Plant Proof - Plant Based Nutrition & Inspirational Stories

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tracy
 Jul 8, 2019
Awesome podcast presenting the evidence on how nutrition and lifestyle affect human and planet health. Really enjoy the interviews with the medical professionals.

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

Episode Date
Plant strong since 1987 with former fire fighter & triathlete Rip Esselstyn
01:34:17
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)
Jul 21, 2019
Reasons for not adopting a plant based diet with Nimai Delgado
01:20:04
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)

Jul 14, 2019
Stopping heart disease in its tracks with Dr Caldwell Esselstyn
01:04:03
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)
Jul 07, 2019
Truly reversing insulin resistance & Type 2 Diabetes with Robby and Cyrus from Mastering Diabetes
02:27:33
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)
Jun 29, 2019
Diet, Acne and Bodybuilding with Brian Turner
01:07:11
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)
Jun 23, 2019
Being unapologetically you with Sjana Elise Earp
01:21:32
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)
Jun 19, 2019
How you can prevent Chronic Disease with Dr Dean Ornish, MD
01:03:05
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:

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)

Jun 16, 2019
Ex Vegans & their Gut Health issues with Gastroenterologist Dr Will Bulsiewiscz, MD
01:56:49
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)



Jun 09, 2019
Finding the Flow State with Red Bull Athlete Patrick Seabase
01:18:20
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)
Jun 01, 2019
Managing IBS with Gastroenterologist Dr Sarina Pasricha, MD
01:17:54
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 24, 2019
GMO food & soil health with Dr Zach Bush, MD
02:21:43
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:



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 17, 2019
Adam Sud lost 200 pounds and discovered self love
01:18:40
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:


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 10, 2019
How food affects brain health with Neurologists Drs Dean & Ayesha Sherzai
01:42:18
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 06, 2019
Why Kieran De Visser is running, cycling and kayaking across Australia
00:49:04
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.

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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!
May 01, 2019
Social media and our mental health with Katie Williams
01:53:33
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

Apr 23, 2019
Why Drew Harrisberg Quit Keto
02:24:36
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

Studies & topics discussed


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Of course, if you loved the episode. Share your feedback on social media and tag Drew 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
Apr 06, 2019
Putting Rheumatoid Arthritis into remission with Clint Paddison
02:11:33
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:

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
Mar 29, 2019
Ziggy Alberts on using your voice for good
01:30:52
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:

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
Mar 24, 2019
Forget diet fads, how do the longest living people eat? Featuring Dr Renae Thomas, MD
01:20:25

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:

AHS population studies:

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
Mar 15, 2019
Reversing Type 2 Diabetes with Dr Neal Barnard
01:04:18
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:

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
Mar 08, 2019
Protecting the innocent with Carly Taylor & James Aspey
02:34:46
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:

Youtube videos:

Recipes:
BOSH: bosh.tv
Plant Proof: Recipes Page

Assistance going vegan:

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:

To follow these guys and see what they're up to connect with Carly & James on Instagram.

Studies spoken about in the intro:

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
Mar 02, 2019
Addressing gut health issues with leading Gastroenterologist Dr Alan Desmond, MD
02:01:21
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.

4 - Happy Gut course with Happy pear (Use the code PLANTPROOF20 which will give you 20% off their course)

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
Feb 22, 2019
Turning life challenges into life purpose with superstar Adidas Trainer Tanya Poppett
01:25:41
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
Feb 14, 2019
Why Erin Ireland turned her company vegan
01:50:27
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
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).
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
Feb 09, 2019
PRO bodybuilder Torre Washington has built his body with plants
01:21:49
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


Feb 01, 2019
Optimising your performance with Nike Master Trainer Joe Holder
01:42:19
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)
Jan 25, 2019
Why Pop Star Benny Cristovao changed the food on his plate
01:31:55
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
Jan 16, 2019
How much of your belief system is made up of your own beliefs with show host & creator of Plant Proof Simon Hill
01:33:57
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.
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Simon Hill
Creator of Plantproof.com - your FREE resource for plant based nutrition information
Jan 11, 2019
From calorie restriction to eating with abundance with Cherie Tu from @thrivingonplants
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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:

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
Jan 05, 2019
Popular Vegan influencer Tess Begg on her journey to Veganism & creating content online
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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.
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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
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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

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
Dec 28, 2018
The damage caused by ocean plastics and what we can do with Environmentalist Tim Silverwood
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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:

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
Dec 22, 2018
From Heart Attack to Ironman with Adam Guthrie
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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

Dec 19, 2018
The story of vegan sushi chain Beyond Sushi with Chef Guy Vaknin
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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

Dec 15, 2018
Being Earthy Andy - What it's like being a vegan Mother & internet sensation with over 1 million followers
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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
Dec 09, 2018
Improving America's health with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
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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
Dec 05, 2018
Pro Surfer & Vegan Mother Alana Blanchard on her journey
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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
Dec 01, 2018
Creating a conscious plant based family with Ellen Fisher
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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:
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
Nov 26, 2018
Adopting a positive mental attitude with Punk Rocker, Author & Plant Powered Athlete John Joseph
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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
Nov 22, 2018
Preventing heart attacks with Cardiologist Dr Rob Ostfeld
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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.
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In this episode we delve into:
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  • 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
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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)
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Simon
For agenda free information on plant based nutrition checkout my website plantproof.com
Nov 18, 2018
Making self love a priority with Mental Health & Vegan advocate Bianca Taylor
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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:

New Zealand:

USA:

UK/Ireland:

Canada:

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
Nov 12, 2018
Clearing the confusion around saturated fat, cholesterol, paleo & keto with Dr Michelle McMacken
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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
Nov 07, 2018
Suzy Cameron on how changing just one meal a day can save the planet
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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
Nov 01, 2018
Vegan athlete Rich Roll on turning his life around and serving others
02:07:06
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
Oct 27, 2018
Truly connecting with nature and maximising nutrient density & bioavailability with raw food expert Ben Richards
02:31:48
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:

