Remedy For Flu: My Shortest Flu Experience Ever

Thursday, 26 January 2012

My friend cancelled his lunch appointment with me again. Why? Because he's again stuck in bed, sick with "flu, sore throat and a bit of fever". That incident triggered me to post this story about how I kept my flu trouble short because I chose the right remedy for flu.

I have suffered from flu and cold many times over the years.  I would normally recover from my runny nose, fever and sore throat after a couple of weeks. But my cough would linger on and on and on, up to 2 months or more. 

I read that long-term consumption of lingzhi (particularly Yung Kien Ganoderma) and pollen is a great remedy for flu as it’s very effective to enhance one's immune system so that one doesn't fall sick so often. And when one is sick, the recovery rate is much faster. Really?

Well. It was put to test during Chinese New Year this year. This is an account of my shortest flu experience that I can ever remember.

Greenzhi Toothpaste
Last Thursday

My throat feels scratchy during the day but gets worse at night. There is pain with each swallow of my saliva. Have difficulty sleeping. I was told swallowing Greenzhi Toothgel can sooth the inflammation and pain caused by the sore throat. Friends who have tried this method report that it's indeed very helpful. I've never knowingly swallowed toothpaste in my life. So I’m a bit apprehensive but rather desperate. After some ponderings – just do it! I went to the bathroom, took a glob of the green stuff and let it glide slo-owly down my throbbing throat. Hhmm.. tastes ok. Feels soothing.

Last Friday

Wonders of wonders, the sore throat is pretty much gone but now my nose is dripping. Yup, all the symptoms of a flu. I feel so tired. Have to force myself to get through both my appointments. There's an incredibly heavy downpour. I get caught in the rain 7 times scrambling in and out of my car running errands. My nose gets worse. I accumulate a huge pile of tissues during my dinner appointment. I increase my consumption of lingzhi and pollen before bed to strengthen my immune system. I put out the lights by 11.30 pm after accumulating another load of tissues. But I was woken up in the middle of the night because I can't breath. Miserable! Can't sleep well.

Last Saturday

I feel even worse today. My nose is like a broken tap - drip drip dripp drippp.. More tissues during my brunch appointment. My head feels so stuffed up that I get slightly disoriented while running my errands in MidValley. Another mountain of tissues while replying my emails. My nose is so itchy I keep sneezing. I have no energy to go to the gym. At night I have an appointment I can't miss. More tissues. I’m the first to call it a night. So worn out and my nose feels so raw. I keep up my remedy for flu – more lingzhi and pollen.

Sunday

Oh no oh no. It's the eve of Chinese New Year, and my nose is still stuffed up. I can make my way to the gym now, but have to blow my nose all through my workout. Amazingly, during the second half of the day, the numbers of tissues are fewer. I manage to get through the delicious family reunion dinner feast without disturbance from the drippy tap. Looks like my remedy for flu is working - it's going to be a great start to the new year after all.

Thean Hou Temple
Monday

Wake up early after a good night's sleep. No harassment from my nose at night. What a wonderful first day of Chinese New Year! Just 2 pieces of tissue to last me through breakfast, Thean Hou temple visit and lunch. No tissues at all the second half of the day, despite the awful scorching weather and 2 "intense" house visits. Just a bit of cough.

Tuesday

Unbelievably, my nose doesn't leak anymore. And my cough doesn't act up. I have recovered!

So there you have it. My shortest flu experience ever. No doctor, no medication, continue to enjoy all my food and drinks as usual (even more so, during this festive period), manage to keep all my appointments and yet my flu doesn’t linger on and on the way it always did. It's astounding. To me, it's a clear indication of my body's stronger ability to combat the flu virus. Which I attribute to my chosen remedy for flu - lingzhi and pollen.

