Why Taking The Wrong Supplements Can Kill You

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

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The nutritional supplements available in the market come in the form of tablets, capsules, liquid, granules or powder. Many companies only list the main ingredients of their products, followed by words like "Others" or "Inactive Ingredients" to indicate the presence of Excipients (inactive substance that serve as the medium for a drug or the active substance).

Do you know that if you consume the wrong supplements, it poses a great danger to your body in the long-term due to these hidden extras?

Why are Excipients Added if they are Harmful? 

Because they serve an important function in the manufacturing process. Some of the functions include:
  • Bulk up the tablets into convenient form to consume.
  • Facilitate powder flowability. For example, herbs such as milk thistle may be damp/moist during processing and have the tendency to gel together. Anti-caking agents are added to address this.
  • Assist in solubility and absorption of the tablets in the stomach. 
  • Improves the taste so they are easier to swallow.
In other words, the ingredients of the supplements may be Natural. But it is the processing method that adds a lot of harmful substance in. As such, there is usually a maximum dosage warning on the label, as overdose of certain excipients can be very harmful to your body.


Common Types of Excipients

1. Fillers
Increase the size of the tablet. 
For example, the mineral selenium is beneficial for our brain cells and nervous system. But we only need trace amounts of it, say 200 mcg daily (1,000,000 = 1g). As the amount is so minute, fillers are used to add mass to the selenium tablets, making it practical to produce and convenient for consumers to use.

2. Binders
Sticky substance that gel or hold the ingredients of a tablet together.
Examples include Povidone and Xanthan gum.

3. Disintegrant
Expand and dissolve when wet causing the tablet to break apart in the digestive tract, releasing the active ingredients for absorption.
Examples include Silica and Cellulose Microcrystalline.

4. Coating
Protect tablet ingredients from deterioration when exposed to air and make large or unpleasant-tasting tablets easier to swallow.
Prevent tablets from dissolving too soon before reaching the stomach.
Masks the unpleasant taste of certain active ingredient e.g. fish oil.

5. Flow Agent
Promote powder flow and allows all ingredients to flow easily and smoothly during manufacturing process.
Examples include Hydrogenated Oil and Calcium Stearate.

6. Lubricants
Prevent ingredients from clumping together or sticking to the tablets or capsule filling machine.
Examples include Magnesium Stearate, which is used in time-release tablets to control when the active ingredients in tablets will be released in the digestive tract.

7. Preservatives
Ensure supplements look fresh and prevent them from breaking down too soon.

8. Sorbents
Make tablets moisture-proof and easier to hold and swallow.

9. Others
Coloring improves the appearance of the formulation.
Flavors mask the unpleasant tasting active ingredients and make it more palatable for consumers.
Sweeteners make the ingredients more palatable, e.g. chewable antacids or cough syrups.

Excipients from Synthetic sources can be extremely harmful to your body. There are many Natural sources of excipients that can be used but due to higher cost, many companies resort to chemically derived sources.

Conclusion

Please be extremely cautious if you buy supplements from pharmacies. You could be causing your body more harm than good if you take the wrong supplements. 

Shuang Hor company is always very mindful of safety and hence, all our products e.g. our Yung Kien Ganoderma and Yung Kien Bee Pollen etc. do not contain any of these harmful excipients. You can safely consume Shuang Hor products for long-term with peace of mind.

Please email me at askfuiping@gmail.com if you want to buy health products that you can Safely consume for Long-Term - Shuang Hor products.

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Bits & Bites #81 - Health: Healing Reactions

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Please email askfuiping@gmail.com 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.

Porcelene

When your Immune System is activated / stronger, you may get fever as one of your healing reactions. This is a sign that your immune system is working to kill the virus currently invading your body.

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When you feel heaty as one of your healing reactions, it could indicate that your metabolism level has increased, and your body is more active now.

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Lingzhi acts as a health Scanner, meaning it can highlight a condition that is already existing in your body, but the symptoms are not severe enough for doctors to prescribe any medication.

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If your body is too weak, you won't go through any vertigo reactions, because detox takes energy. Only when it is strong enough, only then the vertigo reactions will take place. You are encouraged to take Yung Kien Pollen and Jia Hor Soya Protein to help strengthen your body.

