Xin Nian Kuai Le!

Monday, January 26, 2009
Happy Chinese New Year!!!


Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I stayed up late last night to watch President Barack Obama's inaugural speech. I didn't want to miss this event which is forever stamped in America's history as being the first black president of the United States of America.

I remebered the song by 2Pac - Changes, and part of it says, "And although it seems heaven sent, we ain't ready, to see a black President."

I knew this would happen without a shadow of a doubt. It's just a matter of time. And that time is NOW. The whole world witnessed this much awaited but also much skepticized occurence ever in the history of America.

This made me realize that everything in this world is subject to change. If your life right now is messed up, I have good news for you. That too is subject to change. And this also proves that when God says, "It's time," He means IT'S TIME.

God bless us all!

And The List Goes On

Tuesday, January 13, 2009
For 2009, I made a list of things I wanted to buy as well as a few items of must-do. The things I wanted to buy include a white notebook, an LCD, a shoe cabinet and a few more stuff that are important to me. On my must-do list, there's my prophylaxis, my annual check-up and the likes. On top of these, I also have my daily to-do list.

For some, this habit is rather peculiar, but not for me. I get a sense of satisfaction knowing that I've accomplished the things I needed to do for the day. It keeps me busy and it gives me peace that everything is in order. Don't get me wrong though, I do what I can the best way possible but leave those I don't have control over to God.

Tonight, I'll have a new set of to-do list for tomorrow. And with much delight, I'd be crossing out the things I listed down last night for what I needed to do today.

Let's see...
  • Water the plants
  • Quiet time
  • Pay bills
  • Prophylaxis

Thankful Thursday

Thursday, January 8, 2009

I'd like to thank God for being my Provider, Rewarder, Great Physician, Friend, Father, Husband, Comforter, Shield, Savior, Source of Peace, Strength, Deliverer, Hope, Light, Life, Redeemer, Guide and Counselor.

I'd like to thank God for His Mercy, Patience, Wisdom, Provision, Goodness, Faithfulness, Favor, Sovereignty, Grace, Strength and Power.

I'd like to thank God for my Life, Husband, Marriage, Birth-family, Friends (here and abroad), Job, healing, Good health, Skin, Church, Money and Material Possessions.

I'd like to thank God in advance for everything that He's about to do in my life and marriage. I'm looking forward to seeing my breakthroughs and miracles overtake me. I'm looking forward to seeing all His promises come to pass before my very eyes.

Lord, thank you! ♥

For more Thankful Thursday, visit Iris over at Grace Alone. Have a happy weekend ahead y'all. God bless! =D

Happy New Year!!!

Monday, January 5, 2009
People say that 2009 is going to be worse than 2008. As believers we shouldn't put our hope and trust in what the statistics say or what the world say. We should put our trust in God Almighty who is our Provider, our Great Physician and our Rewarder.

In Jeremiah 29:11 it says, "'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'" His word is true yesterday, today and tomorrow. Our God never changes. Let's focus on Him and we will never go wrong.

Here's wishing y'all...

A Prosperous, Joyous and Blessed New Year!!!

Frequently Asked Questions

Saturday, January 3, 2009

What is jiaogulan? 
Jiaogulan is a member of same family as cucumbers, melons, and gourds. It grows in five-leaf clusters, hence its botanical name, Gynostemma pentaphyllum. Jiaogulan has a long history of use in China, but is just now gaining popularity worldwide because of new scientific research supporting a wide range of health benefits that may very well eclipse that of any plant yet discovered. In its native home in southern China, jiaogulan is so revered that it is called xiancao (“herb of immortality”). 

Jiaogulan’s broad spectrum of biological effects can be explained by its status as a potent adaptogen. This rare class of herbs has the ability to bring balance to the body under a wide range of stressful circumstances. Adaptogens also enhance the body’s ability to defend itself by improving immunity and increasing energy, stamina, and endurance. The chemical constituents responsible for the balancing effects of adaptogens are called saponins, and these exist in many forms. It is believed that the adaptogenic power of an herb is directly proportional to its content and variety of saponins. With 28 saponins, Panax ginseng is renowned as an adaptogen.But jiaogulan contains more than 100 health-giving saponins, which experts proclaim to be a broader and more powerful range than any other plant in nature. These include unique gypenoside saponins that are not found in any other species. 

Where does jioagulan grow?
Although it is now cultivated in many Asian countries, it is widely acknowledged that the best and most effective jiaogulan grows in the forests and foothills of its original home in China. 

How much jiaogulan is in Jule®?
The exact amount of jiaogulan, or of the other supernutrients contained in Jule, is not disclosed. This is considered one of the company’s greatest intellectual assets. However, rest assured that each serving contains a highly efficacious amount of active ingredients specifically formulated to deliver maximum nutritional benefits.

