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 are your most overused words or phrases?

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

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Paul: reading. Shou-Ching: interior and landscape/garden design.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. If this could be a fantasy superpower, maybe something that could be called "teleteros" -- the power to observe molecules and cells at work in the mind's eye -- this would speed up science and medical diagnosis! Of normal human talents, Shou-Ching would like to play the piano; Paul would like to be able to sing along.

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.