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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 • 380 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.

    Producing animal proteins without animals with Josh Tetrick

    Producing animal proteins without animals with Josh Tetrick

    In Episode #214, I sit down with Josh Tetrick to discuss reshaping our food system towards plant-based products and slaughter-free meat alternatives.

    As animal-free proteins grow in popularity, technologies for creating them are too. Josh Tetrick wants to reshape our food system, and joins me today to share his journey with Eat Just. Josh is committed to facilitating innovation in the plant-based sphere and offers valuable insight into emerging technologies in today's episode.

    In this episode, we discuss business as a force for change and the future of the animal-free industry. Josh shares some of his story, explaining where he found the drive to act and how he raised more than half a billion dollars. We look deeper into Eat Just's products, specifically their very successful "Just Egg". We also discuss the nutritional profile of cultivated meat and other plant-based alternatives; challenges Josh has overcome; and the benefits of alternative products.

    Specifically, we cover:

    •Intro [0:00]
    •Josh's Story [2:20]
    •Having the Courage to Act [9:51]
    •Evaluating the Meat Industry [20:12]
    •The Mission of JUST [29:10]
    •Negative Press & The Egg Industry [47:27]
    •Cultivated Meat [1:10:30]
    •Challenges & Pushback [1:36:24]
    •Nutritional Profile [1:44:58]
    •Skeptics & Timeline [1:48:32]
    •Outro [2:05:47]

    To connect with Josh, you can find him on Twitter or send him an email. You can also learn more about Eat Just at their website, and discover the future of cultivated meats at the Good Meat website.

    Thank you to The Proof friend Eimele Essential 8 for sponsoring today's episode. Eimele Essential 8 offers the right nutrients, in the right doses, to complement a plant-rich diet. To save 5% on your first order, head to theproof.com/friends.
    Make sure to head to theproof.com/podcast for the full show notes.

    Enjoy, friends.

    Simon

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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
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    • 2 hrs 8 min
    Building a strong immune system with Dr. Jenna Macciochi

    Building a strong immune system with Dr. Jenna Macciochi

    In Episode #213, Dr Jenna Macciochi joins me for a deep dive into the human immune system.

    "Immunity" has become a buzzword in health spheres at the moment. From supplement marketing to recipe promotion, there seem to be countless quick-fix products or ingredients to "boost" and improve the immune system. But is there any validity to these claims? Dr Jenna Macciochi joins me today to look deeper into what actually creates a balanced immune system.

    In this episode, we cover broader explanations of what the immune system is and what it does before getting into the finer details. Dr Macciochi also provides an abundance of applicable information, explaining the mechanisms behind what impacts the immune system. We discuss the extent of control we have over our own immune system, indications of a disrupted immune system, and the importance of gut health. Dr Macciochi also shares insight into vaccines, inflammation, diet, and supplementation.

    Specifically, we cover:

    •Intro [0:00]
    •Becoming an Immunologist [5:38]
    •Explaining the Immune System [9:00]
    •Impact of Genetics [15:05]
    •Immunity & Immune-Washing [19:07]
    •Reaction to Virus' [28:04]
    •Pregnancy & Childhood [31:00]
    •Understanding Your Immunity [44:53]
    •Bacterial VS Viral Infections [56:00]
    •Antibiotics [58:48]
    •Germ vs Terrain Theory [1:04:36]
    •Natural Immunity [1:09:23]
    •Inflammation Explained [1:18:38]
    •Anti-Inflammatory Diets [1:29:28]
    •Phytonutrients & Toxic Plants [1:44:31]
    •Eat the Rainbow [1:57:52]
    •Beta-Glucans [2:05:40]
    •Animal Foods [2:07:37]
    •Healthy Fats [2:12:48]
    •Supplementing Vitamins [2:16:04]
    •Outro [2:32:10]

    To connect with Dr Jenna Macciochi, you can do so on Instagram, Twitter, and her website. Make sure to check out her first book Immunity: The Science of Staying Well. Her new book, Your Blueprint for Strong Immunity, is now available as well.

    Thank you to The Proof friend Eimele Essential 8 for sponsoring today's episode. Eimele Essential 8 offers the right nutrients, in the right doses, to complement a plant-rich diet. To save 5% on your first order, head to theproof.com/friends.
    Make sure to head to theproof.com/podcast for the full show notes.

