Special Attributes and Benefits of Aquasense Amino Acid Cleanser

Monday, 26 December 2011


Do you use facial cleanser to wash your face? What sort of facial cleanser do you use? Does it have all the attributes and benefits listed in this article? If not, you may want to consider giving Aquasense Amino Acid Cleanser a try. The exceptional attributes of Aquasense Amino Acid Cleanser are many, including:

1) High-purity amino acid-base surfactant
Using this cleanser greatly reduces the possibility of agitation and allergic reactions associated with the use of chemical additives. Why is amino acid-base surfactant a most important ingredient for facial cleanser? Click here to discover the reason.

2) Efficient cleansing actions
It is a cream of relatively hard texture, making it able to deliver maximized cleansing benefits with minimal amount used.

3) Luxurious and fine lather
This clenaser readily melts in water and gives luxurious and find lather. It is capable of reaching deep into our skin pores to carry away impurities and oil while refining the pores.

4) Remarkable moisture-retention ability
As amino acids share the same characteristics as collagen, they exhibit a powerful affinity for water. Hence they are able to readily combine with water molecules, giving remarkable moisture-retention results. When skin cells become adequately laden with moisture, they are less likely to produce excessive sebaceous secretion, thus discouraging the formation of oily patches on the skin.

Benefits of Aquasense Amino Acid Cleanser


1) It causes negligible agitation and allergic reactions to our skin. Hence it is very suitable for people with sensitive skin.

2) It is cost effective to use, as only a small amount is needed each time.

3) It gives us a clean and clear skin, as it refines our pores and discourages acne production.

4) There is  no sense of tightness and dehydration on our face after washing, as the amino acid-base has high affinity with water and therefore is able to retain the moisture on our skin.

Please email me at laifuiping@gmail.com if you want to try out this wonderful facial cleanser.
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Colon Cancer: Risk Factors and How To Reduce Them

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Colon, or colorectal, cancer is cancer that starts in the large intestine (colon) or the rectum (end of the colon). Most cases of colon cancer begin as small, noncancerous (benign) clumps of cells called adenomatous polyps. Over time some of these polyps become colon cancers. According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the United States. The good news is, early diagnosis often leads to a complete cure.


Risk Factors of Colon Cancer
  • Family history, especially if immediate family (parents, siblings, children) or if the relative had the cancer at a young age.
  • About 90 percent of people diagnosed with colon cancer are older than 50.
  • People with diabetes and insulin resistance may have an increased risk of colon cancer.
  • Personal medical historyChronic inflammatory diseases of the colon, such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, can increase your risk of colon cancer.
  • Unhealthy dietColon cancer and rectal cancer may be associated with a diet low in fibre and high in fat and calories. 
  • Sedentary lifestyleIf you're inactive, you're more likely to develop colon cancer. Getting regular physical activity may reduce your risk of colon cancer.
The absence of any risk factors does not mean a person will not develop colon cancer. However, the more risk factors one has, the higher the chances of getting it.

    Warning Signs of Colon Cancer
    • changes in bowel habit (constipation or diarrhea)
    • blood in the stools
    • severe abdominal pain
    • unexplained weight loss

    How to Reduce the Risk of Developing Colon Cancer

    • Practice a healthier diet. Eat food high in antioxidants like citrus fruits and dark green and yellow vegetables. Consume foods low in fat and high in fibre. Get enough calcium.
    • Practice a healthier lifestyle. Exercise at least 30 minutes for most days of the week.
    • Quite smoking.
    • Restrict alcohol consumption.
    (Sources
    StarFit4Life, Tummy troubles by Prof Madya Dr Sheikh Anwar Abdullah, 4 Deember 2011
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001308/
    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/colon-cancer/DS00035)


    To find out what can help prevent or treat cancer, please check out this article Positive Effects of Lingzhi/Ganoderma on Cancer Patients.
    Or you may email me at laifuiping@gmail.com to buy Lingzhi.
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    Exceptional Ingredients of Aquasense Amino Acid Cleanser (Facial Cleanser)

    Wednesday, 21 December 2011


    What facial cleanser do you use to wash your face? Does it feel smooth? Does it leave residual traces? Does it agitate your skin or give you allergic reaction? Does it really unclog your pores? Read on if you want to discover why Aquasense Amino Acid Cleanser is your ideal facial cleanser.

    The high-purity, Amino Acid-Base Surfactant (Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate) used in the formulation of Aquasense Amino Acid Cleanser tops the list of high-end cleansing ingredients adopted by the industry. This facial cleanser's mild action is able to efficiently get rid of all facial impurities and oil and yet does not cause a sense of tightness, dehydration, or irritation to the eyes.

