John Howard Weeks, Author

Author of The Healthiest People on Earth — a new book about how to live 10 years longer.

Author John Howard Weeks, the great-great-grandson of Seventh-day Adventist founder and prophet Ellen G. White, is a career journalist and longtime popular columnist for Southern California's largest newspaper group. Weeks writes in lively, entertaining fashion about growing up in Loma Linda, California, the stronghold of the Adventist health movement. He shares countless family stories, secrets and recipes (including many for Ellen G. White's favorite dishes that are exclusive to this book, appearing in print for the first time anywhere). There currently are about 20 million Seventh-day Adventists worldwide, and they are known for their longevity. Ellen G. White has been listed as “One of the 100 Most Significant Americans of All Time” by the Smithsonian Magazine. She is the most translated woman non-fiction author in the history of literature.

The most important thing the author wants readers to gain from my book:

The Healthiest People on Earth tells people how to live 10 years longer — and create their own “Blue Zone” for health and happiness.

Why the author is an authority on this subject:

Author John Howard Weeks is the great-great-grandson of the Ellen G. White, founder and prophet of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Loma Linda, California, founded by Adventists, is the only “Blue Zone” in the United States, where people live measurably longer than elsewhere — about a decade longer. Weeks, in a delightful narrative, tells how he grew up in the Adventist community but began smoking, drinking and eating an unhealthful diet as a young man. However, he eventually embraced the guidelines set forth by his famous ancestor. This is not a book about religion, but rather about healthful lifestyle and nutrition. In "The Healthiest People on Earth," Weeks shares the secrets of how anyone, anywhere can create a “Blue Zone” of their own.


Speaking Engagements:

Book signings and discussions about nutrition and longevity

Presentation Audience:




11-100 appearances



Willing to travel


Type of Book:

Adult Non-Fiction


Aging / Senior Citizens

Alternative Medicine / Homeopathy / Naturopathic Medicine


Death / Dying

Diseases / Disorders / Disabilities

Eating Disorders

Family  /Parenting/ Grandparenting / Adoption

Health & Fitness / Nutrition


Home and Garden

Religion / Spirituality

Self-Help / Self-Improvement