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The Plant Proof Podcast, hosted by Simon Hill, is about connecting with like-minded & inspirational people to share their story, advice and experience. By listening to their stories & wisdom together we can become more mindful & conscious of how we are living and the impact everyday decisions have on our health, the planets health and all of those that we share it with. Show host Simon is a Qualified Physiotherapist, Certified in Plant Based Nutrition and is currently completing a Masters in Nutrition. In addition Simon is writing a book that will be published by Penguin in 2020 - with all of his proceeds being donated to charity. To connect with Simon you can find him on Instagram @plant_proof.

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The Plant Proof Podcast, hosted by Simon Hill, is about connecting with like-minded & inspirational people to share their story, advice and experience. By listening to their stories & wisdom together we can become more mindful & conscious of how we are living and the impact everyday decisions have on our health, the planets health and all of those that we share it with. Show host Simon is a Qualified Physiotherapist, Certified in Plant Based Nutrition and is currently completing a Masters in Nutrition. In addition Simon is writing a book that will be published by Penguin in 2020 - with all of his proceeds being donated to charity. To connect with Simon you can find him on Instagram @plant_proof.

    Adopting a new lifestyle to reduce the risk of heart disease with Sean Ryan

    Adopting a new lifestyle to reduce the risk of heart disease with Sean Ryan

    In Episode 89 I sit down with a long time friend of mine, Sean Ryan. Sean and I recently caught up for dinner and he expressed interest in changing his lifestyle. Particularly given that cardiovascular disease runs in his family and he is ticking quite a few of the boxes when it comes to modifiable risk factors for having a heart attack or stroke.

    In fact lifestyle changes are something that Sean has been embarking on for the better part of a year with mixed results. He cannot help but feel confused by all of the mixed messages that that exist across the internet and among health professionals in his community and in many respects has been left feeling disempowered and unsure what to do. As Sean and I got talking during our dinner I realised how valid his questions were and suggested we shared our conversations, and his journey to better health, as a series on this show to hopefully inspire others. He generously agreed and here we are - the first of a handful of episodes with Sean.

    In this episode we cover:

    1 - Why Sean wants to change his lifestyle
    2 - We hear bit's and pieces about Sean's past and life growing up
    3 - Why he is confused about what to eat
    4 - Why some of the things I say are evidence based are different to what the Heart Association recommend
    5 - Answers to questions he has about a plant-based diet
    6 - A plan from here

    Over the course of the next few months I will upload follow up conversations with Sean where we check back in, get an update, go through any questions he has and make plans for the next period. In the next episode we will be discussing his baseline blood tests, his first grocery experience, how he is feeling physically and mentally, what it's been like creating meals without animal products and of course any new questions that he has.

    Slightly different format that I hope you enjoy. If you do, please share the episode on social media (I know Sean would love your support) and leave a review on the Apple Podcast app. Either or both would be greatly appreciated!

    Happy listening friends,

    Simon Hill
    Instagram - @plant_proof
    Creator of Plantproof.com - your FREE resource for plant based nutrition information
    If you want to receive FREE nutritional information to your inbox subscribe to the Plant Proof Newsletter
    Book coming out 2020 published with Penguin that I cannot wait to share with you (all proceeds being donated to charity)

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Victims of speciesism with Seb Alex

    Victims of speciesism with Seb Alex

    In Episode 88 I sit down with Seb Alex to talk about the importance of animal welfare and what life looks like through the lens of an Animal Activist.

    Specifically we cover:

    • Normalising veganism
    • The impossible burger: Does he eat it and what does he think about their practices?
    • Things to consider when supporting large chains like Hungry Jacks who have added vegan burgers onto their menu
    • What is a vegan?
    • What is a sentient being?
    • Different levels of sentience
    • Are oysters sentient beings?
    • What is speciesism?
    • Growing up in Lebanon and his transition to a vegetarian diet and then ultimately a vegan diet
    • Is veganism extreme?
    • Developing the courage to be an activist
    • The notion of 'humane' slaughter - does it exist?
    • Ag-Gag laws protecting the animal agriculture industry
    • and much much more

    I completely understand this episode and the topic of animal welfare is often a little uncomfortable (I totally get it) and perhaps you have a stereotypical view of an animal activist being angry, weird and violent. I know I used to. Today's guest, Animal Activist Seb Alex, is anything but that and I urge all of you, vegan or not, to listen to this conversation with an open mind. Even if you're not interested in veganism it's interesting to listen to what people from different walks of lives have to say...how they see the world. 10 years ago if I came across this podcast - I would probably keep scrolling. In fact I definitely would of. I often think about my early University days and why I never stopped to think about eating animal products. I grew up loving dogs and farm animals...but I never once fully appreciated the connection between my food plate with an animals life and how my consumption affected their happiness. The odd thing is I look back on myself a decade ago and I see the same person...the values and beliefs were there but I was closed. I was not in a place to allow new ideas to challenge the way I had been programmed.

