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The Weird Mind Of “Paleo” Pete Evans


What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the name Pete Evans? Is it that he was a judge on My Kitchen Rules? Is it his endorsement of the Paleo diet? If you said yes to both those, then you’re not far off. However, the famed chef has the mind the size of a walnut and doesn’t trust the health system.

Australians will know Pete Evans as a celebrity chef who is a huge fan of the Paleo diet hence his very appropriate nickname as seen in the title of this post. He has also been a judge on Channel 7’s My Kitchen Rules and has released countless cookbooks promoting his brand of cooking. However, in recent times, the cook has become… disillusioned. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, he has been peddling a light machine that allegedly defends the body against the virus.

Over the years, Pete’s ideals have become more and more absurd. From telling mothers not to give their babies formula and to give them bone broth to drinking fluoridated water during pregnancy lowers a child’s IQ, he’s become cuckoo. We’re going to cover a few of his outlandish claims so strap in because this might be a long one.

Please bear in mind that we do not believe any of Pete Evans’ claims. We’re only putting our spin on how absurd they are.

A Paleo Diet Can Cure Cancer And Autism – CLAIM

[Credit: Healthline]

Let’s begin with a simple one. Evans has long claimed that his precious Paleo diet can cure cancer and autism. This caveman diet that basically the way hunters and gatherers use to live cannot cure what the celeb chef claims, however his inept followers don’t want to listen to reason.

How did these claims even surface? Well, A documentary entitled The Magic Pill released in 2017 which is narrated by Paleo Pete makes the outrageous accusation that the lifestyle could cure these ailments and served as an ‘alternative’ method of treatment.

Australian Medical Association President Dr Michael Gannon explained the following to Mamamia:

Australians can improve their lives by putting healthier things in their mouths, there’s no doubt about that. But this idea that dietary manipulation can change the course of the autism spectrum disorder or change the course of a cancer is not just ludicrous, it’s hurtful to people who are affected by these, and are worried about themselves and their loved ones.

Pete might have that charming smile that hooks you, but we do NOT approve of him giving false hope to sufferers of cancer and autism. There is zero scientific basis to the Paleo diet curing these sicknesses and people should be urged to listen to their doctors and specialists.

Sunscreen Is Poisonous – CLAIM

[Credit: Nourished Life]

Now, it’s no secret that some sunscreens are better than others. However, Paleo Pete is taking it one step further saying that the substance that is supposed to protect our skin is poisonous. Ahh… In a Facebook post from 2016, he claimed he didn’t use sunblock. Here’s the comment he made:

The silly thing is people put on normal sunscreen then lay out in the sun for hours on end and think they are safe because they have covered themselves in poisonous chemicals, which is a recipe for disaster as we are witnessing today.

Pete Evans on sunscreen

In his post, he failed to mention which elements of sunscreen are ‘poison’. If you have ‘proof’ at least have evidence to back up what you’re saying! That’s journalism 101!

Our Views

“Paleo” Pete Evans is a parasite who just refuses to keep his mouth shut! He makes all these outrageous and uncertified claims that have no merit. We’ve even seen some of his followers jump ship because they want to see his food posts! Not his scams that he believes 1000% are true!

Holy crap! The man doesn’t know when to quit. He thinks the world is out to get him and has basically told people to worry if he ‘mysteriously’ disappeared because of his views on everything going on in the world right now. Evans thinks the whole Coronavirus is a joke and shouldn’t be taken seriously.

He thinks he is the saviour of the world because he ‘promotes a healthy lifestyle’. Paleo Pete is NOT a doctor! He is a television chef! That. Is. It. Evans has angered a lot of people who followed him for his cooking. However, the conspiracy theorists and anti-vaxxers are having a field day with one of the world’s most ‘beloved’ talents on their side.

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C.J. Hawkings has written for the now-defunct Entertainment website, Movie Pilot and the still functioning WhatCulture and ScreenRant. She now writes for FanSided and is loving it!

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