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If you're suffering from cancer or dengue fever or food poisoning, Lingzhi will help your body to handle the immediate problem first, for instance killing the cancer cells or increasing the platelet count or purging out the toxins. After that, Lingzhi will go deeper to do the healing.

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Some reasons why you don't go through vertigo reactions include:
- You don't consume regularly.
- You don't consume at the recommended dosage.
- You are in denial - you refuse to admit that you have indeed encountered some form of healing reactions.

Chanteloup
Drop me a mail at askfuiping@gmail.com if you have any questions or comments or if you want to buy Shuang Hor Lingzhi to take care of your health.

Have an awesome day!

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Guest Blog: Effective Prevention and Cure for Foot Maladies

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Let’s review a few intriguing stats and facts about ‘feet’.
  • 20% of the population believe they have ugly feet
  • about nine in ten women wear shoes that do not fit them right
  • about 75-80% of adults have some form of foot problem – painful heels, corn or calluses, foot fatigue, among others.
(Source: Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists’ website)

We are too focused on other parts of the body that we neglect our overworked (frequently hidden) feet. We forego the proper care of the feet because our face, hands and other body parts get the lion’s share of our attention. This has to stop if we want these worthy members of our body to do the work we require of them.

Why taking care of our feet matters?

Preventing foot problems is simpler and easier than treating them when they get worse. More serious foot maladies are more difficult to handle. Hence, having a foot care routine will go a long way.

Make foot care a part of your lifestyle. Observe your feet for real signs of trouble:
  • soles, sides, and heels have thick, hardened skin
  • the skin between your toes either itch or crack
  • foot fatigue – your feet are tired at the end of the day
  • swelling under feet (swollen feet)
  • stinky feet
  • ingrown toenails
If you pass that first test, you luckily do not have the most common feet problems - at least, not yet.

Avoid more serious feet conditions by following these basic footcare reminders:

1. Inspect the soles of your feet, the skin between and the toes daily
Splurge on a professional pedicure and foot scrub at least once a month. But choose your nail parlor carefully.

2. Always wash your feet before you go to sleep
You can clean them with warm or cold water and mild soap. Make sure to dry them thoroughly with a towel – especially the skin between your toes.

3. Be gentle with calluses
Soak your feet using warm water with Epsom salt first. Then smooth them out with pumice stone or foot file. They need to be soft enough before you rub off the dead skin. Do not grind them too deep or they will only get worse.

4. Corns are tougher foes than calluses
If calluses can be removed by mere softening and rubbing, corns need medicine and some days before they completely disappear. Follow the same foot cleansing routine. Apply corn medicine after. You should notice some whitish, dead skin after about four nights – meaning the corn has healed.

5. Choose shoes not based on fashion or style but primarily for comfort
Go shopping for footwear in the afternoon, when your feet are at their biggest.

6. Change your socks daily or twice a day depending on your activity
Be sure to choose the right kinds of socks. Cotton and wool socks are good but synthetic socks are a bad choice during hot weather because they do not let your feet breathe properly.

7. Find out if your work conditions are the cause of your foot problems
If you stand for a long period of time on hard flooring or do strenuous work under the heat of the sun, you are likely to feel foot pain or get sweaty, stinky feet at the end of the day. Take frequent breaks and opt for durable and comfy footwear. If you have to wear heels at work, bring walking shoes with you so you can put them on before and after your shift.

8. Avoid walking barefooted
Foot coverings may be imperfect but removing foot protection exposes you to a host of infections. Beware of foot bugs in public toilets, shared pools, or hotel bathrooms and never use them without wearing flip flops or proper footwear.

9. Eat nutritious food for your feet’s health
It is no secret that foot problems are associated with poor diet. Just observe diabetic patients. Plant-based foods and a fish-rich diet can give you not only fabulous-looking feet but also a healthy body.

10. Learn basic foot relaxation and stretching techniques
Put your feet up for 10 minutes after a long day at work to promote better blood circulation. You may also ask your partner or family member to give you a foot massage. Do heel raises, runner’s stretch, or ankle strengthener every time you feel the need to release tension building up within your cramped feet.

For more serious feet conditions, do not hesitate to consult a doctor as soon as possible. It is best to speak to a chiropodist or podiatrist – if such a specialist is available in your area. Keep in mind that our feet deserve the same degree of attention and pampering the rest of our body receives.


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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Why Choose Shuang Hor?

