Bits & Bites #213 - Health: Lingzhi for Good Health & Healing Reactions

Sunday, 17 March 2019

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Believe in your own body. Don't worry too much about the readings from your medical tests - what is more important is:
a) You have appetite and can eat well.
b) Your digestive tract is good and can absorb the nutrients from the food you eat.
c) You can go to toilet everyday and the quality of your stools is good.
d) You can sleep soundly every night.
If you have these 4 signs, you are in the Healthy category.

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If a person has very serious vertigo reactions after taking Lingzhi, don't take it lightly.  There could be something very wrong with his body. For example, if he has bloated stomach despite not taking many capsules of Lingzhi, he may be suffering from diseases of the pancreas, duodenum or gallbladder. Other reactions include diarrhoea, vomiting, burping or the body feels so heaty that he gets fever. This person's body is very acidic. It is common for such people to blame Lingzhi as being not suitable for them. Help them understand that on the contrary, Lingzhi is actually helping to improve their body's health.

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When one takes Lingzhi and the body feels hot, it is a healing reaction. It means he has an acidic body constitution. On the contrary, when one is already unwell and feeling heaty / hot, when he takes Lingzhi, he may not feel hotter.

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Lingzhi is categorised in the "Supreme of supreme herb" category. This means a few very important things:
- There is no dosage problem when consuming Lingzhi.
- It can be consumed for long-term without any side effects.
- It has an overall normalising effect for our body.
- It is non-specific, unlike medicine, e.g. a diabetic patient cannot take a drug meant for high blood pressure patient.

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Supplements sold in the market are not the same as Lingzhi, because Lingzhi can save lives.
People with heart blockages can take Lingzhi to "bypass the bypass".
People can also take Lingzhi to "bypass the cancer".

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What makes Shuang Hor Lingzhi so special? What makes it different from other brands of lingzhi and supplements in the market? Because it is something that these 3 categories of people can take:

(i) Dialysis patients
(ii) Organ transplant patients
(iii) Auto-immune system disorder patients e.g. SLE.

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Many products claim they can perform detox function. Shuang Hor also claims that its Lingzhi can do the same. What is the difference?
Our body is made up of trillions of Cells, a group of which makes up body Tissues, which form Organs (e.g. liver, heart, brain etc), which group together to form body Systems (e.g. respiratory system, immune system etc).
Many products can detox up to Organ level only - for example, when the liver is not good, taking the supplements can help it to function better.
However, Shuang Hor Lingzhi works at the Cellular level, e.g. it can bring down the readings of GOT, GPT and GGT. It can kill pathogens in the liver, not just expel out some toxins in the liver.

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This post is part of a 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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Your Questions on Vitaking Collagen Answered

Sunday, 10 March 2019


Here are some questions commonly asked by friends about Vitaking collagen.

Q1. For an arthritis patient, how long and how much should be consumed before its curative benefits are observed?
It depends on individual condition. Generally, the curative benefits can be observed in 3 to 5 weeks. The recommended consumption is 2 sachets a day in the beginning stage. Reduce to 1 sachet a day when the condition has improved. Long term consumption should ideally be supported by regular exercises in order to ensure optimal health of the joints.

Q2. Would Vitaking be helpful against numbness in the limbs?
Numbness in the limbs can be traced to many causes, such as excessively high level of cholesterol, diabetes or inflammation. If the condition is due to spinal problem, then Vitaking can be helpful for improvement.

Q3. Would Vitaking be helpful against bone spurs?
A bone spur (osteophyte) is a tiny pointed outgrowth of bone, a condition attributed to wear and tear in the joints as a result of prolonged friction and physical stress. Vitaking is helpful in repairing the joint tissues and preventing the onset of the condition. However, if the formation of pointed outgrowth has already set in, please seek medical help.

Q4. Would Vitaking be helpful against rheumatoid arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body's tissues. It affects the lining of your joints, causing a painful swelling and inflammation. The consumption of Ganoderma together with Vitaking is strongly recommended, as this will help modulate the functions of both the immune system and the joints.

