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August 18, 2019
In Episode 81 I sit down with Dr Will Bulsiewicz for Part 2 of the "Your Gut Health Questions" conversation that Will and I had while in New York. All of the topics that Dr B and I discuss were suggestions from the Plant Proof community - so firstly, thank you for contributing to this conversation by sending through such important questions. For those of you who are regular listeners you will have probably tuned into previous episodes (17, 71 & 80 ) with Dr B and therefore already know how much of a wealth of knowledge he is. Dr B is a Board Certified Gastroenterologist, having done over 16 years of medical training to become an expert in all things gut health. This is why he is perfectly positioned to help us navigate tricky gut health questions and clear up some of the confusion that exists on the internet. In this episode we cover a lot of really interesting gut health topics (below). What's great about this episode, and all episodes with Dr B, is that throughout the conversation he refers to the clinical science to provide evidence for his recommendations: • The Ketogenic diet, including a vegan Keto Diet, and it's likely affect on the gut • Dairy, probiotics, prebiotics (lactose) & gut health • Consuming whey protein with caution • Interpreting science & understanding points of relativity • IBs and fasting • Prolonged juice or water fasting • Probiotics and gut health • Bloating - what's normal and what does it mean? • Breakfast & gut health • How long before going to bed should your last meal be? • Smoothies &/or juices for children • Breastfeeding, infant gut health including the role of human oligosaccharides • Donor milk & infant formula • Antibiotics and gut health - how to minimise their damage? • Should we avoid gluten? • What are dangers of eliminating gluten if you are not intolerant? • Wheat sensitivity vs gluten sensitivity - have we over diagnosed gluten intolerance? • Should we be scared of phytate's & anti-nutrients • Benefits of soaking oats • Alcohol and the microbiome • and much more Hope you enjoy the episode friends. If you have any comments or questions, Dr B (@theguthealthmd) and myself (@plant_proof) would love to hear from you. Bali October Retreat: In case you are looking for a week away - I have decided to host a second plant based retreat, limited to 40-50 guests, this year with Journey Retreats October 4-10 in Bali. For more information, or to reserve your spot, visit the Plant Proof X Journey Retreats booking page. 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 down time to relax by the pool or explore the local area. Previous episodes with Dr B: Episode 17 - Building a health gut Episode 71 - Ex Vegans & their Gut Health issues Episode 80 - Part 1 of our Gut Health Q & A 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 with Penguin (all proceeds being donated to charity)
August 11, 2019
In Episode 80 I sit down with Dr Will Bulsiewicz, or Dr B, to go through some of the most common gut health questions out there! If you have tuned into the Plant Proof podcast before you have no doubt come across my previous conversations with Dr B - he is incredibly knowledgeable and has a unique ability to break complicated science down and turn it into simple practical tips. If you haven't listened to the previous episodes with Dr B I highly encourage you check them out - Episode 17 (How to build a healthy gut) and Episode 70 (Ex vegans & their gut health issues). With so many bloggers and unqualified people providing advice on gut health these days it's refreshing to hear from a Gastroenterologist who genuinely understands the science inside out. In this episode we cover: • Heavy bloating and gut health • How our mind can affect digestion • How to identify if your gut needs repair • The role of Archaea in our gut • Preparing food to improve digestion • Are there benefits to supplementing with food enzymes or drinking bone broth • Seasoning food • Juicing & gut health • What do we need to know about TMAO • IBS & 'leaky gut' • What does a regular bowel routine look like • and much much more Hope you enjoy the episode friends. If you have any comments or questions, Dr B (@theguthealthmd) and myself (@plant_proof) would love to hear from you. Bali October Retreat: In case you are looking for a week away - I have decided to host a second plant based retreat, limited to 40-50 guests, this year with Journey Retreats October 4-10 in Bali. For more information, or to reserve your spot, visit the Plant Proof X Journey Retreats booking page. 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 down time to relax by the pool or explore the local area. 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 with Penguin (all proceeds being donated to charity)
August 4, 2019
In Episode 79 I sit down with well known You Tuber, Body Builder and family man 'Jon Venus'. Whether you are familiar with Jon's content, or story, I think you are going to really enjoy this episode that we recently recorded in Los Angeles as we peel back the layers and better get to know him. In this episode we specifically cover: • Jon's recent decision to upload a video to You Tube announcing he longer identified with the 'vegan' label. What was the inspiration behind this and has he changed his mind? • Politics among Vegan You Tubers • The Vegan label & stereotypes • Ex Vegans • Jon's cultural background & early family life including where he grew up and the typical diet his family followed • Transitioning to a diet that excluded animal products - Why and when? • How his family and friends reacted to his change in diet • Bodybuilding - nutrition, training and supplements • His history with Durian Rider • His experience raising a baby vegan with his partner Katherine • and much more Hope you enjoy the episode friends. If you have any comments or questions, Jon (@jonvenus) and myself (@plant_proof) would love to hear from you. I also recommend following Jon on You Tube - he posts regular content that is very useful for those fine tuning their plant based lifestyle. Bali October Retreat: In case you are looking for a week away - I have decided to host a second plant based retreat, limited to 40-50 guests, this year with Journey Retreats October 4-10 in Bali. For more information, or to reserve your spot, visit the Plant Proof X Journey Retreats booking page. 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 down time to relax by the pool or explore the local area. 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 with Penguin (all proceeds being donated to charity)
July 26, 2019
In Episode 78 I sit down with Neurologists, Drs Dean & Ayesha Sherzai for a second episode on brain health (previously guests for Episode 64). I cannot even begin to describe how brilliant these guys are. In this information packed 2 hour episode we talk about: • Creating an environment to help kids flourish • The importance of sleep for brain health • Tips for optimising sleep • Why it's important to be able to hyper focus • How to improve focus • Removing inhibitions and the practice of 'fearless' living • What we should be eating • and much more. What makes these two qualified to speak about brain health? Dean Sherzai, MD, PhD, is co-director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Program at Loma Linda University. Dean trained in Neurology at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and completed fellowships in neurodegenerative diseases and dementia at the National Institutes of Health and UC San Diego. He also holds a PhD in Healthcare Leadership with a focus on community health from Andrews University. Ayesha Sherzai, MD is a neurologist and co-director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Program at Loma Linda University, where she leads the Lifestyle Program for the Prevention of Neurological Diseases. She completed a dual training in Preventative Medicine and Neurology at Loma Linda University, and a fellowship in Vascular Neurology and Epidemiology at Columbia University. She is also a trained plant-based culinary artist. Hope you enjoy the episode friends. If you have any comments or questions, the Sherzais (@teamsherzai) and myself (@plant_proof) would love to hear from you. Please tag us on social media or leave a quick review on iTunes. To learn more about the Sherzai's visit their website. And be sure to keep an eye out for their own Podcast launching soon - I personally cannot wait for it. Bali October Retreat: In case you are looking for a week away - I have decided to host a second plant based retreat this year with Journey Retreats October 4-10 in Bali. For now if you are interested in receiving more information about the retreat please email me (simon@plantproof.com) or send me a DM on Instagram with your email and I will have the right people get in touch. 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 down time to relax by the pool or explore the local area. 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 with Penguin (all proceeds being donated to charity)
July 21, 2019
In Episode 77 I sat down with Rip Esselstyn to talk about his journey as a plant strong athlete, health activist and author. Rip is well known for the 'Engine 2 Diet', a book he authored in 2009 on a whole food plant based diet, which was inspired by his fathers work. Dr Caldwell Esselstyn Jr, and his time as a fire fighter. If you are looking for inspiration from someone who has been a long term whole food plant based athlete than look no further than Rip - in fact just this weekend at age 56 he set ANOTHER world record in the 200m backstroke. In this episode we cover: • Rip's early years of life • The inspiration that led him to change his diet in 1987 • His Dad's work • Being a swimmer and triathlete • Becoming a fire fighter • The inspiration behind The Engine 2 Diet • The Engine 2 brand in whole foods • His children's diet • and much more Hope you enjoy the episode friends - Rip is a super interesting guy. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions for future Q & A's, Rip (@ripesselstyn) and myself (@plant_proof) would love to hear from you. Please tag us on social media or leave a quick review on iTunes. To learn more about the Engine 2 Diet and brand visit the Engine 2 website. Bali October Retreat: In case you are looking for a week away - I have decided to host a second plant based retreat this year with Journey Retreats October 4-10 in Bali. For now if you are interested in receiving more information about the retreat please email me (simon@plantproof.com) or send me a DM on Instagram with your email and I will have the right people get in touch. 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 down time to relax by the pool or explore the local area. 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 with Penguin (all proceeds being donated to charity)
July 13, 2019
In Episode 76 I sit down with a good friend of mine, and PRO Vegan Body Builder, Nimai Delgado. In this episode we chat about some of the more common concerns and barriers that stop people from wanting to adopt a plant based diet or vegan lifestyle. This episode is also available on Nimai's podcast - Generation V which is an incredible show that I highly recommend you subscribe too. Specifically we cover: • Nutrient Deficiencies • Carbohydrates & body fat • Sugar & diabetes • Soy foods & oestrogen • Taste buds • Giving up cheese • Fitting in as a vegan • Meal prepping • Making a difference as just one person • Where to start • Food for brain health • Randomised Controlled Trials • Eating enough calories • Gaining muscle with a plant based diet • and much more Hope you enjoy the episode friends - I think we covered some pretty commonly discussed topics that you will find quite interesting. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions for future Q & A's, Nimai (@Nimai_delgado) and myself (@plant_proof) would love to hear from you. Please tag us on social media or leave a quick review on iTunes. In case you are looking for a week away - I have decided to host a second plant based retreat this year with Journey Retreats October 4-10 in Bali. For now if you are interested in receiving more information about the retreat please email me (simon@plantproof.com) or send me a DM on Instagram with your email and I will have the right people get in touch. 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 down time to relax by the pool or explore the local area. 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 with Penguin (all proceeds being donated to charity)
July 7, 2019
In Episode 75 I sit down with Dr Caldwell Esselsytn Jnr, or 'Essy', to chat about his journey in Medicine & the specifics of the findings from his clinical trials on preventing and reversing cardiovascular disease. It was a great pleasure to join Essy at his home in Cleveland with his wife Ann - they welcomed me with open arms and a delicious lunch. I am very grateful that I was able to spend that time with them and even more grateful to have been able to record Essy's wisdom to share with you. Huge thanks to Ann - you are an absolute joy to be around and the food you prepared was incredible. Within the episode we cover: • Essy's life as a kid • His involvement in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics • His journey to Medicine • Why he became interested in cardiovascular disease • His clinical trials on patients with end stage cardiovascular disease • What causes coronary artery disease • How to prevent and reverse cardiovascular disease with nutrition • The bigger picture and future of healthcare to move from a model fo disease management to disease prevention • and much more One of the absolute pioneers of Lifestyle Medicine - clear distractions, Essy is an absolute wealth of knowledge. If you know ANYONE with cardiovascular disease (a history of stroke, palpitations, arrhythmia's, heart attacks or angina) please share this episode with them. Finally, if you have any comments or questions, Essy (@dresselsytn) and myself (@plant_proof) would love to hear from you. Please tag us on social media or leave a quick review on iTunes. 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 with Penguin (all proceeds being donated to charity)
June 29, 2019
