The Perfect Health Diet
Dr. Paul Jaminet is a scientist with a Ph.D. in physics, University of California at Berkeley, 1992; Astrophysicist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 1992-1996, turned Internet entrepreneur and executive, turned strategy consultant and economist. Dr. Jaminet and his wife have had a longstanding interest in diet and health after suffering from their own chronic health problems and moving away from their respective industries they joined together and co-authored their book “The Perfect Health Diet”. After experimenting with low-carb Paleo diets in 2005, they spent seven years refining them, and have successfully healed their own “middle-age” and chronic health problems through diet, learning a great deal about the benefits – and pitfalls – of these diets.
From Dr. Jaminet’s Website:
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.
This was an interesting interview where we cover the various impacts of evolutionary biology, diet, health, nutrition and their respective roles in our everyday lives. We covered dietary supplements, which vitamins that may or may not be best for you, circadian rhythms and some very informing ideas on intermittent fasting, when and when not to eat and some common misconceptions about diet.
You can find Dr. Jaminet’s work here: http://perfecthealthdiet.com/
A big thanks to Dr. Jaminet for making the time to come on the show to talk to us.