Try it with Luchun Tea. Yumz!
Q5. Is Vitaking recommended for healthy individuals - people who have never experienced pains in the joints?
Yes. Consuming Vitaking is a preventive regimen that works against future onset of pains in the joints.

Q6. As Vitaking gives a mildly sweet taste, is it suitable for consumption by diabetic patients?
Yes, Vitaking is suitable for consumption by people with diabetes, as it does not affect the blood sugar level.

Q7. Is Vitaking suitable for consumption by children below 12 years old?
Children below 12 normally do not need this supplement as their body is still capable of producing large amounts of collagen. Consumption is recommended only when they suffer from specific health problems.

Q8. Given that its ingredient Lemon Verbena is a natural herb for relieving inflammation, does it mean that Vitaking is solely formulated to address arthritis or inflammation in the joints? Will it be helpful against other inflammatory problems, such as an inflamed and swollen throat?
The anti-inflammatory and calming effects of Lemon Verbena not only work exceptionally well against arthritis, but also benefit inflammatory problems affecting various parts of the body. Ideally, Vitaking should be taken together with Ganoderma to achieve marked results.

Q9. Can Vitaking be taken together with Western medicines or TCM preparations?
It is recommended that Vitaking be taken separately, before breakfast or retiring to bed.

Q10. Is Vitaking suitable for consumption by pregnant and lactating mothers?
Vitaking is formulated purely using natural and nutritive ingredients. It can be consumed by pregnant and lactating mothers who need replenishment of collagen to help alleviate problems relating to spinal discomforts or pains in the joints. Nevertheless, they should discontinue in the event of experiencing any sense of uneasiness following its consumption.

Source: Extracted from Shuang Hor magazine (Apr-Jun 2018)

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Exclusive: All You Need to Know About Your Prostate

Sunday, 3 March 2019

The prostate gland is the part of men's reproductive system that produces fluid that carries sperm during ejaculation. The prostate gland surrounds the urethra, the tube through which urine passes out of the body. A healthy prostate weighs about 15 g but may increase to 30 g in cases of enlarged prostate.

Dr Patrick Ezie, an Abuja-based medical practitioner, advised men above 40 years to go for prostate examination to avoid developing prostate enlargement which could lead to prostate cancer.

Men above 40 are prone to 3 prostate-related diseases:
a) prostate enlargement
b) prostatitis (inflammation)
c) prostate cancer.

Prostate enlargement happens to about 25% of men aged between 40-60, and 40% of men above 60, according to statistics in the 80s. The older a man becomes, the higher the risk of prostate cancer.

According to Dr Ezie, urinary complaints which lead to the development of the disease include frequency of urination especially at night, and sudden urge and immediate need to urinate. Other symptoms include inability to control the passage of urine, straining to urinate, hesitation while urinating, urine flow that starts and stops without completion of urination and urination that ends in dribbling. In severe or advanced cases, one will also suffer from extreme weight loss (associated with the spread of the cancer), tenderness in the bones and back pain.

Dr Ezie said that although the primary risk factor for the development of prostate cancer is aging, genetics and familial inheritance, diet and lifestyle also play a role in the development of the disease.

1. Enlarged Prostate

An enlarged prostate is often called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It is not cancerous and it does not raise your risk for prostate cancer. The actual cause of prostate enlargement is unknown. Factors linked to aging and changes in the cells of the testicles may have a role in the growth of the gland.

The likelihood of developing an enlarged prostate increases with age. BPH is so common that it has been said that all men will have an enlarged prostate if they live long enough.

A small amount of prostate enlargement is present in many men over the age of 40. More than 90% of men over the age of 80 have the condition.

Less than half of all men with BPH have symptoms of the disease. Symptoms may include:
  • Dribbling at the end of urination
  • Inability to urinate (urinary retention)
  • Incomplete emptying of bladder
  • Incontinence
  • Needing to urinate 2 or more times per night
  • Pain while urinating or blood in urine (may indicate infection)
  • Slow or delayed start of the urinary stream
  • Straining to urinate
  • Strong and sudden urge to urinate
  • Weak urine stream.
The International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) is a scoring system used to screen for and diagnose BPH as well as to monitor symptoms and guide decisions about how to manage the disease. The IPSS is based on answers to 8 questions; 7 regarding disease symptoms and 1 relating to the patient's quality of life. For the questions, the patient is asked to choose the rating that best represents his condition. The scale ranges from 1 to 5; with 5 representing the most symptomatic disease and giving an overall maximum possible score of 35. The answers to the quality of life question is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The questions are the same as those used in the American Urological Association Symptom Index.

