That Heal Fats That Kill is recommended by
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Fats That Kill is praised by readers. Now
in the 10th printing and over 200,000 copies
publication is the first and only one of its kind
to de-mystify the vast body of scientific knowledge
about fats and make it available and understandable
to the general public!
Dear Udo Erasmus:
I was so honored that you would write to me personally.
I must tell you that your book Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill has had a profound effect on my life --- I can't believe that you could create such a masterpiece at such a young age. The book is incredibly thorough --- and a wonderful "balance" --- just enough technical information --- but still easy to read. When I see a book like this, the only thing that makes sense to me is that God has created you for this important purpose.
to popular belief based on deceptive advertising hype,
the most dangerous fats are typically found in margarines,
shortenings, and heated oils.
Fats That Heal Fats That Kill exposes the manufacturing
processes that turn healing fats into killing fats, explains
the effects of these damaged fats on human health, and discloses
information that enables you to choose health-promoting oils.
Fats That Heal Fats That Kill tells you the whole story
on fats and health in a balanced way, examining all aspects
of useful oils including the much maligned snake oil. You may
be shocked by what you learn.
extensive subject is poorly understood at the best of times
- which, unfortunately contributes to the toll on public
health. To convey the truest message to the largest number
of people, Udo has written the book with 15-year old readers
in mind. But, the book also includes some chemical diagrams
for those with science background, insatiable curiosity,
or those who simply like to challenge themselves.
"A tremendous amount
of hard-to-find information - the first book to actually
make sense out of the role of fats in health. A welcome
relief from the one-sided approach of our current health
authorities, who espouse the low-fat diet as the panacea
for all health problems. The informed and balanced presentation
will help to take the fear out of fats."
- Richard A Kunin,
MD, author: MegaNutrition and The Listen to Your
Body Diet; President: International Society For Orthomolecular
"A monumental piece of work... it will make a distinct
- E. Cheraskin, MD, DMD, author: Vitamin C: Who Needs It?
"Dr. Erasmus does an excellent job of laying out the
facts concerning the important role
fats play in our overall quality of life. Those of us in
America have been supplied with much
mis-information by those seeking monetary gain at the expense
of the health of the people. We have become 'Fat' conscience
and prey for the greedy 'food' manufactures who have capitalized
on ignorance. Dr. Erasmus does an excellent job in denouncing
the myths about fats in the diet, pointing us to the well
documented truth of the vital role 'good fats' plan in our
body and the harmful effects of the highly processed fats.
This book is an excellent resource manual that will not collect
dust in the library of those truly interested in optimal
- Dr O. I. - Naturopathic Physician
"This is an excellent book and very easy for a 'layman'
to read. It makes me eager to eat only organically grown foods and try
again next year to grow my own.
I have purchased and take his "Udo's Choice Blend Oil".
Time will tell what benefical results I get.
I sincerely recomemd this book for anyone interested in choosing
a more healthy way of eating."
- reader from Mayer, Arizona
book should be required reading in every high school health
For way too long, even those who are health conscious with
the best intentions have made critical mistakes in choosing
our fats and oils. For example, for years I purchased unrefined
oils of "macrobiotic quality", packaged in a clear
bottle and used them at high heat...a critical mistake! Read
this book and find out why!!
Even worse are those who are consuming fats that are "illness
by prescription"--and don't know it. Learn the truth,
corroborated with good science, get informed, use the information.
This book is THE quintessential one on making one of the
most vital decisions in your daily cuisine. Erasmus has a
gift of taking the complex and making it an easy read. More
importantly, one can, after reading this book, use the information
to reach for your maximum health potential.
If you have a desire to be as healthy as your genetics will
allow, then do not skip this book---it is as critical as
anything you do, including check-ups and medical tests.
I feel most fortunate I got my hands on it before I did
more damage. I wish it were published at the beginning of
the century. Many of the degenerative diseases would have
been greatly diminished.
Finally, to his credit, Erasmus does not use the book to
promote his propietary oil, Udo's Choice, manufactured by
the top of the line Flora Company. Rather, he gives you the
information to decide how to purchase the best oils."
