#001: Meet the Health Babes

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Intro  0:03

Welcome to the Health Babes Podcast with Drs. Becky Campbell and Krystal Hohn, where we talk everything health.

Dr. Becky Campbell  0:13

Okay. So funny story: Krystal and I just did our first episode, and it was great, and we weren’t recording. So we’re doing it again right now. So here we are.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  0:27

We are back, people.

Dr. Becky Campbell  0:29

Although you didn’t hear us the first time. So welcome to the Health Babes Podcast.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  0:34

Welcome! Thanks for joining.

Dr. Becky Campbell  0:37

We are going to start by just kind of introducing ourselves. I’m Dr. Becky Campbell. I am a doctor of natural medicine and a chiropractic physician. I started in functional medicine because I was in chiropractic school and I was very sick and did not know why. I was basically being sent from doctor to doctor to doctor, and the end result was that they wanted to put me on depression medication—the story that we hear so often. I knew that wasn’t what was needed, so I kept looking.

Dr. Becky Campbell  1:14

I actually found a functional medicine—I think it was called holistic medicine—practice. They did stool testing and looked at my hormones and my cortisol, which is an adrenal hormone that’s related to stress, and looked at my diet and all the things that the other doctors weren’t doing. They found that I had hypothyroidism. They found that I had candida in my gut, which is a yeast overgrowth. I had parasites and bacteria. I had extremely high cortisol [levels], so my stress levels were very high. I actually gained about 30 pounds really quickly, and I was thin besides that time. I never had an issue. So that was a really big sign for me that something was really off. Besides the brain fog, I had gained a bunch of weight, and my hair was falling out in clumps.

Dr. Becky Campbell  2:06

So, [with] the little bit I knew about hormones at the time, I thought maybe it was that. I did get a diagnosis, and I got a treatment plan with supplements and diet, and it really helped me. Fast forward a couple of years later, and I did have some other symptoms. I felt a lot better, but I had issues where I would eat certain foods and I would get a migraine immediately, or I would get these crawling sensations on my scalp. It just felt really off.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  2:36

I remember when you started going through that too.

Dr. Becky Campbell  2:40

I was getting MRIs and thinking I had a brain tumor and all that, and it was histamine. So I learned later about histamine intolerance and mast cell activation syndrome and found out that I had that. I started really digging in and learning more about that. Then I decided that I did not want to do chiropractic; I wanted to do functional medicine. I got my doctorate in natural medicine and started a practice. I had two practices at one time and eventually went into virtual practicing, which we were with [inaudible].

Dr. Krystal Hohn  3:14

So awesome.

Dr. Becky Campbell  3:15

Yes. I have been doing this for, I don’t know, maybe eight years at this point. So then I started writing books and trying to help people who I knew couldn’t necessarily work with someone. So that’s kind of where I am now. One of the reasons we wanted to start this podcast is [because] we know that not everybody can work with functional medicine practitioners, so we wanted to be able to give you guys information that is free and that will hopefully teach you something or ring a bell to teach you to look into something that may be going on with you. So why don’t you kind of tell us your story?

Dr. Krystal Hohn  3:52

Yes. Just like Becky, I’m also a chiropractic physician. But I decided after kids and especially with even my health… Of course, a lot of practitioners, especially when they get into functional medicine, usually go through their own health imbalances. So they really want to get to the bottom of it. That’s what happened with me, really, and that’s why I dove into functional medicine. So I contacted Becky, actually. I think you had your brick-and-mortar practice. You weren’t necessarily virtual yet; you were getting into virtual. I just remember after having kids, I was like: “Becky, I don’t feel right.” [On] my face, I had cystic acne, and I had never dealt with that before. I was gaining weight. I had insomnia. I felt like I was crawling out of my skin. I just felt like my personality was changing.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  4:43

So, I reached out to you, and you were like, “Let’s just do some testing.” And I’m like, “Yes, let’s do it.” So we dove in, and I had estrogen dominance. My testosterone was through the roof. My DHEA was high. I was stressed. I wasn’t sleeping. [I was] with my kids and having babies, like all moms, those first couple of years. It was really hard, and it was eye-opening. That’s when I decided: “Okay, I have to do this. I have to help people in this way.” It’s such a beautiful story because it led you and me to work together, and now I’ve joined the practice and I see patients virtually. It’s an awesome story, though. I wouldn’t change anything for the world. And now we’ve started this podcast to help even more people. So I’m really pumped. But that’s really how I started.

