Told you so. I have been saying this for decades.
The “cure” is worse for your body than the “disease” it treats. High cholesterol for some people is their “normal level”. Stop trying to treat it like it is something that needs medical intervention.
Further, nothing you eat has anything to do with lowering your cholesterol. Cholesterol is produced by your own body, not by what you put into your mouth. The only relationship is that if you are malnourished, your body won’t have the raw ingredients it needs to make cholesterol… which is something it needs to survive.
Also… Unless you are a hypertensive black man, salt is good for you. You can eat as much of it as you like with no health consequences. Your body will naturally flush any excess out of you.
Also… In case you haven’t heard yet, your body is not in a constant state of dehydration. You don’t need 8-8oz classes of water every day just to be healthy. If you are in a hot climate and physically exerting yourself, you might need more than that. If you work in an air conditioned office in DC, you can do just fine with a lot less. Coffee and Tea count as water. They are mildly diuretic but their water content more than offsets that.