Sandy Shaw

Sandy Shaw

Sandy Shaw (formerly Sandy Shakocius) was born in 1943 to an engineer father and housewife mother. Her interest in science and technology began very early; by age seven she was an avid reader with an inclination towards a career in astronomy. Sandy received her degree in chemistry from U.C.L.A. in 1966, with a double major in chemistry and zoology and a minor in mathematics.


co-author with Durk Pearson of (ISBN 0-446-51229-X, Warner Books, 1982), The Life Extension Companion (Warner Books), The Life Extension Weight Loss Manual, and Freedom of Informed Choice: FDA v. Nutrient Supplements, (Common Sense Press, 1993). Sandy and Durk Pearson have co-authored numerous articles on Life extension, cognitive enhancement, Anti-aging, Weight loss, and other aspects of nutrition and produced the Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw Life Extension News which can be downloaded at no charge from [ Life-Enhancement] .

Media Appearances

Sandy and Durk Pearson have appeared on over 300 television programs, including several appearances on Larry King Live. They have appeared in many TV documentaries about aging, including two by the BBC, one by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and even on Japanese TV. During the period of 1978 to 1986, they appeared over 30 times on The Merv Griffin Show, including the final "goodbye" program. With Merv's permission, Durk once offered a selected reading list of life extension literature for laypersons on one of the shows. Over 100,000 people wrote in to request copies of the list. Never before had a TV show caused such a viewer response and The Merv Griffin Show sent out a press release including a photo of Durk buried up to his neck in mail bags.

Sandy and Durk Pearson have been featured in interviews and articles in The Wall Street Journal (a front page story on them), Omni (magazine), Penthouse (magazine), Playgirl, Forbes, Newsweek, People (magazine), US Weekly, Fit, The American Druggist, PSA Magazine, Longevity, Men's Journal, as well as magazines in France, Germany, and Japan.

Television, Film, and Video

Sandy and Durk Pearson wrote, designed the stunts, and acted as technical advisers for an episode of The Wonderful World of Disney, which aired in 1978, called "Black Holes, Monsters That Eat Space and Time." They acted as scientific and technical advisors and received screen credits for the Clint Eastwood movie Firefox (film), designing special effects for all the scenes after Clint got into the Firefox cockpit. They also acted as scientific and technical advisors and received screen credits for Douglas Trumbull's movie Brainstorm (1983 film). In 1988, Sandy and Durk Pearson released "Life Extension, the Video," produced by Ray Schwartz. The video was designed to explain to the layperson some of the material from all three of their best-selling books on aging, health, weight-loss, and nutrition. Also in 1988, they co-authored with Steve Sharon "The Dead Pool," a high-tech thriller, which was sold to Warner Bros. and made into a popular Clint Eastwood Dirty Harry movie.

See also

* Life extension
* Durk Pearson

External links

* [ The Durk & Sandy Way to a Quiet Mind for Sleep or Daytime Calmness]
* [ Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw’s 21st Century Weight Loss Program]
* [ Putting More Power into Your Life]
* [ Cocktail of Selected Teas for Better Health and Weight Loss]
* [ Supplements We Take with Our Meals to Enhance Health and Healthy Weight Management]
* [ Truth, Freedom, and the FDA: An Interview with Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw]
* [ Maintain your Brain the Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw Way (Interview)]
* [ Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw, et al., v. Donna E. Shalala, Secretary, United States Department of Health and Human Services, et al. - landmark court case against the FDA concerning nutritional supplement product label claims which the FDA won]

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