The Best Natural DHT Blocker In The World

Vegetable cells with alkaline pH help block DHT in the scalp

In this article you’ll learn about an unusual, never-before-talked-about method that is the most effective and powerful way to block DHT naturally.

This won’t involve any drugs, or any expensive supplements that you need to take everyday. It involves a systematic biochemical change in your body – that powerfully balances your DHT levels over time – helping you stop any further hair loss.

Quick Notice: Once you’ve read this article I want you to take the 6 part quiz at the bottom of the page. This will allow you to find out if blocking DHT naturally will actually work to regrow your hair (or not). Take the quiz then collect your ‘hair score’ out of 100 at the end.

Introducing The Acid/Alkaline Balance

There’s a high probability that your body is ‘eating’ your own hair!

What the heck do I mean by that? Let me explain!

This is a long article, and countless hours of research beating my own hair loss has gone it to it, so please read it until the end.

Okay, onwards…

The foods we consume, after our bodies have taken all the useful stuff out, leave a sort of ‘ash’ known as metabolic waste. It’s the bit that’s left over.

Depending on the type of food that we eat the metabolic ‘ash’ will either have a net acidic or net alkaline effect on our bodies. That means every food we eat will make our bodies more acidic or more alkaline. (In every cell and tissue throughout the entire body)

Having the correct pH (pH is a measure of acidity and alkalinity like Celsius and Fahrenheit are a measure of temperature) in our bodies is crucial to strong health because our cells, hormones, mitochondria and just about everything in our bodies work much more efficiently in the right conditions (which is slightly alkaline 7.36, which is incidentally the exact pH of seawater).

Useful enzymes and hormones must have precise alkaline conditions to be effective, whilst destructive enzymes, hormones and diseases thrive under acidic conditions.

Take a look at your own diet using the acid/base values for 100 gram portions for some typical foods that are shown in the table at the end of this section.

diet-changes-for-hairIt quickly becomes apparent that the typical Western diet consists largely of foods that have a net acidic value.

That’s not to say that alkaline foods aren’t included in this diet, it’s just the bulk of the foods are acidic.

The so called ‘balanced’ diet that is known to be the pinnacle of health to the majority of the population is heavily weighted on the acidic side.

How does this affect hair loss, you might be asking? In terms of pH balance this affects our hairlines both directly and indirectly.

First let’s discuss the indirect effects of acidosis (too much acidity in the blood, cells and tissues). As our bodies become more acidic due to our food choices, diseases such as microbes and bacteria thrive.

This means resources are taken away from hair building and set towards defence from germs.

Some people have argued that human head hair serves the purpose of conspicuous consumption much like the peacocks tail.

The peacock’s tail doesn’t serve any survival purposes; in fact it does the opposite. It burdens the peacock because of the expenditure of resources needed to create the tail in the first place and physical burden of carrying round a large colourful tail that makes it easy to spot and difficult to hide from predators.

It’s basically a sign of robust health, that less healthy peacocks can’t create and therefore attract females with.

the-peacocks-tailThe peacock is saying “I’m so healthy I can afford to build this huge tail and have a handicap with predators, I’m just that good that surviving is easy.”

When our bodies are coping with illnesses caused by the acidosis, our bodies don’t have the energy and resources to grow hair for the purpose of conspicuous consumption so new hair growth slowly ceases.

We can turn this around and use it to our favour, by alkalizing our bodies so much that diseases and bacteria simply can’t survive in these conditions.

The resources are now freed up for maximum potential hair growth.

Now let’s look at how acidosis directly affects the strength, thickness, coverage and colour of our hair. As the body tries to maintain its ideal pH balance (pH 7.36) under the onslaught of net acidic foods it must take back (leach) parts of our body to buffer (cancel out) the acidity.

Remember from chemistry class that acid and alkaline cancel each other out (neutralise each other)

Crucially for us the body buffers the acidity (i.e. it neutralises it with net alkaline parts) by leaching (stealing) nutrients from less important parts of our body.

The best way to buffer the acidity in an attempt to preserve our health is to leach nitrogen and calcium.

One of the best sources of nitrogen is protein, such as the specific protein found in head hair called keratin. This amino acid forms about 90% of the hair molecule.

The result in most people is a gradual slowing down of the rate that their hair grows, a reduction in colour and saturation, strength and thickness, and then recession of our hair line.