    Enjoy, friends.
    Simon

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    • 2 hrs 33 min
    Creatine for brain health & physical performance with Dr Eric Rawson

    Creatine for brain health & physical performance with Dr Eric Rawson

    In Episode #212, Dr Eric Rawson joins me to examine the muscular and cognitive effects of creatine.
    Performance supplementation is a flooded field. With supplementation sceptics on one hand and relentless marketing promotion on the other, it can be difficult to know what to believe. Dr Eric Rawson joins me today for an in-depth conversation on creatine, breaking down everything you need to know about this widely studied compound.

    In this episode, we cover the basics of creatine consumption and push deeper into specific, common questions people may have. You will learn about the muscular performance and brain health benefits of creatine for people of different demographics, including age, gender, and diet. Dr Rawson also outlines dosage guidelines, addresses common concerns people may have, and speaks to the evidence we have about safety.

    Specifically, we cover:

    •Intro [0:00]
    •Breakthrough Creatine Research [1:53]
    •What Creatine is [11.00]
    •Is Creating Essential? [12:48]
    •Testing Creatine Levels [17:10]
    •Vegetarian vs Omnivore [23:01]
    •Improving Performance [28:40]
    •Analyzing Other Compounds [52:24]
    •Safety of Supplements [1:05:48]
    •Gender Impact [1:21:30]
    •Creating Dosage [1:27:50]
    •Brain Health & Creatine [1:29:06]
    •Outro [1:57:55]

    Dr Rawson offers specific guidelines that you can action, as well as covering the science behind why. In a world where anyone and everyone online makes nutrition claims, it's critical to have reliable, rigorous evidence to support these. I hope you found this episode clarifying and useful.

    If you enjoyed hearing from Dr Rawson, you can connect with him via Twitter. You can also read more at his university faculty page, or email him if you have further questions.

    Thank you to The Proof friend Eimele Essential 8 for sponsoring today's episode. Eimele Essential 8 offers the right nutrients, in the right doses, to complement a plant-rich diet. To save 5% on your first order, head to theproof.com/friends.
    Make sure to head to theproof.com/podcast for the full show notes.

    Enjoy, friends.

    Simon

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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
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    • 2 hrs 2 min
    The future of dairy with Dr Jared Raynes

    The future of dairy with Dr Jared Raynes

    In Episode #211, I sit down with Dr Jared Raynes to discuss precision fermentation and the future of dairy.

    As our world becomes more populated and animal agriculture continues to unsustainably expand, we need to examine alternatives to the products people know and love. While animal-free dairy may sound like an impossible feat, innovation in the field of precision fermentation is proving otherwise. Dr Jared Raynes joins me today to explain what precision fermentation is, where this technology is now, and where it can take us in the future.

    By listening to this episode, you'll gain an understanding of what precision fermentation is from both a scientific and outcome-based perspective. We break down the benefits of animal-free dairy, explain how it is created, and address potential concerns about genetic modification. Dr Raynes also offers insight into where this technology is used already, where it's heading, and when we can expect to see animal-free dairy products on the shelves.

    Specifically, we cover:

    •Intro [0:00]
    •Biochemistry & Jared's story [4:08]
    •Studying recreating casein [8:59]
    •Alternative protein companies [24:45]
    •Precision fermentation explained [27:39]
    •GMOs: what can go wrong [33:00]
    •What's possible with precision fermentation [41:25]
    •Environmental changes [53:00]
    •Looking forward [1:00:15]
    •Outro [1:17:40]

    If you found this episode insightful, you can connect with Dr Raynes on LinkedIn. You can also discover more of All G Foods, who Dr Raynes works for, on their website, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn profiles. Learn more about their brands Buds Burger and Milk Cell through the linked websites.

    Thank you to The Proof friend Eimele Essential 8 for sponsoring today's episode. Eimele Essential 8 offers the right nutrients, in the right doses, to complement a plant-rich diet. To save 5% on your first order, head to theproof.com/friends.
    Make sure to head to theproof.com/podcast for the full show notes.

    Enjoy, friends.

    Simon

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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
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Using science to build muscle and grow stronger with Stuart Phillips, PhD

    Using science to build muscle and grow stronger with Stuart Phillips, PhD

    In Episode #210, Professor Stuart Phillips returns to expand on our conversation about using science to improve training outcomes.