Dr. Becky Campbell  5:30

Yes. And that’s the thing with functional medicine; I think that most practitioners have struggled. And that’s what led us into learning about functional medicine, and it gives us more empathy towards the people that we work with, [which is] why we went and put out so much information regardless. So that’s our goal here is to teach you guys and make you aware of things you might not be aware of. We’re going to talk about a lot of different topics on this podcast. I think that my biggest audience is histamine intolerance and thyroid disease, but we deal with so much more than that. In the practice, we look at how good health impacts all sorts of things, how the hormones impact—

Dr. Krystal Hohn  6:12


Dr. Becky Campbell  6:13

We’ll be talking about autoimmune disease, Lyme disease—you name it, we’ll be talking about it—and not just that, but stress and exercise. And what is the right exercise for you? And what is the right diet for you?—because not everybody responds the same [way] to the same type of diet. There is no one size fits all for that, and we’re very well aware of that. So we want to just bring on experts in different areas that can teach you guys as much as possible. We’re excited about that.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  6:46

Very excited.

Dr. Becky Campbell  6:48

So Krystal and I are really good friends. Krystal and I talk all the time, and we’re laughing probably 90% of the time. We really wanted to do a podcast that was not only health-related, which we just talked about, but also fun. We would like to have fun because it doesn’t have to be so serious, sad, or boring. So we’re going to try to make it fun for you guys. You will hear lots of personal stories, and you will hear us laughing about silly stuff. And we’re actually going to start with… What’s it called?

Dr. Krystal Hohn  7:24

The rapid fire?

Dr. Becky Campbell  7:25

The rapid fire, yes.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  7:27

We wanted to do some rapid-fire questions for you guys to get to know us more because you don’t want to be boring. This is fun. We want this to be fun, right? Come on. Like, lighten up a little bit; lighten the load here. So we’re going to do some rapid-fire questions. And we pulled some of these up. So we’ll just kind of take turns asking these. Becky sent me some of these this morning, and we were dying laughing at some of them.

Dr. Becky Campbell  7:51

Did you see this one that says, “Is it wrong for vegetarians to eat animal crackers?”

Dr. Krystal Hohn  7:58

Oh, geez, here we go!

Dr. Becky Campbell  8:03

Favorite holiday.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  8:04

What did you say? I didn’t hear you.

Dr. Becky Campbell  8:05

Favorite holiday.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  8:06

Oh, that’s tough. I love Thanksgiving, but I love Christmas. But Thanksgiving gets you in the mood for Christmas. You set up all your stuff.

Dr. Becky Campbell  8:15

You can play a game.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  8:16

Yes. You can play a game for Christmas. Exactly. So what about you?

Dr. Becky Campbell  8:20


Dr. Krystal Hohn  8:21

I know. Yes, it’s just fa-la-la-la-la, right? Like, the movies.

Dr. Becky Campbell  8:26

It’s more exciting because you get to buy them stuff.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  8:29

I know! Especially the kids. You buy them everything you say you never will buy them, you know?

Dr. Becky Campbell  8:35

I always hide a gift. I get them three or four things, and then I get them a big gift. I pretend that I didn’t get them anything else. The great thing about them is that they’re so appreciative of the little, tiny things that they get. I’m like, “Oh, I forgot one thing,” and it’s like an electric scooter—whatever. At the end, they love it, and I love their reactions.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  9:03

Christmas is definitely, definitely on the top of the list, for sure. I mean, who doesn’t love it? Okay. Oh, this is a good one. What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? Healthier ice cream.

Dr. Becky Campbell  9:15

I don’t really like ice cream.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  9:17

You know, I don’t either that much. This question sucks. [laughing]

Dr. Becky Campbell  9:21

I will tell you, though, we found a… I think it’s cashew milk. What was it? Snickerdoodle ice cream.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  9:29

Oh yes. I’ve tried that one.

