Dr Malcolm Mackay – General medical practice and lifestyle medicine

Dr Malcolm Mackay is a General Practitioner with more than 30 years of experience in medical practice. He has a broad range of skills across the full spectrum of general practice. He is based at Clinicare GP Clinic, Fitzroy, Melbourne and also provides Telehealth consultations for patients across Australia.

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Dr Mackay has a special interest in preventing and managing chronic disease with whole foods plant-based nutrition and other evidence-based lifestyle interventions. 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 immersion retreats, seminars and webinars and often speak at public and private events.

Future events:

  • Plant-based nutrition webinar series: 4 sessions over 2 weeks, next series starts 11th January 2021
  • 6-day Plant-based health immersion retreat 21st to 26th February – WAIT LIST ONLY
  • Additional immersion now scheduled 21st to 26th March
  • NB our face-to-face seminars are on hold until further notice


  • Consultations (in person)
  • Telehealth consultations (within Australia)


  • Nutrition one-day seminars
  • Nutrition & liefstyle immersion retreats
  • Workplace nutrition programs
  • Webinars
  • Available for speaking events

Qualifications & Training

Medical degree

  • BMBS – Flinders University (1984)

Additional training

  • Graduate Diploma in Human Nutrition – Deakin University (1993)
  • Board Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician (IBLM)
  • Plant Based Nutrition Certificate – eCornell
  • Certificate of Sports Medicine (ASMF/RACGP)

Professional affiliations

  • Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine
  • Doctors for Nutrition – GP Resources Advisor
  • GP Affiliate, Monash University

Recent conferences

  • International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference USA, September 2019
  • Awarded Fellowship at the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine Conference, Auckland, June 2019
  • Doctors For Nutrition Conference, Melbourne, February 2019 (workshop presenter)
  • Veg and Vines Lifestyle Medicine Conference, Gisbourne NZ, January 2019 (conference presenter)

Media presentations

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

Have you got your copy of 'Whole Food Living' yet? Ours arrived this week. It's a magazine packed with articles and recipes relevant to a whole food plant-based way of living. It's excellent value at only NZ$32 for 4 print issues (incl. postage to Australia), or NZ$25 for digital. Each issue features articles by Australian and New Zealand WFPB advocates and practitioners plus loads of WFPB recipes – we highly recommend subscribing to it.

The latest issue features an article by Malcolm on tweaking a WFPB diet to reverse heart disease, the Christmas pudding and custard recipes by Jenny’s sister and mum and also features meal planning tips by our friend Sandy Pluss.

You can subscribe here – wholefoodliving.life/subscribe/

The heart disease article is based on Malcolm's webinar presentation which you can view for free here until the 26th January - youtu.be/AGdf0ivb7U8

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