5 Reasons for Stomach Bloating

Sunday, 28 June 2020


Bloating is very common. Your stomach feels tight and full of air. The local term of "angin" is used to describe that feeling of trapped air. It's one of the symptoms of indigestion.

Here are 5 reasons why stomach bloating and indigestion happen:

1) Constipation
Stools stored in your rectum and colon is old food that's being broken down and release gas, which build up and go back into your upper gut, causing the bloated feeling. The longer stools stay in the colon, the more water is reabsorbed and the more difficult it is to evacuate.

2) Gastroparesis
Diabetes, hypothyroidism and Parkinson's disease can cause the gut to move slower than normal. Food is difficult to be broken down and absorbed properly.

3) Aerophagia
Excessive swallowing of air by people who have disorders such as anxiety or depression can cause bloating.

4) Food intolerance
Inability to digest foods like lactose and gluten can cause abdominal discomfort. Fermentation of undigested carbo (from foods like bread, honey, soft cheese, beer and apples) release gas and causes bloating.

5) IBS
Even though it's a benign disorder, the symptoms can be severe enough to interfere with normal daily activities and affect quality of life. Bloating associated with IBS may result from bacterial fermentation of undigested or increased sensitivity of gut to normal gas volumes.

It's normal to feel bloated occasionally. But you should consult your doctor if it's associated with these symptoms:
- Unexplained weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Blood in stools 
- Disturbed sleep from the discomfort
- Chest discomfort masquerading as heart attack (pain radiating to the neck, profuse sweating or dizziness)
- Gallstones and gall bladder diseases
- Pancreatic disorders 
- Ovarian diseases
- Fluid accumulation outside organs (ascites), leading to heart failure, liver cirrhosis, kidney disorders and thyroid diseases.

Can probiotics help?

Yes. It helps to take probiotics for various conditions including inflammation of intestinal walls, IBS as well as after taking antibiotics. It is important to choose good quality probiotics products with sufficient quantity which remain alive to do the job. Lactoberry probiotics is one such products.

Click on this link for Lactoberry's ingredients and benefits..

Advice for a healthy digestive system

Our skin and gut are "linked" so some gut diseases manifest as skin problems e.g. eczema, psoriasis and allergies. Maintaining a healthy gut can address skin problems.

Some lifestyle tips to keep your gut healthy:
- Reduce stress 
- Maintain regular and sufficient sleeping hours
- Chew your food properly
- Don't rush through your meals
- Drink water
- Avoid highly processed food, animal fats and refined sugar.

Another proven way to help keep your gut healthy and prevent bloating is to take Lingzhi / Ganoderma. Click on this link for videos on the scientific researches and benefits of Shuang Hor Lingzhi.

(Source: Misconceptions about bloating, Datin Dr Sharmila Sachithanandan, Starhealth 21/6/2020)

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Uniqueness of Lactoberry Probiotics

Sunday, 7 June 2020


There are many probiotics products in the market today. What are the differences between Lactoberry and all these other products?

One of the unique features of Lactoberry probiotics is that the strains of bacteria used are the same as those which are already existing in our body. If you take new strains of probiotics which are not in our body, our body may reject them. In other words, as Lactoberry helps to strengthen and increase the quantity of bacteria that are already present inside our body, you can be rest assured it won't create any resistance or side effects. In fact, the strains in Lactoberry are from Denmark, but they have been "trained" to be localised hence our body won't resist it.

Two Major Hurdles

For a probiotic to work effectively in our body, it has to be able to travel successfully all the way to our intestines. If they die prematurely, whatever is consumed is wasted. There are 2 major hurdles these probiotics have to go through:

(a) Body temperature. When we consume the probiotics, they are exposed to the temperature in our mouth of 37'C. A lot of bacteria cannot survive at this level of temperature.

(b) Stomach acid which is hydrochloric acid with pH 1. It is highly acidic and at this strength, it will destroy a lot of friendly bacteria. People with high amount of stomach acid has strong digestive ability. On the other hand, people with weak stomach acid will find food that pass through their intestines are not digested properly. However, too much or too little is not good.

