Simon Hill is a physiotherapist, nutritionist, and author on a mission to help people make informed lifestyle choices. With a love for science and the qualifications to translate it properly, he makes health and nutritional information simple and accessible.
Simon began his health career as a physiotherapist, graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) in 2008 at La Trobe University. He immediately began working as a sport physiotherapist in Melbourne, both with professional AFL and VFL football players and at a leading private practice.
Over time, however, Simon became increasingly interested in the role nutrition plays in nourishing the body and preventing disease. Using the research skills developed during his honours degree, he dove deep into the available literature on nutrition and disease, quickly becoming fascinated by the sheer volume of research available. This research proved that simple lifestyle changes could prevent – and sometimes even reverse – many of the leading chronic diseases that plague our western world today.
Rather than reaching the people who needed it most, this information was being drowned out by the myriad of marketing ploys pushed by industries prioritising profits over public health. Concerned by this, Simon decided to shift paths in his career and returned to study a Master of Science in Human Nutrition at Deakin University. During this time, he established his podcast and began hosting world-renowned doctors and public figures, including neurologists Dr Dean and Dr Ayesha Sherzai, MD; Dr Will Bulsiewicz, MD; Dr David Katz, MD; environmental researcher Nicholas Carter; Christopher Gardner, PhD; Justin Sonnenburg, PhD; climate scientist Dr Jonathon Foley; and ultra-athlete Rich Roll. Simon also took on the role as plant-based food contributor to Chris Hemsworth’s fitness app, Centr.
Over the past decade, Simon’s mission has become increasingly clear. Nutrition is often spoken about in absolutes, ignoring the nuance that undeniably exists. Exploring nuance is the key to dispelling myths, clearing confusion, and ultimately feeling more confident in the choices we make every day.
This is not only the case for the science of nutrition, but science in general. Science is our best method for reducing uncertainty and optimising our health, but it must be evaluated and interpreted with care.
In 2021, Simon expanded his reach by publishing his first book, The Proof is in the Plants, with Penguin Random House. His hope is that by collating the evidence into one place, more of us can work together to create a healthier, more equitable, and united world.
In 2022, his podcast became The Proof with Simon Hill. As a natural evolution of Simon’s curiosity and science-driven mindset, The Proof extends beyond nutrition to other crucial lifestyle factors that impact our well-being.