An associate told me yesterday about lowering cholesterol with supplements of fish oil and 'red yeast rice'. I was skeptical, but apparently studies have shown that the claim appears to be true. Fish Oil, Red Yeast Rice Cut Cholesterol http://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/news/20080723/fish-oil-red-yeast-rice-cut-cholesterol One potential shortcoming of a "homeopathic, natural approach" is the lack of control on quality and content/dose of supplements. What one should know - Red yeast rice (Monascus purpureus) http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/red-yeast-rice/NS_patient-redyeast http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/patient-redyeast.html [Broken] Safety of Red Yeast Rice for High Cholesterol in Individuals With Statin Intolerance http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00639223 For those in their 40's and 50's, this may be worthwhile discussing with one's doctor. Prevention is better than treatment.