About Jean Carper
Best-selling author of Stop Aging Now!
Jean Carper is a best-selling author, columnist, radio talk show host and leading authority on health and nutrition. She is the author of 24 books, including Your Miracle Brain, Miracle Cures, the award-winning Stop Aging Now!, Food: Your Miracle Medicine and The Food Pharmacy. Her latest book is 100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's and Age-Related Memory Loss.
Her column, EatSmart, which she wrote every week for 14 years for Gannett's Sunday supplement, USA WEEKEND Magazine, appeared in 600 newspapers nationwide with a readership of 51 million.
Previously, she was a senior medical correspondent for CNN, and was a recipient of the cable industry's prestigious ACE award for a series on brain cancer. She has written more than 200 articles for national publications, such as The Washington Post and Reader's Digest, and has appeared on numerous television programs, including The Today Show, Good Morning America and Dateline.
She is also a well-known consumer advocate and co-author of the books, The Dark Side of the Marketplace (with Senator Warren Magnuson) and Eating May Be Hazardous for Your Health (with Jacqueline Verrett), a scientific critique of the Food and Drug Administration's policies.
She received an "excellence in journalism" award for her groundbreaking book, Stop Aging Now! from the prestigious American Aging Association, which is made up of leading academic and governmental scientists who investigate the causes of aging and how to slow it down.
Stop Aging Now!, published in 1995, details cutting-edge research showing that specific vitamins, minerals, herbs and foods have astonishing anti-aging powers. By popular demand, she produced the first Stop Aging Now supplements in 1996, based on information contained in that book. Since then, the supplements have been regularly upgraded to reflect the latest research.
Jean Carper serves on the board of the American Aging Association. She is also on the advisory board of the American Botanical Council, the most reliable source of information on medicinal herbals.
She is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, and a recipient of their distinguished achievement award.
In 2007, Jean Carper decided she wanted to spend more time writing, contributing to her many charitable and cultural activities, and doing what she does best — living life to its fullest. She retired from day-to-day operations and sold her interest in the company. Jean Carper is currently a member of the company's scientific advisory board.