From Udo Himself

My Story

Dear Seeker,

Thank you for visiting my website and wanting to learn more about me. I hope to one day learn more about you and support you on your path to perfect health. 

I was born during the second world war in Europe, and sometimes you will hear me say that I was born in hell and with a lot of help from visible and invisible friends, walked a long crooked path from there to heaven.

Along the way, I tried out many things and learned a lot. Every trade and job, every movement or breath and every step led me to the next turn on the path to find new, different and out-of-the-box possibilities.

My path includes brief jobs in several different trades: fruit picking, dairy farming, logging, mining, carpentry, house painting, clearing land, burning brush, growing food, gardening, and finally pesticide spraying. I spent a year in medical school and several years in science research. One winter, I had a part-time job babysitting pickled fish in a fish museum. One summer, I worked for the fish and game branch. Several other summers, I worked on a drilling, blasting, and prospecting crew in the mountains of British Columbia.

In the 60's I tried psychedelics, couch-surfed, traded a Winchester 30-30 for a trumpet that I played after a few drinks of Southern Comfort, dabbled in flute and harmonica, sang in a choir but more often in the shower, hitchhiked from Toronto to Vancouver without a penny to my name, camped out, started a nude beach, and lived in co-ops, communes, apartments and houses both in rural and urban settings. It was wild, but it was fun!

Yes, I even got married. A lover of biology, and convinced that pregnancy is not a disease, I attended the home-births of my three children and admit that my wife did all the work and that my small contribution was to catch them, tie and cut their cords, and return them to their rightful owner, their mom.

After being poisoned by pesticides in 1980, I seriously turned my passion and attention to health. I obsessively studied scientific literature, created a method for making good oils with health in mind, developed the first ever flax seed oil, authored several books on the effects of oils on health: Fats and Oils; Fats That Heal Fats That Kill, Choosing the Right Fats, Omega 3 Cuisine, and enthusiastically educated the public in about 40 countries on the effects of oils on health and disease.

In 1992, I developed healthy whole foods supplements for dogs, cats, and horses. In 1994, I developed an oil blend that is both better balanced and more effective than flax oil. I followed this with probiotics blends and digestive enzyme blends in 1997, and a year later developed prebiotic fiber and green blends. My Udo's Choice product line still sells all over the world. 

For 15 years, I spent six to nine months a year living out of a suitcase to spread the message of good oils and health. I have passionately given 5,000+ live presentations on nutrition and health, 3,000+ media interviews, 1,500 staff trainings and traveled to 30+ countries with my message on oils, health, nature, and human nature. 

I have had the pleasure and honor to grace the stages with luminaries like Tony Robbins and Deepak Chopra, keynoted international conferences, and lectured in conferences on five continents.

Now I am writing on many different titles and topics, including an autobiography. I consult, present, take on the key global issues of our time, and spearhead projects on peace, health, energy, environment, and education.

My fervor and fire are now focused on sustainable energy and water management, as well as healthcare based in nature and human nature, the nature of human nature, and the thirst of the heart resulting in perfect health for you, your family and the world.

Thank you again for being here. I look forward to taking this journey with you.


To Your Health,

Udo Erasmus  



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