    For more info on what is Amino Acid-Base Surfactant, check out this article Amino Acid-Base Surfactant: Facial Cleanser's Most Important Ingredient.

    3 More Top Ingredients in Aquasense Amino Acid Cleanser

    Apart from the highly acclaimed amino acid-base surfactant, Aquasense Amino Acid Cleanser is further enhanced with the following ingredients:

    1) Glyceryl Cocoate: An emollient capable of minimizing skin irritation. It gives our skin a clean and soft feeling without causing a sense of tightness or dehydration after use. It leaves a film of moisture on our skin after use.

    2) 8 types of Amino Acids: Powerful in skin affinity as it is similar with the amino acid structure of our skin and is mild in action. It enables a perfect balance within the skin's tissues to meet its moisturizing needs. It is able to open up our pores to do cleansing instead of being rejected by our skin.

    3) Natural Moisture-Retention Agent: Capable of softening and protecting the natural sebaceous membrane of our skin during cleansing to replenish skin moisture and relieve dehydrated skin and other discomforts. Provides a skin moisturizing effect for a long period of time.

    So you can see, the key word here is - moisture, moisture, moisture, which this facial cleanser does beautifully.

    How To Use
    Lather well into wet palms, then massage gently over your face and neck. Rinse off.
    Use day and night.

    (Source: Shuang Hor Magazine, Issue 6 November 2011)

    If you like to get a tube of Aquasense Amino Acid Cleanser, please contact me at laifuiping@gmail.com.
    Click here to refer to Shuang Hor company website for Product Description and PriceI am an Authorized Distributor of the company.

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    What Makes The New Generation Jia Hor Fibre So Special

    Saturday, 17 December 2011

    Dietary fibres cannot be digested nor broken down in the digestive tract of our body. As a source of nutrients to be utilized by the beneficial bacteria, dietary fibres contribute to:

    • promoting normal peristalsis of the gastrointestinal tract 
    • aid in dislodging the metabolic wastes that have built up in our gut 
    • put in place an environment conducive to the proliferation of the beneficial bacteria.


    Jia Hor Fibre provides about 4g of both water soluble and water insoluble dietary fibres. This product has the honour of earning the JHFA (Japan Health Food Authorization) recognition. It is great news for those of us who are watching our weight as Jia Hor Fibre is low in calories. Further, taking it before meals will give a feeling of fullness in our stomach, therefore translating into reduced total intake of calories and help control our body weight.

    Special Features of Digestion Resistant Maltodextrin

    Jia Hor Fibre is now fortified with a special type of completely soluble dietary fibre called Digestion Resistant Maltodextrin. It has many special features, including:

    1. Low in caloric value (1kcal per gram).

    2. It does not interfere with the absorption of calcium and various mineral nutrients.

    3. It has a high level of intake safety.

    4. It is easier to dissolve in water, hence making the beverage easier to prepare.

    5. It is approved as GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) by the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) of USA.

    6. It is widely adopted as FOSHU (Food For Specific Health Uses) in Japan.

    Benefits of Jia Hor Fibre

    Jia Hor Fibre has been awarded with 4 accreditations, giving it the following benefits:

    (a) Regulating bowel functions
    Regular intake of 25g to 35g per day will help minimize the risk of intestinal cancer because it:
    • encourages smoother bowel movements
    • shortens the time taken for the body toxins to pass through our gastrointestinal tract
    • restores the flora balance in our bowel system.

    (b) Maintaining healthy blood glucose level
    The dietary fibres in Jia Hor Fibre are capable of improving the metabolism of carbohydrates in our body. This means it can help slow down the rate at which the blood glucose elevates after meals. This contributes to controlling blood glucose level and preventing diabetes.

    (c) Reducing cholesterol level
    The water soluble fibres of Jia Hor Fibre are helpful in adhering and absorbing the free fatty acids from our food to reduce the assimilation of cholesterol into the blood. This helps lower the risks of arteriosclerosis (hardening of the artery walls) and heart disease.

    (d) Reducing triglycerides level
    A high level of triglycerides will make our blood serum viscous or thick, causing a high risk of cardiovascular diseases. The dietary fibres in Jia Hor Fibre are capable of reducing the serum triglycerides level, keeping it at a healthy level.

