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August 10, 2023

Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill

with podcast guest

Dr. Udo Erasmus


Udo Erasmus, Ph.D. Nutrition is one of North America’s foremost authorities on the role that dietary fats and oils play in human health. With a background in biochemistry, genetics, and nutrition, Udo has spent over four decades pioneering the healthy fats/oils movement. As the co-founder of Udo’s Choice supplement brand and the author of Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill, he has been a leading voice in raising manufacturing standards for food oils and has improved the health of millions of people through his work and advocacy.

In this episode, Udo and I talk about myths about dietary fats, why the misconceptions around fat persist despite research proving otherwise, the problem with most commercial oils, the influence of processed foods on our overall health, butter versus margarine, why he created his healthy oil supplements, and so much more!


  • How Udo developed a passion for science and educating people, particularly about fats
  • Dangers associated with using oils damaged by processing
  • The adverse effects of low-fat diets on our hormones
  • Misconceptions around low-fat diets and factors contributing to their persistence
  • How refined foods have made us sicker
  • Health implications of using margarine versus butter
  • Why we need to use oils made with health in mind
  • The essential role of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the body
  • Udo’s inspiration behind making healthy oils
  • What you need to know about flaxseed and flaxseed oil
  • The truth behind common myths about omega-3 conversion
  • The significance of healthy fats in maintaining hormonal balance
  • Why you need to make sure to have a healthy food foundation before thinking about supplements
  • Essential micronutrients and their contribution to our health and hormones


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