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.

Insulin Resistance occurs when more and more insulin is required to maintain a “normal’ blood sugar. This occurs with a high carbohydrate diet, a diet containing very high amounts of sugar, cereals, refined flours, rice, fruit, grains, starchy vegetables etc. Since the 1970s we have been encouraged to eat all of these foods to the exclusion of fat. High levels of insulin cause inflammation of blood vessels, it acts like growth hormone, disrupts our ability to burn our own fat so we get fatter, turns off our response to feeling full so we over eat and so on and so on.

Conditions related to insulin resistance:

  • Hypertension, for many years referred to as essential hypertension of unknown cause
  • Type two diabetes, 95% of all diabetics
  • Depression
  • Obesity, pre-diabetic state
  • Alzheimer’s Disease “Type 3 diabetes”
  • Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Heart disease (vascular disease)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Acne – hormone disruption
  • Sleep apnoea
  • Oesophageal reflux (GORD)
  • Inflammatory conditions – osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
  • Infertility

All of these will improve or resolve on a low carb diet. Hypertension, diabetes and fatty liver disease respond quickly.