Creating a solid shield against pandemic with Lingzhi, Pollen & Probiotics

Sunday, 21 May 2023

Despite covid-19 becoming endemic now, the war between humans and viruses will continue to rage on. Many researches show that the variant strains are highly transmissible, putting people who already have antibodies or have been vaccinated at risk of re-infection.

Strengthening immunity is the first line of defence against viruses. Immunity is closely related to what you eat. So you can get all of these if you have a well-balanced diet. Boosting the immune system is like making a regular deposit for the body, building up healthy capital so that when a virus invades, your body has the ability to defend itself against foreign invaders.

Here are 3 complements if you are not able to practice a healthy lifestyle (balanced diet, sufficient sleep, regular exercise, stress and emotion management) everyday..

(a) Lingzhi helps regulate immunity, boost metabolism and enhance liver functions. Yung Kien Immune is one of the safest choice I know for prevention and treatment of covid-19. Click here to find out what other benefits you can get from Lingzhi / Ganoderma. 

(b) Pollen is rich in vitamins and minerals needed to strengthen your immune system. Yung Kien Pollen contains about 200 different types of vitamins, minerals, enzymes etc., pretty much a one-stop warehouse for your micro-nutrients needs. Click here to find out what they are.

(c) Probiotics helps regulate intestinal flora, which enhances immunity. Lactoberry probiotics performs this function very well. Click here to find out what other benefits a quality probiotics can give you.

These products can be consumed by children and the elderly for prevention; and even more so, by people with diseases to speed up their recovery. They are not available in pharmacies and supermarkets.

If you want to give them a try, click on this link to start your order process - you will enjoy cheaper member prices.

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The Importance of Adrenaline Hormones

Sunday, 30 April 2023

Adrenal glands are located on top of our kidneys. They produce hormones such as:

(a) Cortisol - helps maintain normal blood pressure, glucose levels and sleep-wake rhythm.

(b) Aldosterone - stabilises blood pressure, salt and water in the body.

(c) Adrenaline (epinephrine) and noradrenaline (norepinephrine) - make the heart pump faster, regulate blood pressure and glucose levels.

The release of hormones by the adrenal glands is controlled in part by the pituitary gland. The kidneys and sympathetic nervous system also interact with the adrenal glands. These hormones are essential and the body cannot function without them. Disorders of the adrenal glands will result in the production of too much or too little hormones.

Causes of adrenal disorders include:

> Genetic mutations eg. congenital adrenal hyperplasia and adrenal leukodystrophy.

> Damage to adrenal glands through injury, infection or blood loss.

> Adrenal tumours.

> Prolonged use of steroids eg. prednisolone, hydrocortisone or dexamethasone, which may suppress the pituitary gland from producing ACTH (hormone that regulates adrenal function), thereby causing adrenal insufficiency. Or inversely, causing Cushing syndrome, a condition due to excess cortisol.

Many of the symptoms of adrenal gland disorders may be similar to other illnesses and thus are not easily identified.

Symptoms of adrenal insufficiency include:

> Unexplained poor weight gain.

> Easily tired.

> Severe illness.

> Low blood pressure and glucose levels.

> Salt cravings.

> Dark skin pigmentation.

Symptoms of excess production of cortisol in children include:

> Weight gain, more prominent at the face and belly.

> Poor growth despite weight gain.

> Muscle wasting.

> Increased hair growth over the body.

> Complications such as HBP, diabetes, prone to infections, easily bruised skin, brittle bones and irregular menses in adolescent girls.

It is hard for the body to modulate and balance the Hormonal system because:

> The hormones are released into blood vessels and circulated by blood flow throughout our body. So hormones affect nearly every process in our body. If the hormonal system is not regulated, it would affect our whole body's health.

> The Hormonal system coordinates with the Nervous and Immune systems, which are also spread throughout the whole body. Any disorders in any of the 3 systems will affect the overall functions of our body organs. 

If we can find a way to balance and modulate these 3 systems, we can improve countless illnesses. It is a wiser long-term strategy, as compared to merely easing the symptoms whenever they appear or receiving unilateral medication treatment like steroid. 

The good news is.. 

Lingzhi / Ganoderma is identified to be able to balance the 3 systems fundamentally and decrease the risk of patients suffering the side effects of medication overuse. There are many scientific evidence that support Lingzhi's ability to improve illnesses by way of modulating and balancing the 3 systems, thus helping us maintain health and cure many kinds of illnesses.

To understand better how Lingzhi achieves this, click on this link..

If you are in the Klang Valley, I welcome you to drop me a mail at to schedule a free appointment. Let me show you the scientific evidences from the professors and experts on how Lingzhi works.