Products in the market that claim they have multiple billions bacteria don't mean much, because what we want to know is how many successfully reach the intestines to perform their job.

Why is Lactoberry Effective?

How do you create good probiotics that are able to go through these 2 barriers successfully?
What Shuang Hor does is to "dress" them up e.g. firemen who wear protective clothing before going into the fire. The "clothing" used for Lactoberry is called "multi-coating".  The bacteria are still alive but go into hibernation mode upon the coating.

The strains are cultivated and trained to be able to withstand heat of up to 45'C. Most bacteria are killed at the temperature of about 40'C.
The strains are also cultivated to be able to withstand acid in the stomach.

Now you understand why most probiotics are not so effective because not many are able to reach the intestines, putting aside the original quantity.

Why is Probiotics so Important?

There are about 500 types bacteria in our intestines. When the number of good bacteria decreases, the amount of bad bacteria increases.

Many people have decreasing number of friendly bacteria because they consume a lot of medicines including antibiotics, HBP and diabetics drugs etc. Long-term consumers of drugs will destroy their villi.

Diabetic patients also lack good bacteria because their blood is very toxic. They easily get itchiness on their skin and their wounds take a long time to heal. Lactoberry is very effective for diabetics patients. Glucose are located in 2 places in our body - one is in the blood and the other is in the intestines. Probiotics has the ability to breakdown the excess sugar from the intestines. Do not be concerned about the sweet taste of Lactoberry because it has little effect on blood sugar level.

Some symptoms of people who lack friendly bacteria in the body include:

- Food that was enjoyed in the past e.g. spicy food would now trigger diarrhoea.
- More bloatedness and indigestion.
- Difficulty sleeping.
- Easily feel heatiness.
- Risk of cancer is higher.
- Allergy such as itchiness.
- Flatulence and stools are very smelly.
- Dull complexion.
- Bad breath.

How to Consume Lactoberry

The right way of consuming Lactoberry is to pour directly into your mouth followed by drinking room-temperature water. The reason is when the probiotics is poured into your mouth, your body heat warms it up thereby helping to undress a layer of the coating, when it enters the stomach the acid dissolves another layer of coating, so when it reaches the colon it is ready to do the work.

Why is it important to drink water when consuming probiotics?
The water acts as a carrier to bring the probiotics to the intestines. Because of the water, it has the ability to grow from 2 billion to 40 billion in 3 hours. Bacteria multiplies quickly in the presence of water.

It is recommended to consume daily as the good bacteria die and are pushed out of the body everyday. It doesn't matter whether you consume before or after meal.

Recommendations on Effective Ways to Consume Lactoberry

When one has food poisoning,  consume 3 sachets immediately.
Do not dissolve Lactoberry in water before consuming. It is not so effective because some layers of coating are already dissolved before one even swallows them, thereby exposing them to heat and stomach acids.

If you have sore throat, consume 3 sachets of Lactoberry without water at night and go to sleep. Let the probiotics stay and coat around the throat area. You will feel improvement the next day.

Babies delivered under cesarean section have less friendly bacteria because the mother is not able to successfully transfer the good bacteria to them. These babies are more prone to have lactose intolerance and watery stools. Feed them with Lactoberry. Each sachet can be divided into a few times of feeding. If the babies are unable to take the powder directly, dissolve with water and feed them the water. After some time, when they have sufficient friendly bacteria, the symptoms of lactose intolerance will subside.

80% of white blood cells reside in the GI tract. Total length of both large and small intestines is about 30 feet. Unlike a drain in our house of this length which we can clean often, we never really do the same for our intestines. In fact, these friendly bacteria are the cleaners when they help improve our bowel movements.

People with a lot of bad bacteria tend to accumulate a lot of stools in their intestines. Some symptoms include dull complexion, bad breath and bloatedness. The colon works using the peristalsis movement. If there is not sufficient energy supply into the intestines, the muscle movement does not function well and you will have difficulty passing motion.  The stools become more and more compact. If waste accumulates in the colon for over 24 hours, the stools that are passed out are denser and tend to sink. Replenish with probiotics. It is one of the cheapest ways amongst Shuang Hor products to help you increase your immunity. Try taking 3 sachets a day for 1 month - it's a way of spring-cleaning the intestines.