The IPSS symptom questions ask the patient to report on their experience of the following during the past month:

1. How often the bladder feels like it is not completely emptied?
2. How often there is an urge to urinate less than 2 hours after the last time?
3. How often the flow has stopped and started again?
4. How often it is difficult to withhold from urinating?
5. How often the stream of urine is weak?
6. How often urinating is a strain?
7. How often one needs to get up at night to urinate?

According to the IPSS scoring system, scores can be categorised as follows:
  • Symptoms are mild if the score is 7 or less
  • Symptoms are moderate of the score is 8 to 19
  • Symptoms are severe if the score is 20 to 35.
Quality of life, as perceived by the patient, is assessed using the 8th question as per recommendations from the International Scientific Committee under the patronage of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Union Against Cancer. For responses to this question, a score of 6 means the patient perceives his quality of life as "terrible", while a score of 0 indicates that a patient is "delighted" with his quality of life.


Tests

Your doctor will ask questions about your medical history and do a digital rectal exam to feel the prostate gland.

Other tests may include:
  • Check the urine flow rate
  • See how much urine is left in the bladder after urination
  • Measure the pressure in the bladder as you urinate
  • Urine culture to check for infection
  • Cystoscopy (endoscopy of the urinary bladder via the urethra)
  • Prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test. PSA is a protein produced by the prostate gland. High reading may indicate a higher chance of prostate cancer. Normal reading is < 4 ng/ml.
Treatments

A wide variety of treatments are available for enlarged prostate - medications and surgery. The treatment choice depends on several factors, including how much the symptoms bother you, the size of the prostate, other health conditions you may have, age and preference.

If the symptoms are not too bad, you may decide not to have treatment and wait until the symptoms become more bothersome over time. Medication is the most common treatment for moderate prostate enlargement to relieve the symptoms. Surgery is the last resort if medication proves to be ineffective.

The 2 commonly used Medications are:

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Bits & Bites #212 - Health: Piles and Diabetes

Sunday, 24 February 2019

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Here are 2 reasons why a person always suffer from piles / haemorrhoids problem:

(a) Lack of fiber. This causes difficulty in moving the bowels and the exertion causes bleeding.

(b) The colon has too much bad bacteria. When the peristaltic movement in the intestinal tract slows down (e.g. when a person is emotionally stressed), the stools are retained inside the colon for a longer duration, thereby creating a lot of bad bacteria. In the long term, it can cause colon cancer.

Generally, our body needs about 25 g of fiber everyday. This is equivalent to 25 apples or 1 kg of leafy greens a day. If you don't take much fruits and vege, supplement with 2 sachets Jia Hor Fiber a day. That can help you reach the 25 g requirement.

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Inside our pancreas, there are 2 types of cells:

(a) Alpha-cells increase the glucose level in the blood.
(b) Beta-cells produces a hormone called insulin that is responsible for reducing glucose concentration in the blood.

Lingzhi is able to protect both the Alpha and Beta cells to ensure they function properly. As such, Lingzhi is very important for people with diabetic condition. It ensures that sufficient insulin is produced whenever required. Insulin acts as a "key" to "open the door" of the red blood cells to allow the glucose to enter (and thus reducing the level of sugar in the blood).

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When a diabetic person takes Lingzhi - his blood sugar level may temporarily increase during the period of healing reaction. However, this person won't experience much of the typical symptoms of a high blood sugar patient e.g. feeling thirsty, sudden hunger, uncomfortableness, dizziness etc.

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Ideally, taking 12 capsules Yung Kien Ganoderma a day is a good formula for diabetics. But if he has budget problem, take less Lingzhi and supplement with Jia Hor Fiber and CEO Coffee. For borderline cases, take 2 sachets Jia Hor Fiber a day would do. If the blood sugar reading is more than 10 mmol/L, take 3 sachets. If it exceeds 15 mmol/L, take 6 sachets.

