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YouTube auto-generated transcript:

 

if i had to name the most

 

asked question that i get from my audience members

 

it’s definitely the one that we’re

 

talking about today

 

the blood test one and the supplement

 

one what should i supplement with what

 

blood test should i get so we’re going

 

to dive into this today i’m going to

 

give you everything you need to know in

 

a very brief overview and you’re going

 

to take it from there

 

hi i’m cheri alberts and this is the

 

watering mouth podcast and i’m going to

 

teach you to eat to live lose the weight

 

and love the process for good

 

episode eight

 

[Music]

 

okay let’s talk about blood tests and

 

supplementing today i get this question

 

so much and i’m so excited to finally

 

create a resource for you that you can

 

use and refer to now first of course i

 

have to tell you i’m not a medical

 

professional by any means so

 

don’t take what i’m saying is medical

 

advice you know consult your doctor your

 

healthcare provider for things that have

 

to do with your health in the case of

 

this podcast but any podcast that i

 

record in the future any youtube video i’ve ever done

 

consult your doctor okay so these are

 

some things that i’ve read

 

and used myself over the past eight nine

 

years that i’ve been doing the eight to

 

live diet this is personal experience

 

i’m going to give you that today as well

 

as some guidelines that you can use that

 

i have found on dr fuhrman’s

 

materials over the years as well so

 

let’s jump into it this question i get all the time is

 

we’re going to talk about both these

 

things first of all

 

what supplements should i take and for

 

those who are a little bit in the know

 

what blood tests should i order for my

 

doctor now let’s talk about why we need

 

to know these things

 

so number one we need to know these

 

things first we want to know where we

 

are right now i’ve talked about this

 

before with this idea of it’s kind of

 

like your health is kind of like your

 

bank account right how much money do you

 

have what is your current health status

 

you can’t know that you can’t know how

 

much money you have unless you actually

 

like look at your bank account right and

 

if you’re spending willy-nilly all over

 

the place you have no idea where you’re at

 

same thing with our blood tests and our

 

you know our blood tests are really good

 

resource for us to understand a little

 

bit about how our body is doing right now so

 

you know when i first started seeing my

 

current doctor i started seeing her about a year

 

just over a year ago and i knew that i

 

liked her because all the blood tests

 

she ordered when we first started

 

working together and so i’m going to

 

give you a list of those today

 

a blood test that i have ordered myself

 

in the past so when i started my eat to live journey

 

i did it for probably a year or two

 

before i started to get any blood tests

 

but i i’d recommend that folks do this

 

on a yearly basis get some you know good

 

blood tests that kind of give you

 

markers as far as where you are so you

 

can compare from year to year how things

 

are going now you definitely want to get

 

this done in the very very beginning as

 

soon as you even hear about the idea of getting blood tests

 

get this done because it will give you

 

that snapshot of where you are right now

 

and then you can see where you go after that

 

this relates to the supplement question

 

because when someone asked me what

 

supplements i should take my answer is i have no idea

 

i don’t know what your blood looks like

 

i don’t know what you might be deficient

 

in or what you might be getting too much

 

of or where you might be just in the

 

right range so that’s why you want to

 

order a blood test so you can kind of

 

see where you are and then supplement

 

based on that so you could never just

 

ask somebody what supplements i should

 

take it it needs to sort of be

 

personalized just for you

 

so the first thing that you can do when

 

you start this lifestyle go see your

 

primary care doctor ask for you know and

 

when you do this and maybe you have like

 

a yearly wellness check or whatever a

 

lot of the times that’s included in your

 

health insurance plan especially well i

 

mean if you’re in the us right so i’m only speaking for

 

united states here but

 

if you have a health a standard health

 

insurance plan a one-year

 

rotation of this will be included

 

basically so they’ll you know they’ll do

 

some blood tests see where you’re at and

 

it will all be included in your health

 

insurance now if it’s been a while i

 

mean maybe you don’t do that yearly

 

wellness visit or maybe you just don’t

 

see the doctor often or whatever that

 

might be i still recommend everyone do

 

this just to kind of see where you’re at

 

so wherever you’re starting from if you

 

haven’t done it in a while if it’s been

 

over a year since you’ve had your blood tested get it tested

 

just go see your doctor ask them if they

 

can you know set up an appointment just

 

