186 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.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 131 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.

    Managing Menopause with Dr Gemma Newman

    Managing Menopause with Dr Gemma Newman

    In Episode #189 I sit down with Gemma Newman, MD, to talk about all things Menopause.

    Specifically we cover:

    •What is menopause
    •The three stages of menopause
    •Why does menopause occur
    •The common symptoms of menopause
    •Associated conditions such as bone mineral density loss and cardiovascular disease
    •Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
    •The benefits and risks of HRT
    •Reducing symptoms such as hot flashes with diet
    •Importance of healthy fats, fibre and protein
    •Supplement recommendations
    •Iron and iodine needs during menopause
    •Skin and hair health
    •Lifestyle changes that can help with menopause symptoms
    •Dealing with weight gain during menopause
    •and much more

    Resources:
    10 year study looking at HRT cardiovascular disease, cancer, and mortality.
    David Katz paper on number of women who may have died prematurely by avoiding HRT
    Progesterone HRT and breast cancer risk meta-analysis
    Neal Barnard Study using a plant-based diet for managing vasomotor symptoms
    Soy and hot flushes meta-analysis
    UK Women's Cohort Study - Vegetarian women reached menopause 0.8 of a year earlier than non-vegetarian women
    Plant based diets are associated with reduced symptoms and greater SHBG levels
    which helps regulate hormonal fluctuations
    Vegan diets and vasomoter symptoms
    Study from Australia, researchers found that women who ate diets higher in veg and fruit were 20% less likely to have hot flushes and night sweats.
    Double blind placebo controlled RCT showed lactobacilli supplement reduced Bone loss in PM women.
    Vitamin K2 supplementation for post menopausal women with low BMD

    Natural supplements to consider:

    •​​Red Clover
    •Black cohosh
    •Sage
    •Ginkgo Biloba
    •Agnus Castus
    •Evening Primrose oil
    •St John's Wort

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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 two week meal plan

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Tips for optimal brain health with Drs Dean & Ayesha Sherzai

    Tips for optimal brain health with Drs Dean & Ayesha Sherzai

    In Episode #188 we hear from Neurologist's Drs Dean & Ayesha Sherzai on building a lifestyle that promotes brain health.

    Topics covered include:

    - The optimal daily routine for brain health
    - Nutrition for brain health
    - Healthy fats and the ketogenic diet
    - Depression and the importance of a lifestyle approach
    - Tips for reducing stress and creating clarity for your mind

    Lots of valuable tips and reminders in here. I hope you enjoy it.

    Resources:
    Connect with Team Sherzai on Instagram
    Purchase the Sherzai's new book The 30 Day Alzheimer's Solution


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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 two week meal plan

    • 29 min
    Diet and mental health with nutrition scientist Megan Lee

    Diet and mental health with nutrition scientist Megan Lee

    In Episode #187 I sit down with Megan Lee, BPsychSc, to talk about food and mental health. Megan is a career researcher, scientist, and academic at Bond University on the Gold Coast here in Australia. She has a Bachelor in Psychological Science (with Honours) and her PhD in nutritional psychiatry is currently under examination. She has published research on food and mood, body image, disordered eating, dietary patterns, and mental health, and occupational stress in academia.

    There's an interesting backstory as to how this exchange came about. Megan and I recently had some back and forth on Twitter after I did a thread expressing concern with regards to the way the media had misinterpreted a study that she, along with her colleagues, had published in British Medical Journal on plant-based dietary patterns and depressive symptoms.

    Following some productive dialogue on twitter I thought it would be a good idea to have Megan on the show.

    I hope you enjoy it.

