I have replace ghee with limited amounts of olive oil for some time now and have found that a benefit. Meats provide amino acids and Isa is constantly saying how non-secretors benefit with amino acid supplementation. A health food store, that I occasionally shop at, is owned by body builder. He is obviously an Explorer from his proportions and features. I cannot find such a selection of ammino acid supplements as I have in his store anywhere else.
Any kind of animal protein is an important food resource for me, and I shamelessly plan my meals with the protein determination first. Although my cravings do prompt me to fry with ghee and eat much more meat, I am not prepared to risk stop loosing weight to play around with that.
Perhaps the key to lowering your cholesterol is limiting the variety of grains to Quinoa and other obscure gluten free grains.