Udo Erasmus received his BS degree in Honors Zoology with a major in Psychology, followed by two years of graduate studies in Biochemistry and Genetics from the University of British Columbia. Dr. Erasmus' direction changed when he was poisoned while working with pesticides, and when conventional approaches didn't work, sought to find solutions in nutrition. Dr. Erasmus concentrated his research on the effects of fats and oils on human health, and became an expert in this area, leading to his 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, which is in its 10th printing, with over 150,000 copies sold.
Dr. Erasmus also received his MA in Counseling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Erasmus has pioneered the technology and formulation for pressing and packaging fresh oils, ensuring that they remain nutritious, and believed so much in the power of essential fatty acids that he worked for years to create the famous "Udo's Oil," a balanced essential fatty acid oil that is recommended by nutritionists and holistic practitioners around the world. More than 15 years of exploring the practical aspects of fats has earned Dr. Erasmus authoritative status in the field, as well as the nicknames "The Fatman" and "His Royal Oiliness!"