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The Proof Podcast is a space for science-based conversation. Together with his guests, Simon Hill, a qualified physiotherapist and nutritionist, explores the health and longevity benefits that come with mastering physical exercise, nutrition, mindfulness, recovery, sleep, and alignment. Facts, nuance and trustworthy recommendations minus the hyperbole. All the proof you need to live better for longer.

The Proof with Simon Hill Live better for longer

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 494 Ratings

The Proof Podcast is a space for science-based conversation. Together with his guests, Simon Hill, a qualified physiotherapist and nutritionist, explores the health and longevity benefits that come with mastering physical exercise, nutrition, mindfulness, recovery, sleep, and alignment. Facts, nuance and trustworthy recommendations minus the hyperbole. All the proof you need to live better for longer.

    Metabolic health truths | Christos Mantzoros MD, DSc, PhD

    Metabolic health truths | Christos Mantzoros MD, DSc, PhD

    Episode #322. Did you know that 30% of cancers are related to obesity? Join me as I sit down with Harvard Professor and endocrinologist Dr Christos Mantzoroz to discuss fatty liver disease, metabolic health, and hormones.
    You’ll learn about why so many people are obese and whether you can be overweight and healthy. Dr Mantzoroz breaks down budget-friendly ways to evaluate your metabolic health, explains how hormones affect your weight, and offers his insight on how to treat obesity. Overall, this episode is a masterclass in metabolic health and fatty liver disease.

    Specifically, we discuss:

    Introduction to The Latest Obesity Research Findings (00:00)

    The Evolving Understanding of Obesity Science (03:49)

    Uncovering New Fat Storage Mechanisms (10:57)

    Modern Techniques for Accurate Body Fat Measurement (15:02)

    Why Maintaining Weight Loss Is So Challenging (20:01)

    Evolutionary Insights into Human Fat Storage (25:12)

    How Leptin Regulates Energy Balance and Health (29:17)

    New Approaches to Break Through Weight Set Points (39:27)

    Environment's Role in Weight Gain Beyond Diet (45:49)

    Decoding the Genetics of Fat Storage and Metabolism (52:59)

    Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Explained (55:40)

    Evidence-Based Nutrition for Optimal Liver Health (01:05:25)

    Promising Advances in Non-Invasive Liver Tests (01:10:49)

    Oestrogen's Impact on Metabolism (01:20:14)

    The Link Between Liver Fat and Insulin Resistance (01:22:04)

    Addressing America's Growing Metabolic Health Crisis (01:26:11)

    Outro (01:27:11)


    Connect with Christos Mantzoros, MD DSc PhD h.c. mult. on LinkedIn, and discover his work here.
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    Simon Hill, MSc, BSc (Hons)
    Creator of theproof.com and host of The Proof with Simon Hill
    Author of The Proof is in the Plants
    Watch the episodes on YouTube or listen on Apple/Spotify
    Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
    Nourish your gut with my Plant-Based Ferments Guide
    Download my complimentary Two-Week Meal Plan and high protein Plant Performance recipe book

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Clearing up nutrition confusion | Simon Hill, Msc, Bsc

    Clearing up nutrition confusion | Simon Hill, Msc, Bsc

    Episode #321. You’ve heard me interview hundreds of nutrition experts; now it’s time for me to share my comprehensive views on nutrition, health, and longevity. Join me as I’m interviewed by André Duqum in this conversation originally recorded for the Know Thyself podcast.
    This episode covers the foundations of healthy eating and my take on common nutrition controversies. You’ll learn how to decode health information you find online, why a plant-focused diet is the best way forward, and how to discover the optimal diet for you. Overall, we discuss what to eat and avoid, when to eat, and how your food choices impact your body and the planet.

    Specifically, we discuss:

    Understanding Nutrition Science (04:07)

    The Role of Observational Studies in Nutrition (09:18)

    What Is the Most Beneficial Diet for Humans? (13:12)

    Simon Hill's Personal Journey and Motivation (19:38)

    Five Pillars of Longevity (27:50)

    Importance of Protein in the Diet (31:27)

    Understanding Seed Oils and Polyunsaturated Fats (50:23)

    Importance of Fibre in the Diet (58:32)

    Choosing the Best Animal Proteins (01:10:06)

    Role of Fake Meats in a Plant-Based Diet (01:14:52)

    Metabolic Health and Dietary Fats (01:19:40)

    Supplementation and Nutrient Gaps (01:24:22)

    Debunking Myths About Anti-Nutrients in Plants (01:30:20)

    The Soy Controversy Explained (01:38:20)

    Challenges of Plant-Based Diets (01:41:29)

    Environmental Impact of Diet Choices (01:59:04)

    Optimising Meal Timing (02:07:07)

    Importance of Relationships for Longevity (02:12:52)


    Connect with André Duqum on Instagram, and discover the Know Thyself podcast on Instagram or at the official website, https://www.knowthyself.one/.