for this so you can talk about which

 

blood tests you want they will give you

 

the order and then they will send you to

 

one of the labs to get it done typically

 

lab core you know quest you might have

 

to fast i mean you’re definitely going

 

to have to fast if you do all the ones

 

that i’m going to tell you about

 

beforehand get those done get your

 

results and then you have your baseline

 

now a lot of people don’t like to do

 

this kind of stuff because they don’t

 

want to know where they are right it can

 

be like a little bit of nerve wracking

 

to see is my cholesterol okay do i have

 

enough iron this kind of stuff right but

 

this is all part of just being a healthy

 

adult let’s just you know rip off the

 

band-aid find out where we are it’s like

 

checking that bank account after a while

 

let’s just see where we are better to

 

know where we are now so we can start to

 

improve then find out in a few years

 

that we were deficient or had too much

 

of something for a long time and then it

 

created a lot of negative effects all right so

 

here’s what we’re going to do

 

when we first start the eat to live

 

lifestyle get a blood test or whenever

 

like even if you’re not doing eat to

 

live you’re not fully nutritarian that

 

you should always kind of have a handle

 

on this no matter how you eat or how you

 

want to eat all right so get your blood

 

tested find out where you are and then

 

do that every six months for a little

 

while like maybe a year or two as you’re

 

getting things in the right range then

 

go to every year after say that first

 

year or two then do every year just

 

yearly checkup and you can just keep an

 

eye on that okay so that’s what i recommend there

 

now the i want to talk about the basic

 

concept of blood testing in general why

 

do we do this because we don’t want to

 

be deficient in anything right and i

 

think that’s what people are normally

 

scared of they’re afraid that they’re

 

not getting enough of something because

 

that’s that like a scarcity lack mentality right

 

but on the other hand we want to be

 

really really careful that we’re not

 

getting too much of something and this

 

is the concept that people don’t usually

 

think about but this is so this is just

 

as important as being deficient in

 

something as having too much right so

 

you know these um kind of multivitamins

 

that you can buy at the store that have

 

thousands and thousands of percent of

 

different things not a good idea you

 

don’t want to be having thousands and

 

thousands percent of stuff because

 

maybe the side effects of of having this

 

single vitamin

 

supplement that’s you know thousands

 

over what the recommended daily intake

 

is doesn’t maybe the effects of that

 

don’t show up right now

 

but years and years down the line how

 

does that show up that’s why we want to

 

be really careful and we’re not trying

 

to be like scared it’s not a place of

 

fear it’s just we just want to be like

 

judicious we want to use these these

 

supplements and the things that we put

 

into our body we want to be judicious

 

about that and make sure that we’re

 

doing it we’re not going overboard and

 

we’re not going underboard if that’s a

 

word as well okay so that’s the first

 

point i want to make make sure

 

start to adopt a mentality of i just

 

want to be in the right range right like

 

you don’t want to be too high you don’t

 

want to be low you want to just try to

 

get in the right range so that’s what

 

we’re going to be supplementing for and

 

we don’t know what to supplement with if

 

we haven’t had our blood test done right

 

then we’re just kind of like throwing

 

spaghetti at the wall and you know

 

wonder hoping it it’s working or

 

whatever but so if we get our blood test

 

and if there’s some reason why you can’t

 

get your blood tested

 

you know very soon then yeah start a

 

sensible multivitamin and make for sure

 

some vitamin d because most people even

 

no matter if you’re a meat eater or not

 

or you know if you’ve been a nutritarian

 

for a long time most people are going to be

 

deficient in vitamin d i know i was when

 

i first came to the lifestyle we’re

 

going to talk more about the specifics

 

of these vitamins and minerals

 

supplements in just a moment here

 

so keeping in mind that it’s important

 

not to be deficient

 

and not to have access those are you

 

know they’re equally something you want

 

to watch out for now we’re going to talk

 

about which blood test should i order

 

and then after that we’ll talk about

 

what supplements we want to be looking

 

into so i’m i am creating a blog post on

 

my website and it’s at the

 

wateringmouth.com blood so you can just

 

go there and you will be able to

 

download all the resources i’m talking

 

about it’s kind of like the show notes

 

but i’m going to actually give you a

 

place to be able to download a couple of

 

pdfs that i’m making for you special

 