Our bodies don’t want to devote precious alkaline resources to our hair, when there are other places they’re needed more importantly, like keeping disease away.

People are genetically predisposed to buffer acidity in different ways. Some people store fat, some try to excrete acidic toxins through their skin causing acne, whilst others buffer acidity using proteins from our hair follicles, bones and teeth (leading to critical calcium deficiency) etc.

Your body is literally eating your own hair to stay healthy and fend off disease. However the acidosis manifests itself, these short term symptoms should be warning signs that more severe diseases are on the way. Luckily the answer is simple.

Restore the natural growth of your hair by returning your body to its natural pH. 

I’ve seen myself and been told by other people I’ve worked with, how there was noticeably less hair in the shower plug after a few weeks on an alkalizing diet.

After a few weeks, as the body approaches its optimum pH, hair loss can often stop completely, and in the coming months begins to rebuild for as long as the natural pH is maintained. Detox is the best way to alkalise the body because I literally flushes acidic waste as fast as possible from the body.

Unfortunately, or maybe it is fortunate because it’s a warning sign, whenever we revert back to an acidic diet their hair soon starts to suffer as the pH drops to acidic and the body must once again buffer the acidity using keratin from hair follicles in an attempt to prevent disease overgrowth.

Alkalize: Prevent your body from eating its own hair

Eat foods that make the body more alkaline, that way your body won’t need to ‘eat’ its own hair to stay healthy. The most effective and easy way to start immediately alkalizing the body is to consume vegetable juice. Buy a juicer and make carrot, celery, broccoli, cucumber, spinach…..etc., juice daily.

Juicing is an unbelievably good way to get amazing quantities of enzymes nutrients and minerals into the body without expending large amounts of time and energy digesting the fibre and it will quickly restore your natural pH, as long as you keep the acidic foods on the low down.

With the right pH the body can block DHT naturally, so make sure you blood pH is balanced

With the right pH the body can retain hair, so make sure you blood pH is balanced

An interesting point to remember is that as your body becomes more and more alkaline, vegetables and particularly vegetable juices become more pleasing to the palate. Literally the more alkaline you become the more you enjoy alkaline foods.

The takeaway point here is that you must maximise your intake of net alkaline producing food and minimise acid producing food.

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The Ulitmate Alkalizer for Hair Growth

This cheeky concoction seems to do the trick for getting alkalized fast and providing exactly those essential nutrients, minerals and enzymes to super charge hair growth and minimise the bodies need to leach keratin from our hair. We’ve had some great results with this one alone.

almonds-contain-nutirients-that-help-hairStart by soaking organic almonds in water 10 hours before you juice. Remove the almonds from the water and put them through your juicer being sure to collect all the pulp that comes out.

From the pulp you can make almond milk by adding filtered water and vanilla essence and straining through a cheese cloth.

You won’t get much almond ‘juice’ out of the front, but what you get will be a potent sort of cream.

Don’t wash the juicer yet, but continue to juice organic carrots, celery, spring greens, broccoli and spinach that has been mixed in with the almond cream. Add some supplements such as wheatgrass powder and turmeric for extra kick.

Not only will the drink alkalize your body and provide the nutrients and minerals for hair growth, but you’ll get an amazing glow to your skin, and not to mention feel amazing.

If this mixture makes your stomach rumble and makes you need the toilet then it means you’re probably quite acidic and the juice is working its magic.

As you become more alkaline this stops happening. As with all healthy food, consume it on an empty stomach, or half an hour after drinking water. Another great way to alkalize is to drink alkaline water, which is discussed further in the water section, or add wheatgrass powder to the water you drink.

The latest research on male pattern baldness

Ok, so let me tell you briefly about a little critter called 5-alpha-reductase (5αR). In case you didn’t already know 5αR is an enzyme that changes testosterone into dihydrotestosterone.

Without 5αR no DHT can be made in the body. DHT is believed to be the chemical that is responsible for ‘male pattern baldness’ and so without DHT travelling round the body, male pattern baldness doesn’t occur.

Testosterone is converted to DHT which is the main hormone responsible for hair loss.

Testosterone is converted to DHT which is the main hormone responsible for hair loss.

Some interesting research has been carried out recently which found that the enzyme type 2 5αR localized in the vertex and frontal scalp (the bits of the head most affected by hair loss), however it wasn’t present in the occipital region (the lower back of the head where most bald men still have some hair).

