175 episodes

Join show host, author and nutritionist Simon Hill as he sits down with doctors, nutritionists, dieticians, athletes and inspiring people from across the world. By breaking down the science, and listening to their stories and wisdom, together we can become more mindful and conscious of how we are living and the impact our food choices have on our health, the planet's health and all life on the planet. Importantly, in a world where diet has become very divisive Simon has created a safe space to talk about nutrition without judgement. Eat meat or dairy? That's not a problem. Simon encourages celebration of anyone taking the time to learn more about the food they put other plate. Adopting a more plant-based approach is not an all or nothing move. While this show is very much about bringing out the knowledge of the wonderful guests it's also good to know you are in good hands - Simon has a Bachelors degree in Physiotherapy, a Masters degree in Nutrition, is Certified in Plant Based Nutrition and is committed to bringing you agenda free evidence-based information. In addition Simon's first book The Proof is in the Plants was published early 2021 by Penguin. In it's debut week it was the #1 selling non-fiction book across Australia. To connect with Simon on socials you can find him on Instagram and Twitter @plant_proof.

Plant Proof - Evidence based nutrition Plant Based Nutrition & Inspirational Stories

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 355 Ratings

Join show host, author and nutritionist Simon Hill as he sits down with doctors, nutritionists, dieticians, athletes and inspiring people from across the world. By breaking down the science, and listening to their stories and wisdom, together we can become more mindful and conscious of how we are living and the impact our food choices have on our health, the planet's health and all life on the planet. Importantly, in a world where diet has become very divisive Simon has created a safe space to talk about nutrition without judgement. Eat meat or dairy? That's not a problem. Simon encourages celebration of anyone taking the time to learn more about the food they put other plate. Adopting a more plant-based approach is not an all or nothing move. While this show is very much about bringing out the knowledge of the wonderful guests it's also good to know you are in good hands - Simon has a Bachelors degree in Physiotherapy, a Masters degree in Nutrition, is Certified in Plant Based Nutrition and is committed to bringing you agenda free evidence-based information. In addition Simon's first book The Proof is in the Plants was published early 2021 by Penguin. In it's debut week it was the #1 selling non-fiction book across Australia. To connect with Simon on socials you can find him on Instagram and Twitter @plant_proof.

    Food ideology with Melanie Joy, PhD

    Food ideology with Melanie Joy, PhD

    In Episode #178 we hear from Harvard trained Psychologist Dr Melanie Joy on food ideology and speciesism. This is a condensed throwback of a previous episode we recorded together.

    Key things covered in this episode:

    - What lead Melanie to studying psychology and veganism
    - Learning how to communicate the vegan message
    - Cognitive dissonance and why people may react negatively to the vegan message
    - What is carnism and the system that disconnects us from our food
    - The difficulty of communicating the vegan message
    - Vegan allies and using psychology to open the conversation to non-vegans
    - The potential harm of using comparisons of slavery, the holocaust & rape
    - How to approach people in a way that they will be receptive to the message
    - Vegans using shaming techniques is demotivating
    - Moral superiority in vegans and privilege
    - Trauma narratives and toxic moral perfectionism
    - Finding a healthy process of communicating
    - Focusing on feeding compassion
    - The rapid growth of the vegan movement

    Resources:
    The 3 minute video on Carnism created by Melanie and her team Beyond Carnism that I referred to in this conversation
    Connect with Melanie on Instagram @beyondcarnism
    Carnism.org website
    Melanie's Book Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism, 10th Anniversary Edition
    The Vegan Matrix - another book written by Melanie exploring what she believes is a serious problem with the vegan movement: unexamined privilege.
    Melanie's 2015 TedX Talk Toward Rational, Authentic Food Choices

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    Simon Hill, Nutritionist, Sports Physiotherapist
    Creator of Plantproof.com and host of the Plant Proof Podcast
    Author of The Proof is in the Plants
    Connect with me on Instagram and Twitter
    Download my FREE two week meal plan
    Download my FREE blood test and supplement guides here

    • 48 min
    Lessons from First Nations people with Sanjay Rawal

    Lessons from First Nations people with Sanjay Rawal

    In Episode #177 I sit down with filmmaker Sanjay Rawal to talk about his film Gather which documents the growing movement among Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty.