In Episode 74 I sit down with Robby & Cyrus from Mastering Diabetes to chat about Diabetes (Type 1, 1a, Pre, and Type 2) and the role that nutrition plays on insulin resistance. We go through the body of scientific literature and explain what causes insulin resistance and how to actually reverse it. Specifically we cover: • Their personal journeys with Type 1 Diabetes • Pathophysiology of Insulin Resistance • Difference between low carb ketogenic type diets for Insulin Resistance and High Carb Low Fat diets • Why Keto diets can promote insulin resistance (poorer ability to handle carbohydrates) • What truly reversing insulin resistance actually means - specifically the the difference between reversing insulin resistance and managing blood glucose control • Common diabetic complications and why reversing insulin resistance is so important • Nutrition for reversing insulin resistance & diabetic complications (the practical stuff) • and so much more Strap yourselves in this is a long one (2.5 hours) but I guarantee by the end of it you will have learned so much about Diabetes and finally understand the mechanism that causes insulin resistance and how to reverse it and improve health outcomes. Not only is this understanding important for people with Diabetes but really anyone looking to better their health, particularly anyone who is overweight (millions of people have undiagnosed pre diabetes). Insulin resistance is a spectrum and eating to promote optimal glucose tolerance means you will be able to enjoy some of the most healthful food groups in the world associated with longevity. If you any comments or questions, Robby, Cyrus (@masteringdiabetes) and myself (@plant_proof) would love to hear from you. Please tag us on social media or leave a quick review on iTunes. 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 with Penguin (all proceeds being donated to charity)
June 23, 2019
In Episode 73 I sit down with Brian Turner (a.k.a Brock Lee) and talk about his experience with acne. We delve into the reasons why he is grateful to acne, how his acne improved with dietary changes, bullying, body building, eating a pound of tofu a day for a month and so much more. I've got to say I have a real soft spot for Brian and there's a fair chance after this episode you will too. His energy is contagious and he really is an absolute breath of fresh air, bringing light moments to an often very dark and negative conversation, in order to spread his message of compassion for all. Hope you enjoy the listen friends. Remember, one of the best ways that you can explore any of the ideas you hear in this episode is by talking to others about them and where possible applying them to your own life. Or alternatively finding a quiet space to just think by yourself. This is something I regularly practice in my own life after I listen to a podcast or finish a chapter of a book - it's really incredible how much more you walk away with when you take the time to consolidate the new information you've encountered. If you do, or have any comments, Brian (@brianturnerofficial) and I (@plant_proof) would love to hear from you. Please tag us on social media or leave a quick review on iTunes. 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 with Penguin (all proceeds being donated to charity)
June 19, 2019
In Episode 72 I sit down with Plant-Based Yogi Sjana Earp to chat about yoga, healing, transformation and living with purpose. This is a different exchange to the more scientific episodes on this show, yet equally as informative and thought provoking in its own unique way. • Where Sjana grew up and what life was like as a kid • Her struggles with mental health - bullying, anxiety and depression • Healing • Strategies to overcome negative feelings • The importance of knowing your core values • Kindness • Finding Yoga & what yoga means to her • Her relationship with food • When and why she transitioned to a plant-based lifestyle • What a typical day looks like • The role social media plays in her life • How she wants her 1.6 million followers to feel • What she feels purpose is • Breaking the stigma associated with mental health issues • The most important things in life • Sustainability and looking after our planet • and much more If you enjoyed the episode and have a spare 1-2 minutes please leave a review on iTunes so the Plant Proof podcast ranks higher and becomes more discoverable for other listeners. And if you have any friends that you think will benefit from listening to this episode or any of the other Plant Proof episodes please share the link - together we can make this world a healthier place. Currently, the Plant Proof podcast can be found on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly. If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe' or 'follow' on Spotify so you are instantly notified when I release new episodes each week. Of course, if you loved the episode. Share your feedback on social media and tag Sjana (@sjanaelise) and myself (@plant_proof) - we'd love to hear from you! Hope you enjoy the episode friends. 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 with Penguin (all proceeds being donated to charity)
June 16, 2019
In Episode 71 I sit down with one of the pioneers of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr Dean Ornish. Dr Ornish is most well known for the Randomised Controlled Trial 'The Lifestyle Heart Trial' where he was able to show that cardiovascular disease could not just be halted in its tracks, but in many cases, actually reversed. In this exchange, that took place in Sausalito at Dean's office, we talk about why we see such a high incidence of Chronic Disease in Western populations and the steps that you can take in order to genuinely take control of your health. Specifically we cover: • Dean's personal life & pathway into Medicine • His very first clinical trial • The Lifestyle Heart Trial and what we can learn from the intervention and results • What's causing cardiovascular disease in the first place - why do some people refute the findings associating saturated fat & LDL cholesterol with cardiovascular disease? • The Atkin's, Keto & Paleo diets • TMAO & cardiovascular disease • Healthy eating habits - What Dr Dean Ornish uses clinically and believes is the healthiest human diet in the world • Weight loss - what various approaches fail to address • Joy of living versus fear of dying • His research on Alzheimer's & lifestyle interventions • and much more RESOURCES: Lifestyle Heart Trial 5 year lifestyle intervention trial Undo It by Dr Dean & Ann Ornish If you enjoyed the episode and have a spare 1-2 minutes please leave a review on iTunes so the Plant Proof podcast ranks higher and becomes more discoverable for other listeners. And if you have any friends that you think will benefit from listening to this episode or any of the other Plant Proof episodes please share the link - together we can make this world a healthier place. Currently, the Plant Proof podcast can be found on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly. If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe' or 'follow' on Spotify so you are instantly notified when I release new episodes each week. Of course, if you loved the episode. Share your feedback on social media and tag Dr Dean Ornish (@deanornishmd) and myself (@plant_proof) - we'd love to hear from you! Hope you enjoy the episode friends. 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 with Penguin (all proceeds being donated to charity)
June 9, 2019
In Episode 70 I sit down with Gastroenterologist Dr Will Bulsiewicz to talk about Ex Vegans. Specifically we discuss the typical journey of these folks who have bailed on Veganism and the gut health issues they have described. Dr B and I drill down on what is happening with the aim of helping you if you ever find yourself in a similar position. By way of background this episode was inspired after a handful of Vegan influencers bailed on Veganism and reintroduced animal products back into their diet. One after the other, in what seemed like a 3-6 month period, it became a ripple effect where some of the most prominent influencers jumped on board and also reintroduced animal products into their diet. I listened to all of their stories and noted many similar patterns. I also noted that despite none of them being qualified in Medicine or the field of Nutrition/Dietetics many people in the comments were second guessing their own diet. It became apparent that the size of their following almost made their qualifications irrelevant. I'm all for influencers and I don't think everyone needs a degree to talk about a subject. However, the devil is in the detail of what's being spoken about and with life threatening eating disorders absolutely rife, we need to be careful how certain information is shared and who we, as individuals, go to for qualified information. I realised the vulnerability of these people and the vulnerability of their community, who had unknowingly been getting advice about nutrition from people who were privately going through pretty significant battles with food & their health. So with that in mind I thought it was really important for me to get a world leading Gastroenterologist on the show to make sense of what's going on here. Its really important to note that the case study we discuss in this is 100% hypothetical. It's the typical journey spoken about by these influencers but isn't specifically about any single person in particular and I think you will see by the way the conversation goes that we both have absolute empathy for anyone struggling with their diet. To kick things off Dr B and I recap Episode 17 where we did an in-depth conversation on the importance of the microbiome for our overall health. If you haven't listened to that episode I highly recommend you jump back and listen to it - it's the most listened to episode of this show to date. If you enjoyed the episode and have a spare 1-2 minutes please leave a review on iTunes so the Plant Proof podcast ranks higher and becomes more discoverable for other listeners. And if you have any friends that you think will benefit from listening to this episode or any of the other Plant Proof episodes please share the link - together we can make this world a healthier place. Currently, the Plant Proof podcast can be listened to on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly. If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe' or 'follow' on Spotify so you are instantly notified when I release new episodes each week. Of course, if you loved the episode. Share your feedback on social media and tag Dr B (@theguthealthmd) and myself (@plant_proof) - we'd love to hear from you! Hope you enjoy the episode friends. 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 with Penguin (all proceeds being donated to charity)
June 1, 2019
In Episode 69 I sit down with Red Bull athlete, Patrick Seabase, who cycles over mountain passes involving gruelling climbs and steep descents on a bike that has 1 gear and NO brakes often reaching speeds near 100 Km/hr (62 mph). Yes - mind blowing! This is the first time Patrick has told his story on a Podcast - so I was very honoured to have him on the show and am incredibly grateful to have this platform to share our conversation with you. In this Episode we cover: • The type of bike he rides and what's unique about it • Where Patrick grew up & what his life was like as a kid • Being kicked out of home • Why the passion for riding • How his diet has changed over the years and why he was inspired to remove animal products from his plate • The attraction to cycling the first mountain stage of the 1910 Tour de France in a single day • What cycling means to him • The concentration required to ride this bike and finding the flow state • and much more If you enjoyed the episode and have a spare 1-2 minutes please leave a review on iTunes so the Plant Proof podcast ranks higher and becomes more discoverable for other listeners. And if you have any friends that you think will benefit from listening to this episode or any of the other Plant Proof episodes please share the link - together we can make this world a healthier place. Currently, the Plant Proof podcast can be listened to on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly. If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe' or 'follow' on Spotify so you are instantly notified when I release new episodes each week. Of course, if you loved the episode. Share your feedback on social media and tag Patrick (@patrickseabase) and myself (@plant_proof) - we'd love to hear from you! Hope you enjoy the episode friends. 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 with Penguin (all proceeds being donated to charity)
May 24, 2019
In Episode 68 I sit down with Gastroenterologist Dr Sarina Pasricha to break down Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), an incredibly common condition that approximately 10-20% of adults suffer from. Specifically we cover: 1 - What is IBS including the different types 2 - How IBS presents clinically 3 - Who develops IBS 4 - Incidence of IBS 5 - How IBS is diagnosed 6 - Healing versus managing symptoms 7 - Evidence based approach for reducing IBS symptoms 8 .- Low Fodmap Diet 9 - Dairy & IBS 10 - Why the LOW Fodmap diet is being used incorrectly and is NOT Dr Pasricha's first line of treatment for patients with IBS 11 - Dangers of following a LOW Fodmap diet long term 12 - Results that Dr Pasricha has seen clinically 13 - Lifestyle changes & IBS and much much more If you enjoyed the episode and have a spare 1-2 minutes please leave a review on iTunes so the Plant Proof podcast ranks higher and becomes more discoverable for other listeners. And if you have any friends that you think will benefit from listening to this episode or any of the other Plant Proof episodes please share the link - together we can make this world a healthier place. Currently, the Plant Proof podcast can be listened to on iTunes, Google Podcasts (note: use the google podcast app not google play), Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly. If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe' or 'follow' on Spotify so you are instantly notified when I release new episodes each week. Of course, if you loved the episode. Share your feedback on social media and tag Sarina (@docsarina) and myself (@plant_proof) - we'd love to hear from you! Hope you enjoy the episode friends. Simon Hill Creator of Plantproof.com - your FREE resource for plant based nutrition information Book coming out 2020 with Penguin (all proceeds being donated to charity)
May 17, 2019
