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Important Information

For the duration of the the COVID-19 pandemic we are offering Telehealth consultations with Dr Johnson at no cost to you. You will be offered the opportunity to have an assessment made of your metabolic health, relevant investigations ordered and then a follow up discussion of these results and recommendations.

Our normal range of medical services will be restricted to the above, however we can offer supervision for ketogenic diets where appropriate . This service has an hourly rate, not covered by Medicare.

Please either: call 3357 3470 or send an email inquiry via our contact page.

Our current office hours are Monday to Thursday 9.00 am to 4.00 pm.

What is the issue with salt? Most people with hypertension have Essential Hypertension. The cause of this is largely misunderstood but is most likely due to a high carbohydrate diet. Carbohydrate causes salt retention which raises blood pressure. A low carb diet cause sodium loss which lowers blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure then a low carb diet may solve the problem.

The following ABC article makes no mention of sugar. It just tells you to consider the following:

Your blood pressure can be affected by factors such as:

  • Eating patterns, including salty foods
  • Weight
  • Alcohol consumption
  • How much physical activity you do

Cut the carbs and monitor you blood pressure, you may not need treatment.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2019-06-01/blood-pressure-what-does-it-mean-and-how-can-i-manage-it/11165060