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Join show host and nutritionist Simon Hill as he sits down with doctors, nutritionists, dieticians, athletes and inspiring people challenging the status quo and making positive change in 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 of those that we share it with. 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 perfectly fine! Contrary to the stereotypical view of vegans, Simon encourages celebration of anyone taking the time to learn more about the food they put other plate. It's 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 is writing a book that will be published by Penguin early 2021 - with 100% of his proceeds being donated to charities selected by the Plant Proof community. To connect with Simon on socials you can find him on Instagram and Twitter @plant_proof.

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Join show host and nutritionist Simon Hill as he sits down with doctors, nutritionists, dieticians, athletes and inspiring people challenging the status quo and making positive change in 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 of those that we share it with. 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 perfectly fine! Contrary to the stereotypical view of vegans, Simon encourages celebration of anyone taking the time to learn more about the food they put other plate. It's 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 is writing a book that will be published by Penguin early 2021 - with 100% of his proceeds being donated to charities selected by the Plant Proof community. To connect with Simon on socials you can find him on Instagram and Twitter @plant_proof.

    Is grass-fed beef good for our planet?

    Is grass-fed beef good for our planet?

    n Episode 116 I sit down with Environmental Researcher Nicholas Carter to talk further about grass-fed beef and planetary health.

    Specifically we cover:

    1 - Results from a new peer-reviewed study on White Oaks Pasture, a farm that for years has claimed their beef is carbon negative.
    2 - The importance of rewilding for cooling our planet
    3 - How changing the foods we eat can help free up land to be rewilded and protect existing forests
    4 - The GHG footprint of our food - how important is transport in this conversation? Beef versus Avocado as an example.
    5 - The UK's Regenuary movement and some of their claims
    6 - and much more

    Resources:

    •John Hokpkins University study published in 2020 which combined data from 140 countries and identified the single greatest way for someone to lower the GHG footprint of their diet was by adopting a vegan diet. Next best was a vegan diet with insects and molluscs and then a two-thirds vegan diet (2 vegan meals and snacks a day with one meal containing animal products).
    •You want to reduce the carbon footprint of your food? Focus on what you eat, not whether your food is local. Article by Hannah Ritchie
    •Author of White Oaks Pastures study acknowledging that their beef is NOT carbon negative and such claims are false.My Book:
    My book is coming out early 2021 published with Penguin - I cannot wait to share with you. In the lead up the launch I am going to share information about the title, cover, ways to win a copy, live event dates, free e-books etc. Register your email here so I can keep you up to date.

    Want to support the show?
    The single best way you can support the show is by leaving a review on Apple podcast app - it only takes a few minutes and would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    Simon Hill, Nutritionist, Sports Physiotherapist
    Creator of Plantproof.com and host of the Plant Proof Podcast
    Connect with me on Instagram and Twitter

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The future of protein with Founder and CEO of Food Frontier

    The future of protein with Founder and CEO of Food Frontier

    In Episode 115 I sit back down with Thomas King, the Founder and CEO of Food Frontier, a not for profit organisation that is helping build the future of protein in Australia.

    In this episode we cover:

    •Findings from a new report food Frontier performed on the healthfulness of Plant Based Meats
    •Cellular agriculture - what it is, how it works and companies in this space in Australia.
    •Why growth of these industries is important - the problems they are solving.
    •How these industries have changed in the past few years including - for example new legislation in Singapore which will see the first cellular agriculture products on shelves available to consumers.
    •And much more

    Resources:

    •If you enjoy this topic you will also want to listen to Episode #109 with Bruce Friedrich
    •Food Frontier reports
    •Supporting Food Frontier
    •Food Frontier on Instagram
    •Food Frontier on Twitter
    •Cellular agriculture companies in Australia:
    •A few of the Australian companies in this space - Vow, Change Foods, Heuros & Cass materials
    •Perhaps the largest cellular agriculture company in the world - Memphis Meats

    My Book:
    My book is coming out early 2021 published with Penguin - I cannot wait to share with you. In the lead up the launch I am going to share information about the title, cover, ways to win a copy, live event dates, free e-books etc. Register your email here so I can keep you up to date.

