Conventional medicine vs. naturopathy? The difference explained by Naturopath – Naturopathic Dr. Servicing New Jersey

Conventional medicine vs. naturopathy:  Keeping your car in tip top shape.

You’re wondering what fixing a car has to do with conventional medicine versus naturopathic medicine.  But, it’s one way to explain it easily, since the way doctors in each discipline approach a medical issue may vary, the ultimate goal: to create wellness, is the same.

So, bear with me when I use this analogy.

Imagine your body is a car, your favorite car.  The health of your body is equal to the integrity of the car.  If you don’t perform regular maintenance, things may start to happen.  So, one day you see that there is a clunky noise from under the hood.  You hear it every time you go above 50 miles per hour.  The noise is a symptom of something going on.

How this problem is approached is the key difference between conventional medicine and naturopathic medicine.  Conventional medicine would look at the sound the car is making, and try to measure its pitch.  Does it make a high pitch noise, or a low pitch sound?  Once that’s determined, they will label the problem as “high pitch noise” disease.

They would identify the symptom itself — the sound the car makes — as being the disease, and they would try to figure out which chemical would take care of it.  In this case, the car may be given so many doses of WD-40 to be used three times a day. That should stop the noise.  But do you see what’s  happening?  They are treating the symptom – the sound the car makes.  And not the true cause.  Which could be an important part in the engine not working correctly, or breaking down.  To a conventional physician, the problem is the sound.  And they’re response may be to aggressively treat the noise.  And it you continue to treat the noise and not the reason for the noise, you can have a major breakdown, and usually on a busy thoroughfare.

In contrast to that, a naturopathic approach will do a bit more investigation.  A naturopath would use the car noise as a clue, but then ask: what could be the real reason for the noise?  The naturopathic physician would get under the hood, have someone race the car’s engine, to see what is making the noise.  A belt may be showing wear and tear.  And on closer examination, it appears that as the car’s engine races, the belt is forced to rotate faster, thus the high pitched sound.  After this examination, the naturopathic physician would order a new belt, then change it, and the noise would stop, but more importantly, the source of the noise has been addressed and repaired.

Treat the problem, not the symptom

Naturopaths aren’t treating the noise — the symptom — and this confuses conventional medicine to a great degree. They don’t understand how someone can treat cancer without addressing the tumor itself. Conventional physicians believe the symptom IS the disease.  Naturopathic medicine sees the cancer tumor as only one symptom of a much deeper problem.

Just like the noise from under the car hood is only a symptom of a worn engine belt, a cancer tumor is only a symptom of a serious underlying metabolic problem.

The naturopathic doctor addresses the problem, but doesn’t stop there. They also realize that if one belt is going, there may be other areas that need looked at.  The whole car would get a look-over to see what could be prevented now, and save another potential breakdown from occurring. In other words, they would look at it from a holistic perspective and work to not only solve today’s problems, but also prevent the development of other related degenerative problems.

Conventional doctors are very creative at coming up with various phrases in their diagnosis, and prescribe what seems to be a never-ending chain of medications to mask the symptoms. If the noise was a screeching sound, the diagnosis may be “screechitis,” or if it happened only in the rain, they may call it “raining disease.”  Even though all these problems have the same common cause (the worn belt), conventional medicine would come up with a multitude of names, and accompanying treatment plans.  All the while, dismissing the underlying cause.

Naturopathic doctors listen to the persons symptoms, but may not jump on treating them.  Sometimes they may appear to be ignoring the symptoms entirely.  Yet, what they are doing is looking beyond them to find the root cause of the complaint.

On a visit to a naturopathic doctor, he or she will listen to the client’s complaints, but will investigate what may be causing the symptoms.  Could it be exposure to toxic chemicals?  Patients are asked about their stress in their lives, and are asked about how their relationships are going?  Are they healthy?  Does the patient exercise, get outside in sunlight, into fresh air, drinks water?  These are simple factors, but if any of these areas are out of balance, are deficient, or are excessive, they can create a biochemical problem that conventional medicine labels as disease.  So, while most diseases derive from three basic causes, they can be combined in thousands of ways, and conventional medicine has been able to come up with a name for each one.

