He is often referred to as The Father of Organic, Unrefined Flax Oil.
His work with essential fatty acids spans three decades and provided the groundwork for all the current public and industry awareness focused on the importance of Essential Fatty Acids or Omega- fats. Lack of essential fatty acids (EFAs) constitutes the most neglected aspect of a nutritional program for healthy, radiant skin.
As always, avoid "white foods" and foods rendered toxic by processing or overheating!
* "Low fat is healthier"
* "Fatty foods clog your arteries"
* "Use margarine instead of butter"
* "Cut out oil to lose weight"
This is incorrect says North America's leading expert on fats and oils.
According to Udo Erasmus, author of "Fats that Heal Fats that Kill", these so-called "sensible dietary maxims" come not from the science of nutrition, but from the high-paid advertising executives in New York’s Madison Avenue in Madison Avenue's "war on fat" that is being waged to improve corporate profits, not health.
"The giant food makers know that low-fat foods have much longer shelf-lives than fatty foods", says Erasmus. "So they've hired high-powered advertisers to create "fat-phobia" in the minds of consumers - and they've succeeded."
According to Udo Erasmus, studies have proven that low-fat diets do not improve health. One recent study proved that people who switched from butter to margarine had twice as many heart attacks. "Fresh fats and oils are essential parts of a healthy diet," he says. "They should never be damaged or removed."
What has happened is that the "War on Fat" has stripped America's food supply of vital nutrients called "essential fatty acids -- triggering a variety of degenerative diseases including heart attacks, strokes, cancer, and diabetes .... Children's health is another casualty in the "war on fat". Children raised on diets without essential fatty acids are more likely to be sick - and they frequently manifest behavioural problems and learning disabilities."