About the Authors



Jeremy Stone

Jeremy J. Stone (1935-2017) was President of Federation of American Scientists (FAS) (1970-2000), Catalytic Diplomacy (1999-2017), and Catalytic Longevity (2009-2017).

For his bio, as provided in Wikipedia, go here.

For his work in foreign policy, including two memoirs, visit www.catalytic-diplomacy.org.

For his involvement with the CC Diet, go here.

An archive of some of his publications in arms control and mathematics can be found at the Research Gate.




Mark F. McCarty

Mark McCarty was born in Texas in 1951, but grew up in southern California, obtaining his undergraduate education in biochemistry at UC San Diego, Revelle College, graduating magna cum laude. He commenced his medical education by enrolling at UC San Diego School of Medicine as a Regents Scholar. After two years, he took a one year sabbatical to research and write a book manuscript, Nutritional Aspects of Degenerative Disease. Following a further year of medical training, his growing concern that nutritional measures were grossly neglected in medical practice led him to leave medical school and devote his career to applied nutrition, taking a job as Research Director with Nutrition 21. During 20 years of affiliation with this company, he played a key role in the development and clinical testing of organic supplemental selenium (high-selenium yeast, L-selenomethionine) as well as chromium picolinate.

During this period, McCarty published scores of articles on a wide range of biomedical topics in the medical literature, most of them appearing in the journal Medical Hypotheses. He has been awarded 7 U.S. patents (composition of matter and/or use) for a variety of applied nutritional measures. Working with Dr. Babak Bahadori and John Gustin, he has developed a “mini-fast with exercise” strategy for fat loss that has demonstrated good efficacy in clinical practice and in a recent published clinical trial. He is also co-founder of a mail-order nutritional supplements company, NutriGuard Research, for which he has developed the product line. Following his affiliation with Nutrition 21, McCarty has worked as a consultant to Pantox Labs in San Diego, and to the Block Integrative Cancer Care Clinic in Evanston, Illinois. He is currently a consultant to Oasis of Hope Hospital in Tijuana, Mexico, which specializes in integrative cancer care; to Whitaker Wellness Institute, an advocate of alternative/integrative health strategies; and to Guardion, a new company developing nutraceutical products for prevention and treatment of macular degeneration. He is also working with Jeremy J. Stone to assess and promulgate the carbohydrate-concentrated diet concept as an aid for leanness and longevity, and serves on the editorial board of Journal of Medicinal Food. He is a strong advocate of vegan diets and of spirulina-centered antioxidant strategies for health promotion. He continues to author numerous technical publications.

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Dr. Benjamin Treadwell, Ph.D.

Dr. Benjamin Treadwell, Ph.D. is an independent researcher in biochemistry with a life-long interest in metabolism and aging. He previously served as an Associate Professor of Biochemistry at Harvard Medical School and as Director of the Orthopedic Research Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital. He earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry at New York University and served as a Research Fellow at the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology in New Jersey.

Dr. Treadwell’s current interest is with designing studies to help understand the biochemical basis of aging in humans. The focus of these studies will be to convert the inefficient energy-producing machinery of the cells in aged humans to those resembling the more efficient youthful cell. The studies will involve clinical trials to test the effectiveness of specific natural compounds that are demonstrated to be deficient in aged tissues, and believed to be at least partially responsible for the energy deficit characteristic of the aged cell. These studies will be closely linked to the Ames and Hagan laboratories where pioneering work with animal and cell studies has demonstrated various age-related changes in cellular and organelle structure.

Dr. Treadwell’s mission at Juvenon is to further characterize, and analyze the results obtained from animal and cell studies, with the purpose of translating those results into a rational design (regimen of compounds) appropriate for human studies. His goal is to develop a combination of compounds, or compound cocktail, packaged in a tablet form that when taken on a regular basis by humans will result in significant improvement in overall health and quality of life.




Dr. Bert Herring

Dr. Herring is a graduate of Southwestern University and Texas A&M College of Medicine. After medical school, he served four years on active duty as a medical officer in the U.S. navy, assigned to the Marine Corps’ Third Marine Regiment in Kaneohe, Hawaii. Following his Navy service, Dr. Herring joined the Public Health Service as a researcher in the Metabolism Branch in the National Cancer Institute of the National Institute of Health. He resides in Jacksonville, Florida, with his family.




Terry Grossman, MD

Terry Grossman, MD, is one of America’s leading medical authorities in the field of anti-aging, longevity medicine and life extension therapies. He has co-authored two books with famed inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil, TRANSCEND, Nine Steps to Living Well Forever (2009) and Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever (2004). Grossman has written numerous articles for health related magazines and lectures frequently on topics related to anti-aging medicine throughout the United States and internationally to both lay and professional audiences.

A 1968 graduate of Brandeis University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics and English, Dr. Grossman received his M.D. from the University of Florida School of Medicine in 1979. Following his postgraduate training at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, he spent 15 years (from 1980-1994) working as a community family doctor in the Colorado mountains before moving to Denver to open Grossman Wellness Center in 1994. His clinic emphasizes advanced nutritional therapies and preventive, anti-aging medicine. Grossman has developed numerous cutting-edge protocols for measuring and modifying biological age and promoting longevity.