Pete Evans is an Australian celebrity chef, anti-fluoride campaigner and paleo diet advocate. BTW, paleo diet is not a fad diet, just ask Pete. No. Noooo. No. No, it isn't. How many times does Pete have to tell you? IT IS NOT A FAD DIET! Just read Pete's 2100 word Facebook
rant post on the issue (if you can find it). Case closed. Incidentally, his post, if you can find it, will also teach you about the incompetence and malice of health professionals, dieticians and public health institutions.
Pete is best known for his role as a judge on the highly popular Australian television show MKR (My Kitchen Rules). This, of course, qualifies him as an expert on all sorts of medical and scientific topics.
He is also famous for writing a self published cookbook (an e-book on iTunes, since no respectable publisher would touch it) for babies.
The Paleo Way
The site created by Evans in 2013 describes its self as a guide for anyone wanting to go paleo. Run by himself, Nora Gedgaudas, the site's "expert nutritionist" and Luke Hines, the site's personal trainer. A subscription to the site will set you back $99 AUD for a lifetime subscription or $10 a week. This is a small price to pay for a lifetime of amazing benefits, one of them being the knowledge that you are helping Pete earn a lot of money.
Paleo diet recipe book for Babies
In order to avoid any unintentional promotion, the title of the book is not mentioned here. Anyways, if you want to wreck your child to overdose on vitamin A you probably shouldn't be wasting your time on RationalWiki. Ask Dr. Google and he will tell you anything you want to believe.
With some help from other nutrition and health "experts" like Charlotte Carr (self described as an actress, voice artist and presenter) and Helen Padarin (a naturopath, nutritionist and medical herbalist), Pete wrote the ultimate paleo diet recipe for babies, which, if followed closely, will prevent autism, obesity, allergies, auto immune diseases, stuttering, premature ejaculation, negative body image, depression, hairy palms, constipation, tooth decay, kidney stones, communism... you know, the lot. For an exhaustive list, consult any paleo expert. A possible explanation for this is that the baby could be dead well before it has time to develop any of the above problems (according to Professor Heather Yeatman - the president of the Public Health Association of Australia). The book has received similar praise from other leading health and diet experts and institutions. It has a disclaimer saying that relying on the information from the book could lead to negative health consequences . Because, you know, paleo works and is perfectly safe.
The paleo-way self-educated expert nutritionist. "[I was] completely disgusted and disillusioned. I realized that conventional forms of 'higher education' were not going to teach me what I wanted and passionately needed to know" about nutrition. She holds many anti-science beliefs such as the "use of cod liver oil helps children recover from autism due to the DPT vaccine". Claiming the pertussis toxin interferes with retinoid receptors in the brain. She does not, however, have any university qualifications whatsoever.  
Sunscreen will kill you
Other than his never-ending quest to dispense unqualified dietary advice to the general public, Evans pubishes comments on his Facebook page on any topic that tickles his fancy. On one particularly notable occaision in 2016, he claimed that sunscreen contained "poisonous chemicals" and advised his followers not to apply these products. An admirable stance in a country which has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world.
After criticism from pretty much every relevant medical organisation in the country, with one describing him as “the kitchen version of Pauline Hanson”, he decided that it was a good idea to restate his original claims in an interview with another television channel. Evans posed the unforgettable question: “[Why] do you need a qualification for to talk common sense?”
- Sydney Morning Herald (30 March 2017) Pete Evans provides 'evidence' for his fluoride claims
- Pete Evans’ paleo baby cookbook will no longer be published by Pan Macmillan
- Pete Evans' paleo book on hold over fears 'a baby may die'
- Vitamin A Under Attack Down Under — Primal Body Primal Mind
- About Nora Gedgaudas — Primal Body Primal Mind
- Sydney Morning Herald (10 July 2016), Paleo and My Kitchen Rules chef Pete Evans says sunscreen contains 'poisonous chemicals'
- Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2016), Skin cancer in Australia
- The Guardian (27 March 2017), AMA accuses Pete Evans of endangering lives with unscientific health advice