Guest Blog Post: Common Dental Hygiene Mistakes

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Everyone knows that you're supposed to brush and floss your teeth every day, but proper dental hygiene is a little more complicated than that. Even if you think you take great care of your teeth, you may be making mistakes that you don't realize. Here are 10 dental hygiene mistakes that can damage your teeth and gums:

1. Brushing Too Hard

Gentle pressure is more than enough to remove plaque and bacteria from your teeth. Brushing aggressively or putting too much pressure on your teeth can cause your tooth enamel and gums to wear away, which can lead to tooth sensitivity and damage. You should hold the brush at a 45 degree angle to your teeth and gently move the brush in circles to clean your teeth.

2. Not Brushing for Long Enough

You should brush your teeth twice per day for two minutes. This lets you spend about 30 seconds on each quadrant of your mouth. Most people only brush their teeth for 30 seconds to one minute, which isn't enough time to clear away all the bacteria. Standing at your sink and brushing your teeth can be very boring, so it may seem like several minutes have passed when you've actually only been brushing for one minute. Try setting a timer to make sure you actually brush your teeth for the necessary amount of time.

3. Using the Wrong Toothbrush

Everyone should stick to a soft bristled brush. As long as you brush properly and for the right amount of time, a soft bristled brush will effectively clean your teeth. Hard bristle brushes are harsh on your tooth enamel and can cause your gums to recede. When your gums wear away, they expose parts of your teeth that aren't as resistant to decay.

4. Brushing Too Frequently

When it comes to brushing your teeth, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Brushing two or three times per day should be plenty to keep your teeth clean, and over-brushing can hurt your gums and enamel. If you brush numerous times per day because you get a bad taste in your mouth, try chewing sugar-free gum or eating mints to freshen your breath instead of brushing.

5. Brushing Immediately After Eating

The acids and sugars in your food can temporarily soften your tooth enamel. If you brush during this time, it could wear away the enamel and make your teeth sensitive and susceptible to damage. You should wait at least 30 minutes after eating to brush your teeth, especially if you ate something sugary or acidic. You can rinse your mouth with water to clear away some of the residue right after eating, which will help protect your teeth.

6. Neglecting Your Tongue

Your tongue can hold a lot of bacteria, but many people ignore it when brushing their teeth. If bacteria builds up on your tongue, it can easily transfer to your teeth and cause tooth decay. Bacteria on the tongue is also one of the most common causes of bad breath. Brush your tongue thoroughly whenever you brush your teeth, or use a tongue scraper to remove bacteria.

7. Flossing Incorrectly

Not flossing at all is one of the most common dental hygiene mistakes. However, even if you do floss regularly, you might not be flossing correctly. Don't snap the floss into your gums. This can cause soreness, bleeding, and injury. Instead, gently slide the floss in a zigzag motion between your teeth. Curve the floss around your tooth to reach all of the bacteria between your teeth and at your gums.

8. Using Mouthwash Too Much or Not Enough

Sometimes, bacteria gets into nooks and crannies in your mouth that even dental floss can't reach. Mouthwash is an effective way to remove this bacteria, and it disinfects your entire mouth. You should use mouthwash once or twice per day before you brush and floss. Like brushing, though, it's possible to overuse mouthwash. Using it too frequently can dry out the mucous membranes in the mouth, which prevents them from making enough saliva. Your mouth needs saliva to fight off bacteria, so excessive mouthwash can lead to tooth decay or gum disease.

9. Drinking Juice

It's common knowledge that sugary drinks are bad for your teeth. Many people think this only applies to soft drinks, so they may try to switch soda with juice to be healthier. While juice does contain more vitamins than soda, most types contain the same amount of sugar, so they're just as bad for your teeth. Orange juice can be especially damaging because the acidity can wear down your tooth enamel. You don't have to completely give up all soft drinks and juice, but you should limit your consumption.

10. Not Drinking Enough Water

Drinking water helps to rinse bacteria and food particles out of your mouth. If you don't drink enough, you may get dry mouth, which makes it very easy for bacteria to grow on your teeth and tongue. Dry mouth becomes more and more common as you age, so older people should be especially careful to drink plenty of water.

