Pete Evans is an award-winning Australian chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, adventure seeker and father, and co-host of 'My Kitchen Rules: Australia' on SKY TV. Born in Melbourne, Pete Evans is a true blue Australian with a strong passion for fresh food, surfing and fishing. He's one of Australia's leading authorities on healthy cooking and lifestyle and is dedicated to improving people's lives through education about nutritional food and wellness.
The Paleo Way with Pete Evans.
paleochefpeteevans - an hour ago
WINNERS! - It looks like I am going to have to order some more Bubba Yum Yum's and Gut Health books to send out! Thank you so much for everyone this week for sharing your stories on how adopting the Paleo Way has helped heal and improve your guts and your families health. I know I said I was going to give away 5 copies of the books but I couldn't just pick 5 so, so Helen and I have picked 21 winners.
Below are the winners and their stories.
Can all the winners please email email@example.com and tell them the address and names etc and let me know what you would like signed on them please!)
To learn more about paleo check out www.thepaleoway.com and keep nourishing yourself! Please tag and share these stories and check out our upcoming gut health seminar early next year in sydney and melbourne. As always please consult your healthy health professional when choosing to change your diet and lifestyle to one in which embraces healthy organic vegetables, small to moderate amounts of well sourced seafood and meat and including healthy fats and gut healthy broths, and ferments!
I transitioned my daughter (who has Angelman syndrome) on to a blended Paleo diet (she is tube fed) last November and since then she has been able to come off ALL of her seizure medication and is completely seizure free. Prior to this she was taking three different seizure medications and was still having 50-100 seizures a day and was spending a ridiculous amount of time in hospital. Prior to the diet she was on the dietitian recommended formula (it was gluten and dairy free as she is intolerant to both), which contains 55% corn syrup solids. Yes, really. Clearly not ideal for maintaining brain health. Just before I introduced the diet, my daughter had a brain MRI (she had been vomiting for two months and her seizures were getting so much worse) and they found that she had brain atrophy. In July she had another MRI to track the changes. The atrophy is reversing. I had to go against medical advice to introduce the diet but it has been the most incredible transformation! My child is thriving, she is learning, she is happy and she isn't sick. At all. Miraculous. Food is medicine. (btw - I was already following the diet, which was how I knew it was so great - I stopped having migraines, stopped feeling tired and it gave me the energy to keep up with my life - oh - and I also released about 15kgs) xML
The day my world got turned upside down for the better....
In june 2015 i sat in the car crying my eyes out. I had just been told my youngest son was severly autistic with global development mental delay and possible adhd and would probably never talk. How could this happen to us? We already had 2 other kids whom 1 was also on the asd spectrum.
Hunter was in his own world. Would spin, have huge meltdowns that even ended us in hospital. We couldnt leave the house as he couldnt deal with the world without a meltdown.... i went to many appointments with some wanting to medicate him. No way would i allow that to happen. So i went home and started to dig deeper into how i could help him. How could i help us have some form of normality. I couldnt live like that forever. There had to be more to it. I started with a heavy metal detox and filtered warer and getting all form of chemicals including body lotions out the house. We started chinese medicine and allowing him to ground barefoot everyday . Slowly we saw a glimpse of change but i wasnt going to stop there.
I remember seeing a doco on the paleo way and how it had helped another lady in the same situation. How hard could ut be i thought? I cryed myself to sleep over how hard our situation was so what did i have to loose?
4 months ago my son was taken off all gluten dairy preservatives etc. We put him on bone broth protein everyday .
Today my son who was told would never talk says 80 words. He very rarley has meltdowns and can know interact with his brothers and in my heart of hearts i truly believe this is because of the paleo way. Who knows where we would be if we didnt look deeper... its still hard but i know see light at the end of the tunnel
This little man has changed our life for the better and has taught us the true meaning of appreciating the little things.
Food is medicine.
Would love a copy ♡♡♡
I would love to win this great prize. I can't even begin to express how much transitioning to Paleo has changed my families life. My son was diagnosed with Autism 2 years ago & after reading so many stories on your Facebook page about how going Paleo had improved the quality of life for so many people including children with Autism, ADHD etc... I decided it was time to make the change! I also read the Autism revolution which Nic recommended & also found it so informative. After only a short few weeks we noticed a massive change in our little boy, his speech, eye contact, his awareness & concerntration had improved so much it was amazing & it wasn't just us who noticed, Family, friends, therapists & his kinder teachers all noticed the tremendous improvements. Whether our story is considered to win this great prize or not I personally over the past 12 months have never posted anything to Thank you Pete Evans & your team for doing what you
do & helping to change the lives of so many of who desperately needed it & would never have found the answers if it wasn't for you!
We changed to a Paleo/GAPS lifestyle 3 years ago and it has completely changed our lives.
