Pete Evans in hot water over latest controversial claims 5



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Celebrity Pete Evans is no stranger to controversy, and he’s back at it yet again with his latest claim. However, this time, health experts everywhere are accusing him of putting infants’ lives at risk by suggesting that breastfeeding mums could give camel milk to their babies.

Health experts yesterday slammed a claim on the My Kitchen Rules star’s online site that camel milk is “nearly identical in its total composition to human milk” and could supplement regular breastfeeding.

The Public Health Association of Australia said camel milk contained about three times more protein than breast milk and could “seriously affect babies’ kidneys”.

In advice urging pregnant or lactating mums to “avoid highly antigenic foods such as gluten, grains and dairy products”, Pete Evans’ paleo program singles out camel milk as a potential supplement.

In a post on the chef’s website, it said camel milk was “expensive and a bit hard to come by but is generally safe from an immune reactive standpoint.”

“[Camel milk] may prove useful where supplementing regular breastfeeding might be necessary, as well as a non-immune reactive dairy alternative,” the post continued.

Camel milk advocates claim the liquid is a superfood and could help a range of disorders, including diabetes, autism, digestive problems and food allergies.

But the claims have been immediately dismissed by health bodies everywhere, and NSW Health also warned mothers could put their babies at risk if they used any milk or formula that was not approved for infant use.

The latest claim comes after the controversial chef was slammed for dishing out unverified medical advice when he told a woman with osteoporosis to stop consuming dairy.

A health expert took to Facebook to warn Pete not to give out “potentially deadly” advice because “you are a chef, NOT a doctor”.

Not a stranger to controversy, Evans sparked backlash over his comments about “poisonous” sunscreen and women trying to conceive should not follow a vegan diet.

He had warned fans against using conventional sunscreen which he said was full of “chemicals” and promoted an unregulated zinc-based product on Facebook.

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Tell us, should Pete Evans be careful what he says or is he entitled to give this advice?

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  1. Let’s hope that mums have more brains than Pete Evans, which wouldn’t be hard.

  2. He’s an idiot, giving so-called ‘advice’ on subjects’ in which he’s NOT qualified!

    There’d be some in ‘media-land’ who’d actually think he knows about which he speaks!

    He should keep his big mouth well, & truly SHUT!
    I don’t think he’s even that good at cooking!

    Wait ’til he gets sued, & it’ll happen, if someone dies as a result of his ‘advice’!

    Self aggrandising moron!

  3. If breast milk is unavailable and cows’ milk unacceptable, goat milk is a good possible alternative!

  4. If breast milk is unavailable what’s wrong with formula. The stupid statements he comes out with don’t deserve any attention so why keep publishing the rubbish he keeps spouting.

  5. I think his celebrity status has gone to his head. my advice is stick to cooking and let the doctors get on with their work

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