    (Source: Shuang Hor Magazine November 2011, Reinforcing the benefits of beneficial bacteria with dietary fibres)

    Please email me at laifuiping@gmail.com for enquiries on Jia Hor Fibre.
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    Amino Acid-Base Surfactant: Facial Cleanser's Most Important Ingredient

    Thursday, 15 December 2011


    An ideal facial cleanser feels silky smooth and leaves no residual traces after cleansing. It should also be anti-allergy and offers 100% cleansing power with zero agitation. It should be able to get rid of all facial dirt, aged cutins, sebaceous secretion, perspiration and makeup and give us clear unclogged pores to facilitate efficient absorption of skin-care nutrients.

    A cleanser with thick lather could be caused by the presence of excessive soap-base thickener which may have little nutritional content. So don't ever think "the more lather, the better". 

    What is Amino Acid-Base Surfactant?

    Amino acids are today recognized by the skin-care fraternity as the cleansing agent that boasts a pH value that is closest to that of the human skin. Amino acids behave very much like our skin cells; they get a "fever" if temperature exceeds 37 degree Celsius and they will "shrink" if the temperature drops.

    The enzymes in our epidermis or outer skin thrives best in a mildly acidic environment, as this enables normal metabolism of the horny layer. Such an environment causes only minimal agitation to the keratin protein in the skin, hence will not trigger any concern of skin allergy. It also discourages the production of acne.

    The amino acid cleansers sold in the market today generally fall into 2 categories:


    1) Products incorporated with amino acids but the major cleansing component in the composition is either a soap or negative ion surfactant to enable a more powerful (which means potentially harmful) cleansing ability. Such products are not pure and hence are lower in quality.

    2) The major cleansing component used is the amino acid-base surfactant, making them bona fide amino acid cleansers as characterized by their mild cleansing actions. A genuine amino acid-base surfactant is mainly formulated using amino acids enriched with plant source fatty acids. Such amino acid-base surfactant features a high concentration as it is not combined with many other surfactants.

    Further, if an amino acid cleanser combines the use of an amino acid-base surfactant with another surfactant that can potentially cause agitation or irritation to the skin, it will fail to fulfill the requirement to be mild. Mild cleansing actions are the  biggest advantage of an amino acid-base surfactant - meaning it does not agitate the skin yet cleans our skin very well and keeps the natural protective film of our skin intact.

    (Source: Shuang Hor Magazine - Issue 4 July 2011, Issue 6 November 2011)

    If you want to find out where to get a facial cleanser that is smooth, effectively clears up clogged pores, does not cause allergy reaction and keeps your skin moist, please email me at laifuiping@gmail.com.
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    How To Choose The Right Lingzhi/Ganoderma

    Sunday, 11 December 2011


    There are so many types of Lingzhi in the market. How do you know which is the best? Lingzhi from Shuang Hor can be regarded as the benchmark for a high quality Lingzhi. What makes it so?

    Listed below are 4 important criteria for identifying and selecting high quality Lingzhi. They are Species, Cultivation, Processing Method and Accreditations.

    1. SPECIES

    There are more than 2,000 types of mushrooms in this world.
    Out of this, only about 10% (200 types) are edible.
    Out of this, only about 20 are in the Lingzhi/Ganoderma category, which give therapeutic effects.
    In this 20 species, it is subdivided into about 205 strains of ganoderma.
    Out of these 205 strains, about 10 can be cultivated in large quantities to provide raw material for human consumption.
    Lingzhi are differentiated by color. Red lingzhi is the most commonly used and have the highest active ingredients.

    Shuang Hor's Lingzhi come from the ganoderma lucidum and ganoderma tsugae species. They have been patented so that other companies cannot produce the same kind of Lingzhi with similar efficacy. These 2 species possess 3 characteristics that make them better prospects for mass cultivation:

    (a) easy to grow
    (b) heavier in weight
    (c) possess strong anti-pollution capacity.

    It is important to highlight that not all Lingzhi are safe to eat. For instance, pregnant women are advised against eating certain Lingzhi. However, Shuang Hor's Lingzhi is very safe and in fact, is recommended for consumption by everybody, including a 2-day old baby, pregnant ladies, terminally ill patients and elderly people.

    2. CULTIVATION

    Lingzhi grow on other plants. They are by nature very absorbent, meaning they will absorb what is in the environment around them, be it poisons from snakes or pollutants from the air. As such, Lingzhi grown in the wild may not be safe to eat as we do not know the environment they have been exposed to.

    A conducive growing environment of a ganoderma fruiting body should possess the following:

    (a) Humidity of approximately 85% to 95%. The moisture content is relatively high.

    (b) Temperature of between 26'C to 32'C; not too hot, not too cold.

    (c) Lighting should be as dim as possible during mycelium growth and enhanced gradually as the fruiting body develops.

    (d) Ventilation whereby the concentration of carbon dioxide should be less than 300 ppm.