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Have you heard of Robert Kiyosaki? He wrote a book called Rich Dad Poor Dad. This book revolutionises many people’s perception about income generation. In particular, he introduces a concept called the Cashflow Quadrant, which categorises the economic world into 4 quadrants - Employee, Self-employed, Business Owner and Investor.


I was from the Employee quadrant. I have been working in the corporate world for almost 20 years. I want to change my life. Starting my own business is the way to do it. But for someone in my situation (being in the E quadrant for the better part of my life), it was very challenging to shift to the B quadrant. It was challenging because it’s not only about doing something different, it’s also about how I need to change my mindset and attitude, and also having the capital and right skills and knowhow, in order to do a business successfully. 

I found out that the easiest way for people like me to jump from the E into the B quadrant is via the MLM vehicle. Why do I say that?
Click here to read my earlier article Why Choose MLM as Your Business Model?


The Health and Wellness Industry

Which industry to venture into to start your MLM business? Which industry has the most potential? There’re many opportunities out there. Why choose the health and wellness industry? Consider the trend that's happening right now. 

People are living longer now, longer than their ancestors. Even though we live longer, it doesn’t mean that we’re healthier. As we live longer and as we age, our body organs break down and need to be serviced. We get some ailments, and fall sick more as we grow older. It may not be serious illness like cancer but we suffer from aches and pains, here and there.


There is also a trend of people falling sick at a younger age, even little children. Childhood obesity is on the rise, that leads to juvenile hypertension, juvenile diabetes, etc. It's getting more common to hear of children suffering from asthma and skin allergy. 

We also hear that more people are suffering from chronic degenerative diseases like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and acute conditions like stroke, heart attacks etc. This is happening partly because of our lifestyle. We are living in a very polluted environment – air pollution, water pollution, our food contaminated with pesticides, growth hormones and antibiotics etc. that cause us to fall sick. We’re working longer hours, constantly under a lot of stress. Stress causes our immune system to go haywire and when that happens, we fall sick. Most of us are sedentary office workers and due to the nature of our work, we tend to sit in the office, not moving much and not exercising much. It's very hot in Malaysia, so we tend to drive around, and walk less. It's also not very safe to walk around outside. So all these lead to people falling sick easier.

It used to be when people fall sick they would seek conventional treatment from the doctors. But now they know that for degenerative diseases, the treatment is for long term, over many years. The cost will be very high. They also know that taking a lot of drugs and medications come with a lot of side effectsSo people start to look for alternative treatment, traditional chinese medication or other herbal medication that do not have adverse side effects. People seek for Prevention rather than Treatment.

On the positive side, there’re more high income earners now. Because they have the ability to spend, they want to look beautiful for longer, feel stronger for longer, and they want to preserve the way they look and feel. So these people look for solutions that will help them do all these. 

That's where the wellness industry comes in. 
Now can you see the potential for the health and wellness industry is very, very big?

http://multinivelonline.es/blog/entrevista-a-paul-zane-pilzer-sobre-network-marketing/
Have you heard of Paul Zane Pilzer? He wrote a book called The Wellness Revolution, back in 2002. Pilzer was the advisor to President Reagan. In this book, he tells you that if you’re going to get into business, you should go into the wellness business and he tells you why. He also tells you there’re many ways to tap into this industry. The way that has the most potential is MLM, and he tells you how to select the right MLM company. 

Shuang Hor's Competitive Edge

There are many MLM companies out there. What are the criteria you should consider when choosing the right MLM company to join? There are 4 main points you must look into: Products, Company, Marketing Plan and Education System. Shuang Hor satisfies all of them. Allow me to share with you.

1. Products

Shuang Hor's core product is Lingzhi / Ganoderma. What is Lingzhi? It is not something new. It has been in existence for thousands of years in ancient China. The 2 oldest Chinese medical journals state that Lingzhi is a superior healthfood because it has the ability to cleanse our blood and detoxify our body. When it does that it can help to regulate, normalize and stabilize our body constitution. And when our body is in a balanced state it can heal itself and therefore healing us of many medical conditions. In the olden days people didn’t know why Lingzhi was so good. The technology was not advanced enough for people to study what’s in Lingzhi. But in the past 30 years, because of the advancement in technology, we are beginning to discover more and more what is it about Lingzhi that can do all these.