King of Prussia Periodontics and Dental Implants provides a wide range of dental services, including cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Marissa Cruz, Dr. Mana Nejadi, and Dr. Rimple Sandhu all have years of experience with surgical and nonsurgical dental treatments.

Disclaimer: This article is contributed by a Guest Blogger. Ping of Health does not give any warranty on accuracy, completeness, functionality, usefulness or other assurances as to the content appearing in this article. Ping of Health disclaims all responsibility for any losses, damage or personal injury suffered directly or indirectly from reliance on such information.

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20 Reasons Causing Hair Loss and What You Can Do About It

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Here are some reasons why you might be seeing less hair on your head.

1. Physical stress

Any kind of physical trauma - surgery, car accident, severe illness, flu etc - can cause temporary hair loss (telogen effluvium). Hair loss becomes noticeable 3-6 months after the trauma.

What to do: Your hair will start growing back as your body recovers.

2. Pregnancy

This usually occurs after the baby has been delivered.

What to do: Your hair will grow back in a couple of months, especially if combined with healthy nutrition. Supplement with Yung Kien Pollen because each grain of pollen contains up to 200 different types of nutritive components, including more than 16 vitamins and more than 16 minerals. Click here to see what are the benefits it gives your baby and yourself... Endless Benefits of Pollen

3. Dramatic weight loss

It's possible that the decreasing weight is stressing your body out, or if you're not eating right, it can be a result of vitamin or mineral deficiencies. However, loss of hair together with noticeable decreasing weight may be a sign of an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia.

What to do: Sudden weight loss can shock your system, and there will be a 6-month period when you'll experience hair loss, but it will eventually correct itself.

4. Emotional stress

It is less likely to cause hair loss than physical stress, but it can happen, e.g. in situations of divorce, death or caring for an ageing parent.

What to do: This type of shedding will eventually abate.

5. Too much Vitamin A

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, overconsumption of vitamin A-containing supplements or medication can trigger hair loss.

What to do: Once you stop consuming the excess vitamin A, hair should grow normally.

6. Vitamin B deficiency

This is also correctible.

What to do: Find natural vitamin B in fish, meat, starchy vegetables and non-citrus fruits. Eating a diet with plentiful of fruits and vegetables, lean protein and "good" fats such as avocado and nuts is also good for your hair. Supplement with natural, wholesome vitamin source which can be found in Yung Kien Pollen. It contains almost the whole spectrum of the B-group vitamins, including B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9 and B12.

7. Lack of protein

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, if you don't get enough protein in your diet, your  body may ration it by shutting down hair growth. This usually happens about 2-3 months after a drop in protein level.

What to do: Great sources of protein include fish, meat and eggs. If you don't eat animal products, try Jia Hor Soya Protein. It is enriched with lecithin as well as papain and bromelin enzymes which combine to give a high quality protein source.

8. Heredity

Female pattern hair loss, called androgenic alopecia is the female version of male pattern baldness.

What to do: Like men, women may benefit from minoxidil to help grow hair, or at least maintain the remaining hair. It is available over the counter.

9. Female hormones

Switching or going off birth control pills can also cause telogen effluvium. The change in hormonal balance that occurs at menopause may also have the same result. The androgen receptors on the scalp become activated and the hair follicles will miniaturise causing more hair loss.

What to do: Consult your doctor about other birth control options or undergo bioidentical hormone therapy for menopausal women. Taking Yung Kien Pollen has been proven to successfully handle cases of menopausal disturbances.

10. Anaemia

Almost 1 in 10 women aged 20-49 suffer from anaemia due to iron deficiency.

What to do: A simple iron supplement should correct the problem. Increasing your dosage of Yung Kien Pollen is also an excellent solution.

11. Hypothyroidism

This is the medical term for an underachieve thyroid gland. It produces hormones that are critical to metabolism, growth and development. When the gland is not producing sufficient hormones, it can contribute to hair loss.

