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 5 favorite songs?

A. Somewhere Over the Rainbow; What a Difference a Day Made; Accentuate the Positive; High Hopes; O Come O Come Emmanuel

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’s your greatest flaw?

A. Paul: Too stubborn. Shou-Ching: Too anxious.

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.

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