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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
Oct 20, 2018
Dr Michael Greger on how to avoid heart disease with healthy nutrition
00:36:14
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


Oct 18, 2018
Inventive cooking with Avant Garde Vegan Chef Gaz Oakley
01:42:53
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

Oct 11, 2018
From sick & tired to thriving with vegan mother Loni Jane
01:46:47
Episode 31 of the Plant Proof podcast I sat down with vegan mother Loni Jane. Loni Jane is perhaps one of the most well known online vegan influencers having started sharing her journey pretty much as soon as Instagram was launched. In the last 9 years Loni has become symbolic of someone who was in very poor health that adopted a plant based lifestyle and was able to turn their life around both mentally and physically to create a life of love, prospertity, growth and wellness … a life that is in her control and on her terms as opposed to her previous life where she battled with excessive drinking, low self awareness, poor nutrition and essentially a depleted physical body. Loni and I have been wanting to sit down and record this podcast for a while now and finally we were able to do it in her amazing home in Queensland Australia….we spoke for almost 2 hours but really could of spoken for many more. I hope you enjoy this episode…I think it really sums up Loni well and opitimizes why she has built such a loyal community on line… raw, candid and authentic Loni!
Specifically in this episode we cover:
  • Loni's childhood years
  • Her battle with deteriorating health and what factors contributed to this
  • How and why she transitioned to a plant based lifestyle
  • The difficulties associated with moving away from her previous habits
  • Her partners support during her pursuit to better her physical and mental self
  • How she has raised her children so far
  • Tips during pregnancy from her personal experience including how she worked with her Doctor's
  • Some high level information on supplements for women, children and during pregnancy from her personal experience
  • Specific foods her children eat
  • and much much more (nearly 2 hours of chatting)
As always you can find the Plant Proof podcast on pretty much all podcast apps including Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Overcast and also directly on the plantproof.com website for everyone to enjoy absolutely free of charge!
If you enjoyed this episode please share it with any friends or family members who may benefit from listening to Loni's story and if you use iTunes and have 1-2 min spare time please leave a review on the show. If you don't use iTunes shoot me a direct message on Instagram @plant_proof with your review and I will share it for the community to see.
Hope you enjoy the listen
Simon
Oct 03, 2018
Living a life of good vibes with Jack Wilson, Australia's plant powered Ninja Warrior
00:59:58
Episode 30, with Australia's Ninja Warrior pin up boy Jack Wilson, is about mindset, creating good vibes & making life changing decisions. Jack has a very powerful message and is incredibly articulate and humble. His passion for bringing out the best in those around him is very obvious & his positivity is contagious. Everyone who listen's to this one will walk away feeling uplifted & motivated to be a positive example for those around them.
In this episode we discuss:
  • Jack's early years
  • His Aboriginal heritage and what this means to him
  • How he left behind a life of partying for a healthier & more fulfilng life
  • His love for running & the New York City marathon
  • Being a role model for the Aboriginal communities
  • His transition to a Plant Based Lifestyle
  • How he came across Ninja Warrior and the audition process
  • and much much more
You can listen to this episode and all other Plant Proof episodes on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Soundcloud, Stitcher (and most other podcast apps) and plantproof.com
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.
Finally, if you have any feedback for me, or suggestions for future guests please DM me on Instagram @plant_proof
Enjoy the listen Plant Friends,
Simon

Sep 28, 2018
Redefining Veganism in 2018 with Vevolution Co-Founder Damien Clarkson
00:53:30
Episode 29 with Damien Clarkson provides an insight into the Vegan movement in the UK and the role that Vevolution is playing in bringing people together and promoting positive change in the world.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Damien's personal story and transition to a vegan lifestyle
  • The UK vegan market and statistics
  • What the Vevolution mission is
  • Innovation in the plant based category & opportunities for entrepreneurs to make impact in this space
  • Large corporations like McDonald's & KFC and how we can support them to promote positive change
  • Plans for Vevolution going forward including their content creation & events

As always if you enjoyed this episode please share on social media or flick the link across to anyone who you think would benefit by listening.

Simon
Sep 24, 2018
Putting health before partying with plant powered Australian DJ Tigerlily
01:08:24
Episode 28 gives insight into how one of Australia's top DJ's, DJ Tigerlily, has navigated her way through this industry, which as you can imagine, consists of a lot of drugs, alcohol & sleepless nights.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Where Dara grew up and what the early years of her life were like
  • Dara's introduction to the music
  • How Dara developed a love for DJ'ing
  • The DJ/Nightclub industry and the effect it had on her health, including the effect of drugs and alcohol.
  • What her declining health felt like
  • Why Dara moved to a plant based diet
  • Chron's Disease & how she has managed this
  • and much much more

Follow Dara on Instagram @djtigerlily

I hope you enjoy the episode.

Simon (@plant_proof)
Sep 20, 2018
Your vegan questions answered with Simon Hill & Jeremy Butler
01:32:09
Episode 27 of the Plant Proof podcast is a Question and Answer format with show host Simon Hill (@Plant_Proof) and previous show guest Jeremy Butler (@bar_night).

In this episode we break down some of the more common questions and fears shared by people wanting to add more plants to their plate.

Hope you enjoy the episode Plant Friends.

Simon
Sep 17, 2018
The power of mushrooms with Julian Mitchell from Life Cykel
00:42:10
Episode 26 of the Plant Proof podcast is with Julian Mitchell and is all about the nutritive and medicinal properties of mushrooms. Julian is the Co-Founder of Life Cykel, an Australian based private company based in Byron Bay that forages for mushrooms and then grows them under specific conditions before extracting the medicinal components and packaging them as extracts. On top of that Julian and his team have set up the National Mushroom Network which offers everyday people a way to grow commercial amounts of Mushrooms in their backyard to service their local communities, while generating an income at the same time.