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    Simon Hill, MSc, BSc (Hons)
    Creator of theproof.com and host of The Proof with Simon Hill
    Author of The Proof is in the Plants
    Watch the episodes on YouTube or listen on Apple/Spotify
    Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
    Nourish your gut with my Plant-Based Ferments Guide
    Download my complimentary Two-Week Meal Plan and high protein Plant Performance recipe book

    • 2 hrs 29 min
    New heart disease test you should order | Thomas Dayspring, Md

    New heart disease test you should order | Thomas Dayspring, Md

    Episode #320. Are you part of the 20% of people with this dangerous gene? There’s a cheap, simple test you can do just once in your life to find out. Join me as I sit down with renowned lipidologist Dr Thomas Dayspring to help you understand Lipoprotein(a) and the test that might change your life.
    In this episode, you’ll learn what Lp(a) is and how it can affect your cardiovascular disease risk through two key pathways. Dr Dayspring unpacks why it’s so important to test, how to ask for this test, and what to do with your results.

    Specifically, we discuss:

    Introduction (00:00)

    Demystifying Lipoprotein(a): An Overview of its Role in Cardiovascular Health (02:54)

    Genetic Inheritance Patterns and Variability of Lipoprotein(a) (10:11)

    Drug Development Strategies for Reducing Lipoprotein(a) Levels (14:50)

    Exploring the Functional Role and Genetic Variations of Lipoprotein(a) (20:27)

    Inside the Artery Walls: Mechanisms and Structure of Lipoprotein(a) (32:34)

    A Deep Dive in Production to Measurement of Lipoprotein(a) (42:32)

    Identifying High-Risk Indicators for Lipoprotein(a) (58:54)

    Statins and Elevated Lipoprotein(a): Understanding the Relationship (01:11:42)

    Exploring PCSK9 Inhibitors in Lipoprotein(a) Management (01:20:30)

    Emerging Treatments and Future Therapies for Lowering Lipoprotein(a) (01:31:22)

    Exploring Lifestyle Considerations and Alternative Therapies (01:34:42)

    Oxidized Phospholipids and Their Role in Cardiovascular Health (01:43:15)

    Relationship Between Oxidized Phospholipids and Lipoprotein(a) (01:52:00)

    Understanding Aortic Valve Calcification and Its Link to Lipoprotein(a) (01:59:40)

    Key Takeaways and Future Landscape of Lipoprotein(a) Treatments (02:06:52)

    Conclusion and Final Remarks (02:13:30)


    Connect with Dr Thomas Dayspring on Twitter/X. Listen to our previous lipid series and download the cheat sheet here.

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    Simon Hill, MSc, BSc (Hons)
    Creator of theproof.com and host of The Proof with Simon Hill
    Author of The Proof is in the Plants
    Watch the episodes on YouTube or listen on Apple/Spotify
    Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
    Nourish your gut with my Plant-Based Ferments Guide
    Download my complimentary Two-Week Meal Plan and high protein Plant Performance recipe book

    • 2 hrs 20 min
    Small blood vessels matter too | Michael Hill, PhD

    Small blood vessels matter too | Michael Hill, PhD

    Episode #319. Join me today as I sit down with a very special guest: my dad, Professor Michael Hill, PhD. Dad’s journey as a scientist has inspired my own work and taken our family across the globe, and I’m honoured to host him as he shares his story from early career discoveries to current research.
    As well as getting an inside look at Dr Hill’s academic career, you’ll learn about microvasculature (very small blood vessels), including what they are and how they impact human health. Dad also shares his experience with a heart attack, offers advice on preventing atherosclerosis, and weighs in on the Ozempic and vaping conversations.

    Specifically, we discuss:

    Introduction (00:00)

    Childhood Memories and Early Interests (03:19)

    Pursuing a Career in Biochemistry (08:36)

    Microvasculature and Diabetes Research (12:12)

    Early Research on Investigating Blood Properties and Diabetes (17:44)

    Family Stories and Moving to the U.S. (28:47)

    Returning to Australia and Continued Research (36:39)

    Exploring Microvessel Behaviours: Research at RMIT (41:34)

    Dealing with Health Challenges and Maintaining Work-Life Balance (46:20)

    Understanding Microvascular Functions and Cardiac Health (50:32)

    Exploring Vessel Constriction and Small Blockages: A Closer Look (01:00:15)

    Understanding the Impact of Large Arterial Stiffness on Vascular Health (01:07:01)

    Identifying Risk Factors: A Comprehensive Approach to Vascular Well-being (01:11:01)

    Personal Views on the Evolution of Scientific Research Access (01:19:39)

    Returning to the USA: Advancing Research on Blood Vessel Mechanisms (01:21:58)

    COVID-19 and Metabolic Syndromes: Exploring the Early Research Connections (01:27:30)

    Current Research and Future Directions (01:29:29)

    Reflecting on a Career Dedicated to Science: Family, Achievements, and Future Directions (01:34:48)


    If you’re interested in learning more about Dad’s work and career, head to his profile here.

