Sigma Nutrition Radio – Shifting Towards a Healthier Diet

I was recently invited to join Danny Lennon on his show Sigma Nutrition Radio. In this episode we discussed: How do we go about changing the diet quality of the people at the population level? Impact of the food environment on our food choices Choice architecture Do we need a direct source of DHA for health or […]

Microbiome Diversity Protocol

An overwhelming amount of research has identified that healthy people typically have a more diverse microbiome composition than those suffering from chronic conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s dementia and even depression. So what came first, a loss of diversity or the disease state? Chicken or the egg? While future research will no […]

Meal Timing Protocol

If you have read my book The Proof is in the Plants, you will be well aware that when it comes to feeling better for longer, it’s not just what we eat that matters but also when we eat. Over the past 10 years an emerging area of science, called chrononutrition, has begun to unearth […]

Protein protocol for resistance training plant-based athletes

In this blog I am going to summarise the most important things for you to consider with regards to your nutrition when it comes to building lean muscle and improving strength. Even if you’re not eating a plant-exclusive diet, with the tremendous health benefits on offer from a more plant-based approach, I think you will […]

Lower your cholesterol and risk of cardiovascular disease with these 3 nutrition tips

In 2020 a group of researchers from the University of Helsinki conducted a 12 week randomised controlled trial to see whether shifting from the typical Finnish diet (rich in animal foods) to a more environmentally friendly plant-based Nordic diet would improve blood cholesterol levels. They split 136 adult men and women into three groups: 70/30 […]

10 of my key learnings from nutrition and environmental science

This is an excerpt from a recent media interview: 10 of Simon Hill’s (Author of The Proof is in the Plants) key learnings from nutrition and environmental science 1 – Diet wars focus on macronutrient ratios but this is a distraction from what matters most – diet quality. Macronutrient ratio (high carb vs low carb) doesn’t […]

Saturated fat: friend or foe?

While the scientific consensus (major guidelines from organisations such as AHA, ACC, EAS and ECC) clearly recommends restricting saturated fat to 5-10% of total calories to lower our risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), there is a group of people who continue to proclaim that saturated fat has been unfairly demonised. By and large, these folks […]

Can holistic grazing reverse climate change?

If you have found your way to this article, I can only assume that we have something in common: both of us want to see a better world where humans and all life on earth is thriving.

Are vegans at greater risk of fracture

In 2020, headlines were made globally after a study involving almost 55,000 subjects from the EPIC-Oxford cohort was published. These headlines suggested that adopting a vegan diet could result in weak bones that are more susceptible to fracture.1   Is this cause for concern? Are vegans really at a greater risk of bone fracture? Let’s […]

Food waste and Composting 101

As I wrote about in my book The Proof is in the Plants, food waste is huge global concern. Not only are we wasting enormous amounts of calories by feeding plants directly to animals (who provide us considerably fewer calories in food out the other side) but a great amount of the calories we do produce, end up wasted.