We made the change for our then 3yr old daughter who was covered in eczema that she would scratch until it bled and she was allergic to almost everything except meat and a handful of veggies. She was also recovering from Leukaemia and very thin and picked up every virus going around.
Within weeks her eczema was GONE and she put on the kilos we had been trying for 2 years to get on her. She is now 6 years old and one of the healthiest kids I know. Winter viruses barely touch her and she has remained a perfect weight.
The bonus has been that my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome which I have been fighting with all sorts of treatments/therapies for 16 years is well and truly under control and improving every month :)
Food IS medicine and if there is good food available there is always hope for better health!
Our family went paleo at the beginning of 2014. For my husband and I it was cold turkey, for my children it was a gradual process.
My husband was diagnosed as bipolar in 2007 and was told he would be on medication for the rest of his life. After going low carb paleo he has lost 30 kgs, weaned off his medication (slowly and under GP supervision), and has had no relapse of his symptoms.
I have lost 10kgs and weaned off antidepressants and my digestion has improved. I had struggled with IBS for years and a paleo diet (which also happens to be low FODMAP) has been a huge part of this. The health of our children has also improved, having worked collaboratively on their gut health with a team of health professionals (including a wonderful GP). We saw conventional specialists to treat one child's digestive problems and were told there was nothing they could do and that we had to wait until they grew out of it. Within a month of targeted treatment, using stool testing results as a guide, their digestion is now what I would consider normal. It still amazes me the resistance to the idea that gut health has a major impact on health and wellbeing. Our family's results would suggest otherwise.
Sarah Tobias Fleming
I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease ten years ago. I have been very very ill in that time nearly losing my life to a very low blood count and a severe flare. I had to have a feeding tube placed in my neck and many blood transfusions. Coming out of hospital my partners brother suggested I try paleo - and thought what have I got to lose? Going paleo has seen my Crohn's disease go into complete remission (for four years now med free) and has healed my body. It has allowed me to come off the awful toxic drugs I was on and live life to the fullest. I am healthier now than I ever was, and living a paleo lifestyle has given me the wings I needed to fly and chase after my dreams. 🖖🙏
Even though i have received amazing benefits for bowl disease, remission for crohns with no medication ..... my greatest paleo success has been my children. My son has autism and has embrassed the paleo diet (with benfits from mental capabilities to increased gut absorption to reduction in pyroles and fantastic blood results, all my children have gone paleo. I have a 5 yr old 4yr old and 2 yr old and their all paleo fed. My children eat an amazing diet that would leave most adults envious. They now all make positive and fanatastic choices that are in line with the paleo way, which means for me i have set them up for success in their future for their health. They think clearer and have healthy looking stool and a radiant glow that can only come from the inside. Going Paleo was the only natural and effective way to make positive changes to our family health ...... Thank you
I was diagnosed with MS a year ago and had fatigue so severe I was sleeping 13 hours and waking exhausted. I found it hard to get the energy to get off the couch. I couldn't work and my children suffered from a mum who was so fatigued, dizzy and in pain constantly. I signed up to Petes paleo challenge and within two weeks my energy levels started to rise. I've now, a year later, lost 10 kilos, no pain and my energy back. I'm working two days a week and studying too. I've recently started running again and sleep 8 hours a night waking refreshed. Going paleo with Petes recipes made all the difference for me and my family as I wouldn't have understood how to manage this lifestyle without. Thank you
Keb Segdeh After 4 years of grieving the loss of my beautiful mum i found myself in hospital 20kgs over weight with a burst spinal disc. I was given major pain killers (lyrica) and told i would have chronic pain the rest of my life. While in bed unable to walk i began to search the internet for answers thinking that somehow i had to reduce the high inflammation in my body. I found paleo. Now 12 months later i am down 30kg, i have no back pain and i feel that my body and low grade chronic inflammation is gone. I will never go back to any other way of eating and the people that actively dispute this healthy lifestyle astound me. I would greatly welcome a signed copy of your book, although will buy it anyway. This journey is never over and continuing to stay gut healthy is an everyday ongoing choice regardless of what stage of gut health we are at. Thank you Pete and colleagues for the hot tips, great advice, and ongoing commitment to educate.😊
Have just completed the 10 week program. My hubby and I have both had great reports from our GP,s blood teats all excellent. Yah hoo! I lost 4.5 kilos and my hubby lost 3 kilos when he was 6 weeks in the program. We are still loosing and feeling fantastic. I am even re vamping my pantry Yes my Paleo Pantry. I am excited to see it finished. Would love to post photos to you Pete when it is finished. I have absolutely no cravings for sugar at all and can say no if offered. Thanks Pete for your support and help to change our fat lazy life into a life worth living. 👍🏼
Paleo has been the key to improving the life of both myself and my son. Diagnosed at the age of 2 with moderate ASD, paleo / gaps over the last 6 years has helped him heal his gut and in turn mind. Going from being non verbal and disconnected to mainstream year 3 unsupported , he is above average in all subjects and excels in maths and science. Seeing his improvements has motivated me to do the same. Diagnosed with Systemic Lupus at 18 and on meds for over 20 years I took the leap 4 years ago, which resulted in no more meds, more energy and releasing many unwanted kgs. Living in Brisbane and working full-time at the Gold Coast, many can't believe all I am doing for our health ( cooking all meals and snacks from scratch, making sauerkraut, broths, kombucha and more recently coconut yogurt ) . They ask where do I get the time. I make the time and wouldn't have it any other way! Winning the Gut Health book would allow me to make sure I'm doing all I can to continue improved gut health for both me and my son. Thanks Pete for all you do!!! Cheers Di
My doctor asked me to go Paleo before I had even heard of it. Was terrified but decided to try it. My doctor said just do 80/20. After starting and feeling better I couldn't stop. For the first time in 50 years I didn't have to take something for constipation every day. In fact I take nothing. I have never known this before and finally know what it is like to be normal.
