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Dr Charlton Low Carb GP

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I am a General Practitioner working in Wantirna, Victoria for the last 15 years. I studied in the University of Melbourne. I did my hospital years in Box Hill Hospital and subsequently entered into General Practice.

I love my job as a GP. I have worked in the same clinic for so long that some of the babies or kids that I have seen have grown up into teenagers. It is a rewarding job looking after families. I have special interests in Obstetrics, Women’s health, Paediatrics and recently practicing Low Carb medicine.


After growing my babies, I have been looking for ways to get my fitness back. I have 2 boys, now 13 and 10 years old. years ago, I decided I need to loose weight and become more fit. I joined the gym and also started C25K run program. To my surprise, this started an amazing life changing journey of fitness, health, passion, satisfaction, new friendships and accomplishment. 
I joined the local gym. I also started running. Running became my hobby. I trained and ran my first marathon in 2019 after running for 5 years. Previously, I did not exercise. I ran my second marathon in 2021.


From joining the gym and participating in a Body Transformation Challenge, I learnt that to become healthy, a low carb lifestyle is the key. I, then, dived in to learn about the science of Low Carbohydrate Nutrition. I did further courses by Low Carb Down Under and Nutrition Network. I read many books on the latest about nutrition. I had to unlearn what was taught at medical school. I learnt new ways to look at nutrition, chronic diseases, and health. I recommend the low carb lifestyle to patients whenever relevant. I have reversed diabetes, gout, metabolic syndrome, obesity in many patients.


In December 2020, I helped Tracey McBeath (The Health and Healing coach) and a few others to set up a new Facebook group called Low Carb Melbourne. That also helped me connect with many people in the low carb community. I also connected with a few other doctors that practice low carb medicine.  There is a whole lot of satisfaction with helping people. 

At the moment, I am learning from ACNEM (Australasian College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine). I am studying to become a fellow. I also joined The NIIM Clinic (National Institute of Integrative Medicine) in Hawthorn, one day a week, as an integrative GP. My special interest is women’s health, nutrition, metabolic syndrome, children’s health, pregnancy care and pre-pregnancy care.


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What’s new?

Menopause talk

YouTube interview with DR Shawn Baker

Where to start?

Beginners guide to Low Carb

Resources

Beginners guide to Low Carb

Dr Charlton’s Low Carb Program

Ten Facts about me

Suggested websites and resources

Handouts

Healthy eating for kids

Blog 1 – My Cholesterol story

Blog 2 – How to read food labels

A Collection of my recipes

Information about DietDoctor affiliation

Real Life Medicine affiliation

Covid Vaccine resources

My YouTube videos

Covid positive resources

Join Low Carb Melbourne Facebook Group

On 18 Dec 2020, Tracey McBeath @the.health.and.healing.coach reached out to me, Helena Kastanis @changingplates and Gillian Harvey@gillianharveyhealth. Together with Darren Graham@lovinlchf, we set up Low Carb Melbourne Facebook Group @lowcarbmelb . Its an awesome group. I love the support and the friendship. Come join us!! We are all in the journey together!!!

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Contact me

Email me avi.charlton@gmail.com

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