Our Team

Dr Alex Petrushevski

Dr Alex Petrushevski graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2008, attaining Honours in the MBBS. He has worked in various teaching hospitals in 2 states, including working for several years within Sydney Cancer services, and had his research published in an International journal during this time. His postgraduate qualifications include the Fellowship of the College of General Practitioners and the Diploma of Child Health from Sydney University.

He currently works in general practice in addition to practising within Sydney Low Carb Specialists. He is passionate about preventative health, improving the lifestyle of his patients and treating chronic diseases without medication if possible. Having seen the immense benefits low carbohydrate nutrition has provided for many of his patients in general practice he is keen to share this exciting cutting edge medical therapy with more patients in our clinic.

Alex is a member of Low Carb Down Under and has presented at the Low Carb Down Under conference in 2018.

Dr Deepa Mahananda

Dr Deepa Mahananda graduated from Western Sydney University in 2012 and completed her junior medical officer training at Concord, Canterbury and Broken Hill hospitals. Her postgraduate qualifications include the Fellowship of the College of General Practitioners, Sexual Health & Family Planning Certificate and Diploma in Child Health (University of Sydney). She is passionate about teaching and is a Conjoint Lecturer with Western Sydney University.

She currently works in general practice in addition to practising at Sydney Low Carb Specialists. She is passionate about using low carbohydrate nutrition for both optimal health and chronic disease management, especially in womens’ health.

She is currently building an educational network in Sydney of like-minded Doctors who are practising low carbohydrate nutrition with their patients.

Deepa is a member of Low Carb Down Under.

Jessica Turton

Jessica is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and PhD Candidate at the University of Sydney. Her PhD thesis involves a formal investigation into the use of low-carbohydrate diets for type 1 diabetes management. In 2017, Jessica conducted the first systematic review to summarise the research in this area which was published in the scientific journal, PLoS ONE in March 2018. Though diabetes management is one of her major interest areas, Jessica is passionate about utilising the nutrition care process to investigate the role of diet in a wide range of health conditions including obesity, insulin resistance syndrome, hypertension, PCOS, dyslipidaemia, gastrointestinal issues, inflammation, and disordered eating.

Jessica has made a commitment to empower as many people as she can with the knowledge, skills and support to experience “Food Freedom” for life. Jessica has given several presentations for Low Carb Down Under and has been interviewed on some well-known LCHF podcasts such as 2 Keto Dudes, Low Carb Conversations and Keto Woman.

Natasha Fayle

Natasha Fayle is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), Exercise Physiologist and Health Coach. Natasha completed her Masters in Nutrition, Dietetics and Exercise Rehabilitation at the University of Wollongong in 2006. Natasha has experience working in a variety of government, corporate and private practice settings.

Natasha’s speciality areas include: women’s weight management, children’s weight management, pregnancy and breastfeeding nutrition and helping families to eat real food.

Natasha has worked in both Australia and in the Middle East. She is a mum of 3 herself and understands the demands on busy families. She is passionate about helping families eat real food and uses her Health Coaching background combined with her dietetics knowledge to support families to make low carb eating fit in with their busy lives.


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