The treatment of disease will be in vain if its focus is solely on the symptom. But treating disease is wasted effort if it remains focused on the symptoms. This fundamental idea — understood in China thousands of years before the rise of modern pharmacology — remains utterly neglected by modern medical science.  Unfortunately, today’s medical practitioners cannot grasp that concept, yet have the ability to devise 10,000 different diseases, each requiring specific chemical or surgical treatments.

Let’s take it a step further.  Imagine every time you added WD-40 to the noise, a bill was sent to the car owner’s medical insurance?  Wouldn’t it be better to simply change the belt?  Conventional medicine tends to skip the investigative part in its jump to giving it a diagnosis.   Today, it’s all about coming up with a name and a prescription for the symptom, and then, like a vicious circle, the patient returns with symptoms that may have been caused by the original treatment plan.

People should begin to think about their body as a set of moving parts, that needs routine basic maintenance to prevent something like a squeaky belt, or in this case, heart disease.  And consider all the various parts, like: nutrition, exercise, the toxic chemicals you come in contact with, avoiding chronic stress, creating good flow and circulation, and work towards a healthy mind and positive emotional state. These things go hand in hand to create a healthy body and mind.

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The Philosphy of Naturopathic Medicine By New Jersey New York Naturopath – Essex County NJ

PHILOSOPHY

Naturopathic Medicine is a natural approach to health.  It recognizes that the body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process has a set order and intelligence, and that it knows that nature heals through the power of its own life force. The physician’s role is to guide and nurture this process, to use his or her knowledge to identify those obstacles creating disease, and support a healthy and positive environment.

And it supports the belief that the body can heal itself through combining stimulation, enhancement and positive support.  Scientific analysis comes into play, but only as one part of the treatment.

It is these principles that distinguish naturopathic medicine from other medical approaches:

The healing power of nature.

Naturopathic medicine is a distinctively natural approach to health and healing.  It understands that the body has an innate ability to fix and repair.

Naturopathic Medicine Principal #1 Identify and treat the cause

Symptoms are expressions of the body’s attempt to heal, but are not the cause of disease. Symptoms, therefore, should not be suppressed by treatment. Causes may occur on many levels including physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. The physician will evaluate fundamental causes at all levels, directing treatment to the root cause and not at symptoms.

Naturopathic Medicine Principal #2 First, do no harm.

Symptoms are recognized as an expression of the body to work at healing itself.  Treatment should complement and work with this process.  The physician has the crucial role of either supporting the process or actually hindering its success.  It is believe that methods signed to suppress symptoms without removing underlying causes can be harmful and should be avoided or minimized.

Naturopathic Medicine Principal #3 Treat the whole person.

The organism goes through periods of health, and of disease, and is impacted on many levels including  physical, spiritual, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, and other factors. The physician must treat the whole body by taking all of these factors into account. When these areas are working together in harmony, the individual has the best hope for recovery, and even prevention of future issues. A individual and comprehensive approach in the diagnosis and the treatment is the norm.

Naturopathic Medicine Principal #4  The physician as teacher.

A relationship between patient and physician should be based on cooperation.  The physician’s job is to create that relationship along with diagnosing the problem, and devising an appropriate course of treatment. There is inherent therapeutic value in this relationship.

Since it is the patient who ultimately creates their own healing, the physician’s major role is to educate and encourage the patient to take responsibility for health. The physician must inspire, transmit hope and understanding, and also make a commitment for their own personal and spiritual development.  That makes them the best teacher.

Naturopathic Medicine Principal #5 Prevention is the best “cure”

Naturopathic medicine emphasizes creating optimum health and wellness, rather than treating and fighting disease.  This is accomplished by educating the public, and promoting positive life-habits.  Physicians will take into account any present risk factors and genetic disposition to disease to create meaningful recommendations to avoid further harm to the patient.