Another benefit is probiotics helps improve the absorption of nutrients by the villi in the small intestines. If you want to eat any nutritious food, you have to first take care of your intestines. Otherwise, your body cannot utilise these nourishing food.

Note: Some people have the healing reaction of acute pain in the intestines area after consuming Lingzhi. This indicates they have some kind of problem in their intestines. This is common amongst very skinny people as their body is unable to absorb the food they eat.

TCM Point of View

Some points you can massage to improve the health of your intestines:

(a) Side of tip of index finger - stimulates colon meridian point. People who suffer from constipation will feel sharp pain when this point is massaged.
Side of tip of thumb - stimulates lung meridian point.

The meridian points of colon and lung are connected. They "join" at the meeting point on the back of hand up between thumb and index finger. People who have constipation will find that the health of their lungs are not good e.g. a lot of phlegm or difficulty breathing. When they consume probiotics to address their colon problems, their lung-related problems will also improve. They will not suffer so frequently from runny nose. Their sense of smell also improve.

(b) Outer side of tip of small finger - stimulate small intestines. People who are very skinny and have difficulty absorbing nutrients will feel sharp pain when this point is massaged.
Inner side of tip of small finger - stimulate heart meridian.

The meridian points of the small intestines and heart are connected up towards the shoulder.  If you have a weak small intestines, you will also have weak heart muscles and have shoulder pain. In other words, people who look gaunt and skinny and have poor absorption ability, it follows that they also tend to have shoulder pain problem.
In fact, the meridian points of the liver and gallbladder also converge at the shoulder. It is common that people with gallbladder stones will also experience pain at the shoulder.

In order to address this problem, take Lactoberry to clean up the intestines.

(d) Side of palm (hou shee shiek) - stimulate small intestines. Massaging this area also helps improve any pain in the shoulder.
People who feel numbness when this point is massaged means their small intestines are weak.

(e) Another way to improve digestive system is to lie on the bed and use warm palm to rub the tummy in a circular motion, clockwise, for 30 times. It stimulates the colon and can improve constipation problem.
 

(Source: Shuang Hor seminar 8 January 2019)

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Exclusive: Target Lingzhi - YKI (Immune)

Sunday, 17 May 2020

This article is from a talk by Taiwan nutritionist Ms Yu-Chi Cheng, in conjunction with the launch of YKI ("Zen Pin" Lingzhi) on 6 April 2020. It comprises one of the 3 Target Lingzhi launched. It is presently available only in Singapore. Application has been submitted to the relevant ministries in Malaysia for approval to bring YKI into Malaysia.

YKI is in fact quite similar to YK1. Two accreditations have been accorded to YK1, namely for its immune regulation and liver protection ability. These 2 features are also present in YKI, namely:

Immune Modulation Function:
- Helps promote the vitality of NKC
- Helps promote the vitality of phagocyte cells
- Helps enhance the production of immune cells (T and B cells)
- Helps promote the production of antibodies
- Helps modulate the functions of T-cells (Th1 and Th2). However, YKI is more effective in regulating the T-cells as compared to YK1.

Liver Protection Function:
- Reduce the indices of GOT and GPT. YKI also performs this function more effectively than YK1.

However, YKI has 2 additional features i.e.:

1. Prevent virus infection (protects our respiratory system).
2. Reduce high blood sugar, for which its ingredients has obtained a USA Patent for being able to treat hyperglycaemia.

As such, it can be said that YKI is an Upgraded or an Improved version of YK1.

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Exclusive: Target Lingzhi - YKK (Kidney)

Sunday, 10 May 2020

This article is from a talk by Taiwan nutritionist Ms Yu-Chi Cheng, in conjunction with the launch of YKK ("Shen Ji" Lingzhi) in Malaysia on 6 April 2020.

In our body, there are 3 main elimination channels - the wastes are expelled out through our sweat, urine and stools. In this detox process, our kidney plays a very important role as it's one of the main detox pipeline. It may seem like it's not a big deal as going to toilet is something we do everyday. But if the kidneys don't function properly, we will feel a lot of discomfort. Toxins which are stuck in the body will start to poison it.

