About The French Paradox

The French Paradox and Beyond was published in 1992 and became a best-selling book about wine and the Mediterranean lifestyle. In the 22 years since publication, there has been A LOT more research into the health benefits of wine, and more specifically the health benefits of a Mediterranean-style diet in general.

I have teamed up with the author of The French Paradox and Beyond, Lewis Perdue, to revisit this important topic and to keep you up-to-date with what’s been done the past couple decades to improve our understanding of the health effects of the Mediterranean diet, and to let you know when something new comes along to either further confirm the benefits we’ve seen in decades of research, or when something just blows the whole thing out of the water!

Science and research is constantly evolving. We are constantly learning, and continually striving for ultimate understanding. The fluidity of it all keeps us on our toes, and it is our goal to keep you all in the know so you can make the right decision for you and your family.

Welcome to you all, and we hope you enjoy this new chapter in the “French Paradox”. Please feel free to read our author bios to learn more about Lew and I and how we came to cross paths and team up!

Lew’s author bio may be found here.

Becca’s author bio may be found here.


-Becca Yeamans Irwin & Lewis Perdue