    Now that I understand the power of opening your mind I have discussions with people all the time who see things differently to me not just about nutrition but all things in life. I can escape the echo chamber that we so often comfortably find ourselves in. A place where there is the natural tendency to only surround yourself with people who share your thoughts. I always walk away from these conversations. Happy that they give me the opportunity to challenge my beliefs and think a little deeper. Happy they gave me an opportunity to learn something new. It's these types of conversations that allow our minds to expand. You may find todays message resonates with you. You may find it takes you to places in your mind that you have never visited. You may find it doesn't. The point is, you will be better informed with regards to how an animal activist sees the world, you will better understand their perspective and then with that you can do what you want! If this isnt an episode for you right now -thats completely fine, jump over to any number of previous episodes on nutrition and come back to this one when it feels right.

    RESOURCES:

    Dominion
    Earthlings
    Meet the Meat
    Authentic Food Choices by Melanie Joy
    Vegan Bootcamp

    If you enjoyed the episode please let Seb and myself know on social media - we would love to hear from you. Also, if you do get time & are an Apple phone user - you can leave a review here. All reviews are greatly appreciated!

    Simon Hill
    Instagram - @plant_proof
    Creator of Plantproof.com - your FREE resource for plant based nutrition information
    If you want to receive FREE nutritional information to your inbox subscribe to the Plant Proof Newsletter
    Book coming out 2020 published with Penguin that I cannot wait to share with you (all proceeds being donated to charity)

    • 2 hrs 23 min
    Marie Fe & Jake Snow on eating more plants, leading by example and building a community with purpose

    Marie Fe & Jake Snow on eating more plants, leading by example and building a community with purpose

    In Episode 87 I sit down with Marie Fe & Jake Snow who are arguably two of the most inspiring individuals that I've come across using social media to build a powerful community with purpose. It was a pleasure to sit down with them, share their story, talk about various aspects of their life that they place great importance on and celebrate the positives of using social media.

    Specifically we covered:

    • Both of their back stories
    • How they met
    • How they funded their first travels
    • The importance of a plant based diet & their inspiration to change the way they eat
    • The evolution of their social media content
    • Why they feel the desire to share information about important global issues
    • Do Good Monday's
    • and much more

    Resources:
    Marie & Jake's website
    Marie & Jake's photo & video preset filters


    Hope you enjoy this episode friends. I certainly loved spending time with Jake & Marie and feel fortunate to have been able to sit down with them for this conversation.

    If you enjoyed the episode please let Jake, Marie and myself know on social media - we would love to hear from you. Also, if you do get time & are an Apple phone user - you can leave a review here. All reviews are greatly appreciated!

    Simon Hill
    Instagram - @plant_proof
    Creator of Plantproof.com - your FREE resource for plant based nutrition information
    If you want to receive FREE nutritional information to your inbox subscribe to the Plant Proof Newsletter
    Book coming out 2020 published with Penguin that I cannot wait to share with you (all proceeds being donated to charity)

    • 1 hr 56 min
    Being a Vegan professional footballer with AFL player Chris Mayne

    Being a Vegan professional footballer with AFL player Chris Mayne

    In Episode 86 I sit down with AFL player and vegan athlete Chris Mayne to talk about his transition to a plant-based diet as a professional athlete. Chris plays for the Collingwood football club, the largest club in Australia, and in the past few years despite immense pressure from the media has been able to take his game to the next level.

    In this Episode we cover:

    • The Ups and Downs of his career
    • Why he left the Fremantle football club for Collingwood
    • When he changes his diet and why
    • The impact that changing his diet has had on his life and football
    • A typical day of eating
    • What his teammates, friends and family think of the way he eats
    • Advice for young players and the importance of a good support group
    • Raising a baby on a plant-based diet
    • and much more

    Hope you enjoy this episode friends. It was great to sit down with someone like Chris who is living proof that you can eat a plant-only diet and perform optimally at the top level . Perfect timing with the Game Changers documentary having just been released.

