I think the hard facts on EFA and cholesterol still has some time to develop. The difference in knowledge now compared to 10 years ago has debunked a lot of the cholesterol myths. The evidence on phytonutrients is hard to dispute given a lot overwhelming anecdotal evidence and some research. However, we use supplementations for things everyday. I think my original post was taken out of context, of course Carl would have had to read the whole thing to realize that I said balance was the most important thing with a diet and that deals with size of meals in terms of calories, the caloric distribution, and so on, and supplements are exactly that supplementations to keep the diet in balance with the needs of the body. Hence my reference to my meal that night.