Jean Carper was born on January 3, 1933 in New York. She attended and graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio where she is also the recipient of their alumni achievement award. She was a senior medical correspondent at CNN and received the cable industries ACE award for a series on brain cancer. She has authored hundreds of articles for several publications, including the Washington Post and USA Today. She has also appeared on many TV programs including the Today Show and Good Morning America. Her most recent passion is Alzheimer's disease prevention. Jean Carper has authored 24 books on health, healthy living and natural food based remedies. She received an excellence in journalism award for her book Stop Aging Now! from the American Aging Association. Some of her other books are: The Food Pharmacy, Miracle Cures, Food: Your Miracle Medicine, Your Miracle Brain and 100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's.