YKK's main function is to take care of our kidney. If the kidney is healthy and it can flush out all the toxins, the rest of our body organs will also benefit and be healthy.

YKK is the first product derived from antelope Lingzhi. The main ingredient in YKK is lucidenic acid (one of the 200 types of ganoderic acid). The molecule size of lucidenic acid is extremely small and therefore, is able to easily penetrate into every body cell.

This lucidenic acid composition in YKK has received many patents and endorsements, including from China, Taiwan, EU, USA, Hong Kong and Singapore.


Functions and Benefits of YKK

1. Enhance kidney function

Our kidney is like a water purifier. On average, we drink about 2 litres of water a day. But our kidney has to filter about 200 litres of blood daily. After the age of 40, kidney function deteriorates by about 1% every year. Hence early kidney protection is very important, even when they are still healthy.


Experiment: 2 groups of healthy mice (simulating healthy humans) are (i) injected with stevia (sweetener) and (ii) injected with stevia and fed with YKK. The objective is to determine if YKK can increase the kidney's filtration capability (GFR) to excrete out the stevia.

Experiment result:
Top row: Even for mice with healthy kidney, the stevia still stays in the kidney after 60 mins (blue fluorescent colour is still bright).
Bottom row: For mice fed with YKK, the blue fluorescent colour has dimmed tremendously by 60 mins, indicating a faster renal metabolism rate, or better kidney function.
Bar graph: This experiment demonstrates that YKK effectively improves kidney's GFR function by 5 times.

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Exclusive: Target Lingzhi - YKB (Bone)

Sunday, 3 May 2020

This article is from a talk by Taiwan nutritionist Ms Yu-Chi Cheng, in conjunction with the launch of 3 products on 6 April 2020.

Target Lingzhi (Lei Biao Ba Lingzhi) was first launched in Taiwan in 2018. It came to Malaysia and Singapore about 3 years later and was simultaneously launched on 6 April 2020.

The products launched in Malaysia were:
- YKB ("Fu Jian" Lingzhi) - mainly for Bones.
- YKK ("Shen Ji" Lingzhi) - mainly for Kidney.

In Singapore, these products were launched:
- YKB
- YKI ("Zen Pin" Lingzhi) - mainly for Immune system.

Difference between Target and Basic Lingzhi

The Target range of Lingzhi is in addition to the Basic ("Ji Chu") Lingzhi already in the market in Malaysia, namely Nutrihealth tablets, Jia Hor Lingzhi, Yung Kien 1 and Yung Kien 2.

What are the main differences between Target Lingzhi and Basic Lingzhi?
(i) Raw material used.
(ii) Processing method.
(iii) Effectiveness and speed of recovery.

To manufacture Basic Lingzhi, the entire fruiting body is used, and the processes it goes through are Drying, Coarse crushing, Extraction, Concentration and Quick drying/freezing, before the final product is obtained.

For Target Lingzhi, the raw material is Liquid Fermentation Mycelium (not fruiting body). It is put through the processes of Drying, Extraction (specific high efficiency ingredient drying), Separation, Purification and Quick drying/freezing to arrive at the final product. This process increases the effectiveness of Lingzhi, where the higher concentration and purity level of ganoderic acid will give results that are more effective and quicker.

Uses of Target Lingzhi v. Basic Lingzhi

Basic Lingzhi - as the whole fruit body is used, the effective components are many but in smaller quantity. It is better for general use, especially for people who don't know exactly which body organ is unwell or what diseases they may have. In other words, it's for general health maintenance, protection and prevention purpose. The duration will be longer and dosage will be higher.
Eg. liver cancer patients need to take 1 bottle/day to start seeing results.

Target Lingzhi - if a specific health problem is identified, then it's better to take Target Lingzhi as the speed of recovery is faster (quickly solves the problem) and improvement effect is much better. In other words, because of its specific functions, Target Lingzhi is a better option as it achieves faster and more effective results in a shorter span of time.

