Nov 9, 2020
EP 11: Pete EVANS: How Food may Affect Learning
Pete Evans may not need an introduction here in Australia, but as he is often known only for his cooking, as Paleo Pete - or for the controversial opinions that also get misquoted on our media outlets, I wanted to hear Pete's take on it and find out what he is currently up to.
It so happens that his new network started on the day of our interview and if you really want to know more about the 'real' Pete, I'd recommend you join:
All his podcasts are there as videos, many cooking shows, tips and recipes, documentaries and insights into his conscious living collective initiative.
Pete Evans is a celebrity chef, author of a huge range of paleo and keto cooking books, who rose to fame as a judge on My Kitchen Rules, and is now a very passionate podcaster, with his podcast ‘Evolve with Pete Evans’, which I am really enjoying for their different perspective.
I like Pete's passion to learn from all the fascinating people he is interviewing, with the aim to educate himself as well as his audience.
We talk about his documentary, 'the Magic Pill' and 'the Paleo Way', as well as his various journeys beyond food and cooking.
During our interview I can almost smell the pork-belly roasting in his oven and I find out why he prefers the paleo diet to a vegetarian or vegan diet.
Pete eats fresh, organic, unprocessed food, including plenty of seasonal, fibrous vegetables (including fermented/cultured vegetables), loads of fresh and dried herbs and spices, ethically raised, organic, free range, 100% grass fed meat, game and poultry, organic eggs, sustainable, wild-caught fish and seafood.
Having seen many clients with gut issues, I have asked why and how the ketogenic diet seems to have a positive effect on brain health, especially with children on the Autistic spectrum.
One of Pete's books is called HEAL, where he ventures into other pillars of health and well-being, which he is very passionate about and talks about.
I also ask Pete about the controversy and if it affects him that there is so much negative press around his name and his ventures. Listen to his interesting views and insights - and I have come away with a picture of a Pete Evans that is conscious of others and very keen to effectively support and help his fellow human beings.