Vol.131 - The Use of Fats and Oils in Fat Loss and Muscle Hypertrophy - Dr.Udo Erasmus - Video


About Dr. Udo Erasmus

Dr.Erasmus is an international authority on fats, oils, cholesterol and human health. He received his B.Sc. in Honours Zoology from the University of British Columbia and followed this with graduate studies in Biochemistry and Genetics. In 1980, his life took a significant turn when he was poisoned by pesticides. When conventional medicine was unable to provide help, he concluded that his health was his own responsibility and turned his attention to nutrition. Several years of research culminated in his Canadian best-selling book, Fats that Heal Fats that Kill. Over the past fifteen years, he has appeared on nationally syndicated radio and television shows and has given thousands of media interviews and lectures, educating audiences across Canada, the U.S., Europe, and Australia on the components of good health .For almost two decades, Dr. Erasmus has dedicated his time to researching the effects of fats and oils on human health, as well as toward understanding the nature of health itself. In 1983, he began to pioneer technology for pressing and packaging edible, fresh oils made with health in mind, by excluding the three main factors that transform nutritious oils into toxic ones - light, heat, and oxygen. Until that time, oils were highly processed by destructive methods, sacrificing health benefits in order to attain longer shelf life.

About the Video

This presentation summarizes experience, results, and knowledge gained from 15 years of practical application of n-3 and n-6 essential fatty acids (EFAs) to optimize fitness, weight, performance, and health of human athletes and non-athletes. The main focus will be on a study carried out in Denmark, which measured the effects of an EFA-rich oil blend on the training, performance, and recovery of athletes in both strength and endurance sports. The topics of discussion will include: EFA definition; EFA functions; EFA benefits; EFA deficiency symptoms; optimum EFA intake; optimum n-3:n-6 ratio; EFA sources; EFA use instructions; and nutrients synergistic with EFAs. There will be time for discussion and questions.