In Episode 67 I sit down with Dr Zach Bush, Endocrinologist and Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner, and discuss how our food system is getting things so wrong. We dive deep into the use of herbicides like Glyphosate, the damage modern farming practices are causing and where the solutions lie. Specifically we covered: • Why it's critical we are having this conversation about our food system • Zach's journey into Medicine • Why he started looking to food as medicine and then eventually became interested in soil quality • Conventional and Organic Produce • Glyphosate & Round-Up • Cancer Alley • Problems measuring toxicity to the chemicals used in farming • Regenerative agriculture & biodiversity - how farmers can make the switch • A shared Economy • Conventional Vs Chemical free farming yields • and much more RESOURCES: Farmers Footprint Rodale Institute Kiss The Ground If you enjoyed the episode and have a spare 1-2 minutes please leave a review on iTunes so the Plant Proof podcast ranks higher and becomes more discoverable for other listeners. And if you have any friends that you think will benefit from listening to this episode or any of the other Plant Proof episodes please share the link - together we can make this world a healthier place. Currently, the Plant Proof podcast can be listened to on iTunes, Google Podcasts (note: use the google podcast app not google play), Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly. If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe' or 'follow' on Spotify so you are instantly notified when I release new episodes each week. Of course, if you loved the episode. Share your feedback on social media and tag Zach (@zachbushmd) and myself (@plant_proof) - we'd love to hear from you! Hope you enjoy the episode friends. Simon Hill Creator of Plantproof.com - your FREE resource for plant based nutrition information Book coming out 2020 with Penguin (all proceeds being donated to charity)
May 10, 2019
In Episode 66 I sit down with Adam Sud, a tremendously brave young man who turned his life around from the lowest of lowest by discovering out his true 'Why' and mastering the practice of self love. Adam's story is tremendously powerful and one that I feel incredibly privileged to be able to share with you. Today Adam is helping save peoples lives across the world through his work with Whole Foods market, his public speaking and role as a Diabetes & Food Addiction Coach and upcoming clinical trial the 'INFINITE STUDY' exploring the effects of implementing a nutrient-dense diet and nutrition education in early addiction recovery. In this episode we discussed: • Adam's childhood • His diagnosis with ADHD • His disordered eating and subsequent weight gain • How he felt being extremely overweight • When he first heard about plant based nutrition • The rock bottom time of his life • His true 'why' • Rehabilitation • His journey to recovery and learning the art of self love • Addiction versus dependency • How he speaks to himself • and much much more I have no doubt in my mind that by the end of this conversation you are going to absolutely fall in love with Adam - it's impossible not to. I am incredibly grateful to call him a friend. RESOURCES: The INFINITE Study Go Fund Me Campaign Adam's Instagram If you enjoyed the episode and have a spare 1-2 minutes please leave a review on iTunes so the Plant Proof podcast ranks higher and becomes more discoverable for other listeners. And if you have any friends that you think will benefit from listening to this episode or any of the other Plant Proof episodes please share the link - together we can make this world a healthier place. Currently, the Plant Proof podcast can be listened to on iTunes, Google Podcasts (note: use the google podcast app not google play), Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly. If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe'or 'follow' on Spotify so you are instantly notified when I release new episodes each week. Of course, if you loved the episode. Share your feedback on social media and tag Adam (@plantbasedaddict) and myself (@plant_proof) - we'd love to hear from you! Hope you enjoy the episode friends. Simon Hill Creator of Plantproof.com - your FREE resource for plant based nutrition information Book coming out 2020 with Penguin (all proceeds being donated to charity)
May 6, 2019
In Episode 65 I sit down with Drs Dean & Ayesha Sherzai, or Team Sherzai, who are Neurologists from California. Dean & Ayesha are experts in the prevention of neurological degenerative disorders and authors of the well know book 'The Alzheimers Solution'. In this episode we discuss: • Why talking about lifestyle and degenerative neurological conditions is important • The burden of such illnesses • How patients with Dementia and Alzheimers present • Why Drs Dean & Ayesha Sherzai are so passionate about this area • Their personal journeys • The work they are doing at a community level • The science they are publishing • What the science on nutrition & neurological degenerative conditions tells us • Who's most at risk of developing these degenerative neurological conditions • Underlying mechanisms and physiological risk factors contributing the development of these degenerative neurological conditions • What foods we should eat to prevent the change of developing conditions such as Alzheimers and other forms of Dementia • Why some people suggest to eat high fat diets and cholesterol for brain health • Overlap between these degenerative neurological conditions and cardiovascular disease • and much much more If you enjoyed the episode and have a spare 1-2 minutes please leave a review on iTunes so the Plant Proof podcast ranks higher and becomes more discoverable for other listeners. And if you have any friends that you think will benefit from listening to this episode or any of the other Plant Proof episodes please share the link - together we can make this world a healthier place. Currently, the Plant Proof podcast can be listened to on iTunes, Google Podcasts (note: use the google podcast app not google play), Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly. If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe'or 'follow' on Spotify so you are instantly notified when I release new episodes each week. Of course, if you loved the episode. Share your feedback on social media and tag the Sherzai's and myself (@plant_proof) - we'd love to hear from you! Hope you enjoy the episode friends. Simon Hill Creator of Plantproof.com - your FREE resource for plant based nutrition information
May 1, 2019
In Episode 64 I sit down with Kieran De Visser, founder of the not for profit organisation Endurothon Oz that has the aim of stopping plastic pollution at its source. Kieran will be cycling, kayaking and running 25,000 Km across Australia to raise awareness for this campaign and raise 1 million dollars to clean our oceans. What I find really interesting about Kieran's story is not just his desire to help the planet but the fact much of his inspiration came from a time of his life where he could have easily put his own best interests first. IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS: • Kierans back story and his passion for making positive change • How Kieran became inspired to raise awareness about plastic pollution • Why this is such a big problem and something we need to act on now • The Endurothon Oz event - what the 25,000 km across Australia looks like and how he is preparing • What education Kieran will be providing along the way (more info here) • Why Kieran transitioned to a vegetarian and then plant based diet • The ultimate goal for Endurothon Oz • and a whole lot more I love celebrating stories of young people doing inspirational things to help better our home - and thats what this episode is all about. RESOURCES: • Endurothon Oz website • Endurothon Oz Instagram REVIEW/SHARE: If you enjoyed the episode and have a spare 1-2 minutes please leave a review on iTunes so the Plant Proof podcast ranks higher and becomes more discoverable for other listeners. And if you have any friends that you think will benefit from listening to this episode or any of the other Plant Proof episodes please share the link - together we can make this world a healthier place. Currently, the Plant Proof podcast can be listened to on iTunes, Google Podcasts (note: use the google podcast app not google play), Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly. If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe'or 'follow' on Spotify so you are instantly notified when I release new episodes each week. Of course, if you loved the episode. Share your feedback on social media and tag Kieran (@endurothonozau) and myself (@plant_proof) - we'd love to hear from you! And finally - lets all get behind Kieran. It's not everyday that someone sets out to do something so selfless with zero agendas. Hope you enjoy the episode friends. Simon Hill Creator of Plantproof.com - your FREE resource for plant based nutrition information Book coming in 2020 (published by Penguin) with all profits I receive being donated to charity - cannot wait to share it with you!
April 23, 2019
In Episode 63 I sit down with Australian athlete, media personality, podcaster and health advocate Katie Williams to chat about social media and controlling our environment to stay present, live in reality & essentially optimise our life for happiness. In this episode we cover: • Katie's experiences with social media • Pros & Cons of Social Media • Is social media an addiction? • Creating boundaries and healthy habits for social media and phone use • What is reality? • The idea of controlling your environment including how Katie determines who she follows or unfollows • Impressionable age groups and social media • Gratification from real world experiences • Purpose behind posting & using social media to create positivity • Periods without social media and the #offline48 concept I heard about through Max La Manna • and much more Hope you enjoy this episode friends. Little different to previous ones but so relevant to the world that we find ourselves in. REVIEW/SHARE: If you enjoyed the episode and have a spare 1-2 minutes please leave a review on iTunes so the Plant Proof podcast ranks higher and becomes more discoverable for other listeners. And if you have any friends that you think will benefit from listening to this episode or any of the other Plant Proof episodes please share the link - together we can make this world a healthier place. Currently, the Plant Proof podcast can be listened to on iTunes, Google Podcasts (note: use the google podcast app not google play), Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly. If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe'or 'follow' on Spotify so you are instantly notified when I release new episodes each week. Of course, if you loved the episode. Share your feedback on social media and tag Katie and myself (@plant_proof) - we'd love to hear from you! Hope you enjoy the episode friends. Simon Hill Creator of Plantproof.com - your FREE resource for plant based nutrition information
April 6, 2019
In Episode 62 I sat down with Exercise Physiologist, Type 1 Diabetic and lover all things health and wellness. In this conversation we discuss Drew's journey with Type 1 Diabetes and how various dietary frameworks have affected his blood sugars, insulin requirements and overall well-being. This episode is for absolutely everyone, not just folks with Diabetes. Drew is a wealth of knowledge and through his regular blood glucose monitoring has so much objective insight into how food affects our bodies at the cellular level each and every day. Above all, he's a super honest fella, articulate and just wants to help people realise true health. Specifically we covered: • Drew's early years growing up including his health, diet and interests • The symptoms Drew experienced in the lead up to being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes • Being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes - how he felt mentally and what advice he was given by health professionals • What Type 1 Diabetes is and how it differs to Type 2 Diabetes • How Drew monitors his blood glucose and administers exogenous insulin • Role of exercise and insulin resistance • Drew's experience with the Paleo Diet and how it affected his insulin requirements and carbohydrate tolerance • Drew's experience with the Keto Diet and how it affected his insulin requirements and carbohydrate tolerance • How a Keto diet can help with blood glucose control but why there is more to consider • Drew's experience with a low fat Plant Based diet and how it affected his insulin requirements and carbohydrate tolerance • The mechanisms behind the change in insulin resistance that Drew experienced across these dietary frameworks • Why sugar shouldn't be blamed for Type 2 Diabetes • Myths and misconceptions about the Keto diet • Importance of keeping healthy carbohydrates like unrefined grains and legumes in the diet • Large population studies and diabetes incidence - what can we learn from these people? • What the Diabetic Association diets are like and why plant-based nutrition for people with insulin resistance/Diabetes isn't mainstream yet • Stress & Sleep and how they affect insulin resistance • Resources for anyone wanting to understand how to transition to a plant-based diet to reduce insulin resistance • and much more RESOURCES: If you want to learn more about Type 2 Diabetes, insulin resistance and nutrition definitely listen to my earlier episode with Dr Neal Barnard Mastering Diabetes Program Connect with Drew on Instagram Connect with Drew's dog Dennis on Instagram Drews website Drew's Single on Spotify Studies & topics discussed https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10027589 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC507380/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23122836 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10480616 academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/74/6/707/4737384 https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM197103112841004 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10027589 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC507380/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3294420/ https://www.omicsonline.org/mechanisms-of-fatty-acid-induced-insulin-resistance-in-muscle-and-liver-2155-6156.1000127.php?aid=715 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23122836 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10480616 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30089335 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1561276/ https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM197103112841004 https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/74/6/707/4737384 http://diabetes.diabetesjournals.org/content/58/12/2741 http://diabetes.diabetesjournals.org/content/59/9/2126.short https://www.physiology.org/doi/full/10.1152/physrev.00003.2008 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22729336/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25043259 http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/17/1/13.short https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9435517 REVIEW/SHARE: If you...
