About Us

We are scientists with a longstanding interest in diet and health. We began experimenting with low-carb Paleo diets in 2005, spent seven years refining them, have successfully healed our own “middle-age” and chronic health problems through diet, and have learned a great deal about the benefits – and pitfalls – of these diets that we would like to share.

We believe that:

  • Disease, premature aging, and impaired health have four primary causes: malnutrition, food toxicity, evolutionarily discordant lifestyles, and chronic infections by bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa.
  • These causes go together.  People who eat toxic, nutrient-poor diets are more likely to contract chronic infections and do not easily recover from them.
  • Yet the body has amazing powers of recovery.  On a healthy diet, the immune system can tackle and defeat most infections, especially with the aid of antimicrobial drugs.
  • A diet like the Perfect Health Diet should be the first treatment option in most diseases and an adjunct to therapy in all.

We are a husband-and-wife team:

Paul Jaminet, Ph.D., is CEO and founder of Angiex Inc, a biotech startup developing a vascular therapy for cancer. Paul is also founder and principal of the Perfect Health Retreat, and author of Perfect Health Diet: Regain Health and Lose Weight by Eating the Way You Were Meant to Eat (Scribner, 2013). Paul began his career as an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, became a software entrepreneur during the Internet boom, and now provides strategic advice to entrepreneurial companies while pursuing research in economics (see pauljaminet.com for more information). Paul’s experience overcoming a chronic illness has been key to our views of aging and disease. Paul can be reached by email to pauljaminet@perfecthealthdiet.com.

Shou-Ching Shih Jaminet, Ph.D., is Chief Scientist and founder of Angiex Inc, author of Perfect Health Diet: Regain Health and Lose Weight by Eating the Way You Were Meant to Eat (Scribner, 2013), and a molecular biologist and cancer researcher at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, where she serves as Director of BIDMC’s Multi-Gene Transcriptional Profiling Core. Shou-Ching was born in Korea to Chinese parents, grew up in Korea, attended college at National Taiwan University in Taipei, and graduate school at University of Newcastle in Australia, before coming to the US to work at Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Children’s Hospital Boston, and Beth Israel Deaconess and Harvard Medical School. Her publications may be found by searching Pubmed for “Shih SC” (through Sep 2011) and “Jaminet SC” (since Sep 2011).

We are fortunate to be aided by a friend and esteemed colleague:

Kamal Patel is a PhD candidate in nutrition, researching the link between diet and chronic pain. He has published peer-reviewed articles on vitamin D and calcium as well as a variety of clinical research topics. He’s also been involved in research on fructose and liver health, mindfulness meditation, and nutrition in low income areas. Kamal has an MPH and MBA from Johns Hopkins University, and enjoys oldies music and funny animal pictures. Especially cat pictures. He can be reached at painkamal@gmail.com.

Together, we hope to make a persuasive case that the path to great health passes through your kitchen!

In addition to this web site, we welcome interactions on social media:


  1. Paleo Diet News Review: Perfect Health Diet » Paleo Diet News - pingback on September 17, 2011 at 6:00 am
  2. O Manual da Alimentação Perfeita « Anus Cerebralis - pingback on September 21, 2011 at 6:32 am
  3. Welcome to November | CrossFit NYC - pingback on October 31, 2011 at 11:12 pm
  4. Get your nutrition on! | CrossFit NYC - pingback on November 15, 2011 at 7:01 pm
  5. Walk the walk | CrossFit NYC - pingback on November 16, 2011 at 10:32 pm
  6. Fat is Good | Denver Fitness Journal - pingback on December 26, 2011 at 1:55 pm
  7. HPC 101… class is in now session kids! « Hot Pink Chilli - pingback on February 5, 2012 at 11:02 pm
  8. Perfect Health Diet – a quick review | Thor Falk - pingback on February 20, 2012 at 1:26 pm
  9. Closing in on 400! | CrossFit NYC - pingback on February 21, 2012 at 10:48 pm
  10. Workout 12.1: 7 minutes in heavin’ | CrossFit NYC - pingback on February 23, 2012 at 8:16 am
  11. Paleo Summit – Nora Gedgaudas | Northwest Cavegirls - pingback on February 29, 2012 at 11:02 am
  12. Our Endorsement of Real Food « Reebok CrossFit Nürnberg - pingback on May 29, 2012 at 10:15 am
  13. Pushing the omega 3′s | The Great Ancestral Diet Experiment - pingback on September 2, 2012 at 8:52 am
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  15. The paleo diet in a nut shell PrimalTokyo - pingback on October 8, 2012 at 6:04 am
  16. On Ketogenic Diets | Live Free From Obesity - pingback on December 21, 2012 at 11:45 am
  17. Régime paléo : feuille de route « AltheaProvence - pingback on February 5, 2013 at 7:28 am
  18. 간헐적 단식 | 도슬러의 Education Otherwise - pingback on July 22, 2013 at 3:18 am
  19. My new favorite book on nutrition and health - pingback on October 18, 2013 at 9:48 am
  20. Anonymous - pingback on April 8, 2014 at 9:21 am
  21. Anonymous - pingback on April 8, 2014 at 10:16 am
  22. What the Top Health Experts are Eating for Breakfast - pingback on February 20, 2015 at 11:56 am
  23. How to Avoid Visit to a Doctor | Ray's Logbook - pingback on May 20, 2015 at 2:15 am
  24. Paul Jaminet – Circadian Rhythms | Natural Choices Wellness - pingback on January 31, 2016 at 6:28 am
  25. References: Dietary Guidelines  | Metadoxa - pingback on March 20, 2016 at 9:54 pm
  26. The My Sugar Free Podcast: Interview With Dr Paul Jaminet! - pingback on August 12, 2016 at 8:21 pm

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