Special Features of Target Lingzhi

1. Contains key ingredients with higher concentration and higher purity.
Hence it's faster to see effective results.

2. Proven effectiveness with GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) accreditation.
GLP is a legal term referring to the practice of using a standardised set of guidelines to generate reproducible results that can be validated by replicating experimental conditions.
It is recognised globally. The experiments are done using actual Target Lingzhi, thus giving consumers more confidence on the product.

3. Patents obtained for manufacturing process and product ingredients.
Eg. YKI can treat high blood glucose problem, YKK can improve kidney functions etc.
Because of this proven effectiveness, this Lingzhi has been positioned as targeted to be used to address specific problems.

4. Accumulated many clinical testimonies.

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Bits & Bites #229 - Business: Finding Solutions for You

Sunday, 19 April 2020

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Berry Farm
Shuang Hor is a company that doesn't make "Me Too" products. What this means is it doesn't produce something simply to add a product into its range just because other companies have it, be it probiotics, coffee, dietary fiber, protein, detergent or toothpaste. All its products are natural; they have many unique features, serve multiple functions and are very safe for long-term use.
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Retailing is not about finding customers for your products.
It's about "finding Solutions for your customers".
What I recommend to you is something which I genuinely believe you need, and not simply to make you part with your money.

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When we recommend you a health solution, some of you would say you need to consult your family first before making your decision.
But think about it..
It is You who are sitting here. It is You who listen to my explanations. It is You who understand how the products work. Why would you want to consult someone who has never heard of this product and doesn't know anything about this product for their advice?
If that family member is the decision maker, please request that person to join you in this meeting.

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It is common that some people want to speak to their doctors first before taking Lingzhi.
You should only seek this doctor's advice after you verify that he is indeed qualified to advice you.
How do you do that?
By asking him if he has heard of Shuang Hor's Lingzhi, and if he knows what are the effective components e.g. triterpenoids and macromolecular polysaccharides.
Only if this doctor confirms that he knows of the functions of these components, then you can seek his advice.
If he claims that he knows, but advised you against, ask him which of these ingredients is not safe to be consumed? Does he really know?

Bakuteh
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Bits & Bites #228 - Health: 5 Things on Lingzhi You May Not Know

Sunday, 5 April 2020

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MR Bakery
Q. What is the difference between Lingzhi / Ganoderma and steroids?
A. All diseases that steroids can treat can also be treated by Lingzhi. The difference is Lingzhi does not give you any no side effects.

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Lingzhi / Ganoderma is a functional food. Briefly, Lingzhi helps us to:
- Cleanse our blood circulation system
- Detox toxins and flush out waste materials
- Regulate bodily functions
- Strengthen bodily functions.

It is not a health supplement - we don't take Lingzhi for nutrients. That's why Lingzhi is paired up with Yung Kien Bee Pollen, which supplies 200 types of natural nutrients to our body cells. These cells need to be properly nourished for them to perform their functions.

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Lingzhi is a natural functional food. Any excess consumed will be flushed out of your body. It's money well spent because when it leaves your body, it brings out toxins as well. Nobody is happy to keep toxins in their body right?

Lingzhi is not a synthetic supplement. As they are not natural or contain heavy metal, they cannot easily leave your body. Thus not only are they unable to flush toxins out but these supplements add to the burden.

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Have you been to see the factory and seen the source of where and how the supplements you take everyday are produced?
One very important point is the source of water used to manufacture the product. The water must be treated first. If not, water which contains heavy metal content will be transferred to the product. It will accumulate in your body when you consume such products.
Shuang Hor's Lingzhi is free from heavy metal because the factory uses water which it has treated.

In fact, the normal water filtration system in our houses is unable to filter out all the heavy metal in the water. Especially if the piping system is old, there is an even higher possibility of it containing dangerous amounts of plumbum or lead.

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After taking Lingzhi, I cannot guarantee that you will be 100% cured. Even a doctor or surgeon is unable to do that. However, I can assure you that when taken correctly, you will certainly see improvement. I see it in my self and I see how it has helped my parents and many friends. Of course, if you combine with healthy lifestyle and dietary habits, your results will be even better.

MR Bakery
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Drop me a mail at askfuiping@gmail.com to buy Shuang Hor products for your health. I am an Authorised Distributor. Have an awesome day!

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