just for this podcast episode that i’m

 

actually taking from the eat to live

 

academy i’ve had this information in the

 

academy for a long time but i’m going to

 

be using this same stuff so that you can

 

have it as a resource to download so go

 

to the wateringmouth.com blood you can

 

get that or you can check the show notes

 

and there will be a link for that in there as well okay

 

so what test should i order now when i’m

 

giving you a list of what test to order

 

i’m getting this from my own personal

 

experience i’ve when i started ordering

 

blood tests for myself on a regular

 

basis to check my levels i took them

 

from dr fuhrman’s website and from the

 

member forum and member

 

only information that he’s given in the

 

past like there’s a um a nutrital like a

 

call that he did with

 

from a while back about him and dr

 

benson were talking about which blood

 

test order and things like that so i’ve

 

researched a bunch of this stuff and

 

this is what i’ve come up with so there

 

certainly could be some things i’m

 

missing but i’m taking this straight

 

from dr fuhrman so the blood test that i

 

have ordered in the past number one you

 

start off with a comprehensive metabolic

 

panel so that’s going to give you just

 

as it sounds right comprehensive look at

 

things and along with that you order a

 

lipid panel which is your cholesterol

 

then you order the cbc with differential now that is

 

i’m just looking at wikipedia here while i tell you this

 

complete blood count so it provides

 

information about the cells in a

 

person’s blood so we’ll tell you things

 

about like anemia iron deficiency b12 deficiency

 

viral bacterial parasitic infections etc

 

so when you kind of get that blood

 

result just of how the blood count is

 

doing that will give you some

 

information about things that might be

 

going on you also want to get your b12

 

tested as well as folate you want to get

 

your ferritin with iron so it’s going to

 

tell you all about your iron levels you

 

might want to get your thyroid tested as

 

well that’s something that my doctor

 

ordered when i first started seeing her

 

and it can tell a lot about what’s going

 

on vitamin d and you want to get the 25

 

hydroxy test you want to get your zinc

 

tested if possible and you can also add

 

on a fatty acid profile as well so

 

that’s going to tell you how your omega-3s are doing

 

now i know from experience that

 

like some of these tests are not like

 

included i feel like i’m trying to

 

remember i think it was the zinc and for

 

sure the fatty acid tests are not just

 

something that doctors are used to so

 

here i just want to talk a little bit

 

about going to see your doctor about

 

this in the first place because

 

doctors are not used to their patients

 

being like kind of on top of stuff you

 

know so when you go and you’re like hey

 

i want to get all these blood tests your

 

doctor is probably going to look at you

 

weird especially if you have an older

 

doctor who’s been doing this for a long

 

time and maybe doesn’t really know much

 

about eat to live or nutrition or anything like that

 

you might get a weird look right so just be be

 

aware of that because the doctor that i

 

had previously who ended up retiring

 

it looked at me like i had two heads

 

when i first asked for blood tests okay

 

and especially the certain tests that i

 

asked for because i told him i was a

 

vegan and he didn’t understand really what that meant

 

and so he had no idea what i could be

 

deficient in so i had to tell him what

 

tests i wanted okay so just understand

 

that it’s likely your doctor is not

 

going to really understand what’s going

 

on and you will have to school them and

 

you might get some weird looks but that’s okay

 

so ask for these tests now to be clear the fatty acid

 

analysis can be a little tough to get

 

you want to make sure you’re getting the

 

right one and i actually i don’t know

 

which one to tell you to get i just know

 

that my doctor understood which one when

 

i asked her for it but um there is like

 

a little box they can check that’s a

 

fatty acid test that’s going to tell you

 

how your omega-3s are doing

 

dha epa that kind of a thing so

 

but i do happen to know that dr fuhrman

 

has this available on his website fatty

 

acid analysis test and you’re gonna i

 

remember paying around like a hundred

 

hundred fifty dollars for this test when

 

i got it done before and you pay a

 

hundred and thirty dollars and ninety

 

five cents a time of recording of this

 

podcast uh on dr fuhrman’s website as

 

well so that’s just something that you can do at home

 

which is very convenient so you order

 

those blood tests get those done you get

 

the results your doctor will probably

 

call you back in to discuss them you’ll

 

find out how your cholesterol is doing

 

how your iron is how your folate levels

 

