How Does Lingzhi Work In Our Body?

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Our body is made up of more than 63 trillion cells. As a result of our lifestyle and the environment we are exposed to, we build-up toxins in our body, eventually leading to unhealthy cells which are mutated or injured. That's when we start to fall sick, and contract all sorts of degenerative diseases.

How Does Lingzhi Help?

Lingzhi / ganoderma has the ability to restore our health back from Illness, to Pre-Illness, to Healthy level. Lingzhi (particularly from Shuang Hor) enables and protects because it is able to:
  • Detoxify and eliminate toxins from our body
  • Promote our body's self-healing ability
  • Boost our multi-enzymatic system
  • Enhance our immune system

Specifically, Shuang Hor Lingzhi is very effective to do the following:

1. Strengthen our Liver
  • Purify and cleanse our blood
  • Improve liver function as it is a powerful detoxifier
Take a look at this article for the various research and studies on the effects of Lingzhi for liver protection.

2. Enhance and Balance our Immune System
  • Improve immunity so we don't fall sick so often; and prevent cancer
  • Regulate our immune system so we don't suffer from allergic conditions such as sinus allergy, asthma, arthritis, eczema etc
Click on this link for detailed explanation on how Lingzhi modulates our immune system.

3. Delay Ageing
  • Boost our multi-enzymatic anti-oxidation system
  • Eliminate free radicals
This article shares the secret of how to delay ageing, as Lingzhi enhances our anti-oxidation capability by clearing the free radicals.

4. Restore self-healing ability
  • Enhance metabolic activities
  • Restore and strengthen our bodily functions
  • Revitalise injured cells, rejuvenate dormant cells, repair damaged cells and regenerate new cells
Lingzhi is able to clear blockages in our blood vessels caused by blood clots and increase the elasticity of our blood vessels thereby strengthening our heart and body organs. Click here to read about the effects of Lingzhi on high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

5. Adaptogen
  • Non-toxic. Lingzhi is very safe for long term consumption and can be safely eaten by pregnant ladies, 2-day old babies, elderly people, terminally ill patients and healthy people.
  • Multi-functional. Lingzhi is able to address many different health conditions (including all the ailments listed in the diagram above) because it goes down to our cells level to ensure cellular health.
  • Overal normalising effect. Lingzhi can address 2 opposing conditions as it has the ability to regulate our bodily functions eg. high/low blood pressure, weak/over-active immune system, hyper/hypo thyroid, high/low blood sugar level, imbalance hormone levels.

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What is Glaucoma - Risk Factors and Types

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Glaucoma is a condition afflicting the optic nerve, which is the "wires" that connect our eyes with our brain. When glaucoma sets in, it means that the optic nerves have been damaged, which may lead to blindness. This condition is irreversible. The World Health Organization estimates that 4.5 million persons globally are blind due to glaucoma, and this number is expected to rise to 11.2 million by 2020.

Unfortunately, there is a very low awareness of what is glaucoma and that it leads to blindness. It was found that 70% of Malaysians surveyed do not know what glaucoma is. As a result, many patients only see their eye doctors or specialists when their vision is already significantly impaired, making it too late to save the sight that has been lost.

Risk Factors of Glaucoma
  • Age
  • Existing short-sightedness (myopia) or long-sightedness (hyperopia)
  • History of steroid use eg. self-medication by purchasing steroid eyedrops from pharmacies
  • Diabetes. Please click on this link to find out how to prevent diabetes.
  • Hereditary factor.

Types of Glaucoma

1) Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), which is the loss in peripheral vision of one eye. 
The pressure within the eye is called intraocular pressure (IOP). Pressure can build up due to blockage in the drainage channels (trabecular meshwork) that drains the aqueous fluid within the eye. If the aqueous fluid is blocked from flowing out of the eye, the IOP will increase and cause damage to the optic nerve. It occurs gradually that it may be years before a person notices any change to his field of vision.

2) Angle-closure glaucoma, where the iris (colored part of the eye) obstructs the drainage angle of the aqueous fluid. It occurs suddenly and is an emergency situation. Symptoms include:
  • Splitting headache
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Seeing halos or rings around lights
  • Intense pain in the affected eye.
It is more common in women, among Asians, and older people.

3) Normal tension glaucoma, where the optic nerve still ends up damaged even though there is nothing abnormal with the IOP readings. This form of glaucoma is still not well understood.

4) Congenital open-angle glaucoma, which afflicts newly-borns.

Source: StarFit4Life, The Sneaky Thief of Sight by Meng Yew Choong, 4 March 2012

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How to Prevent Strokes

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Email to purchase Shuang Hor Lingzhi to Prevent Stroke.