Dr. Becky Campbell  9:31

That was good! That one is really good.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  9:34

Next level. I’ve tried that one. I know.

Dr. Becky Campbell  9:36

But otherwise, I’m not a sweets person. I would much rather—

Dr. Krystal Hohn  9:40

I’m more of a crunch.

Dr. Becky Campbell  9:41

Yeah. Crunch or something like… If I could eat whatever I wanted, I would probably eat like a sub every day.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  9:48

Okay. With, like, onions and tomatoes and all the meats.

Dr. Becky Campbell  9:54

An Italian sub. All the high-histamine foods.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  9:58

Like a charcuterie board sub.

Dr. Becky Campbell  10:01

Yes! Yes!

Dr. Krystal Hohn  10:03

With salt and vinegar chips.

Dr. Becky Campbell  10:05

Yes! That’s right.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  10:07

I feel you on that one.

Dr. Becky Campbell  10:09

Favorite childhood TV show?

Dr. Krystal Hohn  10:11

Oh, that’s a good one. I loved Saved by the Bell growing up.

Dr. Becky Campbell  10:15

Did you?

Dr. Krystal Hohn  10:16


Dr. Becky Campbell  10:17

I didn’t see that one.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  10:16

I don’t really remember. Like all the sitcoms like Saved by the BellStep by Step—is that one? You don’t remember, okay. How about you, Beck?

Dr. Becky Campbell  10:33

Like,  90210.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  10:36

Okay. So you’re talking, like, teenage years, right?

Dr. Becky Campbell  10:41

Yes. I loved that. Felicity. Hello!

Dr. Krystal Hohn  10:45

I love Felicity. Gilmore Girls—that was cute.

Dr. Becky Campbell  10:49


Dr. Krystal Hohn  10:51

Yes. Okay. Ooh, this is the good one. On a scale from 1 to 10, how good are you at keeping secrets?

Dr. Becky Campbell  10:58

I’m very good at keeping secrets.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  10:59

Me too.

Dr. Becky Campbell  11:00


Dr. Krystal Hohn  11:01

Yes. That’s important to me.

Dr. Becky Campbell  11:03

Yes. I think I’m a really good friend.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  11:05

I think you are too, Beck. You’re a really good friend. I just want to…

Dr. Becky Campbell  11:11

We did a virtual hug.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  11:13

We did a virtual hug.

Dr. Becky Campbell  11:16

Okay. Who has it easier, men or women?

Dr. Krystal Hohn  11:19

Oh, you know…

Dr. Becky Campbell  11:20

We could do a whole podcast episode.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  11:22

We could do a whole one with that one! Well, I mean, women have to have the periods and the childbirth. So, there’s that. But I think we both have it hard in our own ways, don’t you think?

Dr. Becky Campbell  11:33

I think men have it easier.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  11:36

I mean, that’s the truth. I mean, you just don’t want to [inaudible].

Dr. Becky Campbell  11:39

[inaudible] in certain areas, but I do think men have it easier. Not all men, but a lot. Okay. You go.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  11:48

What did you have for breakfast this morning?

Dr. Becky Campbell  11:51

I had ground chicken, which is kind of my staple. I don’t love eggs and stuff. So I usually eat lunch twice, or maybe three times. But I had ground chicken, and I put cumin, garlic, onion, and salt on it. Then I made a Siete cassava wrap with—

Dr. Krystal Hohn  12:13

They’re the best. They’re so convenient!

Dr. Becky Campbell  12:17

Yes. I was watching Jennifer Gardner’s Instagram one day. She had a gas stove and she threw it right on the gas stove and I was like, ‘Genius!’

Dr. Krystal Hohn  12:28

I know. And the Siete wraps are so convenient. They’re easy. I mean, you can buy them in bulk. They’re great. Great company.

Dr. Becky Campbell  12:25

The Coco by Nuco wraps are really good too because they are shelf-stable, so you can travel with those. But anyway, then I had [inaudible] Mayo—which I always make and have ready to go because I’m a big condiment person—and some… I think it was a purple and green cabbage [inaudible] mixture on top. What did you have?