are b12 you know everything else that

 

you need to know it will give you a

 

really good kind of profile of where

 

you’re at right now i want you to

 

consider blood tests are just a snapshot right so

 

whatever you see there don’t freak out

 

right all this stuff can be fixed all

 

this stuff can be worked through and you

 

can start to supplement

 

and start to change your diet a little

 

bit to see where you are and that’s a

 

really important point i want to make

 

this is about being aware this is about

 

learning what you need specifically and

 

then taking steps to improve all right

 

so if you see for instance that your

 

cholesterol is a little high or you see

 

that your iron is a little low or your

 

vitamin d is quite low or whatever that

 

might might be now your doctor’s going

 

to help you find out how much of what to

 

take and dr fuhrman also has a vitamin

 

advisor on his website as well so i’m

 

going to put links for all this stuff in

 

the show notes and in that blog post i’m

 

going to put up the watermelon.com blood

 

so all of this is going to be in there

 

you can go to that vitamin advisor find

 

out where you are especially like for

 

your iron levels especially are you a

 

pregnant woman are you looking to get

 

pregnant that sort of a thing and you

 

can find out exactly how much you need

 

to take to get yourself back up there

 

and what dr fuhrman recommends this is

 

another important point i’m going to

 

make what dr fuhrman recommends as far

 

as what where you should be in that

 

level because your primary care doctor

 

especially if they’re not a nutritarian

 

will be giving you different

 

recommendations as well on what is the best level for you to be at

 

and of course you should be listening to

 

your own doctor but if you want to be

 

more on the nutritarian side dr fuhrman

 

has recommendations as well and you can

 

decide which doctor you want to listen

 

to right of course that’s not my place

 

to tell you who to listen to but you can

 

certainly check that out and get that

 

information for yourself based on the

 

links that i give you in the show notes all right

 

i’m also going to link to a

 

blog post that dr fuhrman has about why

 

take a multivitamin so i’m going to tell

 

you a little bit about this stuff and

 

you can go and read the rest of this

 

from what’s in the show notes here i’m

 

also going to give you in that blog post

 

a little infographic that i saw on dr

 

fuhrman’s website about

 

supplementing so i’m just going to read

 

off the ones that he has in this

 

infographic and then you can use this

 

for reference this infographic i’ll give you

 

so um it says most multivitamins contain

 

ingredients that can be harmful to your

 

health check the label to see if your

 

supplement is doing more harm than good

 

this is right on dr fuhrman’s website so

 

do not take supplements that include vitamin e

 

can increase the risk of heart failure

 

and all cause mortality beta-carotene

 

can absorb interfere with the absorption of other carotenoids

 

and increase the chances of lung cancer etc vitamin a

 

can cause a loss of calcium in the urine

 

weaker bones increased hip fracture etc

 

and folic acid synthetic compound made from petroleum

 

folate is the actual natural form of it

 

which you would find in green vegetables

 

and beans but avoid folic acid as it’s

 

associated with increased risks of

 

breast prostate and colorectal cancers etc

 

now be careful if you are supplementing

 

with these minerals selenium which can

 

help regulate metabolism but too much is

 

linked to diabetes elevated cholesterol

 

prostate cancer and cardiovascular

 

disease be careful if it’s got copper in

 

it higher intake leaked linked to

 

increased cancer alzheimer’s etc iron

 

it’s the same thing and iron for women

 

needs vary widely among women and intake

 

is best individualized according to

 

ferritin levels pregnant women need

 

sufficient iron for the baby but levels

 

too high or too low can increase risk of

 

low birth rate etc so that’s why you

 

know this is why this cut in a sweet

 

spot you want to find that sweet spot

 

for yourself personally and then he goes

 

on to say in this infographic to make

 

sure your multivitamin contains these

 

ingredients vitamin b12 zinc

 

iodine vitamin d and k2 okay so those

 

are some guidelines for you all these

 

are going to be available in the blog

 

post that i’m giving you

 

those are the ones that you want to

 

the blood test that you want to take and

 

the types of supplements you want to

 

take now this question comes up a lot well i

 

you know i don’t take dr fuhrman’s

 

multivitamin but i do take this one

 

that’s over the counter and it has

 

vitamin a in it this is at your own risk

 

right um dr fuhrman’s job is just to

 