A stroke happens when the blood supply to a part of the brain is cut off. It is a medical emergency. The earlier treatment is provided, the lesser will be the damage. Stroke is the 3rd most common cause of death in Malaysia. It is estimated that in every hour, 6 people experience a stroke.

There are several measures that can be taken to prevent a stroke.

1. High blood pressure

Hypertension is a major risk factor for stroke. A reduction in blood pressure reduces the incidence of stroke. A reduction of the systolic blood pressure by 10mm Hg is associated with a 33% reduction in the risk of stroke, regardless of the baseline blood pressure. Hypertension is controlled by diet, exercise and medicines.

2. Hyperlipidaemia

There is an association between raised blood lipids and high cholesterol, and the risk of ischaemic stroke. Hyperlipidaemia is controlled by diet, exercise and medicines.

3. Diabetes

Diabetes increases the risk of ischaemic stroke by 1.8 to 6 times. The incidence of stroke is significantly reduced by stringent control of hypertension in diabetics. Diabetes is controlled by diet, exercise and medicines.

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4. Diet

Foods to avoid include those rich in fat that lead to fatty deposits in the artery walls. A low-fat, high-fibre diet (at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables) is recommended. A balanced diet has to include some unsaturated fat like fish, olive and vegetable oils. Daily salt intake should not be more than 1 teaspoonful.

5. Exercise

Regular exercise ensures that the heart and blood circulation are efficient, keeps the blood pressure normal and lowers blood cholesterol. It is better to accept a steady rate of weight loss instead of sudden weight loss in a short period of time, to ensure that the weight loss can be maintained in the long-term.

6. Smoking

Both active and passive smoking increase the risk of stroke. Smoking doubles the risk as it leads to narrowing of the arteries and increases the likelihood of our blood clotting. Smoking cessation can reduce the risk of stroke by up to 50%.

7. Alcohol consumption

Heavy alcohol consumption increases the risk of stroke by 3 times as it can lead to high blood pressure and irregular heart beats. Further, alcohol causes weight gain because they are high-calorie compounds.

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8. Drugs

Aspirin or other anti-platelet medicines should only be taken under the supervision of a doctor. Be careful to avoid falls or tripping when taking these blood-thinning medicines.

(Source: StarFit4Life, Preventing Strokes by Dr Milton Lum, 11 March 2012)

Is there a Safe, Simple and yet Effective solution to Prevent Stroke?

Yes, there is. Lingzhi / Ganoderma is your solution. For scientific proof of its effectiveness on how it works to control hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes, please check out the following articles:

Do you know that our dietary fibre called Jia Hor Fibre is very special, because it can also help you maintain a healthy blood glucose level, as well as reduce cholesterol and triglyceride level? Take a look at this article:

Email me at to get your supply of Shuang Hor Lingzhi today.
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Fatigue Is More Than Just Tiredness

Thursday, 9 August 2012

When we are tired or drowsy because we don't have enough sleep, it is remedied once we get some rest. But fatigue is different. It causes us to feel a lack of physical energy and mental alertness. Many of us confuse fatigue with drowsiness. So we force ourselves to stay awake and try to sleep earlier that night. But how come we still continue to feel fatigue?

Causes of Fatigue

There is a wide range of health conditions and syndromes that can cause prolonged fatigue (more than 24 to 48 hours). Some common causes of fatigue are:

1. Metabolic and endocrine disorders
Anaemia, hypothyroidism, diabetes, electrolyte abnormalities, kidney disease, liver disease, Cushing's disease

Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland is underactive. The gland is responsible for controlling your body's metabolism (the speed your body converts food into energy). When the thyroid gland under-performs, you will feel sluggish as your cells do not have enough energy.

In diabetics, abnormally high levels of sugar remain in the bloodstream instead of being converted into energy. Hence, diabetes reduces the energy absorbed by your body's cells and make you feel fatigue.

Low hemoglobin count means there are fewer red blood cells to carry oxygen to your tissues and organs. This is known as anaemia and is the leading cause of fatigue in women.

2. Infectious diseases
Infectious mononucleosis, hepatitis, tuberculosis, cytomegalovirus, HIV infection, influenza, malaria

Fatigue occurs in most infectious diseases, as your body's immune system is trying to fight the infection.

3. Cardiac (Heart) diseases
Congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, valve disease and arrhythmia

Your heart pumps blood that transports oxygen to all cells in your body. Congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, valve disease and arrhythmia disrupt the functions of the heart. If you suddenly feel exhausted while doing simple everyday activities that you used to do easily eg. cleaning the house, something may be wrong with your heart.