What are gypenoside saponins? 
Saponins are a diverse group of chemicals found throughout the plant kingdom, and many have been studied for their health benefits. Jiaogulan contains an elite subgroup of saponins called gypenosides, which may prove to exert the most profound influence on human health. Their structure is similar to the chemical structure of key hormones, and although gypenosides do not function as hormones, they have a remarkable ability to influence the body to produce a healthy balance of its own hormones. Jiaogulan contains more saponins than any other plant, and its bioactive gypenosides are not found in any other species. 

Does Jule treat, cure or prevent disease? 
No. It is not the purpose of a natural product such as Jule to treat, cure, or prevent disease; the FDA only approves drugs to offer these benefits.

Is Jule FDA approved?
There is no official approval process or certificate issued by the FDA to approve the sale of any food or dietary supplement. 

The Food and Drug Administration has established stringent regulations, called Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), to ensure the safety and manufacturing of foods sold in the United States. Jule is manufactured in a GMP-compliant facility.

What is the shelf life of Jule?
Jule is guaranteed to be fully potent for two years from the manufacturing date when kept unopened under cool and dry conditions. Product must be refrigerated upon opening and should be used within 30 days of opening.

Is Jule safe?
Jule is extremely safe and jiaogulan has been consumed in Asia for thousands of years. However, if you are pregnant or nursing, please seek out the advice of a nutritionally oriented medical practitioner before using.

Can Jule be used with other FreeLife products?
Yes. Jule is a perfect partner for the entire FreeLife family of products, including GoChi®, REVERSE!® and TAIslim®. Use all FreeLife products as directed, even when taken with Jule.

What is the best way to drink Jule? 
The daily dosage of Jule is flexible, depending upon one’s needs. Although you can drink as much Jule as you want, we recommend starting with 1-2 ounces twice daily (for a total of 2-4 ounces per day), preferably with your morning and evening meals. As you continue to drink Jule, you may wish to adjust your daily serving to achieve the results you seek. For performance enhancement (sports, etc.), an additional 2 ounces can be taken 30-50 minutes before physical activity. Always 
shake well before pouring Jule. Some people may prefer to mix Jule with water or the beverage of their choice. This is perfectly fine and all the benefits of Jule can still be enjoyed.

Why do I have to shake Jule before pouring?
Jule packs a lot of goodness into each serving. In fact, this liquid tonic is so potent that it is actually super-saturated. The small amount of precipitated nutrients at the bottom of the bottle will go right back into solution with a few quick shakes, and you’ll be able to enjoy the full power of Jule!

54 Scientifically Validated Health Benefits of Jule

Friday, January 2, 2009
  1. Get saponin power! Saponins exert powerful effects on health by balancing hormonal activity. Experts proclaim that jiaogulan contains a broader and more powerful range of saponins than any other plant in nature.

  2. Find balance with the premier adaptogen. Jiaogulan works by balancing the body’s energies, making you more resistant to stress, disease, and the effects of aging.

  3. Protect yourself from stress. Jiaogulan helps the body to adjust to all types of stress.

  4. Protect your vital organs. Jiaogulan protects the vital organs from attack by free radicals and toxins.

  5. Balance hormone levels. Jiaogulan helps to balance hormone levels in both men and women.

  6. Help normalize cortisol levels. Hypersecretion of the stress hormone cortisol can result in obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Jiaogulan help to balance cortisol levels.

  7. Protect against side effects of corticosteroids. Jiaogulan has been shown to protect against the harmful side effects of drugs such as prednisone.

  8. Fight chronic fatigue. Jiaogulan has been shown to have a pronounced anti-fatigue effect.

  9. Protect against adrenal fatigue. Jiaogulan protects the adrenal glands.

  10. Increase your antioxidant protection. Studies have shown a nearly 300% increase in SOD, the body’s most important antioxidant enzyme.

  11. Decrease free-radical damage. By Jiaogulan significantly reduces toxic free-radical activity in the body.

  12. Extend your life. Since the recent discovery of “longevity pockets” of villages in Southern China where jiaogulan tonics are taken daily, much research has been conducted showing Jiaogulan’s life extending capabilities.

  13. Look younger. In China, it is said that those who drink jiaogulan look younger than their years.

  14. Protect against senility. Jiaogulan helps to ensure a steady flow of nutrients and oxygen to the brain.

  15. Protect vital cell membranes. Jiaogulan protects vital cell membranes with its powerful free radical quenching action.

  16. Increase your energy levels. Jiaogulan increases production of cellular energy molecules ATP and creatine phosphate.

  17. Protect your brain. By inhibiting lipid peroxidation, jiaogulan protects against damage to brain cells and helps with repair functions.

  18. Improve your mental health without drugs. Japanese studies have shown usefulness in mental and neurological conditions including depression, anxiety and schizophrenia.