PRACTICE

Naturopathic philosophy serves as the basis for naturopathic practice. The current scope of naturopathic practice includes, but is not limited to:

 

Clinical Nutrition

The cornerstone of the naturopathic process is the notion that food is the best medicine.  Many medical conditions can be treated more effectively with foods and nutritional supplements than they can by other means.  There will be fewer complications and side effects. Naturopathic physicians also use dietetics, natural hygiene, fasting, and nutritional supplementation.

Botanical Medicine

Many single chemically-derived drugs – like those typically prescribed by conventional physicians – may only address a single problem.  However, botanical medicines are able to address a variety of problems simultaneously. Their organic nature makes them more compatible with the body’s own chemistry; hence, they can be gently effective with fewer negative side effects.

Physical Medicine

Therapeutic manipulation of muscles, bones, and spine may be one of the treatments prescribed by a Naturopathic  Physician.  Also, the use of ultrasound, diathermy, exercise, massage, water, heat and cold, air, and gentle electrical pulses may be introduced as well.

Psychological Medicine

Many a physical issue has been caused by emotions and stress. Counseling, a balanced diet, stress management, hypnotherapy, biofeedback, and other similar-type mental therapies may be incorporated into the treatment plan, as ways to encourage healing on a psychological level.

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History of Naturopathy By Bronx, Rockland, Orange County New York Naturopathic Doctor

A naturopathic doctor  blends modern, state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and research with ancient and traditional methods.  These doctors, like Robert Galarowicz who services the New York area, represent a thoroughly rational, evenhanded balance of tradition, science and respect for nature, mind, body and spirit.

Coined in 1892 to describe a fast-growing system of natural therapeutics, the term “naturopathy” was created.  It was also in response to the increasing disillusionment of physicians and patients existing with the toxic and ineffective methods of the so-called heroic age of medicine.

Naturopathic, like mainstream medicine, originated from Hippocrates and the traditional and indigenous medicines of the world; in Germany, around mid-1800’s, it became a real profession.  In 1896, the practice of naturopathy was brought to America by Dr. Benedict Lust, who established the first naturopathic college, the Yungborn Health Institute in New Jersey.

Over the centuries, there have been two schools of thought, something described clearly in the book, The Mirage of Health, are symbolized by two Greek mythological characters.  Here, author Rene Dubois writes,

“The myths of Hygieia and Asclepius symbolize the never-ending oscillation between two different points of view in medicine. For the worshippers of Hygieia, health is the natural order of things, a positive attribute to which men are entitled if they govern their lives wisely. According to them, the most important function of medicine is to discover and teach the natural laws which will ensure a man a healthy mind in a healthy body.  More skeptical or wiser in the ways of the world, the followers of Asclepius believe that the chief role of the physician is to treat disease, to restore health by correcting any imperfections caused by the accidents of birth or life.”

Naturopathic medicine seeks to unite the two schools of thought.  Naturopathic medicine and doctors has enjoyed a kind of rebirth in the last quarter of the twentieth century due to a growing consumer movement to solve the health care crises with the common sense approach of prevention, wellness and respect for nature’s inherent healing ability.

The attraction of naturopathy is due to its varied treatments which can range from constitutional hydrotherapy and homeopathy, to more traditional in the Western view of health care, including proper nutrition and botanical medicine.

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What is a Naturopathic Doctor? New Jersey Naturopath Explains …

One who combines the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science.  The naturopathic physician/doctor will follow traditional healing methods, principles and practices, with a focus on holistic, proactive prevention and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment. Their intent is to reduce doing any harm, but allowing the body to use its own healing ability to restore and maintain the best health possible.

The role of the naturopathic physician is to clarify what is preventing optimum health, and help create a climate to promote healing.

While a naturopathic physician/doctor (ND) treats all medical conditions, the most common ailments they see are allergies, chronic pain, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, obesity, respiratory conditions, heart disease, fertility problems, menopause, adrenal fatigue, anxiety, depression,  cancer, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Your First Visit With A Naturopathic Doctor

A first visit with a Naturopath may last one to two hours.  Sufficient time is needed so a thorough health history can be discussed.  Cleintss are asked about their diet, stress levels, uses of tobacco and alcohol.  All of this will enable the holistic doctor to gather information, and create a plan for the patient to manage their condition and improve their health.

