i went back and read all the stuff again that was said, beleive me, i have done it all, it appears that eating oatmeal doesn't help but i do eat cheerios with blueberries. i also take co-q 10, and 2400mg of fish oil daily, along with raw almonds daily. this has increased my good # but done nothing so far for my bad. i have recently discover that my thyroid level runs on the low normal side and this could cause bad chol number to be slightly elevate, i am not taking bladderwrack which is nothing more than seaweed. I have tried the zetia and i have ibs so it did not help that issue, i had to stop, that has been the problem with psysillum too, my ibs is a real problem when i start to take these things, but thanks for all and any input. i have not started the l carnitine and larginie, but i did perchase l lysine any info on that?