March 29, 2019
In Episode 61 I sat down with Founder of the Paddison Program, Clint Paddison, to chat about his journey with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and how he was able to completely reverse his symptoms and regain full mobility in his joints. In this episode we cover: • Clint's early years living on a farm in a country town in Australia • The types of foods he ate growing up • Acne, antibiotics and his development of RA • What RA is including the definition of Auto-Immune diseases • Typical drugs for RA • Typical prognosis for RA • The lifestyle changes he made and how that affected his pain and mobility • Why this lifestyle information isn't being shared by most Rheumatologist's • The Paddison Program and what results he is seeing • Specific food recommendations within the Paddison Program • Clinical trials on RA • His children's diets • and much more RESOURCES: The Paddison Program Paddison Program on Instagram If you enjoyed the episode and have a spare 1-2 minutes please leave a review on iTunes so the Plant Proof podcast ranks higher and becomes more discoverable for other listeners. And if you have any friends that you think will benefit from listening to this episode or any of the other Plant Proof episodes please share the link - together we can make this world a healthier place. Currently, the Plant Proof podcast can be listened to on iTunes, Google Podcasts (note: use the google podcast app not google play), Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly. If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe'or 'follow' on Spotify so you are instantly notified when I release new episodes each week. Of course, if you loved the episode. Share your feedback on social media and tag Clint and myself (@plant_proof) - we'd love to hear from you! Hope you enjoy the episode friends. Simon Hill Creator of Plantproof.com - your FREE resource for plant based nutrition information
March 24, 2019
In Episode 60 I sat down with fellow Australian and ocean lover Ziggy Alberts (@ziggyalberts). At just 24 years of age Ziggy has quickly forged his way to recognition as one of Australia's leading young artists in the music industry. The coolest thing? Ziggy's voice is just as powerful, if not more, off the stage where he shares his love and passion for protecting the environment and being a positive role model for the youths of today. In this episode we chat about: • Ziggy's early days including being home schooled • When and why he started making music • His journey as an artist from busking up and down the East Coast of Australia to selling out 34 shows across Australia including 5000 people at Festival Hall in Melbourne • The ins and outs of touring • How he manages stress & nerves • Why he is passionate about the environment and in particular the ocean • The Great Australian Bite and proposed oil drilling • and much much more Friends this conversation is a little different to previous episodes of the Plant Proof podcast with a real focus on how Ziggy has forged his career and why he is passionate about protecting the environment. RESOURCES: Fight for the Bite Statement of Concern - Add your signature NOPSEMA Submissions have now closed but you can visit the NOPSEMA Submissions Facebook Page to stay up to date on news from the submission If you enjoyed the episode and have a spare 1-2 minutes please leave a review on iTunes so the Plant Proof podcast ranks higher and becomes more discoverable for other listeners. And if you have any friends that you think will benefit from listening to this episode or any of the other Plant Proof episodes please share the link - together we can make this world a healthier place. Currently, the Plant Proof podcast can be listened to on iTunes, Google Podcasts (note: use the google podcast app not google play), Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly. If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe'or 'follow' on Spotify so you are instantly notified when I release new episodes each week. Of course, if you loved the episode. Share your feedback on social media and tag Ziggy (@ziggyalberts) and myself (@plant_proof) - we'd love to hear from you! Hope you enjoy the episode friends. Simon Hill Creator of Plantproof.com - your FREE resource for plant based nutrition information
March 15, 2019
In Episode 59 I sat down with Dr Renae Thomas, MD who is is a Physician working in Loma Linda California, one of the Blue Zone populations that display incredible longevity and high quality of life. This is a really important podcast - sometimes in nutritional science we can become too reductionist and zoom in on potential mechanisms without appreciating the complexities of human-beings. Observational data from people displaying longevity, happiness and a high quality of life serve as a reminder that sometimes we need to Zoom Out and look to those who are living proof of what it means to be healthy. If you want to hear from an actual expert (a qualified Medical Doctor) talk about longevity and how to eat to avoid disease then you will love this episode. IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS: • Where Renee grew up • Her journey to Medical School • Why she developed an interest in the role of food and medicine • Why it's like working in Loma Linda, California • What the Blue Zones are? • Seventh Adventist's and the AHS studies - how vegans, vegetarians, pescatarians and omnivores compare in terms of health outcomes and mortality • Typical clinical patient presentations in this population of Seventh Adventist's • Contrasting populations nearby who have different lifestyles • The type of diet that seventh adventists eat • Renee's thoughts on the Ketogenic/High fat style diets and whether they are supported by science • and much much more RESOURCES: Blue Zones website & books Renae's website AHS population studies: Vegetarian diets in the Adventist Health Study 2: a review of initial published findings Vegetarian Dietary Patterns and Mortality in Adventist Health Study 2 Beyond meatless, the health effects of vegan diets: findings from the Adventist cohorts. Vegetarian diets and incidence of diabetes in the Adventist Health Study-2 If you enjoyed the episode and have a spare 1-2 minutes please leave a review on iTunes so the Plant Proof podcast ranks higher and becomes more discoverable for other listeners. And if you have any friends that you think will benefit from listening to this episode or any of the other Plant Proof episodes please share the link - together we can make this world a healthier place. Currently, the Plant Proof podcast can be listened to on iTunes, Google Podcasts (note: use the google podcast app not google play), Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly. If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe'or 'follow' on Spotify so you are instantly notified when I release new episodes each week. Hope you enjoy the episode friends. Simon Hill Creator of Plantproof.com - your FREE resource for plant based nutrition information
March 8, 2019
We can reverse Type 2 diabetes. In Episode 58 I sit down with Dr Neal Barnard, one of the pioneers of lifestyle medicine, and break down the process by which people become insulin resistant and how we can eat to avoid or even reverse Type 2 Diabetes. In this episode we cover: • Neal's journey into medicine • His family connection to farming and animal slaughter • His personal transition to a plant based diet • His clinical experience with Type 2 Diabetes • The clinical trials on Type 2 Diabetes and Nutrition he has run and published (low fat plant based diet versus the conventional recommended Diabetes diet) • The idea of reversing Type 2 Diabetes • Cheese and disease • Carbohydrates and sugar (thermic effect) • Intramyocellular Lipids • Coconut & Palm Oil • Nutrition to manage & reverse insulin resistance • Lifespan of people with Type 2 Diabetes and complications • Atkins/Ketogenic/Low carb diet and Type 2 Diabetes • Calcium as a nutrient of importance • Supplements • Mediterranean Diet - Ancel Keys • Added Oils • Transitioning patients to a low fat plant based diet & monitoring their medications • and much more Resources: Does Sugar cause diabetes? Diabetes Myths Vegetarian & vegan diets protect against Obesity & Type 2 Diabetes Dr Neal Barnard's 74 week Randomised Controlled Trial with Type 2 diabetics and a low at plant based diet Ancel Keys & the Mediterranean Diet Doctor's For Nutrition website If you enjoyed the episode and have a spare 1-2 minutes please leave a review on iTunes so the Plant Proof podcast ranks higher and becomes more discoverable for other listeners. And if you have any friends that you think will benefit from listening to this episode or any of the other Plant Proof episodes please share the link - together we can make this world a healthier place. Currently, the Plant Proof podcast can be listened to on iTunes, Google Podcasts (note: use the google podcast app not google play), Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly. If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe'or 'follow' on Spotifyso you are instantly notified when I release new episodes each week. Hope you enjoy the episode friends. Simon Hill Creator of Plantproof.com - your FREE resource for plant based nutrition information
March 2, 2019
Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see. In Episode 57 I sit down with Carly Taylor & James Aspey to talk about animal activism and talk about the importance of being patient, kind and understanding when communicating the 'vegan' message. For those of you who may be more interested in the health aspects of a plant-based lifestyle, or perhaps see 'vegan's as extreme, I urge you to listen to this conversation - I think it just may give you a different view of veganism. IN THIS EPISODE WE COVER: • Carly's personal story - where she grew up, what life was like, why she transitioned to a plant based diet and why veganism is so important to her • Carly's typical day on a plate • Supplements Carly takes • Carly's idea of Pre-Vegans • Strategy for talking to others about the ethics of veganism • Human Rights, Mental Health, Animal Health/Rights and Planetary Health • The idea of 'humane' slaughter, organic, free-range, cage-free etc • Packaging of animal products on shelf & marketing angles • Fuelling yourself on plants in 2019 - options for everyone (junk food versus whole food) • Importance of the Lifestyle Medicine Doctor's encouraging plant based nutrition • A plethora of resources to refer to for more information & inspiration • Plans James & Carly have for 2019 and beyond • and much much more during this 2.5 hour conversation *NOTE: although this podcast doesn't go into as much detail about factory farming as my previous podcast with James Aspey when he shared his story, there is still some talk about what happens to animals. So with that in mind, perhaps one parents want to listen to first before deciding if it's ok for their juniors to listen. I personally think there are so many powerful messages in this for our children to hear - whether via directly listening or being given a summary appropriate to their age and personality etc RESOURCES: Footage: watch1000eyes.com aussiefarms.org watchdominion.com https://speciesismthemovie.com Youtube videos: James' speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHOcox2lvQo Gary Yourofsky's speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es6U00LMmC4 Earthling Ed's speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3u7hXpOm58 Erin Janus' dairy video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcN7SGGoCNI Kid friendly videos (Bite Size Vegan): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDEc87fomio&list=PLmIqdlomtuStMwQ9KWEE8Nn5GyK6vNqz2 Recipes: BOSH: bosh.tv Forks Over Knives: https://www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/ Plant Proof: Recipes Page Assistance going vegan: Challenge22.com Veganuary.com Netflix documentaries: Forks Over Knives What The Health Cowspiracy Books: World Peace Diet Eternal Treblinka What a fish knows by Jonathan Balcombe How Not to Die - Dr. Michael Greger Proteinaholic - Dr. Garth Davis And of course keep your eye out for the Plant Proof book I'm publishing with Penguin at the very start of 2020 (all profits being donated to charity) Activism resources: CarnismDebunked.com EarthlingEd.com/eBook To follow these guys and see what they're up to connect with Carly & James on Instagram. Studies spoken about in the intro: Fibre study in the Lancet Eat Lancet Diet for Planetary Health If you enjoyed the episode and have a spare 1-2 minutes please leave a review on iTunes so the Plant Proof podcast ranks higher and becomes more discoverable for other listeners. And if you have any friends that you think will benefit from listening to this episode or any of the other Plant Proof episodes please share the link - together we can make this world a healthier place. Currently, the Plant Proof podcast can be listened to on iTunes, Google Podcasts (note: use the google podcast app not google play), Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly. If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe'or...