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No More Sinus Problem

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

My Dad has been suffering from sinus problem for as long as I can remember. It's almost "normal". Since young, I was so used to hear him sniffling every morning and during the day that I don't ask what's wrong anymore. That's just him. Whenever he woke up at night to go toilet, his nose would run and it would be 2 hours before he could fall back to sleep. A slight change of temperature would trigger the sinus. He would get my mum to make a basin of steaming water mixed with salt. Then he would put his head under a huge towel towards the steam from the basin in an effort to clear his nasal passage. It was only a temporary relief. He could never find any solution that is permanent, even from doctors and specialists.

About 12 years ago, he started practicing qi gong. He is an incredibly disciplined man. Every day, and I mean Every Single Day, come rain shine holiday or otherwise, he would be up in the wee hours of the morning to practice his qi gong. He claims that with all his consistent effort, his sinus problem is gradually being taken care of, which is great. I catch a cold and it's already a pain nursing my nose after 1 week. I simply cannot imagine being plagued by a drippy stuffy nose for years and years and years.

Anyway, he started taking Lingzhi (together with pollen) about 6 months ago, for another more pressing issue. You can read about it here - my Dad's leg allergy problem. So, it took care of his itchy legs and he was super pleased. He continued with the Lingzhi and Pollen after recovering from his problem, as he felt a noticeable increase in energy especially when he takes it before his qi gong.

I had the most wonderful news last night, during my family's Chinese New Year reunion dinner. Out of the blue, in the midst of our wonderful feast of sea cucumber, fish maw, soon hock fish, scallops, oysters, pig stomach soup etc etc, he said, "Eh, my sinus problem has cured. Do you think it has anything to do with Lingzhi? Or it could it be my qi gong?"

I asked, "How long have you been practicing qi gong?"
He said, "12 years."
I asked, "Is the sinus problem still there?"
He answered, "Yes."
I analysed, "And now after only a few months of taking Lingzhi, your sinus is cleared. So do you really need me to answer your question?"
He mused, "Yeah, well, I suppose they work well together."
I exclaimed, "Yes, definitely!"

That's one of the best angpau I could possibly get - hearing that my Dad's life-long sinus problem is finally no longer tormenting him. And the icing on the cake is the solution comes from a wonderful set of products I stumbled upon not too long ago - Lingzhi and Pollen.

I can be contacted at laifuiping@gmail.com for more info or if you want to buy Yung Kien Lingzhi and Pollen. Click here to refer to Shuang Hor company's website for Product Description and Price. I am an Authorized Distributor of the company.

GONG XI FA CAI!! 
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The Safe and Tasty Ingredients of Jia Hor Food Seasoning

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Restaurant Tanjung Bungah, SS2
The flavour of food is determined by many factors, including its taste, aroma, temperature, overall appearance and our physiological and psychological states, affecting the extent to which we perceive it to be delicious or otherwise - too sweet, too sour, too salty, too bitter or just perfect.

Since food plays a crucial role in our health and the fact that delicious food contributes to better digestion, it makes sense to improve the taste of our favourite dishes to help enhance our nutritional intake.

What do you use to enhance the flavors of your food? What about a flavor enhancer which not only tastes good but is safe and has many health benefits? Allow me to introduce to you Jia Hor Seasoning. This seasoning differentiates itself from common flavouring powders in that it is composed of a mix of ingredients that is an extract formulation of purely natural origin and works perfectly well for all sorts of dishes.
Taman Tun Indian rice
Special Features

1. Natural Composition
Jia Hor Seasoning is composed of many ingredients which cater to both vegetarian and non-vegetarian needs, and gives as many as 14 types of essential amino acids, rich amounts of vitamins B1 and B2, and a vast variety of minerals. So apart from enhancing the taste, it provides immense benefits to our health. It is a formulation of purely natural composition, and gives our dishes a mild, unique taste of sweetness that you simply cannot get from any flavouring product made from artificial ingredients.

2. Natural Taste
In place of the heavy tang from the gourmet powders sold in the market, Jia Hor Seasoning introduces a pleasant, mildly sweet taste that enhances rather than robs away the original flavor of what you cook.

