Bits & Bites #66 - Business: Start Your Own Business With the Least Cost, Least Risk and on Part-Time Basis

Sunday, 19 October 2014

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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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Do you like to start a business with the Least CostLeast Risk and on Part-time basis?
Take a look at Shuang Hor Business.


If you invest in a Traditional Business, it's hard to tell when you will get your capital back. But if you invest in Shuang Hor Business, you can get your returns immediately if you do Retailing. Simply share with friends how you take care of your health and if they also want to try - you are immediately rewarded for your effort.


Shuang Hor has its own R&D Department to safeguard the quality and effectiveness of its products. Many companies produce their merchandise without having the funds to do R&D on the safety of their products. Many companies simply distribute products that are not manufactured by themselves. Hence they are always subject to cost increases which they can't control, resulting in them increasing their prices regularly. Shuang Hor controls its raw materials, cultivation and processing methods, hence with greater efficiency and economies of scale, there is very little price increase in the company's 27 years history.


If you find it difficult to Retail Shuang Hor products, it's because you have not try the products seriously. Because if you have personally enjoyed the benefits of the products, your friends will be able to feel when you share with them and they will also want to try.


If I don't do Shuang Hor Business, I will still continue to use the products. This demonstrates the level of conviction I have with Shuang Hor products, because I have benefited from all the goodness the products give me.

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Guest Blog: Health Repercussions of Bad Oral Hygiene and Conditions that Affect Dental Health

Thursday, 16 October 2014

While many factors that relate to one’s well-being are often taken for granted, oral health should not be one of them.

Oftentimes, oral health does not get the attention it deserves until such time that it affects the rest of the body.

Do yourself a huge favor and make your oral health a priority before you fall victim to any of the following adverse health conditions.

1. Coronary Artery Disease

Many studies have tried to establish the possible link between gum disease and heart failure.

It is believed that individuals with periodontitis are likely to also suffer from coronary artery disease as opposed to their counterparts who have good oral health.

While the correlation is still currently obscure, researchers theorized that bad bacteria may travel through the blood stream and attach themselves to the heart’s fatty plaques.

When this happens, an inflammation will likely occur which can result to clots that often set off heart attacks.

Swollen gums are often considered telltale signs of oral diseases that need immediate attention

2. Respiratory Infections

While unknown to many, gum disease can also greatly increase your chance of developing respiratory infections.

According to the renowned ‘Journal of Periodontology’, once the bacteria causing havoc in your mouth find their way into your lungs, they can cause possible airway inflammation. This can result to pneumonia and other infections like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD.

In line with this, it will work to your advantage to be aware of the basic 7 stages of disease so you can attend to any detrimental health condition before it escalates.

3. Thrush

Candida fungus is present in your mouth and other parts of the body, which is not something to worry about since the rest of microorganisms in the body keep them balanced.

However, while thrush can be effectively treated, it becomes challenging to manage when it affects individuals with weak immune systems.

In most cases, your dentist will design a treatment approach taking into account two important considerations – cause of infection and age.

And since thrush can also be an indicator of other possible underlying health issues, your dental professional will often recommend that you also check with a medical doctor so you can rule out other likely health problems.

In addition, make it a point to observe proper oral hygiene at all times so you are spared from any dental discomforts of this nature.

Thrush found in the tongue of an individual
While oral issues can sometimes lead to serious health complications, there are also diseases that can dramatically affect your oral health, some of which are mentioned below.

1. Diabetes 

Deemed one of the major causes of dry mouth, gum inflammation and poor healing of oral tissues, diabetes is also credited for the presence of fungi in the mouth. Not only that, diabetes also reduces the blood supply in the gums while decreasing the production of saliva. Oftentimes, this results to bacteria build-up and eventual tooth decay.

2. Leukemia 

In some cases, gingivitis becomes the first palpable sign of leukemia. Unfortunately, cancer and chemotherapy can wreck havoc on one’s dental health. With chemotherapy making it hard for blood to clot easily, your mouth becomes more vulnerable to bleeding as well as other infections. In line with this, make dental hygiene a top priority while fighting the said ailment.

