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CELEBRITY chef Pete Evans’ alternative dieting movement has been praised after an interview with journalist Mike Willesee on the Seven Network’s Sunday Night program.
Willesee shed five kilograms after taking up the controversial diet for 10 weeks, which included giving up soft drink, dairy foods, grains and legumes, and starting an exercise routine. However, Channel Seven is under fire today for their indifferent attitude to Evans’ new self-titled superfood. The high-fibre “fibrous crystals” – a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals found only in the outskirts of industrial China.
Viewers and food experts, however, took to social media to denounce the paleo diet and criticise Seven and Evans, who is also a judge on the network’s highest rating reality show My Kitchen Rules.
A high-ranking member of the CFMEU spoke to the Betoota Advocate this morning about the Evans diet, and in particular, his inclusion of a children’s Asbestos broth – which is listed as a suitable replacement for breast milk.
“We have spent 40 years trying to remove Asbestos from work sites around this country, and here is this idiot telling people to feed it to their children,”
“I’m no health professional, but obviously neither is this bloke. I think he deserves to do time for this one”
However, the Australian Anti-Vaxxer movement have thrown their full support behind Evans, praising him for “sticking it to the corporate big pharma” and his unrelenting position towards questioning everything “mainstream”.
Increasingly irrelevant Australian cartoonist, Michael Leunig rushed to defend Evans when speaking to The Betoota Advocate this morning.
“Pete Evans is a rogue, a maverick, a mercenary for the skeptics. He might not be able to back his work with air-tight facts, but he is starting a conversation that needs to be had,”
“There has been no actual research into whether or not Asbestos broth might harm the human body. Let alone a babies body,”
“We live in a society that tells us our infants are supposed to depend on milk that comes out of their mothers teat. What are we dealing with here? Babies or cows?”
This not the first time Evans has been under fire for playing God, with his controversial baby paleo cookbook, Bubba Yum Yum: The Paleo Way for new mums, babies & toddlers, having to be released over iTunes because publisher would touch it.
A DIY baby formula made from blended livers, bone broth and oils caused dietitians the most concern.
“In my view, there’s a very real possibility that a baby may die if this book goes ahead,” president of the Public Health Association of Australia, Professor Heather Yeatman.