CFS - often caused by eating too little fat

Cynthia (
Wed, 02 Jun 1999 14:12:04 -0700

> (Now does anyone know what I'm getting into with "Adapton," and does it
> _really_ work for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?)

My boyfriend has a cholesterol problem, and I have a weight problem. He ate hardly any fat, and he pressured me to repeated reduce the amount of fat I ate. I got CFS symptoms and we ended up splitting up. Eventually, I switched to a high fat, high protein, low carb diet; and I miraculously lost weight even though I was eating more, and my CFS went away.

About a year later, I found out that my ex-boyfriend had CFS, and I convinced him to start eating more fat (especially olive oil and fish). And he is now getting to be his old self once again.

All this anti-fat hysteria is going around, and people are forgetting some basic fact. Fats are called essential fatty acids for a good reason. You need fat in your diet every day, and without fat you will die. And if you don't get enough fat, you immune system is not going to be able to do its job, and you will be chronically fatigued.

So eat the fat contained in natural foods (meat, fish, avocados, olive oil) and avoid the bad fats that are used in junk foods. And keep you cholesterol and waistline in check by staying away from foods that make your insulin levels go sky high (bread, sweets, cereals, and other junk food).