In this episode we discuss:
  • Julian's personal path to discovering a passion for sustainable food alternatives
  • How Life Cykel was founded
  • What the different types of Medicinal mushrooms are
  • Benefits of medicinal mushrooms like Lions Mane, Reishi and much more.
  • 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.

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



Sep 12, 2018
How to cultivate happiness with Emily Hazell, Owner of Serotonin Cafe
00:49:16
Episode 25 is all about cultivating happiness with healthy habits from nutrition to mindset and much more. To tackle this topic it was obvious that I needed to invite Emily Hazell, Owner of Serotonin Cafe in Melbourne, onto the to share her story inspiring story.

In this episode we cover:
  • Emily's personal health journey
  • Emily's early career in customer service and the learnings she was able to take from this time of her life and then eventually use within her own business
  • What inspired the Serotonin cafe concept
  • How she chose the name for Serotonin cafe and the design elements utilised to improve the mood of her customers
  • Using social media to market the cafe & the initial traction the cafe had
  • How she chose the location for the cafe
  • Emily's personal tips for finding true happiness including the 12 step Serotonin formula
  • Emily's typical day of eating
  • The importance of setting a strong example within the Serotonin cafe with regards to reducing single use plastic
  • and much much more

Connect with Serotonin on Instagram @Serotonindealer or Emily directly @Emilyinwanderlust


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.

As always I really hope you enjoy this episode - if you have any feedback flick me a message on social media or to simon@plantproof.com.

Simon
Sep 09, 2018
The story behind Plant Based News with Co-Founder Robbie Lockie
00:49:04
Episode 24 is all about Plant Based News with Co-Founder Robbie Lockie.

Plant Based News has quickly grown to become one of, if not the, most visited websites on the internet for the latest plant based & vegan news. The entire platform is aimed at making people more conscious with regards to the environment, their health and the other living beings that we share the planet with. Their mission and goals are so well aligned with Plant Proof's that I couldn't miss out on the opportunity to have Robbie on the show to hear just how things have unfolded for him personally and for this amazing media company he founded with his business partner Klaus Mitchell.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Robbie's childhood in Zimbabwe & why he moved to London
  • Robbie's passion for media
  • Robbie's transition to a vegan lifestyle
  • The inspiration & team behind Plant Based News
  • What the future holds for this company
  • 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.

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.

I hope you enjoy the episode.

Simon Hill
Sep 05, 2018
Discovering true health for the long term. One mans journey from Keto to Plant Based with Jeremy Butler
01:46:54
At a glance Jeremy Butler is your everyday Aussie bloke who for many years has focussed, with the best of intentions, on being the healthiest version of himself. What's fascinating is that beneath the surface Jeremy has gone through a tremendous amount of trial and error to ultimately discover a dietary lifestyle that aligns with his deepest of inner values. A diet that causes less harm & promotes longevity. He has tried both the paleo and ketogenic diets & while he looked great he isn't afraid to talk about some of the inner health effects that he noticed behind closed doors. For years Jeremy ignored these signs and symptoms because he was so committed to the movement, until he had a shift in priorities.

In this episode we cover:
  • Jeremy's childhood life and diet
  • A pivotal point in Jeremy's life that made him look at his health more deeply
  • His journey through various diets including paleo and keto
  • How he felt on these diets
  • Why he transitioned to a plant based lifestyle
  • What it felt like to become more compassionate towards other life
  • How he encourages healthy eating habits at home with his two children & wife
  • 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.

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.
Aug 31, 2018
New 'meat' innovation that can save the world with Thomas King
00:55:53
Episode 22 with Thomas King, CEO & Founder of Food Frontier, on Cellular and Plant Based Meat alternatives and how they can save the world

It's hard to know where to start with Thomas' bio.

IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:
  • How Thomas grew a passion for our environment and taking a role as an activist
  • The current food system and it's affects on our environment
  • Thomas' introduction to alternative meat solutions
  • What Food Frontier is and why he founded it
  • What Cellular or Clean Meat is
  • How Cellular Meat is produced
  • Regulations & governance of Cellular Meat
  • The future of Cellular Meat
  • Plant Based Meat alternatives
  • 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.

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.
Aug 24, 2018
James Aspey on the horrors of factory farming & why he gave up meat
01:31:07
Episode 21 with Animal Activist James Aspey on the horrors of factory farming and why he gave up meat.

James Aspey is an Australian Animal Activist & Vegan who incredibly took a year long vow of silence to raise awareness for the animal cruelty that takes place within our food system. He has since become one of the worlds most well known, if not the most well known, Animal Activist having given over 500 free speeches across the globe. He lives and breathes this and is well equipped to explain to us how big of an issue the consumption of animal products is and why everyone should at least consider reducing or eliminating such foods from their plate.

In this episode we covered:
  • Where James grew up and the types of foods he ate as a child
  • His own health journey and in particular a pivotal time of his life that led to him becoming more conscious about his health
  • His transition to a vegan diet & what sparked this
  • Why he took a year long vow of silence and what that was like
  • How James makes money & manages to dedicate his entire life to activism
  • What is happening behind the closed doors at factory farms
  • Resources to go away and watch to educate yourself further
  • Factory farming statistics so we can understand the size of this issue
  • Solutions to eating less meat, or cutting it out altogether and reducing animal suffering
  • What Vegan Utopia looks like to him
  • and much more

As James does go into detail about what's happening inside the 'abattoirs' please make sure you listen to this at an appropriate time. Whether that is in the company our your children in the car or at home by yourself I'll leave that in your hands but just a pre warning.