    (e) Culture media (food for ganoderma) should comprise of good sawdust and mixed with a sufficient combination of essential nutrients such as proteins and minerals.

    That is why Shuang Hor's Lingzhi are grown in greenhouses, which are properly controlled to fulfill all the above requirements. This allows the company to give a steady, uninterrupted supply of quality lingzhi the whole year round.

    3. PROCESSING METHOD


    Only by using high-technological production techniques can the effective components be properly produced. The stringent process adopted by Shuang Hor can be divided into 4 main steps:

    (a) Coarse crushing. Dried ganoderma raw materials are crushed to powder of an appropriate size (not too big or too small), to expand the surface area to increase extraction rate and facilitate filtering in the latter process.

    (b) Extraction. This is the core procedure whereby the Dual-Phase Extraction method is used to extract the 2 main components, namely triterpenoids (at a low temperature) and polysaccharide (at a high temperature). This 2 levels of extraction takes into account the ratio of solution volume to ganoderma weight, extraction temperature, time, stirring rates and many other factors.

    (c) Concentration. The liquid ganoderma obtained from extraction is then concentrated before proceeding to the next step, drying. The production design must take into account factors such as temperature, degree of vacuum, time, recovery rate and solid content to retain the original molecular forms of active compounds.

    (d) Drying. The most suitable drying method is the Vacuum Freeze-Dry method. The liquid concentrate is frozen to minus 30 degree celsius and the sublimated vapour removed by high-vacuum pumps, leaving behind the ganoderma solid extract. Essentially, the ganoderma turns from liquid state into solid state in vacuum, then from solid state to powder, while at the same time keeping the special active ingredients of the ganoderma intact. The variables here include the exact freezing temperature, time, degree of vacuum, freezing space, freezing efficiency and refrigerant recovery. By this method, the ganoderma extracts (in powder form) are retrieved in the optimal way and in the shortest time possible.

    (Source: Ganoderma The Ultimate Herbal Medicine by Dr. Deng-Hai Chen, Chapter 9 Requirements for a High Quality Ganoderma Product)

    4. ACCREDITATIONS

    Shuang Hor's Lingzhi has been certified with many government endorsements, including the Health Ministry of Malaysia, Health Science Authority of Singapore and Japan Health Food Association. Ii has also been endorsed by the Health Ministry of Taiwan with accreditations in Immuno-Regulation and Liver Protection functions. Shuang Hor also complies with the Class-A GMP Good Manufacturing Practice standards and has received the ISO 9001:2008 certification.

    For more details on the certifications, please refer to article Accreditation and Endorsements for Shuang Hor Lingzhi.

    Now that you have learnt how to choose the right lingzhi/ganoderma, please email me at laifuiping@gmail.com to purchase Shuang Hor Lingzhi for your health.
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    Healthy Bones Can Prevent Diabetes and Manage Your Weight

    Wednesday, 7 December 2011


    New research findings are beginning to show that strong, healthy bones play a far greater role in our overall health than we previously realised.

    What We Currently Know About Bone Functions

    1) A fundamental role of our skeletal system is to provide structural support for our muscles and protection for our internal organs. It gives shape to our physique and allow us to be mobile.

    2) Our bones act as a reservoir for minerals, which are vital to nerve and muscle cell functioning. The bone stores 99% of our body's calcium and 85% of our body's phosphorus.

    3) Our bone marrow produces the blood cells and lymphocytes (a type of white blood cells).

    New Insights

    Apart from preventing osteoporosis, healthy bones are now found to play a huge role in preventing diabetes, reducing the risk of increased fats and preventing cardiovascular disease.

    1) Insulin Sensitivity and Diabetes
    The osteoblast cells in our bones have been found to produce a hormone-like signaling protein called osteocalcin.

    Osteocalcin stimulates the secretion of the hormone insulin from our pancreas, thus improving insulin sensitivity in tissues throughout our body. This means that our body is able to use a smaller amount of insulin effectively to convert blood glucose to energy, thus keeping glucose levels in our blood within a normal range.

    If a person is not insulin-sensitive, blood glucose levels will start building up, leading to insulin resistance and Type-2 diabetes.

    2) Fat and Weight Management
    Higher osteocalcin levels are associated with lower levels of leptin. Leptin hormone (sometimes called "hunger hormone") stimulates the feeling of fullness after a meal, and hence is important in regulating our appetite and metabolism.

    Leptin levels should be kept in balance as overly high leptin level can lead to leptin resistance. Leptin resistance (usually in obese people) causes their body to be unable to respond to leptin, so the brain cannot cue a person to stop eating, resulting in them putting on weight.

