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Michelle McMacken, MD

Michelle McMacken, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician and an assistant professor of medicine at NYU School of Medicine. An honors graduate of Yale University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, she has more than ten years of experience practicing primary care, directing a medical weight-loss program, and teaching doctors-in-training at Bellevue Hospital Center in NYC.  An enthusiastic supporter of plant-based nutrition, she is committed to educating patients, medical students, and doctors about the power of healthy eating and lifestyle modification.

All Contributions from Michelle McMacken, MD (8)

3 Common Cholesterol Myths, Busted!

Your blood cholesterol levels have a profound impact on your risk of cardiovascular disease, so it’s important to understand the facts about…

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I Have PCOS. What Should I Eat?

PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) is common among women of reproductive age. Hallmarks include irregular periods, insulin resistance, and an excess of male…

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Why Feeding Your Gut Bacteria Might Be the Secret to Better Health

Our gut bacteria influence our health in profound ways. They help digest food, make key nutrients, fight harmful organisms, protect our gut…

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Why I Recommend a High-Carb Diet for My Patients with Diabetes

I have many patients with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes in my internal medicine practice. When I ask what foods they think…

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5 Reasons Why We Should Eat More Beans

Why should we eat beans? There are so many reasons! LONGEVITY: Beans and other legumes (lentils, peas, etc.) are the most important…

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7 Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Meat

People go plant-based for lots of reasons. These include losing weight, feeling more energetic, reducing the risk of heart disease, decreasing the…

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12 Tips for Healthy Weight Loss … with Benefits Beyond the Scale

As an internal medicine physician and director of an obesity program, I am all too familiar with the struggle that many people…

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Top 5 Misconceptions About Food: A Doctor’s Daily Experience

As a primary care doctor, I spend my days taking care of patients with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease,…

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