So Lingzhi is good and has many benefits. But why must it be Shuang Hor Lingzhi?
Because Shuang Hor Lingzhi has 5 trump cards. It has accreditation from Taiwan's Ministry of Health that says that Yung Kien Ganoderma is safe and effective to regulate our immune system and also has liver protection function. It also has accreditation from JHFA (Japan Health Food Association) and Health Sciences Authority of Singapore. 

Lingzhi is unique because it has a dual-regulating function. Many traditional herbal medication only address 1 condition. For example if you take a certain medication for your High blood pressure, somebody who has Low blood pressure can’t take that same medication. Lingzhi has a 2-way efficacy that can address seemingly opposite conditions, hence it can regulate things like High and Low immune system, hyper and hypo thyroidism, constipation and diarrhea etc. That’s why Lingzhi is so unique. A lot of other herbal medication cannot do what Lingzhi can do.

It has preventive functions, and is able to prevent or delay the onset of degenerative diseases and ageing. It is also multi-functional because Lingzhi addresses our very basic unit, our cells. For example if you have a condition related to your digestive tract, you may get symptoms like constipation and perhaps migraine. When you take Lingzhi, it helps to alleviate both conditions. That shows Lingzhi is multi-functional. 

Lingzhi has been around for thousands of years. It’s universal, it’s evergreen, it was needed then, it is still needed now and in the future, it is even more needed. It’s something that healthy people can take to maintain your health, not so healthy people can take so you can regulate yourself back to healthy state and sick people should take because in high doses, Lingzhi can achieve the benefits of medical treatment but without the side effects. That is why it is very much in demand. And so that’s why the potential of Lingzhi and the wellness industry and healthfood is very, very big. 

Shang Hor also has a range of other supplementary products - products and beverages to take care of your internal health; personal care products to take care of your external health like your skin and hair; skincare products that help with your beauty; and household products that are not only effective but also safe, not only for you and your family but also for the environment.

A true MLM company must carry superior quality products that work so that when your customers use it, it benefits them, and they will keep ordering from you. That’s how you get loyal customers. You must have products that can speak for itself, like a 24-hour advertising. You want loyal customers because you don’t want to go around looking for new customers everyday. You also want products that people will want for a long, long time, compared to things that are trendy (like fashion or phones) where you always have to keep chasing for what is the next best thing that people want. 

2. Company

Shuang Hor specializes in Lingzhi. We fully control the whole value chain. We have our own R&D centre, where we do our own research so that we can keep improving our products and give consumers the best. We have our own Lingzhi technology park and Lingzhi greenhouse farms, where we cultivate our own Lingzhi. We also have our own factory, which has the ISO 9001:2008 certificate and the GMP class A certification. GMP certifications are usually only given to pharmaceutical factories, those that manufacture medicine. But even though we manufacture healthfood (not drugs), we make sure we have such facilities and are able to comply with the stringent requirements.

These are some photos of Shuang Hor's facilities which I had the privilege to visit.

Entrance to Lingzhi Biotechnology Park
Inside one of the 7 greenhouse farms
Lingzhi warehouse
Shuang Hor factory
Lingzhi processing area
R&D Centre quality inspection requirements
Shuang Hor is a reliable business partner because the owners themselves are also distributors. They know what distributors want. What benefits them also benefits you. So you know that your interests are taken care of. They provide a very conducive environment and infrastructure for distributors like us to prosper. Bonus payments are always on time. The people who have been doing this business for 20 years can testify that our bonus is always paid on time. The company is stable and growing steadily with proven track record and prudent management. The company has foresight. Why do they invest in R&D? Why do they keep improving the products? It’s because they are here to stay. Shuang Hor plans ahead and will continue to grow; it has expanded to 9 countries and is a global business.

3. Marketing Plan

Shuang Hor's marketing plan is Transparent, it’s very easy to understand and calculate. It’s also Consistent, it's the same since the company started and the same in all countries. It’s fair to all parties becoz you’re rewarded based on your effort, not seniority. The seasoned distributors can make money. New distributors can also make money. There’s no personal quota and no stocking up. The company does not require you to come up with a huge capital to buy stocks. It also doesn’t require you to be a super salesman. It is rewarding because it allows you to create residual income. Your income grows exponentially and it's also a long-term income.