Clients will leave with a customized health management strategy, and if necessary, the Naturopath will refer you to other health-care practitioners.

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Cold Laser Stop Smoking Therapy is a non invasive holistic procedure. Laser treatment works to stimulate the acupuncture addiction points. The laser treatment is applied on several external points and stimulates nerve ending underneath the skin on the ears, face, and hands. The Laser helps  produce endorphins which work on relief of stress and pain in our system, giving a feeling of well-being.

Quit Smoking Smoking Cessation Laser Therapy

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Smoking Cessation Treatment

The Quit Smoking Laser treatment takes about 30 minutes to complete. You will feel safe and relaxed during the treatment. There is no pain or discomfort, nor any other side effects. It is known that nicotine when inhale releases endorphins which give a smoker a sense of relaxation for few minutes. When smoking stops, the sudden drop in endorphins level leads to withdrawal symptoms. Laser treatment helps to release endorphins and reduces the craving, stress, and restores natural body balance.

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Prevent Gout With Vitamin C

Raising your vitamin C intake may be a simple way to help prevent gout.

A March 2009 study showed that vitamin C better known for fighting colds may also prevent gout.

Researchers discovered men who had the highest intake of vitamin C from supplements and food were up to 45% less likely to develop the painful condition than those who had the lowest.

Vitamin C is found naturally in broccoli, citrus fruits,  green peppers and other fruits and vegetables; it is often taken in supplement form.

Researcher Hyon K. Choi, MD, formerly of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and now of the Boston University School of Medicine, and colleagues say other studies have suggested that vitamin C appears to prevent gout by reducing levels of uric acid in the blood. Buildup of uric acid can lead to the formation of crystals, which can deposit in the body, leading to the pain, inflammation, and swelling associated with gout.

In the study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers analyzed the relationship between vitamin C intake and gout among 46,994 healthy men from 1986 to 2006. The men answered questionnaires detailing vitamin C intake through diet and/or vitamin C supplements every four years.

During the study period, 1,317 new cases of gout were diagnosed among the participants.

The results showed that those with higher vitamin C intake had a consistently lower risk of developing gout than others. For example, men with a vitamin C intake of 1,500 milligrams or more per day had a 45% lower risk of gout compared with those who had a vitamin C intake of less than 250 milligrams per day.

Nearly all the men who had vitamin C intakes over 500 milligrams per day took vitamin C supplements. Researchers found that for every 500 milligrams of vitamin C the men took, the risk of gout was reduced by an additional 15%.

Researchers say the results suggest that taking vitamin C supplements at the levels in the study (less than 2,000 milligrams per day) may be a safe and effective way to prevent gout.

Souce: Webmd March 2009

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Weight Loss Hypnosis – Lose Weight Now

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Anyone trying to lose weight knows that temptation lurks around every corner. Besides that, we all have our individual weakness, be it little chocolate doughnuts or curly fries. We all struggle with the lure of instant gratification even though we know it will undermine our long-term goals.  But anyone serious about weight-loss knows that they have to keep focused.

Hypnosis can help! Hypnosis can assist dieters to understand and overcome their own urges to overeat, or eat unwisely. After this, you can move on to establish newer, healthier habits that will help rather than hinder you in achieving your weight-loss aims.

Imagine having a personal trainer by your side, just like an elite athlete. The positive suggestions made to your subconscious mind are always with you, whenever you need them. When you have to decide whether or not to pick up that cheeses danish, you have support right there with you. You will also enjoy an enhanced sense of achievement when your behavior matches your goals.

Eating healthy foods and attaining optimal weight will make an exciting difference in your life; first of all, it shows that you respect yourself. Weight-loss hypnosis is an important tool to help you accomplish your aims.

