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The Proof Podcast is a space for science-based conversation. Together with his guests, Simon Hill, a qualified physiotherapist and nutritionist, explores the health and longevity benefits that come with mastering physical exercise, nutrition, mindfulness, recovery, sleep, and alignment. Facts, nuance and trustworthy recommendations minus the hyperbole. All the proof you need to live better for longer.

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Episode #318. 50,000 women. 30 years of follow-up. The results of a new study are in: learn the truth about how your protein intake will affect your long-term health. What kind of protein should you consume? How much? And what difference will it really make on longevity? Today, I’m unpacking the results from the new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, “Dietary protein intake in midlife in relation to healthy aging - results from prospective Nurses' Health Study cohort”. This new study from researchers at Harvard University and Tufts University has been regularly misinterpreted online, and in this episode, I’ll set the facts straight. Learn the three most important protein takeaways from this study, hear my take on Layne Norton’s interpretation, and crack the code to using protein as a tool for healthy aging. Specifically, I cover: Introduction to Protein and Longevity (00:00) Study Overview and Methodology (01:24) Key Findings on Protein Sources (05:33) Lane Norton's Review and Critique (06:38) Analysis of Different Protein Types (10:02) Practical Recommendations for Protein Intake (17:13) Conclusion and Final Thoughts (21:34) If you’re interested in the Danish Dietary Guidelines, you can find them in English here. This episode is brought to you by: 38TERA Consider 38TERA's DMN-01 prebiotic supplement a daily multivitamin for your gut. Formulated by yours truly and gastroenterologist Dr Will Bulsiewicz. Use code THEPROOF for a discount at checkout. Eimele Eimele Essential 8 is a comprehensive multivitamin that is scientifically formulated to complement your plant-rich diet, increase and sustain your energy, and support the immune system, as well as heart and brain health. Head to Eimele.com and use code SIMON at checkout for 10% off your first order. Momentous My go-to supplement brand for protein and creatine is Momentous. Get 36% off subscriptions, and 20% off one-off purchases, by using the code LIVINGPROOF at checkout at livemomentous.com. BON CHARGE Enhance skin health, increase collagen production, and reverse sun damage with BON CHARGE, my choice of low-level light therapy. Holistic, evidence-based, premium products for healthier skin. Get started at boncharge.com and use code THEPROOF for a 15% discount. WHOOP Whoop, the most advanced fitness and health wearable available. Your personalised fitness and health coach to recover faster, sleep better, and train smarter. Claim your first month free on join.whoop.com/simon. Want to support the show? The best way to support the show is to use the products and services offered by our sponsors. To check them out, and enjoy great savings, visit theproof.com/friends. You can also show your support by leaving a review on the Apple Podcast app and/or sharing your favourite episodes with your friends and family. Simon Hill, MSc, BSc (Hons) Creator of theproof.com and host of The Proof with Simon Hill Author of The Proof is in the Plants Watch the episodes on YouTube or listen on Apple/Spotify Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook Nourish your gut with my Plant-Based Ferments Guide Download my complimentary Two-Week Meal Plan and high protein Plant Performance recipe book
Episode #317. Are you neglecting your social health without realising it? We know connection is the often-forgotten pillar of wellbeing and longevity – but how much of a difference does it truly make to your physical and mental health? More than you might think. Join me as I sit down with Kasley Killam, a leading expert in social health, to discover the science behind why relationships are so critical to our well-being. In this episode, Kasley Killam paints a comprehensive picture of the importance of social health and how you can foster it. You’ll learn how connection affects physical and mental health, what good social health is, and how to achieve it. We also discuss what to do about difficult relationships, how to build a strong relationship with yourself, and how to fit intentional connection into a busy schedule. Specifically, we discuss: Introduction to Kasley Killam and Her New Book (00:00) What is Social Health? (03:11) The Importance of Social Health (06:17) Mechanisms Linking Social Health and Physical Health (11:04) Practical Tips to Boost Your Social Health (16:48) Overcoming Challenges & Misconceptions About Social Health (20:44) Personal Practices and Experiments (22:29) Building and Assessing Social Health (34:32) The Decline of Friendships and Social Health (44:32) Impact of Technology on Social Connections (47:10) Work Trends and Social Health (49:11) Public Health and Social Health Innovations (50:12) Fostering Social Health in the Corporate World (54:11) Decode Your Social Health Style (01:00:37) Self-Compassion and Building a Relationship with Yourself (01:15:04) Envisioning a Socially Healthy Future (01:22:08) Conclusion and Final Thoughts (01:23:37) Head to https://www.kasleykillam.com/ to learn more about Kasley Killam’s work and purchase her new book, The Art and Science of Connection. Connect with her on Instagram, Twitter/X, and LinkedIn, and subscribe to her newsletter here. This episode is brought to you by: InsideTracker If you want to improve your health, you need to measure where you’re currently at. InsideTracker analyses up to 48 blood biomarkers including ApoB, LDL, HDL, A1C, and more before giving you advice to optimise your health. Get a 20% discount on your first order at insidetracker.com/simon. BON CHARGE Enhance skin health, increase collagen production, and reverse sun damage with BON CHARGE, my choice of low-level light therapy. Holistic, evidence-based, premium products for healthier skin. Get started at boncharge.com and use code THEPROOF for a 15% discount. Cozy Earth Sleep better and cooler with Cozy Earth, the softest science-backed sheets on the market. With a 10-year warranty, 100-day trial period, and ethical production, Cozy Earth is my favourite easy way to improve my rest and recovery. Use code SIMON at cozyearth.com for up to 35% off. Eimele Use code SIMON at checkout for 10% off your first order. 38TERA Use code THEPROOF for a discount at checkout. WHOOP Claim your first month free on join.whoop.com/simon. Want to support the show? The best way to support the show is to use the products and services offered by our sponsors. To check them out, and enjoy great savings, visit theproof.com/friends. You can also show your support by leaving a review on the Apple Podcast app and/or sharing your favourite episodes with your friends and family. Simon Hill, MSc, BSc (Hons) Creator of theproof.com and host of The Proof with Simon Hill Author of The Proof is in the Plants
Episode #316. Overeating is not your fault. But it is in your control – just not in the way you might think. Learn how to overcome food addiction in this conversation with psychiatrist, neuroscientist, and self-mastery expert, Dr Jud Brewer. Learn Dr Brewer’s secret to gaining control over your eating habits (and no, it’s not willpower). Discover why we overeat, the reason you can’t break bad habits, and how to take back your power over food as we unpack the science of behavioural change. Specifically, we discuss: Introduction: Understanding the Brain and Habit Formation (00:13) Key Elements of Habit Formation (02:55) The Brain's Role in Decision-Making and Habit Change (10:02) The Impact of Awareness and Mindfulness on Habit Change (14:58) Analysing Eating Habits and the Food Environment (24:35) Survivorship Bias in Successful Habit Change (27:36) Emotional Eating and Coping Mechanisms (31:17) Addressing Guilt, Shame, and Systemic Failures (36:24) Environmental Influences on Eating Patterns (41:18) Breaking Negative Eating Habits: Weight Loss Journey (49:00) Effective Strategies to Stop Destructive Habits: Breathwork (58:53) The Role of Psychedelics and Meditation in Overcoming Negative Eating Habits (1:01:24) How the Brain Changes When We Modify Eating Habits (1:04:36) Pharmacology vs. Mindfulness: Which Is More Effective? (1:07:57) Practical Tips to Overcome Night Cravings (1:19:10) Measuring Success in Habit Change (1:28:50) Debunking the 21-Day Habit Formation Myth (1:34:51) Conclusion and Final Thoughts (1:35:54) Connect with Dr Jud Brewer on Instagram, Twitter/X, YouTube, and Threads. Learn more about Dr Brewer on his website, https://drjud.com/, where you can also order his latest book, The Hunger Habit. This episode is brought to you by: InsideTracker If you want to improve your health, you need to measure where you’re currently at. InsideTracker analyses up to 48 blood biomarkers including ApoB, LDL, HDL, A1C, and more before giving you advice to optimise your health. Get a 20% discount on your first order at insidetracker.com/simon. Sun Home Saunas Invest in your body and mind with Sun Home Saunas, pioneers in crafting premium saunas and cold plunges. Safe, effective, research-backed wellness tools to improve cardiovascular health, offer psychological benefits, and reduce muscle soreness. Head to sunhomesaunas.com/theproof for $300 off your purchase. Momentous My go-to supplement brand for protein and creatine is Momentous. Get 36% off subscriptions, and 20% off one-off purchases, by using the code LIVINGPROOF at checkout at livemomentous.com Cozy Earth Sleep better and cooler with Cozy Earth, the softest science-backed sheets on the market. With a 10-year warranty, 100-day trial period, and ethical production, Cozy Earth is my favourite easy way to improve my rest and recovery. Use code SIMON at cozyearth.com for up to 35% off. Eimele Use code SIMON at checkout for 10% off your first order. 38TERA Use code THEPROOF for a discount at checkout. WHOOP Claim your first month free on join.whoop.com/simon. Want to support the show? The best way to support the show is to use the products and services offered by our sponsors. To check them out, and enjoy great savings, visit theproof.com/friends. You can also show your support by leaving a review on the Apple Podcast app and/or sharing your favourite episodes with your friends and family. Simon Hill, MSc, BSc (Hons) Creator of theproof.com and host of The Proof with Simon Hill Author of The Proof is in the Plants Watch the episodes on YouTube or listen on Apple/Spotify Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook Nourish your gut with my Plant-Based Ferments Guide Download my complimentary Two-Week Meal Plan and high protein Plant Performance recipe book
