Today’s show is with the brilliant Paul Jaminet, author of The Perfect Health Diet and perfecthealthdiet.com. After having Paul on the show a few months ago, I was happy to touch upon some of the cheekier topics this time around, including the health benefits of drinking, why eating white rice won’t kill you, and, of course, fecal transplants.
Now, if I had to recommend one book on optimizing your health, The Perfect Health Diet is it. In fact, my nutritional strategy (The Wild Diet) is actually closer to the Perfect Health Diet than it is to Paleo/Primal. This is required reading, folks.
Paul’s content is tirelessly researched and his nutritional approach is balanced, reasonable, and easy to implement into your life. Do yourself a favor and grab a copy of the new, expanded version below.
Hey Abel, Why Did Your Show Disappear?
We had a bit of a scare, didn’t we? Last Sunday, I was chillaxing and watching football when I opened this bomb from Apple:
Subject: iTunes Store Podcast Rejected Notification
Dear podcast owner,
The following podcast has not been included in the iTunes podcast directory.
Name: Fat-Burning Man by Abel James: Real Food, Real Results.
Feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/FatBurningManPodcast
Submissions may not be included in the directory for a variety of reasons. For more information, please see the podcast technical specification at http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/techspecs.html.
The iTunes Store Team
Curious, I clicked iTunes show link and was presented with this:
Then the flood of emails came. “WHERE’S YOUR SHOW?!?” Not only were my many thousands of listeners unable to listen, they couldn’t even find me on iTunes.
My show was gone. Vanished. Kaput.
I was shocked, befuddled, pissed. Gritting my teeth (and missing my football game), I wrote this:
My podcast has hundreds of 5 star reviews and 100,000+ monthly listens and regularly ranks in the top 10 (and often #1) in health. Apple has featured my show on multiple occasions. Can you please help me understand what happened and how I can get my podcast resubmitted?
Everything was fine and the podcast was doing very well until this morning when I received the email saying that it is no longer listed in the iTunes store for a reason yet unknown. If there is an issue with my content, my artwork, my feed, or anything else, please let me know and I will fix it immediately.
Please let me know who I can e-mail/speak with to take care of this. Please call if it’s more convenient – I’m at 512-###-####.
Ah, the saga begins…
I appreciate Apple having a platform like a podcast to make it easier for little guys like me to bring my show to the masses. But over the next few days, Apple was NOT helpful. It’s almost like they were TRYING not to help me. But they did throw me these gems:
Abel, as I informed that podcast are removed on very rare occasion. I am sorry but I do not know why your podcast was removed from iTunes Store.
I’m sorry, but the iTunes Store normally doesn’t provide assistance by telephone.
Thank you for your understanding and patience. Apple appreciates your business.
I’m sure you do.
I spoke with more than a half dozen Apple employees, all of whom claimed to know nothing about how to get my show back and said there wasn’t anything I could do about it. Several Apple employees recommended I start over with a new show.
I want to say thanks to the many fans who spammed Apple on Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail to get my show back. Some of you even started organizing a petition!
You guys are amazing. It was a crappy experience to be sure, but your support, as always, is absolutely inspiring.
So after more than 2 days of bombarding Apple with pissed off rants, my show mysteriously popped back up on iTunes. I lost my ranking in the top charts, but we’ll get them back.
The most mysterious thing is that Apple still has no comments, explanations, or tips on how to prevent this from happening again. I bring them, as they eventually mentioned, hundreds of thousands of listeners. Throw me a bone, eh?
I realize that I constantly say things and bring on guests who piss off the Monsantos, General Mills, and probably Apples of the world. I don’t even know if the content of my show was the reason that all of this happened, but I wouldn’t be surprised.
But I won’t censor my show, and I’ll never let any advertiser, platform, middleman, or guest influence my overall message of health. This stuff is too important.
So What Does This All Mean? What Can YOU Do?
The show is on, baby. I’ll keep these puppies coming to you as long as you want to listen. Do we need iTunes for that? Absolutely not.
I may mysteriously disappear from iTunes, but I’m not going anywhere. If you want to guarantee that you have access to the show, I suggest that you sign up for my mailing list below.
And to stack the deck in your favor, I suggest that you:
If you haven’t yet left a review, please do. As I mentioned, my rankings on the iTunes charts were stripped when they removed the show so I need your help to get back up to the top.
Onto the Show
Enough of that. Onto the show with one of my favorite authors in all of health, Mr. Paul Jaminet.
- How the same diet can cause weight loss AND weight gain
- The ins and outs of a fecal transplant
- How most Americans are eating industrial waste products as a staple of their diet
- Why sipping wine with your steak is good for you
Here’s the show!
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