1. You should eat meat and get a new doctor. Meat is pretty essential on the PB and is very, very good for you.
2. Cholesterol fears are bogus - cholesterol is the fireman, not the fire - you see it in a diseased heart but not because it's bad for you. If it were bad for you, why would your liver manufacture 80% of the cholesterol in your blood (20% from diet). It's not a foreign substance to be minimized. There is a ton of newer info on cholesterol and your heart - again, get a more informed doctor.