Pete responds to a reader's letter about Nora Gedgaudas' expertise and qualifications in medicine and dietetics:
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Date: Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 9:46 AM
Subject: Nora Gedgaudas
Hi so-called Pete,
I noticed that your namesake has put a lot of faith in the 'expertise' of an American woman called Nora Gedgaudas.
While she describes herself as an expert I have done my own research about her expertise and qualifications and quite disturbingly I found the following:
Phd degrees - 0
Masters degrees - 0
Graduate diplomas - 0
Bachelor’s degrees - 0
Published scientific or academic journal articles - 0
Proquest search 20 August 2014:
Registered with the American Board of Medical Specialties? -
Registered with the American Board of Physician Specialties -
Registered with the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - No
Other medical or dietetic professional memberships - 0
Clinical experience in medicine or dietetics - n/a http://www.northwest-neurofeedback.com/bio.html
Feelpinions - ~4 billion
Why should people put their faith in her diet given her relative lack of experience and education? And it seems her claims are not backed by more qualified medical experts or any solid scientific evidence at all
Hey thanks Kate,
As you know I really love getting emails from my fans.
And, as you have done your research, I'm sure you've found that many people have written testimonials showing how much Nora's miracle cure-alls have helped their bodies. In particular many people have found a quantum increase in natural energy. Only stupid people would put toxins in their bodies. That's why Nora's book is attracting people like magnets.
In any case, many celebrity doctors have also vouched for the benefits which, as you yourself point out, are completely ignored by most traditional doctors of western medicine. This is mainly because it is backed by the ancient wisdom of the paleolithic people, and science hasn't had time to catch up to yet. It also doesn't help that there is a world-wide government conspiracy to supress the clinical trials and other positive information about the paleo diet.
Anyway, if you buy her book I'm sure you'd understand all of these things.