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’s your greatest flaw?

A. Paul: Too stubborn. Shou-Ching: Too anxious.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Paul: Steadfastness. Shou-Ching: Kindness and courage.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Paul: Beef stroganoff. Shou-Ching: chocolate.

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.

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