044 – Simon Hill on Human Health, Planetary Health and the Health of All Life on This Planet

Welcome to The Steph Sanzaro Podcast, today I am very excited to share this incredible interview with Simon Hill from Plant Proof, recorded back at the beginning of May. Simon is the host of the very well known podcast The Plant Proof Podcast, Author of The Proof is in the Plants, Nutritionist, Physiotherapist and the content creator behind the wonderful Instagram account and blog of the same name @plant_proof. For a quick wrap on todays podcast, Simon and I will be discussing: - Simon's Dad's heart attack, and how it started him on his plant-based path years later - outrunning a 'certain fate' of a future cardiac event and how it propelled the motivation to read the research into a plant-based diet - realising we can take control of our health and why a diagnosis is not always the final word - planning for longevity with a plant-based diet, without compromising performance and physical goals - how the transition wasn't all roses and how it requires an understanding of your 'why' - understanding the difference between delayed gratification and instant gratification, and why it's so important - where the best place to get started on your journey may be - Simon on the most shocking studies he has found in his research - understanding the planetary and hunger crisis on a larger scale and finding hope in our power to adapt quickly - questioning vitamin insufficiencies with a plant-predominant diet, with a spotlight on iron and selenium - uncovering the truth about soy and testosterone levels, the production of soy and GMO confusion - coffee, caffeine and anxiety, is decaf still a nutritional powerhouse? - how do we empower and teach our children to care for this planet For many years Simon's voice has served as a very large inspiration for me and was one of the main motivations behind creating my own podcast. Recording this interview together was a really humbling experience and an incredible opportunity to connect with a like-minded soul. This is a really powerful episode. It is loaded with information and facts for you to head out into the world and to make more informed decisions about your health and your future. Thank you for joining Simon and I today for this episode, we are very excited to share this one with you. Please do not hesitate to reach out to either of us on Instagram, and if you liked this episode we would love to see what you thought over on the Apple Podcast App. Contact: @plant_proof @stephsanzaro Happy Listening!