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. 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 is based at Clinicare GP Clinic, Fitzroy, Melbourne and also provides Telehealth consultations for patients across Australia.

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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 10-week program or a 7-day Immersion retreat.

Future events:

  • 10-week lifestyle medicine program – online – starts 11 September
  • Plant-based nutrition webinar series: 4 sessions over 2 weeks, next series tbc
  • 7-day Plant-based health immersion retreat – next dates 21-28 November
  • 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:

On day two of the International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference T. Colin Campbell delivered his presentation with cognitive vitality that we would all like to have at age 87. He framed nutrition as a common explanation for chronic disease and the environmental crisis, estimating that 85% of chronic disease is due to diet. Dr Campbell presented data showing the strong association between animal protein intake and numerous diseases before addressing the evolution of the uncompromising interest in consuming protein that continues today. He outlined some of his research on the role of animal protein in cancer development and the mechanisms his team discovered – one of which is the suppression of immune cells that also fight viral infections like Covid-19. Campbell is not afraid of being outspoken, describing the US upper limit of protein intake, 35%, as a crime and "mob power" over science. He presented some interesting data and ideas on reductionism versus wholism – the one cause, one disease, one mechanism pharmaceutical approach versus whole plant foods working through countless phytonutrients, multiple mechanisms and having only good side effects. MC, Dr Scott Stoll commented, “I love the way you pull all the data together to reveal the truth”.Dr T Colin Campbell has presented at nearly every PBNHC conference since they began in 2013 and we appreciate the effort he puts in to develop a new talk each time. 👏#PBNHC2021 ... See MoreSee Less
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