What to do: Many research have shown that Lingzhi can be used to treat thyroids condition. This article explains how - Thyroidism and Lingzhi.

12. Autoimmune-related hair loss

This is also called alopecia aerate and is a result of an over-active immune system. It appears as hair loss in round patches on the head. The immune system sees the hair as foreign and targets it by mistake. The course of the condition can be unpredictable, with hair growing back, then falling out again.

What to do: Lingzhi and related Shuang Hor products have been shown to modulate the immune system so that it will not mistakenly attack your hair. This article explains how it works - Immune Modulation.

13. Lupus

One specific type of autoimmune disease that can cause hair loss is lupus. This type of hair loss is called "scarring". The hair won't grow back.

What to do: Try a new hairstyle to camouflage the damage. Short hair may hide bald patches better.

14. Chemotherapy

Chemo destroys rapidly dividing cells like cancer cells, and also destroys rapidly dividing cells like hair cells.

What to do: Once chemo is stopped, hair will grow back, although often it will come back a different texture (e.g. curly when before it was straight) or a different colour. Consuming Shuang Hor Lingzhi at the same time as doing chemo can help your body generate more quickly new cells to replace the cells destroyed by cancer and so can help reduce the hair loss problem.

15. Polycystic ovary syndrome

PCOS is also an imbalance in male and female hormones. An excess of androgens can lead to ovarian cysts, weight gain, a higher risk of diabetes, changes in menstrual period, infertility, more hair on the face and body and hair thinning.

What to do: Treatment include diet, exercise and consuming Lingzhi. Click here for the Testimony of how a lady eliminated her ovarian cysts without operation and medication.

16. Anabolic steroids

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, anabolic steroids (which are abused by athletes to bulk up muscle) also contributes to hair loss. The steroids can have the same impact on the body as PCOS.

What to do: The condition should improve after going off the drug.

17. Antidepressants, blood thinners etc

Medications that can cause hair loss include:
- beta-blockers (used to treat high blood pressure)
- methotrexate (used to treat rheumatic and skin conditions)
- lithium (for bipolar disorder)
- non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs including ibuprofen and possibly antidepressants.

What to do: Either lower the dose or switch to another medicine. Alternatively, take Shuang Hor Lingzhi instead, as all the conditions mentioned above can be successfully handled by Lingzhi.

18. Overstyling

Vigorous styling and hair treatment over the years can cause hair to fall out. Because these practices can affect the roots, your hair might not grow back.

What to do: Avoid these styles and treatments. Use conditioner after every shampoo, let your hair air dry and use heat-driven products no more than once a week. Try VCare Hair Repairing Serum, which works as hair conditioner and leave-on hair cream.

19. Trichotillomania

This "impulse control disorder" causes people to compulsively pull their hair out. It often begins before 17 and is 4 times more common in women than in men.

What to do: Some antidepressants may be effective. Behavioural modification therapy is also an option.

20. Ageing

It's common to start having hair loss when women enter their 50s and 60s. Experts are not sure why this happens.

What to do: Cosmetic approaches such as scarves, wigs and hairstyles to cover up thin spots.

(Source: A thinning crown, Fit for Life, 12 February 2017)

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Bits & Bites #198 - Success: A Meaningful WHY Keeps You Holding On When the Going Gets Tough

Sunday, 4 February 2018

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Inspirational words from 3 wise men on what to do when you are down:

Father - It's not the end of the world. As long as you are not in jail, you can still do a lot of things and find a solution.
Religious teacher - Don't worry; pray and have faith.
Leader - It doesn't matter how many times you fall, what matters is how many times you get up. Don't stay down too long.


When you decide to venture into a business, search deep within and really find out the Why - Why are you in this business? You must have a strong Why, because only a strong Why can keep you holding on when the going gets tough and you feel like giving up.


When we work, our motivation is usually about making a lot of money for ourself. That is the reason, or the Why, we work. However, if we are doing something that can help people to achieve what they want, then our Why is not just about us anymore. Our Why is now "bigger" than just about me. This kind of satisfaction is immense. Search for such an opportunity.