This basically shows that type 2 5αR is primarily responsible for the pattern in male pattern baldness. Where type 2 5αR is found, so DHT will be produced here and loss of hair will be the result.

What a different group of researchers discovered was that specifically type 2 5αR works best in a very specific optimum pH range.

Outside of this pH range this particular enzyme simply can’t function and do its job of binding to testosterone to make DHT. The optimum pH range for type 2 5-alpha-reductase is pH 5-5.5.

OK, enough science for today, what the hell does that mean?

It means that if our bodies are more acidic, pH 7 or below, then the enzyme type 2, 5-alpha-reductase functions much more efficiently, creates more DHT, and consequently we lose more hair.

On the other hand, when we alkalize our bodies, the pH in our scalp becomes greater than 7. The enzyme can’t do its work of converting T to DHT, DHT isn’t produced and we don’t lose our hair as a result.

Our bodies evolved so that the foods we ate most often (fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts legumes, fish, meat….) created the best conditions for our bodies and specifically our enzymes to function in.

When we eat foods that we didn’t evolve eating (processed and pasteurized foods like grains and dairy, which you’ll notice are all highly acidic) then our bodies are pushed of balance and the enzymes start doing weird things like attacking our own bodies resulting in hair loss.

Let me quickly emphasise this point because it is very important for actually getting results and re-growing your hair. The precise enzyme which scientific studies have found to be responsible for hair loss cannot function in an alkaline cellular environment.

To create the alkaline environment and therefore stop hair loss foods with alkaline values must be consumed more than foods with acidic values.

The very best way to do this is through vegetable juicing and avoiding processed foods.

Alkalising can have a similar effect to taking propecia, but instead of having the negative side-effects of the drug, you get the positive natural side effects of being ultra-healthy.

Important! Why You Must Know About DHT Sensitivity

You’ve now learnt about the most powerful (and safe) natural DHT blocker in the world, but this is only a small part of the story, because high DHT levels are not the sole cause of hair loss.

In fact, there is something that is much more important than blocking DHT, and that’s DHT sensitivity. Or to be more precise, hair follicle DHT sensitivity.

Because when you reduce the sensitivity of your hair follicles to DHT you protect yourself against hair lose permanently. Men with pattern baldness don’t have particularly high levels of DHT, however they are more sensitive to it.

There are a few natural and powerful ways to reduce your DHT sensitivity. And to get the full instructions on these methods you’ll need to download the Hair Equilibrium Program, however, I will do a quick overview of them now.

The Balance Of Good And Bad Bacteria

In every body there is a balance between good and bad bacteria. In fact, there are more bacterial cells making up the human body than human cells, which is why it is so important that these bacteria are beneficial to your health.

These billions of bacteria cells that make up part of us are called the ‘microbiome’

microbiome

However, modern life has waged a war on bacteria in the form of antibiotics, preservatives (designed to kill bacteria) chlorides and fluorides in water, processed foods lacking fibre, antibacterial hygiene products and packaged food and drinks that have been processed, microwaved, pasteurised or in one form or another killed all the bacteria.

You may be able to see with all these how our microbiome has been damaged and can easily get out of balance.

One of the side-effects of this damaged microbiome is that autoimmune problems start arising, with the body beginning to attack itself in strange and unusual ways. Think about it, have you ever wondered why your own hormone (DHT) would start attacking your own hair follicles?

This is an autoimmune problem that leads to DHT sensitivity.

Luckily, there is a lot you can do to optimise your microbiome to reduce DHT sensitivity, including adding specific strains of probiotic bacteria to your diet, as well as specially made drinks that reduce bad bacteria. This is something I cover in step-by-step detail inside the Hair Equilibrium Program and the difference it will make to your hair health can be astonishing.

Delayed Allergic Reactions To Food

Most of us are aware that some people are allergic to some specific foods, such as seafood or peanuts for example, but fewer people know that allergic reactions can also be delayed and therefore less obvious.

Because they are less obvious its harder to catch delayed allergic reactions and therefore we may be in a constant state inflammation and with autoimmune problems from these reactions.

nightshades-delayed-allergic-reactionsFor example some people are sensitive to gluten, others are sensitive to the nightshade family including tomatoes, potatoes and eggplant. It’s hard to tell what your body might not be responding well to if you aren’t aware of this. You may just feel bloated, fatigued and under slept and not understand why.