Health-Giving Ingredients of Jia Hor Seasoning

1. Ganoderma Japonicum Extract
This rare herb contains amino acids that give a tantalizing sweet taste. Therefore, it makes an ideal ingredient for all forms of taste enhancer. It's health benefits are:
  • benefiting the meridian system of our body, or our vital qi energy
  • nourishing and invigorating the brain
  • tranquilizing the mind and calming the nerves
  • promoting blood flow
  • encouraging smooth urination
  • removing body toxins
  • reducing swelling
  • healing bronchitis and chronic hepatitis
  • regulating and strengthening kidney functions
  • elevating mental functions
  • lowering blood pressure
  • treating rheumatoid arthritis.

2. Gynostemma Pentaphyllum Extract
It contains more than 80 types of saponin and offers a rich base of amino acids, vitamins, minerals etc. According to research findings of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the overall nutritional value of Gynostemma Pentaphyllum is 3 times higher than that of Korean Ginseng.

3. Shitake Extract
This Japanese mushroom contains up to 8 types of amino acids essentially needed by our body. It also contains Ergosterol, which is capable of revitalizing the functions of the brain nerves and getting rid of the cholesterols in the blood, while the vitamin B family in it is effective in activating metabolic functions.

4. Yeast Powder
It is rich in protein and the B group vitamins, which gives it a sweet taste and appetizing flavor.

5. Seaweed Extract
It contains large amounts of polysaccharide peptides which is beneficial in revitalizing the immune system of our body. It also contains minerals, which plays a key role in enriching our blood. Seaweed is rich in amino acids that give the food we cook a unique taste of sweetness that cannot be generated by any flavoring formulated from artificial ingredients.

Millisime
Jia Hor Seasoning is suitable for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. As it is an extract formulation of purely natural origin, it is highly soluble. This makes it very easy to use in whatever style of cooking you like - stewing, sauteing, simmering, barbequing, poaching, roasting, steaming or pan-frying. It can get rid of the unpleasant smell of seafood and raw meat and is suitable for cooking all kinds of food ingredients. As such, you can use it to prepare all sorts of food, making your dishes not only delicious but also benefit your health in many aspects.

(Source: Shuang Hor Magazine, Issue 3, May 2010; Shuang Hor Magazine, Issue 6, November 2010)

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How Safe Are Your Medicines?

Saturday, 14 January 2012

This is an extract of an article written by Dr Amir Farid Ishak. He is a medical specialist who is very much against the current drug-based practice of modern medicine. Instead, he advocates a lifestyle and nutrition-based approach.

In general, drugs/medicines do not heal, but only suppress or control the symptoms, and they have many side-effects. For example, people with high blood pressure condition have their blood pressure "under control" as long as they take their medications. The unfortunate news is, even if their blood pressure is normal, they are not healthy, and not cured of their problem. Why? Because if they miss their drugs for a few days, their pressure shoots up again. Of course, this situation is better than if the blood pressure is high and unsuppressed. The same applies to treating diabetes, as medicines only suppress blood glucose level.

What is a better option? Normalize the blood pressure and blood glucose level through natural methods, as follows:
  • practice healthy lifestyle 
  • healthy diet
  • weight management
  • exercise
  • nutritional therapies.

Unfortunately, it is usually difficult to reverse these chronic diseases because the patients find it difficult to follow the above prescribed regimes. It takes much discipline to regain health after having neglected it for so long.

Evidence-Based Medicine

Doctors rely a lot on scientific evidence that determines if a drug is safe and effective or not. Here are 2 scary reports that stand out because of the huge fines:

1) A major drug company was fined US$3 billion by the US Food & Drug Authority (FDA) for several offences, including concealing evidence that showed that their top-selling anti-diabetic drug may not be safe to use. This drug has the side-effect of increasing the risk of heart attack by 43% (New England Journal of Medicine, 14 June 2007).

