Recently someone posted here that they'd taken Diamataceoust Earth in water every day for 60 days and it really brought their cholesterol down Big time. Also herbs like nettle and dandelion which are bitter should help as they stimulate the liver As well as Swedish Bitters which ar said to help. However, you may like to consider the experiment discussed in various books on the great ' Cholesterol Con' in which they monitored several thousand women at the university of Paris for 3-4 years. All the women were between 55-75 years old and from similar backgrounds. To their surprise they discovered that for these post menopausal women( though not necessarily older men), those with the highest cholesterol, good or bad, survived chronic heart attacks whereas those with the lowest cholesterol did not survive! When I asked the Heart consultant at my nearby hospital what she thought of the research, she said it was very good and she believed the results were valid. She still wanted me to take statins though and got mad when I said no. Researchers like Dr Uffe RAVNSKOV in his various books gives a very clear explanation of the fallacy and possible dangers behind the cholesterol/ heart disease 'connectIon'. And there are others worth reading so at least you'd have a more balanced view of the pros and cons of the various arguments. Humans have lived for 1000s of years with cholesterol coursing through their veins without any trouble and we need it for many bodily functions from hormones etc. I understand your concern about losing your job, and I'm horrified to hear its legal/ethical to put you under such pressure for surely what should be a personal decision. would they not listen to alternative arguments and scientific research not funded by one of the Big Pharmas? However if you have no alternative, and I'm sure Timh will give you some very sound advice, and you may want to research Barley grass juice powder, magnesium deficiency and under active thyroid connection to cholesterol. I wish you the very best of luck.