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Exclusive: Lingzhi helps modulate and balance 3 major systems

Sunday, 9 April 2023

In March 2023, Ms Yu-Chi Cheng presented on how Lingzhi helps modulate and balance the 3 major systems in our body, namely the Immune system (免疫系统), Hormonal system (荷尔蒙系统) and Nervous system (神经系统).

Below are the credentials of this highly qualified lady, Ms Yu-Chi Cheng. 

  • Senior Assistant to Double Crane Group CEO
  • Head of Dietitian of Double Crane Group
  • China Medical University Department of Nutrition, Taiwan
  • Master of Science, Taipei Medical University
  • School of Nutrition and Health Sciences
  • Specialist Dietitian of Renal Nutrition Obesity Dietitian
  • Professional Health Food Engineer
  • Senior Professional and Technical Certified Dietitian.
As we gradually return back to life post-pandemic, people tend to pay more attention to taking care of their health. That's why Ms Cheng finds it timely to share with us how Lingzhi helps modulate and balance (调节平衡) the health of the 3 major physical systems in our body, namely the Immune, Hormonal and Nervous systems (3 Systems). 

Why emphasise on these 3 Systems? 

1) Any disorders in the 3 Systems will affect the overall functions of the body organs. The 3 Systems coordinate with each other so when 1 of them is imbalanced, then like a domino effect, the other 2 will become chaotic.

2) It is hard for the body to modulate and balance the 3 Systems. The mechanism of medicine in alleviating an illness is by way of suppressing over-reactions or boosting insufficient physical condition unilaterally. After taking medicine for a period of time, the side effects of medicine will start appearing and patients get weaker. 

3) By understanding how the 3 Systems work together, you will know how they affect your entire body. Then you can comprehend why taking Lingzhi regularly, and at a fixed dosage and fixed time everyday will help you maintain your health. This is proven by numerous scientific evidences which support the Chinese ancestors' saying i.e. Treat Different Diseases with the Same Treatment (异病同治). Reason being different diseases can be cured using the same Core Method (target root cause (根本) instead of symptomatic treatment (对症治疗)).

Ms Cheng then proceeded to explain in a clear and easy-to-understand manner each of the 3 Systems, what are the symptoms and what are the common diseases associated when there is excess or deficiency, over-reaction or repressed performance. She also used the analogy of an Iceberg - we are usually treated on the 10% of the problems that we can see. But the issues can only be fully resolved when we become aware of the 90% that is hidden. This was how she found a solution to her dry eyes problem.

She also highlights various professors' and experts' perspectives, wherein their scientific research results are published in Taiwan's Ganoderma Magazine, which demonstrates clearly that Lingzhi can be effectively used to handle diseases stemming from all the 3 Systems.

Finally she recommended the ideal combination of Lingzhi to take, regardless whether you want to maintain your health or trying to improve your health problems.

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5 FAQs on Protein

Sunday, 19 March 2023

Protein is one of the major nutrients in human body. Protein is made up of amino acids. Human body cannot manufacture essential amino acids. Our body does not store protein - excessive protein would be converted into fat or excreted from the body. Hence, protein needs to be constantly supplied from dietary source.

Major Functions of Protein

  • Major structural components of cells and tissues; and is necessary for building and repairing tissues and organs. 
  • Forms our enzymatic system and regulates body metabolism.
  • For immunity and protection.
  • Transport materials in the body.
  • Supply energy.

Protein Deficiency
  • Stunted growth in children.
  • Falling hair, brittle nails and flaky skin.
  • Weakness and fatigue.
  • Increased severity of infections.
  • Loss of muscle mass.
  • Slow recovery from injuries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. How much protein do you need?
A. Humans need about 0.8-1.0 g of protein per kilogram of body weight. One should consume more protein to improve muscle condition, strengthen immunity and for optimal bone health. In other words, people who are more physically active, pregnant ladies and the elderly require more protein.

Q2. Which protein do you need?
A. Animal-based protein have high content of fat, calorie and cholesterol. Whereas plant-based protein are low in fat and calorie and free of cholesterol.
Soya protein is a complete protein. It provides a full range of essential amino acid needed by the human body.

Q3. How much of protein intake is too much?
A. Protein intake accounts for 10-35% of the total calorie intake, and should not exceed the upper limit of 35%. The source of protein should be the primary concern. It is more important to make sure we consume high quality protein for better digestion and absorption.

