I am looking for natural alternatives to raising my HDL cholesterol. I have very low total cholesterol (in the range of 170 -180) but my HDL cholesterol is also low (26-30). My physician put me on a vitamin called Niacin which I have been taking in a slow release prescription version called Niaspan. Exercise and Niaspan has helped to increase my HDL to the low 30s' but would really like to get it over 40. Are there any safe proven natural supplement or foods any of you can recommend for raising HDL?