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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.

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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

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My Life in 8 Words

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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 are your most overused words or phrases?

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

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. 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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