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.
Aug 18, 2018
Osher Gunsberg, Australian celebrity TV host & Vegan, shares his battle with depression & addiction
01:16:07
Episode 20 I sat down with Osher Gunsberg (@osher_gunsberg), celebrity Australian TV host, who shares his story and in particular his battle with mental illness & addiction. You may also know him as Andy G or Andrew G which he previously went by.

With the gift of the gab, blonde locks and contagious smile it would seem Osher was always destined to entertain or find his way into the world of television but just how did a kid with anxiety end up hosting live TV in front of millions of viewers? What toll did that take on his mental and physical health and what learnings does he have to share? Well, that's exactly what this episode is all about. Osher came over to my place in Bondi and we had a really open and honest conversation over a Turmeric Latte (haha) about what he went through behind the scenes including some terrible lows as well as some hugely positive learnings and life-changing experiences. The timing of this episode is absolutely perfect with Osher's book 'Back after the Break' launching next week. If you are an Australian and know Osher I think this episode will give you insight into the actual man behind the man the microphone that you have seen on TV for so many years. If you are from overseas, I'm sure you will still find this episode tremendously interesting with many take-home messages.

In this episode we cover:
  • Where Osher grew up & what his childhood was like
  • What drew him towards a career in Television & radio which ultimately saw him hosting some of the most viewed shows ever in Australia (Australian Idol, The Bachelor)
  • When alcohol crept into his life & how it became a problem
  • How he has learned to deal with Mental illness (paranoia, OCD, anxiety etc)
  • How he has handled alcohol addiction
  • His battle with weight, why he went vegan & how he ended up on the cover of Men's Health
  • much much more

Oh, I forgot to mention Osher is vegan and has been for essentially over a decade...and he's hugely entertaining, so naturally, so as a good host should I let him do a lot of the talking! Also, Osher kindly had me on his show a little while back - if you haven't listened to that episode you can here.
Aug 12, 2018
Using science to support a healthy diet with Frank Cusimano
01:49:22
Episode 19 of the Plant Proof Podcast with Frank Cusimano is all about using science to make objective & informed food choices.

With a host of science degrees under his belt, a PHD in Nutrition and Medical Degree underway, and an absolute passion for reading scientific literature, Frank is perfectly suited to help us navigate through many commonly asked questions about healthy eating and where the science sits. Whats cool, which Frank goes into, is that he doesn't specifically label himself as 'Vegan', rather he just eats a certain way because it is supported by science as the healthiest way, and it just so happens to mean it does not include animal products and is therefore labelled by society as 'vegan'.

In this episode we cover:
  • Frank's story and transition to a plant-based diet
  • Optimal times to eat meals and should we fast?
  • BCAA's
  • How much Protein do we need?
  • Eating for longevity
  • Losing weight with Longevity in mind
  • Keto & Paleo Diets
  • Is Soy healthy?
  • Omega 3's - are they important and where can we get them from? Do we need to supplement Omega 3?
  • An overview of the gut microbiome and the enteric nervous system
  • Is Coconut Oil beneficial?
  • Should we cook with oil?
  • and much much more

Regarding Soy you can see post's that both Frank and I have previously done on this topic below:


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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, relatives or colleagues 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.
Aug 08, 2018
Empowering Women & Creating Eco Friendly Business With Vegan Health Ambassador Zanna Van Dijk
00:58:43
Episode 18 of the Plant Proof podcast with Zanna Van Dijk (@zannavandijk) is all about leading a conscious life to leave the world in a better place than we found it. Zanna Van Dijk is an extraordinary example of a modern day vegan woman who is leading by example to make everything in this world, including planet earth itself, happier & healthier. As you can see in the episode content below Zanna leads a very busy life and does an amazing job inspiring people through so many different channels. I had a real 'hoot' recording this episode with Zanna in Wimbledon. She is absolutely hilarious - there are many themes throughout this light-hearted conversation which I hope provoke further thought by all who listen. I know I walked away from this conversation reviewing many aspects of my life - and yes I watched A Plastic Ocean! In this episode we discuss: Where Zanna grew up in the UK and her diet as a kid Her time at University studying Speech Pathology and when/why she started her Instagram Her Role as Ambassador for Adidas The Girl Gains movement and the Fit & Fearless podcast on BBC which Zanna co-hosts Her passion for reducing single-use plastic and waste that ends up in the ocean affecting the marine environment. Her swimwear brand Stay Wild which is made from recycled ocean plastic. Her transition to a vegan diet Her typical workout routine/ways to stay fit and much much more Listen Now: 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.
Aug 03, 2018
Building A Healthy Gut With Dr Will Bulsiewicz
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Episode 17 of the Plant Proof podcast with The Gut Health MD also known as Dr B or Dr William Bulsiewicz is all about how to cultivate a healthy gut microbiome and what this actually means. Dr B, as he prefers to be called, has a fun and agenda-free way of bringing the latest in gut health science to his clinical practice, website and social media (@theguthealthmd) for us all to benefit from.  Dr B's resume speaks for itself - here is just a short list of some of the things he has already achieved in his career: Qualified MD, a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine Board-certified in internal medicine and Gastroenterology Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) from Northwestern University and a certificate in nutrition from Cornell University At UNC he received the highest clinical award and was Chief Gastroenterology Fellow He has published more than 20 scientific articles and given more than 40 presentations at national meetings On top of this Dr B continues to practice clinically.   IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSSED: What Microbiome is What Dysbiosis is What can lead to poor microbiome What Pre & Probiotics are The Role of Pre & Probiotics How to cultivate healthy microbiome on a plant-based diet with lots of practical information to implement in your own lifestyle PLAY NOW: 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, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly (this page). In the near future, it will also be made available on Spotify.  If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe'so you are instantly notified when I release new episodes.          
Jul 25, 2018
Running For The Animals With Vegan Marathon Runner Fiona Oakes
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Episode 16 of the Plant Proof Podcast with Vegan Marathon Runner Fiona Oakes talking about her path to becoming a marathon runner who holds 3 world records Fiona Oakes is a British Marathon runner who holds three world records despite losing her knee cap (patella) to an illness when she was 17.  The really fascinating thing about Fiona's story for me is not that she has holds these records but that among a non vegetarian family she personally chose to eat a vegetarian diet at age 3 and a completely vegan diet by age 6 due to her undeniable love for all animals.  After school Fiona held an office job in London before eventually starting an animal sanctuary in Essex which still exists today and provides a loving home to over 400 animals.  Between marathon running and the sanctuary Fiona puts every last bit of her energy into raising awareness for animal cruelty and showing the world that veganism is not only a compassionate way to live but a healthy way which can fuel you to achieve amazing athletic performance beyond your wildest dreams. In this episode we cover: Why Fiona made a conscious decision at such an early age to not eat animals Fiona's struggles with her knee in her teenage years How Fiona was 'different' to many of her peers growing up Her early career in London and how the animal sanctuary came to life Her typical routine at the animal sanctuary and how she trains for marathons Whether she actually loves running or simply runs for the animals What Fiona eats and much much more Connect with Fiona: @oakes.fiona on Instagram  Play now:   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, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly (this page). In the near future it will also be made available on Spotify .  If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe' so you are instantly notified when I release new episodes.  
Jul 19, 2018
Choosing Compassion With Vegan Chef Derek Sarno
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Episode 15 of the Plant Proof Podcast with Vegan Chef Derek Sarno talking about his journey to choosing a life of compassion Derek Sarno is one of the world's most well known Vegan Chef's.  Derek is one half of the Wicked Healthy team and heads up plant based product innovation for British grocery giant Tesco.  While visiting London I caught up with Derek at his place and saw first hand how much love and energy he puts into the food that he creates - just take one look at his instagram and you will see what I mean!  This guy is seriously creative, seriously compassionate and seriously switched on when it comes to changing the landscape of healthy grocery food.   In this episode we chat about: Derek's earlier years and diet as a child How Derek became a chef and how his career has progressed Why Derek turned to substance abuse during a time of immense grieving How Derek ended up spending time at a Buddhist Monastery and the positive impact this had on his life His transition to a vegan diet and the inspiration behind this How Derek handles the highs and lows that life has thrown at him Derek's role at Tesco & what he is up to today and much much more Connect with Derek, his brother and Wicked Healthy: @DerekSarno @ChadSarno @Wickedhealthy Wicked Healthy Website Play now:   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, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly (this page). In the near future it will also be made available on Spotify .  If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe' so you are instantly notified when I release new episodes.  
Jul 12, 2018
What's On Your Plate With Animal Activist & Vegan Matt Cama
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Episode 14 of the Plant Proof podcast with Matt Cama talking about his story & what's on your plate Matt Cama is an Animal Activist and Weight Loss Coach from Australia who I recently caught up with in Bali to shed some light on what's happening in factory farms and in particular what he has witnessed personally. The cool thing about Matt is he's not your typical old school animal activist in that he's not approaching things with anger or aggression. He has a motto to live with "compassion above all else" and uses this to effectively communicate his message to people from all walks of life including those who have different opinions & belief systems. In this episode we chat about: Where Matt grew up and why he was inspired to change to a vegan diet? Why he has moved to Bali & how he's finding it Why he is an animal activist How he communicates to effectively spread his message What he has seen first hand at factory farms His tips for young parents and educating children on where animal products come from What he see's as the future and much much more Connect with Matt on Instagram. Play now: 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, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly (this page). In the near future it will also be made available on Spotify . If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe' so you are instantly notified when I release new episodes.