    Further, the more leptin our body's fatty tissue produces, the less osteocalcin our bone cells release. That will have a bad effect on our insulin response as well, and our bones will eventually become weaker.

    3) Atherosclerosis
    Poor bone health has also been found to be linked to atherosclerosis, a condition where our arteries harden. This increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.

    Brittle bones, particularly osteoporotic bones, are the culprit of this situation. When calcium leaches out as part of the process of osteoporosis, it builds up in the blood vessel walls, creating calcified plaque deposits. If these deposits break off and block the blood flow in smaller blood vessels, it could lead to a sudden heart attack or stroke.

    Nutrients for Bone and Total Body Health

    With these new findings about the relationship between bone health and total body health, it becomes more important than ever to maintain the strength and health of our bones. Nutrient intake is the key strategy to maintain strong bones.

    Most of us have only heard about calcium for healthy bones. While calcium is found in many of the foods we eat, not all food sources contain calcium in a form that can be absorbed by our body. Calcium supplements that contain dicalcium malate and calcium bis-glycinate are most suitable for people who want to optimize their bone health.

    Micro-nutrients that are important to aid in the absorption of calcium are:
    • Vitamin D
    • Magnesium
    • Potassium
    • Boron
    • Vitamin K
    It is ideal if you can find one supplement that contains all these nutrients at the same time for optimal absorption and utilization of calcium. Read this article on 10 reasons why you should choose Yung Kien Bee Pollen as the right supplement to attain healthy bones.

    (Source: StarFit4Life, Bone up for better health by Datuk Dr Nor Ashikin Mokhtar, 27 November 2011)

    Please email me at laifuiping@gmail.com to have your queries answered or if you want to buy Yung Kien Bee Pollen. Click here to refer to Shuang Hor company website for Product Description and Price.


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    Which is Better - Lingzhi Spores or Lingzhi Fruit Body?

    Monday, 5 December 2011

    Some people say that Lingzhi spores are more effective than Lingzhi fruit bodies. Is that true?

    By drawing an analogy, the spores in the fruit body of Lingzhi are likened to eggs in a hen. The optimum time to harvest the Lingzhi is just before the fruit body releases the spores, so that the goodness of the spores and fruit body are obtained together. Therefore, Lingzhi products made from the fruit body would give a more complete benefit, compared to those made from purely Lingzhi spores.

    Moreover, the collection of spores is a complicated and problematic process. Methods used include vacuuming or sweeping the spores together with a broom. In the absence of an effective sifting technology, the spores are normally collected together with airborne dust and impurities (like sand, insect legs etc). This makes it a huge challenge to maintain the consistency of quality of the spores as well as compromise on the hygiene of the end product.

    It is also worth highlighting that the major active components in a spore is lipid. When the spores are broken, the lipids become exposed to the atmosphere, rendering them unstable.

    Lastly, the spores are limited in commercial quantity. Therefore, generally speaking, it is not possible for products made from pure Lingzhi spores to be low in price.

    In conclusion, it would be misleading to say that Lingzhi spores are more effective.

    Related Article:
    This is an article by Chinese Medicine News, which reports on evidence-base, scientific research on TCM and acupuncture,
    Lingzhi Spores Products' Breakage Rate Questioned

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    Top 5 Functions and Benefits of Aquasense Total Renewal Cream

    Saturday, 3 December 2011


    Functions of Aquasense Total Renewal Cream

    1. Promotes the growth of new cells.

    2. Repairs our skin and rejuvenates dull skin.

    3. Regulates our skin's physiological function at the inner layers to regulate cell turnover cycle every 28 days.

    4. Activates our skin's self-healing power. With this one product, it replaces your toner, make-up remover, day cream, night cream, eye cream, neck cream, face serum etc.

    5. Renews damaged skin barrier at the cellular level.

    Benefits of Aquasense Total Renewal Cream


    1. Relieves skin allergy and inflammation condition. It gives an immediate soothing effect. This is due to the presence of Canadian Willow Herb in the ingredients. It has similar effect as Steroids, but without the side effects. Click on this link for information on what are the Ingredients Used in this Ultimate Skincare Product.

    2. Reduces acne condition by promoting faster healing.

    3. Improves moisture and hydration. This is due to the Gamma-PGA in the ingredients, which can retain moisture up to 3,500 times.

    4. Whitening effect, making our skin look bright and have a better complexion. It is not caustic. It reduces the formation of pigmentation on the skin.

    5. Improves skin elasticity and delays the formation of wrinkles.

    Please email me at laifuiping@gmail.com if you want to buy Aquasense Total Renewal Cream.
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