    One very common criticism of a plant-based diet is that it's difficult to meet protein requirements due to both quantity and quality of plant-based protein sources. "Evidence" provided for this often centres around amino acid profiles, linking back to the DIAAS and PDCAAS protein scoring systems. Today, Professor Stuart Phillips offers clarity on this topic and much more useful information on what to consume, in what form, and when.

    In this episode, we cover a whole suite of information that is highly relevant and applicable for those looking to improve their training outcomes. In addition to briefly revisiting the basics of protein consumption, we discuss distribution and timing, protein needs for older people, and protein quality scoring systems. We also dive into supplementation for those looking to improve performance and muscle protein synthesis, including caffeine, beta alanine, nitrates, creatine, omega-3s, and hormones.

    Specifically, we discuss:

    •Intro [0:00]
    •Protein distribution [1:20]
    •Scoring systems for protein [11:13]
    •Supplements for performance [28:08]
    •Sodium bicarbonate [43:40]
    •Nitrates [51:29]
    •Creatine [56:10]
    •Omega 3s [1:05:25]
    •Hormones & protein synthesis [1:10:30]
    •Aging & muscle gain [1:13:20]
    •Exciting new studies [1:24:12]
    •Outro [1:27:19]

    To listen to my previous conversation with Professor Philips, head to Episode #190. You can also learn more about him via the McMaster University profile, and connect with him on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

    If you found this episode informative and a looking for ways to introduce more plant-based protein into your diet, you can download my free recipe eBook, Plant Perform. This recipe guide includes high-protein recipes and more to optimise physical performance and recovery.

    Thank you to The Proof friend Eimele Essential 8 for sponsoring today's episode. Eimele Essential 8 offers the right nutrients, in the right doses, to complement a plant-rich diet. To save 5% on your first order, head to theproof.com/friends.

    Make sure to head to theproof.com/podcast for the full show notes.

    Enjoy, friends.

    Simon

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

    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
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Omega 3's during pregnancy and lactation with Kristina Harris, PhD

    Omega 3's during pregnancy and lactation with Kristina Harris, PhD

    In Episode #209, I sit down with Dr Kristina Harris Jackson to deep dive into the effects of omega-3 consumption on lactation and pregnancy.

    Dr Kristina Harris Jackson furthers The Proof's exploration of omega-3s in this episode, offering her expertise in a discussion centred around maternal health. Nutrition during pregnancy can be a sensitive and confusing topic; when parents are trying to do everything they can to ensure optimal health outcomes, the abundance of available information is overwhelming. Today, Dr Harris Jackson provides some much-needed clarity and insight into omega-3s and pregnancy.

    In this episode, we cover a whole suite of information around omega-3s across early life stages. You will learn about the importance of nutritional biomarkers and exactly how important omega-3s are during pregnancy. We also discuss the potential effect of DHA on gestation length, inflammation during pregnancy, and how genetic variations may affect omega-3 conversion. Finally, Dr Harris Jackson shares supplementation guidelines, outcomes, and plant-based sources of omega-3s.

    Specifically, we cover:

    •Intro [0:00]
    •Kristina's story [1:42]
    •Omega-3s explained [17:51]
    •Pregnancy & omega-3s [22:15]
    •Explaining the mechanisms [30:58]
    •Optimal intake of omega-3s [38:12]
    •Supplementing [1:02:26]
    •Long-term effects on children [1:47:43]
    •Summary of what's important [1:53:55]
    •Outro [2:00:56]

    To read publications from Kristina Harris Jackson, PhD, discover them here. You can also learn more about Dr Harris Jackson's work on the OmegaQuant Analytics website or LinkedIn. You can also connect with the Omega Quant team on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. If you haven't already, listen to Episode #208 with Dr Bill Harris to learn more about omega-3s and human health.

    Thank you to The Proof friend Eimele Essential 8 for sponsoring today's episode. Eimele Essential 8 offers the right nutrients, in the right doses, to complement a plant-rich diet. To save 5% on your first order, head to theproof.com/friends.
    Make sure to head to theproof.com/podcast for the full show notes.

    Enjoy, friends.

    Simon

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

    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 a...

    • 2 hrs 3 min

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