-Andrew Chaplowitz, Springfield, NJ
The Breakdown . . .Udo Erasmus provides
a refreshingly balanced look at the role of
fats and oils in the human diet. In his detailed
but simple style, he brings this subject back
||He educates the reader on a multitude of topics affecting the oil industry and
the consumption of fats and oils and human health. Central to Udo's book is the
obvious misunderstanding that surrounds "Fats that Heal" versus "Fats that Kill".
He exposes the current fad of low-fat, no-fat, and even fake fat diets and the
detrimental effects it has on an individuals physical, mental, and emotional
Fatty Degeneration - The
Importance of Fats
Foundations of Human Health
Face Fats! Components
of Fats, Oils, Cholesterol
- Fatty Acids Overview
- What's in a Name? - Naming Fatty Acids
- Hard Fats and Saturated Fatty Acids (SaFAs)
- The Sugar-Fat Connection
- Liquid Oils and Unsaturated Fatty Acids (UFAs)
- The Healing Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)
- Triglyceride Fats (TGs)
- Phospholipids and Membranes (PLs)
- Essential Nutrients
Cats in the Fats Lane, History, Oil Making, Toxic Products,
- A Brief History of Oil Making:
The Business of Fats and Oils
- From Seed to Oil - Commercial Oil Making Methods
- From Oil to Margarine - Hydrogenation
- Margarines, Shortenings, and trans-fatty Acids
- Other Toxic Products
- Erucic Acid: Toxic or Beneficial?
- Light, Free Radicals, and Oils
- Frying and Deep-Frying
- Fractionation and Transesterification
- Advertising and Jargon
- Polyunsaturates and Superunsaturates
- Vitamin E and Polyunsaturates
- "Cold-Pressed": A Meaningless Term
- Making Oils with Human Health in Mind
- Packaging and Storing Oils
- Labeling Oil Products
- Fat Consumption and Daily Requirement
- Digestion of Fats, Oils, Cholesterol
- Metabolism of Fats and Oils
- Vitamin and Mineral Co-Factors in Fat
- Cholesterol Metabolism
- Orthomolecular Nutrition
- Stress and the Battery of Life
- Antioxidants and the Fire That is Life
- Why Calorie Counting Fails and What to Do
to Lose Weight
- Blood Cholesterol = Plasma Lipoproteins =
HDL, LDL & Lp(a)
Fats of Life - Fats in Food Products
- Diet Controversies
- Rating Oils in Diets
- How Fat are Your Foods?
- Cholesterol in Foods
- Mother's Milk and Dairy Products
- Oils in Seeds
- Butter Versus Margarine
- Tropical Fats
- Hidden Junk Fats and Fat Substitutes
New Research -
New Fats, Fat Finding Missions, Breakthroughs,
- Virgin Olive Oils - Unrefined Versus Refined
- Oils from Fish and Seafoods: EPA and DHA
- Snake Oil and Patent Medicines
- Evening Primrose, Borage, and Black Currant
- Prostaglandins (PGs)
- Flax: LNA
- Hemp: LA, LNA, and GLA
- Nature's Most Perfectly Balanced Oil?
- Exotic Oils
- Oil and Protein Work Together
- Budwig, Flax Oil, and Protein
- Flax and Hemp Oil Recipes
- Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCTs)
- Oils and Sunshine - Light and Health
- Balanced Nutrition and Life-Style
and Fates - Fats and Degenerative Diseases
in Fat Consumption and Degenerative Disease
- Degenerative Diseases
- Is the Cholesterol Theory Wrong?
- Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
- Overweight and Constipation
- Skin Conditions, Tanning Lotions, and Ozone
- Female Conditions
- Allergies, Arthritis, and Asthma
- Addictions, Mental Illness, and Violence
- "Bugs": Candida Yeast, Fungi, Bacteria, and Chronic
- Auto-Immune Conditions
- Other Degenerative Conditions
- Aging and Longevity
- Infants and Oils
- Pets and Oils
- The Business and Politics of Health
Toward Total Health
- Live Long and Feel Fat-astic
- Recommendations for Health
- The Biological Basis of Natural Therapies
- Health as Wholeness
- Glossary/Bibliography/Index/About the Author
- Services Provided
Review by Larry Grindstaff:
A few years ago, a popular notion emerged that in order
to lose weight, all fats should be eliminated from the
diet. ... many tried it and lost
weight; ("Oh, happy day") but, they gained weight after two years on this
diet and kept gaining ("Horrors"). Interestingly, when they ate the right
fats, they lost it.