Episode #315. What is ApoB and why should you care? In this latest instalment of our masterclass series, I’ve distilled the essential insights about apolipoprotein B (ApoB) into one informative episode. Join top experts including Dr Thomas Dayspring, Dr William Cromwell, Danny Lennon, Dr Alan Flanagan, and Dr Gil Carvalho as they unravel the significance of ApoB as a crucial marker of cardiovascular health. This episode provides a thorough understanding of why ApoB matters and how it impacts your health. We unpack the essentials of ApoB, covering its role in cholesterol transport and why it's a key marker for heart disease risk. You'll learn how ApoB affects cardiovascular health, from the way it modifies LDL particles to its impact on atherosclerosis and longevity. We discuss the best ways to measure ApoB, its normal levels, and what causes it to rise. The episode also explores the relationship between ApoB and saturated fats, and why it's a more reliable risk marker than LDL cholesterol. By the end, you'll have a clear understanding of why ApoB matters for your heart health and how it can help guide better health choices. Specifically, we discuss: Introduction (00:00) Lipoproteins & Cholesterol: Transport and Recycling (00:43) Cholesterol's Role in Lipoproteins (26:40) Is ApoB a More Accurate Marker of Cardiovascular Risk? (31:13) Endothelial Transcytosis of Lipoproteins (39:42) LDL Modification and Aggregation (49:17) Evidence for ApoB's Role in Atherosclerosis (55:49) ApoB and Genetics (58:29) ApoB and Longevity (1:02:16) Mechanisms Behind Elevated ApoB Levels (1:05:14) Why ApoB is the Best Predictor of Cardiovascular Disease (1:08:52) ApoB vs LDL-Cholesterol: Understanding the Discordance (1:21:00) Healthy ApoB Levels for Young Adults (1:31:39) Causes of Elevated ApoB Levels (1:45:16) Target ApoB Levels for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention (2:04:31) The History and Evolution of the Lipid Hypothesis (2:07:27) Role of ApoB Lipoproteins in Atherosclerosis (2:10:21) Importance of ApoB as a Cardiovascular Risk Marker and Its Clinical Application (2:18:39) Impact of Saturated Fat on ApoB and Cardiovascular Disease (2:27:47) Top Saturated Fat Foods That Increase Cardiovascular Risk (2:33:53) Impact of Saturated Fat on ApoB and Cardiovascular Disease (2:35:49) Dietary Changes to Lower ApoB Levels (2:38:59) Outro (2:45:54) Read more about the guests featured on this episode or connect with them on their respective pages on The Proof website: Dr Thomas Dayspring, Dr William Cromwell, Danny Lennon, Dr Alan Flanagan, and Dr Gil Carvalho. This episode is brought to you by: InsideTracker If you want to improve your health, you need to measure where you’re currently at. InsideTracker analyses up to 48 blood biomarkers including ApoB, LDL, HDL, A1C, and more before giving you advice to optimise your health. Get a 20% discount on your first order at insidetracker.com/simon. BON CHARGE Enhance skin health, increase collagen production, and reverse sun damage with BON CHARGE, my choice of low-level light therapy. Holistic, evidence-based, premium products for healthier skin. Get started at boncharge.com and use code THEPROOF for a 15% discount. Shopify Shopify, the world's leading e-commerce platform, helps you turn browsers into buyers with the internet’s best-converting check out–up to 36% better compared to other leading e-commerce platforms. To boost your conversion rate, and grow your business, sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/proof. Sun Home Saunas Invest in your body and mind with Sun Home Saunas, pioneers in crafting premium saunas and cold plunges. Safe, effective, research-backed wellness tools to improve cardiovascular health, offer psychological benefits, and reduce muscle soreness. Head to sunhomesaunas.com/theproof for $300 off your purchase. Simon Hill, MSc, BSc (Hons) Creator of theproof.com and host of The Proof with Simon Hill Author of The Proof is in the Plants
Episode #314. Science tells us we need relationships to live better, for longer. But how do we cultivate our relationships to benefit ourselves and our loved ones? Join me in Episode #314 as I sit down with IN-Q for an exploration of creativity, self-compassion, and empathy. In this episode, you’ll discover why you should learn to be vulnerable and how to do so. We discuss the danger of loneliness and how to improve life satisfaction, why creativity is a crucial practice for everyone, and how you can truly learn from failure. IN-Q also shares some of his poetry as well as key moments in his journey to where he is today. Specifically, we discuss:: Introduction (0:00) IN-Q Performs His Poem “Growth AKA Goldfish” (1:32) The Importance of Emotional Health and Vulnerability (5:48) Does Expressing Emotions Show Weakness? (12:34) The Creative Process and Overcoming Failure (19:06) From Poetry to Platinum Hits: A Diverse Creative Journey (29:19) The Intention Behind Poetry and Empowering Through Creativity (34:40) The Creative Process: Inspiration, Writing, and Reflection (41:57) Finding Play and Presence in Life (47:04) A Poet's Journey: From Personal Struggles to Creative Expression (50:58) Love, Relationships, and the Quest for Connection (1:01:09) Launching "The Never-Ending Now" Poetry Journal and Album (1:12:46) Closing with Empowerment: A Poem of Pride (1:14:06) Outro (1:18:35) Connect with IN-Q on Instagram. His website, in-q.com, is your go-to to learn more, listen to The Never Ending Now album, shop his journal and book, and more. This episode is brought to you by: InsideTracker If you want to improve your health, you need to measure where you’re currently at. InsideTracker analyses up to 48 blood biomarkers including ApoB, LDL, HDL, A1C, and more before giving you advice to optimise your health. Get a 20% discount on your first order at insidetracker.com/simon. Sun Home Saunas Invest in your body and mind with Sun Home Saunas, pioneers in crafting premium saunas and cold plunges. Safe, effective, research-backed wellness tools to improve cardiovascular health, offer psychological benefits, and reduce muscle soreness. Head to sunhomesaunas.com/theproof for $300 off your purchase. BON CHARGE Enhance skin health, increase collagen production, and reverse sun damage with BON CHARGE, my choice of low-level light therapy. Holistic, evidence-based, premium products for healthier skin. Get started at boncharge.com and use code THEPROOF for a 15% discount. Momentous My go-to supplement brand for protein and creatine is Momentous. Get 36% off subscriptions, and 20% off one-off purchases, by using the code LIVINGPROOF at checkout at livemomentous.com Eimele Eimele Essential 8 is a comprehensive multivitamin that is scientifically formulated to complement your plant-rich diet, increase and sustain your energy, and support the immune system, as well as heart and brain health. Head to Eimele.com and use code SIMON at checkout for 10% off your first order. 38TERA Consider 38TERA's DMN-01 prebiotic supplement a daily multivitamin for your gut. Formulated by yours truly and gastroenterologist Dr Will Bulsiewicz. Use code THEPROOF for a discount at checkout. Want to support the show? The best way to support the show is to use the products and services offered by our sponsors. To check them out, and enjoy great savings, visit theproof.com/friends. You can also show your support by leaving a review on the Apple Podcast app and/or sharing your favourite episodes with your friends and family. Simon Hill, MSc, BSc (Hons) Creator of theproof.com and host of The Proof with Simon Hill Author of The Proof is in the Plants
