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, begins 18th October
  • 6-day Plant-based health immersion retreat 29th November to 4th December 2020, register interest now
  • 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:

Our Reverse Heart Disease webinar starts in a few hours...

You can still register up until 5pm today. NB Alas, payment isn't automatic on registration - we have to generate an invoice - so you won't receive the meeting details until you have paid.“If there is anyone reading this over the age of ten, the question isn’t whether you want to eat healthier to prevent heart disease but whether or not you want to reverse the heart disease you very likely already have.”
- Dr Michael Greger in his book How Not to Die.

Reverse heart disease with whole food plant-based nutrition

In this webinar presentation on Thursday 15th October @ 7:30pm Dr Malcolm Mackay will share his insights into what it takes to make yourself "heart attack proof". Cost $25.

Topics included:
- The role of drugs and procedures in treating heart disease
- Why the current medical approach to risk factor management is flawed
- How plant-based nutrition improves heart health through multiple mechanisms
- Your endothelium and how to nurture it
- Controversies around nuts, seeds and oils
- What to eat to optimise heart health
- Q&A with Dr Malcolm Mackay

Register for Thursday's webinar here: www.wholefoodsplantbasedhealth.com.au/plant-based-nutrition-seminars/heart-disease-webinar/

If you are new to a whole food plant-based diet consider signing up for our introduction to whole food plant-based nutrition webinar series which starts next Sunday 18th October @ 3pm. Cost $90 for 4 sessions. See www.wholefoodsplantbasedhealth.com.au/plant-based-nutrition-seminars/webinars/

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