[ Editor's Note: Chryste Gaines, MBA, Olympic gold and bronze medal sprinter and former teammate of Marion Jones in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, stated the following in a Dec. 22, 2008 email to in response to the IOC ruling:
"We are being unfairly punished. If the drug testing agencies cannot determine if an athlete is taking performance enhancing drugs how are the teammates supposed to know?... It negates all the family functions, church functions, and social events we missed in the name of winning an Olympic medal." ]
Our health needs require an optimal balance of omega-6 fatty acids and omega-3 fatty acids . The typical Western diet tends to lean way too heavily on the omega-6 side of things. Since your fat absorption is compromised without the help of your gallbladder, you will want to limit your exposure to foods that are excessively high in omega-6 fatty acids, so that you can focus on those with a higher amount of omega-3 fatty acids. Vegetable oils tend to be the worst offenders, so avoid eating anything that is prepared with or in the following to reduce your omega-6 fatty acid intake.