Google Aussie chef and author Pete Evans and you’ll find a mix of avid fans who follow his wellness advice like it’s gospel and another camp who are strongly against his opinion.
An advocate for the Paleo diet, Evans in the past has been accused by the Australian Medical Association of putting people in danger with regards to his take on fluoride, calcium and sunscreen.
He’s a fan of camel milk, is totally against grains and legumes and believes that dairy removes calcium from bones.
Evans’ documentary, The Magic Pill, was released in May 2017 and has just made its way to Netflix. It explores the Paleo lifestyle and asks the question ‘What if most of our modern diseases are really just symptoms of the same problem?’
“Before I started watching I was super skeptical. Let’s be honest – Pete Evans definitely doesn’t have the greatest reputation. There is a bit of merit in there, but also a lot of bias. I wonder if these participants fell subject to the placebo effect, too,” Rachel told Mamamia.
Vegetable oils are toxic.
“Vegetable oils are not the greatest, that’s for sure, and they offer little nutritional value when compared to alternatives. These oils are often blended with palm oil, which is very high in saturated fat and has been frequently linked to heart disease,” Rachel said.
“The other thing to mention is that this documentary encouraged a large intake of butter, ghee and lard as alternative to the vegetable oils.
“These fats, whilst ‘naturally’ sourced are also super high in saturated fats and should be limited. My suggestion is to choose heart healthy oils, like olive oil, avocado, nut oils, as these are high in omega 3, omega 6 and are the most preferable form of fat for the diet.”