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Toku Tsuru Drip Essence of Chicken for Postpartum Care

Author: Chan E-Lyn                   Uploaded Date: 4th May 2020

Postpartum confinement is a golden period for post-natal women’s self-cultivation, and an important opportunity for women to recover their bodies. In addition to emotional changes, your body has undergone many changes during pregnancy and childbirth that is preparing itself for the recovery process. In order to maintain normal functioning of a collective life, not only that you have to get sufficient rest but also collectively ingest dietary supplement and nutrients necessary for your body.

Protein is one of the necessary nutrients for postpartum women. This is so because a mother consume about 10 to 15 grams of protein during lactation, a 6-month-old baby have a large consumption of amino acids, and protein is an important substance that repairs tissues as well as the reproductive organs. Therefore, high-quality dietary protein is essential to meet the postpartum mother’s nutritional needs. The pregnancy and post-pregnancy process have a great demand for blood and qi, drip chicken essence is easy to absorb thus helps to tonify and generate blood and qi.

Toku Tsuru Drip Essence of Chicken insists on using high-quality Taiwan 100 days Taiwan black-feathered chicken with no added preservatives, artificial colors and artificial flavors. Because the chickens raised on the ground are more active, their muscles are fleshier and chewier, thus contain richer contents of amino acids. It uses advanced technology to remove the poultry smell from chicken but retain the tastiness of pure chicken essence.

How to consume?

Well, one or two sachets of chicken essence each morning and afternoon is enough to help replenish the body through nutritional essence of original chicken within 30 days.Now, some of you might have the question in mind “what are the consumption method?” Just soak the aluminum bag in boiling water for 5 to 10 minutes without worrying the plasticizer will release during the heating process. Alternatively, you may also cut the aluminum bag, heat it by electric cooker and ready to serve!

Toku Tsuru Drip Essence of Chicken, it surely is the best supplement during your confinement period.

Basic Concepts about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Author: Chan E-Lyn                   Uploaded Date: 7th April 2020

Photo retreived from Ryan Pierse https://www.bbc.com/news/health-37009240

You may have noticed photos of number of athletes, including one of the most decorated Olympian of all time- Michael Phelps with big, dark, purplish red circles on their backs and shoulders surface on the internet during the Olympic games. These perfectly round shapes are the result of one of the TCM practices known as “cupping”.

According to the concept of TCM, the idea of it is to help regulate the flow of energy – known as qi around the body and find the balance between Yin and Yang. Known to be one of the world’s oldest forms of medicine, TCM has been practiced for over 2500 years. Its rich essence of Chinese history, philosophy and medical knowledge has gained worldwide interest in using natural products, even more so recognized as a viable form of alternative medicine in some parts of the world.

Yin and Yang refers to two opposing yet interdependent forces.
  • Yin (陰): dark, night, cold, feminine, negative
  • Yang (陽): light, day, warm, male, positive

The perspective of TCM believes that the balance of yin and yang is what makes you feel healthy and well; even if one force dominates the other, pain and illness may arise. The foundation of a healthy individual not only has a healthy mind and body, it also includes one’s emotions, thoughts and psychological state. For these reasons, TCM does not focus on treating the illness alone, but rather the person with the illness.

Differences Between Scientific Chinese Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine

You recently visited the TCM practitioner and were prescribed with modern medicine-like capsules, pills or granules. You thought to yourself, where does scientific Chinese medicine lie between traditional Chinese herbs or herbal decoctions in terms of its efficacy?

Scientific Chinese medicine is a fusion of modern science technologies used to verify the medicinal and therapeutic values of Chinese herbal compounds. Firstly, the raw materials undergo separation, concentration, granulation followed by fluidized bed drying and spray drying before turning into granules, tablets, and capsules. Not only that this process can help to retain the active components, it also helps to ensure the quality of the product by preventing the growth of insects or mold.

The biggest difference between scientific Chinese medicine and TCM is the convenience of consumption. While scientific Chinese medicine can be consumed directly based on practitioner’s recommended dose, TCM needs to be boiled with water, this however has some limitations as some components such as animal bones, minerals, and shellfish are hard and thick, thereby making the extraction of active ingredients difficult. Moreover, liquid extraction of TCM is time-consuming and labor-intensive.

Summary of Differences Between Scientific Chinese Medicine and Liquid Extraction of Chinese Medicine

Sun Ten’s Origin Management of Chinese herbal medicine

The management of the herbal medicine from upper stream to lower stream is as such:Sun Ten continues to emphasize on safety, efficacy and consistency. From choosing the right bottles to developing high-quality natural products backed by science, Sun Ten ensures the quality and safety of raw materials and end products by conducting various tests and chemical fingerprints.