Confusion has ensued. Are fats good, or are fats bad? What are the "right" fats?
Udo Erasmus, in his carefully researched, organized and well presented
book, "Fats that Heal Fats that Kill" explains the latest scientific
findings in a simple, highly readable "laymen's textbook."
With patience and clarity, the chemical formulas for numerous fats and
oils are integrated into the text to create a base of understanding about
health and nutrition in general. In fact, it is the only book that I'm
aware of that not only shows the chemical formulas; but, also, explains
them so you can actually pass the information along to someone else and
have them understand.
This book is a "must read." An excerpt from the back cover is enough to
convince: "Healing fats are required together with other nutrients, to
prevent and reverse so-called "incurable" degenerative diseases: heart
disease, cancer, and type II diabetes. Healing fats also help reverse arthritis,
obesity, PMS, allergies, asthma, skin conditions, fatigue, yeast and fungal
infections, addictions, certain types of mental illness, and many other
Review by Helene Meurer
The cover of this book resembles that of Fats and Oils published
six years ago, and while it is considered to be a new edition of that same
book I find it to be revised, updated and expanded to an impressive degree.
With publication of the original work Erasmus sparked much controversy
and activity with the edible oil industry. Since that time, and largely
due to Erasmus' influence, many advances have been made scientifically,
medically and nutritionally in the field of fats, oils and cholesterol
in human health. And where all newly published health books now deal more
with this subject than ever before, not one of them comes close to mastering
the subject in a way that both presents the overall picture and educates
the reader into a personal understanding of his/her relationship with Fats
that Heal Fats that Kill - this does.
I was stunned to read Erasmus' work. His in-depth look at the oil industry
and processes that turn healing fats into killing fats is unequaled. Learning
about these processes is essential to understanding why we must make certain
food choices to prevent and even reverse certain degenerative diseases,
that include heart disease, cancer and diabetes. There is much needed chapter
on infants and oils, help for athletes, pets, and sufferers of arthritis,
allergies, asthma, addictions and more. Equally fascinating is a scrutiny
of modern, healthful oils, including snake oil, flax, evening primrose
and hemp oil.
Erasmus shies away from nothing. He looks into all aspects
of fats and oils, from the way our bodies assimilate these
to the politics of health
and everything in between. I found a small note about the "nicknames of
fatty acids" which alongside many illustrations is included to guarantee
our comprehension of a sometimes daunting subject. Understanding the simple
roots of terms used in this book helped a great deal in clarifying the
subject matter. In Fats that Heal Fats that Kill Udo Erasmus
has by far surpassed his original work. The book will further enlighten
an audience of concerned readers, students and professionals, who since Fats
and Oils, have deserved to know more.
one in the world understands the connections between fats,
oils and health better than Udo Erasmus. Listen to and
talk with him - this could be the most important two hours
of this year for you."
Fred Rohe, author
"I have never been so delightfully surprised by a book
that should be
boring and pedantic. Udo Erasmus has put together all the current
information about fats and oils and laid it out for all the
world to see."
Lendon H Smith, MD, author of the best-sellers Feed
Your Kids Right and The Encyclopedia of Baby and Child
"Udo Erasmus has taken a complex topic and made it understandable.
In fact, he has gone far beyond the scope of the title and
also given a broad insight into nutrition and health in general.
I highly recommend it."
John Matsen, Naturopathic Physician, author of the best-selling
book Eating Alive.
"An excellent guide to a subject which is proving of the
greatest importance for human health."
David Horrobin, MD, editor of Clinical Uses of Essential
"I have gone over the manuscript very carefully, and I think
that Udo Erasmus has done a marvelous job of summarizing almost
everything one needs to know about fats and oils."
Abram Hoffer, MD, Ph.D., researcher, editor of the Journal
of Orthomolecular Medicine, author of Orthomolecular
Medicine for Physicians.
"Udo Erasmus has written a very timely and important book...filled
with interesting and accurate information concerning...fatty
acids in nutrition and health. An excellent contribution to
the field of clinical nutrition."
Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D., President Health Comm