The Mayo Clinic (US) revealed that 90% of scientists who wrote favorably about this anti-diabetic drug had financial ties with the manufacturer.

2) 2 years ago, another major drug company was fined US$2.3 billion for promoting "off-label" uses (i.e. for therapeutic use not approved by the FDA) of 4 of its drugs.

Regulating Drugs

Many of us put much trust in the FDA as a regulator of the safety and effectiveness of drugs in order that the people can confidently consume the drugs prescribed to them. However, events that have happened over the last few decades make this assumption not necessarily always true.

Many drugs that have been approved by the FDA (after seemingly very stringent assessment that took many years) had to be withdrawn when it became obvious that the risks outweighed the benefits.

Dr Amir Farid quoted an example that in 2004, a very popular anti-inflammatory analgesic (painkiller) was voluntarily withdrawn by the manufacturer after a shocking disclosure. This manufacturer withheld information about the drug's risks for over 5 years, resulting in possibly 140,000 cases of serious heart disease. What is more horrifying is this is one of the most widely used drugs ever to be withdrawn from the market. It had an annual sales revenue of US$2.5 billion.

Dr Amir Farid is highlighting all these to remind us of the dangers of relying too much on drugs. The drug/medicine safety and effectiveness reports are often skewed towards approving their use and benefiting the drug companies. Since many countries' drug regulators rely to a certain degree on FDA's approval, the reliability of FDA as an honest regulator affects us. Even if the reports are honest, all drugs have side-effects, ranging from mild to serious.

In Conclusion..

More and more doctors now are realizing the importance of nutritional therapy, i.e. relying on the goodness of proper diet and supplements to promote and maintain health, and to treat disease. When taken together with sufficient exercise and a healthy lifestyle, it is certainly a very powerful alternative to conventional drugs/medicines.

(Source: StarFit4Life, Are Your Medicines Safe? by Dr Amir Farid Ishak, 11 December 2011)

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How Ganoderma Modulates Our Immune System

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Do you know that 80% to 90% of diseases in the human body are closely related to our immune system? This article gives you an overall understanding of how the self-defense function of our immune system works and how ganoderma modulates our immune system, including controlling cancerous tumors.

Our Immune Cells (also known as Leukocytes or White Blood Cells) are generally divided into:
  • Phagocytes (including macrophages, dendritic cells, neutrophils etc)
  • Natural killer cells
  • T cells (Th1 and Th2 cells)
  • B cells, responsible for producing antibodies.
Normally there are between 3,500 to 9,000 white blood cells (WBC) in a micro-liter of blood in a healthy person.
When WBC count is less than 3,000, the immunity is weak and the body is prone to sickness.
When WBC count is over 10,000, the body has an infection and more WBC is produced to eliminate the pathogens.
When WBC count is extremely high, the body may be suffering from an auto-immune disease (e.g. asthma, SLE (systemic lupus erythematosis), rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, scleroderma) or leukemia.

As you can see above, our immune system should be "modulated" so that it is not over-active or under-active. A person has a strong immune system when:
1) he rarely gets sick; and
2) he recovers quickly when sick.

When a foreign substance invades our body, our immune system is triggered and gives rise to a reaction called an immune response, which can be categorized as:
1) Non-specific / innate immune response. Front-line immune cells are the phagocytes and natural killer cells.
2) Specific / adaptive immune response. Second-line immune cells are the T cells and B cells.

How the Battle Works

Front-line Defence: Phagocytes 

Phagocytes act like a country's patrol police, with 2 main functions:

1) It destroys the harmful pathogens that invade our body.
2) It activates the adaptive immune response, by informing the T cells of these pathogens. Antibody production is triggered and the T cells memorize the pathogens to accelerate immune response upon future encounters.

How Ganoderma Works

Ganoderma reinforces and strengthens the phagocytes, so that the timing for initiating the innate response can be triggered quickly. The pathogens can be quickly eliminated and thus prevent further invasion. It boosts up our immune system and increases the number of immune cells.