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    Simon Hill, MSc, BSc (Hons)
    Creator of theproof.com and host of The Proof with Simon Hill
    Author of The Proof is in the Plants

    • 1 hr 49 min
    New study on protein, healthy aging and longevity ft. Layne Norton & Dr Matthew Nagra | Simon Hill, Msc, Bsc

    New study on protein, healthy aging and longevity ft. Layne Norton & Dr Matthew Nagra | Simon Hill, Msc, Bsc

    Episode #318. 50,000 women. 30 years of follow-up. The results of a new study are in: learn the truth about how your protein intake will affect your long-term health. What kind of protein should you consume? How much? And what difference will it really make on longevity?
    Today, I’m unpacking the results from the new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, “Dietary protein intake in midlife in relation to healthy aging - results from prospective Nurses' Health Study cohort”.
    This new study from researchers at Harvard University and Tufts University has been regularly misinterpreted online, and in this episode, I’ll set the facts straight. Learn the three most important protein takeaways from this study, hear my take on Layne Norton’s interpretation, and crack the code to using protein as a tool for healthy aging.

    Specifically, I cover:

    Introduction to Protein and Longevity (00:00)

    Study Overview and Methodology (01:24)

    Key Findings on Protein Sources (05:33)

    Lane Norton's Review and Critique (06:38)

    Analysis of Different Protein Types (10:02)

    Practical Recommendations for Protein Intake (17:13)

    Conclusion and Final Thoughts (21:34)


    If you’re interested in the Danish Dietary Guidelines, you can find them in English here.

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    Simon Hill, MSc, BSc (Hons)
    Creator of theproof.com and host of The Proof with Simon Hill
    Author of The Proof is in the Plants
    Watch the episodes on YouTube or listen on Apple/Spotify
    Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
    Nourish your gut with my Plant-Based Ferments Guide
    Download my complimentary Two-Week Meal Plan and high protein Plant Performance recipe book

    • 24 min
    The missing ingredient to living longer, healthier and happier | Kasley Killam, MPH

    The missing ingredient to living longer, healthier and happier | Kasley Killam, MPH

    Episode #317. Are you neglecting your social health without realising it? We know connection is the often-forgotten pillar of wellbeing and longevity – but how much of a difference does it truly make to your physical and mental health? More than you might think. Join me as I sit down with Kasley Killam, a leading expert in social health, to discover the science behind why relationships are so critical to our well-being.
    In this episode, Kasley Killam paints a comprehensive picture of the importance of social health and how you can foster it. You’ll learn how connection affects physical and mental health, what good social health is, and how to achieve it. We also discuss what to do about difficult relationships, how to build a strong relationship with yourself, and how to fit intentional connection into a busy schedule.

    Specifically, we discuss:

    Introduction to Kasley Killam and Her New Book (00:00)

    What is Social Health? (03:11)

    The Importance of Social Health (06:17)

    Mechanisms Linking Social Health and Physical Health (11:04)

    Practical Tips to Boost Your Social Health (16:48)

    Overcoming Challenges & Misconceptions About Social Health (20:44)

    Personal Practices and Experiments (22:29)

    Building and Assessing Social Health (34:32)

    The Decline of Friendships and Social Health (44:32)

    Impact of Technology on Social Connections (47:10)

    Work Trends and Social Health (49:11)

    Public Health and Social Health Innovations (50:12)

    Fostering Social Health in the Corporate World (54:11)

    Decode Your Social Health Style (01:00:37)

    Self-Compassion and Building a Relationship with Yourself (01:15:04)

    Envisioning a Socially Healthy Future (01:22:08)

    Conclusion and Final Thoughts (01:23:37)


    Head to https://www.kasleykillam.com/ to learn more about Kasley Killam’s work and purchase her new book, The Art and Science of Connection. Connect with her on Instagram, Twitter/X, and LinkedIn, and subscribe to her newsletter here.

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    Simon Hill, MSc, BSc (Hons)
    Creator of theproof.com and host of The Proof with Simon Hill
    Author of The Proof is in the Plants

    • 1 hr 31 min

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4.9 out of 5
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494 Ratings

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Great Show backed up by evidence

Being a physiotherapist myself and struggling with a disability, I see myself drawn to the importance of science-backed nutrition in optimising my quality of life. I accidentally stumbled upon Simon and first of all I applaud his efforts in breaking down nuances in nutrition health and wellbeing and moreover I truly appreciate his advice to the general public to always go to the experts in the respective fields than to amateurs using evidence to their ideology ( 9/10 times quite irrational). I love that Simon sticks within his area of expertise and acknowledges professional and knowledge boundaries. I love listening to the podcasts and Simon’s way of extracting the best from the experts hosted on this show. Best wishes and thank you Simon- A great fan from the UK👍

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By far my favourite podcast. I’ve learnt so much & i am forever repeating the knowledge I’ve learnt, many people think I’m a nutritionist & I may even consider a career change as health is often misunderstood. So many expert guests & Simons on the ball with his questions, often rephrasing them, so we can understand them better. It’s also all inclusive with many topics on female health, different dietary lifestyles & scientific studies.

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The episodes with Alyssa Olenick were excellent. I seen Alyssa live in the UK in 2023 and her level of detail and analysis which was then delivered in a really easy to understand way was fantastic.

This podcast was great in demonstrating key evidenced based approaches and information from a compassionate and supportive doc and great to see such a level of research involving women. 🤩

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