Q4. Why do elderly people consume less protein?
A. Studies show that higher intake of protein is associated with better strength and physical performances, and may reduce age-related muscle loss. One-third of adults over age 50 fail to meet the RNI (Reference Nutrient Intake) for protein. Some challenges ageing adults face in getting enough protein include loss of appetite, difficulty in chewing, decreased tastebuds, health concerns and age-related changes in metabolism.

Q5. What is the efficacy of plant-based protein on building muscles?
A. Muscles enable movements, provide skeletal supports and protect bones and joints. Not enough of protein causes loss of lean muscle mass, slow healing of wounds and make us more susceptible to infections. People tend to lose muscle as they grow older. Muscle strength is affected without good and balanced nutrition. Tough workouts create microscopic damage within muscle cells, which are composed of protein. Isolated soya protein is beneficial in building muscle and strength. Carbohydrates and fats are also essential as sources of energy.

Jia Hor Instant Soya Protein Powder

3 main ingredients:

(a) Isolated soya protein
Soya protein of high concentration are extracted using high technology, allowing better absorption into our body without the burden of chemical compounds like purine that form uric acid when metabolised. The PDCAAS (Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score) is a method of evaluating the quality of protein. The PDCAAS of soya protein is ranked at the highest score of 1. 

Adding soya protein to the diet benefits heart health and lower blood cholesterol. Consuming 25g of Isolated soya protein daily together low fat and low cholesterol diet will help reduce the risk of getting heart disease.

(b) Lecithin
Lecithin is an important component in cell membrane, and helps restore the cell membrane. It promotes the revitalization of the brain cells, improves memory and prevent Alzheimer Disease. It is a strong emulsifier, and can help breakdown the fatty residue buildup in blood vessels. It is beneficial to pregnant women, children and the elderly.

(c) Papaya and pineapple enzymes
These 2 papain and bromelin enzymes aid in absorption of Jia Hor Protein into our body.

How to consume?

Each sachet of Jia Hor Protein is equivalent to 1 egg or 1 glass of full cream milk. But it is only 43 Kcal per sachet.

Recommended consumption: 3-4 sachets per day. 
Add 1 sachet to 200 ml of water, fresh milk or fruit juice. Mix well and drink instantly.

(Source: SH seminar 24/11/2021)

How to order Jia Hor Soya Protein? One box of 30 sachets costs RM65 for Malaysian members.

Click on this link to register and then you can proceed with your order.

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Why Choose Soybean Proteins

Sunday, 26 February 2023

In Canada's dietary guidelines for 2019, Canadians are encouraged to replace their intake of dairy and meat with protein, calcium and other nutrients from plants, such as soybeans.

Jia Hor Instant Soya Protein Powder uses soy protein isolates, which contains a complete combination of essential amino acids, making it the best source of quality protein. The soybeans are non-genetically modified, natural, cholesterol-free and purine-free. The papaya enzymes and pineapple enzymes are added to help break down the protein, allowing the body to better absorb it, so you can eat healthily and safely.

There are 4 main groups of people who benefit from daily consumption of Jia Hor Protein:

1) Weight-watchers

Take Jia Hor Protein before meals, as it is low in calories and helps prolong satiety. It's even better if combined with Jia Hor Fiber as it stabilises blood sugar and reduce excessive absorption of high calorie food.

2) Fitness group

Protein intake before exercise helps to improve endurance. Protein intake post-exercise helps to repair and build muscle tissues.

3) Office workers

If you want a snack in the office during tea time, just prepare Jia Hor Protein mix with water in a shaker and a healthy and filling meal can be served instantly.

4) Seniors

Protein is especially important for seniors with declining immune function and deteriorating teeth condition. Combine with some simple weight training to build muscle strength to prevent muscle and immunity from ageing together.

(Source: SH Magazine Oct-Dec 2021)

Jia Hor Protein is not available in pharmacies and supermarkets.
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What Are Antioxidants?

Sunday, 5 February 2023

are good for us because they help combat free radicals in our body (which are produced during oxidation reactions). 

Some examples of oxidation include:

  • A peeled apple that is exposed to the air turning brown.
  • For humans, factors that increase free radicals in our body include air pollution, contaminants, alcohol, tobacco and high blood sugar levels. Free radicals lead to hardening of the arteries, cancer, ageing and suppression of immune system.
A balance of free radicals and antioxidants in the body is crucial to prevent oxidative stress and maintain our health. It is important to know that antioxidants are not a group of similar substances. Each antioxidant has different mechanisms of action, serves different physiological functions and has unique chemical behaviours and biological properties. Hence, they are not inter-changeable.

Some of the most important antioxidants

1) Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

It is water-soluble and helps in the absorption of iron.
Essential for formation of collagen and maintenance of capillaries, muscles and teeth.
Sources: guava, mango, papaya, cabbage, mustard leaves and spinach.

