Dr Malcolm Mackay – General medical practice and lifestyle medicine

Dr Malcolm Mackay is a General Practitioner with more than 35 years of experience in medical practice. He has a broad range of skills across the full spectrum of general practice and lifestyle medicine. Dr Mackay has a special interest in preventing, treating and reversing chronic disease with whole foods plant-based nutrition and other evidence-based lifestyle interventions. He provides Lifestyle Medicine and Telehealth consultations for patients across Australia. He works with patients who wish to take a nutrition and lifestyle approach to optimise their health

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Malcolm and his nutritionist partner Jenny maintain a website of information and resources for plant-based nutrition and provide seminars and webinars. Malcolm and his team run a lifestyle medicine program, available as a 7-day Immersion retreat.

Future events:

  • Plant-based nutrition webinar series: 4 sessions over 2 1/2 weeks, next series starts 7th January 2024 (currently underway). You can express interest in our April webinar series via the adjacent link.
  • 7-day Lifestyle Medicine immersion retreat – 10th to 17th March 2024 (also 8th-15th September).


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


  • Nutrition one-day seminars
  • Nutrition & lifestyle 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

Melbourne Lifestyle MedicineVisit our new Lifestyle Medicine website

Recent conferences

  • International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference USA September 2023
  • Doctors For Nutrition Conference, Melbourne, February 2023
  • Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine Conference, Cairns, July 2022


  • Doctors For Nutrition Conference, Melbourne, February 2023
  • Doctors For Nutrition Conference, Melbourne, February 2019 (workshop presenter)
  • Veg and Vines Lifestyle Medicine Conference, Gisbourne NZ, January 2019 (conference presenter)
Speaker and host:
  • 7-day Immersion retreats in the Yarra Valley, Victoria:
    Next one: March 2024

Podcasts & interviews

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

Our March immersion is coming up soon and there are a couple of rooms still available. If you are quick you can even grab a single room with an ensuite. The immersion retreat runs from 3pm Sunday 10th March through to 10am Sunday 17th March. People report amazing health benefits from attending our immersion, many of which are experienced during the seven days. The most common ones are arthritis pain resolving, skin improving and better energy levels.We have been running these immersions since 2017 and from the feedback we get we know our program helps people transition to a healthier diet and lifestyle so they can go back home and implement changes that they can sustain on their journey to wellness. We often have participants who are more experienced in eating a whole food plant-based diet, and they always come away amazed at how much more there was to learn to optimise their diet and lifestyle. Here is what participants said about our most recent immersion in October last year:“The immersion was an amazing experience in a breathtaking environment. It was truly a wholistic approach to health with amazing role models, Jenny, Malcolm and Peter. We really need to clone such amazing people who walk their talk. Thank you for enriching my life.”“An excellent program of evidence-based health information highlighting the benefits of WFPB eating, presented by medically qualified people who are also great presenters. Perhaps most importantly they were passionate about sharing their knowledge and supporting participants to improve their health outcomes.”Come and join us. Where else in Australia can you find a medically supervised 7-day plant-based health immersion run by a team that is highly qualified in plant-based nutrition, lifestyle medicine and health coaching?More details and registration here - www.wholefoodsplantbasedhealth.com.au/immersion/ ... See MoreSee Less
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