Dr Malcolm Mackay – General medical practice and lifestyle medicine

Dr Malcolm Mackay is a General Practitioner with 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 Skype 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. 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.

                                                     6-day Plant Based Health Immersion, 19-24 May 2019


Dr Mackay is experienced in all areas of
general practice including expertise in:

  • Nutrition
  • Diabetes management
  • Weight management
  • Travel medicine
  • Sports injuries
  • Skin conditions
  • Implanon

Qualifications & Training


  • BMBS – Flinders University (1984)
  • Graduate Diploma in Human Nutrition – Deakin University (1993)

Additional training

  • Board Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician (IBLM)
  • Plant Based Nutrition Certificate – eCornell
  • Certificate of Sports Medicine
  • Hyperbaric Medicine Certificate
  • Certificate of Family Planning

Affiliations / Memberships

  • Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine
  • American College of Lifestyle Medicine
  • Australian Medical Association
  • GP Affiliate, Monash University
  • Doctors For Nutrition

Recent conferences attended

  • International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference USA, September 2018
  • Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine Conference Melbourne, August 2018

Recent presentations and interviews

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

We met Dan Boyle a few years ago on a McDougall adventure holiday and we can attest to his thriving on a whole food plant-based diet. He posted his story today and when we asked if we could share it publicly he wrote "If I can help someone prevent or reverse heart disease with my story I'm glad to share". We encourage you to share it further. Here is Dan's testimonial:

"I experienced a significant life-changing event 15 years ago on this date. I had a stent implanted into my left anterior descending artery to relieve a 100% blockage that caused a heart attack. As doctors and nurses repeatedly told me I was lucky to be alive. I immediately began a journey to reverse heart disease by changing to a healthy whole food plant based vegan diet. With the support and inspiration of my wife I rejected the drug protocol prescribed by my cardiologist which caused numerous side effects, in favor of a cholesterol-lowering plant-based diet. It was the best decision of my life. I now enjoy optimal health and a fantastic quality of life.

Individuals who have experienced a heart attack are at a far greater risk of having a second episode within five years, and up to 40% to 50% of people with heart failure die within five years of diagnosis. I did not want to be one of those statistics, so I took charge of my own health by adapting the healthiest of dietary lifestyles along with a heart healthy exercise program. Heart disease can be prevented, reversed and life enhanced by adapting a healthy whole food plant-based diet. Take the time to view the video Fully Consensual Heart Disease Treatment from NutritionFacts.org that I am posting under separate cover on Facebook to learn more about a viable option most heart patients including myself are never offered by their cardiologist.

Thanks to the books of doctors like Dr. John McDougall and the recipes of Mary McDougall and the encouragement of my wife Becky I thrive today. All of us are pictured below on a McDougall's Adventure Vacation in Alaska five years ago."

PS Alas we did not travel on McDougall's Alaskan adventure - it sold out within 24hrs!

#TestimonialTuesday (on Thursday!)

Kick off your journey to optimal health by spending 6 days with us on our immersion retreat, details here: www.wholefoodsplantbasedhealth.com.au/immersion/

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