Puffy gums are often considered a clear indication of gingivitis
3. Kidney disease 

In most instances, people suffering from renal conditions will also develop halitosis or otherwise known as bad breath. Since kidneys will no longer be able to remove urea from the blood, this will result to the formation of ammonia, which causes stinky breath. In addition, individuals with kidney issues can also end up losing their teeth because of the body’s inability to properly absorb calcium.


Good oral health will do more than just enhance your ability to smile, chew and do things with your mouth. More than anything, it can help ensure you will not suffer from any deplorable health conditions stemming from your neglect.

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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Bits & Bites #65 - Health: Lingzhi/Ganoderma

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Please email if you want to buy Shuang Hor Lingzhi.

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.

Lingzhi v. Chinese Herbs
Lingzhi singularly can do a lot more for your health and give you many more benefits, compared to some other Chinese herbs, which can only function most effectively when they are taken in a combination together.


New Lingzhi Consumers Who Have Serious Health Conditions
Friends who are suffering from very serious conditions like Cancer may have a very weak body; so if they were to address their conditions by immediately consuming very high dose of Lingzhi, it may result in very uncomfortable healing/detox reactions.
For such cases, it is advisable that for the first week, these friends should take a combination of Yung Kien PollenJia Hor Soya Protein and Vitaking collagen to build up their body system first and give their body more energy and stamina before starting the "battle" proper.


Lingzhi's Long History
Lingzhi / Ganoderma is not a new thing. It has a long and powerful history since more than 2,000 years ago. In those days, Emperor Shih Huang Ti asked his men to hunt for this amazing mushroom, marking its superiority as the king of herbs.


How to Differentiate between Lingzhi and Mushroom?
A component called Triterpenoid. Only Lingzhi has this component. The quantity of triterpenoid is what makes Lingzhi outstanding. The higher the amount, the higher is the Lingzhi's quality. Many mushrooms contain polysaccharide but only a high quality Lingzhi will contain a high content of triterpenoid.


Bioavailability of Lingzhi
Lingzhi / Ganoderma is expensive because of the technological knowhow required to extract Triterpenoids. By eating a piece of raw / unprocessed Lingzhi, our body can probably absorb only 15-20% of the efficacy of Lingzhi. With Shuang Hor's technology, we can extract up to 98% of the efficacy or essence of Lingzhi, so that by conveniently swallowing a capsule, we can enjoy more of the benefits of Lingzhi.

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Guest Blog: Gynecologic Cancer Awareness - Power Morcellator

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness month, which presents a good opportunity for women to educate themselves about the subject. Although most women know about the importance of regular pap smears to detect cervical cancer and mammograms for the early detection of breast cancer, they may not know of the other ways they can protect themselves against gynecological cancers.

Gynecologic Cancers
The uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that is called cancer can occur in any organ of the body. In women, these masses may grow in the reproductive organs, such as the cervix, the vagina, the uterus or the ovaries. Because the abnormal growths are buried deep within the body, these cancers may have no early symptoms. Unfortunately, this feature can make these cancers deadly for women. To maintain good health, women should see their gynecologists regularly and report any unusual symptoms immediately.

Causes of Gynecologic Cancers
Many medical researchers believe there may be a strong genetic component to the incidence of gynecologic cancers. However, other factors, such as smoking, environmental exposure, human papillomavirus exposure and aging, also play a part.

The Risks of Power Morcellation
Because gynecologic cancers may not have any noticeable symptoms, women may be unaware they have it. Unfortunately, this lack of knowledge can put them at heightened risk when they undergo gynecological procedures. An instrument called a power morcellator is sometimes used during laparoscopic procedures such as hysterectomy and removal of fibroid tumors. This device works by breaking up tissue into smaller pieces so that they can be easily removed through the small laparoscopic incision. However, when cancer is present, these cells can be cut up and dispersed more widely throughout the body, making treatment more difficult or even impossible. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has issued a safety communication discouraging the use of power morcellators during laparoscopic procedures because of this risk for spreading unsuspected cancers.

