Dr Malcolm Mackay – General medical practice and lifestyle medicine

Dr Malcolm Mackay is a General Practitioner with more than 35 years of experience in medical practice. He has a broad range of skills across the full spectrum of general practice and lifestyle medicine. 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 provides Lifestyle Medicine and Telehealth consultations for patients across Australia. He works with patients who wish to take a nutrition and lifestyle approach to optimise their health

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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 7-day Immersion retreat.

Future events:

  • 7-day Lifestyle Medicine immersion retreat – 8th-15th September.
  • Plant-based nutrition webinar series: 4 sessions over 2 1/2 weeks, next series starts October 2024. Dates tbc.


  • Consultations (in person)
  • Telehealth consultations (within Australia)


  • Nutrition one-day seminars
  • Nutrition & lifestyle 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

Melbourne Lifestyle MedicineVisit our new Lifestyle Medicine website

Recent conferences

  • International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference USA September 2023
  • Doctors For Nutrition Conference, Melbourne, February 2023
  • Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine Conference, Cairns, July 2022


  • Doctors For Nutrition Conference, Melbourne, February 2023
  • Doctors For Nutrition Conference, Melbourne, February 2019 (workshop presenter)
  • Veg and Vines Lifestyle Medicine Conference, Gisbourne NZ, January 2019 (conference presenter)
Speaker and host:
  • 7-day Immersion retreats in the Yarra Valley, Victoria:
    Next one: 8th-15th September 2024

Podcasts & interviews

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

3 weeks ago

Plant Based Health Australia
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