Dr. Krystal Hohn  12:56

I had sausage, so ground sausage, and then I had sweet potatoes. Kale was in there, carrots, Brussels—just a nice little hash.

Dr. Becky Campbell  13:07

How long did that take you?

Dr. Krystal Hohn  13:08

Oh, you know, just ten minutes.

Dr. Becky Campbell  13:11

Ten minutes?

Dr. Krystal Hohn  13:13

Well, I had some leftovers. But usually, if we do a big thing, I’ll make a bunch and make it for the week because who has time to do that? You have to prep if you’re going to eat healthier. We know that even with even being low histamine too.

Dr. Becky Campbell  13:27

And you can freeze it. I try to teach people with histamine intolerance: Make your food—we get those silicone bags and put it in there—and freeze it, and then take it out the next morning. Let it thaw a little, throw it right back on the pan, cook it up, and you’re ready to go.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  13:44

Exactly. Yes. It was good. The sweet potato hash was good. Okay. Ooh, this is a good… What?

Dr. Becky Campbell  13:51

Have you ever worn socks with sandals?

Dr. Krystal Hohn  13:55

I don’t think I have. But maybe I have. Have you?

Dr. Becky Campbell  13:59

I’ve worn socks and stuck my flip-flops on, but just to go to the car. I’m not out, you know…

Dr. Krystal Hohn  14:05

I don’t know, though. All these trends are starting to come back, these styles: Crop tops, the big baggy pants with the big old loafers.

Dr. Becky Campbell  14:16

Listen, I saw on Instagram—I think it was, or maybe it was like a reel or something—this girl was like: “No one should wear low-cut jeans. And they’re coming back. And I am telling you, women, if you love your fellow women, do not let them wear low-cut jeans because everyone that wears low-cut jeans has a muffin top—everybody!”

Dr. Krystal Hohn  14:41


Dr. Becky Campbell  14:42

Yes. And it’s not right.

Dr. Krystal Hohn 14:43

High-waisted, all the way. Suck and tuck all that in, honey.

Dr. Becky Campbell  14:45


Dr. Krystal Hohn 14:50

Yes, I know. Okay, there was a funny one here. Ooh, this is cute. First celebrity crush.

Dr. Becky Campbell  15:00

Oh, easy. Justin Timberlake.

Dr. Krystal Hohn 15:03

What’d you say?

Dr. Becky Campbell  15:04


Dr. Krystal Hohn 15:06

Wait, who did you say?

Dr. Becky Campbell  15:08

Justin Timberlake.

Dr. Krystal Hohn 15:09

Oh, I know. Who doesn’t love him?

Dr. Becky Campbell  15:12

Who doesn’t? Guy/girl—who doesn’t?

Dr. Krystal Hohn 15:14

And I haven’t seen that new movie that you were telling me.

Dr. Becky Campbell  15:18

Yes, it was good. Yes.

Dr. Krystal Hohn 15:20

I need to see that. That’s a tearjerker.

Dr. Becky Campbell  15:21

Plus, he’s a good actor. That’s the thing with him: He’s a quadruple threat.

Dr. Krystal Hohn 15:26

Oh, my gosh. I forgot what show it was, but he was singing with Chris Stapleton. Did you see that?

Dr. Becky Campbell  15:33

Are you kidding? I would see that all the time on YouTube!

Dr. Krystal Hohn 15:40

When he sang with him… and that’s why Chris Stapleton kind of came out.

Dr. Becky Campbell  15:44

He did that “strawberry wine,” and then they went to “Drink you away,” Justin first. You don’t even want to know what I looked like in the car.

Dr. Krystal Hohn 15:56

But yes. He’s good. He’s definitely good. I love Matthew McConaughey too—as an actor. I think he’s cool. What is that movie with the blonde? How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.

Dr. Becky Campbell  16:10

Oh, yes. That’s cute. Yes. And that’s my boyfriend’s celebrity crush, is her. What is her name?

Dr. Krystal Hohn 16:17

The blonde?

Dr. Becky Campbell  16:18


Dr. Krystal Hohn 16:18

Oh, gosh.

Dr. Becky Campbell  16:19

Goldie Hawn’s daughter.