Anyone wishing to loses weight should keep these tips in mind:

  •          If a food is too tempting to resist, don’t keep it in the house! No one really needs blue cheese potato chips!
  •          Shop from a grocery list, or call in your order ahead. Don‘t wander the aisles of the grocery store, especially when hungry. .
  •          Take up tai chi yoga, or other stress management techniques –no more nervous eating.
  •          Avoid buffets and restaurants, if possible.
  •          Give yourself short term goals, such as walking every day, to reinforce your positive behavioral changes.

New York New Jersey Nutritionist Doctor Talks Food Allergies

Nutrition for Food Allergies

A food allergy is an exaggerated immune response to a particular food or a component of a food, most often a protein. The immune system triggers certain cells to produce immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies that are meant to fight the allergen; it also releases histamines and other chemicals into the bloodstream, causing the allergic reaction, with histamines being the primary cause of symptoms, including anaphylactic shock.

The foods most likely to cause allergic reactions are eggs, cow’s milk, shellfish, wheat, fish, tree nuts, soybeans and peanuts. Like other allergies, food allergies can be deadly if severe. The most dangerous allergic reactions to foods, according to the National Institutes of Health, are to nuts, both peanuts and tree nuts. Symptoms can include tingling or swelling of the mouth, hives or eczema, troubled breathing, gastrointestinal distress, and dizziness. Less serious food allergies can still cause fatigue, rashes, and other non-life-threatening symptoms.

Approximately two percent of adults and six percent of children have food allergies. Fortunately, however, those suffering from these allergies can maintain proper nutrition while learning to avoid the foods causing the problem.

Dealing with Food Allergies

Treatment of food allergies usually involves either eliminating the troublesome food completely, or using what is called a “rotation” diet. In a rotation diet other foods initially replace the problem one, but it is eventually added back to the diet in the hope that the sufferer will have built up a tolerance. Obviously, the re-introduction of a substance that is a known cause of allergic reaction must be handled with extreme care.

Natural therapies include the use of bromelain and other proteolytic digestive enzymes, but there is as yet no evidence that this is successful. For food allergies induced by exercise, triggered by the body’s increased temperature, avoidance of the food ends the problem. It is also important to strengthen and maintain the immune system with a healthy diet.

Some increased risk factors for developing food allergies are family history, if other allergies such as hay fever, asthma, or eczema are common in the family, and age—food allergies are much more common in children under four, since their digestive tract is not fully developed.

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Fatigue – Naturally Overcome It

You can overcome fatigue

Fatigue is exhaustion, mental or physical, that can be caused by overwork, stress, or illness. Though some fatigue is normal, when the feeling of tiredness never goes away, it’s a sign that something’s wrong.

Fatigue consists of lack of energy, a sensation of weakness, and dulled or slowed reactions. An inability to concentrate and a lack of mental clarity can be the result of ongoing fatigue.

Such factors as lack of rest, inadequate diet, or professional or personal stress may produce fatigue, but it may also be caused by physical disease. Among the conditions that might produce fatigue are low blood pressure, iron-deficiency anemia, heart disease, diabetes, end-stage renal disease, narcolepsy, and cancer. Infections, whether viral or bacterial, also bring about the feeling exhaustion. So do some mental disorders. Additionally, it has been suggested that a disorder called hypocalcaemia may be a frequent cause of fatigue. Some medications, like antihistamines, antibiotics, and blood pressure medications, may cause tiredness as a side effect. Anyone who is already experiencing tiredness but who is prescribed one of these medications should investigate alternative treatments.

If extreme fatigue continues for at least six months and is accompanied by flu-like symptoms like swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, and muscle aches or weakness, chronic fatigue syndrome may be present. Chronic fatigue syndrome (or CFS, sometimes called chronic fatigue immune deficiency syndrome), causes exhaustion as well as additional neurological and immunological symptoms. It is estimated that nearly two million Americans have from this disorder. According to most experts, CFS is associated with the immune system, and probably caused by a virus or bacteria, though none has been identified.

When seeking a diagnosis of the cause of fatigue, health care providers can rule out physical conditions and diseases where fatigue is a symptom, and can also establish whether or not prescription drugs, poor diet, work environment, or other factors could be causing the patient’s exhaustion. Diagnostic tests can rule out common physical causes of exhaustion, such as iron-deficiency anemia.

