Known by fans as the fifth taste, by the packaged food industry as the holy grail of food flavouring and by an entire generation as the evil behind ‘Chinese restaurant syndrome,’ MSG is definitely a troublesome little blighter.
What are the real facts behind the most researched and widely debated food additive in the world?
Hearing about the worrying long-term effects linked to MSG as well as some pretty unpleasant short-term symptoms, including nausea, fatigue and headache, is enough to make you check and recheck the ingredients of every item in your shopping basket.
I’m at home right now, having just come back from a couple of day’s worth of filming at Jason Vale’s Juice Factory.
What have I been up to?
Survey results: you spoke loud and clear.
So a little while ago, I sent out a survey to my email list saying that I was going to be making this ‘free thing’, asking exactly what it is that you want me to make for you.
I had a huge response of over 3,000 people fill out that survey, telling me exactly what’s wanted and needed.
It took me hours to look through all those responses, and I wanted to make sure I got it right, so I wrote this blog post to check in with you.
To my amazement, I then had over 900 comments on that post to tell me that, “yes” this is exactly the free thing you want me to create for you.
By the way, feel free to keep on commenting on that blog post so I can continue to hone and improve this thing I’m putting together.
I first of all want to say a huge thank you for all the time you spent on the responses. They were thoughtful, insightful, thorough and really made me think.
One of the things I realised is that you’re really lacking in ideas for foods that you can make easily and quickly, that are packed with nutrition and flavour, and that don’t take lots of equipment.
Well, I’m excited to say that I am making these free videos and recipes for you.
We’ve started it and that’s what I’ve been filming. Jason was kind enough to let me use his beautiful kitchen space you can see in this picture, so we can make this an extra beautiful thing. Dan, who edits my videos, is busily putting together the videos, and I’m having the recipes and photos put into full colour PDFs for you, so it’s a nice little package that you can download.
How do you get it?
All you have to do is make sure you signed up to my email list here, and then just keep a lookout for the download instructions in a few weeks, when it’s all ready!
So if you have been on my email list for a while now, you’ll remember that I recently sent out a survey, telling you that I’ve been meaning to create this free thing for you.
If you were one of the 2,540 people who filled out that survey, thank you so much. If you didn’t get a chance to, there’s another chance here to tell me if I’ve got this right.
Based on the results of that survey, I think I know what you need.
I wanted to check in before I create it. From taking the time to go through all the responses, it seems you want me to create some easy, simple and quick recipes that can be a meal in themselves or part of a great meal, with lots of nutrition.
Something that is delicious and tasty and easy to prepare for yourself and your family, with plenty of variety so you don’t get bored.
And finally you told me you want to feel more healthy and have more energy.
It’s going to be free; it’s going to be recipes and some video.
I’m really looking forward to making this for you, but only if it’s exactly what you NEED.
Anyway, if I spend a week or so making this and you don’t want it, then I’m going to feel stoooopid.
So here’s what I’m going to do: if you feel like the thing I’m making is what you want, but most importantly need, then let me know in the comments below (and be sure to let me know WHY and HOW this information will help you out).
If enough people want it … then I’ll personally send it to you. If it isn’t what you want, tell me what you’d rather have — you can do all that in the comments below.
If you’re not on my email list, sign up for it so you get this (or whatever I create instead) sent directly to you.
I’m excited about creating this, so please do let me know in the comments below if this is what you need me to create for you. Remember to include how and why it will help.
Paul and an inspired team of individuals whom I’m glad to know personally will be guiding 1 million Americans through a 10 day cleanse.
Will one of them be you?
I’m pleased to say that I’ve been invited to be part of the team too, providing recipes and hopefully some inspiration on how cleansing started this whole ride for me, and how it may positively affect your life for forever.
Check out the deets below, and sign up to be part of the very first cleanse, starting in just a few days.
I’m not really one for New Year’s resolutions, but I can’t deny that the new year has that Lover energy of new beginnings, a time for reflection, and a commitment to start afresh in any area of your life.
For many people, perhaps you, I realise raw and living foods are going to be a major player in your renewed commitment to be the best version of yourself that you can be.
I really see my part in helping you do that clearer than ever, so I’ve created some new videos that are going to help you create the most amazing raw food, to support you in your goals going into this new year.
Please do let me know what you think in the comments and Facebook comments below the video, and if you feel drawn to share with your friends via Facebook and Twitter, there’s the ability to do that too. Thank you.