I most certainly wish you all the best with your quest to reduce cholesterol levels. That would be so great if you can get your levels to a range where you wouldn't have to take the meds. Oh, I just thought of one thing that I forgot to mention in my previous posts. I don't know if you have tried it or not, but niacin really helps to reduce cholesterol as well. Have you tried it? Niacin is excellent for circulation. I have been using it about 100 mg 3 times daily. It very well may have contributed to my lowered levels as well as the liver flush, diet and exercise. The niacin does give a hot flash/flush effect if taken on empty stomach, but there is the timed released type that will eliminate this effect. It's just a matter of getting used to it. Drinking lots of water eliminates the effect quicker. But, I kinda like that hot flash feeling! It lets me know that it is working! :-)
Keep healthy and God bless you always, now, and forever....