Pete Evans has hit back at the Australian Medical Association after it claimed his “extreme” health advice is putting people’s health “at risk”.
It was always going to be controversial when the paleo diet “tribe leader” chose to “share the truth” on Sunday Night.
Evans is a loud voice behind claims such as: some sunscreens are toxic; osteoporosis sufferers should stop drinking cow’s milk it because takes the calcium out of your bones; and bone broth is a suitable alternative for newborns when breastfeeding fails.
The celebrity chef’s interview on the Channel Seven program aimed to clear up some of the “misinformation” circulated by mainstream media.
Unsurprisingly, the AMA wasn’t happy with Evans’ attempts to undermine the efforts of the medical professionals they represent and hit back at the star with a tweet, pointing out he and other untrained individuals should not “dabble in medicine”.
AMA vice-president Tony Bartone then reiterated the organisation’s stance and accused Evans of “willful” arrogance for questioning medical advice and decades of scientific research.
But on Monday morning, Evans doubled down.
In a lengthy Instagram post, he responded to the AMA’s criticism by claiming that his theories are backed by “some of the worlds leading doctors, scientists and researchers” and questioned whether the peak medical body ought to be “tweeting their personal opinions of a chef”.
“Shouldn’t the role of the AMA be to help prevent illness and reduce medications through lifestyle changes?” he wrote.
“How much nutritional training does the AMA provide their doctors?”
The AMA (Australian Medical Association) has once again tweeted that I am putting people’s lives at risk….WHY? Because we encourage the following, which has shown numerous times to help improve peoples overall health including reversing type 2 diabetes and lowering some medications. Lets take a look at what they think is dangerous advice shall we…. We promote an organic diet of small to moderate amounts of well sourced seafood and or meat from land animals, an abundance of colourful vegetables and fruit, (lower carb preferably as the majority of your intake) and good quality dietary fat as opposed to the criminal low fat movement. We also encourage breast milk as the number one food for babies. We also talk about respecting the sun and not getting burnt and choosing a non toxic sunscreen and making are to get adequate vitamin D exposure as so many people are lacking this. We encourage people to ditch the dairy as a marketed health food from the dairy association for 3 months and see how their bodies feel without it. And finally, we encourage people to drink the most natural, clean water they can source without a known neurotoxin in it. Shouldn’t the role of the AMA be to help prevent illness and reduce medications through lifestyle changes? Is the AMA in the pockets of the pharmaceutical industries and are they in the business of helping people get healthy? I have many friends that are doctors and they do amazing work, just like I have friends that are dietitians, however are their governing bodies representing them the best way by tweeting their personal opinions of a chef promoting the above information? And if anyone has ever watched my videos or talks or read our books we also encourage people to work with healthy health professionals when changing their diets and encourage them to get the blood tests done so they can track their progress. This information we share is coming from some of the worlds leading doctors, scientists and researchers that are having massive success in helping their patients! How much nutritional training does the AMA provide their doctors? “You don’t need a qualification in common sense” #paleo #foodismedicine
The My Kitchen Rules chef painted a pretty picture with his wife and two daughters on a green farm with chickens and an organic vegetable patch. He goes on surfing trips with his family, and there was his 12-year-old daughter Chilli who likes spinach but doesn’t eat oysters.