Pete Evans
He was slammed by fans on Monday when he bizarrely revealed that he looks into the sun and takes a swim daily for 'free medicine', before implying that they should do the same.

And on Thursday, 'Paleo' Pete Evans hit back at the NSW body of the Australian Medical Association, after they tweeted that no one should follow his advice.

Taking to Instagram, My Kitchen Rules star Pete, 45, shared a screenshot of their tweet and said: 'They've singled me out for enjoying a sunrise and being in great health!'

'The AMA (Australia Medical Association) is now suggesting people not to admire sunsets or sunrises,' Pete's Instagram caption began.

'The organisation that had 97 per cent of doctors as part of their indu$try (sic) in the 1970s who now only has close to 25 per cent of doctors on board has a fear of nature's beauty.'

'They are very happy to prescribe vitamin D for patients as there is a vitamin D deficiency in Australians though, but whatever you do, don't enjoy and respect the sun at sunrise and sunset and glance at it,' he said.

He then targeted their PR department for having a go at him.

'I wonder who is in charge of their PR department, that thought this would be a great way to represent their industry, by singling out an individual for enjoying a sunrise who is in great health? Interesting to note where the AMA go to for their facts...???'

The tweet from AMA NSW featured a link from a news site, with the caption: 'We're getting a little tired of saying this but: please don't follow advice from Pete Evans. Especially if he's suggesting you 'gaze' at the sun.'

On Monday, Pete - who follows the controversial Paleo diet - caused a stir when he bizarrely told his fans on Instagram and Facebook that he looks into the sun and takes a swim daily for 'free medicine.'

Comment: There's nothing controversial about the Paleo diet, nor is there anything "bizarre" about suggesting people get sun and a swim in the ocean as a way to promote health. It's amazing that rags like the Daily Mail will paint things even marginally outside the mainstream dogma as crazy.

The celebrity chef was slammed by fans when he implied they should also take on the practice, with some saying: 'Not everyone lives near the beach' or 'has the health to do so.'

Pete shared a shot of himself to Instagram and Facebook sitting on a cliff after a dip in the ocean, drenched in sun.

He interestingly captioned his post: 'Every day I love to immerse myself in an experience within the cleansing ocean water as well as a brief gaze into the radiant light of the early rising or late setting sun. These simple, yet powerful practices have got to be two of the best forms of free medicine on the planet for body, mind and spirit.'

Comment: What quackery! It's not like he's suggesting getting out in nature and enjoying a sunset is a cure for cancer. That the AMA would call him out on this just shows how petty they are.

One fan cheekily commented underneath the post on Facebook: 'Not everyone lives near the beach though Pete,' adding a wink emoji.

Pete replied, saying anywhere outdoors is a good place to get some Vitamin D.

'How about a park or a lake or a river or a piece of grass or whatever makes you smile. Perhaps a bath with cold water is another option for water immersion.'

Comment: Heresy!

The fan soon replied that they were simply being cheeky, saying: 'Hey guys, was just a tongue in cheek comment. Hence my wink emoticon. Love your work Pete!'

Another fan had chimed in, saying in part of their comment: 'Or lives in a warm country and has the health to do so. Your (sic) more fortunate then you think but it's well-deserved and happy for you of course.'

In July 2016, Pete made headlines for saying that 'sunscreen is poisonous' due to the chemicals in it.

Pete, who admitted he used 'generally nothing' for sun protection, enraged skin cancer experts with his comments.

Last year, he clarified his comments and said on Seven's Sunday Night: 'A lot of sunscreens are full of toxic chemicals that you would not put on your face or on your kid's faces. So I've never said 'don't use sunscreen', I've said make sure you choose one that's the least toxic that's out there.'