Treatment of fatigue depends on the cause. Changes in diet and lifestyle are frequently recommended for non-specific fatigue, as are herbal therapy, hormones, and supplements.

To avoid debilitating fatigue, an individual should:

  • Drink plenty of water. Dehydration can actually reduce blood volume, which leads to feelings of fatigue.
  • Make sure to get enough iron by eating iron-rich foods (i.e., liver, raisins, spinach, and apricots). Iron is necessary for the blood to transport oxygen throughout the body; reduced oxygenation of the blood can result in fatigue.
  • Get the recommended daily allowance of selenium, riboflavin, and niacin, all essential to metabolize food energy.
  • Eat whole grains and proteins together for sustained energy.
  • Consume enough protein—but not too much. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should eat more protein.
  • Avoid high-fat foods, which take longer to digest, which reduces blood flow to the brain, heart, and rest of the body, causing a sensation of mental dullness.
  • Don’t overeat! An over-full stomach can cause feelings of fatigue, and those who are overweight are much more likely to regularly feel fatigued.

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Prunes Save Menopausal Women From Fractures And Osteoporosis…

No Bones About It: Eating Dried Plums Helps Prevent Fractures and Osteoporosis, Study Suggests

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A new study by a group of researchers at Florida State and Oklahoma State Universities on the benefits of eating dried plums, or prunes, had results that surprised even the nutrition experts.

Bahram H. Arjmandi, Florida State’s Margaret A. Sitton Professor and chairman of the Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences in the College of Human Sciences, said, “Over my career, I have tested numerous fruits, including figs, dates, strawberries and raisins, and none of them come anywhere close to having the effect on bone density that dried plums, or prunes, have. All fruits and vegetables have a positive effect on nutrition, but in terms of bone health, this particular food is exceptional.”

Arjmandi and a group of researchers tested 100 postmenopausal women, divided into two groups, over one year. The first group ate 100 grams of prunes (approximately 10) each day, and the control group consumed 100 grams of dried apples. In addition, the study’s participants all received daily doses of calcium (500 milligrams) and vitamin D (400 international units).

When tested at the end of the study, the prune-eating group had higher bone mineral density in the ulna (one of two long bones in the forearm) and spine, compared to the group that ate dried apples. This, according to Dr. Arjmandi says that this is partly because prunes, or dried plums, apparently help lower the rate of bone resorption, or breakdown, which tends to exceed the rate of new bone growth in older people.

Weak or brittle bones, or osteoporosis, can be a serious problem for postmenopausal women; about eight million women suffer from it in the U.S. Two million men are also affected.

Dr. Arjmandi encourages anyone who wants to improve their bone health to take note of the extraordinarily positive effect that dried plums have on bone density.

“In the first five to seven postmenopausal years, women are at risk of losing bone at a rate of 3 to 5 percent per year,” Arjmandi said. “However, osteoporosis is not exclusive to women and, indeed, around the age of 65, men start losing bone with the same rapidity as women.”

“Don’t wait until you get a fracture or you are diagnosed with osteoporosis and have to have prescribed medicine,” Arjmandi added. “Do something meaningful and practical beforehand. People could start eating two to three dried plums per day and increase gradually to perhaps six to 10 per day. Prunes can be eaten in all forms and can be included in a variety of recipes.”

The U.S. Department of Agriculture funded Arjmandi’s research. The California Dried Plum Board provided the dried plums for the study, as well as some funding to measure markers of oxidative stress. Arjmandi conducted the research with his graduate students Shirin Hooshmand, Sheau C. Chai and Raz L. Saadat of the College of Human Sciences; Dr. Kenneth Brummel-Smith, Florida State’s Charlotte Edwards Maguire Professor and chairman of the Department of Geriatrics in the College of Medicine; and Oklahoma State University statistics Professor Mark E. Payton. The group’s research was published in the British Journal of Nutrition.

Source:  ScienceDaily (Aug. 17, 2011) —

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