I still have issues with gut health due to stress and being out of work for 11 months and would really appreciate this book. Just starting TPW again next week.
Thanks Pete for making paleo so well known.
I had already cut toxic oils, sugar and wheat out of my diet because a low fat diet was not working for me. I was slowly putting more weight on over the years, suffering from constipation, bloating, lethargy, allergies and brain fog. My weight started dropping as soon as I started adding more good fat, full cream dairy, butter etc, but still had all the other problems. I started reading about Paleo. Suddenly everything made sense, so the first recipe book I bought was "Going Paleo" by Chef Pete Evans. It`s the best recipe book I have ever had, using it every day. As soon as I started following the Paleo way all my problems disappeared like magic. I have been doing Paleo for a year now and will never go back. I would love to own your latest book Pete and the other one will come in handy for my daughter who is newly married.
About 3 years ago my hair - long and curly -'fell out. Completely. Slowly at first but quite quickly overall. I had been having what I thought was anxiety, to the point of not being able to move. Driving the car, at work, everywhere. I had also put on 13 kg and hadn't been overweight in my life. I went to a wellness dr who did bloods etc and reverse thyroid etc. all was good. Clever dr introduced me to the gut brain connection and it made sense, although at that stage I almost couldn't make decisions for myself so was happy to try anything. Paleo was the way and he introduced me to the work of dr Natasha Campbell mcbride. I quickly connected that my times of anxiety and dizziness and paralysis and so on were triggered by wheat, grains, legumes and gluten. Almost anaphylactic to nuts. Also saw skin dr who said 'alopecia aerata...not much to cure that'. Paleo I went and guess what...happy, weight gone, anxiety gone and back to my old self. Oh and despite diagnosis my hair has grown back! Feeling blessed and have learned it's a genetic autoimmune disorder that has seen my mother with bowel cancer, sister coeliac, nephews Krohns. Has healed my gut and hopefully will prevent my daughter going through the same. Blessed!
4 years ago I was diagnosed with hasimotos. I was over 100kgs. I thought I was eating healthy until I started to research my disease. I discovered that my root cause of my illness was food.
I found paleo and changing my lifestyle and outlook on food I have dropped 35kgs and I put my hasimotos into remission.
I have also gotten my father in law who has type 2 diabetes to start and he is also on the mend.
Tracey Gillies All my babies have been very unsettled, to the point of crying for 5 to 6 hours a night, having to sleep sitting upright to comfort them so they would finally be able to sleep.
Basically I was completely stressed out and sleep deprived, which is an awful place to be.
Unfortunately I didn't know what to do with my first but by the time I had my second and after 6 months of this, plus she had developed eczema. I decided to get some
intolerance testing done to see if it could be food related. The results came back saying diary was a major factor, even traces being delivered through my breastmilk, was enough to cause all these problems.
I made decision to go paleo and what a difference if made. I finally had a happy, calm settled baby, her eczema cleared up and she was sleep through the night.
I felt so much better, had more energy, it lifted my mood and I also lost all my baby weight effortlessly. Also I was finally getting some much needed sleep due to finally having a happy baby.
It was defiantly a big learning curve for me and took some time getting used to a whole new way of eating but it was so worth it. Although it defiantly helped when I found your amazing cook books, thank you so much
I've been practicing LCHF for some time now, but it was only since going 100% paleo (ie getting rid of all dairy) that I completely resolved my eczema and other niggling health issues. I'm in the process of gently sharing the benefits of this lifestyle which I love with my extended family, and hope to positively impact the lives of my nieces and nephews (who are all, unfortunately, significantly overweight and on their way to pre-diabetes at such an early age (if not there already)? A few of your cookbooks as Christmas presents is my next step to help them and their families get back on track! Thank you for all your tireless work - I look forward to reading your latest book!