4. Pulmonary (Lung) diseases
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, pneumonia

Your lungs are responsible for making oxygen available. Long-time smokers often complain of fatigue from simple activities like climbing stairs because their lung function is reduced.

5. Medications
Antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, sedative medications, antihistamines, steroids, some blood pressure medications

6. Psychiatric (mental health) disorders
Depression, anxiety, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, eating disorders (bulimia, anorexia)

7. Sleep problems
Sleep apnea, reflux esophagitis, insomnia, narcolepsy, pregnancy

If you suffer from sleep apnea, you may not even be aware that your breathing stops briefly several times throughout the night. You will wake up feeling like you didn't sleep at all, even though you don't recall waking up.

8. Others
Cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, SLE, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), obesity, chemotherapy, radiotherapy

CFS causes severe, continued tiredness over many months. There is no known cure for CFS.

(Source: More than just tiredness by Datuk Dr Nor Ashikin Mokhtar, StarFit4Life, 22 July 2012)

How to increase your energy level

Lingzhi / Ganoderma is a natural food that has been known to the Chinese for thousands of years for its ability to increase your body's healing ability and help maintain a healthy body. Many research results indicate that lingzhi is able to regulate your thyroid and blood pressure level, prevent diabetes, protect your heart, prevent cancer and detoxify your body system.

As such, regular consumption of lingzhi can give you more vitality and energy. Please email me at if you want to buy Lingzhi as your solution.
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Does Lingzhi Cause Side Effects?

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Some people say Lingzhi is no good because it has side effects.

No. That is not true. Lingzhi does not cause side effect. However, there is a particular experience that should be highlighted. Lingzhi helps normalize your body constitution by helping your body to detoxify and improve metabolism. As a result, consumers of Lingzhi will experience a reaction called Healing Reaction (or Vertigo Reaction).

Your body will go through a period of discomfort before it gets better. For example, to get your house in order, the spring-cleaning will bring about a period of disarray and disorder first. Likewise, when taking Lingzhi, old toxins are stirred up and begin to circulate in your body again. The toxins had caused you some problems when it entered your body. Now, it won't leave your body without causing some discomfort. In other words, this Healing Reaction happens when stored toxins are being dissolved and discharged from your body. It is this discomfort that has been misunderstood as side effects.

What are some common Healing Reaction (Vertigo Reaction)?

1. Flatulance
You may pass out gas many times a day for a certain duration.
(A sign of toxin and trapped gas being eliminated from your congested colon and tissues)

2. Frequent bowel movements
You may pass out watery, smelly or black stools over a certain duration. This bowel movement reaction may sometimes be up to 3-4 times a day.
(A sign of colon cleansing)

3. Dark stools and/or blood traces in stool
Alcohol harms the liver. It hardens the liver and causes it to malfunction. Lingzhi is able to remove alcohol toxins to allow cells in the liver to regenerate and be normal again. Reactions such dark and bloody stools can be seen for a duration. However, bowel movement will resume its normal function once this temporary reaction is over.
(A sign of liver cleansing)

4. Increase in urination
Dark colored urine will be passed out in advanced cases of high uric level and kidney malfunction. The color will be come clearer as the condition improves.
(A sign of kidney and bladder cleansing)

5. Discharging of clots
Whatever blockages or infections in the womb, uterus and cervix will be flushed out in the form of blood clots, extra menstrual or white/brown discharge for a certain duration.
(A sign of reproductive organ cleansing)

6. Phlegm and mucus discharge
Lingzhi is very helpful for asthma and bronchitis sufferers. More phlegm and mucus will be discharged. The longer the illness has advanced, the longer the time is needed to clear the affected organs.

Lingzhi is helpful for those who have sinus. Persistent running nose and itchy nostril may occur for a few weeks. Do not attempt to stop the running nose reaction, as this is only temporary. In some cases, blood debris and clots are discharged, a sign of final cleansing from the nose.
(A sign of respiratory system cleansing)

7. Itchiness or rashes
If the lymphatic vessels are contaminated with toxins, bacteria or virus, rashes will appear on the skin. Itchiness over the lymph nodes area will cause some discomfort. The duration depends on the level of contamination. If the itchiness is unbearable, apply ointment for relief.
(A sign of lymphatic vessels cleansing)

8. Other Healing Reactions
Fever and feelings of heatiness and fatigue are common, especially when you have an acidic body constitution, always stressed out or when your liver is not so well.

How long do these Healing/Vertigo Reactions last?

