Dr Udo Erasmus is an international authority on fats, oils, cholesterol and human health.
Udo received his B.Sc. in Honours Zoology from the University of British Columbia and followed this with graduate studies in Biochemistry and Genetics. In 1980, his life took a significant turn when he was poisoned when carelessly working with pesticides. When conventional medicine was unable to provide help, he concluded that his health was his own responsibility and turned his attention to nutrition. Several years of research culminated in his Canadian best-selling book, Fats that Heal Fats that Kill which earned him a PhD in nutrition.
In 1983, he began to pioneer technology for pressing and packaging edible, fresh oils, under the exclusion of light, heat, and oxygen – the three main factors which can transform nutritious oils into toxic ones. Until that time, oils were highly processed by destructive methods, sacrificing health benefits in order to attain long shelf life.
Over the past fifteen years, Udo has appeared on radio and TV and has given thousands of media interviews and lectures, educating audiences across Canada, USA, Europe and Australia on the components of good health. Currently Udo is continuing his work developing new initiatives that will contribute towards healthier living.