Whatever you do, if you do it with the correct mindset, you will succeed. It is a matter of time. Keep believing that what you want will come and what you want will be yours. It may take a long time, but have faith. Keep asking and keep believing. You will achieve it.


A lot of people are very hardworking. We work 8 hours a day every day, year in year out, for 20 years. We work very hard to save money. But for many of us, after 20 years, our lives don't change very much. Our future is not significantly improved. There is always the fear of retrenchment, the looming retirement and the risk of falling very sick.
If you want to change your life, you need to invest in yourself. Meet people that can change your life. Take some time to evaluate a better business opportunity. If you cannot even take 3 days off to learn something to change your life, then just stick with that life you have.

This post is part of a weekly series sharing Bits of mishmash on health, my business and life in general, which I find inspirational, enlightening or enriching. And Bites of delicious food I have enjoyed. 

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Bits & Bites #197 - If You Want A Better View, Climb Harder & Climb Higher (Why I Do Shuang Hor)

Sunday, 28 January 2018

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Grand Kingdom
In doing Shuang Hor business, I need to have the stamina to endure the journey. Just like in mountain climbing, if I want to see a better view, I have to climb harder and climb higher - the view at the top will be worth the effort I put in now. I learn how to connect with people better, how to handle their responses, how to manage my expectations and don't let people jeopardise my belief that I can make it.


I did not quit Shuang Hor business when I faced challenges.
I continue to share with people who have rejected me.
I continue to improve myself and become a better version of myself.
I continue to believe that I can succeed in this business.


Shuang Hor's way of operating the business is still the same after 30 years.
So, you don't need to reinvent the wheel. Go back to basics and follow the success formula.
Continue to share what you learnt about health - your expertise and seriousness and how you carry yourself makes a lot of difference - people will be attracted to try your products.


To attract people into taking a look at your business, make them curious to find out what it is - the more time they spend with you, the more they will get drawn in.
Why is that? Because of your Being - your belief system, values, depth and substance.
How? Start by knowing yourself - what do you want in life. If you don't even know what sort of person you are, you won't be steady. You get confused easily and end up just following the herd to feel secure. On the other hand, if you know your goals, then you won't be easily swayed because you already know what's important to you in life. What people say won't affect you. When you exude that kind of confidence, people will sense you are different and will be drawn to you by your Charisma.


You need to go through a process to identify your true Desire. The process is found in Shuang Hor's teachings. Only then can you explain it to your friends. Then your friends can see that what they want can be found in Shuang Hor. And because of that, they won't leave Shuang Hor. It has become a part of themselves.

Be a master of your own life. You can only do that provided you Know Yourself.

Causeway Bay
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Bits & Bites #196 - Health: Cancer & Hemoglobin, Western Medicine and Blood Vessel Blockages

Saturday, 20 January 2018

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Cancer Patients and Low Hemoglobin Level

There are many causes of low haemoglobin level. Cancer, medications and chemo drugs are known to lower haemoglobin count. Normal range for men is 13.5-17.5 g/dl and women is 12-15.5 g/dl.
However, a haemoglobin reading of 9 g/dl is not really a worrying level, unless it is severely causing the patient anaemia. It is more important to monitor the white blood cells levels especially lymphocytes and T-cells. Also, monitor the size and duration of survival of the red blood cells and platelet count. If they are all normal, there is nothing much to worry about. If they are not, then the patient has bone marrow issues. Such problems take time to repair and heal.

Iron, vitamin C, vitamin B and folic acid can help increase haemoglobin level. These vitamins and minerals can be found in Yung Kien Pollen. Eat a variety of normal diet that are rich in such nutrients. Eat more meat and chicken for iron. Kurma dates also have a lot of iron. Caffeine does not really affect haemoglobin level. It is okay to drink up to 2 cups CEO Cafe Coffee a day.
It can take up to 4-5 years to normalise the haemoglobin level. Take 4 sachets Jia Hor Soya Protein a day. It is very helpful to improve the quality of red blood cells.


