Dr. Avi Charlton

About Us:

Dr Avi Charlton is a low carb doctor and keto doctor. She supports nutrition using real food approach.

She graduated in Medical school in Melbourne University 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 lost 4kg, 4% body fat, which was all she wanted to loose. She also took up running, doing C25K run app. Parkrun changed her life, made her fall in love with running and introduced lots of running friends and a community.

She progressed to endurance running and incorporating strength training. In the last few years, she progressed to running 2 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 trying to accredit with The Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners.

She has treated many patients for weight management and helped them lose weight, improve nutrition and even reverse metabolic syndrome and diabetes. She has extensive knowledge using the low carbohydrate approach. She practices low carb nutrition herself.

She is extensively connected to the low carb community, with many low carb professionals and affiliated with many of them, including Low Carb Down Under, Defeat Diabetes, Real Life Medicine, Diet Doctor and Low Carb Practitioners. Tracey McBeath, The Health and Healing coach, founder of The Low Carb Lifestyle Hub, also invited her 3 times to present on The Low Carb Lifestyle Long Weekend. (You can watch on YouTube). Dr Charlton is also part of an admin group of Low Carb Melbourne Facebook support group.

Dr Charlton will listen to your concerns, discuss what nutritional need you have and individualise a treatment plan for you. She will work with your regular GP, to help you improve health, nutrition and lifestyle, using a real food approach. 


  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) - University of Melbourne 2000
  • Diploma of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrician and Gynaecology
  • Fellow of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Completion of Level 1 Fellowship Australasian College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM)
  • Completed Professional Training in Low Carbohydrate High Fat/ Ketogenic Nutrition and Treatment with Nutrition Network
  • Accredited Member of The Society of Metabolic Health Practitioner (SMHP)
  • The Oxygen Advantage Functional Breathing coach


Nutrition Network certificate for Dr. Avi Charlton.
Metabolic Health Practitioner certificate for Dr. Avi Charlton.
Oxygen Advantage Functional breathing instructor training certificate for Dr. Avi Charlton.


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Defeat Diabetes Program

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Defeat Diabetes Program.

Simply Swap Foods

Simply Swap foods is a local Victorian family business. They are advocates of low carb food. Their product range includes cake mix, porridge mix, mug cakes, and bread mixes. 

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Simply Swap Foods products.

Ecology Skin Care

Ecology skin care offers natural skin care products. They are local Victorian business. Their skin care product range uses natural products, includes moisturiser, hair care products, goats milk soap, etc. 

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Tassie Tallow

Tassie Tallow offers Tasmanian tallow products such as cooking fat, skin care products and other Tasmanian delicacies. 

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Tassie Tallow product.

Chief Nutrition

Real food snacks and supplements. Yummy collagen bars, beef biltong and beef bars. Perfect for On the go.

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Chief Nutrition bars in cardboard box.

Barbell Foods

Barbell Foods sells great tasting biltong you can have as snacks or even meals.

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Barbell Foods snacks.

Low Carb Emporium

Low Carb Emporium is a real store and online store. Their warehouse is in Cheltenham. Great collection of low carb products.

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Low Carb Emporium snacks.

Sodii electrolytes

Sodii is an Australian company. 

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Sodii Electrolytes supplement placed on top of electrolytes.

Mingles Seasoning

Herbs and spices without nasties. I use them a lot in my cooking.

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Mingles Seasoning products.

Alexis Guttridge

I have subscribed to Alexis’s 49 reset program to practice meditation. She calls it Pause. I am still doing meditation every morning for at least 5 mins. Visit her site. 

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Alexis Guttirdges Pause program.

Emma Martin - the Lazy Keto mum

Emma Martin is from Queensland. She wrote a book called The F Word. She also hosted the Keto Retreat in July 2023. She will host another Keto Retreat in Feb 2024. I have been invited as a speaker. You can use this link to access tickets or buy her book. She also has online cooking classes and courses.

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The F Word book by Emma Martin.

The Oxygen Advantage

The Oxygen Advantage is where I get my training from for Functional Breathing. You can access the store for 5-10% discount for products and online courses.

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Oxygen Advantage Logo.

Nutrition Network

I have learnt a lot from Nutrition Network. They provide online courses for the medical professionals as well as the general public. 

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Logo of Nutrition Network.