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240: Optimizing Kidney Health – with Fiona Chin

In the vast landscape of health and wellness, Fiona Chin’s story stands out as a testament to the power of curiosity, resilience, and proactive well-being. Fiona, a passionate advocate for natural medicine and a practitioner herself, has navigated the realms of health, facing challenges and discovering unconventional paths to optimal well-being. 

This article delves into Fiona’s journey, with a particular focus on her experiences with kidney health and the strategies she’s explored for kidney optimization.

Fiona’s Background and Health Challenges

Fiona’s journey begins in the picturesque landscapes of Tasmania, Australia, where she grew up on a dynamic farm. Her early exposure to natural medicine was driven by her parents’ curiosity, especially concerning her father’s neck problems. This curiosity paved the way for Fiona’s pragmatic and logical approach to health. When diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 2010, Fiona’s logical mind questioned the conventional treatment paths, leading her to explore alternative approaches and lifestyle changes.

Despite successfully managing her MS through dietary changes, stress management, and exercise, Fiona encountered a significant health setback in 2016 due to a spinal cord hemorrhage caused by a horse riding accident. This incident resulted in challenges such as numbness, loss of proprioception, and muscle cramps, reminiscent of a T11 spinal cord injury. Fiona’s journey into health optimization took an even more adventurous turn as she explored various therapies, biohacking techniques, and unconventional treatments.

Kidney Health: An Unexplored Frontier

One of the pivotal moments in Fiona’s health journey was the discovery of kidney issues. It unfolded when routine tests revealed she was in Stage 3 kidney failure. Shockingly, Fiona realized that this critical information was often not disclosed to individuals until the later stages of kidney disease, leaving them unaware and unprepared.

Motivated by her own experience, Fiona delved into extensive research on kidney health. She uncovered a gap in information, especially in the natural medicine field, and decided to develop a treatment protocol. The protocol not only addressed kidney issues but also yielded significant improvements in her own health and that of others.

Understanding Kidney Disease

Kidney disease, often a silent ailment, can be caused by various factors, including uncontrolled diabetes, hypertension, genetic factors, infections, and more. Fiona emphasizes the importance of early detection, as kidneys may start manifesting symptoms only in later stages. Regular check-ups, especially for those with diabetes or high blood pressure, are crucial for timely intervention.

Strategies for Kidney Optimization

Drawing from her experiences and research, Fiona outlines key strategies for kidney optimization:

  • Hydration:
    Adequate water intake supports kidney function, helping flush out toxins and prevent kidney stone formation.
  • Balanced Diet:
    Emphasizes a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
    Challenges myths around potassium and protein restrictions, advocating for a more nuanced approach.
  • Regular Exercise:
    Physical activity promotes cardiovascular health, indirectly benefiting the kidneys.
  • Lifestyle Modification:
    Stress management and reduction play a crucial role.
    Addressing the root causes of health issues, such as gut health and microbiome balance.
  • Early Intervention:
    Advocates for early detection of kidney issues and proactive measures.
    Challenges the conventional narrative of waiting until late stages to disclose kidney problems.
  • Personalized Approach:
    Acknowledges the individuality of health journeys.
    Encourages patients to trust their intuition and actively participate in their well-being.
  • Biohacking:
    Embracing innovative approaches and technologies to optimize health.
    Explores stem cell therapies, peptides, and frequency-based treatments.

Empowering Patients and Redefining Narratives

Fiona’s approach to health extends beyond traditional roles. As a practitioner, she sees herself as a cheerleader, empowering individuals to become their own health advocates. Her emphasis on humility, curiosity, and a teachable mindset shapes a collaborative relationship between practitioner and patient.

In challenging the traditional narrative around kidney disease, Fiona provides hope and actionable steps for individuals to take charge of their kidney health. 

By combining her scientific background with intuition and a deep dive into research, she has not only transformed her health but also empowered others on similar journeys.

In this podcast, you will learn about:

  • Fiona’s holistic journey to kidney health.
  • Strategies for optimizing kidney well-being.
  • Early detection and intervention for kidney issues.
  • The role of hydration, diet, and lifestyle.
  • Empowering yourself in the realm of kidney health.


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