Western medications have 2 main problems:

(i) The residual waste from the drugs have to go through the liver and kidney to be detoxed and converted into harmless substances. Hence, if you take medications for a long time, eventually your liver and kidney will be damaged.

(ii) Medicines cannot repair the body cells, so you can never get rid of the problem. You have to take the pills forever as they have no function to repair the cells.

How does Lingzhi work?

(i) Lingzhi protects and preserves the existing cells from dying. For example, it prolongs the lifespan of beta cells, which helps to prevent diabetes.
(ii) Lingzhi helps generate more new cells to replace the damaged or dead cells. For example, it generates more beta cells, which produces more insulin, which reduces blood sugar level.
(iii) Lingzhi cleanses the blood from being overloaded with excess sugar and lipids.


If drugs can clear the thrombus, blood clots and excess blood lipids, we will not need to do a bypass surgery. As an analogy, we do not need to construct a new road to replace the existing road if the drug has the ability to repair the existing road.
However, Lingzhi is able to repair that damaged road - it clears up the blockages in the blood vessels, thereby widening the narrow vessels and improving blood circulation as well as repair the damages on the blood vessels.


Another benefit of clearing blood vessels blockages - reduce the risk of getting cancer.
How? When blood vessels are blocked, the flow of blood also slows down. The white blood cells (which are the cancer fighting immune cells) also move slower. This means they take longer to get to the cancerous cells and gives more time for these cells to proliferate. Hence, the risk of cancer cells growing is higher.


If you take truckloads of Lingzhi, but without exercise, how are you going to get your blood circulating and flush the toxins out of your body?
If the toxins are stuck in your body, your health will never be good.

Cafe Bali
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Exclusive: TCM: The Five Elements Theory - How the 5 Organs Restrain Each Other

Sunday, 14 January 2018

In TCM theory, our body organs do not work singularly. They work holistically together.
In nature, the 5 Elements can be explained in this way:

1. Wood restrains Earth - planting trees prevent landslides.

2. Earth restrains water - using sandbags (earth) prevents flooding.

3. Water restrains Fire - water puts out fire.

4. Fire restrains Metal - fire melts metal.

5. Metal restrains Wood - hard metal blocks the roots of a tree and stops it from growing bigger.

In the body system, the 5 Organs can be explained in this way:


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Bits & Bites #195 - Business: Why I Choose Shuang Hor

Sunday, 7 January 2018

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Every time I change to a new job, I am happy. But the happiness is short-lived. Then I would need to change job again. But as age catches up, it is tiring to start all over again and again. I put my heart and soul into every job I do, but I do not get the reward I deserve for my effort. I also do not get the long-term satisfaction. I can never be away from my office for more than 3 months without losing my job. I can never have time freedom as I still need to be accountable to the people I work with.
Until I find Shuang Hor Business.


Only by starting our own business that we can have more control of our resources and time. However, if we are from the employment background, we are not taught how to start a business. We also don't have the courage to do so. But what if we still want to be a businessperson?
Shuang Hor Business offers such a platform. What's more, this business does not only give me income but an opportunity to improve myself and also help many people. It is not easy to find such a combination. That is why I cannot let go of Shuang Hor. I have not found this combination in any other profit-making enterprise.


Shuang Hor business gives me the Faith that I can get to where I want to go and bring people to where they want be. Shuang Hor does not focus on purely money. When we simply focus on helping people, we will be rewarded, financially and in many intangible ways. If this business is just about making money (by hook or by crook), I would not be interested to explore this business and I certainly would not have stayed so long.


It is crucial that you make time to attend talks to find out about health and how Shuang Hor products work. Otherwise, when you are very ill, if I ask you to swallow 1 bottle of Lingzhi a day, would you dare to?


In doing Shuang Hor business, I look for ways to help people. I am happy as I have solutions for many problems. If you can share something and people feel that you care, you have connected. With positive thinking, I can attract people to me. I want to transfer information to them. In the process, I will bring my life to another level. Shuang Hor becomes a way of life for me.

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