One of the problems with delayed allergic reactions is that they can cause autoimmune problems, which, in a same way as autoimmune problems from the microbiome, can also cause DHT sensitivity, leading to hair follicle miniaturisation when the DHT attacks the hair follicle.

Inside my Hair Equilibrium Program you’ll learn about a foolproof way to test which foods you may be having allergic reactions to so that you can remove them from your diet and reduce your DHT sensitivity.

If you have any questions or comments then please feel free to leave them in the comment box below which I’ll answer as soon as possible.

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38 comments
Arshed says January 30, 2017

Hi Will, I found that my hair start falling from past two years..i am 24 year old…in present i started medication in India…my doctor giving me some supplements and minoxidil 5%…but the results are still not good.

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Alexandria Nizam says January 24, 2017

Hey, Will, I’m a 73-year-old woman and I have multiple health problems. I’ve been trying to get my pH to alkaline. I love veggies, fruit, and nuts but I don’t seem to get enough protein. What can I eat or juice so I get enough protein. By the way, I think a lot of my problems are from having too much DHT.

Thank you so much. This was so useful for me.
Alex Nizam

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    Will Hartfield says February 3, 2017

    I would recommend hemp and pea protein powders added to smoothies as an excellent source of high quality, plant based protein. You can find them very easily on Amazon or a local health food shop.

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Justin Saha says January 17, 2017

Great article Will.I was wondering if ACV will result to more hair loss since its acidic.I understand drinking lemon juice alkalises the body since it requires an alkaline environment for digestion but then the scalp doesn’t have this mechanism as the gut so don’t you think apple cider vinegar on scalp is dangerous?
Thank you

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    Will Hartfield says February 3, 2017

    I think its fine – I personally use ACV a few times a week to wash my hair instead of commercial shampoos and I much prefer it.

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Tom says January 15, 2017

I’m on top of many of your ideas and recommendations already; for years in some cases. Are raw vegetables eaten in sensible amounts a comparable disadvantage over juiced vegetables? Maybe you are concerned that most of your audience is not getting enough raw vegetable influence, however, in my case, all vegetables and roots, including ginger and turmeric, are consumed uncooked. Am I lowing my chance of hair regrowth by only eating, not juicing, raw vegetables?

Am ordering your main product in a few days, but thought now is a good time to ask, in advance.

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    Will Hartfield says February 3, 2017

    Hi Tom, raw vegetables (not juiced) are perfect, they are ideal because they also contain the fibre. However, to get the body alkalised quickly it can be beneficial to extract the juices, that way we can consume much more of the alkalising nutrients and minerals than by eating them whole and raw. Doing both is a great combination.

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Oge says January 7, 2017

I like this article, may I ask please, the main causes of acidic/inflammation of the body and best ways to alkalize the body?

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    Will Hartfield says February 3, 2017

    Acidifying foods like dairy, processed foods and meat. Inflammation can come from delayed allergic reactions from certain food groups – there is more information about this inside my newsletter.

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Daniel says December 30, 2016

Good day Will, if you recommend an alkaline diet than why is cleaning hair and scalp.with vinegar also recommended?

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    Will Hartfield says January 6, 2017

    Its a different kind of acid. On your skin or hair, ACV is fine, since its 100% natural. Drinking lemon juice (acidic) actually alkalises the body because once metabolised the waste mineral deposits are alkaline in nature.

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Lorenzo Pizzi says December 30, 2016

Hye Will,

Love this article, but can you give some more information about which vegetables i can use ? and how much of each in the juice ? I also buy almond milk and drink this regularly every day , is this good enough ?

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    Will Hartfield says January 6, 2017

    There is more information inside the Hair Equilibrium program. The proportions of each vegetable in the juice come down to personal preference mainly. The main point is that you drink a large quantity, enough to get your body back into a natural alkaline state. Almond milk from a bottle is okay, but it is better to make your own if possible, since shop bought almond milk probably has low levels of real almond and lots of sugar and preservatives.

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Mark Panbecker says December 26, 2016

There is some truth to what you say.But realize it isn’t the diet causing the baldness.

Stump-tailed macaque and mottled starlings even develop male pattern baldness.

I would imagine the animals are eating a fairly health diet and avoiding Big-Macs and candy bars.

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    Will Hartfield says January 6, 2017

    The statistics show that incidences of MPB are increasing over time. Diet is just one of those contributing factors.