give you the information and it’s your

 

job to decide what you want to put into your body so

 

if it’s a budgetary issue right so for

 

for me personally what do i take so i

 

take dr fuhrman’s um gentle prenatal

 

vitamin not because i’m looking to get

 

pregnant but because it has added iron

 

in it so it’s just like the women’s

 

multi but it has extra iron so i take

 

that one because i’m i’ve always been

 

deficient in iron i also take an extra

 

iron supplement based on what my blood

 

tests were and i’ve just discontinued

 

that for for iron level reasons right

 

like the way my body is i also take

 

vitamin d and i take a lot because i was

 

after my twin pregnancy i was very

 

deficient and i was down to like a 23

 

and dr fuhrman wants us to be at least

 

at a 30. so i started supplementing

 

quite heavily and i will get my blood

 

test again very soon to find out and of

 

course i’ll put those results up on

 

youtube like i always do so i take a lot

 

of vitamin d i also take his dha and epa

 

supplement so i always take things that

 

dr fuhrman has when possible so his

 

multivitamin his dha epa supplement and

 

as far as dha and epa goes you know the

 

omega omega-3 fatty acids you can and

 

i’ve heard him say this before you can

 

take a supplement from fish oil if it’s

 

a good high quality fish oil and you’ll

 

kind of know especially like the problem

 

with fish oil is that typically you know

 

it’s coming from fish so there could be

 

some mercury heavy metal type stuff but

 

also because they tend to go rancid

 

really quickly and so you don’t want to

 

be taking a supplement that’s just low

 

quality maybe it’s been sitting on the

 

shelf for a long time and you wouldn’t

 

know unless you actually broke it open

 

and smelled that pill

 

but what happens is a lot of the times

 

you will get these fishy burps and it

 

it’s not a very pleasant thing but it’s

 

actually because the supplement itself

 

went rancid the oil in there went rancid

 

and that’s no good so you want to make

 

sure you have a really high quality one

 

and i know that dr fuhrman they take

 

great care to refrigerate the supplement

 

and when you get it and you bring it

 

home you refrigerate as well i’ve never

 

had a problem if unless i’ve stored it

 

improperly then it will go rancid but

 

that’s the way it’s supposed to go right

 

it is a natural product

 

so i prefer that supplement it’s a vegan

 

supplement and it comes from algae

 

instead of coming from fish but you can

 

find other algae-based vegan supplements

 

on the market today as well or you know

 

just get dr fuhrman’s

 

i do find that his supplements tend to

 

be on the maybe expensive side but i

 

prefer to take his i just trust him i’m

 

going to put some links for the ones um

 

some affiliate links down below if you

 

aren’t interested in checking them out

 

but um you know feel free to make those

 

calls based on what your budget is as a

 

matter of some a couple other things

 

that i take so i take um

 

amla as well which is a it’s a indian gooseberry amla

 

it’s a supplement that dr greger talks

 

about a lot as well which is supposed to

 

be good for cholesterol and we shall see

 

how that goes i’ve been taking it for

 

about six months we’ll see how that goes

 

and then i also take dr fuhrman’s um more kind of

 

expensive but i think very useful

 

supplements as far as getting like

 

turmeric and things like that and

 

mushroom extract so he has ultra cell biotech and

 

immune biotech so i take those he has some other

 

supplements as well for osteoporosis for cholesterol he has

 

probiotics and all that mood balance

 

calm glucose etc a lot of really really

 

great products and personally i take

 

them because i just you know i’m a

 

nutritarian and i trust his judgment and

 

i trust his packaging and his sourcing

 

of materials so feel free to do what you

 

like with your own budget but i do want

 

to talk a bit about budget this idea of

 

spending money on something like this

 

because it took me a long long time to

 

start to spend money on stuff like this

 

and i just think of it like i would

 

rather spend the money on the

 

supplements now and feeling good than

 

waiting until i’m feeling poorly and

 

you know having to spend the money at

 

that time because having diabetes having

 

heart attacks having cancer these things

 

are expensive right they really actually

 

are they really do affect your bottom

 

line would you want to pay for those

 

later and have a lot of pain and

 

suffering or do you just take the

 

supplements now and just eat the really good you know

 

as organic as possible

 

you know high nutrient foods do you

 

prefer to do that now and have the budget cut there

 

