I just can't fight these numbers. With all the flushing I've done, including coffee enemas, my cholesterol numbers just keep going from bad to worse. As stand alone treatment, it's not working. Last year my LDL was 135. Just tested this past week and I am up to 164 on the LDL. It is what it is. I'm going back to the statins. However, what worked effectively for me was very minimal dosage. 5mg every other day. I'll check back in a couple of months.