How I Help

Dr. Penny Figtree offers a range of personalised, medically supervised programmes to address various health concerns. By utilising low carbohydrate diets, she helps patients achieve pre-surgical weight loss, manage type-2 diabetes, treat fatty liver disease, and reverse PCOS. Her approach emphasises the power of food as medicine for both physical and mental well-being.

Pre-surgical Weight Loss

Being overweight increases the risk of complications during surgery and recovery. This is why losing weight before surgery is crucial. Our approach involves low carbohydrate diets that promote rapid, healthy weight loss without hunger.

Medically Supervised Weight Loss

Dr. Penny Figtree employs a very low carbohydrate diet to achieve rapid weight loss. This approach is not only effective but also satisfying, as it includes full-fat cream and other satiating ingredients. Medical supervision is essential, especially for diabetics or individuals on blood pressure medication, as a low carbohydrate diet leads to significant metabolic changes. Dr. Figtree will guide you through the process, ensuring a safe and successful weight loss journey.

Control Type-2 Diabetes with a Low Carb Diet

Contrary to popular belief, type-2 diabetes can be reversed. Dr. Penny Figtree advocates for a low carbohydrate, high healthy fat (LCHF) diet as the most effective and sustainable method. This approach allows for the reduction or elimination of medication, including insulin. Dr. Figtree will introduce you to this diet and closely monitor your diabetes medications to ensure a smooth transition.

Fatty Liver Disease

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is characterized by excessive fat buildup in the liver, which can eventually lead to cirrhosis or even liver transplant. This condition is often linked to high insulin levels and excessive carbohydrate consumption. A low carbohydrate diet can help reverse NAFLD, improve liver function, and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Dr. Penny Figtree will guide you through this process, using food as a powerful medicine for NAFLD.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

PCOS is a common condition in women caused by insulin resistance, leading to symptoms like irregular periods, weight gain, acne, hirsutism, and infertility. A low carbohydrate diet, combined with medication like Metformin, can help lower insulin levels and manage PCOS symptoms. Dr. Penny Figtree will support you through this dietary change, helping to improve your quality of life and fertility prospects.

Metabolic Psychiatry

Metabolic psychiatry focuses on the relationship between metabolic health and mental well-being. A low carbohydrate diet can play a crucial role in managing mood disorders, anxiety, and other mental health conditions. Dr. Penny Figtree will work with you to develop a personalized dietary plan that supports both your physical and mental health.



Tuesday – Thursday: 10am – 3pm 
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Phone: (02) 6581 4344

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