The marketing plan is very Simple – it goes like this. You have the Retail Profit element. Then you have the Performance Bonus, which ranges from 4% to 28% depending on how much you accumulate at the end of each month. The significance of this is that it allows you to earn Active Income. You distribute the products, you will get this income. But bear in mind this is not the main income. 

People who want to build an MLM business look at the Leadership BonusIn order to expand to this level, you need to teach your skills, knowhow and knowledge to as many leaders as possible. The significance of the leadership bonus is not how much you earn, but rather, it’s how your income is generated. When you’re able to teach your skills to others, say 5 people a year (each in turn will duplicate to another 5), and another 5 the next year, and another 5 the following year, it’s like you’re opening franchises. You will eventually have a team of people doing the business together with you. And through this Power of Duplication you’re able to expand your business volume tremendously without putting in a lot of effort. 

You don't want to work until you're 60-70 years old, right? This method allows you to expand your business volume, because you only have 24 hours a day. But if you have many franchises then you're able to double, triple up your time. The effort you put in today is not just to earn active income. It also generates residual, passive income for the future. It is a Win-Win because in order for you to succeed, you have to also make sure that your friends succeed. 

4. Education System

In order for you to successfully teach your downlines and your downlines to teach their downlines the same thing, you need a very strong education system. The Shuang Hor education system is a powerful singular, universal teaching in all countries that you can easily teach your downlines. It's easily duplicable so your downlines can go on to teach their downlines, be it in the same country or a different country.

Shuang Hor offers a Life-Changing education program. It transforms you as it not only teaches you how to do the business, but also how to be a person with good values. It helps you develop an entrepreneurial mindset. It teaches you how to be a great leader. Every step and effort you make will benefit you in the future. It teaches you network building skills and the right attitudes to adopt. You learn the nitty gritty on how to succeed in this business and be guided all the way. You get a free health education which empowers you with knowledge on how to take care of the health of your loved ones. 

You get a free 1 to 1 mentoring system. The qualified leaders willingly mentor you on how to build a sustainable network and business. They have been through the Shuang Hor education system, they have built the business successfully already and they are experiencing the rewards and benefits of the business. For many of them, it's their main source of income. They will show you how to succeed in the business. 

There're all categories of people who come to do this business - when 
(1) they’re very young, when they’re not so young, 
(2) people who come from all walks of life, some come from privilege background, some from not so privilege background, 
(3) some who’re already very successful in their own right when they join, some who are at the lowest point of their life when they join, 
(4) some who already have their network that they can tap on when they join, some who have no network at all.
And yet all of them can make it. It shows that the business can be done – it’s sustainable

Conclusion

I wish you success in your Shuang Hor business, if you’re already in. But if you’re not and you’re looking to start a business, then please keep in mind the 4 criteria that I’ve showed you when you’re evaluating a new business. 

If you can’t find a company that meet all these 4 criteria, then you must come and explore this business. Drop me an email at askfuiping@gmail.com. Let's team up together in this life-changing business called Shuang Hor Business.

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Bits & Bites #80 - Testimonies: Knee Pain, Hip Pain, Shoulder Pain and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Email askfuiping@gmail.com if you are looking for solution for the pain in your knee, hip, shoulder, back or arthritis.

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.

Zipangu
Testimony: Knee Pain

Ms D's father has been suffering from a bad knee pain in the last 2-3 months. It was swollen and he had to wear a leg brace. He didn't want to take any drugs for it. But the knee worsened to a stage where he could not bend his knee and it was hard for him to stand up. 
He consumed only 1 sachet Vitaking collagen a day, when he was on holidays in Europe. 
After 1 week, much to his surprise, the pain was completely gone.The lemon verbena in Vitaking is an anti-inflammatory agent (which helps reduce the swelling and pain) and results in the hydrolyzed collagen doing a more effective repair and healing on the damaged cartilage.

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Testimony: Knee Pain

Ms M had injured her knee many years ago during school time. When she was pregnant with her first son, she weighed 90 kg, causing further stress to her knee. She had problem walking up and down stairs. She used to take glucosamine to help reduce the pain, but she didn't see much effect. It was swollen until her joints were so stiff and it was hard to bend. She was contemplating knee replacement surgery, at the age of 30+. She used to seek treatment from a sinseh, which somewhat relieved the pain, but it cost RM100 for each session of 2-day treatment.
One day after another bout of suffering from consuming macadamia nuts, where her knee swell until she couldn't walk, she decided to try Vitaking collagen.
She took 2 sachets each time, twice a day. The pain was gone after a few days. It's important to dose up to 4 sachets a day during such situation. Now she continues to consume 1 sachet Vitaking daily for maintenance.

