The Carb-Appropriate Podcast Ep.4
In light of Pete’s recent stances, especially the denial of COVID, dangerous conspiracy theories, and his tone-deaf posts related to the Black Lives Matter protests in response to the murder of George Floyd, I feel it’s necessary to update this post with a clarification on something that I have felt uneasy about for a long time.
While I agreed with Pete that much of the criticism to his paleo and keto info was an overreaction (and that much of the nutrition info he put out was just good, healthy nutrition advice), I had also been vocally critical of many of his other health stances. However, in this interview, I feel like I ‘soft-balled’ most of my questions and I didn’t get into some of the topics that I felt really needed to be discussed. In particular, I didn’t ask Pete about his stance on vaccines which I am vehemently opposed to, nor some of his more outlandish claims (such as milk causing cancer and degrading bones), nor about his lack of qualifications to be promoting these anti-science views.
For that I am sorry. I have never claimed to be an investigative reporter and I do tend to try and find common-ground with people, even those I disagree with but I feel in this case my silence could be seen as a tacit endorsement of his views on vaccination, conspiracy theories related to COVID, and his seeming denial of the gravity of racial prejudice.
I have decided not to take the cast down as it still has some useful information but I wanted to make clear my position on some of his outlandish and anti-science claims.
The discussion rambles from why Pete and his family started out living a paleo and now keto lifestyle, into mind-body health, and the recent controversy over some of Pete’s health pronouncements, and movie The Magic Pill.