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Very low carb diets - good or bad?

Posted on December 6, 2019 at 5:20 PM

According to a leading Australian food and nutrition scientist, very low carbohydrate diets should be avoided because there is convincing evidence for a detrimental effect on health.

Citing results from a large meta-analysis published in European Heart, Dr Emma Beckett says the data show that people who consume a low carbohydrate diet and reduce their intake of fibre are at greater risk of premature death. They are also at increased risk for individual causes of death including cor...

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There's an App for That

Posted on December 6, 2019 at 3:10 PM

Natural Cycles is the first app of its kind to be FDA-approved in the United States. The "fertility awareness" app charts a woman's fertility so she can better predict on which days she is most fertile. The app requires women to track their menstrual cycles and enter their body temperature into the app every morning upon waking.  On the basis of a study involving 22,785 women using the Natural Cycles app, the rate of pregnancies from cycles where the application erroneously...

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Clinical Hypnotherapy

Posted on October 8, 2019 at 8:00 PM

There has been a growing number of patients presenting for consideration for clinical hypnotherapy so I thought it might be a good idea to oultine here a little information.   Typically these self-presenting or referred patients are wanting to overcome one or more specific challenges in their lives and are curious about how one's own mind power can be utlised to achieve their goal(s).   They may have tried other treatments with limited success or experienced treatment side effe...

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Next available appointments are January 2020

Posted on October 8, 2019 at 7:40 PM

All appointments for the remainder of 2019 are now fully booked and we invite all our existing patients and newly enquiring patients to make appointments now for the New Year.   Just a reminder that one hour appointments are required for new patients having their Initial Health Assessment and for existing patients having their Annual Health Assssment.   The Wellness Clinic will be closed for Christmas after Friday 20th December 2019 (last working day) and will re-open in the New Yea...

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Dr Ison on annual leave

Posted on July 14, 2019 at 8:10 PM

Dr Ison will be away overseas from July 16 - July 31, 2019.   She will be back to work on Thursday 1st August 2019.  The month of August is now fully booked.  Appointments are available from September.  For any acute care medical needs, please attend your local GP Medical Centre or Emergency Department.  Thank you. 

Welcome back in 2019!

Posted on January 20, 2019 at 6:30 PM

"Business as usual" commenced last week on Monday 14th January 2019.   Dr Ison's sessional hours are the same as in 2018 (Remember she doesn't work "Ws", that is not on Wednesdays or weekends).  Tanya is secretary on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and Kerri is secretary on Wednesdays and Fridays.  We hope all our patients enjoyed a lovely relaxing Christmas holiday break with their families and friends.   We look forward to attending with excellence to all your preventive...

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Festive season holiday closure

Posted on December 4, 2018 at 6:10 AM

Please be advised that Dr Ison will soon be on holiday leave from 12th December, 2018 for one month.   Secretarial staff will remain on duty, for administration only, until close of business on 22nd December, 2018.   The Wellness Clinic will then be closed, as is customary, for Christmas and New Year holidays.  We hope you enjoy a happy and peaceful Christmas holiday break in the company of family and friends!   The Wellness Clinic will resume business as usual on Monday 1...

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Genetic predisposition testing now available for the following health conditions :

Posted on July 31, 2018 at 8:50 PM

Age-related Macular Degeneration

Alzheimer’s Disease

Atrial fibrillation

Bipolar Disorder

Breast Cancer

Bowel Cancer

Coeliac Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease

Coronary Heart Disease

Crohn’s Disease

Diabetes Mellitus Type 1

Diabetes Mellitus Type 2



Lung Cancer


Multiple Sclerosis


Oesophageal Cancer (ESCC)

Parkinson’s Disease


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53 available tests for gene carrier status

Posted on July 31, 2018 at 8:50 PM


Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum with Peripheral Neuropathy (ACCPN)

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease

BRCA Cancer Mutations (Selected)

Beta Thalassemia

Bloom's Syndrome

Canavan Disease

Congenital Disorder of Glycosylation Type 1a (PMM2-CDG)

Connexin 26-Related Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Cystic Fibrosis

D-Bifunctional Protein Deficiency

DPD Deficiency


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What your genes can tell you about your addictive potentials

Posted on July 31, 2018 at 8:45 PM

Alcoholism (alcohol cravings)

Alcoholism (alcohol dependence)

Alcoholism (withdrawal seizures)

Cannabis dependence

Cocaine dependence

Cocaine-induced paranoia

Fatty food addiction

Gambling addiction

Heroin addiction

Nicotine dependence (tobacco addiction)

Salty food addiction

Sugar addiction.

For further information go to:

Ref: Viamedex Genetic and Drug Tresting Laboratory;