Paul Jaminet

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Paul Jaminet, PhD, was an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Paul’s experience overcoming a chronic illness led the Jaminets to develop the views of aging and disease presented in Perfect Health Diet.

Photograph by Seo Jung Sa

Books by this Author

The Ancestral Table
Perfect Health Diet

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "In essentials, unity; in other things, liberty; in all things, charity." (slightly revised from Richard Baxter)

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Shou-Ching: Paul's most noticeable trait is his wisdom. Paul: Shou-Ching's most noticeable trait is her generosity and courage; like the US Marines there is "no better friend."

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Ourselves -- we are fond even of our faults! But if Shou-Ching had to be a thing, she would be the Himalaya mountains: they stand tall and endure.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Paul: reading. Shou-Ching: interior and landscape/garden design.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. On a tropical beach (it is now a rainy December day in Boston!)