What Women Can Do To Reduce Their Risk
Women can protect themselves from inadvertently spreading gynecologic cancer through the use of power morcellators by discussing the issue with their physicians. Ask if the device will be used during the procedure, and if other types of instruments can be used. If you have already undergone procedures that used the morcellator, see your gynecologist to have regular tests and examinations to ensure that abnormal growths are not present. Be alert to any unusual symptoms, and notify your doctor if anything seems wrong.

By being aware of the use of power morcellators, monitoring your body carefully, and seeing your gynecologist for regular checkups, you can reduce your risk for gynecologic cancers.

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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Round-up for Dr Chen's Seminar 2014 on Healthcare Benefits of Lingzhi

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Dr Deng-Hai Chen had in September 2014 made a presentation on various aspects relating to Lingzhi / Ganoderma and also shared scientific evidence of Lingzhi's ability to protect our liver, kidney and heart.

Click here for the full article on his Presentation titled 

"Healthcare Benefits of Lingzhi".

Confidence in Lingzhi

When your own health or the health of your loved ones are affected, your whole life can suddenly collapseregardless whether you're running a big business or you're holding a high level position or you're just a housewife. Health is so critically important. But because we know about Lingzhi, even when we encounter health problems that doctors are unable to handle, we know what to do immediately.

In that sense, our health depends on our own conviction in Lingzhi. If we don't already understand Lingzhi's capabilities when we are confronted with a health problem, our life or the lives of our family may suffer a very big negative impact. We can only wait helplessly in the hospital and keep on praying. But because we believe in Lingzhi, things are different. This is even more so for those of us who have been exposed to Lingzhi for many, many years - our confidence level is even higher.

Research on Lingzhi

Dr Chen has presented to us something that can take care of our entire family's health. This is indeed a precious treasure and a great blessing to know about Lingzhi's potential. It's not easy for Dr Chen to communicate something so complex such as the technical details of his research and intricate techniques on how to extract, concentrate and purify Lingzhi etc., and make it so simple that every lay person can understand. We not only understand, but are able to absorb and then share with other friends who don't have medical background.

Most professors and scientists simply do their researches in the lab, then report their findings in conferences and medical journals. It 
is another matter whether these findings are appropriate for the public to use, as what is reported and tested in the lab may not be something that's suitable for human consumption. 

Prof Chen is different. He doesn't only report his findings, but he also walks with the consumers, to listen and understand their needs, so he can align his research to really cater to what we require. For instance, cancer patients previously had to swallow 60 capsules Yung Kien Ganoderma a day. After Dr Chen understands the practical difficulty to do so, he has put in much effort to come up with a version which takes that into account. Now we have Yung Kien Ganoderma2, wherein 10 capsules is equivalent to the original 60 capsules.

The knowledge on how to attain maximum efficacy from the health products is not so easily achieved. As an example, the juice from mangosteen (or any other natural plants) has been claimed to have health benefits. But there are many aspects to consider, such as,

- Which part of the mangosteen is the best - skin, flesh, stem or tail?
- When is the best time to harvest - in March or December?
- Which area's mangosteen is the best - from Penang or Johor?
- Do you use hot or cold water to juice it?
- Do you blend for 10 minutes or 1 hour?

- Do you blend into 1 bowl or 2 bowls?

Of course, the juice of any mangosteen is nice to drink, but the effectiveness and health benefits is surely different. This gives you an idea of the kind of research that needs to be done to ensure that Shuang Hor Lingzhi can indeed give us all the benefits claimed.

How Safe is Lingzhi?

A key point always emphasized by Dr Chen is Safety. What does Safety really mean? It means it can be taken by 
a 7-month pregnant lady AND a 2-day old little baby AND an 80 year old man. All of them can safely consume Lingzhi. For example, water is considered safe to drink, right? And it's good to drink a lot of water. But for a kidney dialysis patient, water is no longer safe, as his body will have difficulty eliminating the extra fluid. Using that comparison, Lingzhi is in fact safer than water, as dialysis patients can consume a high dose without fear.

