The utilization of nutritional supplements may play a role in approaching an optimal diet. The basic outline of a desirable diet embraces foods which should be consumed liberally, food stuffs which must be taken sparingly, and those which should be avoided. Fortunately the foods to be consumed in liberal amounts are well dispersed in nature. Adequate nutrient intake, especially protein, at mealtimes mutes the desire for between meal snacks. To avoid the ups and downs in blood glucose try to decrease the sugar and white flour intake. It is known that the vitamin B complex plays an integral part in carbohydrate metabolism and that the need for this group of vitamins depends upon the amount of carbohydrates eaten. The most severe loss of nutrients may result during the cooking of foods. The lapse of time between cooking and eating is still another hazard. Most items with labels are processed. Hidden sugars and salts, additives, preservatives, coloring, artificial flavorings and sweeteners, trans and saturated fats, and chemicals one cannot recognize or pronounce; use your thumb nail to measure the list of ingredients, if it is longer than the nail ditch it. (A hypothesis has been that all disease is chemical and chemically corretable.) Any diet is only a temporary fix, eating healthy foods, making good choices, and keeping the body and mind active is always the best route. Don't forget to feed the spirit. Bless you all. Have a nice Memorial Day tomorrow.