Episode #313. Is your menstrual cycle normal? How is the pill affecting your body? Join me as I sit down with Dr Jen Gunter, a renowned expert in women's health, to answer these questions and many more as we take a deep dive into contraception, the menstrual cycle, and common female health myths. You’ll learn about the key phases of the menstrual cycle and the associated symptoms, discover how different forms of hormonal contraception work and whether they’re safe, debunk a series of pervasive female health myths, and much more. Whether you personally menstruate or use contraceptives or know someone who does – effectively everyone – this episode is an essential listen on female health. Specifically, we discuss: Intro (00:00) The Impact of Disinformation on Women's Health Choices (01:17) Exploring Gaps in Medical Research on Female Physiology (07:17) Navigating Misinformation and Vulnerability in Women's Health (15:52) The Importance of the Menstrual Cycle: A Comprehensive Overview (17:44) Inclusivity and Language in Medical and Social Contexts (33:12) The Phases of the Menstrual Cycle: A Detailed Explanation (41:02) Female Physiology: Mechanism and Function of Menstruation (50:25) COVID Vaccines: Effects on Menstrual Cycles and Fertility (01:01:55) Menstrual Myths Debunked: Separating Fact from Fiction (01:06:00) Managing Menstrual Symptoms and Pain: Expert Advice (01:13:45) Hormonal Health Myths: Dutch Test, Birth Control Pill, and Diet (01:39:33) Osteoporosis and Birth Control Pills: Is There a Connection? (01:46:26) Birth Control and Cancer Risk: Examining the Evidence (01:51:25) Birth Control Pills and Acne (01:57:30) Menstrual Cycle: Detoxification and Birth Control's Impact on Maturation (02:02:03) Emergency Contraception Options: Plan B and Ella (02:08:48) Abortion: Laws, Misconceptions, and Future Implications (02:30:03) Final Thoughts and Empowering Women in Health Choices (02:45:56) Connect with Dr Jen Gunter on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok. Order her new book, Blood: the Science, Medicine and Mythology of Menstruation, here. For even more comprehensive information, you can read Dr Gunter’s other books, The Vagina Bible and The Menopause Manifesto. Head to her blog, https://vajenda.substack.com/, for frequent newsletters and articles. This episode is brought to you by: InsideTracker If you want to improve your health, you need to measure where you’re currently at. InsideTracker analyses up to 48 blood biomarkers including ApoB, LDL, HDL, A1C, and more before giving you advice to optimise your health. Head to insidetracker.com/simon and get 10% off the InsideTracker subscription and any plan. BON CHARGE Enhance skin health, increase collagen production, and reverse sun damage with BON CHARGE, my choice of low-level light therapy. Holistic, evidence-based, premium products for healthier skin. Get started at boncharge.com and use code THEPROOF for a 15% discount. Sun Home Saunas Invest in your body and mind with Sun Home Saunas, pioneers in crafting premium saunas and cold plunges. Safe, effective, research-backed wellness tools to improve cardiovascular health, offer psychological benefits, and reduce muscle soreness. Head to sunhomesaunas.com/theproof for $300 off your purchase. Want to support the show? The best way to support the show is to use the products and services offered by our sponsors. To check them out, and enjoy great savings, visit theproof.com/friends. You can also show your support by leaving a review on the Apple Podcast app and/or sharing your favourite episodes with your friends and family. Simon Hill, MSc, BSc (Hons) Creator of theproof.com and host of The Proof with Simon Hill Watch the episodes on YouTube or listen on Apple/Spotify
Episode #312. Vegan vs. omnivore: learn about the Netflix documentary “You Are What You Eat” and the associated twin study with lead researcher, Christopher Gardner PhD. You’ll learn about why Dr Gardner designed the study the way he did, unpack some key findings, and hear his response to criticisms. From publication, this study gained major media attention that was only amplified by the release of “You Are What You Eat”. With popularity comes criticism, in this case from some big names in online nutrition spaces. Hear the truth about the controversy surrounding this study and documentary, straight from the source. Specifically, we discuss: Intro (00:00) Introduction and background on Christopher Gardner's recent twin study (01:36) Navigating the Challenges of Science Communication and Critique (08:28) Introduction to the Twin Study and Its Unique Design (16:36) The Role of Identical Twins and Defining Plant-Based vs. Omnivorous Diets (22:45) Dietary Patterns and Health Outcomes: The Vegan and Omnivorous Diets (27:25) Diet Satisfaction and Adherence in Nutritional Studies (36:34) The Science of Study Design: Primary vs. Secondary Outcomes (42:05) Responding to critiques on calorie differences (51:58) Cardiometabolic Markers and Diet: A Deep Dive (55:17) Twin Nutrition Study Deep Dive: Lipid Markers, Cardiovascular Risk, and the Impact of Diet (01:00:13) Responding to Critiques (Peter Attia): The Complexity of Diet Studies (01:14:07) Addressing Critique of Mark Hyman (01:29:24) Funding from Beyond Meat and other organisations (01:38:55) Teaching about sustainability and stealth nutrition - Nina Teicholz critique (01:44:29) Is Plant-Based Diet good for the environmental health? (01:48:00) Reflecting on critiques and potential improvements to the study (01:53:47) Personal experience with the Netflix documentary (01:55:45) Outro (01:57:54) Connect with Professor Christopher Gardner on Twitter/X and Instagram. Head to https://nutrition.stanford.edu/ for more resources and studies, and the Stanford Nutrition YouTube channel for more videos. Listen to past episodes featuring Professor Gardner here. This episode is brought to you by: InsideTracker If you want to improve your health, you need to measure where you’re currently at. InsideTracker analyses up to 48 blood biomarkers including ApoB, LDL, HDL, A1C, and more before giving you advice to optimise your health. Get a 20% discount on your first order at insidetracker.com/simon. Sun Home Saunas Invest in your body and mind with Sun Home Saunas, pioneers in crafting premium saunas and cold plunges. Safe, effective, research-backed wellness tools to improve cardiovascular health, offer psychological benefits, and reduce muscle soreness. Head to sunhomesaunas.com/theproof for $300 off your purchase. Momentous My go-to supplement brand for protein and creatine is Momentous. Get 36% off subscriptions, and 20% off one-off purchases, by using the code LIVINGPROOF at checkout at livemomentous.com Eimele Eimele Essential 8 is a comprehensive multivitamin that is scientifically formulated to complement your plant-rich diet, increase and sustain your energy, and support the immune system, as well as heart and brain health. Head to Eimele.com and use code SIMON at checkout for 10% off your first order. 38TERA Consider 38TERA's DMN-01 prebiotic supplement a daily multivitamin for your gut. Formulated by yours truly and gastroenterologist Dr Will Bulsiewicz. Use code THEPROOF for a discount at checkout. Simon Hill, MSc, BSc (Hons) Creator of theproof.com and host of The Proof with Simon Hill Author of The Proof is in the Plants Watch the episodes on YouTube or listen on Apple/Spotify Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook Nourish your gut with my Plant-Based Ferments Guide Download my complimentary Two-Week Meal Plan and high protein Plant Performance recipe book
Some people follow a ketogenic diet seeking to lose weight, feel more energised, or gain control over their eating habits. Others may turn to this diet in an effort to treat conditions such as epilepsy, bipolar disorder, diabetes and inflammatory diseases. Regardless of their reasoning for adopting this eating pattern, a key question remains: is there ever an instance where having high LDL cholesterol levels on a ketogenic diet can be safe? In Episode #311, I’m joined by Dr William Cromwell, MD and Dave Feldman to explore this question. In this discussion, Dr William Cromwell and Dave Feldman share their professional opinions on whether high cholesterol on a keto diet is a problem. We investigate where their opinions align and where they differ, where Dave’s hypotheses diverge from the norm, and what we do and don’t know with the available evidence. We also explore the significance of ApoB, lifespan and healthspan considerations, research Dave is currently conducting, and much more. Specifically, we discuss: Intro (00:00) Dr. William Cromwell: Background as a Lipidologist and LDL Research (01:54) Dave Feldman's Ketogenic Diet and Elevated LDL Experience (05:34) Unpacking the Lipid Hypothesis and Cardiovascular Risk (12:30) The history and evolution of the lipid hypothesis (20:40) The role of apoB lipoproteins in atherosclerosis (23:39) Factors beyond apoB involved in atherosclerosis and mortality risk (31:59) The complexity of interpreting mortality data in the context of apoB (41:40) Macrophages and the process of atherosclerosis (44:00) Beyond ApoB: Metabolic Vulnerability, Inflammation and Mortality Risk (52:57) Transcytosis: A New Perspective on LDL Movement and Atherosclerosis (1:10:36) Exploring Low Cholesterol Impacts and Genetic Disorders (1:17:30) Macrophage function and phenotype in the context of different drivers of high apoB (1:22:30) Defining Lean Mass Hyper-responders in the Context of a Ketogenic Diet (1:31:40) Investigating PCSK9 and Its Effects on Healthspan (1:38:00) Assessing cardiovascular risk in lean mass hyper-responders (1:43:50) Statin safety, adverse effects, and patient reluctance (2:01:54) Ketogenic Diets and Elevated LDL: Balancing Individual Risks and Benefits in the Absence of Long-term Data (2:10:40) Insulin Resistance, ApoB, and Cardiovascular Risk: Navigating the Challenges in Assessment and Imaging (2:18:12) Lean Mass Hyper-responder Study: Design, Recruitment, and Eligibility Criteria (2:32:45) Closing Perspectives on Research and Dietary Options (3:04:47) Outro (3:06:42) Connect with Dr William Cromwell: Twitter/X, LinkedIn, and https://www.mylipid.com/. Discover more of his work with Precision Health Reports: Twitter/X, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and at https://precisionhealthreports.com/. Connect with Dave Feldman: Twitter/X, YouTube, and Instagram, and discover more of his work at https://citizensciencefoundation.org/, https://ownyourlabs.com/, and https://cholesterolcode.com/. This episode is brought to you by: InsideTracker If you want to improve your health, you need to measure where you’re currently at. InsideTracker analyses up to 48 blood biomarkers including ApoB, LDL, HDL, A1C, and more before giving you advice to optimise your health. Get a 20% discount on your first order at insidetracker.com/simon. Shopify Shopify, the world's leading e-commerce platform, helps you turn browsers into buyers with the internet’s best-converting check out–up to 36% better compared to other leading e-commerce platforms. To boost your conversion rate, and grow your business, sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/proof. Sun Home Saunas Invest in your body and mind with Sun Home Saunas, pioneers in crafting premium saunas and cold plunges. Safe, effective, research-backed wellness tools to improve cardiovascular health, offer psychological benefits, and reduce muscle soreness. Head to sunhomesaunas.com/theproof for $300 off your purchase.