    Want to support the show?
    The single best way you can support the show is by leaving a review on Apple podcast app - it only takes a few minutes and would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    Simon Hill, Nutritionist, Sports Physiotherapist
    Creator of Plantproof.com and host of the Plant Proof Podcast
    Connect with me on Instagram and Twitter

    • 1 hr 17 min
    When we eat matters - how time restricted feeding helps nurture our circadian rhythms with Emily Manoogian, PhD

    When we eat matters - how time restricted feeding helps nurture our circadian rhythms with Emily Manoogian, PhD

    In Episode 114 I sit down with Emily Manoogian, PhD from the Panda lab at Salk Institute to learn about how we can improve our health by nurturing our our circadian rhythms. Emily and her team are considered world leaders in the field of science known as 'chronobiology' and have published several studies (and many others currently under way) investigating how the timing of our meals effects our health.

    In this episode we specifically cover:

    •What circadian rhythms are
    •Why we need circadian rhythms
    •What circadian disruption is
    •What social jet-lag is
    •Learning from shift workers
    •How external cues such as light exposure and meal timing affect our circadian rhythms
    •Time restricted feeding (TRF) and what Emily's research has identified so far
    •The difference between TRF and fasting
    •Why Emily recommends having more calories in the first half of your day
    •What to do if you are someone who routinely has dinner very late (e.g many Europeans)
    •Lots of practical information that you can put into play
    •Future research Emily would like to conduct
    •and much more

    As I note at the beginning of this episode in the introduction. While the time restricted eating that we talk about is far from an extreme protocol, if you suffer from an eating disorder and find the subject of meal timing in any way to be triggering then this may not be the best episode for you, which is totally fine! You can just pick the show back up next episode, and come back to this episode in the future if you feel the timing is more appropriate for you.

    NOTE: Unfortunately the audio quality of this episode is not as high as I would ordinarily like. While I much prefer having these conversations in person (and hope to get back to that format soon) with COVID-19 I've needed to record remotely in order to continue having such informative guests on the show.

    Resources:
    My Circadian clock
    Emily's Tedx Talk

    Continue the conversation:
    We would love to hear from you
    Emily Manoogian, PhD: Twitter.
    Simon Hill: Instagram and Twitter

    My Book:
    My book is coming out early 2021 published with Penguin - I cannot wait to share with you. In the lead up the launch I am going to share information about the title, cover, ways to win a copy, live event dates, free e-books etc. Register your email here so I can keep you up to date.

    Want to support the show?
    The single best way you can support the show is by leaving a review on Apple podcast app - it only takes a few minutes and would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    Simon Hill, Nutritionist, Physiotherapist
    Creator of Plantproof.com and host of the Plant Proof Podcast

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Upgrade your health by changing the foods you eat with Matthew Nagra, ND

    Upgrade your health by changing the foods you eat with Matthew Nagra, ND

    In Episode 113 I sit down with Naturopathic Doctor Matthew Nagra to talk about how he uses evidence based nutrition science to help his patients upgrade their health. If you are looking for an episode that consolidates several things previously spoken about on the show, along with findings from new research then I think you will really enjoy this episode. Particularly if you like the more in-depth science episodes.

    In this episode we talk about:

    •The latest EPIC-Oxford study on bone health
    •The health advantages that people have who adopt plant-predominant or exclusive dietary patterns
    •Naturopathy as a form of health care
    •How Dr Nagra helps his patients make sustainable changes
    •Common questions Dr Nagra gets from patients (Including questions about protein, soy, lectins, cooking oils etc)
    •His personal food philosophy
    •LDL-Cholesterol being an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease and his thoughts on the carnivore diet
    •Important nutrients and supplements for people reducing their consumption of animal foods
    •A new study on iodine status in Norwegian pescatarians, vegetarians and vegans.
    •and much more

    RESOURCES:

    Website to full studies in full for free:
    Sci-hub.st

    Bone Health:
    1 - New EPIC-Oxford study: https://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12916-020-01815-3
    2 - How we know this study failed to properly adjust for BMI and calcium intake. Twos studies below show the risk of fracture at varying BMI's and levels of calcium intake. In the EPIC-Oxford study the researchers adjusted for the wrong part of the risk curve. As this is quite complex, it will be summarised in a blog post and a post on my Instagram profile in the coming week.
    https://www.bmj.com/content/342/bmj.d1473 (calcium and bone fracture risk is non linear)
    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00198-005-1863-y (BMI and bone fracture risk is non linear)
    4 - For a deep dive into these above studies I recommend watching Dr Avi Bitterman's summary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RULbeJnfIg&t=3819s

