Dr Malcolm Mackay – General medical practice and lifestyle medicine

Dr Malcolm Mackay is a General Practitioner with 30 years of experience in medical practice.
He has a broad range of skills across the full spectrum of general practice. His practice is based at   Clinicare, Fitzroy, Melbourne. He also provides Skype consultations for patients from other regions of Australia.

Dr Mackay has a special interest in preventing and managing chronic disease with whole foods plant-based nutrition. He is co-author of a website providing information and resources for those interested in this approach and is active in social media. Malcolm and his nutritionist
partner Jenny host seminars and webinars and often speak at public and private events.


Dr Mackay is experienced in all areas of
general practice including expertise in:

  • Nutrition
  • Diabetes management
  • Weight management
  • Travel medicine
  • Sports injuries
  • Skin conditions
  • Implanon

Qualifications & Training


  • BMBS – Flinders University (1984)
  • Graduate Diploma in Human Nutrition – Deakin University (1993)

Additional training

  • Certificate of Sports Medicine
  • Hyperbaric Medicine Certificate
  • Certificate of Family Planning

Affiliations / Memberships

  • Australian Medical Association
  • Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine
  • GP Affiliate, Monash University

Recent conferences attended

  • Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine Conference Melbourne, November 2016
  • International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference USA, September 2016
  • Dr McDougall Advanced Study Weekend USA, September 2016

Recent presentations and interviews

For more information about whole foods plant based nutrition, visit my other website and associated Facebook page:

Today we had the privilege of watching a full length pre-release version of THE GAME CHANGERS, and we can tell you that this documentary will have an impact when it is released in Australia.

The screening was brought to the Holistic Holiday at Sea participants by executive producer, Rip Esselstyn, whose own Engine 2 Program was featured in the film. It follows the plant-based journey of UFC fighter and combat instructor, James Wilks, as he discovers the performance advantages and healing effects of a plant-based diet. The film features awesome athletes across a range of sports from Australian 400m runner, Morgan Mitchell, to superhuman strongman Patrick Baboumian. But this was far more than a show case of athletes – the documentary covered an extraordinary amount of nutrition science with a gentle flow of easy to understand graphics and simple explanations from a number of whole foods, plant-based leaders as well as the athletes. As the film progresses, it becomes very clear that meat is not manly – meat is an inferior source of protein to plants, and has many effects that impair sports performance, such as impaired blood supply to muscles. Whole plant foods are just as good for building muscle, provide a better mix of fuel for muscle performance, enhance blood flow (including erectile function), and have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects that give athletes the critical advantage of quicker recovery from training and competition.

This documentary has the potential to shatter the current animal protein fanaticism that permeates Australian sporting culture – it’s got what it takes to reach the men and women who most need to hear this message. This film will be a game changer!

Picture: Rip Esselstyn giving his keynote address last night on the genesis of the Engine 2 Diet.

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