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How do diabetic drugs work?

(a) In cases where the receptors in red blood cells are slow to recognise the presence of glucose, the glucose won't be able to quickly enter the RBCs and hence blood sugar level goes up. The drug makes the receptors respond faster. Drugs such as metformin improve the sensitivity of body tissues to insulin so the body uses insulin more effectively.

(b) In cases where the beta-cells produce insufficient insulin, inhibitor drugs are prescribed, which force the beta-cells to produce more insulin. In the long term, the beta-cells will be destroyed.

All these drugs come with multiple side-effects including nausea, diarrhoea, weight gain etc. Hence, it is not a good long-term solution. It is better to practice healthy eating and do regular exercise. At the same time, replace the drugs with Shuang Hor Lingzhi.

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This post is part of a 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.

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


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Competitive Edge of Yung Kien Pollen - Presentation by Ms Yu-Chi Cheng

Sunday, 17 February 2019



In our daily diet, we need to consume a combination of legumes, vegetables, meat and fish in order to get all the different nutrients such as carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, phytochemical, coenzymes, essential amino acids and essential fatty acids. The good news is all these are available in Bee Pollen. 


The nutrients play different roles, thus they are all needed in order to work together holistically. Refer to the table above for the functions of each category of nutrients. Lack of nutrients can cause inflammation. So it is very important to ensure that the body has sufficient nutrients to maintain its health.

Why is Bee Pollen considered the best source of nutrients?
Because it contains all the nutrients needed by the body.
It is easy to replenish and low in calories.
It is easy to absorb and utilised by the body.


The table above shows a comparison between Bee Pollen and synthetically manufactured multi-vitamins. You will notice there is a big difference in the nutrients availability. Further, due to climate warming, there is lesser and lesser natural bee pollinated pollen, making it even more precious. Manufactured multi-vitamins are cheap because the raw materials can be easily sourced and are low in cost.

Uniqueness of Yung Kien Pollen

Yung Kien Pollen is a top notch choice because it is very safe and has high bio-availability, unlike fruits and vegetables which may contain pesticides and herbicides, and one needs to take in different colours and sufficient quantity in order to get all the nutrients.

Yung Kien Pollen is natural and safe:

a) Natural, meaning the source is not fabricated or mixed with other ingredients, nor contains any preservatives. Hence the expiry duration is about 1 year (from the time of manufacture). However, even if the pollen has passed the expiry date by 6-8 months, as long as the colour doesn't change, it can still be safely consumed.

b) Safe, meaning it is safe to consume and does not give any side effects or burden the kidney and liver. There is no dosage problem.

Here, I summarise 4 of the unique features of Yung Kien Pollen:

1. Source

Yung Kien Pollen comes from a reliable and quality source in Europe. It is from a pollution free region near the Mediterranean Sea in Europe.

Bees are dying massively nowadays due to climate changes caused by global warming, destruction of bees' habitats, radiation that interfere with the bees' ability to navigate, overuse of pesticides, diseases etc. The cost of quality pollen production becomes higher.

By comparison, certain pollen from China or Myanmar is very cheap because it is mass-produced and antibiotics is used.
In order to reduce the bees' vulnerability to diseases, some farmers put antibiotics in the water which the bees drink. These antibiotics are transferred to the pollen that they transport from the flowers. During the processing stage, as the antibiotics cannot be removed, these pollen contain antibiotics.

What are the problems that arise from taking pollen which contain antibiotics?
Antibiotics kill the good bacteria in the colon. The consequence is you will easily get allergy issues (asthma, eczema, sneezing, runny nose), constipation etc. Other symptoms include diarrhoea, very smelly stools, bloatedness and indigestion. Over long-term of taking antibiotics, you may find that your digestive system changes e.g. you used to be able to eat spicy food without problem, but now you may get diarrhoea.

2. Safety and Hygiene


This relates to the sterilisation process. It comprises of 3 stages.

Stage 1
At the time of export from Europe, the raw pollen has undergone stringent tests on whether it contains any of the more than 30 types of antibiotic and anti-bacterial drugs.  If it does, it will be rejected.

