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My dad is experiencing great fatigue. I think I've read that that's a common side-effect of low-fat diets, particularly low-saturated-fat diets, since saturated fats provide energy. Or am I dreaming this up?<br><br>
Anyone have any links? Citations in NT, or Eat Fat Lose Fat, or Garden of Eating (all of which I own, but I'm coming up dry figuring out where this info might be, possibly because I'm so upset about this situation)? I'm also open to getting more books out of the library or whatever to find information.<br><br>
Dad has been on a somewhat lowfat diet and Lipitor for awhile, and has recently experienced prostate problems, inspiring him to cut out even more animal fats. I think he's killing himself with this diet, and don't even get me started about Lipitor<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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not from this forum, but your thread caught my eye.<br><br>
Lipitor is pure evil! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> my dad was in on a clinical study for it a while back and was "risked out" and his info thrown out after it started causing his liver enzymes to skyrocket!<br><br>
I have another friend whose father is dying of liver failure from Lipitor. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I would look at that first and foremost, though a diet deficient in saturated fat is NOT good either.
 

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It could be a lot of things nutritional. Or low thyroid, have him take his BBT first thing in AM. <a href="http://www.thyroid-info.com/articles/shames-basaltemp.htm" target="_blank">http://www.thyroid-info.com/articles...-basaltemp.htm</a><br><br>
Digestion too, if you cannot break down food properly, your nutrients won't be assimilated.<br><br>
There is actually an interesting article in the current Wise Traditions newsletter about chronic fatigue and copper-zinc imbalance from a vegetarian diet.<br><br>
An easy test would be to get a zinc supplement and see if it is tasteless. If so, he is zinc deficient. But otherwise I would suggest some across the board nutritional testing?<br><br>
I think the first step would be reading to get off the Lipitor:<br><br><a href="http://www.ravnskov.nu/cholesterol.htm" target="_blank">http://www.ravnskov.nu/cholesterol.htm</a><br><a href="http://www.cholesterol-and-health.com/" target="_blank">http://www.cholesterol-and-health.com/</a>
 

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Egads, y'all are right about putting the Lipitor first -- I just googled the words lipitor fatigue , and got boatloads.<br><br>
So, looks like I need to focus on why the Lipid Hypothesis and the whole statin drug idea is a Bad Idea.<br><br>
Thanks for the links. I have a clearer sense of direction now.<br><br>
(For the record, I gave Mom & Dad a copy of NT, which has apparently gone unread. I guess that was too overwhelming. Now I'll focus on short bursts of info.)
 
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