I’m eating my words today. And I’m glad I am haha. I did some reasearch into statins and it seems like there really isn’t that much controversy surrounding the use of statins other than their known side effects (muscle pain, VERY low risk of depression). I know in the last place I worked, I saw a lot of folks who had muscle pain as a side effect pop up with the use of statins. In the grand scheme of things, they do far more good than bad in this world! I think use of the statin is a good idea up until that cholesterol gets down to a reasonable level then slowly try to wean off of it.
With that said, there are some ways to theoretically reduce the LDL using diet. Below I gave you a few links.
Dietary cholesterol has no effect on an individual’s blood cholesterol unless the individual has diabetes.
In individuals with 5-year risk of major vascular events lower than 10%, each 1 mmol/L reduction in LDL cholesterol produced an absolute reduction in major vascular events of about 11 per 1000 over 5 years. This benefit greatly exceeds any known hazards of statin therapy. Under present guidelines, such individuals would not typically be regarded as suitable for LDL-lowering statin therapy. The present report suggests, therefore, that these guidelines might need to be reconsidered.