Dr. Krystal Hohn 16:20


Dr. Becky Campbell  16:21

Kate Hudson.

Dr. Krystal Hohn 16:22

Kate Hudson.

Dr. Becky Campbell  16:23

Yes. She’s a jewel.

Dr. Krystal Hohn 16:24

She’s great. I love her personality too.

Dr. Becky Campbell  16:26

She might be my son’s crush too.

Dr. Krystal Hohn 16:28

Yes. She’s real. She’s raw. She’s a sweetheart. Okay.

Dr. Becky Campbell  16:33

Oh, my gosh, this is funny. Do you respect Kanye West?

Dr. Krystal Hohn 16:37

I saw that one. I was like, “I can show some love for Kanye.” You know, I have love for everybody. I’m not going to hate on him.

Dr. Becky Campbell  16:44

You know what it is? I feel for him. I think he’s going through some stuff.

Dr. Krystal Hohn 16:49

Absolutely. Everybody’s gone through some stuff. I’m telling you what: If there’s one thing that I’ve learned this year with everything, it’s that I don’t like Judgy Judgersons.

Dr. Becky Campbell  16:58

And empathy. Empathy [inaudible].

Dr. Krystal Hohn 17:00

Yes. Empathy and just check yourself. Don’t be so judgy.

Dr. Becky Campbell  17:06

Okay. So let’s tell the story of how we got our name.

Dr. Krystal Hohn 17:10

Yes. It’s really cute, you guys.

Dr. Becky Campbell  17:13

You were trying to find a name. We were first thinking “functional medicine” had to be in the name, which we’re glad we didn’t do that. But we actually thought of that. So our friend, Christina Curp from Castaway Kitchen, who also works with us, said, “Why don’t you name it ‘Let’s Get Functional’?” And I’m thinking like, “Let’s get physical, physical” from the 80s, which maybe some of you don’t know what that is. But it’s an old 80s song, and there are definitely leotards involved with that.

Dr. Krystal Hohn 17:47

Definitely. Lots of leotards.

Dr. Becky Campbell  17:49

I was laughing, and I’m texting this to Krystal. And then I find a perfect GIF with Kristen Wig doing the dance with a leotard on. And she sends me back the GIF with the four guys—was it three or four guys?—in the purple [inaudible].

Dr. Krystal Hohn 18:06

You guys know what I’m talking about. The guys that are doing the 80s aerobics.

Dr. Becky Campbell  18:09

Leotards, leg warmers. And they are getting it. Like, with the aerobics, they are really getting it. So we’re dying. And I’m like, “Oh my gosh, we have to get this for Dylan,” who is my boyfriend, “and Chris,” who is her husband. “We have to get those for them.”

Dr. Krystal Hohn 18:26

And we’re going to post it, and we’re going to share it with y’all.

Dr. Becky Campbell  18:31

We’re dying. So Dylan goes upstairs, and I don’t even notice because I’m just cracking with Krystal. Well, a couple of days before this, Dylan and I were in my closet. I have a separate dresser, and I had a drawer with some Spanx in it. He opens it, and I was like, “Oh, awesome,” because it’s newer—a year into the relationship—so I still care about that stuff. He was kind enough not to say anything.

Dr. Krystal Hohn 18:58

We all got Spanx.

Dr. Becky Campbell  19:01

So anyway, he comes downstairs as I’m texting Krystal, and Krystal and I are dying. We’re crying, laughing—just, like, all the visuals of what this would look like—and Dylan is in my spanks.

Dr. Krystal Hohn 19:14

Just rocking them.

Dr. Becky Campbell  19:16

It looked like a leotard. And I have a photo that I just might be able to post.

Dr. Krystal Hohn 19:23

We might share, the next person who…

Dr. Becky Campbell  19:27

Yes, if we get enough reviews, we might send you a copy. But anyway, he looked at me dead serious, and he goes, “Is Chris ready?” I was dying, so I took a picture and sent it to Krystal, and she lost it.

Dr. Krystal Hohn 19:41

I love him. He’s such a good sport. And Chris usually is too. Chris is like: “I’m going to give him a hard ‘No!'” But I’m going to work on him. I’ll work on him.

