Dr. Udo Erasmus
For almost two decades, Dr. 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. Dr. Erasmus received his Bachelor of Science in Honors Zoology with a major in Psychology, followed by graduate studies in Biochemistry and Genetics at the University of British Columbia, then a PhD in Nutrition and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology. 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". Dr. Erasmus 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. He has written two ground breaking books: Fats and Oils, and Fats That Heal Fats That Kill, and has recently completed his third, The Right Fat Diet.