    We cover:

    - The story behind Sanjay's documentary 'Gather'
    - What has led Sanjay to where he is today
    - The evolution of the food system and how it has affected indigenous communities
    - The exploitation of the natural environment in the United States by European settlers in the 1850s
    - The difference between Bison and Buffalo
    - Regenerative agriculture
    - Decentralising food production
    - Separating food systems from capitalism
    - Walmart and other major companies profiting off cheap labour and exploiting the environment
    - Paying attention to the food we eat and its environmental impact
    - Buying food locally and the importance of what you eat
    - The risk of losing Native American wisdom
    - The current state of Native Americans
    - The descendants of settlers and their relationship with Native Americans today
    - The lack of awareness of Native American history
    - Reparations and giving land back
    - What was shocking to Sanjay about his film 'Gather'
    - How we can support Native Americans

    and much more

    Resources:
    Gather the film
    Sanjay Rawal on Instagram
    Donate to support First Nations people via the non for profit First Nations Development Institute

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    If you are enjoying the Plant Proof podcast a great way to support the show is by leaving a review on the Apple podcast app. It only takes a few minutes and helps more people find the episodes.

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    Simon Hill, Nutritionist, Sports Physiotherapist
    Creator of Plantproof.com and host of the Plant Proof Podcast
    Author of The Proof is in the Plants
    Connect with me on Instagram and Twitter
    Download my FREE two week meal plan
    Download my FREE blood test and supplement guides here

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Inspiring change through delicious food with chef Matthew Kenney

    Inspiring change through delicious food with chef Matthew Kenney

    In Episode #176 I sit down with world renown chef, agent of change and entrepreneur Matthew Kenney to talk about his journey and ultimately how chefs are in a prime position to help the world make better food choices.

    Hope you enjoy the episode.

    Resources:
    Matthew Kenney website
    Matthew Kenney on Instagram

    Want to support the show?
    If you are enjoying the Plant Proof podcast a great way to support the show is by leaving a review on the Apple podcast app. It only takes a few minutes and helps more people find the episodes.

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    Simon Hill, Nutritionist, Sports Physiotherapist
    Creator of Plantproof.com and host of the Plant Proof Podcast
    Author of The Proof is in the Plants
    Connect with me on Instagram and Twitter
    Download my FREE two week meal plan
    Download my FREE blood test and supplement guides here

    • 59 min
    Is happiness the key to solving climate change with Nicholas Carter

    Is happiness the key to solving climate change with Nicholas Carter

    What if tackling the world's biggest problem, climate change, was not actually the world's biggest problem? What if solving happiness was - and in restoring happiness we would create a healthier planet?

    In episode #175 Environmental Scientist Nicholas Carter returns to give us an update on the health of our planet, explain what COP26 is, and offer a suggestion for what we may actually need to consider if we are going to create a brighter future for humanity.

    Hope you enjoy it.

    Resources:

    •World Resources Institute: Half a Degree and a World Apart: The Difference in Climate Impacts Between 1.5˚C and 2˚C of Warminghttps://www.wri.org/insights/half-degree-and-world-apart-difference-climate-impacts-between-15c-and-2c-warming
    •Animal Agriculture is the predominant source of methane accounting for roughly 32 percent of human-caused methane emissions. https://www.unep.org/news-and-stories/story/methane-emissions-are-driving-climate-change-heres-how-reduce-them
    •30% of historical cumulative CO₂ emissions are from land-use change. If the starting point is 1750 or earlier, this share just goes up (2020 Global Carbon Budget https://essd.copernicus.org/articles/12/3269/2020/) | https://ourworldindata.org/carbon-opportunity-costs-food
    •Wiedmann, T., Lenzen, M., Keyßer, L.T. et al. Scientists' warning on affluence. Nat Commun 11, 3107 (2020). https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-16941-y?fbclid=IwAR0AG6Lz_CcR2XY0uxVvKNmjnlWP0YLXl6iBcUfl8gcZmTjR7-ZVb3W3oes#citeas
    •Jason Hickel (2019) Is it possible to achieve a good life for all within planetary boundaries?, Third World Quarterly, 40:1, 18-35, DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2018.1535895 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01436597.2018.1535895
    •O'Neill et al (2018). A good life for all within planetary boundaries. Nature Sustainability, 1, 88. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-018-0021-4
    •Is Green Growth Possible? https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13563467.2019.1598964?journalCode=cnpe20
    •Jason Hickel (2021) What does degrowth mean? A few points of clarification, Globalizations, 18:7, 1105-1111, DOI: 10.1080/14747731.2020.1812222 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14747731.2020.1812222
    •77-100% of marginal agricultural lands (in New Zealand) could financially benefit from afforestation. West, Thales AP, et al. "Promotion of afforestation in New Zealand's marginal agricultural lands through payments for environmental services." Ecosystem Services 46 (2020): 101212.
    •~80% of soy goes to animal agriculture https://ourworldindata.org/soy
    •"All undisturbed natural ecosystems contain more soil organic carbon than their agricultural counterparts that, on average, sequester 25-75% less." Rattan Lal, Managing Soils and Ecosystems for Mitigatin...

