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Do You Want Your Blogs Shared by OTHERS on Facebook???Your Spark People blog page now has a "Share" bar at the top of the blog.
That means if someone likes your blog entry they can "share" it on their Facebook wall!
If you like this new feature, then don't worry about doing anything.
BUT, if you don't want this "Share bar" feature you can remove it from your blog page and keep others from sharing your blogs.
Just do this:
Go to your SparkPage.
Click to Edit the page.
On the top Un-check "Show share bar on my blog posts".
Save your changes.
And, perhaps you should go onto the technical site message board and tell Spark People what you think of this feature.
Food that's good and not so goodGall Gladder Food Information
This list was compiled by me for my use from the website GallbladderAttack.com (http://www.gallbladderattack.com/gallblad
Fats to Avoid and Fats to Include:
Most important is to avoid fried foods, fatty foods and particular types of fats like trans fats, hydrogenated fats, partially-hydrogenated fats (read your labels) and saturated fats.
Include essential fatty acids such as flax oil or borage oil. Depending on how severe or acute your gallbladder problem is at the moment, even this may not be possible for you. Experiment slowly. Most people, however, are able to eat small amounts. I generally advise adding a teaspoon of flax oil with vinegar or lemon juice to salads as a dressing.
Diet After Gallbladder Surgery:
If you will read the page on gallbladder disease and how you got into trouble in the first place you will begin to understand that gallbladder surgery is not the answer to the underlying problem. This is not to say that surgery is sometimes necessary and can be helpful with the pain and other symptoms. The most common question asked on this site is why there is still pain/symptoms after gallbladder removal. Your diet needs to be changed with or without possessing a gallbladder, if you have had any form of gallbladder disease. So follow the dietary recommendations for gallbladder problems of any kind.
Good foods to include in diet after gallbladder surgery
Green beans - are NOT the same as dried
Avocados - a good way to get needed fats directly from food
Vinegars all types
Garlic and onions help with liver cleansing but not processed types like flakes or powder. But some people have trouble digesting them so pay attention
Tomatoes - ripe
cold water fish
Lemons (lemon juice in the morning with hot water helps to clean the liver)
Grapes and fresh organic grape juice
apples, berries, papaya, pears
Omega 3 oils like flax or hemp. Use these with fresh lemon juice or vinegar on your salads. DO NOT COOK flax oil.
Vegetable juices - Beet and cucumber are especially helpful to gallbladder You can add other green vegetables like tender baby greens, swiss chard, dandelion greens, beet greens, celery, carrots -- avoid the cabbage family)
Avoid all fruit juices except organic grape juice and organic apple (self-juiced is best).
All the vegetables listed above for juicing are good. Use baby mixed organic greens for salads and avoid the bitter greens for now.
Fiber such as found in fruits and vegetables and guar gum.
Fresh vegetable juices as mentioned above (beet and cucumber especially)
Drink lots of water - very important
Garlic and garlic oil
Grapes and freshly pressed grape juice (organic grapes only) are especially helpful
Apples particularly including apple juice
apricots, berries, casaba melons, currants, figs, guavas, lemons, pears, prunes
Cottage cheese - lowfat
Radishes help to dissolve gallstones but may cause some discomfort. Do not use them until your symptoms are gone and then only if they do not disagree with you.
Foods to avoid after gallbladder surgery
Eggs, pork, gluten, onion, fowl, milk, coffee, oranges, grapefruit, corn, beans, nuts Trans fats
Hydrogenated, partially-hydrogenated oils
(even coconut oil until feeling better)
Eggs (Research showed that eggs caused symptoms in up to 95% of patients. Try substituting flax seed gel in recipes that require eggs for the "glue". That's 1 TBSP ground flax seed to 3 TBSP hot water. Let cool and add.)
Coffee, regular or decaf
Alcohol, beer, wine, liqueur
Colas and all sodas
Oats (for some people)
Gluten -Wheat, Barley, Rye, Spelt, Kamut and any gluten-containing grains
Avoid all artificial sweeteners, sugar, preservatives, refined and bleached foods (like white flour)
Avoid smoking if possible as it can exacerbate the symptoms.
Avoid all possible food allergens.
Food Tracker ChangeGet ready for change: Monday you will see a new Food Tracker that is supposed to be easier to use than the current one.
Chain e-mail are not a Spark thingHi everyone
This is just a friendly reminder to please not pass along "chain" type SparkMails or comments on your SparkPage. There's one going around right now about being a beautiful person and passing it along to 3 other people you know. It's nice in theory, but can easily get out of hand.
I'd ask that you spread the word to prevent things like this from continuing.
Team page changesReceived notice today that all the team pages are changing. Supposedly per member and leader suggestions.
Check out the changes when they arrive, use them, then give feedback on the technical message board.