Jul 08, 2018
Living A No Waste Life With Vegan Chef Max La Manna
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Episode 13 of the Plant Proof podcast with Max La Manna talking about his story & how to live a no waste life Max La Manna is the perfect example of a typical kid that grew up in the late 80's and 90's in America thinking eating an Italian American style diet, including animal products like meats and cheeses, was normal and healthy.  Despite always being slightly more conscious about the environment than his peers, which he credits to the way he was raised, there was a pivotal moment in Max's life where his consciousness went to a new level.  To an extent this moment redefined who he was and helped him work out his true purpose.  Today Max is an all round great guy, a passionate vegan and an advocate for living a no waste life.   In this episode we sat down to discuss: His personal story and transition to a plant based/vegan lifestyle Why he cares about the environment How he lives a no waste life Tips we can implement to reduce the levels of waste we produce from our own lives and much more You can connect with Max on Instagram @eatingwithmax and also on his own website Play now:   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, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly (this page). In the near future it will also be made available on Spotify .  If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe' so you are instantly notified when I release new episodes.  
Jun 28, 2018
Ben Abstacker - Building A Positive Mindset, Exercise For Weight Loss And Developing Rock Hard Abs
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Episode 12 of the Plant Proof podcast with Ben Abstacker talking about his story & building a positive mindset Ben Handsaker (better known as Abstacker) is an Australian champion fitness model, cover model, international motivational speaker and top performing coach.  He is hands down the most motivational inspiring guy I have met.  You only have to be in his presence for a short period of time to pick on his positive vibes and really 'make your day'. At the 2014 Musclemania Australian championship Ben won 1st place in Men's physique and 1st place overall. As a result he was awarded the 1st ever prestigious Australian Mens physique model pro card. He has since landed 4 covers in large global fitness magazines and has appeared in 50 fitness magazines around the world. Despite all this success in the fitness industry, Ben's journey has not been without insecurity, failure and adversity. Ben was once an overweight party boy who had little regard for his health & wellness.  He found himself in a corporate job he didn't love.  In a twist of fate, Ben was able to turn his life around thanks to a certain girl who inspired him, through humiliation, to take more pride in his physical condition. Ben has a very special way of maintaining a positive mindset and waking up every single day with a 'winning' mentality.  Sit back & relax as Ben and I cover his journey to date and some very practical take home messages for anyone wanting to improve their mindset , become a more positive & composed person and get more results in the gym In this epsiode Hear Ben's story from early childhood days, to university and how he went from an overweight party boy to a fitness model and health coach Learn Ben's morning rituals Learn how Ben maintains a positive mindset and handles stress Hear Ben's top tips for weight loss & building rock hard abs Play now:   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, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly (this page). In the near future it will also be made available on Spotify .  If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe' so you are instantly notified when I release new episodes.  
Jun 20, 2018
Talking Mental Health With Sam Webb, Australian Actor And Founder Of Mental Health Charity Organisation 'Livin'
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Episode 11 of the Plant Proof podcast talking mental health with Sam Webb, Australian actor and Founder of mental health charity organisation 'Livin'   In this episode: Learn about Sam Webb's childhood and personal mental health battles Learn about Sam dealing within the suicide of his best mate Learn about the inspiration behind Livin, the non for profit Mental Health organisation that Sam Co-Founded Learn about tips for handling your own mental health issues or helping a friend with mental health issues. and much more Connect with Sam on Instagram or checkout the Livin website for specific information about the organisation and what they offer. Play now:   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, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly (this page). In the near future it will also be made available on Spotify .  If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe' so you are instantly notified when I release new episodes.  
Jun 13, 2018
Dietician & Plant Based Influencer Ellie Bullen (@elsas_wholesomelife) Shares Her Journey
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Episode 10 of the Plant Proof podcast talking life with Ellie Bullen (@elsas_wholesomelife)   In this episode: Hear about Ellie's upbringing including her relationship with her twin sister Lauren (Gypsea_Lust) Hear about Ellie's time in the Army Learn about why Ellie moved to a plant based diet Learn about how Ellie has grown her online social community on Instagram  Hear some of Ellie's top tips for transitioning to a plant based diet and learn more about her website and cook book Plus much more insight into the life behind one of the the largest health & wellness influencers online. Play now:   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, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly (this page). In the near future it will also be made available on Spotify .  If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe' so you are instantly notified when I release new episodes.  
Jun 05, 2018
Dr Padma Garvey - Vegan Mother & Practicing Doctor That Uses Plant Based Nutrition Clinically
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Episode 09 of the Plant Proof Podcast with Dr Padma Garvey on her story and using Plant Based Nutrition in her medical practice     Episode Summary: Padma's personal transition and her families to a plant based lifestyle How Padma uses plant based nutrition clinically and explains it to her patients Number of menstruation cycle's over a woman's life and how this can be affected by animal products, in particular high fat animal products Padma's tips for cooking with oil Padma's top tips for anyone transitioning to a Plant Based lifestyle Insight into the normal Indian diet versus the current diet that is creeping into this country and what they are seeing. If you enjoy the episode and want to hear more from Padma you can jump over to her own Podcast the Doctor Mom's Podcast by Dr Padma Garvey on itunes. Play now:   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, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly (this page). In the near future it will also be made available on Spotify .  If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe' so you are instantly notified when I release new episodes.  
Jun 02, 2018
Jermaine Jones - Professional USA Soccer Player And What It's Like To Be A Vegan Athlete And Father Of A Plant Based Family
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Episode 08 of the Plant Proof podcast with Jermaine Jones, USA professional Soccer player & vegan. Jermaine grew up in Germany where he began his professional soccer career and eventually represented Germany before moving to Los Angeles and playing for the USA.  Jermaine now resides in Malibu, California and his entire family, wife and 5 children, live a plant based lifestyle.  He's a super down to earth guy and shares his story from a youngster all the way up to today including the magical goal he scored against Portugal in the 2014 world cup.     PLAY NOW:   TWO WAYS YOU CAN HELP THE PLANT PROOF PODCAST GROW: 1 - Review 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. 2- Share 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 privately or on your social media profile/s - 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, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly (this page). In the near future it will also be made available on Spotify .  If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe' so you are instantly notified when I release new episodes.      