Episode #310. For many of us looking to achieve athletic goals and age healthily, protein is something that is regularly front of mind. Join me as I sit down with Associate Professor Nicholas Burd, a muscle physiologist and researcher, to discuss the latest scientific evidence on protein. From selecting your protein source to choosing an appropriate amount for your goals, Dr Burd shares recent research findings on how to optimise your protein intake. Discover the nuanced difference between optimising and maximising intake, the problem with eating too much protein, and why getting protein from whole foods is important. We also cover protein timing and distribution, supplementation, and much more. Specifically, we discuss: Intro (00:00) Introduction to Nicholas Burd's Work as a Muscle Physiologist (01:32) Exploring Muscle Protein Turnover and Renewal (03:57) Muscle Fibre Hyperplasia vs. Hypertrophy in Humans (08:06) The Role of Protein Metabolism in Muscle Physiology (15:21) Optimal vs. Maximal Protein Intake for Muscle Growth (19:12) Understanding Amino Acid Oxidation and Its Implications for Muscle Growth (23:05) Leveraging Food Matrix Effects for Optimal Protein Utilisation (33:39) The Role of Dietary Fats in Potentiating Amino Acid Utilisation (38:55) How Low-Carb Diets Influence Protein Requirements (43:50) Protein Requirements During Energy Restriction and Weight Loss (46:54) Optimising Protein Intake for Endurance Athletes (48:08) Nutrient Timing and Protein Distribution (1:05:06) Maximising Dietary Protein Absorption and Utilisation (1:12:34) Protein intake from the perspective of muscle physiologist (1:18:09) Sex-Based Differences in Protein Metabolism with Aging (1:20:45) Should You Supplement With Essential Amino Acids or BCAAs? (1:26:12) Exploring the Rationale Behind Collagen Supplementation (1:30:43) Biggest Protein Myths Debunked (1:40:16) Outro (1:42:45) Learn more about Dr Nicholas Burd on his staff profile, and read his publications on ResearchGate. If you’re interested in learning more about protein, make sure to listen to Episode #290, a protein masterclass featuring world-renowned experts. This episode is brought to you by: InsideTracker If you want to improve your health, you need to measure where you’re currently at. InsideTracker analyses up to 48 blood biomarkers including ApoB, LDL, HDL, A1C, and more before giving you advice to optimise your health. Get a 20% discount on your first order at insidetracker.com/simon. BON CHARGE Enhance skin health, increase collagen production, and reverse sun damage with BON CHARGE, my choice of low-level light therapy. Holistic, evidence-based, premium products for healthier skin. Get started at boncharge.com and use code THEPROOF for a 15% discount. Eimele Eimele Essential 8 is a comprehensive multivitamin that is scientifically formulated to complement your plant-rich diet, increase and sustain your energy, and support the immune system, as well as heart and brain health. Head to Eimele.com and use code SIMON at checkout for 10% off your first order. 38TERA Consider 38TERA's DMN-01 prebiotic supplement a daily multivitamin for your gut. Formulated by yours truly and gastroenterologist Dr Will Bulsiewicz. Use code THEPROOF for a discount at checkout. Simon Hill, MSc, BSc (Hons) Creator of theproof.com and host of The Proof with Simon Hill Author of The Proof is in the Plants Watch the episodes on YouTube or listen on Apple/Spotify Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook Nourish your gut with my Plant-Based Ferments Guide Download my complimentary Two-Week Meal Plan and high protein Plant Performance recipe book
Episode #309. Testosterone: we hear it thrown around constantly as the silver bullet for curing all kinds of symptoms. Join me as I sit down with Dr Adam Hotchkiss, podiatric physician and foot surgeon turned human optimisation specialist, to answer all your burning questions about testosterone, TRT, steroids, and more. This is an important listen for any men considering using steroids to enhance their physique or looking to safely increase testosterone without compromising fertility. We take a deep dive into testosterone in this episode, covering what it is, what’s considered normal and healthy levels in men, and symptoms of low testosterone. Dr Hotchkiss breaks down how lifestyle factors can influence your testosterone, explains how to boost it (and whether you need to), and covers concerns about fertility and heart disease. Specifically, we discuss: Introduction (00:00) Adam Hotchkiss' Journey: From Podiatry to Hormonal Health Optimisation (03:55) Understanding testosterone's functions, symptoms of deficiency, and impact on overall health (12:00) How the body makes testosterone? (20:56) Understanding Total, Free, and Bioavailable Testosterone Levels (24:35) Examining Testosterone Reference Ranges and How They've Changed Over Time (29:46) Role of Oestrogen in Testosterone Replacement Therapy Benefits (38:27) Preserving Fertility While on Testosterone Therapy: HCG and Other Options (48:48) HCG and Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT): What You Need to Know (55:17) Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT): When Is It Necessary? (1:01:09) Understanding Testosterone Replacement Therapy: Bioidentical vs Synthetic (1:04:56) The Science Behind Steroid Abuse: What Young Men Need to Know (1:12:39) How Does Testosterone Affect Cardiovascular Health? (1:16:02) Optimising Testosterone Levels Through Lifestyle Changes: Nutrition, Sleep, Exercise (1:20:28) Do Testosterone-Boosting Supplements Really Work? (1:33:55) Should You Optimise Testosterone Levels? Case Study and Discussion (1:36:30) Trenbolone Exposed: Exploring the Evidence on Side Effects (1:44:35) Outro (1:54:11) Connect with Dr Adam Hotchkiss on Instagram and learn more on YouTube. This episode is brought to you by: InsideTracker If you want to improve your health, you need to measure where you’re currently at. InsideTracker analyses up to 48 blood biomarkers including ApoB, LDL, HDL, A1C, and more before giving you advice to optimise your health. Get a 20% discount on your first order at insidetracker.com/simon. Bon Charge Enhance skin health, increase collagen production, and reverse sun damage with BON CHARGE, my choice of low-level light therapy. Holistic, evidence-based, premium products for healthier skin. Get started at boncharge.com and use code THEPROOF for a 15% discount. Eimele Eimele Essential 8 is a comprehensive multivitamin that is scientifically formulated to complement your plant-rich diet, increase and sustain your energy, and support the immune system, as well as heart and brain health. Head to Eimele.com and use code SIMON at checkout for 10% off your first order. 38TERA Consider 38TERA's DMN-01 prebiotic supplement a daily multivitamin for your gut. Formulated by yours truly and gastroenterologist Dr Will Bulsiewicz. Use code THEPROOF for a discount at checkout. Simon Hill, MSc, BSc (Hons) Creator of theproof.com and host of The Proof with Simon Hill Author of The Proof is in the Plants Watch the episodes on YouTube or listen on Apple/Spotify Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook Nourish your gut with my Plant-Based Ferments Guide Download my complimentary Two-Week Meal Plan and high protein Plant Performance recipe book
Episode #308. How would Jesus kill an animal? Join me as I sit down with filmmakers Kip Andersen and Kameron Waters to discuss their position on how religion and veganism intersect. Whether you are religious or not, there are many interesting points raised to reflect on further. In their new documentary Christspiracy, Kip and Kameron pose the question: is there a spiritual way to kill an animal? In this episode, they argue what they believe to be the accurate interpretation of what the Bible says about animal liberation, taking us on a journey of what the concept of dominion truly means. We discuss a 2000-year-old cover-up, whether eating meat as a Christian is hypocritical, the truth about regenerative agriculture, and much more. Specifically, we cover: Intro (00:00) Unveiling the Truth Behind Religious Misinterpretations (06:06) Exploring the Daniel Fast: A Christian's Journey to Plant-Based Eating (13:43) Connecting the Dots: The Nazarenes, Mistranslations, and Jesus' Controversial Temple Actions (19:07) The Mistranslation of Dominion and Its Impact on Western World Beliefs (25:38) Rethinking Christianity's Relationship with Animal Consumption (31:50) Exploring the Intersection of Spirituality, Ethics, and Filmmaking: A Journey of Discovery (43:52) How the Animal Agriculture Industry Influences Religious Views on Animal Consumption (50:57) Is It Possible to be Spiritual and Consume Animal Products? (1:00:47) Regenerative Farming: A Closer Look at Animal Welfare and Ethics (1:05:07) Examining the Contradictions in Joel Salatin's Ethical Farming Practices (1:12:27) How Different Religions Approach the Consumption and Killing of Animals (1:25:51) Making "Christspiracy": How to Create an Engaging Film About Killing 70 Billion Animals (1:33:42) Outro (1:39:27) Learn more about Christspiracy at https://www.christspiracy.com/. Connect with the Christspiracy community on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok. This episode is brought to you by: InsideTracker If you want to improve your health, you need to measure where you’re currently at. InsideTracker analyses up to 48 blood biomarkers including ApoB, LDL, HDL, A1C, and more before giving you advice to optimise your health. Get a 20% discount on your first order at insidetracker.com/simon. Eimele Eimele Essential 8 is a comprehensive multivitamin that is scientifically formulated to complement your plant-rich diet, increase and sustain your energy, and support the immune system, as well as heart and brain health. Head to Eimele.com and use code SIMON at checkout for 10% off your first order. 38TERA Consider 38TERA's DMN-01 prebiotic supplement a daily multivitamin for your gut. Formulated by yours truly and gastroenterologist Dr Will Bulsiewicz. Use code THEPROOF for a discount at checkout. WHOOP Whoop, the most advanced fitness and health wearable available. Your personalised fitness and health coach to recover faster, sleep better, and train smarter. Claim your first month free on join.whoop.com/simon. Want to support the show? The best way to support the show is to use the products and services offered by our sponsors. To check them out, and enjoy great savings, visit theproof.com/friends. You can also show your support by leaving a review on the Apple Podcast app and/or sharing your favourite episodes with your friends and family. Simon Hill, MSc, BSc (Hons) Creator of theproof.com and host of The Proof with Simon Hill Author of The Proof is in the Plants Watch the episodes on YouTube or listen on Apple/Spotify Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook Nourish your gut with my Plant-Based Ferments Guide Download my complimentary Two-Week Meal Plan and high-protein Plant Performance recipe book