Dr. Becky Campbell  19:52

So we’ve been sending them Amazon leotards for men and begging them to buy them, and they won’t yet. But we’re not giving up on this.

Dr. Krystal Hohn 20:03

We’re not. No. This is a team effort.

Dr. Becky Campbell  20:07

So we’ll see. Maybe we’ll get to share that with you guys. So anyway, we decided not to go with that name because I don’t think I could say it without cracking up.

Dr. Krystal Hohn 20:18

No. I mean, it’s a cute name. I mean, the first thing we thought about was just the aerobics, and it was just so funny.

Dr. Becky Campbell  20:25

So anyway, this is just our intro episode. We wanted to introduce ourselves. We want to tell you guys what to expect. We’re going to start posting once a week. Follow us on Instagram @HealthBabes Podcast. And you can follow our personal Instagram because we’ll post it there too. It’s @DrBeckyCampbell and @DrKrystalHohn. And we’ll post different infographics for what we’re asking for. So one is going to be a topic like libido. You can post your questions there, and we’re going to answer about three questions per topic. Then we’re going to have one called “Spill It”.

Dr. Krystal Hohn 21:02

I’m so excited about that.

Dr. Becky Campbell  21:03

We came up with this name because Krystal and I just put it all out there, so we wanted you guys to really get to know us and feel like you could just ask us anything.

Dr. Krystal Hohn 21:14

Anything, yes.

Dr. Becky Campbell  21:03

“Spill It” is going to be: Ask us anything, no matter what it is, and we will answer a couple of questions from those posts. We would also love requests of who you’d like to see us interview. A lot of really amazing guests are already being set up for interviews and are interviewing currently, and we’re going to release those soon. So [if there are] any topics or specific people you’d like us to interview, we definitely want you to let us know. We love feedback. Any type of feedback is great.

Dr. Becky Campbell  21:47

And we really encourage you to leave reviews because the more reviews we have, the better guests we’ll get on the show, and the more people will hear about this. They can learn about the things that they’re just not hearing [about] from their regular doctor and the things that they’re suffering from, and that way we can shed some light on for them. It’s kind of an annoying thing to leave a review, and we realize that. We really appreciate the effort of leaving reviews. We’re going to give out two different items. We’re going to pick two of the best reviews every week and give out [things], whether it’s one of my books—I have a book on thyroid health; I have a book on histamine intolerance—or just some swag. So we’ll be giving out stuff, and maybe even every once in a while [we’ll offer] a consultation with us. [inaudible] what it is. Every week, leave reviews. We’ll pick the two best reviews, and we will reward you for that. So that’s it.

Dr. Becky Campbell  22:49

Our first episode is going to be on histamine intolerance. I think our second episode is going to be on libido. We’re just going to go from there. So please follow us on Instagram. Give us your feedback. Tell us what you guys want. And we can’t wait. We’re so excited. [inaudible] for so long, and we’re finally putting it into action.

Dr. Krystal Hohn 23:05

Let me tell you a little story about Beck. With this podcast too, I was like: “Beck, you know what? We just have to do this.” This happened in one day, mind you. I said, “Beck, we just have to create a podcast together,” and she goes: “Done. Let’s do it. I’m posting it on my Instagram page. We’re doing this.” This is what I love about this woman. This thing happened overnight. And I’m just so thankful for you. I just love you so much, and I’m really, really excited.

Dr. Becky Campbell  23:31

Yes, [inaudible], I can’t let it go. So I was planning to do this, but it had to be the right timing; it had to be the right person to do it with. I didn’t want to do it on my own. So when Krystal joined our practice, it was like, “This is the time.”

Dr. Krystal Hohn 23:48

It was perfect, yes. Exactly. Well, I’m excited.

Dr. Becky Campbell  23:51

Yes. And welcome, guys!

Dr. Krystal Hohn 23:53

Yes, welcome!

Dr. Becky Campbell  23:54

We will talk to you in the next episode. And like we said, we love the feedback. Feel free to leave any feedback that you’d like us to know.

Dr. Krystal Hohn 24:03

Yes. Thank you so much.

Dr. Becky Campbell  24:04

All right. Bye-bye.

Dr. Krystal Hohn 24:06