2) Vitamin E

It is a fat-soluble vitamin.
Prevents clots from forming in heart arteries and enhances immune function.
Sources: vege oils, seeds, nuts and cereal grains.

3) Selenium

Plays a key role in the function of various proteins.
Sources: walnuts, grains and seeds, tuna, cod, red snapper, organ meat, poultry, eggs, milk and shellfish.

4) Carotenoids (beta carotene)

Reduces risk of cancer and eye diseases, and boosts immune system.
Sources: carrot, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, kailan, spinach, mango, papaya and watermelon.

5) Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA)

A vitamin-like compound which is soluble in both water and fat.
Lowers blood sugar levels and improves insulin sensitivity.
Sources: red meat, liver, spinach and broccoli.

6) Others

Glutathione, coenzyme Q10, lipoic acid, flavonoids, phenols, polyphenols, phytoestrogens etc.

Food or supplements?

Food. Consuming antioxidants derived from whole foods are more beneficial:

- Because a variety of different antioxidants can be obtained.
- Antioxidants tend to work better in combination with other nutrients in foods.

Supplements. If you are unable to have a healthy diet, then supplements is needed.

Some tips to increase your antioxidant intake

a) Consume at least 5 servings of a variety of colourful fruits and veges everyday.

b) Include nuts, seeds and dried fruits as your snack choice.

c) Spice up your recipes with herbs and spices eg turmeric, cumin, oregano, ginger, clove and cinnamon.

d) Choose tea or coffee, instead of sugary drinks.

(Source: What are antioxidants, Starhealth, 5 Sep 2021)

What if you are Unable to adopt these 4 tips everyday?
What is an alternative quality source of antioxidants?

Bee Pollen. Because if you know how to choose a quality source, each grain would contain practically all the above anti-oxidants, which makes it very convenient to take.

Check out this link on Yung Kien Pollen. It is natural, safe, free from artificial chemicals, additives and preservatives. 

Yung Kien Pollen is not available in pharmacies and supermarkets.
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5 Common Health Problems with Nails

Sunday, 15 January 2023

We usually don't pay much attention to our fingernails or toenails unless they give us problem. Then we start googling for help, right? In this post, I like to share 5 common problems and how you can treat them.

1. Nails that are soft, thin, brittle, and break easily - called onychoschizia. 

Cause: Repeatedly wetting and drying the nails eg. if you do a lot of washing or swim regularly.  

Treatment: Protect them by using moisturisers and wearing rubber gloves.

Less common cause: Iron deficiency or underlying illnesses.

Treatment: Get a blood test done and take iron supplements.

My story

I used to suffer from this problem regularly - my fingernails would crack and I would have to be very careful to not aggravate the crack until the nail grows back. I would wrap the nail with a band-aid if the break-line was deep. Very irritating and inconvenient. Much to my surprise, after taking Yung Kien Pollen for a period of time, I noticed I no longer suffer from that. Perhaps it's due to the complete range of vitamins and minerals in Yung Kien Pollen that replenishes the deficiency. Whatever it may be, I am just grateful not to be troubled by that anymore.

Click here for the Nutrients of Yung Kien Pollen.

2. Dented nails with little pits in them. Nail colour may change to yellow or brown, some bleeding may occur under the nail or nail is separated from nail bed.

Cause: Nail psoriasis. 

Treatment: Dermatologist may treat with corticosteroid cream, steroid injections, tazarotene for nail pitting an discolouration, calcipotriol for build-up of skin under the nail or laser treatment.

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3. Yellow coloured nails which are thick and break off easily.

Cause: Nail fungal infection. Higher risk for people who sweat a lot, go around barefooted in wet locker rooms, or go for manicures and pedicures. 

Treatment: Doctor may prescribe anti-fungals or fully remove your nail, which will grow back.

4. Very thick and hard toenail, almost like a horn - called onychorgryphosis. 

Cause: Genetics, or injury to that toenail, poor blood circulation, psoriasis or a skin condition called ichthyosis. 

Treatment: A podiatrist or dermatologist can help to cut the nail. The only permanent treatment is to remove the nail bed completely. Let that be the last resort - explore other options first.

5. Ingrown toenail, which can cause pain, swelling and become infected.

Cause: Genetics or not keeping the nails trimmed neatly, wearing tight socks or shoes, or physical injury.

Treatment: Soak nails in warm water 3 to 4 times a day, wear comfortable shoes, keep feet dry. If nothing works, you may need surgery.

(Source: Nail-ing that condition, Starhealth, 11 July 2021)

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