Udo Erasmus is a health food expert and author.
1980 marked a major turning point for Udo, when he was poisoned by pesticides. To heal himself, he turned his attention to the field of nutrition. Several years of research culminated in his first book, Fats and Oils, which established him as a sought-after expert on the subject. In 1983, he began to pioneer technology for pressing and packaging edible, fresh oils. Udo published his best seller Fats That Heal Fats That Kill, which became recognized as the "bible on fats," and then authored a condensed version called Choosing the Right Fats. He coauthored Omega-3 Cuisine, which includes original recipes by celebrity chef Alan Roettinger.
To set new standards for food oils and other health-supporting consumer products, Udo partnered with Flora Manufacturing and Distributing Ltd. in 1994 to create the Udo’s Choice® health product line, which includes EFA-rich oil blends, probiotic blends, digestive enzyme blends, a fiber (prebiotic) blend, a greens blend with fermented greens, and pet supplements. In 2005, Udo was inducted into the CHFA Hall of Fame for his tireless efforts educating the public about the difference between good oils and bad oils and for pioneering higher production standards of unrefined flax and other oils, methods which are still used today. Since 1986, Udo has completed more than 5,000 live presentations and 3,000 media interviews in over 30 countries, and has written hundreds of articles.
Udo earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia, followed by graduate studies in biochemistry and genetics. He is the father of three grown children, resides in Vancouver, B.C.