Fat! Fat! Fat! There’s nothing more lovely than fat! It makes you feel wonderful, look gorgeous and adds years to your life. That’s right, there is no misprint. FAT is the new craze. It’s not just a fad that will come and go but a scientific revelation for the new millennium. If you want to be beautiful, you’ve got to have fat!

To ease your mind, I’m talking about eating fat, not wearing it! In fact, the more good fat you eat, the thinner you will be. Low-fat, fat-free diets are for the birds. Healthy fats are the new superfoods. It’s an ancient discovery, but has taken a while to be fully realized amongst the fat-busting quackery.

When I say that fat is healthy, I am not talking about lard, fried pork rinds, Kentucky Fried Chicken, or Crisco which are all deadly poisons.

My diet consists largely of organic greens and good fats, which together are the most powerful body-building combination. I pour healthy fats into my green smoothies. (Did you read Green to Go in Above Rubies #64 which tells you about energy building green smoothies?) I mix flax seed oil into my carrot or green juices and I pour good fat dressings over my large salads.

Extra virgin flax oil, coconut oil, olive oil and fish oil are all excellent dietary fats. Use them liberally in your diet. I talked about the miracles of coconut oil in Above Rubies #59 and I still revel in its delicious flavor and health benefits. However, I have recently discovered what I call the “King of all oils.” Let’s lay out the red carpet for…


Come follow me to the woods of Primm Springs, Tennessee; to a little log cabin with a humble kitchen where I first heard about “Red Oil.” I had just adopted four beautiful children from Liberia, West Africa. I was in the process of teaching them how to eat healthy and each day poured cold pressed oils over their brown rice. But they kept on badgering me about this red oil which their mother used in their village in Liberia before they came to the orphanage. 

I told them I hadn’t heard of it and it was probably regular vegetable oil that had red peppers marinated inside. I didn’t think much of it and kept on changing the subject when it came up. Was I ignorant of an incredible super-food! I was intent on introducing them to my ways but they ended up introducing me to health concepts for which I will ever be thankful.

Not long after, I met a nutritionist who touted the incredible benefits of red palm oil. I almost choked remembering my sweet African children’s recommendation which I had shunned. Now I have located red palm oil from a company of integrity and my whole family love to indulge in red palm oil.

Nutritionists recommend one tablespoon per day to improve your overall health. This one single tablespoon of red palm oil contains 10,000 IU of immunity boosting vitamin A which is enough to eliminate the risk of the common cold and the ‘flu by 67 percent.

This oil is incredibly beautiful. It has a rich orange color when cool and a deep red hue when melted. The color comes from its richness in natural carotenoids, tocoplerols and tocotrienols which are powerful super antioxidants


Red palm oil is the richest natural source of tocotrienols which are not found in any other vegetable oil. Tocotrienols inhibit the proliferation and growth of human breast cancer cells in culture. Gamma tocotrienol is three times more potent in stopping the growth of human breast cancer cells than tamoxifen, a drug widely used in the treatment of this cancer. Do you have friends with cancer? Tell them about this oil which prevents cancer and stops the growth of existing cancer cells.

Tocotrienols also help prevent skin aging and damage from free radicals. This God-gifted oil is naturally rich in vitamin A for a properly functioning immune system. It contains no cholesterol and actually raises you HDL, your “good” cholesterol level while simultaneously lowering your LDL, the “bad” kind. It is naturally rich in vitamin E for a healthy heart.

Red palm oil is a must for stroke victims and for those who have a family history of this problem. It keeps the blood thin and free flowing. This miracle “cure all” actually dissolves dangerous arterial plaque that can lead to heart attack. Did you know that 78 percent of arterial plaque is oxidized fat, stuck there by our modern diet filled with bad trans fats?

You may have heard of doctors subscribing aspirin to thin the blood and prevent strokes. This has horrible side effects and can lead to leaky gut syndrome. If you have a grandparent or family member taking aspirin for this purpose, tell them about natural red palm oil that has no side effects.It is miracle oil for the elderly; and also for the young who want to prevent the discomfort that comes with ageing.

The antioxidants in red palm oil act as scavengers. They prevent and eat up the free radicals that are the instigators of most of our modern diseases--Alzheimer’s, senility, rheumatism, heart attacks, arthritis, asthma, Parkinson’s disease, cancer, spinal muscular atrophy, macular degeneration, and stroke.


