“In America, 60% of calories are coming, every day, from ultra-processed foods. And that’s at the heart and center of a lot of the chronic disease that we see.” -Simon Hill
Simon Hill is a nutritionist, physiotherapist, and the founder of the Plant Proof podcast and blog, which focuses on health, fitness, and plant-based nutrition for longevity and chronic disease prevention. He is the plant-based food contributor to Chris Hemsworth’s fitness app, Centr, and in 2019 Simon opened a plant-based restaurant, Eden, in Sydney, Australia.
Simon’s new book is called The Proof is in the Plants: How Science Shows a Plant-Based Diet Could Save Your Life
Simon Hill is a brilliant and passionate health and wellness advocate. He and I have a lot in common as you will see in this interview. Enjoy!
-Simon’s journey to a plant-based lifestyle [0:43]
-Heart disease hits close to home [5:15]
– Why fitness and health are not synonymous [9:10]
-There’s no empowerment in our medical system [13:20]
-“Our environment is stacked against us” [15:30]
-The internal problem with obesity [19:50]
-The dangers of a larger waist circumference [21:10]
-The big problem with ultra-processed foods [25:07]
-Why supplements can’t replace whole plant foods [29:30]
-Why all calories are not counted as equal [31:20]
-The richest source of probiotics [32:45]
-The benefits of fermented foods [34:06]
-How a diverse microbiome reduces inflammation [38:15]
-The heart disease risk of elevated Apo B lipoprotein [45:10]
-How to lower the risk of coronary heart disease [49:30]
-The PESA Study [55:15]
-How to lower your cholesterol with a plant-based diet [56:20]
Selected studies from the interview:
Fermented-food diet increases microbiome diversity and decreases inflammatory proteins
Ultra-processed Diets Cause Excess Calorie Intake and Weight Gain
The PESA Study – Subclinical Atherosclerosis Burder by 3D Ultrasound
Other expert interviews to check out:
Dr. Bulsiewicz on How to Expand your microbiome, heal your gut and prevent disease with fiber-rich food
Dr. Joel Kahn and The Plant-Based Solution to Heart Disease
Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn on How to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease with Nutrition
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