    If you enjoyed the episode please let Chris and myself know on social media - we would love to hear from you. Also, if you do get time & are an Apple phone user - you can leave a review here. All reviews are greatly appreciated!

    Simon Hill
    Instagram - @plant_proof
    Creator of Plantproof.com - your FREE resource for plant based nutrition information
    If you want to receive FREE nutritional information to your inbox subscribe to the Plant Proof Newsletter
    Book coming out 2020 published with Penguin that I cannot wait to share with you (all proceeds being donated to charity)

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Plant-Based athlete Catriona Bisset is Australia's fastest ever female 800m runner

    Plant-Based athlete Catriona Bisset is Australia's fastest ever female 800m runner

    In Episode 85 I sat down with plant based athlete Catriona Bisset, Australian track athlete who currently holds the national record for the 800m event. If you haven't heard of Catriona chances are you will very soon - seemingly coming out of nowhere she is destined to represent Australia at the 2020 Tokyo olympics.

    Specifically we cover:

    • Catriona's days as a young track athlete and the pressures she felt
    • Her struggles with anxiety, depression and disordered eating
    • Adopting a plant based diet and her purpose for doing so
    • The ins and outs of her diet and how she has worked through specific aspects to improve her well-being and performance
    • Setting the Australian national record for the 800m event
    • Being an olympic hopeful and voice for positive change
    • and much more

    RESOURCES/REFERENCES:
    The ideology behind our diets. The Green Pill by Ezra Klein
    Toward Rational, Authentic Food Choices - Melanie Joy Tedx Talk
    LIFELINE Australia - Suicide Prevention. Call 13 11 14 to speak to a trained Volunteer. Visit the LIFELINE website here for more information. Remember it's not weak to speak.

    Hope you enjoy the episode friends. If you do get time & are an Apple phone user - you can leave a review here

    Simon Hill
    Creator of Plantproof.com - your FREE resource for plant based nutrition information
    If you want to receive FREE nutritional information to your inbox subscribe to the Plant Proof Newsletter
    Book coming out 2020 published with Penguin that I cannot wait to share with you (all proceeds being donated to charity)

    • 1 hr 23 min
    What does a Healthy Plant Based Diet Look like?

    What does a Healthy Plant Based Diet Look like?

    In Episode 84 it's you and me again for another Solo Episode of the Plant Proof Podcast. As usual this episode is about clearing confusion, breaking down the science and giving you practical tips to walk away with that hopefully allow you to lead a healthier, more sustainable & happier lifestyle.

    Specifically I cover:

    • Recent headlines about the dangers of 'fake' or 'mock' meats
    • Formula 1 Driver Romaine Grosjean's comments about a vegan diet & endurance performance
    • A recent article in the Environmental Change Journal that was covered in a somewhat misleading fashion by Huff Post
    • Tips for building a health plant based diet

    Of course, I could talk about building a plant based diet for hours and hours so what was covered in this episode is a condensed version that really focusses on some of the top principles and myths about a plant based diet that I would like you to be across in order to set yourself up for success.


    Resources/References:

    • Article on Salt in Alternative Meatsthat I wrote on plantproof.com
    • Romaine Grosjean comments
    • Article on the plant focussed diets and their environmental impact in the Environmental Change Journal
    • Huff Post article "Why Going Vegetarian Isn't Necessarily The Best Diet For The Planet"
    • The healthy vegan Plant Proof Pyramid
    • Climate Change Blog
    • Blood Test Tips For Vegans Blog

    Plant Proof X Journey Retreat
    For more information on the October 4-10th Plant Proof X Journey Retreat please visit here.The retreats are an incredible week - a mix of exercise, connecting with like-minded people, guest speakers, cooking demonstrations, delicious plant-based meals and snacks, massages and plenty of downtime to relax by the pool or explore the local area.

    Hope you enjoy the episode friends. If you do get time & are an Apple phone user - you can leave a review here

    Simon Hill
    Creator of Plantproof.com - your FREE resource for plant based nutrition information
    If you want to receive FREE nutritional information to your inbox subscribe to the Plant Proof Newsletter
    Book coming out 2020 published with Penguin that I cannot wait to share with you (all proceeds being donated to charity)

    • 55 min

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