Cancer, Bacteria and Virus

There are 3 types of death-threatening allergens:
(a) cancer cells
(b) bacteria
(c) virus.

How do they attack our body?

Cancer cells

A cancer cell has an "antenna" that taps into the nutrients of the good cells, which will then die of starvation. Cancer cells continue to grow and expand. This explains why the organs of cancer patients start to fail, when the good cells weaken and become unable to perform. When cancer cells multiply, they take up a lot of space of the good cells and bodily functions deteriorate over time.

There are 4 stages of cancer growth:
Stage 1 - Cancer cells are localised.
Stage 2 - Still localised but begins to expand its territory.
Stage 3 - Multiply and envelope the surrounding organs.
Stage 4 - Spread to the whole body.

Take an example of lung cancer:
Stage 1 - Cancer cells are within the lung itself, about 1-2 cm. Sometimes such a small size cannot be detected during routine medical checkups. So don't think that you do not have cancer cells just because nothing shows up in the medical report.
Stage 2 - The tumour size of 2-3 cm still won't cause much harm to the body, unless it presses on the respiratory tract, where you will have difficulty breathing.
Treatment is most effective during these 2 early stages.
Stage 3 - Spread to surrounding organs like liver or stomach.
Stage 4 - Spread to distant organs i.e. brain and colon.

Bacteria

Bacteria release toxins which kill the good cells.
They multiply in numbers but do not tap into the nutrients of good cells (unlike cancer cells).

Virus

Virus goes into the good cells and hide inside. They alter the DNA of the good cells and use the DNA to replicate themselves i.e. it dominates the cells. Once the DNA of the good cells is used up, the good cells die.

What is the body's mechanism of defending itself?
The WBCs is our biggest defence system, comprising of many sub-categories.
It fights one against one. When it kills the pathogens, it also dies.
If you have sufficient WBC, your body's healing ability is very fast.
If you have lesser WBC, it takes longer time to heal.

Common ways of fighting pathogens include chemo / radiotherapy, antibiotics and anti-viral drugs.
The problem is doctors are not able to diagnose the exact cause. They rely on blood tests.
Antibiotics / anti-viral drugs are specific - meaning a particular type of antibiotics is only effective for a specific bacteria / virus. Unfortunately, the blood test results can take up to several weeks before it is available. By then, the pathogen could have mutated. The medicine prescribed is no longer effective. This can lead to cases of misdiagnosis.

Stage 2
Before being received by Shuang Hor factory in Taiwan, it goes through stringent tests on 300 types of pesticides and antibiotics. Failure of any of these tests means the batch of pollen will be rejected.

Pollen that pass the tests go through the sterilisation process, to kill the bacteria and virus. This is a very difficult process to manage because one has to balance 2 points:

(i) Maintain the wholesome nutrients in the original form.
The nutrients include 16 types of vitamins, 16 types of minerals, 94 types of enzymes and coenzymes, 21 types of amino acids and 28 types of nucleic acids. The vitamins and enzymes are very heat-sensitive and will be destroyed if the temperature is too high.

(ii) Ensure it is free from virus and bacteria.
However, it has to be balanced to make sure the temperature is not too low, which cannot kill the pathogens.

In Japan, there were 21 companies that supply pollen (at the time the data was gathered). Only 3 factories fulfil these 2 criteria. Shuang Hor is one of them. It is difficult for foreign products to penetrate into Japanese market because of its high standards.

Stage 3
Before leaving the Shuang Hor factory, it goes through tests on the presence of heavy metal and micro-organisms.

All these tests set Yung Kien Pollen apart from many bee pollen products available in the market and give consumers the peace of mind to consume at high dose over long-term.

3. Free from Antibiotics

Yung Kien Pollen is completely free from antibiotics and thus can be consumed in high dose, even by cancer patients.

4. Fulfils TQF (Taiwan Quality Food) Accreditation 

Usually only drug manufacturing companies will apply for GMP status. It is divided into Class A, B and C, depending on the standard of compliance. Shuang Hor doesn't need to apply but it still did so to signify that its standard is as high as those for drugs.