Episode #307. According to Robin Sharma, eight factors define wealth – and only one of them is money. Join me in today’s episode as I sit down with this leadership expert and bestselling author to unpack what it truly means to be wealthy. You’ll learn about what happy people have in common, how to find more fulfilment, and how to perform a full reset on your life. Robin pulls back the curtain to offer a glimpse of what his habits look like and how you can implement habits to help you become your best self. Plus, discover why you should consider eating out alone, why you should be thinking about death, and plenty more in this insight-packed conversation. In any conversation considering the relationship between money and happiness, it’s important to note that not everyone has the time or resources to commit to self-improvement. If you’re in this camp, you’re far from alone. My advice would be to take the core principles discussed in this episode and find some goals that are reasonable for you. Even if you can only set aside fifteen minutes a day, any steps you can take have the potential to make a big difference in the long run. Specifically, we discuss: Intro (00:00) How Can Morning Rituals Boost Your Productivity and Creativity | Morning Routine of Robin Sharma (07:07) Gratitude as a Foundation for Wealth (13:46) The Eight Forms of Wealth: Redefining Success Beyond Money (16:19) Beyond Imposter Syndrome: Finding Your Unique Value in the World (25:46) Exploring the Eight Forms of Wealth for a Balanced Life (32:37) Mastering the Art of Listening for Deeper Relationships (43:08) Embracing Solitude, Kindness, and Generosity: The Path to Self-Growth and Empowerment (50:44) Finding Silence and Self: Going Off-Grid for Inner Peace (01:06:52) "I'll try" is a failure strategy... Not a success methodology. (01:12:53) How Resentment Affects Your Life: Overcoming Emotional Baggage (01:14:58) The Power of Minimalism in Reading: Mastering Fewer Books Deeply (01:20:00) Finding Freedom in Writing: Lessons from a Decade of Lost Diaries (01:23:48) How to Journal for Growth? (01:32:26) Can Embracing Our Mortality Change the Way We Live and Work? (01:35:06) Living Your life Fully so You Can Die Empty (01:38:12) Recruiting a Dead Board of Directors for Life-Changing Wisdom (01:39:44) How to Know You're on the Right Path? (01:44:44) Outro (01:46:09) Learn more about Robin Sharma on his website, https://www.robinsharma.com/. Pre-order his new book, The Wealth Money Can’t Buy, here. You can connect with Robin on Instagram, Twitter/X, and YouTube. Sponsors: If you want to improve your health, you need to measure where you’re currently at. InsideTracker analyses up to 48 blood biomarkers including ApoB, LDL, HDL, A1C, and more before giving you advice to optimise your health. Get a 20% discount on your first order at insidetracker.com/simon. My go-to supplement brand for protein and creatine is Momentous. Get 36% off subscriptions, and 20% off one-off purchases, by using the code LIVINGPROOF at checkout at livemomentous.com Consider 38TERA's DMN-01 prebiotic supplement a daily multivitamin for your gut. Formulated by yours truly and gastroenterologist Dr Will Bulsiewicz. Use code THEPROOF for a discount at checkout.  Eimele Essential 8 is a comprehensive multivitamin that is scientifically formulated to complement your plant-rich diet, increase and sustain your energy, support the immune system, as well as heart and brain health. Head to Eimele.com and use code SIMON at checkout for 10% off your first order. Simon Hill, MSc, BSc (Hons) Creator of theproof.com and host of The Proof with Simon Hill Author of The Proof is in the Plants Watch the episodes on YouTube or listen on Apple/Spotify Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook Nourish your gut with my Plant-Based Ferments Guide Download my complimentary Two-Week Meal Plan and high-protein Plant Performance recipe book
Episode #306. How can women build muscle, commit to an exercise program, and manage menopause weight gain? Dr Alyssa Olenick returns today to finish our conversation on exercise and recovery for women, answering these questions and many more. You’ll learn how women should be training differently from men, including what you should implement and avoid. We discuss how to grow your booty, how to tell if you’ve trained hard enough, and how to train regularly. Dr Olenick also covers whether cold water immersion is safe and beneficial, what to do about weight gain during menopause, and what you should be supplementing with. Specifically, we discuss: Intro (00:00) Understanding Sex Differences in Training: Tailoring Workouts for Women (01:59) Mastering RPE for Effective Workouts: A Beginner's Guide (13:16) The Ideal Weekly Routine for Booty Gains: Quality Over Quantity (23:34) How do you know if the workout program is effective? (29:07) Navigating Soreness and Recovery in Strength Training (39:02) Cold water emmerson and reducing muscle soreness (49:03) Navigating the Menopause Conundrum: Understanding Weight Gain and Body Changes (56:21) How Resistance Training Transforms Women's Health During Menopause (1:08:00) Zone 2 Training vs. High-Intensity Workouts: What's Best for Women? (1:17:50) HIIT Explained: Maximizing Benefits with True High-Intensity Interval Training (1:27:02) Demystifying Supplements: What Really Works for Fitness and Recovery (1:35:25) Breaking Myths: The Truth About Women, Hormones, and Strength (1:41:02) Outro (1:44:13) Connect with Dr Alyssa Olenick on Instagram and YouTube, and learn more on her website. You can also listen to The Messy Middle Podcast on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. Make sure to listen to her first episode on The Proof here. Sponsors: If you want to improve your health, you need to measure where you’re currently at. InsideTracker analyses up to 48 blood biomarkers including ApoB, LDL, HDL, A1C, and more before giving you advice to optimise your health. Get a 20% discount on your first order at insidetracker.com/simon. Shopify, the world's leading e-commerce platform, helps you turn browsers into buyers with the internet’s best-converting check out–up to 36% better compared to other leading e-commerce platforms. To boost your conversion rate, and grow your business, sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/proof. Eimele Essential 8 is a comprehensive multivitamin that is scientifically formulated to complement your plant-rich diet, increase and sustain your energy, support the immune system, as well as heart and brain health. Head to Eimele.com and use code SIMON at checkout for 10% off your first order. Consider 38TERA's DMN-01 prebiotic supplement a daily multivitamin for your gut. Formulated by yours truly and gastroenterologist Dr Will Bulsiewicz. Use code THEPROOF for a discount at checkout.  Whoop, the most advanced fitness and health wearable available. Your personalised fitness and health coach to recover faster, sleep better, and train smarter. Claim your first month free on join.whoop.com/simon. Want to support the show? The best way to support the show is to use the products and services offered by our sponsors. To check them out, and enjoy great savings, visit theproof.com/friends. You can also show your support by leaving a review on the Apple Podcast app and/or sharing your favourite episodes with your friends and family. Simon Hill, MSc, BSc (Hons) Creator of theproof.com and host of The Proof with Simon Hill Author of The Proof is in the Plants Watch the episodes on YouTube or listen on Apple/Spotify Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook Nourish your gut with my Plant-Based Ferments Guide Download my complimentary Two-Week Meal Plan and high protein Plant Performance recipe book
