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 from other regions of 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 seminars and webinars and often speak at public and private events.

Future events:

  • One day plant-based nutrition seminar: next seminar 16th February 2020
  • 6-day Plant-based health immersion retreat, 23rd to 28th February 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:

Our first 6-day plant-based health immersion retreat for 2020 begins in 2 weeks time, from Sunday 23rd to Friday 28th February in the beautiful seaside town of Anglesea. The weather should be lovely along the Victorian Surf Coast in late February. If you join us you will enjoy delicious whole food plant-based meals prepared by Diggers Vegie Kitchen, plus cooking demonstrations, yoga, meditation, films and benefit from the educational lectures by ourselves - Dr Malcolm Mackay (General Practitioner and Lifestyle Medicine expert) and Jenny Cameron (Nutritionist/Librarian).

This immersion retreat is perfect for people who want to achieve optimal health and wellbeing through a healthy lifestyle. If you are suffering from a chronic disease you can make significant lifestyle changes with the reassurance of medical supervision at hand. If you are already living a healthy lifestyle we will help you tweak it to achieve optimal health and have the best chance of preventing heart disease, diabetes, cancer and autoimmune diseases. Wherever you are on the spectrum this immersion is an excellent way to kick start your health transformation in a community of like-minded people.

We ask our immersion participants at the end of the week if they have experienced any health changes during the immersion and this is what one group wrote up on the white board. When they eat whole food plant-based for 6 days straight some remarkable changes can occur. We also check in with participants after the immersion - via online meetings, online social media groups and bimonthly webinars so we get to hear how people are doing down the track. Many of them tell us the immersion was life changing.

We still have a couple of places available for February and this is the last chance to register as we can't guarantee rooms at the resort beyond this week. Details here: www.wholefoodsplantbasedhealth.com.au/immersion/

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