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Have you heard about the 12 Week Mind Body Rebalance?

Weight Loss is more than a meal plan. Understanding the biological and psychological drivers of what we eat is crucial. Our comprehensive 12 week program addresses both the physiological and psychological barriers to weight loss. Our scientifically proven low-carb real food approach and positive psychology empowers people to achieve sustainable weight loss and good health for life!










Real Health

Our Food

We promote a whole food, low carbohydrate way of eating. This has been scientifically proven to reduce weight, improve inflammation, and reverse many cases of diabetes. The food is delicious and we can guarantee, you won't be hungry! We also get into the guts of gut health, an emerging area that is clearly important to our health.

Our Mind

Weight loss psychology is so important! We empower you to harness your mind - the most powerful tool in the quest for good health. We get to the heart of emotional eating. Imagine if you no longer fell victim to emotional eating. We teach you how to change your mindset, your habits, and offer you the ultimate reward of food freedom!

Our Environment

In this fast-paced world of pressure and deadlines, our bodies and brains are suffering.
Sleep, sunshine and social connection all affect our health and wellbeing. We explain the science behind this, and help you reconnect to the things that are important to optimise your health. Understanding cortisol is the key to long term permanent weight loss.

Disaster Looming

There is a tsunami of chronic disease heading our way that threatens our health, our lives, and our community. We are experiencing record numbers of obesity, diabetes and chronic inflammation. We are flooded with depression, anxiety, stress and poor self-worth. We are tired, hungry and over-wrought. We are surviving but not thriving. This deluge of long term chronic health conditions will bankrupt our health system, but more importantly hurt us, our families and our friends. Something has to change!

Real Change is Possible

The exciting thing is that we have the ability to change our health path. 
At Real Life Medicine, as holistic weight loss doctors, we are here to help guide you. We will help you to make the changes, that will empower you to reclaim your health and live your life on your terms.
We offer real solutions to tackle weight loss and chronic metabolic health conditions. 
We address the physiological drive to eat using a real food low carbohydrate approach. Then we tackle the psychological drivers and get to the root cause of overwhelm. We do this with kindness, compassion and support. You can lose weight and reclaim your health!

About Us

Dr Mary Barson

Doctor, Biochemist, Mindset Coach, Hypnotherapist 

Dr Mary Barson has an honours degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in addition to being a doctor. She has extensive knowledge of body systems! She is also qualified in clinical hypnosis and has extensive experience in compassion-based therapy. Dr Mary also walks the walk, having addressed her own metabolic health following a diagnosis of PCOS, by adopting a low carbohydrate real food lifestyle. 

Dr Lucy Burns

Doctor, Lifestyle Medicine Physician, Mindset Coach, Hypnotherapist 

Dr Lucy Burns is passionate about helping women lose weight and reclaim their health. She was overweight and an "expert yo-yo dieter", until it all stopped "working". Addressing her mindset was the key to changing her lifestyle and making healthy habits permanent. She has extensive training in this area and her analogies are well known!

Free Resources

The Doctors' Guide to Permanent Weight Loss

Our free e-book is your first step on the path to stopping yo-yo dieting and achieving permanent weight loss. It explains why it's your metabolic hormones driving fat storage, what macronutrients are, what you need to eat to lose weight, and why food is medicine.


The Doctors' Healthy Food Recommendations

Low carb real food is one of the linchpins to long term sustainable weight loss. At Real Life Medicine, we eat using a Green Food List (you can eat anything on this list), a Red Food List (avoid eating anything on this list), and an Orange Food List (eat these foods sparingly).


An In-depth Lesson on The “Woodshed”

This video training will make you question everything you've ever been told about weight loss. It takes everything you thought you knew and flips it on its head. It is mind-blowing - an epiphany if you will. So watch with caution if you're not interested in seeing massive changes to your health!


The Real Health and Weight Loss Podcast

The Real Health and Weight Loss Podcast gives you real advice from real doctors to help you lose weight and revolutionise your health, not just now, but permanently.

Real health and weight loss is a journey and we, your hosts Dr Mary Barson and Dr Lucy Burns from Real Life Medicine, are here with you every step of the way.

We are here to bust through some myths and give you actionable advice.

You can change your future starting now!


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As Featured 

Real Life Medicine has been featured on podcasts and spoken at medical conferences including:

➔ Keto Woman Podcast

➔ Low Carb Down Under

➔ Low Carb Lifestyle Summit

➔ ACNEM (Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine)


➔ Health Evolution Podcast

Cooking, Coaching & Conversations

Cooking, Coaching & Conversations with Dr Lucy Burns is live on Facebook each Tuesday night at 6pm (AET). Dr Lucy whips up quick and easy low carb food that the whole family will love. See Dr Lucy's latest creations below.

Air Fryer Chicken

Dr Lucy cooked a whole butterflied boneless chicken in the air fryer, and the result is an absolutely delicious meal served with steamed green veggies. 


Saag Paneer

Last night in Cooking, Coaching & Conversations, Dr Lucy made a nutrient-dense meal using spinach from her veggie garden - saag paneer.


Chicken Stroganoff

Dr Lucy whipped up a quick and easy chicken stroganoff. This is a great weeknight dinner the whole family will enjoy. 


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