Since the publication of his first book, Fats and Oils, in 1986, Udo Erasmus has become an internationally recognized expert of fats and oils and human health. To spread the truth about this controversial and grossly misunderstood nutritional subject to the largest possible audience, he wrote Fats That Heal Fats That Kill, a revised, updated version of the first book. His academic credentials include a BSc in Zoology, an MA in Psychology, two years of graduate studies in Biochemistry and Genetics, and a PhD in Nutrition. He pioneered technology for pressing and packaging healthful edible oils, lectures regularly, and provides consulting services to industry, health professionals and individuals from his base in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
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Healing fats are required, together with other nutrients, to prevent and reverse so-called "incurable" degenerative diseases: heart disease, cancer, and Type II diabetes. Healing fats also help reverse arthritis, obesity, PMS, allergies, asthma, skin conditions, fatigue, yeast and fungal infections, addictions, certain types of mental illness, and many other conditions.
Contrary to popular belief based on deceptive advertising hype, the most dangerous fats are typically found in margarines, shortenings, and heated oils.
Fats That Heal Fats That Kill exposes the manufacturing processes that turn healing fats into killing fats, explains the effects of these damaged fats on human health, and discloses information that enables you to choose health-promoting oils.
Fats That Heal Fats That Kill tells you the whole story on fats and health in a balanced way, examining all aspects of useful oils including the much maligned snake oil. You may be shocked by what you learn.
This extensive subject is of constant public confusion and misinformation to the extent that it is harming people's lives. To convey the truest message to the largest number of people, Udo has written the book with 15-year old readers in mind. But, the book also includes some chemical diagrams for those with science background, insatiable curiosity, or those who simply like to challenge themselves.
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"A tremendous amount of hard-to-find information - the first book to actually make sense out of the role of fats in health. A welcome relief from the one-sided approach of our current health authorities, who espouse the low-fat diet as the panacea for all health problems. The informed and balanced presentation will help to take the fear out of fats."
- Richard A Kunin, MD, author: MegaNutrition and The Listen to Your Body Diet; President: International Society For Orthomolecular Medicine
"A monumental piece of work... it will make a distinct contribution."
- E. Cheraskin, MD, DMD, author: Vitamin C: Who Needs It?
About Udo Erasmus
For almost two decades, Udo Erasmus
has dedicated his time to understanding the effects of fats and oils on human
health, as well as the nature of health itself. Most of his more recent
days have been spent on the road, spreading the message about this largely
misunderstood, but vitally important, subject. He has written two ground
breaking books: Fats and Oils, and Fats That Heal Fats That Kill,
and has now almost completed his third, Fats That Heal Fats That Kill: The
Kitchen Guide, co-written with Usha Menard.
Having survived the first world war, the horrendous Bolshevik revolution, and the depression that followed, Gerhard and Senta Erasmus left their Latvian homeland when communists advanced towards the Baltic countries. Udo was born during the second world war in Poland, the first stop on his parent's exodus. With mostly German and Swedish background, they left for Germany with four small children (one child yet unborn). When Udo was ten years old, the Erasmus clan left a weary Europe. As refugees without means or connections, but with renewed hope, they started life over in Canada, a more peaceful land with greater opportunity.
Part of Udo's childhood was spent on 112 acres of bushland in Northern Canada, without electricity, television, telephone, or radio. It was here he learned about the wonders of the biological world and developed a passion for the delicate complexities of Mother Nature. As a child, he remembers being fascinated by small spiders negotiating leaves of grass, exploring abandoned mines with other children, and picking wild strawberries and herbs. Udo and his siblings helped to tend a large organic family garden, in which they each had their own plot to grow personal vegetable favorites: radishes, carrots, peas, and more. For several years, he built a collection of skulls taken from dead animals found in nearby woods and meadows, and on riverbanks.
In school, his favorite courses were the Sciences, where he learned how things work, and English, where he especially enjoyed literature and poetry. Specific interests included biology, environmental studies, natural history, health and human nature. When it came time to pursue an education, he chose Life Sciences, and maintained interests in English as a hobby; interests which would later turn into a lifelong career.
Udo Erasmus received his B.Sc. degree in Honours Zoology with a major in Psychology, followed by two years of graduate studies in Biochemistry and Genetics from the University of British Columbia. While he studied Genetics at UBC, one of his research papers was published in the peer reviewed journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, in 1967, and two more of his papers were published in the peer reviewed journal Mutation Research, in 1971.
A Major Turning Point
In 1980, life for Udo took a significant turn when he was poisoned while carelessly working with pesticides. When medicine was unable to provide help, he concluded that health was his own responsibility and sought the answers he needed by burying himself in research literature on nutrition and health. He gave special attention to the least understood arena: the effects of fats and oils on human health. This meant finding and perusing thousands of original research studies, many which were inaccessible to the public and were therefore unknown. Several years of collecting and reviewing this data culminated in his landmark Canadian best-seller Fats and Oils. This book also became his thesis and earned him a Ph.D. in nutrition in 1986. The book is now available in expanded, revised, updated form as Fats That Heal Fats That Kill.
In 1988, he received his MA in Counseling Psychology from the Alfred Adler Institute of Chicago (now called the Adler School of Professional Psychology).
He pioneered technology for pressing and packaging fresh oils under exclusion of light, heat, and oxygen - 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. Originally, he worked with flax oil, and later added sunflower, sesame, and other oils to address the main shortcoming of flax oil - its high omega 3 and poor omega 6 fatty acid content, which can result in omega 6 deficiency.
More than 15 years of exploring the practical aspects of fats has earned Udo Erasmus authoritative status in the field, as well as the nicknames "The Fatman" and "His Royal Oiliness".
Presently, he develops nutritional formulas to improve both human and animal well being. In addition to essential fats, he works with phytonutrient-rich greens (the primary healing food on planet Earth), digestive enzymes, fiber-rich whole foods, friendly bowel micro-organisms, herbs, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. He innovates manufacturing methods for maintaining nutrient quality, and runs a consulting practice for manufacturing companies in Europe and North America. He is also available for personal consultation.