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. 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. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Paul: David Copperfield. Shou-Ching: Santa Claus

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Paul: busybodies who want to organize society for their own benefit. Shou-Ching: scientific fraud and cowardice.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. In speaking, Paul: "uh," "you know"; Shou-Ching: "dumb," "ridiculous," "great," "awesome."

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