Click onto this article if you want to know the detailed process involved in such an application:
https://pingofhealthexclusive.blogspot.com/2013/09/accreditation-for-yung-kien-ganoderma.html

Now the Taiwan government has upgraded the standard to TQF. It is even stricter than GMP. This means that apart from having a production line that is clean and hygienic, the officers examine every nook and corner of the factory, including checking on the packaging etc to ensure that they also meet the hygiene criteria. As Shuang Hor had already handled its products and systems according to the high TQF standard, when the government upgraded the requirements, it was not an issue for Shuang Hor.

Click here for more info on TQF certification:
https://pingofhealthexclusive.blogspot.com/2016/11/tqf-certification.html

Another certification that Shuang Hor obtains is from JHFA (Japan Healthfood Association).
It is an organisation set up by consumers. Food has to be approved by it before the Ministry of Health considers granting the license to allow the products to be imported.

Functions of Pollen

One of the major benefits of Pollen is helping us to digest and metabolise food. In order for the food to be fully digested and utilised, it needs the presence of vitamins, minerals and enzymes + coenzymes together. A lot of people have digestion problems because the food they consume do not have these 3 ingredients together. We tend to eat cooked food; and during the cooking process, many of these 3 ingredients are destroyed.

Some symptoms of poor digestion:

- Bad complexion
- Skinny structure and more boney near the neck/ shoulder area
- Stools look watery and greenish or even sometimes you will see whole undigested veggies
- Unexplained shoulder pain.

To help improve digestion (small intestines), you can massage the meridian point on the side of the palm. When digestion improves, the pain at the back of the shoulder will also go away (same meridian points). Also pay attention to heart health as small intestines and heart meridian points are linked, meaning people with poor digestion tend to have weaker heart.

Thus, not only does Yung Kien Pollen helps improve your digestive health, it also improves your heart function.

The nutrients contained in pollen is something our body requires. For someone,who wants to do a short fast, you can consume 6 sachets Yung Kien Pollen + 3 sachets Jia Hor Soya Protein + 3 sachets Jia Hor Fiber a day.

Pollen is helpful for anaemic people. For the bone marrow to manufacture RBC, it requires a lot of nutrients such as iron, vitamin B group like folic acid etc.

(Source: Shuang Hor seminar 10 Dec 2018) 

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Lingzhi - Presentation by Ms Yu-Chi Cheng

Sunday, 3 February 2019


A lot of diseases start from inflammation. There are many scientific experiments proving that Lingzhi can be effectively used to handle inflammation (as you can see from my posts over the last 2 months). This means Lingzhi can be used to handle diseases. Apart from being able to achieve very good anti-inflammatory results, Lingzhi is excellent to balance the 3 major systems in our body - Nervous system, Endocrine system and Immune system. These 3 systems affect the organs in our whole body. Thus when Lingzhi regulates these 3 systems well, it improves the health of all the body organs.

Scientific Reports

Do you know that not all Lingzhi are the same?
For it to be able to achieve this effect, it must have the components called Triterpenoid and Macromolecular Polysaccharides. It must go through a manufacturing process involving extraction, concentration, purification and vacuum freeze drying in order to preserve these components. Further, it must also pass the product safety and effectiveness test, as endorsed by credible independent third parties. The quantity of triterpenoid and macromolecular polysaccharides must be of a minimum level before the Lingzhi can be released from the factory.


Numerous Ganoderma lucidum products are sold in the form of dietary supplements in the United States. However, the quality consistency of these products based on their label ingredients has seldom been evaluated due to the lack of a suitable toolkit. In the study above which was published in 2017, 19 batches of G. lucidum supplements sold in the United States were evaluated based on their bioactive components. The results showed that the measured ingredients of only 5 tested samples (26.3%) were in accordance with their labels, which suggested the quality consistency of G. lucidum dietary supplements in the US market was poor.

It was found that 60% of the Lingzhi tested does not contain triterpenoids, and 70% of the samples tested contain only starch-like polysaccharides.

