Jean Carper is a New York Times best-selling author, contributing editor to USA Weekend Magazine and a leading authority on health and nutrition. She is the author of 23 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 Jean Carper's Complete Healthy Cookbook.

Previously she was senior medical correspondent for CNN (Cable News Network), and is 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 and appeared on numerous television programs, including the Today Show, Good Morning America, Dateline and Extra.

She received an "excellence in journalism" award for her ground-breaking book, Stop Aging Now! from the American Aging Association, 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 powers. By popular demand, Jean formed a company to produce Stop Aging Now! supplements in 1996, based on information in that book. She sold the company in January 2007 to a group of private investors led by her friend and former director of operations in whom she has the utmost confidence. She does not participate in the production or promotion of Stop Aging Now! Supplements and has no financial interest in the company.

For 14 years Jean wrote Eat Smart, a column for USA Weekend Magazine (600 newspapers, 50 million readers) and continues as a contributing editor for the magazine, writing on health and nutrition subjects. Her books have been translated into 15 different languages and are sold throughout the world.

Jean serves on the board of the American Aging Association and on the advisory board of the American Botanical Council, the most reliable source of information on medicinal herbs.

She is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, and a recipient of their distinguished achievement award.