May 24, 2018
Maya French - Co-Founder Of 'Koia' A Plant Based Beverage Company In Wholefoods
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Episode 07 of the Plant Proof podcast with Maya French,  Co-Founder of Koia Plant Based Beverages Maya French was born in Chicago, Illinois and is the Co-Founder of start-up company 'Drink Koia'. Drink Koia sells plant based beverages across the USA in thousands of stores including Wholefoods.  In this podcast Maya shares with us how the Koia brand has developed since inception, some insight into raising funds for start-ups in this space, an overview of her company structure and why they hired a CEO as well as what it's like to work with a major retail giant like Wholefoods. Anyone who is interested in start-ups & business in general will find this conversation interesting.  It's a tad shorter than my typical podcasts but there are still some great take home learnings.  I hope you enjoy the listen.  As always if you do, please leave a review on whatever Podcast App you use as this helps more people find my podcast and ultimately more people to be introduced to the Plant Proof community. PLAY NOW:   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, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly (this page). In the near future it will also be made available on Spotify .  If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe' so you are instantly notified when I release new episodes.  
May 17, 2018
Jobe Watson - Former Australian Rules Football Champion And Captain Of The Essendon Football Club Shares His Story
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Episode 06 of the Plant Proof Podcast with Jobe Watson   This weeks guest on the Plant Proof podcast is Australian Rules Football, or otherwise known as AFL, champion Jobe Watson.  Jobe, son of AFL 3 x Premiership Player Tim Watson, played 220 games for the Essendon Football club.  To put this in perspective the Essendon football club is equivalent to what the Dallas Cowboys are to the NFL or Manchester United to the English Premier League.  They are one of the biggest clubs in what is certainly Australia's biggest professional sport.   During Jobe's career he won 3 club best and fairests and was a twice named an All Australian player which is awarded to the best players across the competition each year and in 2012 polled the most votes in the Brownlow medal, which is the highest individual award within Australian Rules Football.  On top of that he captained Essendon for 6 years and won the AFL best Captain award in 2012.   Jobe's career certainly had it's high and low moments and most noticeably the low point was the doping scandal which he found himself right in the middle of when the majority of his team was banned for the 2016 season for breaching the doping regulations during their 2012 season.  Imagine the entire Manchester United team was being accused of breaching the drug or doping regulations...that's what happened with the Essendon Football Club and during this year Jobe was their Captain and best player.  During this podcast Jobe opens up about how he was initially was introduced to football, his early days at the Essendon football club as a youngster trying to forge his own path, the doping scandal and in particular what supplement they were alleged to have taken and the toll the entire saga took on himself, his family and teammates, his feelings towards handing back his 2012 Brownlow medal, how he spent his time during his year of suspension, his inspiration behind returning for one final year and then finally what he is up to today.  Jobe is an incredibly down to earth and humble guy, speaks from the heart and  in this podcast shares with us how he overcame what can only be described as an earth shattering experience and came out the other side stronger, more motivated and with greater perspective on life.     Play now: Summary - In this podcast some of the things we discuss are: Jobe's career before he was drafted Jobe's early days at the Essendon Football Club The drama surrounding the Essendon doping scandal including the team suspension and handing back of the Brownlow medal The supposed banned drug the players were accused of taking What Jobe did during his year off while suspended and the positive take away learning's he has from this experience Jobe's decision to reduce meat/animal product intake in his diet towards the end of his career What Jobe is up to now and what he has his eyes set on in terms of the future 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, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly (this page). In the near future it will also be made available on Spotify .  If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe' so you are instantly notified when I release new episodes.
May 11, 2018
Why Chef Peter Cervoni went Vegan 21 years ago in New York City
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Episode 05 of the Plant Proof Podcast with Peter Cervoni Chef Peter Cervoni is a veteran of the food service industry, and brings with him well over 30 years of proven, professional culinary experience to the realm of plant-based, health-supportive cuisine. Peter graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1993, and after an apprenticeship at The Breakers Resort in Palm Beach, FL, Peter worked at some of New York City's finest restaurants, including The River Café and La Cote Basque. After experiencing what can only be described as an epiphany leading to his paradigmatic switch to become vegan 21 years ago, Peter devoted all his talent and energy to plant-based and health supportive cuisine. Since that time Peter has worked at the helm of top New York City vegan restaurants, such as Angelica Kitchen, Quintessence and Organic Avenue in addition to consulting for many others. Besides being a chef, Peter has held almost every job imaginable in the culinary world from food writer for Vegetarian Times, to food stylist and culinary educator. As a restaurant consultant and recipe formulator, Chef Peter has traveled extensively in North and Central America and Europe to help bring the message of Veganism to the world. In this podcast we discuss: Peter's inspiration for moving to a plant based diet How the Vegan food scene in New York has changed over the past 2 decades High level information on some innovative vegan food products Peter is working on Peter's tips for Vegan/Plant Based food dining in New York City (blog on plantproof.com which covers all of these dining tips) 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, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly (this page). In the near future it will also be made available on Spotify . If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe' so you are instantly notified when I release new episodes. Play now:
May 03, 2018
How a tough upbringing motivated vegan Mike Rashid to become a Professional Boxer and Successful Businessman
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Episode 04 of the Plant Proof Podcast with Mike Rashid Mike is a professional American boxer, body builder and extremely successful business man who just so happens to be a vegan. From an early age Mike was surrounded by drugs and violence in Brooklyn NYC, where he grew up, and went through what can only be described as a crazy and unimaginable roller coaster ride to get to where he is today. A very inspiring story of someone who shows true grit to overcome adversity. Mike speaks from the heart with a 'truth at all costs' mentality and has a lot of really important lessons and life learning's to share. You can find Mike on Instagram @mikerashid Play Now: 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, Stitcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly (this page). In the near future it will also be made available on Spotify . If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe' so you are instantly notified when I release new episodes. Keep your Space Suit Plant Proof,
Apr 28, 2018
Professional vegan bodybuilder Nimai Delgado shares his story
