- The FDA just OKed a pill for high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes. Before you jump on the bandwagon of taking cholesterol medication, try some other ways to lower your cholesterol naturally first. As most of us know, high cholesterol has two main causes: genetics (well you can't change your genes) and diet. But you may be contributing to even higher cholesterol by eating too many foods high in saturated fat. Click the link below for a list of foods which can help lower your cholesterol naturally. And don't forget to exercise!