    Some of the topics covered in this conversation include:
    - Megan's background and discovering an interest in the link between nutrition and mental health
    - Classifying depression
    - The incidence of depression
    - The science we currently have on the effect of diet on mental health
    - Anti-depressant medications and the lack of lifestyle approaches to dealing with mental health
    - Potential causes of depression
    - The results from her study of vegans and depression
    - The media misrepresenting the results of Megan's study
    - The pros and cons of cross-sectional studies
    - What other types of studies could be useful in examining the relationship between diet and mental health going forward
    - Fatty fish/omega 3's and depression
    - The negative effects of alcohol on mental health
    - Intuitive eating

    Resources:

    •Megan's study published in the BMJ
    •My tweet on the Channel 7 article
    •Video of Megan talking about the study
    •2021 Omega 3 and depression Meta-Analysis
    •Megan's new study survey
    •Books mentioned: Pyschobotioic Revolution, This naked Life and Brain Changer

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Loss, grief and compassion with chef Derek Sarno

    Loss, grief and compassion with chef Derek Sarno

    In Episode #186 we hear from chef Derek Sarno. This is a condensed bite-size throwback from a conversation we had a few years ago when I was in the United Kingdom. Derek is the co-founder of Wicked Kitchen - a food company offering plant-based food in major grocery outlets throughout the UK, Ireland and USA. Wicked Kitchen also have thousands of plant-based recipes available online.

    I hope you enjoy the episode.

    Resources:
    Connect with Derek on Instagram
    Visit the Wicked Kitchen website
    Wicked Kitchen recipes

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    Simon Hill, Nutritionist, MSc, Sports Physiotherapist, Bsc (Hons)
    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

    • 23 min
    Training, nutrition, supplements & mindset with Nimai Delgado

    Training, nutrition, supplements & mindset with Nimai Delgado

    In Episode #185 I sit back down with Nimai Delgado to continue our ongoing conversation about training, nutrition, supplementation and life in general.

    In this conversation we chat about:

    - How Nimai works out these days
    - Focusing on form, longevity and recovery
    - Choosing an appropriate weight
    - Training to failure, supersets and finding the techniques that work for you
    - Tracking your workouts
    - Optimal training volume/sets for building muscle
    - Nimai's vegan restaurant recommendations in LA
    - The importance of protein in Nimai's diet
    - Nimai's supplement routine
    - The supplement industry
    - Starting his own company and his mission
    - Experimenting with saunas and ice baths and the science behind it
    - Manifestation and belief
    - Nimai's Vegan Fitness Challenge

    I hope you enjoy it.

    Resources:
    Follow Nimai on Instagram and Twitter
    Listen to his podcast
    Sign up for the 8 week Plant Power Challenge
    Dr Mike Israetel's training protocol

    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.

    It's also helpful to subscribe on Apple Podcast app and/or follow on the Spotify Podcast app.

    Simon Hill, Nutritionist, MSc, Sports Physiotherapist, Bsc (Hons)
    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 22 min
    Food Waste with Max La Manna

    Food Waste with Max La Manna

    In Episode #184 we hear from Max La Manna on his decision to adopt a plant-based diet and why we should care about food waste. This is a condensed throwback all the way to Episode 13 in 2018.

    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.

    It's also helpful to subscribe on Apple Podcast app and/or follow on the Spotify Podcast app.

    Simon Hill, Nutritionist, MSc, Sports Physiotherapist, Bsc (Hons)
    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

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

Jay W 12345678910 ,

Excellent podcast, Simon Hill is brilliant and knows his science!

I was referred to this podcast after I started my journey towards a whole food, plant based way of life. I started my journey after being diagnosed as pre-diabetic. I can’t recommend Simon enough. He reads the current scientific papers and (importantly) understands them, and then breaks them down and explains them so that I can understand the science and the trends too. Thanks Simon, I really appreciate your efforts.

JoPannell ,

Brilliant

I absolutely love Simon’s podcast. Constantly informative and constantly following the science. Always delivered in a wonderfully non-judgmental way. More and more I find myself sharing it with friends or offering it as a resource for people looking for specific information. I eagerly await each new episode but often find myself re-listening to previous ones. Thanks Simon - you’re definitely a keeper. 🌱💪🏽😊

Aimz44 ,

Such a commonsense approach

An amazing podcast to listen to! Makes so much sense and has helped me hugely on my journey! Simon has so much knowledge that he shares in such an easy to digest way Thanks Simon!

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