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Sunday, 7 December 2014

Pete Evans Australian paleo low carb chef gets a kicking

HEALTH nut Pete Evans is putting his fans’ health at risk with his extreme views on diet and lifestyle, according to experts.

“It enrages me when celebrities like Peter Evans disregard and devalue medicine and can have potentially serious consequences for members of the public who follow these words,” Australian Medical Association Victorian president Dr Tony Bartone said.

“While everyone is entitled to their own views, rightly or wrongly celebrities’ comments and actions hold extra weight in society.”

Evans passionately advocates the controversial paleo diet and has attacked the Dietitians Association of Australia and the Heart Foundation. The paleo — or caveman — diet promotes poultry, fish, eggs, fruit, vegetables and meat, and avoids legumes, grains and dairy.

Evans has this week begun championing the use of kinesiology on his Facebook page, which has more than 455,000 fans, claiming he has not had to see GP in 20 years.

And he has publicly declared there is anecdotal evidence his diet has cured illnesses such as polycystic ovary syndrome, a hormonal condition that affects women of child-bearing age.

“Food really is medicine!” he posted.

More on this story here.


1 comment:

Lynda said...

All I can say is GO PETE EVENS!!!!!!! I for one am paying to see him when he comes to Auckland in March. He is doing such a great job and let's face it, Australia is one of the most obese countries in the world. He deserves a medal!