Researchers report that mice taking ganoderma have a stronger immune system. A study by Professor Sheng-Yuan Wang of Taiwan Yang Ming University found that ganoderma can suppress tumor cells. In 2004, Prof Chi-Huey Wong from Taiwan's Academia Sinica found results that demonstrated the anti-tumor activity mechanism for a ganoderma polysaccharide.

Front-line Defence: Natural Killer Cells (NKC)

NKC makes up 15% of WBC in the human blood. NKC are in charge of terminating mutated/cancer cells before these cells turn into malignant tumors. The less active the NKC, the more active and serious the cancer progression.

How Ganoderma Works

Prof Da-Cheng Dong at Taipei Medical university found a significant increase in the NKC activity based on a clinical study on healthy adults. This is further supported by a similar study carried out following the official validation method for immune modulation established by the Department of Health of Taiwan. NKC activities in the human body may be enhanced by long-term consumption of at least 5 capsules of Yung Kien Ganoderma per day.


Second Line Defence: T Cells

If the number of viruses and bacteria is too high, it is beyond the capability of the Front-line immune system. They die and along with other dead cells, all these dead materials pile up in the body, resulting in symptoms like redness, swelling, inflammation or even suppuration (formation and discharge of pus).

Fortunately, the Second-line defense T cells have been alerted. T cells undertake many tasks, including:
1) receiving messages
2) eliminating enemies
3) storing information.

T cells are divided into:
1) Cytotoxic T cells (Tc). When T cells receive information sent by Phagocytes on the characteristics of the pathogens, they will propagate so that Tc cells are ready to mount a strong response should they encounter the same pathogens.

2) Helper T cells (Th). They "key-in" the info received to the "pathogen database" and familiarize other Phagocytes and B cells with information on the pathogen.

In order to accomplish the numerous tasks, Helper T cells differentiate into 2 types of Helper cells which are in charge of different types of immune responses. They will decide what kind of weapons to employ to destroy the enemies in this immune war.

(i) Helper T cells 1 (Th1). Assist Tc cells.
(ii) Helper T cells 2 (Th2). Help B cells in producing antibodies, especially a type of allergy antibody called IgE (immunoglobulin) that plays an important role in allergic asthma reaction.

The optimal Th1/Th2 balance is when there is more Th1 cells than Th2 cells. Increase in Th1 cell activity helps to strengthen immunity and declines in Th2 assist in modulating immunity and avoiding allergic reactions.

Loss of this balance may induce immune disorder diseases such as allergy, peripheral neuritis, Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and SLE. The conventional clinical treatment include steroids and immuno-suppressive drugs.

How Ganoderma Works

An animal test suggested that mice taking ganoderma had more Th1 and less Th2 cells. Ganoderma strengthens immunity in times of low immunity (polysaccharide) and lowers immunity in times of over-reaction (triterpenes) - i.e. "capable of modulating T-cells function". 

In other words, there are 2 substances with contrasting mechanisms existing in the same ganoderma, and they share the same goal despite their differences. The 2 substances work together simultaneously, helping Th1 enhance immunity and Th2 prevent allergy. That is how ganoderma modulates our immune system.

Second Line Defence: B Cells and Antibodies

When Th cells transmit information on pathogens to B cells, B cells examine them, identify the weaknesses of the pathogens and figure out how to annihilate the invaders. They turn into plasma cells to  produce antibodies. Similar to the need for sufficient soldiers and the correct weapons in order to win a war, the T cells need B cells and the antibodies to win the immune war.

Antibodies or immunoglobulins can be categorized into 5 main types:
1) IgA - exists in tears, respiratory and digestive tracts.
2) IgD.
3) IgE - unite with mast cells that secrete histamine to cope with tissue damage or pathogens resulting from insect bites etc.
4) IgM - first to appear upon entry of pathogens.
5) IgG - next to appear after IgM.