Safety has another crucial point - we can take it for long term, and take it everyday. We don't realize how much stress we put our body through and how much toxins we take in everyday. In that sense, Lingzhi is even more critical for people living in the city environment, because of our lifestyle and living habits. Hence we have to really put in the effort to understand Lingzhi.

How Much Lingzhi to Take?

How about dosage? How much can one safely consume? The fact that Lingzhi is packaged in capsules has resulted in many people treating it like drugs. Generally drugs can't be taken in high dose. But people can safely take Lingzhi at high dose, particularly for the terminally ill patients, they have to take at even higher dose. Many experiments have been conducted comparing the consumption of Lingzhi at low and high dose. The results clearly show that the higher the dose, the more effective it is, and there's no side effects. No harm will come to the liver and kidney.

Dosage is not specific as all of us are differentThere are so many levels for each type of disease even though it bears the same name. For example, diabetes can be at early stage or a very severe case. Depending on severity, dosage will vary. When the right dosage is coupled with a positive mindset, sufficient sleep, healthier lifestyle, good dietary habit etc., the effects will be even better. Each person's body constitution and body size is also different. Normal maintenance level can range from 8 to 12 Lingzhi a day - a bigger sized person needs to take more, a sick person needs to take at least 12 and above. 

Healing Reactions

Lingzhi can certainly bring you back to health, but during this process, there are many people who give up. Why? Because of their misunderstanding on the Healing Reactions. As Lingzhi is eliminating the toxins and doing its job, you will feel some level of discomfort over a period of time. For instance, some people will pass out a lot of dark stools many times a day. They get worried. In actual fact, they should be happy that they can discharge so much dirty toxins in such a short time. 

Supplementary Shuang Hor Products

Another important point to note is, Lingzhi must be complemented with supplementary Shuang Hor products. Why? Look at it this way - a Boss needs a Secretary and Driver to lighten his work. Boss is the Lingzhi. Secretary and Driver are the supplementary products, which make Lingzhi works even more effectively. During the healing process, your red blood cells need repairing, your wounds need healing, your body cells need restoring, and so on, but your body lacks the raw materials like protein, collagen and calcium. So if you just take Lingzhi,  the work can't be done. Lingzhi does not contain all these nutrients. Hence, it is very important to accompany Lingzhi with sufficient amount of the right supplementary products. 


When taking Lingzhi, there is no overdose problem. The reason we can take it at such high dose is because it is absolutely Safe. It can effectively protect all our essential organs including our heart, kidney, liver and immune system. Take care of your health when you're still healthy. Don't wait until you're struck down by a disease and then scramble to look for help.

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Dr Chen Deng-Hai: 2014 Seminar on Healthcare Benefits of Lingzhi

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Dr Deng-Hai Chen is a highly qualified doctor in the area of Lingzhi / Ganoderma research as he holds a Master degree and PhD degree in Organic Chemistry. He also holds many positions, including Vice President of the Department of Bio-tech and Medical Development, General Manager of Biotechnology Park and Director of Microbiological Research Foundation. He has also published many research reports, including this book called "Ganoderma: The Ultimate Herbal Medicine".

In Dr Chen's presentation in September 2014, he spoke at length on various aspects relating to Lingzhi.
Below I share some of his key points.

Safety of Lingzhi

Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing (Shen Nong Herbal Classic) is a book on agriculture and medicinal plants produced 2,000-3,000 years ago. It described Lingzhi as Non-Toxic. Scientific data also shows that Lingzhi is safer than normal edible mushrooms. A Japanese research team fed lab mice with different kinds of mushrooms, including Lingzhi. After 3 years of feeding, the mice were sacrificed, and their organs were inspected. The research team found that bitter mushrooms are safer than tasty mushrooms. Shuang Hor has also done a test to feed mice with high dosage of Lingzhi extract. The extract is equivalent to a human being consuming up to 8 bottles of Yung Kien Ganoderma a day, every day, for 3 years. The results again show it is very safe to do so. Further, over the past 26 years, over one million people have safely consumed and used Shuang Hor products, without any side effects.

