Plant Proof - Plant Based Nutrition & Inspirational Stories

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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 together we can become more mindful & conscious of how we are living our own lives and the impact everyday decisions have on our health, the animals we share this planet with & the planet itself.

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Osher Gunsberg, Australian celebrity TV host & Vegan, shares his battle with depression & addiction
1:16:07

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
1:49:22

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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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
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
1:38:16
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 26, 2018
Running For The Animals With Vegan Marathon Runner Fiona Oakes
1:05:26
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 20, 2018
Choosing Compassion With Vegan Chef Derek Sarno
1:12:59
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 13, 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
1:06:33
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
1:01:08
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 21, 2018
Talking Mental Health With Sam Webb, Australian Actor And Founder Of Mental Health Charity Organisation 'Livin'
1:04:26
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
53:50
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 06, 2018
Dr Padma Garvey - Vegan Mother & Practicing Doctor That Uses Plant Based Nutrition Clinically
42:40
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
52:57
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 25, 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 18, 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 12, 2018
Vegan Chef Peter Cervoni - His Story And Plant Based Food 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
Mike Rashid King - Surrounded By Drugs And Violence As A Kid To Becoming A Professional USA 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