Episode #305. Transform your fitness approach with Dr Alyssa Olenick's expert guidance on female-specific exercise strategies. With most mainstream exercise guidance based on research primarily undertaken on men, this episode offers much-needed insight into how women can optimise their training program. In part one of this two-part series, Dr Olenick brings the research on exercise for women into the spotlight. You’ll learn about how to design an optimal program, including exercise frequency and intensity, what type of training to do, and whether you should be synching training to your menstrual cycle. We also cover when and what to eat, highlighting the importance of carbohydrates, protein, and getting enough calories. Specifically, we discuss: Introduction (00:00) Overview of Alyssa Olenick's Research (04:58) Exploring Gender Disparities in Sports Science Research (07:47) Should Exercise Guidelines Differ for Men and Women? (13:10) Aligning Exercise with Women's Menstrual Cycles: Myth vs. Science (16:50) Is There Sufficient Evidence for Gender-Specific Exercise Recommendations? (21:22) Should You Exercise When Feeling Tired (28:08) Comparing the Benefits: Frequent Moderate vs. Less Frequent Intense Workouts (36:35) Optimal Exercise Strategies for Women (43:15) Combining Cardio and Strength Training: Same Day or Separate? (54:21) The Role of Carbohydrates in Training Effectiveness (58:08) The Impact of Carbohydrate Restriction During Workouts (1:03:35) Identifying Signs of Low Energy Availability (1:06:43) Protein Requirements for Women: How Much Is Needed? (1:14:22) Strategies for Increasing Carbohydrates for Optimal Workouts (1:20:15) Protein Intake Recommendations for the Average Woman (1:24:45) Conclusion (1:32:35) Connect with Dr Alyssa Olenick on Instagram and YouTube, and learn more on her website. You can also listen to The Messy Middle Podcast on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. Sponsors: If you want to improve your health, you need to measure where you’re currently at. InsideTracker analyses up to 48 blood biomarkers including ApoB, LDL, HDL, A1C, and more before giving you advice to optimise your health. Get a 20% discount on your first order at insidetracker.com/simon. Eimele Essential 8 is a comprehensive multivitamin that is scientifically formulated to complement your plant-rich diet, increase and sustain your energy, support the immune system, as well as heart and brain health. Head to Eimele.com and use code SIMON at checkout for 10% off your first order. Consider 38TERA's DMN-01 prebiotic supplement a daily multivitamin for your gut. Formulated by yours truly and gastroenterologist Dr Will Bulsiewicz. Use code THEPROOF for a discount at checkout.  Whoop, the most advanced fitness and health wearable available. Your personalised fitness and health coach to recover faster, sleep better, and train smarter. Claim your first month free on join.whoop.com/simon. Want to support the show? The best way to support the show is to use the products and services offered by our sponsors. To check them out, and enjoy great savings, visit theproof.com/friends. You can also show your support by leaving a review on the Apple Podcast app and/or sharing your favourite episodes with your friends and family. Simon Hill, MSc, BSc (Hons) Creator of theproof.com and host of The Proof with Simon Hill Author of The Proof is in the Plants Watch the episodes on YouTube or listen on Apple/Spotify Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook Nourish your gut with my Plant-Based Ferments Guide Download my complimentary Two-Week Meal Plan and high protein Plant Performance recipe book
Episode #304. Your friends, family, and partner are helping you live longer. Why? And how? Discover the true importance of relationships in this conversation with clinical psychologist and scientist Professor Marc Schulz. In this episode, you’ll learn about how and why relationships are one of the key factors for health and longevity. Professor Schulz breaks down the key results from the Harvard Study of Adult Development, a study that has been running since 1938, and how you can apply these findings to your life. We cover topics including social fitness, income disparity and longevity, how relationships are formed, the importance of intimacy and vulnerability, and how to improve your health by interacting with strangers. Specifically, we discuss: Intro (00:00) Background of Marc Schulz (00:50) The Significance of Qualitative Research in Psychology (04:50) Introduction to the Harvard Study of Adult Development: A Groundbreaking Inquiry into Human Flourishing (11:30) How do You Know if You're Flourishing in Life? (18:56) Key Findings of the Harvard Study of Adult Development (24:19) How Relationships Are Connected with Happiness and Longevity (30:51) Are Good Relationships Linked to Longer Life? (40:15) Importance of Communication and Cultivating Relationships (51:40) Impact of Major Transitions to Social Relationships (1:02:13) Engaging in Social Activities to Improve Social Fitness (1:08:25) How Happiness Has Changed with Technology (1:19:13) Maintaining Connections with Family (1:26:42) Engaging with Strangers: Tips for Starting Conversations (1:30:08) Addressing the Childhood Phrase "Stranger Danger" (1:38:59) Defining Relationships in Different Stages of Life (1:41:29) Growth in Relationship with Oneself vs. Social Relationships (1:52:35) Looking at Human Flourishing at a National Level (1:57:20) Takeaways: Future of Harvard Study of Adult Development (2:03:10) Outro (2:06:51) Discover more of Professor Marc Schulz’s work at https://www.brynmawr.edu/inside/people/marc-schulz. Sponsors: If you want to improve your health, you need to measure where you’re currently at. InsideTracker analyses up to 48 blood biomarkers including ApoB, LDL, HDL, A1C, and more before giving you advice to optimise your health. Get a 20% discount on your first order at insidetracker.com/simon. Stay hydrated with LMNT - a meaningful dose of electrolytes in a science-backed ratio. Receive a free LMNT sample pack with any order when you purchase via drinklmnt.com/simon. Eimele Essential 8 is a comprehensive multivitamin that is scientifically formulated to complement your plant-rich diet, increase and sustain your energy, support the immune system, as well as heart and brain health. Head to Eimele.com and use code SIMON at checkout for 10% off your first order. Consider 38TERA's DMN-01 prebiotic supplement a daily multivitamin for your gut. Formulated by yours truly and gastroenterologist Dr Will Bulsiewicz. Use code THEPROOF for a discount at checkout.  Whoop, the most advanced fitness and health wearable available. Your personalised fitness and health coach to recover faster, sleep better, and train smarter. Claim your first month free on join.whoop.com/simon. Want to support the show? The best way to support the show is to use the products and services offered by our sponsors. To check them out, and enjoy great savings, visit theproof.com/friends. You can also show your support by leaving a review on the Apple Podcast app and/or sharing your favourite episodes with your friends and family. Simon Hill, MSc, BSc (Hons) Creator of theproof.com and host of The Proof with Simon Hill Author of The Proof is in the Plants Watch the episodes on YouTube or listen on Apple/Spotify Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook Nourish your gut with my Plant-Based Ferments Guide Download my complimentary Two-Week Meal Plan and high protein Plant Performance recipe book
Episode #303. Two years ago, Axel Schurawlow was finishing his fifth round of chemotherapy. Today, he sits down with me to share the lessons he’s learned from staring death in the face. From reckoning with the delicate nature of our existence to making the most of the time we have left, Axel has a lot to teach about reframing your mindset to live a full life. You’ll learn about what it’s like to hear that you have five days left to live, and how Axel found the strength to fight. Axel explains how your life will change when you lean on the people you love, set goals, and step out of the victim mentality. Regardless of whether you’ve lived a fulfilling life or are just getting started, Axel’s perspective on life might just change yours. Specifically, we discuss: Intro (00:00) Understanding Cancer Diagnosis: Immediate Reactions (01:33) How to Stay Motivated During Recovery (06:52) The Importance of Therapy and Support from Loved Ones (11:28) How a Life-Threatening Diagnosis Can Teach You About Fear and Purpose (19:17) How Do Relationships Contribute to Healing and Growth? (25:53) Why Gratitude and Perspective Matter in Appreciating Life (30:26) Re-evaluating Life's Priorities After a Major Health Scare (37:43) Setting Goals for Health Recovery: Axel Schura's Journey (43:03) The Role of Love and Connection in Leading a Fulfilling Life (51:05) Axel Schura on Embracing Responsibility After Beating Cancer (57:16) The Benefits of Positive Reframing and Taking Self-Responsibility (01:01:33) Building Resilience: How to Overcome Life's Difficult Moments (01:09:50) Nutritional Guidance During Cancer Treatment (01:19:30) Addressing Fertility and Planning for Family After Treatment (01:26:00) Hope and Perseverance: Key Takeaways from Axel Schura's Experience (01:32:33) Connect with Axel and learn more about his story on Instagram, YouTube, through his website, and podcast. Axel is offering The Proof's listeners three months of free access to his online community. To claim, just send a direct message with the keyword “SIMON” to Axel on Instagram. Sponsors: If you want to improve your health, you need to measure where you’re currently at. InsideTracker analyses up to 48 blood biomarkers including ApoB, LDL, HDL, A1C, and more before giving you advice to optimise your health. Get a 20% discount on your first order at insidetracker.com/simon. Eimele Essential 8 is a comprehensive multivitamin that is scientifically formulated to complement your plant-rich diet, increase and sustain your energy, support the immune system, as well as heart and brain health. Head to Eimele.com and use code SIMON at checkout for 10% off your first order. Whoop, the most advanced fitness and health wearable available. Your personalised fitness and health coach to recover faster, sleep better, and train smarter. Claim your first month free on join.whoop.com/simon. Want to support the show? The best way to support the show is to use the products and services offered by our sponsors. To check them out, and enjoy great savings, visit theproof.com/friends. You can also show your support by leaving a review on the Apple Podcast app and/or sharing your favourite episodes with your friends and family. Simon Hill, MSc, BSc (Hons) Creator of theproof.com and host of The Proof with Simon Hill Author of The Proof is in the Plants Watch the episodes on YouTube or listen on Apple/Spotify Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook Nourish your gut with my Plant-Based Ferments Guide Download my complimentary Two-Week Meal Plan and high protein Plant Performance recipe book
Fasting Masterclass

