Hello Ms. Shirl, if you don't want to start the statin treatment right away, you may try a healthy diet, limit calories, limit cholesterol, add more fiber, omega fatty acid, and try to exercise every day for a month, I personally like walking 3.5 miles in an hour every day, this works for me well. Try these together for a month, then re-test the lipid. If they're coming down, you can keep on the new lifestyle. If most of them don't come down, you need to take statin. Usually making a healthy diet and exercise plan and sticking to it will work. Statin isn't good for the liver so I understand why you don't want to take it unless you have to.