but be putting wonderful things in your

 

body or deal with it later okay so just

 

consider that kind of a thing that’s

 

something that i came to but it

 

certainly took me a while to get my

 

mindset wrapped around that and i always

 

pose these podcast topics to my eat to

 

live family membership folks

 

first so that i could answer some

 

questions that they might have so if you

 

are considering joining eat to live

 

family this is a great way where you can

 

get really individualized support and

 

get all your questions answered about

 

this lifestyle so let me get into some

 

of the questions that the folks from the

 

eat to live family had and of course

 

that’s my monthly group coaching

 

membership so this is this comes from

 

cass and she’s in the italy family and

 

she asks when i recently had blood tests

 

taken i asked my doctor to test my fatty

 

acids among other things she had no idea

 

what i was talking about she said my ldl

 

and hdl that she tested those so i

 

assumed that’s what i wanted do you know

 

if that’s correct this is a great

 

question this is what i was talking

 

about just a minute ago doctors just

 

really don’t know they don’t have

 

nutrition information and they you know

 

they don’t have the training for it so

 

no that’s actually not correct right ldl

 

hdl that refers to cholesterol so that

 

is the lipid profile that you would have

 

gotten which is a standard thing to get but as i said the

 

fatty acid thing is different and it is

 

a separate test that you would be

 

ordering and they would have to maybe

 

make a call or something to find out

 

which box to check on that forum to know

 

which one that is but yeah not the same

 

thing so tell her to do her homework a

 

little bit more

 

this question comes from rebecca she

 

says supplements for toddlers is it okay

 

to give a toddler a multivitamin

 

includes vitamin a if she won’t take the

 

pixie vite or is it better to skip the

 

multi and just do b12 dha apn vitamin d only

 

and then they have gummies of course you

 

know what what other recommended organic

 

toddler multivitamins are there that

 

don’t have vitamin a etc and she

 

mentions an issue with her daughter that

 

she’s tried crushing the pixie bites or

 

getting that the powder pixie bites but

 

the taste of the the sweetener is too

 

strong for her i totally get it my

 

daughter has an issue with the vitamins

 

as well and i haven’t actually

 

unfortunately i haven’t found a solution

 

to this and you know i’m not a doctor so

 

i’m not really sure what to advise i

 

wouldn’t want to advise on this but i

 

would love to take comments so if you

 

have any thoughts about this that you’ve

 

found something that works for you that

 

feels very nutritarian let us know in

 

the comments on the blog post the

 

wateringmouth.com blood and we can talk

 

about this and share information okay

 

great question this question comes from

 

patrice and she says if i’m low in

 

vitamin b12 do i need to take a

 

supplement with the other b vitamins

 

along with my sublingual b12 supplement

 

so my advice on this patrice is always

 

if you’re low in something get the blood

 

test find out where you are supplement

 

for a while right so find a b12 you know

 

you’re doing a sublingual supplement

 

that’s going to have lots and lots of

 

percentage but thousands of percents

 

probably for b12 to get that up bring

 

that up but keep testing say every six

 

months to make sure and if you need

 

anything else go ahead and talk to your

 

doctor about that and one of our eight

 

to live family members named butch says

 

mentions that life extension often

 

offers a lot of test options so that

 

might be something to look into but i

 

personally don’t know anything about

 

that company all right so i think i’ve

 

answered all the other questions from

 

the eat to live family members about the

 

blood test within this podcast so

 

hopefully you got your question answered

 

as well if you have any other questions

 

feel free to reach out on the comment

 

section of that that blog post i was

 

talking about and if you have if you

 

need any of the resources i was talking

 

about of course find those on that blog

 

post or in the show notes and you can download

 

some pdfs with all the helpful things

 

that i was telling you about on this

 

podcast and as always if you’re looking

 

to join the eat tilla family and you’re

 

interested in getting some support being in a group of

 

hundreds of other people who are doing

 

the same thing as you who want to eat

 

healthy perhaps lose weight and just

 

have that camaraderie and that community

 

support look into joining the eat to live family

 

with me that’s where i coach it’s a

 

monthly group coaching membership very

 

affordable i would love to help you get

 

to your goals so just check out the

 

wateringmonth.com family we’d love to see you in there

 

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okay that’s it for now see you soon bye