Independent Certifications

To-date, Shuang Hor's Lingzhi has attained the most number of healthfood certifications from Taiwan's Ministry of Health. The certificates are for Immune Modulation, Liver Protection, Delaying Ageing and Alleviation of Allergic Symptoms. Without these certificates, products that are claimed to be 'healthfood' are illegal. The manufacturers can be fined up to NTD2 million or face a 3-year jail term. Shuang Hor's Lingzhi has obtained Taiwan's FDA guarantee for safety and efficacy.

Effective Components of Lingzhi

The 2 major effective components of Lingzhi are Triterpenoids and Polysaccharides.
These components have different functional pathways.
Triterponoids act like a weapon - it directly kills the pathogens eg. cancer cells and viruses.
Polysaccharides get into our digestive system, which contains a lot of immune cells. Polysaccharides is able to boost the activity of these immune cells i.e. it acts indirectly, by waking up our immune system to do the job. 
The major component in Triterpenoids is Ganoderic Acids (more than 200 kinds have been isolated) while the most famous component in Polysaccharides is Beta-glucans.
Triterpenoid is very unique because it is not found in other mushrooms. It can only be found in Lingzhi. So it can be used as a 'fingerprint' for Lingzhi. It has small molecule size (400-800). When it is digested, it enters into our blood vessels i.e. ganoderic acids can be detected in the blood of people who take Lingzhi. It can be easily identified. It has more functions than polysaccharides. As such, it has the most potential for new drugs development. Shuang Hor is currently the most qualified enterprise to undertake this development.

Liver Protection and Lingzhi

There is a research done by the cooperation of 3 universities in Taiwan, by scientists specialising in food science, medical science and sports science. The findings is published in the journal Molecules 2013, 18(2), 1741-1754. The article is called "Ganoderma Tsugae Hepatoprotection against Exhaustive Exercise-Induced Liver Injury in Rats". The result shows that Lingzhi can protect liver from injury induced by exhaustive exercise.
In this experiment, rats are made to run on treadmill. The rats are divided into control group and those administered with low, medium and high dose of Lingzhi before the run. The Lingzhi used is Shuang Hor's Yung Kien Ganoderma. The high dose corresponds to 4 bottles of Yung Kien Ganoderma for human consumption. The reason why such a high dose is used is, in addition to testing for Effectiveness of Lingzhi for liver protection, the scientists also want to test for Safety level.
Whenever the rats stop running, they are given an electric shock to force them to continue running. They are given up to 5 electric shocks, until they are finally exhausted.
Control group - running time is 60 minutes.
Lingzhi group - running time is 80-90 minutes. The higher the dosage, the longer is the running time.
Rats fed with Lingzhi show no signs of liver damage after undergoing exhaustive exercise - the liver is protected by Lingzhi.
Athletes who train a lot or people who become overly exhausted will damage their liver and kidney. If they don't get sufficient rest, they can die. But if they take Lingzhi, their liver will not be so easily damaged. For marathon runners, high dose of Lingzhi can help them get better results, and they will feel less tired.

Pharmaceutical Kinetic of Ganoderic Acid-A in Human Subjects (Double-blind) - How often should one take Lingzhi in a day?

Is there a difference if you consume Lingzhi every hour or only once a day?
This is an experiment published by the Chiang Mai University.
Human subjects are fed with Lingzhi every hour. The scientists analyse their blood every hour to find if there's any effective components such as Ganoderic Acid-A (GA-A) present in the blood.
The answer is Yes. When we take Lingzhi, our blood will have the effective components, including GA-A.
The findings show that if the subjects take Lingzhi before meals, the effective components will be absorbed much faster.
The GA-A reaches maximum concentration in plasma after 35 minutes. There's a higher ratio of GA-A after 35 mins in the blood. One hour later, the concentration drops to half. Because of that, if more concentration is needed, another dose needs to be supplied.
Hence according to this scientific data, supplying another dose after 1 hour is reasonable.
It was found that after 12 hours, no more GA-A exists. There was no more effective components in the blood. Hence if needed, make sure that another dose is supplied within 12 hours duration.

