I finally went to a doctor, and my cholesterol scared her. She's very open and alternative, but she's putting me right on 10mg of lipitor. Of course I'm changing my diet, and I could use some help with that. The easiest way to think about this seems to be to start with vegan. I have to eat gluten-free, so lots of pre-made vegan foods won't work for me. I gain weight if I think about carbs, so I somehow have to fill my protein requirements without too much emphasis on beans......or high-calorie nuts....or too much fruit (sugars). I do know about high-protein vegetables, eg kale, but I just can't eat that every day. So if any of you are already eating gluten-free vegan with low-ish carbs, or any other way that will help me figure this out, please post!