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Testimony: Hip Pain

Ms A, 30s, sustained an injury at her hip area about 6-7 years ago when playing football with her children. She fell down and it didn't heal properly. 
Recently, when she woke up in the morning, she couldn't get out of bed. Her hip was aching and it was very painful. It got worse later in the morning, resulting in her unable to stand and walk and had to hold onto something to assist her weight.
She made a concoction of 12 capsules Yung Kien Ganoderma (she removed the powder from the capsules) and mixed with 1 sachet Vitaking collagen, which she drank throughout the day, every 2-3 hours. 
After the 2nd dose, she had loose stools from her bowel movement.
After the 4th dose (towards end of day), her body felt hot and feverish. The ache was still causing a lot of pain, but she knew her body was doing healing work as she felt very tired. So she slept early.
The next morning, when she woke up, she felt fine already.

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Testimony: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Ms S has been a rheumatoid arthritis patient since 20 years ago after she delivered her son. She has been on medication but doesn't seem to recover. During her first attack, she couldn't walk for almost 1 month because of severe pain and joint inflammation. She has also tried many other direct selling products but none has helped. She had to hold the railing every time she walked up and down the stairs. Sometimes the pain was so severe around the ankle that she couldn't even walk. She even considered undergoing an operation to fuse the joints together to address the problem, but it would result in less flexibility.
She started consuming 6 capsules Yung Kien Ganoderma + 2 sachets Yung Kien Pollen + 2 sachets Vitaking collagen each time, twice a day.
Vertigo reaction after 2-3 weeks: Feel extremely sleepy for 1+ week.
After 3 months, the pain is lesser, she doesn't need to hold onto the stairs railings anymore, she doesn't feel so tired, has better energy, doesn't feel so cold, and complexion looks good. 

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Testimony: Shoulder and Back Pain

Ms S' mother has been suffering from pain in her right shoulder. It was from an old injury and recently triggered by the food she ate. It was so bad she had to see the doctor to get an injection of painkiller. But it wasn't effective at all. The pain continued to be so severe that it caused her tears to flow. She needed help to wear her clothes as she could hardly move her arm without excruciating pain.
She took 2 sachets Vitaking collagen + 6 capsules Yung Kien Ganoderma at 8 pm, and the same dose again at 10 pm. The improvement was exceptionally fast. After 3 hours, she could fold her arm frontward, move it to the back and lift it up. She continued with the same dose twice a day for the next few weeks.
She found that her back pain problem has also been alleviated. She could do her morning Tai-chi workout (which she had stopped for awhile) without any problem now. The bonus is her complexion looks more radiant and her skin feels smoother.

Absolute Thai
Email askfuiping@gmail.com if you want to buy Shuang Hor products for the pain in your knee, hip, shoulder, back or you have rheumatoid arthritis.
Click here to refer to Shuang Hor company website for Product Description and Price.

Have an awesome day!

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Immune System: Your First Line of Defence and How Shuang Hor Products Help

Thursday, 12 February 2015



Our immune system is a network of organs and special cells that help protect our body from infections and diseases. Our first barrier from infection is our skin, which prevents pathogens, viruses and bacteria from going into our bloodstream. There're a lot of immune cells inside our mucous membrane (the slimy layer in our mouth and digestive tract), because a lot of pathogens are introduced into our body through food we eat. The food may be contaminated. It is these immune cells that help us fend off those pathogens.

We also have organs like tonsils, thymus, spleen, appendix, bone marrow, lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes. There're over 600 lymph nodes in our body, mostly concentrated in the armpit, groin and neck area. If you have infections, the lymph nodes will be swollen.

The internal immune system can be categorised into the First Line and Second Line of defence. The First Line of Defence comprise of:

(i) Phagocytes, which identify and exterminate pathogens that come into your bloodstream. If your Phagocytes are strong enough, they will settle any infection at this point so you won't even feel that you're sick. 

(ii) Natural Killer Cells (NKC), which attack mutated or cancerous cells. Our body generates many cells every minute of the day and some may be deformed, defective or mutated. If NKCs are not able to catch these cells early enough, given certain conducive environment, they may turn cancerous. So NKCs are your body's natural ability to fend off cancer. E.g. the policemen taking the petty criminals away instead of leaving them in the street to commit further crimes to hurt us.

