I was doing some online research for my dad. He is 79 and still works a full time job in a foundry no less. He has been taking Zocor for a number of years for high cholesterol---no history of heart disease for him though. This is not a rant about how bad drugs like Zocor are for people. And they most definitely are. But while doing this research on cholesterol I can upon some mind blowing info about how having low cholesterol can effect your moods.
From my interest in diet and my dealing with the effects of Bipolar Disorder, I'm always looking into research about dealing with it from a nutrition standpoint. As I've stated in previous posts I eat a ketogenic diet--->70% fat. From all the research it is the way to go. But from my own standpoint it seems to be doing the trick. My moods are so much more stable right now. Usually this time of year---I'm way out there in mania land. Only to be followed by a downward spiral come fall. That is not the case this year---I am sleeping better, have the energy of mania without the bad things associated with it.
Anyhoo---on to what I wanted to talk about----cholesterol. I could go on and on but you can read the info yourself. So I'm just gonna give the links.
I urge all my friends out there in cyberland, especially my fellow BPs. Take heed of this. Forget all that low fat healthy diet nonsense that has been preached for ages. Wouldn't you rather control your symptoms without filling your body with all those meds. By the way ---my med arsenal has been cut in half, from 6 psych meds to 3. Plus the dosage of those has been decreased to the bare minimum.