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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE August Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb Recently in our paper there was an arti- cle about a new vitamin E plus C diet which was suppos- ed to give fast weight loss. Reading the article convinced me that it was another scheme to defraud gullible fat people who were so eager to reduce that they were willing to try anything. I am enclos- ing this article, and I hope you will comment on it, either pro or con. according to its merits. Dear Reader I can't find much fault in your im- pression. These ads are now sweeping the country, listed as a "new vitamin E dis- covery' or the E plus C diet. The list of foods in the diet shows that it is another low- carbohydrate diet of the same type used by Dr. Atkins or earlier by Dr. Taller in "Calories Don't Count." Dr. Taller ran into legal problems with his diet, and the Atkins diet has been branded by knowledgeable and leading nutritionists in the country as unscientific and dangerous. Such diets work because the person eats fewer calories. Many high protein foods, lean steak for example, contain a lot of water. Lean raw round steak is 70 per cent water and a pound has only 600 calories. These diets also cause the body to lose too much salt through the kidneys. Your body is more than 50 per cent water normally ivour lean muscles are also 70 per cent water i. and when you lose salt, water goes with it. The loss of too much salt and water leads to fatigue, iamtness and a chemical dis- turbance of the body. You can recover from this by adding carbohydrates in a normal amount to your diet and then regain your normal amount of salt and water. The vitamins in the so- called K and C diet do not do a thing to cause a person to lose weight. That is pure hokum. It is a good idea to take vitamins, though, if one is on a poor or unbalanced diet that limits all those important vegetables, cereals, fruits and milk with their essential vitamins and minerals. Such unbalanced diets are deficient in vitamins and minerals. The ad you sent me claims one can lose a pound a day. That may be true if you lose too much of your water and salt or if you start losing your important muscle mass. That means loss of protein from YOUR BODY. There are 3.500 calories in a pound of fat. Even if you ate nothing at all and were starved completely, your body would not use that many calories a day so you can't lose a pound of FAT a day with any of these diets. The misleading statement is "a pound a day." but the ques- tion is A POUND OF WHAT? You have be very active to use 3.500 calories a day. and if you are starving you won't feel like being that active. When you see any ad stating you will lose a pound a day. raise your index of suspicion to the red alert level. If you lose muscle and cells from vital organs in the body. you are in trouble. Muscle tissue uses more calories even when it is resting than fat tissue does. Keeping a good muscular body helps you keep from getting fat. Unsound diets that cause you to lose part of your muscles fix your body so you use less calories at rest. Then you have to eat a lot less to keep from getting fat. These diets then make it likely that you will have a diet and obesity problem thereafter. Send your questions to Dr. Lamb in care of this new- spaper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 100'l9. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on losing weight, send 50 cents to the same address and ask tor "Losing Weight" booklet. i Newspaper Enterprise Assn. i Flashback 1898 Major Henry, who gave perjured testimony in the Dreyfuss trial, committed suicide. 1944 Gen. De Gaulle set up a provisional French government in Paris. 1951 A 52-day strike ended at the Hollinger gold mine near Timmins, Ont. Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN c 1974, The Chicago Tribune Both vulnerable. South deals. NORTH K 10 2 V A J 9 4 K 3 K 9 4 2 WEST EAST Q3 87654 V Q 10 7 (i 5 3 Q87 9652 J 10 6 7 5 3 SOUTH A J 9 K 8 2 A J 10 4 A Q 8 The bidding: South West North East 1 Pass 1 Pass 2 NT Pass 6 NT Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: Ten of 4k Habitual false-carders tend to lose more than they gain fool their part- ners more often than they fool the opponents, and partnership confidence suf- fers as a consequence. But an occasional deception play can have spectacular results. The bidding started quiet- ly with an opening bid and a one-level response. South's rebid showed 19-20 points. North added his 14. arrived at the magic number 33 even if South was minimum, and so leaped straight to the small slam at no trump. Sitting West was one of the country's great players, Ogust of New York, who for many years was one of my teammates and who has also represented the U.S. in world championship play. From the auction and his holding, it was easy to deduce that he could expect partner to contribute noth- ing to the defense, and that it was unlikely to do any harm if his partner misplaced a card or two. Therefore, he selected the mildly deceptive ten of clubs for his opening lead, in preference to the standard jack. The reper- cussions were astounding. Declarer won the opening lead in his hand with the queen, cashed the king of hearts and finessed the jack, on which East discarded the spade. Declarer could now count ten top tricks. Under normal