Making “miracles” without macadamia nut oil

Q:My husband and I are considering your New Hamptons Health Miracle. If I understand  correctly, much of the program is based on using macadamia oil. My husband  is very allergic to macadamia nuts so could not use it. Would the program work as well using some sort of substitute? If so, what do you suggest? Also, my husband is diabetic, has high blood pressure and recently suffered a stroke. Are there any doctors in northeast central Ohio that practice your type of medicine? Our traditional  MDs only prescribe more pills. It’s very frustrating when no mention of nutrition or supplements is offered. Thanks for your help.”

Dr. Fred:

My program absolutely works without macadamia nut oil.

Macadamia nut oil is always my first choice because of its high smoke point and monounstaturated fat profile. That means it stands up best to the heat of cooking and revs up your metabolism most effectively.

But avocado oil is a very close second in both departments. And it’s a great choice for anyone with a nut allergy.

That said, the basis of my New Hamptons Health Miracle really is the food. (With the primary focus being on veggies and lean protein.) So if you can’t afford some of the more expensive oils on the market, you’ve definitely got some wiggle room.

For a more detailed rundown, I recommend picking up The Hamptons Diet book. (That’s just a good starting point anyway.) I’ve devoted a whole section to listing all the oils available to you, along with their benefits and drawbacks. You can use it to choose the best cooking oil to fit your budget.

Just do me a favor and never use canola oil. The stuff you’ll find on the supermarket shelves has been refined, heated, and damaged beyond repair. It’s criminal that this garbage is still marketed as healthy. Because it’s easily the worst cooking oil choice you could make.

As for the second part of your question, the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) is a great resource for finding an integrative practitioner in your area. Simply enter your location into their search engine at for a list of local naturopathic physicians.