Today I’m here with Paul Jaminet, who had a very strong early influence on me with his “Perfect Health Diet.” As a key leader in the health and wellness world, he also influenced people like Chris Kresser and Mark Sisson. If you aren’t familiar with Paul, he’s MIT-educated in both physics and philosophy and has a Ph.D. in physics. After working in astrophysics, Paul became an entrepreneur and then transitioned into the natural health world after he experienced his own health problems.
Paul’s also the founder and president of Angiex, a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies for solid cancers. It’s built on discoveries made by his wife and co-founder, Shou-Ching. They created a new class of cancer drugs, and so far the results are absolutely astounding! Normally I am not a big proponent of pharmaceuticals, but I actually invested in this company because of its potential.
We talk about a wide range of topics from diet and natural health, circadian biology, and these novel cancer treatments. And without further ado, let’s jump into this fascinating episode.
Episode Highlights With Paul Jaminet
- What the Perfect Health Diet is and how Paul created it
- How the work of Art DeVany impacted his work and what he learned in his own experimentation
- The reason he thinks carbohydrates are important (within a certain ratio)
- Paul’s own health struggles that led to his research and experimentation for the Perfect Health Diet
- The gut, carb, thyroid connection and how to understand carb needs
- How cycling fits into an evolutionary approach and how to use it effectively
- Key lifestyle and nutrition interventions for health and how circadian biology plays a pivotal role
- How he shifted into cancer research
- Paul and his wife Shou-Ching’s work on effective cancer treatments and what sets them apart
- The innovative way they are taking a two-prong approach to cancer treatment that is much less toxic and appears to be much more effective in initial trials
- Natural vs pharmaceutical approaches to cancer and how they work best together
- The things people don’t know or understand about his areas of expertise
- And more!
Resources We Mention
- Perfect Health Diet website
- Perfect Health Diet: Regain Health and Lose Weight by Eating the Way You Were Meant to Eat by Paul Jaminet
- Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel
- The Road to Serfdom: Text and Documents–The Definitive Edition by F.A. Hayek
- “The Use of Knowledge in Society” essay by Friedrich Hayek
- Essays on Economics and Economists by Ronald Coase
- The de Vany Diet: Eat Lots, Exercise Little – Shed 5 Lbs in 1 Week – Lose Fat, Gain Muscle, Look Younger, Feel Stronger by Art De Vany
- The Bible
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