My journey started 2 years ago My grandson was breastfed up to 6 months but as he was not putting on enough weight (according to the medical profession) The baby clinic started pushing us to give him a top up feed with formula! We were shocked at such advice We didn't want Bobby to have a chemical mix of powdered milk and this would not help with the production of my daughters breastmilk
We decided to investigate further and found the homemade baby formula recipe.Bobby thrived on it It was a natural solution to our problem, This is how I first came across you Pete!
As Bobby started solids we gradually introduced him to a diet of good grass fed meat, organic veg raw milk and the good fats
As we have seen him thrive we were convinced of the benefits so thought why not follow it for the whole family
We are now all following you and your Paleo diet
What a change to our lives.Personally my Osteo arthritis pain has improved and I am now able to go to Yoga
I really want your new book. You inspire me so much. Thank you
Pete, I started gaps then switched to paleo about 7 months ago when my little one developed food allergies and eczema. so far I have lost 10kg and my little ones health and development has improved leaps and bounds. It hasn't been easy as a lot of people/doctors don't exactly agree and we have had a few issues with food allergies but we think it has been life changing in a good way. Your Q&A sessions and posts have been so helpful and I can't wait to do the 10 week challenge soon. We would really love to win a copy of the bubba yum and gut health so I can get new ideas on food for the little one and family and a better insight into healing the gut.
I started Paleo at 120kgs heaviest I had ever been in my life I started Paleo end of March and have lost 25kgs since then and regained a full cycle after never having had one I have regained my mental health and found a new lease on life I never knew I had
I have realised just how huge impact our food has on us and how important it is to eat right ☺
I can't attach a picture but I'm so happy with my body now I'm Paleo
I borrowed a copy of Going Paleo and Family Food from a gym friend and instantly gave up grains, dairy and caffeine. That was 3ish months ago, apart from the first few weeks worth of headaches I have never felt better. I am never bloated and have more energy than I have ever had. It has taken a bit more patience to get the kids and hubby on board but they are and it's great. My daughter's eczema is getting better😀 Last night was a big eye opener for my son who hasn't had bread for a while so I let him have some......he woke in the middle of the night with stomach cramps. He doesn't want bread again 😀Thank you Pete for being a true believer and in helping us to be healthier. You have inspired me to study nutrition so I can make more of the right choices for my family 😀😀😀
paleochefpeteevans - 20 hours ago
ZUCCHINI SOUP WITH FRESH MINT – This is a winner recipe from our new book Gut Health.. Tag and share Guys!
I suggest making this amazing and nourishing soup for your family in summer when zucchini are overtaking your garden or you see them on sale at your local farmers’ market or supermarket. The addition of mint is a masterstroke; and if you want to take your soup to another level, add some chilli flakes and any type of seafood.
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
6 large zucchini, chopped
350 g cauliflower florets
1.3 litres Chicken Bone Broth, plus extra hot broth if needed
2 handfuls of baby spinach leaves
sea salt and freshly ground white pepper
mint leaves, to serve
sunflower seeds, to serve
Melt the coconut oil in a large saucepan over medium heat, add the onion and garlic and sauté for a few minutes until the onion is translucent.
Add the zucchini to the pan and cook for 5 minutes, or until softened. Add the cauliflower and broth and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender.
Stir the spinach into the soup, then puree with a hand-held blender until smooth. Add more hot broth if the soup is too thick. Season with salt and pepper. Serve topped with some mint leaves and sunflower seeds.
In an activated nutshell, The Paleo Way is literally the most natural dietary approach on earth, and the one most likely to support optimum physical and emotional health for the best quality of life.
This site is the guide for anyone wanting to go paleo, is interested in a paleo lifestyle, or just wants to learn more.
paleochefpeteevans - yesterday
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Hey everyone. On Saturday 5th November we will be cooking up a Borrowdale Free Range Pork tasting at 1:45pm. Hope to see you there.
HEY EVERYONE GIVEAWAY TIME - check out the comments in the post below too! Our new GUT HEALTH book has hit the shelves and is available in hard copy at all leading retailers as well as to download on ibooks! To celebrate Helen Padarin (co-author) & I would love to give you the chance of winning a signed copy that we will send out at the end of this week along with a copy of Bubba Yum Yum our amazing book for new borns and pre pregnancy. Simply share your story of how GOING PALEO and healing your gut has helped either yourself or your children reclaim their health below in the comments section and feel free to copy your story with photos to firstname.lastname@example.org too! We will send out 5 copies of each and the winners will be announced on Friday! This is open to anywhere in the world.
Please tag and share and for more info on paleo, please visit www.thepaleoway.com for a life changing adventure.
#paleo #guthealth #foodismedicine.
And don't forget out Gut Health seminars in Sydney and Melbourne early next year - for more information...scroll down.
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