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 is your biggest pet peeve?

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

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. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Perfect happiness is our ultimate end: a communion of saints who love one another intimately and cooperatively; who are all secure in the knowledge that, in their mutual giving and receiving, they give and receive only good things.

For us today, our greatest happiness comes from a truth uncovered, an insight shared that brightens a life with hope and better health. More than through any other activity, we find happiness interacting with our readers on our blog.

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.