February 22, 2019
In Episode 56 I sit down with Gastroenterologist Dr Alan Desmond to talk about restoring and maintaining good digestive health with healthy eating habits. With digestive health issues like IBS, IBD, Coeliac and SIBO on the rise globally understanding how to take control of your own gut health is enormously important. In this episode we specifically covered: • How Alan ended up in the Medical world & what his training was like • Why he has a passion for gut health and what fascinates him about this area of medical practice • Lots and lots of scientific evidence to support health eating habits • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Chron's & Ulcerative colitis), colon cancer, IBS, SIBO • Specific studies on IBD and a Whole Food Plant Based Diet • What foods he recommends his patients and the general population eat more of and what he recommends people eat less of • What the typical western diet looks like compared to optimal diet for gut health • What he makes of various mainstream eating trends like paleo & keto and what scientific evidence supports these methods of eating from a gut health perspective or other • Veganism and gut health issues • Lectins and the 'Plant Paradox' • Low fibre diets • Artificial sweeteners and emulsifeiers • Probiotics & prebiotics • Tips for healthfully transitioning to a diet richer in plants and managing an increase in fibre • Bowel movements & frequency: what is indicative of good health • and loads more It's a jam packed episode friends. I always say this but either bring a note pad to your first listening session or come back with a notepad when you listen to it for a second time. If you haven't already please connect with Alan on Instagram. He posts loads and loads of science and helpful tips every week that you will greatly benefit from (I know I do!). If you enjoyed this episode and want further info on gut health I highly recommend Episode 17 that I recorded previously with my good friend Dr Will Bulciewisz. Resources: Here is a bunch of studies and other resources that Alan and I spoke about in this episode. 1 - EAT Lancet Report on eating for human health & planetary health 2 - Health Canada's 2019 food recommendations 3 - 2019 Lancet study on fibre and health outcomes 4 - Happy Gut course with Happy pear (Use the code PLANTPROOF20 which will give you 20% off their course) 5 - 2019 BMJ study on fat intake and gut microbiome diversity (spoken about in outro) REVIEW/SHARE: If you enjoyed the episode and have a spare 1-2 minutes please leave a review on iTunes so the Plant Proof podcast ranks higher and becomes more discoverable for other listeners. And if you have any friends that you think will benefit from listening to this episode or any of the other Plant Proof episodes please share the link - together we can make this world a healthier place. If you liked this episode please share it on social media and tag myself @plant_proof and Alan WHERE TO LISTEN TO THE PLANT PROOF PODCAST? Currently, the Plant Proof podcast can be listened to on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts (note: use the google podcast app not google play), Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly. If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe'or 'follow' on Spotifyso you are instantly notified when I release new episodes each week. Simon Hill Creator of plantproof.com - your 100% free resource for Plant Based Information
February 14, 2019
In Episode 55 I sat down with superstar Adidas trainer Tanya Poppett about her journey into the world of health & fitness, and in particular how challenges with body image in her teenage years spurred her into the woman she is today. Specifically we covered: • Her life as a child including what her interests were, what she ate, where she grew up etc • Her relationship with food and exercise with specifics around a time in her teenage years where she felt a lot of pressure around the way she looked • Her diet - how and why this has changed over time • What she thought about vegans before making changes to her plate • How her change in diet was received by her partner and family • Her philosophy on exercise, training and creating healthy habits • Creating sustainable exercise habits • The importance of being open minded when it comes to the way we live our lives and in particular training and different forms of exercise • and much more If you haven't connected with Tanya you can find her on Instagram If you enjoyed the episode and have a spare 1-2 minutes please leave a review on iTunes so the Plant Proof podcast ranks higher and becomes more discoverable for other listeners. And if you have any friends that you think will benefit from listening to this episode or any of the other Plant Proof episodes please share the link - together we can make this world a healthier place. Currently, the Plant Proof podcast can be listened to on iTunes, Google Podcasts (note: use the google podcast app not google play), Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly. If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe'or 'follow' on Spotifyso you are instantly notified when I release new episodes each week. Hope you enjoy the episode friends. Simon Hill Creator of Plantproof.com - your FREE resource for plant based nutrition information
February 9, 2019
In Episode 54 I sat down with Erin Ireland and spoke about why she personally transitioned to a vegan lifestyle and how this affected her business. On top of that we speak about her daughter Roen's diet and the common questions she gets about raising a vegan child from birth. In this episode we covered • What she's been up to in Sydney and her favourite places she's eaten at • What life was like for Erin growing • What Vancouver is like as a city including the vegan scene • The foods she ate as a kid • Why she eventually changed the foods on her plate • How her personal lifestyle changes have influenced those around her • The ins and outs of her baking business and how this changed when she transitioned to a vegan lifestyle • The biggest hurdles during her personal and business transition • Tips for anyone transitioning to plant based or vegan foods • Her daughter Roen's diet and any associated challenges socially • Common questions Erin gets about Roen's diet including supplements, foods, breast feeding etc. • and much much more RESOURCES: Erin's website It's To Die For Erin's Vancouver Vegan Eats Recommendations Where to get Erin's Banana Bread Heart Beets Run Club in Vancouver Transitioning to a plant based lifestyle in 5 hours per Erin's recommendations. Set up a binge watching afternoon and get through the below (invite your friends or family over that are interested too and make a day/night of it). Conspiracy Earthlingsor Dominion What the Health Science from intro to think about: Egg Board article about Just Mayo: Read here Meta Analysis looking at the effect of Dietary Cholesterol on Serum Cholesterol (full paper) Swapping Saturated fats for Unsaturated or Unrefined carbohydrates to lower disease risk: Read a summary here of what I mentioned in the intro. Australian Podcast Awards: If you have one or two minutes I would love your support by voting for the Plant Proof show here. It takes a few minutes (you do need to verify your email for it to submit). Thank you in advance friends. REVIEW/SHARE: If you enjoyed the episode and have a spare 1-2 minutes please leave a review on iTunes so the Plant Proof podcast ranks higher and becomes more discoverable for other listeners. And if you have any friends that you think will benefit from listening to this episode or any of the other Plant Proof episodes please share the link - together we can make this world a healthier place. If you liked this episode please share it on social media and tag myself @plant_proof and Erin @erinireland WHERE TO LISTEN TO THE PLANT PROOF PODCAST? Currently, the Plant Proof podcast can be listened to on iTunes, Google Podcasts(note: use the google podcast app not google play), Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly. If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe'or 'follow' on Spotifyso you are instantly notified when I release new episodes each week. Simon Hill For more information on plant based nutrition visit plantproof.com
February 1, 2019
In Episode 53 I sat down with Torre Washington to talk about his journey and in particular how he got into Body Building and what it's like being a vegan bodybuilder. Torre and I were meaning to do this episode in the USA however our world's collided a little earlier so we recorded it in Byron Bay whilst hanging out and producing some really cool content for Centr which is Chris Hemsworth's new health & fitness program. If you are looking for some new motivation for your fitness, mindfulness and eating then you will absolutely love Chris' program - it's extremely well put together and I feel very lucky to be a part of it as one of his handpicked experts. Of course my focus is on plant based food! Anyway, we digress. In this conversation we cover: • Bit about some of the places we ate during our time in Byron Bay • Torre's childhood years (what life was like for him etc) • His blood lines and what the Rastafari culture means to him • What his diet was like growing up • What his diet is like now (and yes I ask the infamous question about protein) • When and why he got interested in working out • His journey to becoming a PRO bodybuilder • Why a vegan diet is important to him • Coexisting with non vegans • and much much more REVIEW/SHARE: If you enjoyed the episode and have a spare 1-2 minutes please leave a review on iTunes so the Plant Proof podcast ranks higher and becomes more discoverable for other listeners. And if you have any friends that you think will benefit from listening to this episode or any of the other Plant Proof episodes please share the link - together we can make this world a healthier place. If you liked this episode please share it on social media and tag myself @plant_proof and Benny Cristo WHERE TO LISTEN TO THE PLANT PROOF PODCAST? Currently, the Plant Proof podcast can be listened to on iTunes, Google Podcasts(note: use the google podcast app not google play), Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly. If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe'or 'follow' on Spotifyso you are instantly notified when I release new episodes each week. Simon Hill Creator of plantproof.com - your 100% free resource for Plant Based Information
January 25, 2019
In Episode 52 I sat down with Joe Holder, founder of Ocho System, who is an absolute wealth of knowledge when it comes to exercise optimisation and "levelling up" so you can adopt a mindset that allows you to achieve the the performance and physique goals you desire. Strap yourself in...this one is damn interesting! In our conversation we spoke about: • Joe's days growing up in New Jersey & his time at University in Pennsylvania as a college footballer • The impact his family, in particular his parents, had on his beliefs & values • His passion for sport • How getting injured changed his perspective on healing & performance and ultimately helped him develop his love for health • The Ocho System and what his philosophies are on training and mindset • His thoughts around exercise induced inflammation & recovery • Being a Nike master trainer • Training Victoria's Secret models • His transition to a plant based diet • His typical day of eating and thoughts on supplementation • Types of exercise he recommends for other people looking to get active • Establishing a positive mindset and being motivated to train • and so much more Review/Share: If you enjoyed the episode and have a spare 1-2 minutes please leave a review on iTunes so the Plant Proof podcast ranks higher and becomes more discoverable for other listeners. And if you have any friends that you think will benefit from listening to this episode or any of the other Plant Proof episodes please share the link - together we can make this world a healthier place. If you liked this episode please share it on social media and tag myself @plant_proofand Joe @ochosystem Where to listen to Plant Proof Podcast? Currently, the Plant Proof podcast can be listened to on iTunes, Google Podcasts(note: use the google podcast app not google play), Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly. If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe'or 'follow' on Spotify so you are instantly notified when I release new episodes each week. Simon Hill (Creator of plantproof.com - check it out for 100% free plant based nutrition information)
January 16, 2019
In Episode 51 I had the absolute privilege of sitting down with European Pop sensation Ben Cristovao or "Benny Cristo" as he goes by. On surface level Ben is a man with an extreme amount of raw talent and a strong work ethic and steel like determination that allows him to fulfil his potential. But despite his impressive resume of achievements, what left a lasting impression on me from this conversation, is Ben's thought processes and overall state of consciousness. He has an incredible story and where many would be sidetracked by the notoriety of the pop music industry, Ben is using his influence to leave a positive mark on the world. IN THIS EPISODE WE COVER: • Where Ben grew up in Europe and his blood lines • What his diet was like as a kid • How he got into singing • His achievements as a music artist and athlete • The moment he decided to change what was on his plate • Typical foods he eats • Social media and how he uses it to spark conversations and promote positive change amongst his community • and much much more REVIEW/SHARE: If you enjoyed the episode and have a spare 1-2 minutes please leave a review on iTunes so the Plant Proof podcast ranks higher and becomes more discoverable for other listeners. And if you have any friends that you think will benefit from listening to this episode or any of the other Plant Proof episodes please share the link - together we can make this world a healthier place. If you liked this episode please share it on social media and tag myself @plant_proof and Benny Cristo WHERE TO LISTEN TO THE PLANT PROOF PODCAST? Currently, the Plant Proof podcast can be listened to on iTunes, Google Podcasts(note: use the google podcast app not google play), Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly. If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe'or 'follow' on Spotifyso you are instantly notified when I release new episodes each week. Simon
January 11, 2019
In Episode 50 I sat down with good friend Will Dalton to chat about aspects of my life including what inspired me to transition to a plant based lifestyle and ultimately start Plant Proof. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For those of you who have followed the Plant Proof journey over the past 12 months, and become part of what is a really incredible community that continues to inspire me daily, you will know that I don't actually like to share a whole lot about myself. I've never been one to want to over share on social media but given the growth of Plant Proof I appreciate that many of you will want to get to know me better, and rightly so! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When Will and I sat down we literally started recording with zero format, plans or notes. Everything you hear is completely off the cuff... just how we normally would chat over a coffee after some soft sand lands and a swim at North Bondi. So here it is, a very raw and most likely slightly awkward episode (I much prefer leading the conversation than being asked questions) - I hope it gives you a bit more insight into how I think. Be sure to listen all the way to the end including my outro at the very end of the episode after Will and I finish talking where I offer some more insight into a few things to close out the conversation. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As I mentioned in this episode my commitment is to jump on the other side of the conversation every 50 episodes (Episode 50, 100,150, 200 etc) for as long as the show is around to continue to share more about myself. Of course, you'll get little glimpses every episode too! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Lastly, what can you expect from the Plant Proof podcast in 2019? Well I certainly plan to continue with the show and I am incredibly excited about the calibre of guests I have already recorded future episodes with (look out for episodes with @bennycristro, @ochosystem and @erinireland) and have lined up for the coming months (lots of Doctor's, athletes, nutritionists, parents and even a few movie stars). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I don't want to give away too much other than that I am incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to be host of the show in 2018 and in 2019 my ongoing aim is to bring each and every one of you more and more value to help inspire & provoke positive thoughts and change in your own lives. Part of this will be changing the format of the show from time to time - for me becoming a better interviewer and getting more creative with the audio experience is incredibly exciting and it's this challenge to better your experience each week that's driving me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Friends it's been an absolute pleasure sharing information so far. Thanks for inspiring me. Hope you enjoy the episode. If you do I would love to hear from you - shoot me a message on Instagram @plant_proof or tag me in your Instagram story. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Reviews are really important: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you enjoyed the episode and have a spare 1-2 minutes please leave a review on iTunes so the Plant Proof podcast ranks higher and becomes more discoverable for other listeners. And if you have any friends that you think will benefit from listening to this episode or any of the other Plant Proof episodes please share the link - together we can make this world a healthier place. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Where to listen to the Plant Proof podcast? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Currently, the Plant Proof podcast can be listened to on iTunes, Google Podcasts (note: use the google podcast app not google play), Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly. If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe'or 'follow' on Spotifyso you are instantly notified when I release new episodes each week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Simon Hill Creator of Plantproof.com - your FREE resource...