If the First Line of defence is bridged, the Phagocytes will inform the Second Line of Defence, comprising:

(i) T-Cells, which are the soldiers who will go into battle to fight the enemies.

(ii) B-Cells, which are the factory producing weapons that will be given to T-Cells to fight. 
They also store in memory whenever an infection is successfully fought, which weapon is used for which enemy. For example, if you had chicken pox before, it's unlikely you will get chicken pox again because you already have the antibody for it. 
B-Cells also play an important function to tell the T-Cells (army soldiers) when to retreat. When the war is over and enemies are killed, the armies are supposed to retreat. If they continue to be in battle mode, they will start killing off the healthy cells. This will cause a condition called auto-immune, where the immune cells attack the healthy cells.

What Can Go Wrong With Our Immune System?

Immune system disorders can cause abnormally Low-Activity, where all your immune cells are slow to react, or a case of Over-Activity, where the T-Cells keep on attacking and don't know when to stop.

If you have low immunity, you fall sick very easily and very frequently, or you recover much slower than most people where you have to see the doctor a few times. For severe cases of low immunity, you may get cancer. If your NKCs are very weak and you're genetically weak in certain areas, your chances of developing cancer will be higher. You need to boost up your NKCs.

If you have over-active immune system, your immune cells will be attacking healthy cells in your body. If it attacks your joints, you will have a condition called rheumatoid arthritis, causing severe inflammation and pain in your joint area. Or they may stimulate your skin cells to over-produce, resulting in a condition called psoriasis or eczema. You get asthma or bronchitis when they attack your respiratory system. You may get allergies to food or medication like paracetamol or bee stings.

Causes of Immune System Disorder

a) Emotional and physical stress
When you're under stress, your body produces a lot of adrenalin, which will over-stimulate your digestive system. Your stomach will produce a lot of gastric juices. You start to feel very irritable and a lot of discomfort. So you won't have appetite, you don't eat and end up with a lot of gastric juice that will damage your mucous membrane. As your mucous membrane has a lot of immune cells, this will lower your immunity.

b) Environmental or occupational chemical exposure 
When you breath in a lot of dust particles or chemicals (e.g. if you work in a chemical factory or as hairdresser), it can cause your immune system to spring into action. These chemicals can seep into your blood and cause you allergies.

c) Bacterial or viral infections like HIV.

d) Drug therapy or surgery which kill off a lot of healthy cells, including immune cells.

e) People who have undergone organ transplant are on long-term immuno-suppressant drugs to prevent the body from rejecting the organ. But it also suppresses their immune system so they tend to succumb to infections more frequently.

f) Dietary habits and insufficient right nutrients
This has to do with our lifestyle and food. If you regularly take a lot of fake food, junk food, fast food and dead food, you don't expect your immune system to be very healthy.

g) Ageing 
As we age, a lot of our systems deteriorate, including our immune system.

How are Immune Disorders Treated

Mostly the treatments are Symptomatic, with the objective of decreasing the symptoms. For example, if you have wheezing, doctors will give you nebulizer and steroids to open up the airways so you can breath better. If you have rashes, doctors will give you cortisol cream to apply. The rashes may disappear but they will come back again.

Some other ways of treatment include: 
  • therapies like acupuncture
  • drugs like steroids and antihistamines
  • change of diet to natural, healthy, wholesome food
  • exercise to sweat all the toxins out
  • sufficient rest
  • take proper supplements
  • decrease stress
  • limit sun exposure if you already have injured skin cells
  • avoid known triggers of flare-ups.
Unfortunately, these treatments don't address the Causes, only the symptoms.

How Can Shuang Hor Products Help

1. Yung Kien Ganoderma

Lingzhi can help to modulate your immune system - boost it up so you don't fall sick so often and at the same time, calm down the allergy reactions. Lingzhi also helps to improve your blood circulation, so the immune cells can circulate better all over your body.


