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’s your best quality?

A. Paul: Steadfastness. Shou-Ching: Kindness and courage.

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.

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 is your biggest pet peeve?

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