Dalgona with a twist!

Author: Chan E-Lyn                   Uploaded Date: 6th April 2020

The Instagram-worthy beverage that has taken the Internet by storm since the restricted movement control (RMO) period. It is super easy to make, and we figure since you have probably tried making the classic Dalgona coffee, how about Dalgona with a twist?!

The ever-so-healthy “Dalgona Black Sesame” using Homebrown Whole Grain Natural Oat Milk and Black Sesame Powder.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:  
1 cup of HomeBrown Whole Grain Natural Oat Milk
2 tbs of HomeBrown Black Sesame Powder
2 tbs of brown sugar                           
2 tbs of warm water 

Preparation steps:
1. Add 3 scoops of Whole Grain Natural Oat Milk in 200ml of warm water. Set aside.
2. Using a mixer, add warm water and brown sugar gradually followed by Black Sesame Powder.
3. Once you are done, add the whipped black sesame on top of the oat milk and dust some black sesame powder on top to make it look even more appealing.

 

Why is it good?

So much health benefits while getting to follow the trend with other ingredients. Try it now, take the lead, be the special one and be ready to show off your Dalgona Black Sesame on social media.

Proper Health Management: Women’s Best Friend

Author: Chan E-Lyn                   Uploaded Date: 16th February 2020

Meet Jen, a 35 years old marketing manager. Jen’s menstrual cycle comes regularly. She neither suffers from painful menstrual cramps nor excessive bloating, her menstrual flow is also normal. Moreover, her mood and energy is stable. Jen’s monthly visit ‘Aunt flo’ has never affected her work performance.

On the other hand, Belle’s a 28 year-old accountant and her menstruation experience is quite the opposite. Not only does her menstrual cycle come irregularly, she also experiences belly bloating, excessive bleeding and blood clots. Worse still, her menstruation also involves painful cramps which may affect her concentration at work.

Why do Jen and Belle have drastically different menstrual cycles? Is it merely fate that Jen has better luck on problem-free menstruation?

Menstrual Cycles: The TCM Point of View

It always goes back to the same theory. The liver stores blood, regulates qi, the vital energy and controls smooth blood flow which is strongly influenced even during the monthly cycle. Any stress and negative emotions including anger may cause liver qi stagnation, thereby causing vital energy and blood flow to be impeded.

A typical complete menstrual cycle is 28 days long, though it may vary among individuals. Apart from the typical Bazhen Tang and Siwu Tang used in ancient times, Le Shenz offers an improved formula to complete your monthly health management during menstruation and post-menstruation, Shenz & Beauy.

Stress and Hair Loss: Are they related?

Author: Chan E-Lyn                   Uploaded Date: 7th February 2020

You are seeing exceptionally high number of strands of hair on your hair brush, on the pillowcase, or in the shower drain, you got worried. It is not uncommon to encounter intermittent stress and anxiety in life, especially when one has pending workloads, commitment in relationships and expenses. As a result, the body react to it and led to problems like brittle nails, breakouts and hair loss.

Not only that stress and anxiety play a role in hair loss, it could also be caused by other conditions like:

Temporary Hair Loss

When one is experiencing a large amount of physical or emotional stress, it will push the hair follicles into resting phase so that they won’t produce new hair strands. Eventually, what you will see is hair falling out easily even if you are just touching, brushing or washing your hair. This condition is known as telogen effluvium. It is also attributed to poor diet and change in hormone levels.

Hair Pulling Disorder

This is a psychological condition known as trichotillomania. It causes people to have the compulsive decision to pull their hair from scalp, face and other parts of the body when they are feeling stressed or tensed.

Baldness

Baldness, also known as alopecia areata, is an autoimmune condition where your body’s immune system will attack the hair follicles and cause the hair to fall out. In some cases, Alopecia areata can cause hair thinning while some may develop bald spots. While healthcare professionals are not exactly sure what causes alopecia areata, they think that genetics might play a role.

In short, stress is evitable if it is properly managed, make sure to get sufficient amount of sleep and spend some time doing leisure activities. At the same time, eating a balanced diet with vitamins and minerals is also essential to keeping the hair scalp healthy.

HomeBrown’s 100% black sesame powder uses the whole black sesame roasted at lower temperature to preserve its nutrients. It is 100% preservative free, no added sugar, no artificial flavouring, just a natural flavour on its own. It is rich in calcium, dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals.

What’s the difference between HomeBrown and other brands?

Consumption method:

Individuals with Lactose Intolerance Need to Avoid All Milk and Dairy Products? Breaking the Myth.