Kidney Protection and Lingzhi

If your kidney no longer works, you will need dialysis. It is a blood-cleansing procedure that replaces the kidney function. Usually patients who are on dialysis will have to be on dialysis for the rest of their lives. However, it is found that some people who take Lingzhi are able to return their kidney function back to normal.
Dr Chen conducted a test in his Bio-medical Institute in Taiwan using mice to find what is the real component that saves the kidney. The test is done using the FMT (Fluorescent Molecular Tomography) machine, a high resolution MRI for animals. Ganoderic acid is found to be the effective component. In the experiment, some chemical is used to induce kidney inflammation. The mice are then divided into control group and those fed with medium (300 mg/dL) and high dose (500 mg/dL) Lingzhi. 5 days later, the FMT images of their kidneys were taken. The deeper the color indicates the greater the inflammation. The images of mice that don't take Lingzhi show very deep color.
The images prove that mice fed with higher dose of Lingzhi show a lightening of the color i.e. a lower level of protein urea (abnormal amount of protein present in the urine) - 300 mg/dL for medium dose and 100 mg/dL for high dose.
In other words, mice that take high dose Lingzhi can protect their kidney from inflammation and damage. This is the first proof that Ganoderic acid is able to protect the kidney from dialysis. So for people who just start to undergo dialysis, it's possible to use high dose Lingzhi to prevent them from going through long-term dialysis.

Heart Protection and Lingzhi
Lingzhi is also very helpful to protect our heart. This is the first evidence that will prove it. Dr Mo was a uni-mate of Dr Chen and they graduated from National Cheng Kung University together. He then went to work in the University of Illinois before returning to Taiwan in 2005. He specialises in cardiology.
When Dr Mo was looking for some research he can do on what protects the heart, Dr Chen suggested Lingzhi. He was not interested. But about 4 years ago, when he came across a research paper on heart protection, he was reminded of the Lingzhi Dr Chen gave him. He used the sample and found that Lingzhi can indeed protect the heart. He wrote the Paper and submitted it to the Microbiological Research Foundation.
Test method:
Dr Mo used a myocardial injury model by challenging the mice with Isoproterenol i.e. injecting the mice with a chemical that causes their hearts to beat very quickly, which eventually damages the heart. After that, he administered the mice with Ganoderic Acid-A (GA-A), isolated from Yung Kien Ganoderma. He found that GA-A is the effective component to protect our heart.
The images show that the hearts of the control group mice are purplish in color, i.e. there's presence of damaged tissues and some cells are dead. For the Lingzhi group - there is no purple area meaning no tissues are injured/dead. In other words, GA-A is able to protect the heart cells.
His finding is published in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research 2013, 57(10), p.1892-1896. The article is titled "The triterpenoids of Ganoderma Tsugae prevent stress-induced myocardial injury in mice".

GA-A is also found to be able to prevent damage from Ractoamine, which is a feed additive to promote leanness in animals raised for their meat. It is banned in many countries (but still used in America at this point) due to its suspected health effects, including damage to our heart.
In a test, Ractoamine is used to induce damage in the heart cells of mice. When the mice that are administered with Ractoamine are also fed with Lingzhi, it was found that the cell damage level is lower. In other words, if you take a lot of American beef, you should consider taking Lingzhi as it can protect heart cells from Ractoamine damage.


As you can see from above, there are many new findings on the capability of Lingzhi to protect our essential body organs, including our liver, kidney and heart. The wisest way to take care of your Health is Prevention, not Treatment. So start taking Lingzhi when you're young and healthy. Don't wait until you're diagnosed with a disease. By that time, it will cost a lot, or worse, it may be too late.

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