The greater the number of B cells, the more antibodies (ammunition) can be produced. These antibodies save the information on pathogens in their long-term memory to prepare for an immediate response should the same invader be encountered again.

It usually takes 7 to 10 days for a healthy human body to produce the first batch of antibodies when new pathogens invade. The time will be longer for a person with a weaker immune system. On the 2nd encounter, the body can produce antibodies faster because the B cells already have the "patent" to create them.

How Ganoderma Works

In animal tests of mice given ganoderma orally, there was an increase in IgA, IgM and IgG compared with those in the control group. It is important to reduce the time between being attacked by pathogens and creation of new antibodies to lessen the occurrence of sickness.


Summary

First-line defense - reduce the possibility of infection and lessen the occurrence of sickness.
Second-line defense - clear away pathogens, avoid allergies, strengthen immunity thereby speed up recovery in the event of illness.

Phagocytes swallow the pathogens and send out messages.
NKC followed by T cells start their elimination work.
Th cells memorize the pathogens, inform NKC of information gathered on the pathogens and so assist their work.
B cells produce antibodies.

Source: Ganoderma The Ultimate Herbal Medicine by Dr. Deng-Hai Chen, Chapter 3, Application of Ganoderma in Immune Modulation

In a nutshell, that is how ganoderma modulates our immune system. Please email me at laifuiping@gmail.com if you wish to strengthen your immune system using Yung Kien Ganoderma.
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Which is Better - Wild Lingzhi or Cultivated Lingzhi?

Sunday, 8 January 2012


Some people say wild Lingzhi is better than cultivated Lingzhi. Is that true?

This brings us to the question of what are the criteria to consider in selecting a good quality Lingzhi. There are 4 main points:

1) Species. A good species will have higher quantum of active components and thus ensures greater efficacy when consumed.

2) Growing environment and age. Lingzhi is a highly absorbent plant. Thus, it is important that it is grown in a clean environment that is free from contaminants and pollutants. Further, different species of Lingzhi have different maturity period. It is crucial that the harvest time is made when the effective components are the richest. Hence, the age of the Lingzhi and the timing of harvest is very important.

3) Processing method. Different components in the Lingzhi can only be extracted using different medium and at differing temperatures. A good quality Lingzhi is one that is extracted using multiple medium and differing temperature and is in water soluble form, so that the efficacy of all the components are drawn out.

4) Endorsements by authorities. A good quality Lingzhi should have endorsements from Government and Health authorities to certify their safety and effectiveness.

For more details, please refer to this article How To Choose The Right Lingzhi/Ganoderma.

From the criteria above, we can now address the question whether wild lingzhi or cultivated lingzhi is better.

When Lingzhi is gathered from the wild, we would not know the species, the growing environment and its age. Thus it is very difficult to determine the exact quality of wild Lingzhi. Due to numerous factors beyond control, wild Lingzhi with consistent quality is difficult to obtain.

In this respect, cultivated Lingzhi would be much safer and consistent in quality, as the species, cultivation environment and its age are always monitored compared to Lingzhi grown in the wild.

So that is your answer - cultivated Lingzhi is always better than wild Lingzhi. For more info, please email me at laifuiping@gmail.com. If you are interested to buy high quality cultivated Lingzhi, please click here to refer to Shuang Hor company website for Product Description and Price.

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Heartburn: Causes and How to Prevent It

Thursday, 5 January 2012


Heartburn is a burning sensation that is felt in the chest and throat, which occurs when the acid from our stomach travels back into the esophagus. The person suffering from heartburn may also experience a sour and acidic taste in the mouth.

If you suffer from heartburn / acid reflux more than 2 times a week, this is known as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).

Causes of Acid Reflux

1) Many pregnant women experience acid reflux symptoms due to some of these reasons:-
  • In their 3rd trimester of pregnancy, due to increased levels of hormones that "soften" the ligaments that normally keep the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) tight thereby causing the acid to flow up.
  • The larger uterus during pregnancy causes the organs in the abdomen to be pushed up against the diaphragm, resulting in acid reflux, as the physical integrity of the LES is affected.
  • The extra weight gained during pregnancy around the waist often presses on the abdomen and increases the pressure inside. This pressure may force food up into the esophagus.
2) Hiatus hernia condition, which pushes part of the stomach up through the diaphragmatic hiatus.

