Perfect Health with Paul Jaminet

Jan. 23, 2015

Paul Jaminet, Ph.D was 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. Paul’s experience overcoming a chronic illness has been key to his views of aging and disease.

Paul and I started by discussing the birth of their new baby Luke, and since I have a 15-month old daughter, I got sleep envy. I regularly use LED lighting to entrain circadian rhythm but I realise I could be doing more of the same for our daughter Ivy.

Paul then announced that he's working on a cookbook.

Next we talked about the Perfect Health Retreat, which frankly sounds awesome. The retreat caters for every aspect of diet and lifestyle including diet, rest, exercise and stress reduction. It's a learning experience woven into a beach holiday.

I was interested in Paul's experience dealing with chronic infections because I too had the same problem. Now I see it everyday in our practice. My advice was if the diet and lifestyle described in the Perfect Health Diet are not working for you, find someone that can help you figure out the reasons why.

Paul recommends getting most nutrients from food, but also has a recommended supplement list.

Finally, we talked about my experience switching over to a low carb version of the Paleo diet. Paul's problems got much worse when he went low carb, whereas my performance improved markedly. It's important to point out that I went through the transition after fixing my chronic health complaints. Paul thinks that the healthier you are, the more likely you are to withstand a carbohydrate deficiency. I'm still not convinced that such a thing exists!

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