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. His practice is based at  Clinicare, Fitzroy, Melbourne. He also provides Telehealth consultations for patients across Australia.

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:

  • One day plant-based nutrition seminar: face-to-face seminars are on hold until further notice
  • 6-day Plant-based health immersion retreat, 4th to 9th October 2020


  • 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:

Plant Based Health Australia's Dr Malcolm Mackay is featured in this week's RheumatoidSolutions* podcast interview by Clint Paddison - rheumatoidsolutions.com/benefits-healthy-lifestyle/

Note this interview was recorded in mid-February which is why there is no mention of COVID-19 and we were about to head down to Anglesea to run our first immersion retreat for 2020 (which was a great success!).

Due to the uncertainty around COVID-19 our immersions are on hold for the next 6 months. We are hoping to run two immersions in the last quarter of 2020:
- 4th to 9th October 2020
- 29th November to 4th December
You can find more information and register interest in one of our immersions at this link: www.wholefoodsplantbasedhealth.com.au/immersion/

We hope you enjoy the podcast, which can also be watched on YouTube 😁

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