If all these wonders weren’t enough, it also makes you slender! It can trim body fat by 27 percent. Research shows it can melt off those stubborn pounds. “The secret is palmolein, a compound in red palm oil that helps your liver break down sugar for energy before it can be stored as fat,” explains nutrition researcher, K.C. Hayes, Ph.D.

I stand amazed and there is still more!
* Reduces risk of diabetes by a whopping 58 percent.
* Naturally rich in retinal for great vision.
* High in essential fatty acids.
* Rich in beta carotenes—15 times more than a carrot and 300 times more than tomatoes.
* No carbohydrates.
* Easy to digest and absorb.
* Excellent source of energy—a must for all mothers!
* Safe for cooking.

This last point is exciting for me as I hate heating any fat. I feel guilty that I’m feeding free radicals to my family in every plump muffin. You have probably heard that all oils, other than coconut oil, are dangerous for health when heated. This is true, but sometimes you don’t want your sautéed potatoes tasting like a Hawaiian Pina Colada.


Palm oil is even more stable than coconut oil for cooking. It is protected by its high levels of vitamin E, antioxidants, and has a natural resistance to oxidation and rancidity. Research revealed that cooking with red palm oil, even at high temperatures showed no adverse affects on blood lipids. Another reason for its cooking benefit is that it contains very low concentrations of linolenic acid and only moderate levels of linoleic acid; which are the most easily oxidized components of oils.

It is resistant to rancidity. Most olive oils sold in clear jars are already rancid when you purchase them as oils are very easily oxidized by light. Always purchase olive oil in dark glass or tins. Rancid oils cause free radicals in the body.

At Christmas time I substituted all my baking recipes that called for butter with red palm oil and my family gave rave reviews. My children, and especially my African children, live on this stuff! They put it on their rice, on their millet, on their toast and on everything they eat. We use it for baking and cooking and Selah (our 14 year old) uses it in all her African dishes—she is a great African cook. Of course, there is lots of raw food around my house (I am still a raw foodist). I put a dollop of palm oil in most of my raw creations--smoothies, desserts, pâtés and treats.

I just had to let you in on this wonderful addition to my kitchen.

From my mixing bowl to yours…

SERENE ALLISON - Primm Springs, Tennessee, USA


The following recipes are an enjoyable way to eat your good fats—and keep healthy and slim!

I Love Fat Breakfast

Mash 1 – 2 bananas in bowl
Add 1 Tbs. Safari Red Palm Oil, and mash into banana
Add 1 Tbs. Flax Seed Oil
Juice of one lemon
1 tsp. molecularly distilled fish oil
Raisins or chopped dates
Mix all together and enjoy.

Safari Dream

(For mother and toddler to share)
In a blender place:
1 ½ bananas
2 figs or dates
1 Tbs. Safari Red Palm Oil
1 Tbs. Flax Seed Oil
1 Tbs. coconut (either the white from the brown coconut, or flesh from the fresh young coconut, or if you have neither of these, 1 Tbs. coconut oil or dried coconut.
Juice of one lemon
Blend until like whipped cream.

Safari Sunshine

(A cheaper version for the whole family)
5 – 6 fresh bananas
5 Tbs. Safari Red Palm Oil
2 handfuls of flax seed
3 generous handfuls or Tbs. of coconut (use one of the choices above)
2 heaped Tbs. raw honey
Juice of 3 big lemons
1 cup water or water of 1 coconut water if tastes fresh
3 generous handfuls of ice cubs
Blend in Vita Mix or good blender until smooth.

Ginger Sunrise

2 fresh oranges
2 lemons, peeled with knife, removing yellow rind, but keeping the white pith
1 – 2 bananas
2 Tbs. Safari Red Palm Oil
1 large handful of flax seeds
1-2 handfuls or 2 Tbs. coconut (use on of the choices above)
2 chunks fresh raw ginger (about 1”)
1 heaped Tbs. raw honey
Ice cubes
Blend very well in Vita Mix or good blender until smooth.

Golden Popcorn

Melt red palm oil and pour over popcorn.
Add whatever spices you fancy, e.g.
Salt and pepper, cayenne pepper and Nutritional Yeast.

To purchase Red Palm Oil or Coconut Oil, Call Charity Callis, Ph: 877 841 2861 or 714 925 7085

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