Fasting Masterclass

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Episode #302. Learn everything you need to know about fasting from some of the world’s leading authorities. From addressing common myths to offering specific guidance on how to make time-restricted eating work for you, this episode is a masterclass on using fasting as a powerful tool for enhancing health and longevity. This episode features highlights from past episodes with Dr Courtney Peterson, Dr Emily Manoogian, Dr Satchin Panda, and Dr Valter Longo to give you a comprehensive understanding of fasting. We cover everything from the essentials of fasting to its synchronisation with circadian rhythm, the metabolic advantages it offers, and how to implement it for maximum benefit. Specifically, we discuss: Introduction to Time-Restricted Eating and Fasting Concepts (01:39) How Circadian Rhythms Influence Meal Timing (05:46) Exploring the Metabolic Advantages of Time-Restricted Eating (13:52)\ Comparing Late vs Early Time-Restricted Eating Effects (21:17) Comparing Calorie Restriction vs Time-Restricted Eating (24:13) Is Time-Restricted Eating Effective? (36:16) The Breakfast Debate: To Skip or Not to Skip (43:00) Time-Restricted Eating and Exercise Regimens (47:53) Understanding What Interrupts a Fast (50:52) Time-Restricted Eating and Shift Workers (54:26) Latest Insights on Time Restricted Eating: What We Know Now (1:00:40) The Link Between Circadian Rhythm and Time-Restricted Eating (1:04:53) Finding Your Optimal Eating Window for Health and Wellness (1:13:17) Time Restricted Eating and Blood Glucose Management: A Deep Dive (1:25:45) Time Restricted Eating vs. Calorie Restriction (1:32:26) The Connection Between Fasting and Longevity (1:53:38) Gender Differences in Time-Restricted Eating and Fasting Safety (1:56:28) The Science and Benefits of Extended Fasting Periods (2:05:00) Early vs Late Time-Restricted Eating: Findings from a Randomized Controlled Trial (02:08:19) Early vs. Late Time Restricted Eating: Which Is More Effective? (2:16:42) The Effects of Time-Restricted Eating on Appetite Control (2:23:59) How Time-Restricted Eating Affects Blood Pressure (2:26:10) Potential Negative Impacts of Time-Restricted Eating (2:30:50) Investigating the Relationship Between Time-Restricted Eating and Mood (2:32:24) Can Time-Restricted Eating Offer Benefits Without Calorie Counting? (2:33:09) Meal Timing Strategies for Shift Workers (2:35:43) Exploring the Link Between Time-Restricted Eating and Cancer Prevention (2:39:23) Introduction to the Fasting Mimicking Diet (2:47:27) The Fasting Mimicking Diet's Impact on Cancer Management (3:04:09) Outro (3:15:48) Sponsors: If you want to improve your health, you need to measure where you’re currently at. InsideTracker analyses up to 48 blood biomarkers including ApoB, LDL, HDL, A1C, and more before giving you advice to optimise your health. Get a 20% discount on your first order at insidetracker.com/simon. Consider 38TERA's DMN-01 prebiotic supplement a daily multivitamin for your gut. Formulated by yours truly and gastroenterologist Dr Will Bulsiewicz. Use code THEPROOF for a discount at checkout.  Eimele Essential 8 is a comprehensive multivitamin that is scientifically formulated to complement your plant-rich diet, increase and sustain your energy, support the immune system, as well as heart and brain health. Head to Eimele.com and use code SIMON at checkout for 10% off your first order. Shopify, the world's leading e-commerce platform, helps you turn browsers into buyers with the internet’s best-converting checkout–up to 36% better compared to other leading ecommerce platforms. To boost your conversion rate, and grow your business, sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/proof. Whoop, the most advanced fitness and health wearable available. Your personalised fitness and health coach to recover faster, sleep better, and train smarter. Claim your first month free on join.whoop.com/simon.
Episode #301. Have you started preparing your body for your older years? Or are you already in your older years, wondering how you can best protect yourself from falls and maintain strength and function? Join me as I sit down with Associate Professor Justin Keogh to learn about what sarcopenia is and how you can prevent it. You’ll learn who is at risk for sarcopenia, when to take action to prevent it, and how to move forward if you are facing it already. Dr Keogh identifies the two most important factors for staying strong and mobile, the gold-standard training protocol you should aim for, and other ways you can get the most bang for your buck with exercise. Specifically, we discuss: Intro (00:00) Understanding Sarcopenia: An Overview and Early Signs (01:29) Key Risk Factors and Predictors of Longevity in Sarcopenia (13:15) Muscle Function in Aging: From Centenarians to Muscle Mass Loss (19:18) The Role of Physical Activity in Managing Sarcopenia: Exercise Myths and Facts (25:03) Sarcopenia Across the Lifespan: Gender Differences, Disease Classification, and Causes (35:28) Understanding Muscle Decline with Age: Mechanisms and Muscle Cell Types (43:29) Training for Strength and Longevity: Power Training, Resistance Workouts, and Aerobic Exercises (50:09) Innovative Training Methods: Exercise Snacking, Progressive Loading, and Reducing Muscle Soreness (1:18:51) Optimising Muscle Health: Weekly Training Protocols and Body Adaptation to Exercise (1:39:32) Hormones, Supplements, and Lifestyle Strategies for Sarcopenia Management (1:48:20) Addressing Sarcopenia: Gender Differences, Causes, and Weight Management (1:53:36) Debunking Myths and Shaping Future Guidelines for Sarcopenia Prevention (2:10:45) Outro: The Path Forward in Sarcopenia Research and Awareness (2:14:50) Learn more about Associate Professor Justin Keogh on his Bond University profile, read his publications on ResearchGate, and connect with him on Twitter/X. Sponsors: If you want to improve your health, you need to measure where you’re currently at. InsideTracker analyses up to 48 blood biomarkers including ApoB, LDL, HDL, A1C, and more before giving you advice to optimise your health. Get a 20% discount on your first order at insidetracker.com/simon. People all over the world are using Reveri to quit smoking, gain control over other addictions, reduce physical pain, feel more relaxed, and improve their mental health. The Proof community members can use Reveri for 30 days free with a guest pass. Just visit reveri.com/theproof to redeem.  Consider 38TERA's DMN-01 prebiotic supplement a daily multivitamin for your gut. Formulated by yours truly and gastroenterologist Dr Will Bulsiewicz. Use code THEPROOF for a discount at checkout.  Eimele Essential 8 is a comprehensive multivitamin that is scientifically formulated to complement your plant-rich diet, increase and sustain your energy, support the immune system, as well as heart and brain health. Head to Eimele.com and use code SIMON at checkout for 10% off your first order. Whoop, the most advanced fitness and health wearable available. Your personalised fitness and health coach to recover faster, sleep better, and train smarter. Claim your first month free on join.whoop.com/simon. Want to support the show? The best way to support the show is to use the products and services offered by our sponsors. To check them out, and enjoy great savings, visit theproof.com/friends. You can also show your support by leaving a review on the Apple Podcast app and/or sharing your favourite episodes with your friends and family. Simon Hill, MSc, BSc (Hons) Creator of theproof.com and host of The Proof with Simon Hill Author of The Proof is in the Plants Watch the episodes on YouTube or listen on Apple/Spotify Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook Nourish your gut with my Plant-Based Ferments Guide Download my complimentary Two-Week Meal Plan and high protein Plant Performance recipe book
Episode #300. How does body image fit into our picture of overall health? When does negative self-image become body dysmorphic disorder? And does veganism align with a positive relationship with food? Discover the answers to these questions and many more in this conversation with Associate Professor Gemma Sharp. You’ll learn about body dysmorphic disorder (also called body dysmorphia), who falls into this category, and who is at risk for it. We discuss the impact of social media on body image, the prevalence and treatment of eating disorders, and harmful trends in the media. You’ll also discover the facts about body image in vegans, cosmetic interventions, and how AI might be the answer to overwhelmed mental health services. Specifically, we discuss: Introduction (00:00) Exploring Interest in Body Dysmorphic Disorder with Gemma Sharp (01:35) Understanding Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Definition, Prevalence, Onset, and Causes (04:20) The Influence of Social Media on Body Image (09:01) The Role of Social Media in Seeking External Validation (12:33) Managing Social Media's Impact on Body Image: Advice for Parents (18:08) Practising Self-Compassion: The Compassionate Friend Exercise (20:03) Effectiveness of Positive Self-Talk in Body Image Improvement (23:32) Connection Between Eating Disorders and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (25:35) Navigating Eating Disorders: Orthorexia, Anorexia vs Bulimia, Impacts Across Weight Spectrums, and Screening Tools (26:32) Identifying Triggers for Developing Eating Disorders (31:02) Harmful Media Trends Leading to Eating Disorders (33:14) Medical Approaches to Treating Eating Disorders (34:41) Comparing Dietary Patterns: Vegan vs Omnivorous Diets in Eating Disorders (38:04) Evidence-Based Strategies for Treating Eating Disorders (43:36) The Role of AI in Treating Eating Disorders (49:10) Debunking Myths About Eating Disorders (53:48) Eating Disorders in Athletics: The Interplay with Exercise (55:02) Cosmetic Procedures and Body Image: Mental Health, Satisfaction, and Safety (1:02:05) Insights into Labiaplasty from a Scientific Perspective (1:10:05) Empowering Education: Understanding Female Anatomy and Overcoming Social Taboos Understanding Male Motivations for Penile Augmentation (1:23:35) Concluding Remarks (1:27:38) Learn more about Associate Professor Gemma Sharp here, and connect with her on Twitter/X. Visit The Proof website for the full show notes and supporting studies. Sponsors: If you want to improve your health, you need to measure where you’re currently at. InsideTracker analyses up to 48 blood biomarkers including ApoB, LDL, HDL, A1C, and more before giving you advice to optimise your health. Get a 20% discount on your first order at insidetracker.com/simon. Stay hydrated with LMNT - a meaningful dose of electrolytes in a science-backed ratio. Receive a free LMNT sample pack with any order when you purchase via drinklmnt.com/simon. Eimele Essential 8 is a comprehensive multivitamin that is scientifically formulated to complement your plant-rich diet, increase and sustain your energy, support the immune system, as well as heart and brain health. Head to Eimele.com and use code SIMON at checkout for 10% off your first order. Consider 38TERA's DMN-01 prebiotic supplement a daily multivitamin for your gut. Formulated by yours truly and gastroenterologist Dr Will Bulsiewicz. Use code THEPROOF for a discount at checkout. Simon Hill, MSc, BSc (Hons) Creator of theproof.com and host of The Proof with Simon Hill Author of The Proof is in the Plants Watch the episodes on YouTube or listen on Apple/Spotify Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook Nourish your gut with my Plant-Based Ferments Guide Download my complimentary Two-Week Meal Plan and high-protein Plant Performance recipe book
Episode #299. Could psychedelics be the answer to the mental health crisis? Join me as I sit down with psychologist and academic, Dr Stephen Bright, to examine the prevalence of drug usage, what this means in the context of mental health, and how psilocybin and MDMA might be the future of mental health treatment. You’ll learn about the most common drugs in Australia, including cannabis, cocaine, MDMA, and psychedelics. We discuss how these drugs are portrayed in the media, why workplace drug screening may be harmful, and current and upcoming research in the field of psychedelics as a medical treatment option. Dr Bright also shares his views on how decriminalisation and legalisation can help protect vulnerable people. Specifically, we discuss: Introduction to the Podcast (0:00:00) Stephen Bright: Journey into Psychedelic Research (0:01:24) Trends in Drug Use Across Australia and Western Nations (0:06:52) Detecting Cocaine and Cannabis: Health Impacts (0:15:56) Legal Status of Synthetic Cannabis (0:18:35) Cannabis Usage Trends: Analysis (0:20:45) Vaping vs Smoking: Health Perspectives (0:28:10) Impact of Drug Use on Mental Health in Australia (0:31:26) Current Mental Health Treatment Approaches (0:37:07) Exploring Entheogens and Psychedelics (0:47:35) Academic Advancements in Psychedelic Research (0:49:58) Efficacy of MDMA and Psilocybin in Therapy (0:57:40) Psychedelic Research: Australia's Journey (1:11:02) Understanding Psychedelic Scepticism (1:17:17) Intersection of Psychedelics and Religious Practices (1:23:22) Psychedelics and Spiritual Awakening (1:27:12) Current Psychedelic Research Trends in Australia (1:29:34) Evolving Treatments for Mental Health Conditions (1:33:00) How Legalising Psychedelics Could Influence Drug Use (1:36:32) Psychedelics in Preventative Mental Health Strategies (1:38:35) Decriminalisation vs Legalisation of Psychedelics: A Comparative Analysis (1:41:28) Wrap-Up: Key Insights and Conclusions (1:56:40) Connect with Stephen Bright, PhD on LinkedIn and Twitter/X. Discover more of his work on Prism, Psychedelic Institute Australia (for healthcare practitioners), Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and AOD Media Watch. Sponsors: If you want to improve your health, you need to measure where you’re currently at. InsideTracker analyses up to 48 blood biomarkers including ApoB, LDL, HDL, A1C, and more before giving you advice to optimise your health. Get a 20% discount on your first order at insidetracker.com/simon. Eimele Essential 8 is a comprehensive multivitamin that is scientifically formulated to complement your plant-rich diet, increase and sustain your energy, support the immune system, as well as heart and brain health. Head to Eimele.com and use code SIMON at checkout for 10% off your first order. Consider 38TERA's DMN-01 prebiotic supplement a daily multivitamin for your gut. Formulated by yours truly and gastroenterologist Dr Will Bulsiewicz. Use code THEPROOF for a discount at checkout.  People all over the world are using Reveri to quit smoking, gain control over other addictions, reduce physical pain, feel more relaxed, and improve their mental health. The Proof community members can use Reveri for 30 days free with a guest pass. Just visit reveri.com/theproof to redeem. Whoop, the most advanced fitness and health wearable available. Your personalised fitness and health coach to recover faster, sleep better, and train smarter. Claim your first month free on join.whoop.com/simon. Simon Hill, MSc, BSc (Hons) Creator of theproof.com and host of The Proof with Simon Hill Author of The Proof is in the Plants Watch the episodes on YouTube or listen on Apple/Spotify Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook Nourish your gut with my Plant-Based Ferments Guide Download my complimentary Two-Week Meal Plan and high protein Plant Performance recipe book
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Annakaye Bennett

