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 eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

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

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Paul: St. Thomas the apostle. Shou-Ching: Madame Curie.

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.