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Alex Britton says December 16, 2016

Does this really work, im 23 and my hair has been falling out like i have never experienced before. I can see my scalp through my hair and im really worried about losing my hair?

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    Will Hartfield says December 16, 2016

    Hello Alex, this isn’t a ‘magic cure’ but over time alkalising your body will help you to retain your hair. It’s one small step in the right direction. When you put those small steps together you tip the balance towards natural hair growth – I call this ‘Hair Equilibrium.’

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anthony buddle says December 14, 2016

I am touched for all your info
Thank you so much !!!

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    Will Hartfield says December 16, 2016

    Thanks Anthony

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Zubair says November 17, 2016

Very helpful article. This has given me new insight on male pattern baldness. I’m going to start with vegetable juicing as soon as possible. I got one question though: Are there any accessible brands that sell alkaline water, or do you have to buy a water ionizer? Thanks.

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    Will Hartfield says November 27, 2016

    I would recommend alkalising vegetable juices rather than a branded alkaline water.

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Dave says October 8, 2016

Very helpful article. Learned so much. Thanks

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Dana says September 13, 2016

Hi William, I happen to stumble upon your website and honestly, out of all the websites out there, this is the best one by far. I’m so grateful to you for putting such detailed info on your website for people like me. I’ve been suffering with hairloss (androgenetic alopecia)for quite a few years and shed quite a few tears..You can only imagine how devastating it is for a woman.. I just purchased the emu oil and selenium supp.so far -(praying something will finally work 😒thank you so much again, all the blessings-
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    Will Hartfield says September 23, 2016

    Thank you Dana. Good luck and work hard on alkalising your body.

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kaustubh naik says September 4, 2016

I have already gone bald losing 40 % of total hair from my vertex & top area only backs & sides is remaining so following this article would help to re-grow my lost dead cells? or I should give up hope and go for a wig

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    Will Hartfield says September 5, 2016

    The sooner you start revering hair loss the better.

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PaidaLajin says July 26, 2016

Another way to remove DHT from your system is to take reishi (aka mushroom of immortality). You can take it as a tea by boiling the dried whole mushroom or slices, that’s what I do. It’s been proven to completely eliminate DHT from your system. You can also rince your hair with some of the leftover cooled reishi tea.

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    Will Hartfield says July 26, 2016

    Great tip Paida, thanks for sharing.

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R R Lukas says July 9, 2016

Incredible article, I haven’t heard this anywhere else. What is the fastest way to get your pH correct?

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    Will Hartfield says July 9, 2016

    Vegetable juicing a couple of liters per day for a few months is a good place to start 🙂

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James says July 9, 2016

Great article, thanks for all the research. Now I know that the acid / alkaline balance is so important for stopping DHT I’m really going to try and focus on getting my body alkalised. I want to learn more about this subject

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    Will Hartfield says July 9, 2016

    Thank you James, yes most people underestimate how important the correct pH is for the proper functioning of the body. When we become too acidic all sorts of weird and unnatural things start happening to our body. Good luck getting your body alkalised, it does take time though. Most of us have eaten highly acidic foods for most of our life, so don’t think that adding a couple of extra vegetables will make too much of a difference. You really need to put a lot of time and thought into becoming alkaline again. But it’s amazing how much more healthy you will feel in the process. You can learn more about this method in my course Hair Equilibrium where this is one of the chapters.

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John Ong says May 26, 2016

I liked this article, but I am skeptical. If this was true, then why do some plant-based diet Vegans still go bald ?

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    Will Hartfield MEng says May 27, 2016

    Hi John, thank you and good point. Getting alkalised isn’t everything, it’s just a small part of the picture when it comes to stopping hair loss. There are other causes that contribute too. Also, even vegans can eat unhealthy and acidifying foods, or perhaps they aren’t getting enough protein in their diet. You have to defeat hair loss from many different angles 🙂

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Michael Eliyah says April 23, 2016

Hey Will, the information that you sent me is, in my opinion, my be the best way to stop hair loss, and restore health to the whole body besides the hair follicles. Thanks will; looking forward for the free booklet.

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N.K.Sharma says March 27, 2016

Lot of thanks for providing such a useful knowledge.Please also explore effect on hair growth if pH increases beyond 7.36 consuming more vegetables
etc.

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Akash says January 9, 2016

Very thorough and helpful articles…. Thanx

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    Will Hartfield MEng says February 2, 2016

    Thanks for your comment and glad I could help. Will

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