3) People who overeat, or consume spicy and oily food, as well as acidic food. Food that may aggravate acid reflux symptoms include peppermint, chocolate, tomatoes, onions, fatty foods, coffee, tea and citrus fruit juices.

4) People who consume alcohol in large amounts.

5) People who consume certain medications.

How to Prevent Heartburn
  • Eat smaller but more frequent meals.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Wear loose and less restrictive clothes.
  • Elevate the head of your bed and sleep on your left side.
  • Reduce intake of alcohol.
  • Stop smoking.
(Source: Tummy Troubles by Prof Madya Dr Sheikh Anwar Abdullah, StarFit4Life, 4 December 2011)

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Jia Hor Seasoning: Great Taste and Good Health

Sunday, 1 January 2012


Do you cook? What do you use to enhance the flavors or taste of your food? Salt? Oyster sauces? MSG?

Gourmet powder is a common type of food flavouring that contains monosodium glutamate (more popularly known as MSG) as its main composition. It is mostly used to enhance the taste of some cuisines, notably Chinese dishes, as well as for preparing broths and sauces.

The Impact of Gourmet Powder on Human Body

Though MSG has long been classified as a safe food ingredient by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), its use and impact on the human health remains controversial.

MSG symptom complex, or the so-called Chinese Restaurant Syndrome, is a collection of symptoms which may include:
  • headache
  • flushing on the face or other parts of the body
  • sweating
  • a sensation of pressure in the mouth or face.
The less common but more serious symptoms include:
  • swelling of the throat
  • chest pain
  • heart palpitations
  • shortness of breath.
Most people recover from mild cases of Chinese Restaurant Syndrome with no serious harm.

Introducing Jia Hor Seasoning

Jia Hor Seasoning is a formulation that is of 100% natural origin and does not contain any chemical additives. As such, in contrast to other food flavourings, it will never bring about such side-effects as thirst, headache, listlessness or hair loss. In that sense, Jia Hor Seasoning is a food flavouring that we can absolutely count on as far as safe consumption is concerned. This seasoning differentiates itself from common flavouring powders in that it is composed of a mix of ingredients that work perfectly well for all styles of dishes. It is researched and developed by the Biotechnology R&D Institute of Shuang Hor Group.


Jia Hor Seasoning's ingredients are all-natural and are perfectly suited for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. They include:

1) Ganoderma japonicum extract
2) Gynostemma pentaphyllum extract
3) Shitake extract
4) Yeast powder
5) Seaweed extract.

Instead of the strong odour typically associated with the great majority of gourmet powders, Jia Hor Seasoning produces a mildly sweet unique flavour, which enhances the taste of the food cooked with it. Apart from that, this seasoning offers 14 types of amino acids, vitamins B1 and B2, and various minerals, which give many health benefits to our body.

As Jia Hor Seasoning is purely natural extracts, it is highly soluble and hence does not form lumps of precipitation. It is very easy to use in enhancing the taste of your food, whichever way you cook them - boiling, stirring, braising, roasting, steaming or frying; western or oriental style. Another plus point is it is capable of getting rid of the stinking smell of meat and seafood. This makes it ideal to be used as seasoning.

Irrespective of judging it from the perspective of composition, flavour or product features, Jia Hor Seasoning is far more superior to many other food flavouring sold in the market. The reason is it not only makes your food more flavorful, it is also very versatile and gives many health benefits.

(Source: Shuang Hor Magazine, Issue 1 January 2009)

Please email me at laifuiping@gmail.com should you have questions or like to buy a box of Jia Hor Seasoning. Click here to refer to Shuang Hor company website for Product Description and Price.

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