    Soy:
    1 - 2020: Umbrella Review: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31584249/
    2 - Case study of male consuming around 12 serves of soy a day. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18558591/
    3 - Second case study on a male subject consuming high amounts of soy https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S089990071000359X


    Health advantages of a vegan or plant-based dietary pattern:
    1 - 14% lower risk of premature death in vegetarians and vegans (from two UK cohorts) under 75 years of age who havent changed their diet:
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4691673/
    2 - 12% lower risk of premature death in vegetarians (including vegans) compared with non-vegetarians in the AHS-2 American cohort
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    • 1 hr 54 min
    Vegans...we need to talk with Psychologist Melanie Joy

    Vegans...we need to talk with Psychologist Melanie Joy

    In Episode 112 I sit down with Harvard-educated Psychologist and best selling author Melanie Joy to discuss how we form our beliefs about food and how vegans can have healthier, more productive, conversations with non-vegans. An episode that I believe will be highly instructive regardless of the diet that you follow.

    In this episode we cover:

    •Melanie's personal journey to studying Psychology at Harvard and writing her award winning book "Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism"
    •Why our food choices matter
    •The carnism ideaology
    •Carnistic defense systems and the three N's: 'Normal, Natural and Necessary
    •Effective vegan advocacy: how to communicate better as a vegan
    •Shame vs guilt
    •The idea of thinking about process vs content when communicating with someone who holds a different opinion to you
    •Why the debate format sets us up to fail
    •How you can be a part of the solution
    •What a 'vegan ally' is
    •The idea of watering the right seeds
    •and much more

    While my episodes usually focus on nutrition science I found this exchange fascinating and believe many of the learnings hold true for our communication in general, whether that be related to food choices and the exploitation of animals or not. My plan is to extend this into a 3-4 part series, with Melanie to return and another high profile vegan activist in the coming months so we can continue exploring this topic together.

    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

    My Book:
    My book is coming out early 2021 published with Penguin - I cannot wait to share with you. In the lead up the launch I am going to share information about the title, cover, ways to win a copy, live event dates, free e-books etc. Register your email here so I can keep you up to date.

    Want to support the show?
    The single best way you can support the show is by leaving a review on Apple podcast app - it only takes a few minutes and would be much appreciated.

    Simon Hill, Nutritionist, Physiotherapist
    Creator of Plantproof.com and host of the Plant Proof Podcast
    Connect with me on Instagram and Twitter @plant_proof

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Can holistic grazing reverse climate change? A review of Kiss the Ground

    Can holistic grazing reverse climate change? A review of Kiss the Ground

    In Episode 111 I sit down with Environmental Researcher Nicholas Carter to discuss claims made in the Kiss the Ground documentary that was released on Netflix a few weeks ago.

    Specifically we cover:

    •The claims made by the documentary around reversal of climate change
    •Pro's and Con's of the solutions put forward by the documentary
    •Holistic grazing and carbon sequestration
    •Alan Savory and science
    •Importance of conservation and restoration of forests
    •Grasslands versus forests for carbon sequestration
    •What a shift to holistic grazing would mean for diets globally
    •The evidence based way for individuals to lower their food based environmental footprint
    •and much more

    Resources:

    •FCRN Grazed and Confused Report
    •Paul Hawken's Drawdown Review solutions - Sort by impact and you will see Plant-Rich diets are in the top 4 of all solutions in both scenario 1 and scenario 2 that they put forward.
    •Maria Nordborg's review of Holistic Grazing and Alan Savory's claims
    •Tim Searchinger's paper on land use
    •Matthew Hayek's paper on what a shift from factory farmed cows to grazing cows means for beef supply
    •Database of environmental science articles on food and planetary health compiled by Dr Tushar Mehta and Nicholas Carter
    •An expansive article I wrote on our food system and climate change

    Book:
    My book is coming out early 2021 published with Penguin - I cannot wait to share with you. In the lead up the launch I am going to share information about the title, cover, ways to win a copy, live event dates, free e-books etc. Register your email here so I can keep you up to date.

    Want to support the show?
    The single best way you can support the show is by leaving a review on Apple podcast app - it only takes a few minutes and would be much appreciated.

    Simon Hill, Nutritionist, Physiotherapist
    Creator of Plantproof.com - a free resource for plant based nutrition information

    • 1 hr 19 min

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