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Episode 03 of the Plant Proof Podcast with Nimai Delgado Nimai Delgado is a professional Men's Physique bodybuilder and vegan athlete from the USA. Nimai was raised in Mississippi as a vegetarian from birth and then made the move to a 100% vegan diet in 2015. That's right he has never eaten meat in his life. It wasn't until Nimai won his first bodybuilding competition that he no longer suppressed his identity and begun to understand who he was and learned to own it. Nimai uses his social media presence to spread his message about the vegan lifestyle far and wide ...his message is truly powerful. He is living proof that humans do not need animal products to build muscle or to thrive. Check him out on instagram @nimai_delgado...trust me, you will be seriously impressed when you see his physique. In this episode we go over his story from the beginning, when he was a child, all the way up to the present...and yes I ask him how much protein he has! I am sure this will just be one of many times he jumps on the Plant Proof podcast. Play Now: 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. If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe' so you are instantly notified when I release new episodes. Keep your Space Suit Plant Proof,
Apr 20, 2018
Why a Plant Based Diet is healthy with Dr Michelle McMacken
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Episode 02 of the Plant Proof podcast with Dr Michelle McMacken The second episode of the Plant Proof podcast features none other than Dr Michelle McMacken, one of the leading Doctor's across the globe implementing plant based nutrition into her clinical practice. If you are interested in the health of your body and your friends/families this is an absolute MUST LISTEN...certainly some real 'Holy Tempehball' moments. Who is Dr Michelle McMacken? Michelle is a board-certified internal medicine physician and Assistant Professor of Medicine at NYU School of Medicine. An honors graduate of Yale University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, she practices primary care internal medicine, directs a weight management program, and teaches doctors-in-training at Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City. In 2014, Dr. McMacken received an NYU fellowship grant to develop an evidence-based nutrition curriculum for her physician colleagues, and she is committed to educating patients, doctors, and the public about the power of healthful eating for disease prevention and reversal. Dr. McMacken has received the faculty 'Teacher of the Year' award three times and has been featured on the Rich Roll Podcast, ForksOverKnives.com, Sirius Doctor Radio, and MindBodyGreen.com, as well as in several documentary films including What The Health, From the Ground Up, and Code Blue. Summary of the main topics discussed in this Plant Proof podcast: Why a whole food plant based/vegan diet is no doubt the healthiest diet and practically what kind of foods this means What Medical Students need to be taught Specific information on when Chronic Diseases typically start Information on Diabetes Coronary artery disease Keto Vs Plant Based discussion Fruit Juice vs Whole Fruit Processed Oils Play Now: Additional information and resources: Couple of additional points to add to this podcast which Michelle and I discussed afterwards and thought we should clarify (will make more sense once you have listened to it in entirety) Not only do we lack long-term studies on keto/ketogenic diets, but the studies we do have look only at intermediate outcomes (eg blood markers) not hard clinical endpoints (rates of CV events, cancer, diabetes etc) Regarding iodine - as you know, the 'therapeutic window' is relatively narrow. Too little is bad, and too much is also bad. The best reference for more information on Iodine and a vegan diet is the 'becoming vegan' website, which goes through our daily requirements (about 150mcg/day) Below are some resources that Michelle mentioned or highly recommends for anyone seeking further information. Evidence-based resources to learn about a healthful plant-based diet Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Forks Over Knives Becoming Vegan, Comprehensive Edition, Brenda Davis RD, Vesanto Melina MS, RD (website has good summary of nutrients to consider) Vegan for Life, Jack Norris RD, Virginia Messina MPH, RD VeganHealth.org TheVeganRD.com The Idiot's Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition, Julieanna Hever MS, RD, Raymond Cronise DrMauricioGonzalez.com Finding a plant-based doctor Plantbaseddocs.com VegDocs.com Plantbaseddoctors.org Evidence-based resources on plant-based nutrition for patients to share with their doctors: Plant-Based Diets: A Physician's Guide, Julieanna Hever, MS, RD Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Vegetarian Diets Cardio-Metabolic Benefits of Plant-Based Diets, Kahleova H et al 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 t...
Apr 12, 2018
Entrepreneur Jake McKeon, Founder Of Coconutbowls.com - Talking Start Ups And Perseverance
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Episode 01 of the Plant Proof podcast with Jake Mckeon This episode of the Plant Proof podcast features Jake Mckeon, founder of Coconutbowls.com. Jake's story is one of both perseverance and dedication and offers insight into how you can use failed start ups to build something truly great. From working a 9-5 office job and a string of 'failed' or 'semi-failed' start ups Jake has gone on to create an astronomical business that has reclaimed and sold 100's of thousands of Coconut Bowls in just the first two years of operating. Coconut Bowls now sell online and in retail reaching customers in over 50 countries and have an annual operating revenue in the millions of dollars growing at 500% year on year. And the greatest part of this is that Jake's passion and spirit to continue to find ways to reduce waste and epicycle goods has just been ignited. Play Now: Who will enjoy this podcast: Any one who has experienced start up failures or wants to start a business with minimal funds (bootstrap). Particularly anyone who wants to start a product based business and use an e-commerce platform like Shopify and Third Party Fulfilment companies to ship out goods. Any one who is interested in the environment and in particular reducing waste products to create functional products that we can reuse daily rather than single use products (i.e plastic bowls and plastic cutlery) Anyone who just wants to hear a great story about perseverance and determination. I hope you enjoy the podcast. This was a bit of a test run so take it easy on me haha. I will 100% have to get Jake back on the podcast in the future and learn more about the new product development he has in store - he's got some more 'upcycle' based products which are currently under wraps and sound very exciting! The Vegan Bowls for Vegan Souls book we chat about is available online here From here with future conversations on the Plant Proof podcast I will dig deeper into plant based nutrition with experts in the medical field, chat with elite athlete's who live a plant based lifestyle, talk business with entrepreneurs in this health and wellness space and have a chit chat with any inspirational person that is helping change the world for the better whom I think has a story that you will enjoy. So be sure to subscribe on iTunes and share with any friends or family members. 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' so you are instantly notified when I release new episodes. Keep your Space Suit Plant Proof, Listen Now:
Apr 10, 2018
Plant Proof Podcast Introduction
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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE PLANT PROOF PODCAST Hi Plant Friends this is Simon Hill - creator of Plant Proof.com your one stop shop for information on plant based nutrition. The Plant Proof Podcast is a channel to create thought provoking conversation with industry leaders, qualified professionals, athletes or anyone with a cool story to help us, myself included, be more conscious and form healthier and more mindful habits. Listen to the Plant Proof podcast introduction below to find out what is in store for the first handful of podcasts Where to listen to the Plant Proof Podcast? Currently the Plant Proof podcast can be listened to on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Sketcher or on the Plantproof.com . If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit 'subscribe' so you are instantly notified when I release new episodes and if you enjoy the content please take a minute or so to leave a review as this will help more people discover the podcast.
Apr 09, 2018