The Mac Twins, Lisa and Alana Macfarlane are popular TV presenters, DJs and gut health entrepreneurs.
From small beginning as hosts of a YouTube series, to hitting primetime TV on Channel 4, the Mac Twins are in-demand working alongside the likes of Aegon, Facebook and Visa, and appearing at The Allergy and Free From Show and Mad//Fest London.
As DJ’s there experience ranges from DJ’ing at the Olympics, Love Island and at Wembley Stadium. They’ve also hosted radio shows for Virgin Radio and BBC1, and presented top health and wellbeing events across the country.
In 2022, the twins were shortlisted for the GP Bullhound (otherwise known as the Oscars of the tech world) ‘Investor All Stars’ award.
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The Mac Twins have featured at or hosted for various events nationwide, including Stylist Live, Live Well London, the City Women’s Network Conference, D&A D Young Blood Festival, and London Food Tech Week. Other clients include Hogmanay, Virgin Radio, BBC 1Xtra, The Brits, Edinburgh Festival, and the NOD Awards.
Whilst The Mac Twins have featured on programmes including Sky News and Love Island Aftersun, they are best known for their 2023 series entitled Know Your Sh!t. With the aim to be fun and accessible, the show looks at what is normal and what isn’t about our bowels, as well as helping our overall health and well-being. Joined by a variety of medical experts, each episode looks at bowel-related complaints and how better gut health can improve overall health.
With their aim to bring gut health to the masses, The Mac Twins have produced two books, The Gut Stuff Book (2021) and The Gut Loving Cookbook (2022), both of which have made it onto Amazon bestseller lists. The Gut Stuff Book provides practical expert advice on achieving better gut health, finding itself on the ‘Preventive Medicine’ bestseller list, whereas the Cookbook provides over 65 gut-friendly savoury and sweet recipes. It would find itself on the bestseller lists for ‘Mind-Body Medicine’, ‘Medical Teaching Aids’ and ‘Preventive Medicine’.
They also bring their expertise on gut health and overall physical and mental well-being to their 38,000+ social media followers in an easy-to-understand format.
You can also hear their expertise on podcasts including Chew The Fat, Nobody Panic, Open Mind, The Microbiome Report, Friends with Friends, The Alt/HeaLTHY Podcast, Grief Cast, and Eat, Rave, Rest, Repeat.
For their work, the Mac Twins have won many of awards, including from the No 1 Amazing Women Awards 2020, The One Show – Gold Pencil – Design, Design Week, Gut and Glory, and the Best Gut Health Blog 2019.
The Mac Twins’ have been interested in gut health and wellbeing for several years, starting in 2015 with their YouTube series, which looks into ‘the gut microbiome’ and genetic conditions.
From the success of the YouTube series, the Mac Twins founded ‘the gut stuff’ – an online platform to help people with their own gut issues, and via the platform offer workplace wellness talks where they discuss the links between workplace stress and gut distress. Their workplace wellness clients include: WWF, Genius Gluten Free and the Royal Air Force, just to name a few…
The lines between work/life balance have never been so blurred, which is why it’s is now the direct responsibility of employers to ensure their staff are not only focusing on their wellness, but are given access to other businesses, experts and information to help them do so.
Their expertise also saw them sit on the NHS Food Review Board and achieve B Corp status. They also have produced a collection of gut-friendly snack bars and a mobile app so everyone can easily get to know their gut better!
These two young women are redefining their influencer status and really helping people Paul Armstrong. Forbes, Evening Standard
Most influential woman of 2021 Start Up Magazine
The unlikely champions for gut health The Telegraph
The straight-talking sisters are no Gwyneth Paltrow wannabes and their company isn’t part of the ‘eat like me, look like me’ brigade of Instagram. Instead, with the help of a wealth of experts researching this exciting new field, they’re on a mission to bring gut health to the masses. Evening Standard