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 meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Paul: Jesus, thank you! Can you break gluten-free bread tonight?

Shou-Ching: Madame Curie, I admire your courage and devotion to science. Do you know that exposure to radiation will kill you?

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

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

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Paul: honesty, courage, humility. Shou-Ching: kindness, generosity, honesty

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Paul: That I may fail to make a return for the gifts I have received; Shou-Ching: darkness, violence.