The reactions differ from person to person depending on the amount of toxins in your body that are being eliminated. The more toxic is your body, the more severe the reactions may be. Consumers who experience the Vertigo Reactions will have faster results. Those who do not encounter any reactions will find recovery slower. Most importantly, they are only temporary in nature.

Sometimes, symptoms of pain may surface. If so, this is an indication of tissue or organ weakness in your body. When pain appears at any point of time, increase dosage to double or triple to speed up the cleansing process.

Lingzhi is also a Scanner, in that it is able to scan your body for any disease that is in the pre-illness stage (something like going for a full-body thorough medical check-up). Therefore, if the Vertigo Reactions persist for a long period, seek medical opinion. Consult a doctor to get an opinion on the state of your health.

Healing / Vertigo Reactions are an important aspect of true and deep healing. Although unpleasant, it will be easier to go through if you understand why is it important, and welcome it as part of your healing process. If you don't understand, you may conclude that Lingzhi is "not for you" and decide to end its consumption prematurely. You will then deprive yourself of its full goodness and benefits.

Please email me at if you have any questions. Enjoy your journey with Shuang Hor Lingzhi.

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Factors Affecting Vaginal Health

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

When something is not right with your vagina, whether due to infection or growths, it can affect your overall health and well-being. Many Malaysian women are not familiar with the conditions of their vagina, and do not feel comfortable taking about it. This could be largely due to our cultural taboos regarding sex and sexual health.

This article attempts to share with you the signs and symptoms of common vaginal problems, and what you can do to keep it healthy.

The vagina is a narrow muscular canal that extends from the vulva (outside of the genital area) to the cervix (neck of the uterus). Vaginal problems will primarily affect your fertility, desire for sex and ability to reach orgasm.

Factors Affecting the State of the Vagina

1) Sexual practices. Unprotected sex could cause sexually transmitted infections.

2) Injuries to the pelvic area (vide accident or sexual abuse) can cause trauma to the vagina.

3) Medications. Prolonged use of antibiotics upsets the balance between good and bad bacteria in the vagina, increasing the risk of vaginal yeast infection. Certain antihistamines can cause dryness of the vagina, making intercourse painful.

4) Usage of absorbent tampons may cause toxic shock syndrome, especially if left in the vagina for too long.

5) Usage of birth control devices. A diaphragm or contraceptive sponge could pose a risk of toxic shock syndrome due to the possibility of bacteria entering the system. Using spermicide or vaginal ring can cause irritation to the vagina.

6) Pregnancy and childbirth. During pregnancy, the amount of discharge from the vagina will increase. During childbirth, there will most likely be tearing of the vagina. An episiotomy (small cut made in the tissue between the vaginal opening and anus) made during delivery has a long recovery period.

7) Childbirth, menopause and increasing age cause the muscles of the vagina to become weaker and less "elastic".

8) Painful sex. The levels of estrogen hormones reduce after childbirth, during breastfeeding and after menopause, causing the lining of the vaginal wall to become thinner, making sex painful.

Common Vaginal Problems

1) Sexually transmitted infections e.g. genital warts, syphilis, genital herpes.
Symptoms: abnormal discharge, sores on the genital area.

2) Vaginitis - inflammation caused by infections and changes in the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina.
Vaginosis - abnormal growth of bacteria that is usually present in the vagina.
Yeast infection - caused by a fungus called Candida Albicans.
Trichomoniasis - caused by a parasite.

3) Prolapse vagina. Common condition occurring in women who have given birth. The pelvic floor muscles are weaker and less able to support the uterus, bladder or rectum.

4) Cysts in the vagina or cancer.
Symptoms: pain during sex, bleeding after sex or menopause.

Care for Your Vagina

1) Practise good personal hygiene. Do not use douches or perfumed soaps. Avoid feminine sprays and scented tampons.

2) Practise safe sex by using condoms.

3) Vaccinations to help protect vaginal health.
HPV vaccine protects against human papilloma virus , which can cause cervical cancer and genital warts.
Hepatitis B vaccinations protect against liver infections that can spread through sexual contact.

4) Strengthen your pelvic floor muscles with Kegel exercises. Tighten your pelvic muscles as if you're stopping the flow of urine, at least 3 sets of 10 repetitions a day. This helps prevent the uterus from collapsing into the vagina.

(Source: Taking care of vaginal health by Dr Nor Ashikin Mokhtar, StarFit4Life, 27 May 2012)

Are you having unusual vaginal discharge? Do you get itching, irritation or swelling sensations at your vagina? Do you feel tinges of pain during sex? Email me at for your solution of how to regulate your hormone levels, improve your vaginal health and prevent cancer.
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