  19. Increase stamina and endurance. Jiaogulan has been traditionally used in the morning before work to increase endurance and strength, and after work to relieve fatigue.

  20. Feel more alert. Jiaogulan facilitates a smooth flow of energy throughout the body for a stimulant free feeling of alertness.

  21. Get better sleep. Research has shown up to 95% effectiveness rate in improving the quality of sleep.

  22. Restore youthful mental function. Jiaogulan has shown many benefits for the mind, including improvements in focus, concentration and mental sharpness.

  23. Improve your memory. Scientific studies have confirmed Jiaogulan’s traditional use as a potent memory tonic.

  24. Improve athletic performance. Testing on professional athletes has shown increased vigor and alertness, with quicker reflexes and enhanced recovery.

  25. Fight pain. Jiaogulan has been recommended for the treatment of pain in China for generations, and it still enjoys wide use today.

  26. Maintain electrolyte balance. This is necessary for optimal muscle function and fluid balance.

  27. Enhance libido and sexual function. Jiaogulan has been shown to have a similar effect to drugs like Viagra®, helping to increase blood flow in critical areas.
  28. Reduce blood sugar levels and manage diabetes. A study on Jiaogulan showed an 89.1% improvement of diabetes symptoms.

  29. Increase insulin sensitivity. Jiaogulan helps the body to use insulin better, improves glucose tolerance and stimulates insulin production.

  30. Achieve your ideal weight. Jiaogulan improves metabolism and reduces fat and sugar in blood.

  31. Lower your cholesterol. Jiaogulan has been clinically shown to be up to 93% effective in improving cholesterol.

  32. Improve your blood lipids. Clinical studies on jiaogulan have shown up to 85% improvement in blood lipids.

  33. Protect against arterial plaque (atherosclerosis). Jiaogulan can help to prevent and treat atherosclerosis.

  34. Strengthen your heart. Jiaogulan has been shown to improve the strength of the heart muscle.

  35. Normalize your blood pressure. Jiaogulan has shown a 92% effectiveness rate for blood pressure improvement.

  36. Prevent heart attacks. Jiaogulan helps keep arteries open and clear and improves heart strength, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

  37. Prevent dangerous blood clots. Jiaogulan prevents blood clots by making blood cells less sticky.

  38. Protect against stroke. Jiaogulan protects against clots and plaques.

  39. Manage and fight cancer. Jiaogulan prevents cells from turning cancerous. It improves white cell count, antibody levels, and T- and B-lymphocytes.

  40. Inhibit tumor and cancer cell growth. Tests have confirmed that jiaogulan can inhibit or prevent malignant growths from forming, even after prolonged exposure to carcinogens. It also inhibits growth of existing tumors.

  41. Kill cancer cells. Jiaogulan has shown activity against esophageal, lung, breast, uterus, prostate, brain, kidney, thymus and skin cancer.

  42. Protect your DNA. Jiaogulan protects against DNA damage.

  43. Enhance overall immunity. By activating lymphocytes and antibodies, jiaogulan has been shown to enhance immunity.

  44. Strengthen your resistance. White cells are essential for recovering from illness and disease. Jiaogulan has been shown to double the count in white cell deficient patients.

  45. Protect your immune system during chemotherapy or radiation. Jiaogulan works several ways to enhance immune response, even after extensive radiation treatment.

  46. Protect against toxic side effects of drugs and chemicals. Jiaogulan has displayed protective effects against toxicity from harmful chemicals and toxic drugs.

  47. Fight inflammation and arthritis. Jiaogulan fights against free radicals, the prime causes of inflammation and arthritis.

  48. Protect against stomach ulcers. Jiaogulan saponins display anti-ulcer effects, even reversing gastric ulcer induced by Helicobacter pylori.

  49. Protect against gallstones. Because of its ability to lower cholesterol in blood and bile, jiaogulan can inhibit the formation of gallstones.

  50. Improve digestive function. Jiaogulan is renowned in China as a digestive tonic.

  51. Treat liver damage and hepatitis. Jiaogulan is used in China to treat hepatitis and reverse liver damage.

  52. Detoxify your body. Jiaogulan maintains healthy bowel function and rids the body of accumulated toxins and wastes.

  53. Prevent and treat chronic bronchitis. Modern case studies have shown 93% effectiveness for chronic bronchitis.

  54. Get other wide-ranging benefits. Jiaogulan is currently being used clinically in Asia to treat 54 health problems, including many not mentioned above, such as: migraines, the common cold, gum inflammation, gastritis, hemorrhoids, neuralgia, enlarged prostate, pneumonia, acne, warts, fungal infections, gout, various allergies, asthma, ear infections, chronic headaches, premature graying of the hair, and even hangover.

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