protein powder and flax seed (flax being a cancer fighter). The protein powder gave me some boost.

Later I added other veggies:

1-2 kale (start easy on the greens)
1/4 beet & greens
1/4 cuke
small chunk cabbage
4 romaine lettuce leaves

And now it just depends on what I have in my frig with carrots always being the base veggie.

So everyone finds what tastes good to them.

I love smoothies too and use fruit for the smoothies and veggies for the juice.

Cheers!

peace, emily

knowwhen
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Thanks Claudia and Emily! I tried a golden delicious apple with a handful of baby spinach and baby carrots and it tasted great! I think part of my problem before was that I was trying to add protein powder to it as well which changed the taste and texture.. Will save the powder for my smoothies.
Another question- do you use the juice in place of meals, or between meals or with meals...
Also if whatever you juice manages to produce 12 ounces or something like that do you drink it all at once or is that more like 2 servings?
Melanie

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Hi Melanie,

when I was juicing to heal from cancer I juiced as part of my meals and as my meals- 1 qt jars 3x's/day (like in my photo) and my meals were basically macrobiotic....steamed veggies and brown rice kinda meals. I did this for 6 months and then some. For years now I have been on "maintenance" juicing and only do about 16 oz. Most recently though, due to some severe allergic reactions, I have been on an elimination and challenge diet and drink a 32 oz jar of juice for supper. But that's just me.

And yes, you want to drink it all at one sitting since the live enzymes start to die off after 30 minutes according to the experts. And "chew" your juice to get the digestive juices flowing in your mouth. digestion starts there.

In Gerson's Therapy approach, for cancer curing, one drinks 12/ 8oz fresh juices/day.

Hope this helps.

peace, emily

juliebeth
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Did you attempt to just drink juice for 3 weeks to clean out your body? I have chosen to start juicing and I need to do something dramatic because I have been on chemo for 6 months and again for 4 months and I don't want to go on it again.

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Hi, how do you drink or eat for that matter and not spend the entire day in the bathroom??? I have finally changed my diet to the BRAT diet for the past few days but I'm staying away from any roughage. I used to love fruit, we grow lots of it, but I have to really monitor my intake. How do you do it? No bowel problems??

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I too have been reading all these postings on juicing and have the same concern. I had surgery last year right before Thanksgiving (anterior resection) and started chemo and radiation in Feb of this year and "finished" in Mar. I am now lactose intolerant so have to watch what I eat so I am worried about too much fiber or lactose related issues. Did anyone respond back to your questions?

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