January 5, 2019
In Episode 49 I sat down with a friend of mine, Cherie Tu, who also lives in Sydney and runs the enormous @thrivingonplants community on Instagram and You Tube. In this episode we covered: • Cheries' favourite places to eat in Sydney • Her blood lines and childhood years including the food she ate • When her passion for cooking started • When and why she became interested in health • Why she started calorie counting • How she discovered a plant based lifestyle and what motivated her to try it out • How her friends and parents reacted to her change in food selection • How her decision to remove animal products from her plate has influenced those around her • When and why she started posting food on Instagram • The evolution of her instagram profile and what she has done and still does to build an engaged community • How she developed new recipes and some behind the scenes information on equipment used, software etc • Advice for people starting food blogging • Challenges associated with running her business through social media • Her e-book and new book coming out • When and how she met her boyfriend Kai • What Kai's diet is like • Her passion for working out and what her training program looks like • How she stays motivated to train consistently • Her staple foods at home • What a regular day on her plate looks like • Some other bigger picture issues that she is passionate about including fast fashion and sustainability • Plans for the future • and much much more Cafes/Restaurants we spoke about in Sydney: • O Bar & Dining • World Vegan • An Nhien • Gigi's Balmain If you enjoyed the episode and have a spare 1-2 minutes please leave a review on iTunes so the Plant Proof podcast ranks higher and becomes more discoverable for other listeners. And if you have any friends that you think will benefit from listening to this episode or any of the other Plant Proof episodes please share the link - together we can make this world a healthier place. Currently, the Plant Proof podcast can be listened to on iTunes, Google Podcasts (note: use the google podcast app not google play), Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly. If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe'or 'follow' on Spotifyso you are instantly notified when I release new episodes each week. Hope you enjoy the episode friends. Simon Hill Creator of Plantproof.com - your FREE resource for plant based nutrition information
December 28, 2018
Episode 48 with Tess Begg is perhaps one of my favourite conversations to date. Tess is in her early 20's and isn't afraid to tell it how it is. Her life so far has been anything but rosy and I love the fact she owns these hardships and openly talks about how they led her to where she is now. In this episode Tess speaks candidly about how she navigated her way through through her teenage years and despite having instability at home and getting caught up in the wrong social circles was able to seperate her true values & beliefs from those 'handed' to use by society. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Specifically we covered: • Where Tess grew up • What family life was like and her childhood diet • What her teenage and high school years were like • Hanging out in the wrong crowds • Smoking and drugs • Why she transitioned to a vegan diet • What her vegan diet was like initially and how it has changed • Blood test results • Supplements with some specifics around Iron, B12 and Iodine • Why Tess creates content for social media • How long it takes her to create content • Generating an income from social media • Her thoughts on separating social media from her own personal life and 'offline time' • Tess' vegan treat business • What Tess would like to do in the future⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you haven't connected with Tess you can find her on Instagram and You Tube - her posts are sure to provide you with further inspiration for the plant based meals you create at home! Resources: Want to know more about supplement and blood tests? Read the below blogs at plantproof.com • Blood Tests • Supplements & Nutrients If you enjoyed the episode and have a spare 1-2 minutes please leave a review on iTunes so the Plant Proof podcast ranks higher and becomes more discoverable for other listeners. And if you have any friends that you think will benefit from listening to this episode or any of the other Plant Proof episodes please share the link - together we can make this world a healthier place. Currently, the Plant Proof podcast can be listened to on iTunes, Google Podcasts (note: use the google podcast app not google play), Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly. If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe'or 'follow' on Spotifyso you are instantly notified when I release new episodes each week. Hope you enjoy the episode friends. Simon Hill Creator of Plantproof.com - your FREE resource for plant based nutrition information
December 22, 2018
In Episode 47 I sat down with Environmentalist and fellow Aussie ocean lover Tim Silverwood. Tim is the Co-Founder of Take 3 an organisation that encourages people to collect rubbish and dispose of it correctly. He has also recently featured in the documentary 'Blue' and is an absolute wealth of knowledge when it comes to where we are going wrong in terms of damaging this planet and what we can all do to fix it! Get ready folks... some of the statistics around the damage we have caused is mind blowing! In this episode we covered: • Tim's childhood • How he found a love for protecting the planet • How he got involved with Take 3 and became a Co-Founder of this charity • The documentary Blue including information about the key topics it covers • What are ocean plastics and what is the REAL problem we are faced with? • Is the damage reversible? • What are micro plastics? • Is ingesting micro-plastics dangerous? • Plastics in drinking water and soil • Banning single use plastics in Australia • Statistics about the destruction ocean plastics have caused and what they are projected to cause • Are there certain areas of the world who are contributing more to the industrialisation of the ocean • What we can ALL do to help the planet regenerate, perhaps even reverse damage, and prevent further destruction • The Take 3 charity and what it's mission is • and much much more If you care about the ocean and the entire planet earth ecosystem then you need to kick up a chair and listen to this. Speaking personally this conversation got me thinking about a number of things that I can do to help our planet. If you know anyone else in this space that has an important message to share around the preservation of our planet please shoot me a DM on Instagram (@plant_proof) or email simon@plantproof.com - this is a topic I am very passionate about and am going to continue discussing on the show. Resources: Take 3 website Take 3 Instagram Tim Silverwood Instagram Blue The Film If you enjoyed the episode and have a spare 1-2 minutes please leave a review on iTunes so the Plant Proof podcast ranks higher and becomes more discoverable for other listeners. And if you have any friends that you think will benefit from listening to this episode or any of the other Plant Proof episodes please share the link - together we can make this world a healthier place. Currently, the Plant Proof podcast can be listened to on iTunes, Google Podcasts (note: use the google podcast app not google play), Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly. If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe'or 'follow' on Spotifyso you are instantly notified when I release new episodes each week. Hope you enjoy the episode friends. Simon Hill Creator of Plantproof.com - your FREE resource for plant based nutrition information
December 19, 2018
In Episode 46 I sat down with Adam Guthrie to share his journey which at one point saw him in a critical care hospital literally fearing for his life. I first met Adam in Ubud, Bali earlier this year and I since the day I heard his story I knew I had to share it with the Plant Proof community. In this episode we cover: • Adam's childhood years • His diet growing up • Why he initially transitioned to a vegetarian diet • His heart attack • His experience with the Western medical system after his Heart Attack • How he took control of his health • His transition to a plant based diet • What his diet looks like • His Ironman journey - Why he was motivated to do it and what the training and event looked like for him • How he is working with people in his community to better there health • The I Feel Good Magazine • and much more I love giving you guys value. So with that in mind I negotiated a 12 month FREE subscription to Adam's magazine 'I Feel Good'. If you head to the iTunes App Store and search I Feel Good Magazine you can download the app for free. Then once downloaded, open the app up, click 'subscribe' and then enter '12MonthsFree'. No credit card details required, simply free access to a tonne of recipes and plant based information for 12 months. If you enjoyed the episode and have a spare 1-2 minutes please leave a review on iTunes so the Plant Proof podcast ranks higher and becomes more discoverable for other listeners. And if you have any friends that you think will benefit from listening to this episode or any of the other Plant Proof episodes please share the link - together we can make this world a healthier place. If you liked this episode please share it on social media and tag myself @plant_proof and Adam @adamguthrie @ifeelgoodmagazine Simon
December 15, 2018
In episode 45 I sat down with the owner of Beyond Sushi, Chef Guy Vaknin, to learn more about his story and the journey of 'Beyond Sushi', one of my favourite places to eat in New York. In this episode we covered: • Guy's childhood • When and why he moved to NYC • How he developed an interest in hospitality • How Beyond Sushi was born • Beyond Sushi's journey from vegetarian to vegan • The challenges of starting and scaling a small business in New York • Beyond Sushi on Shark Tank • The future for Beyond Sushi • and much more If you enjoyed the episode and have a spare 1-2 minutes please leave a review on iTunes so the Plant Proof podcast ranks higher and becomes more discoverable for other listeners. And if you have any friends that you think will benefit from listening to this episode or any of the other Plant Proof episodes please share the link - together we can make this world a healthier place. If you liked this episode please share it on social media and tag myself @plant_proofand Guy @chefguyvaknin @beyondsushinyc Simon Hill
December 9, 2018
Episode 44 I caught up with Andrea, or Earthy Andy as you may know her as, on the North Shore of Oahu. Andy was in the final few weeks of her pregnancy (has since had baby Nalu) so it was such an amazing effort for her to sit through quite a long recording! In this episode we covered: • What its like to live in North Shore, Hawaii • Where she grew up • What her early years were like including her family, sports & what she ate • How and where she met Shem • When and what inspired her to make changes to the food she was eating • How she hid her instagram account initially from anyone she knew including her family • What Shem thought of her moving to a plant based lifestyle • How her pregnancy is going as a vegan mother • Breastfeeding • What's a normal day look like for her family now including the types of foods they eat • Whether their doctors are supportive of the way they live • If they take any supplements • The role of social media in her life and setting boundaries • Her kids and technology/gadgets • Her kids and the foods they eat. • How she teaches them about the foods they eat to hopefully prevent them rebelling • How she has encouraged her kids to try new foods • Being a parent and tips for raising conscious, loving kids • and much much more And if you want to get some reusable coconut bowls and cutlery etc checkout my good friends business Coconut Bowls If you enjoyed the episode and have a spare 1-2 minutes please leave a review on iTunes so the Plant Proof podcast ranks higher and becomes more discoverable for other listeners. And if you have any friends that you think will benefit from listening to this episode or any of the other Plant Proof episodes please share the link - together we can make this world a healthier place. If you liked this episode please share it on social media and tag myself @plant_proof and Andy @earthyandy Simon Hill Creator of Plantproof.com
December 5, 2018
