Fiona Chin

Stress and kidney function and CKD

Can Your Emotions Affect Your Kidney Function?

Fear and Stress In Chinese Medicine, it is said that the kidneys are the organ of fear. Meaning that unprocessed fear or fear that is not expressed will be stored in the kidneys. Now, whether you believe in the ancient practice of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is irrelevant here because there are plenty of clinical …

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Bupleurum and kidney disease

Bupleurum & its Clinical Use in Kidney Disease

Bupleurum falcatum, commonly known as just Bupleurum, is a woody shrub native to Europe, Asia, and North America. Medicinally it is the root of the plant that is used in many Japanese and Chinese Herbal Medicine decoctions and formulas. Bupleurum is specific for those with immune or inflammatory causes of impaired kidney function. Clinical studies …

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Treating Kidney Disease in Our Pets

Every now and then we get an email asking if our protocol and supplements can help our furry four-legged friends. The short answer is yes. Being an animal lover I have advised and treated many patient’s beloved pets with kidney disease with great success. So let’s dive into how kidney disease affects the furrier members …

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Cardiovascular disease and Renal Health

All Things Cardiovascular Disease and The Link To Renal Function

 Did you know that people with kidney disease are more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than they are of kidney disease? Makes it pretty important to understand the causes of cardiovascular disease and how to prevent and treat it doesn’t it?  Well that’s what I’m going to cover in today’s article. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) …

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MICROBIOME AND kidney and renal disease and function

What does your gut health have to do with your kidneys?

If you’ve ever seen a naturopath, you probably noticed that we’re a bit obsessed with gut health. Over 2000 years ago Hippocrates, the father of medicine said, ‘All disease begins in the gut’ and with more and more research into the gut microbiome and its role in health and disease, it appears that he wasn’t …

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Turmeric in diabetes, kidney disease and cardiovascular disease

The Protective Role of Turmeric in Disease

Most people have heard that turmeric can lower inflammation and is useful for arthritis, but does it have any benefits when it comes to kidney disease? Short answer = yes, read on to find out how.  Turmeric is a highly powerful herb with a number of amazing health and healing properties. This ancient spice, celebrated …

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Fo Ti – a Herb to Support The Kidneys & Klotho Production

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has given us a number of amazing herbs to use in the treatment of kidney disease and Fo-ti is no different. Let’s have a look at this unique herb. Polygynum multiflorum (also known as Fo-ti or He shou wu) is one of the most popular herbs in TCM and is used …

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