INTERVIEW An interview with Dr Avi Charlton, hosted by Susan Birch The Health Detective

It was a pleasure to have Dr Avi Charlton as a guest today.

In this episode, Dr Charlton talks about her experiences as a GP practicing low-carb nutrition and how this has helped many of her client’s reverse disease, lose weight and improve their quality of life. She is available for in person consultations and telemedicine. She also has informational YouTube videos and other resources available. You can find the links below.

Dr Charlton graduated from Melbourne University, Medical School in 2000. She trained at Box Hill Hospital as a junior doctor and has been a General Practitioner since 2003. Originally she was born in Hong Kong and speaks fluent Cantonese.

She has been a doctor for over 20 years, 15 of those practicing in Wantirna Mall Clinic. She has a special interest in obstetrics, women’s health, paediatrics and recently nutrition and metabolic health.

Her children are now 13 and 10 years old. A few years ago, after her kids stopped being babies, she wanted to lose some weight. She joined the gym, going 3 times a week. After 3 months, no weight was lost. Subsequently, the gym did an 8 week transformation challenge and she successfully achieved her goal, losing 4kg in weight and 4% body fat. She also took up running, doing the C25K run app. Parkrun changed her life. She fell in love with running and was introduced to lots of running friends and a supportive community.

She progressed to endurance running and incorporating strength training. In the last few years, she progressed to completing two full marathons using the low carbohydrate approach.

In the last 3-4 years, she has taken up special interests in nutrition and the treatment of obesity and metabolic syndrome. She has done extensive education with Low Carb Down Under and Nutrition Network. She is also affiliated with Diet Doctor, as a Diet Doctor Pro practitioner. She has done additional training with The Australasian College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM). Currently, she is completing accreditation with The Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners. She is closely affiliated with low carb practitioners in Australia and internationally.

Dr Charlton has helped many patients reverse metabolic syndrome, type-2 diabetes and helped them with weight management. She has extensive knowledge using the low carbohydrate approach. She practices low carb nutrition herself.

You can find Dr Charlton at the following links:

Facebook – @dr charlton low carb GP

Instagram – @dr charlton low carb GP




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