In Episode 43 I sat down with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams to chat about his personal health journey, including being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, and the work he is doing at the Brooklyn community level. Eric is a former NYPD Police Officer and New York State Senator. An extremely well versed man who I am truly grateful that I got to connect with while I was in New York recently. In this episode we cover: • Eric's childhood including his diet • Eric's time in the New York Police Department • When he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and what he was told regarding his prognosis • What his typical diet was in his adulthood before being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes • Why he changed his diet and how this affected his diabetes management and quality of life • The medications he was told he had to take for life and what he's been able to do with these since changing his eating habits • The work he is doing at a community level in Brooklyn, including his work with Dr Michelle McMacken, and how this can be used as a blueprint for other parts of the USA and communities globally If you enjoyed the episode and have a spare 1-2 minutes please leave a review on iTunes so the Plant Proof podcast ranks higher and becomes more discoverable for other listeners. And if you have any friends that you think will benefit from listening to this episode or any of the other Plant Proof episodes please share the link - together we can make this world a healthier place. If you liked this episode please share it on social media and tag myself @plant_proofand Eric @bpericadams Simon Hill
December 1, 2018
In Episode 42 I caught up with Pro Surfer and Vegan mother Alana Blanchard in Kauai, Hawaii. From just 8 years old Alana had a dream and dedicated her life to turning it into reality. In this episode we cover: • What Alana's childhood in Kauai was like • Where she likes to surf in kauai • What kinds of food she ate as a kid • Her dream to become a Pro Surfer from around age 8 and who she was inspired by • Home schooling • Her relationship with Bethany Hamilton and what they were like as kids • The shark attack incident & how that affected her • The movie Soul Surfer that covered Bethany & Alana's story and meeting Jack Nicholson • Bethany's journey to getting back in the water and learning to surf again • Bethany's new documentary 'Unstoppable' covering her life story • Sharks and if Alana ever fears them • Scariest waves she has surfed • What being a PRO surfer means and how they earn an income • Her favourite surf break • Why she follows a plant based diet and what vegan pillars are important to her • Her typical day of eating • What her partner Jack Freestone (also a PRO surfer) eats • Her pregnancy experience as a vegan:what she ate, what food aversions she had and what she supplemented with • How receptive Doctor's were during her pregnancy to the way she was eating • What resources she used to help her during her pregnancy including Dr Michael Klapper • How her baby son Banks is doing and her experience breast-feeding • Tips for increasing breastmilk supply • How long she plans to breastfeed • Banks' weight and how he is developing • How she plans to explain to Banks why he doesn't eat animal products when he's older • What Alana & Jack plan to feed Banks when he starts eating solids • What she thinks of social media and how she handles the attention • What Alana thinks of the Gold coast where her partner Jack is from and will they stay in Hawaii or move to Australia. • and SO much more If you enjoyed the episode and have a spare 1-2 minutes please leave a review on iTunes so the Plant Proof podcast ranks higher and becomes more discoverable for other listeners. And if you have any friends that you think will benefit from listening to this episode or any of the other Plant Proof episodes please share the link - together we can make this world a healthier place. If you liked this episode please share it on social media and tag myself @plant_proof and Alana @alanablanchard Simon Hill For agenda free information on plant based nutrition checkout my website plantproof.com
November 26, 2018
In Episode 41 I sit down with Ellen Fisher to learn about her journey and the steps she has taken to build a family that is centred around consciousness, abundance, life learning, love & lots of fun. In this conversation we cover: • What Ellen's childhood was like in California • Why she changed her diet • Why her and her high school sweetheart Andrew decided to leave California for Hawaii • What life is like in Maui, Hawaii • How her 3 pregnancies were as well as her breastfeeding experiences • Tips about breastfeeding to improve supply • How she explains to her kids the 'why' behind the decision to not eat animals in their household • Tips about plant based food & children • Supplements her children take • How her kids go about dealing with non-vegan food or junk food in social situations • How her kids are schooled • Attachment parenting • and much much more Resources from this episode: • Ellen's website - her latest E-Book is now available too • The breast feeding blog we spoke about • Some resources for Donor Milk • USA: https://www.hmbana.org • Australia: https://www.mothersmilkbank.com.au • Canada: https://www.milkbankontario.ca • UK: http://www.ukamb.org • New Zealand: http://www.mothersmilknz.org.nz/mother-to-mother-milk-sharing.html • For other countries google or Facebook search "Donor Breast Milk" and your location If you enjoyed the episode and have a spare 1-2 minutes please leave a review on iTunes so the Plant Proof podcast ranks higher and becomes more discoverable for other listeners. And if you have any friends that you think will benefit from listening to this episode or any of the other Plant Proof episodes please share the link - together we can make this world a healthier place. If you liked this episode please share it on social media and tag myself @plant_proof and Ellen @ellenfisher Simon
November 22, 2018
Episode 40 is certainly not for the faint hearted. Legendary punk rocker, author & plant powered athlete, John Joseph, takes us through his life and what it was like to grow up in Manhattan in the 60's, 70's and 80's with no money & little family support while being surrounded by some truly bad influences. If you do not like swearing or have young kids listening this is not the episode for you. John grew up in some crazy times and did some crazy things to basically stay alive. Despite the colourful language though John has an extremely powerful message and one thing that rang true for me which stood out from our conversation was "its not what happens to someone in life...its what they do about it". In this episode we cover: • John's childhood years in Manhattan • What trouble he got up to as a teenager & how drugs impacted his life • What the punk rock scene was like and how he found himself amongst it • Why he changed his diet to plant based • Why he joined the Hare Krishna's • His time in the navy • Being on the run from police and using fake identification so he wasn't caught • The work he is doing with correctional facilities and inmates • His memoir and his other two books (Meat is for Pussies & The PMA effect) If you liked this episode please share it on social media and tag myself @plant_proof and John @Johnjosephcromag Hope you enjoy the listen. Simon
November 18, 2018
In Episode 39 of the Plant Proof Podcast I sit down with Cardiologist, Dr Rob Ostfeld, to talk about preventative medicine and how he treats his patients to improve their quality of life and promote longevity. If you are wanting to understand more about the types of foods you should be eating and others that you should be avoiding this is the perfect episode. As Dr Ostfeld walks you through the science around cardiovascular disease he offers a tonne of practical information and tips for choosing foods in your own lifestyle. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In this episode we delve into: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • Where Dr Ostfeld grew up and what life was like including his diet • How he ended up specialising in Cardiology • When and why his own diet changed • His own experience with asthma • What medical training he has completed and how much nutrition her learned at University • How did he become interested in preventative medicine • How he treats his patients clinically • Saturated fat, cholesterol & damaged endothelial cells • What statins do (cholesterol medications) • How a blocked artery is fixed surgically with a stent ("Snow plow" analogy) • His recommendations for foods to eat more of and foods to eat less of and what science supports these recommendations • What supplements (if any) that he recommends to his patients • What happens if you replace animal protein in a diet to plant protein • How much change do his patients have to make to experience significant benefits • What the future of Medicine is looking like in the USA • His favourite places to eat in New York City⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Below are some of the references that were mentioned in this episode: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The American Journal of Medicine 2017 130, 1298-1305. (Nutrition education) Journal of Geriatric Cardiology issue 5, 2017: (There are about ten articles in this special issue regarding a plant based diet) N Engl J Med 2016; 374:1332-1343 (Fruit consumption) JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(10):1453-1463. (The study that replaced 3% animal protein with 3% plant based protein) Circulation. 2015; 132: 1990-1998 (F&V consumption in youth) Diabetes Care 32:791-796, 2009 (Seventh Day Adventist Data) Nat Med. 2013 May;19(5):576-85. N Engl J Med. 2013;368:1575-84. (TMAO) Am J Cardiol. 1997 Feb 1;79(3):350-4. (Blood vessel function) JAMA 1998;280:2001-2007 (Ornish data) J Fam Pract. 2014:63(7) 356-364. (Esselstyn data) Am J Clin Nutr. 2014 Jul;100 Suppl 1:320S-8S (Provegetarian diet patter in PREDIMED) Diabetes Care 29:1777-1783, 2006 (ADA vs PBD, RCT) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you did and want to share feedback on social media please tag @plant_proof and @drostfeld - I share a lot of the feedback that I get to inspire others to listen to the episode. Alternatively please take 1-2 min to leave a review on the Apple Podcast App. The more reviews the show gets the more discoverable it becomes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you have a friend, colleague or family member who you think could benefit from this information please share the show link - it could just be the spark they need to change some of their lifestyle habits :) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hope you enjoy the episode. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Simon For agenda free information on plant based nutrition checkout my website plantproof.com
November 12, 2018
In Episode 38 of the Plant Proof podcast I sit down with Bianca Taylor to talk about her journey from a seemingly lost, sad & powerless soul to a vibrant, inspirational & empowering woman taking charge of her life & understanding her purpose. Mental health & helping people understand that it's ok to feel down is something very close to my heart. In this episode we cover: • Bianca's childhood and teenage years and her mental health • What happened when her father was shot outside their home & how this affected her • How a toxic relationship affected her ability to manage her mental health • The deepest of lows where she felt like "what's the point of life" • The moment that may have saved her life and helped her find a path towards working out her purpose and no longer suppressing her negative thoughts • Why Bianca gave up eating animal products and is a proud vegan advocate • Tips for self love and working on your mental health to maintain a positive outlook on life • How Bianca meet her partner Nimai Delgado (Vegan Bodybuilder you may remember from episode 3 of the Plant Proof podcast) • Bianca's business veganfitness.com and what's on the horizon for her in the coming years If you are experiencing any sort of mental health battle I really recommend you reach out to one of the resources below local to you. If you are from a country that's not listed below google search your country name and "helpline" or "suicide hotline" and you will find a local organisation that offers phone support. If you are not sure who to call please ask a friend or family member - it's completely ok not to feel good so please don't feel embarrassed to talk about it. Australia: https://www.lifeline.org.au/ https://livin.org/ New Zealand: https://www.lifeline.org.nz USA: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org https://www.thetrevorproject.org UK/Ireland: https://www.samaritans.org Canada: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/ I also strongly recommend that everyone has a look at the "R U OK" website for helpful tips on how to ask your friends and family members how they are going. As their slogan says "A conversation could change a life". https://www.ruok.org.au/ Hope you enjoy this episode. If you do I would love to hear your feedback either via a share on social media (tag @plant_proof so I can see) or a private message. Simon