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Using science to solve climate change with Dr Jonathan Foley

    Using science to solve climate change with Dr Jonathan Foley

    In Episode #174 we hear from Climate Scientist, Dr Jonathan Foley, on the current state of climate change and what we can do to help the planet heal.

    Specifically we cover:

    - Where we are headed if we don't address climate change
    - Climate change science becoming accepted by majority of society
    - The levers we can pull on climate change
    - Climate change solutions affecting people's careers
    - Current status of the world's carbon emissions
    - The biggest areas of focus for immediate change
    - The impact we are having on water
    - Regenerative beef
    - Plant-based meat alternatives
    - Carbon capture technology
    - Electric cars
    - The personal actions that we can take

    Resources:
    Dr Jonathan Foley on Twitter
    Project Drawdown website
    Seeing the whole chess board to stop climate change article
    Dr Foley's 'Beef Rules' article
    Yet to read my book? Get your copy of the The Proof is in the Plants here

    Want to support the show?
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    Simon Hill, Nutritionist, Sports Physiotherapist
    Creator of Plantproof.com and host of the Plant Proof Podcast
    Author of The Proof is in the Plants
    Connect with me on Instagram and Twitter
    Download my FREE two week meal plan
    Download my FREE blood test and supplement guides here

    • 28 min
    Is coffee healthy with Danny Lennon, Msc

    Is coffee healthy with Danny Lennon, Msc

    In Episode #173 I sit down with Danny Lennon to discuss the affect of coffee on our health.

    Specifically we cover:

    •What coffee is
    •What are the interesting components of coffee
    •Coffee, blood lipids and cardiovascular disease
    •Coffee and neurodegenerative disease (e.g Alzheimer's Dementia)
    •Coffee and anxiety
    •Coffee and depression
    •Coffee, caffeine and metabolism
    •Coffee and the microbiome
    •Coffee and IBS
    •De-caffeinated versus caffeinated coffee
    •Fast versus slow metabolisers of coffee
    •Recommendations for coffee consumption
    •and much more

    Resources:
    Sigma Nutrition Radio podcast and website
    Danny Lennon on Instagram and Twitter
    My episode on the Rich Roll podcast as mentioned in the introduction

    Want to support the show?
    If you are enjoying the Plant Proof podcast a great way to support the show is by leaving a review on the Apple podcast app. It only takes a few minutes and helps more people find the episodes.

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    Simon Hill, Nutritionist, Sports Physiotherapist
    Creator of Plantproof.com and host of the Plant Proof Podcast
    Author of The Proof is in the Plants
    Connect with me on Instagram and Twitter
    Download my FREE two week meal plan
    Download my FREE blood test and supplement guides here

    • 1 hr 18 min

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4.9 out of 5
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355 Ratings

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A lovely blend of conversations with people from around the World

Nature nut in Botswana ,

Conservationist in Botswana

Dear Simon, I truly love listening to your podcast!

Stumbling across one of your podcasts when I was looking for material on how eating properly is important to health and well-being, during a bout of COVID, was a god send. that one podcast and the numerous interviews I listened to thereafter have been truly inspiring.

I love the balanced approach you take and, being a scientist myself, how you take an evidence-based approach to everything: presenting the doubts one may have and dispelling all the misconceptions and confusion so many of us, myself included, have as we are bombarded with all the hype and misleading info out there when in search of quick answers, much of it orchestrated by the ‘titanic’ food industry.

There’s so many things to like in all the various interviews with your carefully chosen experts, all
Inspirational in their own right. however, it’s the way you conduct the interviews in a humble, unassuming way, as a mate would, that makes it special. It’s clear you have the gift.

Finally, love your book too and, besides all the great health benefit tips, super interesting references and all the best reasons we should really consider a plant based diet, my favorite part is how you shine a bright light on this very achievable, (actually), lifestyle choice as a way we can all contribute considerably to saving the planet - so needed right now, especially when the task ahead may seems so insurmountable and out of our individual hands.

As if my conservation career, working with people and elephants in the Okavango region of Botswana to promote human wildlife coexistence, wasn’t enough, your podcast has brought me closer to the mother ship: our intimate connection with nature and all the life-changing benefits up for grabs if we can just allow ourselves to overcome preconceptions, and learn to understand and appreciate a little more. Raising the curtain on this in many respects with your podcast has my full respect!

Anyway, thank you, thank you! And congratulations to you and the team.
I really look forward to hearing more.

Love and light
Graham

Big G's Mum! ,

Love your podcasts!

LOVE listening to your podcasts which I usually fit in whilst I’m driving. So informative and such great knowledge and detail on all aspects you cover. Keep up the amazing work - You are getting so much quality out into the public domain. Big thumbs up 😁👍

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