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Jan 13th
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Tracy Robinson

Because of listening to this I've managed to convince my type 2 diabetic husband that the best thing to reverse it is to lose weight, he's determined to lose up to 15 kg if needed to make this happen!

Dec 31st
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Tracy Robinson

Although I'm not seventh day Adventist myself, i changed my diet drastically in 2018 because of SDA and will never look back. A 6 week CHIP course with health tests befor/aftef, intensive fact based nutrition docos/discussions, cooking tips & demos totally did it for me. After about 14 days of awful caffeine withdrawal & 6 weeks of no meat, dairy and sugar i realised I'd never felt better in my life and will always be grateful for the SDA, thank you for this excellent podcast.

Dec 31st
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Lindy McGuinness

fascinating

Nov 25th
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Britta Hollmann

Although I'm not quite always going with the opinion of Dr Gunter, it's a good episode and it's important to spread more education about women's health. But as many episodes: it's a little too long. I would appreciate to keep conversations to the most important things or brake it into 2 episodes.

Nov 21st
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Britta Hollmann

interesting episode but a bit too long for my taste, could be sized down with all the important informations 🙃

Oct 17th
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Cameron MacDonald

I'm actually quite happy to start hearing ads in your shows. You do so much for people's health and I'm glad your finally getting paid for it.

Aug 28th
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Bianca Jayne

Wow what an incredibly insightful and educational podcast thank you!

Oct 14th
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Gustaf

This podcast is amazing! Informative and easy to listen to!

Oct 5th
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Keith Galer

I have listened to your podcasts, been influenced and changed my diet. I lost 8% bodyweight as a consequence and am now at 14% bodyfat. thanks. it seems most of your output is on proplant compared to meat. I would love to know more about seafood,crab prawn and fish to Find data on risk of heavy metal and PCB. is there a recommended source / portion intake or is it just a gamble. many thanks

Jul 16th
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S N

What an amazing informative interview! thank you so much!

Jun 4th
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Keith Galer

best podcast I've heard in ages. hope she comes back soon. as a reducing meat eater the more science over morality I hear on this subject,the more compelled I am to try( yet again) to change.........if only I had a chef.

Apr 2nd
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Rich Frissen

Awesome podcast! If you are diabetic or pre-diabetic this is the episode for you. If you are non diabetic - ignore this podcast at your peril. P.s this is a two parter. Second episode discusses Keto Plant Based...and the issues that causes down the road... For more visit B2B101 (Back to Basics Health) Facebook group:- https://m.facebook.com/groups/553235201434948/

Mar 16th
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Catherine Sulewski

Babies get their teeth at a certain age.. when this happens the enzymes to break down food are there.. This is when they should start to eat food. not before. True? Sounds like a no brainer

Mar 10th
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Joe Campbell

I can't believe the opportunity to explain the significance of global average temperature rise was missed and instead related to a rise in body temperature 🙈

Feb 28th
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Keith Galer

bring on the science of food. I like your stance on non preachy vegetarian values and education. one of the few non meat podcasts I can listen to and learn/enjoy. thanks.

Feb 17th
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Catherine Roos

Excellent infornation. Highly recommend for everyone to listen to.

Dec 28th
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Cameron MacDonald

This is usually a great podcast but this episode missed the mark. The guest for the most part is on point but the non fact based gluten "information" should have been called out. Calling out science was also quite a dumb thing to say. There are "studies" backed by corporations that have agendas. But saying science shouldn't be taken as gospel made almost the whole podcast not worth listening to. Sorry Simon. Your podcast is amazing, I absolutely love it, but this guest was a non fact based , very opinionated, hysterical anti gluten, anti science conspiracy theorist. Other than this episode all the others have been absolutely amazing.

Oct 5th
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Aiste Dervinyte

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Sep 4th
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Sofia Nylander

thanks Simon. love the work you're doing with these podcasts. Can I ask which table you were looking at for Ldl and %risk you mentioned in this episode I.e. 150 ldl is around 60% probability for artery plaques? There are hundreds of pages in these links and I've not yet found it. Thank you!

Feb 18th
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