November 7, 2018
In Episode 37 I sit down for the second time with Dr Michelle McMacken (previous guest on Episode 2) to talk about where the science lies in terms of eating for longevity. We talk about a plethora of fascinating topics including: • Michelle's project with Bellevue Hospital which is now offering out-patients with chronic disease the option of participating in a plant based food program • Where the science lies in terms of saturated fat & cholesterol and their contributions to disease • The particular type of fat & cholesterol we need to be worried about when it comes to atherosclerosis (narrowing of our arteries) and cardiovascular disease • Sources of healthy fats • The Paleo & Keto diets and where the science sits in terms of these diets being helpful or harmful from a longevity & disease point of view • What Type 2 diabetes is and helpful nutritional information for managing and reversing this disease • and much much more This is an absolute cracker of an episode, one of my favourites so far in terms of breaking down the science, clearing the confusion and helping us all understand what we should be eating more of and what we should be eating less of. Despite the headlines, the science is very clear and in this episode Michelle offers agenda free insight into exactly what it means. Grab a pen and paper...you're going to want to take notes and more than likely listen 2-3 times! To connect with Michelle you can find her on Instagram @veg_md- I strongly suggest following her page as she often posts really helpful information directly from the many lifestyle medicine conferences she attends and speaks at. For extra information from Michelle explaining Cholesterol, LDL-C & HDL-C please read here As always folks I hope you enjoy the episode and find it thought provoking. I definitely did! If you did enjoy it please share your feedback by leaving a review on iTunes or posting on social media and tagging Michelle and Myself (@plant_proof) (I re share a lot of the feedback posted on my own story). Simon Hill For agenda free information on plant based nutrition checkout my website plantproof.com
November 1, 2018
In Episode 36 I sit down with Suzy Amis Cameron, wife of popular Filmmaker James Cameron, at her house in Malibu to chat about her life and how we can eat to not only thrive but to save the planet. In this episode we discuss: • Suzy's childhood • Her time as a Ford Model & Actress • How she met James Cameron • What Muse School is and why she Co-Founded it • The inspiration behind her new book "OMD" • Just how real climate change is, the affect our food choices have on the planet and what the solutions are • and much much more To connect with Suzy please find her on Instagram @Suzyamiscameron and @omdfortheplanet. If you would like to know more about Suzy's new book and/or buy a copy please check it out here As always folks I hope you enjoy the episode and find it thought provoking. I definitely did! If you did enjoy it please share your feedback by leaving a review on iTunes or posting on social media and tagging Suzy and Myself (@plant_proof) (I re share a lot of the feedback posted on my own story). Simon Hill For agenda free information on plant based nutrition checkout my website plantproof.com
October 27, 2018
Episode 35 I sat down with Vegan Dad, author, endurance athlete and podcast host Rich Roll to go through is journey from an unhealthy man in his 20's & 30's who battled with addiction & poor food choices to a man in his 50's that is thriving physically and mentally while living a life of purpose that offers far greater fulfilment. I realise Rich's story is very well documented and going into this conversation I was contemplating whether or not to even delve into it. However, given this is his first time on the Plant Proof podcast, and that we plan to record future episodes together, I thought it was important that those who may not know his story get a chance to hear it. It's easy to forget just how much of a transformation Rich has had so even for those that do already know his story I think you will still benefit greatly by listening to this episode - I know I certainly have! In this episode we cover: 1- Rich's childhood including his passions growing up 2- What is lawyer days were like including drugs and alcohol. 3 - Rich's battle with Alcohol and how this affected his swimming career, legal career and social life. 4- Rich's time in a rehabilitation clinic and what he learned about himself 5 - Rich's transition to a plant based lifestyle and what inspired it 6 - Rich's leap into the world of Ultra Endurance competitive racing including Ultra Man, Epic 5 & Ötillö races. 7 - Typical foods that Rich eats in a day 8- What Rich thinks about climate change 9- The evolution of the Rich Roll podcast including his favourite episodes 10 - and much more Connect with Rich on Instagram @richroll and to find his podcast just search The Rich Roll Show on any podcast app. As always, hope you enjoy the episode. If you do and have time please leave a review on iTunes or share the episode on social media and tag @plant_proof and @richroll so I can repost. Simon For agenda free information on plant based nutrition checkout my website plantproof.com
October 20, 2018
Episode 34 I caught up with Ben Richards, owner of Seeds of Life Cafe in Ubud Bali, to chat about his story and what raw or 'living' foods are all about. It's a 3 hour episode, so a bit of a marathon ep, but full of golden nuggets to get you thinking about life at a deeper level, particularly why we eat what we do. IN THIS EPISODE WE COVER: • Ben's childhood and how he discovered a passion for food and hospitality • Ben's experience with plant medicines including mushrooms and ayahuasca • What 'raw food' means by definition • Is raw food for everyone • What soaking, sprouting and fermentation is • How to soak, sprout and ferment foods • The question that society should be asking in order to get back on track and plug into nature for a truly fulfilling experience on this planet • Resources to learn more about raw foods • Ben's raw food workshops • What durian is (I try it for the first time at the end of this episode) • and much more Some of the resources we spoke about are: • https://theseedsoflifecafe.com • @seedsoflifebali • Ann Wigmore - The Sprouting Book • https://hippocratesinst.org/product-category/sprouting/sprouting-equip • https://hippocratesinst.org/product-category/books/sprouting-wheatgrass • https://hippocratesinst.org/ann-wigmore-founder • https://annwigmore.org/ REVIEW/SHARE: If you enjoyed the episode and have a spare 1-2 minutes please leave a review on iTunes so the Plant Proof podcast ranks higher and becomes more discoverable for other listeners. And if you have any friends that you think will benefit from listening to this episode or any of the other Plant Proof episodes please share the link - together we can make this world a healthier place. WHERE TO LISTEN TO THE PLANT PROOF PODCAST? Currently, the Plant Proof podcast can be listened to on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly. If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe'or 'follow' on Spotify so you are instantly notified when I release new episodes each week. Hope you enjoy the episode. Simon Hill For agenda free information on plant based nutrition checkout my website plantproof.com
October 18, 2018
Episode 33 of the Plant Proof podcast I sat down with Dr Michael Greger. Dr Greger is widely regarded as one of the top Lifestyle Medicine Doctors in the world that fully understands the role of nutrition in preventing and reversing many of our leading chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, which was the topic of this episode. The fact that cardiovascular disease causes more deaths in Australia and USA (and many other Western Countries) than any other cause of death, combined with the fact that it can be avoided through dietary changes in most cases, makes this episode and underlying message so incredibly important. We were a bit strapped for time on this episode so we dove straight into the nitty gritty but I do plan to catch up with Dr Greger in person in the not to distant future to sit down and record a longer podcast episode dedicated more to his life journey and a broader look at the state Medicine in the United States and how he would like to see things change going forward. In this episode we discuss: • Why Dr Greger has a passion for lifestyle medicine? • What cardiovascular and coronary artery disease is? • The pathophysiology of heart disease - at a tissue level what is it, when does it start and when does it become symptomatic. • Who is at risk of developing heart disease (Is it selective or not) and just how big of an issue is this chronic disease • How to reduce your chance of developing Heart Disease (or reverse underlying symptoms that already exist) and other chronic illnesses through nutrition, specifically what foods to eat more of and what foods to eat less of • Whats the role of cholesterol lowering drugs like statins (Lipitor) and how do they stack up against dietary changes. • What foods raise cholesterol? • What foods are great at lowering cholesterol? • Ape & Portfolio diets for lowering cholesterol • Advice about cooking oils • Healthy heart sources of fat • Reversing damage to our arteries and how long it takes after making dietary changes • Dr Greger's favourite heart healthy breakfast • and much much more If you know anyone at all who has cardiovascular disease or any chronic illness and you think they would benefit from hearing Dr Michael Greger please share this episode. I have personally gifted a copy of Dr Greger's book on multiple occasions to people in my life that I know can benefit from better understanding the role that nutrition has on their wellbeing. After all, we all want more quality times full of good health with our family and friends...so passing on this information is so important. If you want to connect with Dr Michael Greger you can do so on Instagram @nutrition_facts_org and online at www.nutritionfacts.org. As we discussed Dr Michael Greger's books "How Not To Diet" along with the "How Not To Diet" cook book are absolutely golden for anyone new to plant based eating that wants further information on eating to prevent disease, specific information on various plant based food groups and of course healthy recipes to get you started on your journey. Hope you enjoy the episode plant friends. Simon
October 11, 2018
Episode 32 of the Plant Proof podcast I sat down with world-renowned vegan Chef Gaz Oakley to discuss his story and rise to stardom over the past 3 years. Since early 2016 Gaz has taken social media by storm with his avant-garde cooking displays on You tube and Instagram, amassing a combined following of over 700,000 people. Gaz and I crossed over while both traveling through Bali and took some time to get to know one another and record what we envisage will be the first of several podcasts together. This guy has phenomenal talent, a huge future ahead and is as humble and genuine as they come. Folks you're going to absolutely love this episode as Gaz takes us through his journey so far and I'm sure by the end of it, if you haven't already, you will track him down on social media to his delicious cooking with your own eyes. In this episode we discuss: • Gaz's early childhood years • How he developed a passion for cooking • What his interests are outside of cooking • Where he crafted his skills • Why he walked away from the cooking industry at one stage and took up a job in labour and sales • His transition to a plant based diet and what inspired that • How he comes up with the inspiration for his recipes • His growth journey on social media and how he handles the relatively new attention he is getting • Insight into the production requirements for his You Tube videos • His two cook books • A secret collaboration with a huge restaurant...yes he drops the secret on air! • What his plans are for the future • and much more You can connect with Gaz on Instagram @avantgardevegan & You Tube (Avant Garde Vegan). As always if you do enjoy the show and share the episode on social media tag @plant_proof - I love seeing your feedback! And of course if you think any of your friends or family members would enjoy the listen please share the link. Enjoy plant friends! Simon
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