Yung Kien Ganoderma has been accorded a certification by the Health Ministry of Taiwan for its Immuno-Regulatory capability, whereby it can perform the following functions:
  • Helps promote the production of antibodies.
  • Helps enhance the production of immune cells - when you fall sick, your immune system can very quickly generate the weapons (antibodies) and soldiers (T-Cells) to fight the enemies and help you recover faster.
  • Helps modulate the functions of T-cells - alleviate your allergic conditions, reduce the severity and frequency of allergy attacks and if you take at sufficient dosage for appropriate duration it may even inhibit the allergic reactions.
  • Helps promote the vitality of natural killer cells - make your "policemen" more alert and more hardworking to circulate around more so they are able to catch the mutated cells more effectively.
  • Helps promote the vitality of phagocytes - you won't fall sick so frequently.

From the above, the accreditation confirms that Yung Kien Ganoderma can effectively take care of your whole immune system.

2. Yung Kien Pollen


Pollen is the most complete and nutritious food after mother's milk. Many medical researches have shown that if you're deficient in even one vitamin/mineral, your immune system can be depressed. Yung Kien Pollen has more than 16 types of vitamins, 16 minerals, 21 amino acids, 28 nucleic acids and 94 enzymes/coenzymes. For your body to be able to produce good immune cells, it uses a lot of vitamins A, C, E, B5, B12, folic acid, iron, selenium and zinc. You need a lot of enzymes and coenzymes to be able to utilise all these vitamins and minerals more effectively - a synergistic effect

Hence Yung Kien Pollen is recommended, because everything that's needed is in the pollen. It's convenient, natural, wholesome, complete, safe, active/alive and easily absorbed and utilised.

Recommended dosage:
Health maintenance: 4-8 capsules Lingzhi + 2-4 sachets Pollen a day
Sick / Health problem / Detox: 12-20 Lingzhi + 6-10 Pollen a day

3. Lactoberry Probiotics


There are 100 trillion bacteria residing in each of us and 85% of it should be good bacteria for optimal health. Our digestive tract is responsible for 80% of the immune system.  Our intestines is about 30 feet long and the skin surface is about 150 times more than our external skin. As it's a big surface area, the exposure to pathogens is more. Our digestive tract's mucous membrane is packed with immune cells. For you to keep your digestive tract healthy, you need to make sure your mucous membrane is intact and ensure you have a lot of immune cells.

The easiest way to do that is to supplement yourself with a lot of friendly bacteria. Because these friendly bacteria in your gut will produce a lot of vitamins especially B12 that is needed to build immune cells and happy hormones (which can help counter the stress that causes your immune system to go haywire).

The probiotics help inhibit the growth of bad bacteria, help you to digest your food properly and enhance the absorption of nutrients. After the digestive tract digests your food, it is supposed to allow nutrients from the digested food to be absorbed into your blood but prevent pathogens from going into your blood. How does it do that? The friendly bacteria makes a lot of lactic acid which feeds the mucous lining. Only if you have a very thick mucous lining, then you will have a lot of immune cells there. If your mucous lining is very porous and your digestion is not good, it's very easy for partially digested food to permeate your digestive tract and go into your bloodstream. Then your immune cells will attack this unknown element and cause a condition called food allergy. By keeping your mucous lining very thick, having enough immune cells and at the same time, and if your food is properly digested, then your incidence of food allergy will be reduced by a lot.

Recommended dosage: 4-6 sachets Lactoberry a day.

4. Jia Hor Soya Protein Powder


Immune cells are made of protein. Jia Hor Soya Protein is an excellent source of protein to rebuild all your cells, including your immune cells. Protein also helps to counter stress. When you're under stress, you have a lot of adrenalin pumping in your body, your metabolism jacks up and depletes your body's content of vitamin C and protein. Hence you'll feel very tired and low in energy. Also, when you're stressed, you have a lot of gastric juices, your tummy doesn't feel well, you don't feel like eating, your tummy is empty, the excess gastric juice will harm your mucous membrane and immune cells. You need to rebuild your immune cells. So you need to intake sufficient protein everyday in order to replenish your protein content, as our body cannot store protein like it stores fats. Protein can give you better energy and stamina and maintain strong and healthy physique.

Recommended dosage: 4-6 sachets Jia Hor Soya Protein a day.

(Source: Extract from Shuang Hor Seminar 7 February 2015)

Conclusion

If you're seriously looking into something to take care of your immune system or if you've a certain immune-related condition that you want to address, I urge you to come and explore more on Shuang Hor products, to find out how can our products help you to manage your immune system and your health condition.

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