Author: Chan E-Lyn                   Uploaded Date: 7th February 2020

Have you ever experienced diarrhoea, bloated stomach or flatulence after drinking a glass of milk? These are just some of the signs and symptoms of a digestive disorder known as lactose intolerance. Usually, people with lactose intolerance do not make enough lactase, a milk enzyme that is used to digest natural sugars, lactose found in dairy products such as milk and yoghurt.

There are two types of lactose intolerance and they are of different causes.

     1. Primary lactose intolerance

A genetically determined absence or decrease in lactase production with age.

     2. Secondary lactose intolerance

Caused by intestinal mucosal disease due to inflammation in the gut wall which could lead to temporary decline in the production of lactase.

Depending on your lactose tolerance and how much lactose you have consumed, the severity of the symptoms vary accordingly.

Dairy products are highly nutritious and contain rich sources of protein, calcium and vitamins that are of a great combination for our bone and teeth health. Many people believe that being lactose intolerant generally means that they must stop consuming their favourite dairy products, but do you really have to give up on them? It is not always the case.

 

The Secret to Radiant and Youthful Skin

Author: Chan E-Lyn                   Uploaded Date: 20th January 2020

The pursuit of a youthful appearance has become one of the top priorities in today’s society. Many products in the market have claimed to be able to restore aging skin but they usually fall short.

One of the causes of the aging process is due to the presence of reactive oxygen species (ROS) that constantly seek for atoms or molecules to bond to. When this continues to happen, it will result in oxidative stress which could damage the body’s cells; thus, causes the symptoms of aging such as formation of wrinkles and atypical pigmentation. As such, the use of antioxidants have been an effective approach to minimize the damage caused by free radicals.

Studies have shown that berries are high in antioxidants which function to boost immunity and protect the health against cardiovascular diseases. For centuries, goji berries have remained as staple traditional Chinese medicine due to its wide range of medicinal and beauty properties. They have been traditionally used in ancient China to promote longevity by preventing tumor growth, lowering cholesterol, managing blood sugar and serving as a powerful anti-inflammatory agent.

How do Goji Berries Benefit the Skin?

Goji berries contain a rich source of antioxidant nutrients such as carotenoids, vitamin C, amino acids, polysaccharides and minerals, all of which are able to combat free radicals thereby maintaining a brighter and more youthful skin.

Carotenoids– A class of phytonutrients high in antioxidants which help to protect the skin barrier and combat against wrinkle-causing free radicals. Besides, the two major carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin are also beneficial in maintaining healthy vision.

Vitamin C– High concentration of vitamin C supports skin health by stimulating collagen synthesis. Moreover, vitamin C content in goji berries also aid in boosting the immune system thus protecting the body against flu and cold.

Polysaccharides– Complex carbohydrate molecules that possess antioxidant properties that are essential to retain moisture in the skin thus maintaining a youthful complexion.

Amino acids– Help to keep the skin hydrated and promote faster would healing.

Minerals– The essential dietary minerals such as iron, calcium, potassium, zinc and selenium aid in keeping the skin firm.

Golden Thread Dates- The Premium Red Dates

Author: Chan E-Lyn                  Uploaded Date: 20th January 2020

From red lanterns to red envelopes, families and friends gather around the table during Chinese New Year to celebrate this auspicious festival. But why red dates are often seen eaten during jubilant occasions? The Chinese believe that red corresponds to good fortune and joy. Dates on the hand (枣 zǎo) has the same pronunciation as “early” (早zǎo), meaning a head start.

Just as Brazil is famous for its acai berries as ‘superfruit’ that is beneficial to health and well-being, red dates on the other hand has been long-heralded as the ‘king of nuts’ in China due to its rich nutritional values. They are packed with abundance of vitamins and minerals that help to improve the immune system and protect the body against illnesses.  Red dates have been especially popular amongst the women community for their alleged health and beauty effects. For instance, many women consume red date tea during menstruation and confinement period to help replenish blood lost. An example of red date is Chinese honey date, also known as golden thread date which is world-famous for its good quality and nutritious contents.

They are often used in traditional herbal soups and beverages as natural sweetener. There is no way we can resist ourselves from the snacking habits. While you are at it, why not top it up with a glass of golden threat date tea to cool your body. Alternatively, you may also slice and enjoy them chilled! In fact, taking 20 pieces of golden thread dates a day has positive impacts of replenishing blood and qi. Just as its name sounds, golden thread dates symbolizes wealth and prosperity, it is really one of the best options to be gifted to your loved ones during the festive season!

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