Fiona Chin

Senescent cells, Senolytics and renal and kidney disease

Senescent Cells, Their Role in Kidney Disease & How to Manage Them

What are Senescent Cells? The definition senescent literally means the condition or process of deterioration with age. In biology, senescence is a process by which a cell ages and then permanently stops dividing but does not die. Senescent cells are undead cells (that should be dead) that are lacking a protein that tells them when …

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peptides and their use in chronic kidney and renal diseases

Peptides and their use in Chronic Kidney & Renal Disease

What are peptides? Peptides are made up of a cluster of up to 20 amino acids, amino acids are the building blocks of protein. A cluster of over 20 amino acids is typically known as a protein, and a cluster of less than 20 amino acids is known as a peptide. Peptides work in the …

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Eucommia for kidney and renal disease

Eucommia ulmoides and its use in Kidney disease, Diabetes and Cardiovascular diseases

Eucommia bark has been used by herbalists for more than 2500 years specifically for its ability to support depleted kidney energy, a symptom often talked about in Ancient Chinese Medicine. In the ancient art of Chinese medicine, the kidneys are responsible for our vitality, or how much energy we have on a day-to-day basis. If …

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Kidney and renal friendly diet

Kidney Friendly Mexican Recipe

Today I want to share a yummy vegetarian recipe packed with high-quality plant protein, Tempeh. Currently, digestibility corrected amino acid score (DIAAS) is a worldwide acknowledged approach for determining protein quality and proteins with DIAAS equal to or higher than 75 are defined as high-quality according to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United …

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Marshmallow root and renal and CKD and cardiovascular disease

The Use of Marshmallow Root in Chronic Kidney Disease & Associated Conditions

We often get asked what the ingredients are in our famous Nanna’s tea! So today I want to talk about one of them, the yummy herb called marshmallow root. And no we didn’t just add it to make the tea taste amazing, it plays a pivotal role in the health of the kidneys and urinary …

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Sour cherries for gout, arthritis, and kidney disease

Sour Cherries, Gout and Kidney Disease

Sour cherries are one of my favourite fruits to eat when they are in season! I have always liked the slight tart taste of sour cherries but what is even more important is the amazing health benefits that these little cherries pack into their delicious red bodies. So while most of you might have eaten …

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Chitosan and kidney disease

Chitosan – Weight Loss and Kidney Disease

With kidney disease often being a disease that comes as a result of many of the big health conditions affecting our modern western world, I wanted to share some information on a supplement that has many great benefits not just for kidney disease but may also be useful in the diseases that cause or lead …

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