Fortunately if you are consuming Shuang Hor Lingzhi, you can have total peace of mind. All of Shuang Hor's Lingzhi have undergone stringent testing. All the required ingredients are intact. That's why these products can be in the market for 30 years and growing stronger. It is your solution for handling fatal diseases, or you can simply take it as prevention and maintenance of your good health.

It is highly recommended for Lingzhi to be paired together with Yung Kien Pollen because they complement each other. Lingzhi works directly to kill pathogens and bee pollen nourishes the body with nutrients and makes Lingzhi work more effectively.

Look out for my next article - you will find out how to identify high quality pollen and how does it compare to the overwhelming amount of supplements available in the market.

Please email askfuiping@gmail.com to order Shuang Hor Lingzhi. I am the Authorised Distributor.

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Guest Blog: Healthy Habits for Adults Over 60 to Maintain Healthy Teeth and Gums

Sunday, 27 January 2019


As we age, we increase our risk of suffering from common oral health problems, such as gum disease and tooth loss. However, it is possible to retain at least some of your natural teeth once you reach your 60s, simply by maintaining proper dental hygiene.

1. Nutritious foods

A bad diet consisting of sugars and processed foods lacks in nutritional value and is one of the key causes of tooth decay in adults over 60. A diet lacking in certain nutrients can increase the risk of infection, and the acids in sugary foods can attack teeth, leading to gum disease. You should aim to make healthy eating choices, consuming plenty of lean proteins, fruits and vegetables, and whole grains, while limiting your sugar intake. It is also recommended that you limit your caffeine and alcohol consumption, to prevent tooth and enamel damage, and dehydration of the mouth.

2. Calcium supplements

Calcium is an essential nutrient that keeps our teeth and bones healthy. It is particularly important that adults over 60 are consuming enough calcium to prevent bone loss or osteoporosis. Calcium supplements have been proven to increase the risk of a heart attack, so it is recommended that adults should get about 1,000 milligrams of calcium a day preferably from foods. A good calcium intake can prevent issues such as osteoporosis of the jaw bone, which can lead to teeth becoming loose or falling out.

3. Brush & floss daily

A daily brushing routine is something you are hopefully already familiar with, but even more so as you age. Ensuring you take the time to clean your teeth correctly is essential to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. With the risk of cavities increasing with age, brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste, and cleaning between the teeth with dental floss, will help to keep teeth plaque-free.

4. Clean dentures daily

Many adults over 60 will require either a full or a partial denture to replace missing teeth. Dentures should fit comfortably and should be cleaned regularly to ensure good dental hygiene. Having a clean mouth is just as important when you are wearing your dentures. Aside from brushing your dentures with a toothbrush twice daily, you should use denture-cleaning tablets regularly to remove any extra bacteria. Book an appointment with a dentist or any clinic nearby you, if require any additional advice on keeping your dentures in good condition.

5. Adequate water benefits

Not many people know that drinking the right type of water can benefit your overall oral health as you age. If you are buying bottled water, always look for water containing fluoride, a natural mineral that has been proven to reduce cavities and repair the early stages of tooth decay. Most tap water should naturally contain fluoride, although some home water filters remove fluoride from the tap water, so it may be worth checking with your own water supplier. Avoid water with excessive fluoride as it can be harmful to your health.

6. Quit smoking

Aside from the numerous health issues it creates, smoking is a well-known instigator of oral health problems. Tobacco can cause tooth discolouration, reducing the appearance of a healthy smile, and bad breath, which is never pleasant. Smoking can also cause inflammation around the tooth, which, if left untreated, can lead to advanced gum disease. It is never too late to quit smoking, and by doing so, you will be giving your teeth and gums the extra care they need.

7. Visit Dentist regularly

Regular visits to the dentist are essential for maintaining good oral health. You should aim to have a dental check-up at least once a year, in which your dentist can examine your mouth and ensure there are no issues. If you have been experiencing any mild pain or discomfort, you have the opportunity during a check-up to discuss this with your dentist, who can diagnosis potential dental issues and provide a treatment plan.

Conclusion

Adults over the age of 60 should not neglect dental care. With the right care and attention, it is very possible to maintain good oral health throughout your entire life. Visit your dentist for additional advice on how to look after your teeth and gums.


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