circumstances, de- clarer would have continued with the king of diamonds, followed by a diamond finesse. If that lost, there would still be excellent chances for the contract clubs could split 3-3 or declarer could guess the location of the queen of spades. However, the open- ing lead seemed to present declarer with a certain finesse in the club suit, for East seemed to be marked with the jack. If declarer could score four club tricks, he would be home. Based on this reasoning, declarer now led a low club to his eight. Much to his surprise. West won the jack and exited with the queen of hearts. It was only justice that declarer should mis- guess the position of the queen of diamonds, and so go down in a slam that he would almost certainly have made if left to his own devices. LI'L ABNER Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon SATURDAY, AUGUST 31 Your birthday today: Long-term goals meet with temporary complications, mixed conditions most of the year. Many events arise from past actions taken without full perspective. Enterprises begin producing strong returns in the year's latter quarter. Today's natives put on a good show, tend to res- pond to others through im- aginative, impulsive behavior. ARIES (March 21-April Continue yesterday's program. Try to attract sym- pathy and support without altering procedures. Further preparations are essential. Gather supplies, replace- ments. TAURUS (April 20-May Be alert on the job to promote career projects; do homework on anything that's not easy to work out during the week. Avoid ruffling feelings as you begin the weekend. GEMINI (May 21-June Most bright ideas are un- realistic or premature. Concentrate on the basic tacts; keep life simple. Check with family and associates before you set up final schedules. CANCER (June 21-July Touch all bases, improve relations during early rounds; leave nobody out. Take time to rest to prepare for a change in evening. LEO (July 23-Aug Com- pare notes and arrangements; collect supplies; check equipment. Travel and avocations are favored. Make amends, reconciliations where needed, work on renew- ed co-operation. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept You have much very worthwhile to do, although some of it may be unfamiliar. Don't wait for other people to complete neglected routine. LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct You've got a fairly clear pathway ahead beyond morn- ing chores. Push to finalize arrangements before a busy Sunday. SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov Small touches you can do in person change everything. Deal with health conditions. Confidential negotiations are favored. Simple requests br- ing co-operation. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec Today's discussions are enjoyable enough, but don't yield real progress. Get peo- ple accustomed to new ideas. You've got preparations to set up. Get busy! CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan Although you want a breathing spell, stir yourself more than usual. Keep your enterprises steady; complete schedules. AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb Ongoing plans require fresh support, better infor- mation, before being initiated. Close friends are impatient to change direction. PISCES Look after your own in- dividual interests, now that you've attended to current group concerns. Everything takes extra energy today. Get plenty of rest. Ask Andy REPTILES Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Andrea Friday, age 11. of Montreal. Quebec. Canada for her question: How do alligators and crocodiles differ? Alligators and crocodiles are toothy reptiles that tend to bite any person or animal that comes within range. For this reason, it is wise to leave this sorting job to the experts. We ordinary folk should observe them only from a safe dis- tance or study their portraits. If one of the long, flat scaly giants has his mouth closed tight, chances are he is an alligator. If he wears a wicked grin on his toothy face. chances are he is a crocodile. The animal order Crocodilia includes all the crocodiles and alligators and also their cousins the caimans, anJ the gavials. All of them resemble prehistoric monsters of the bygone Age of Reptiles. As a matter of fact, we have found the fossilized remains of an ancestral crocodile who lived during the days of the dinosaurs He was much like a modern crocodile, except that he was 50 feet long. The main difference between modern alligators and crocodiles is in their toothy jaws. The crocodile's snout is longer and more pointed. The alligator's snout is shorter and more rounded at the tip. Both have wicked teeth in the upper and lower jaws. Both have some extra long teeth in the lower jaw. If this problem were not solved, neither would be able to close his big mouth. And the cousins solve this problem in different ways. In the alligator's upper jaw. there are pits directly above the extra-long teeth in the lower jaw. When he closes his mouth, the long lower teeth fit neatly into the slots above. The alligator can close his big mouth and his lips. The crocodile cannot do this. Instead of pits to park his long lower teeth, he has grooves along the outside of his upper jaw. When he closes his mouth, the long lower teeth slide up into these grooves. But the fit is not perfect and a section on each side of his upper lip is pulled out of shape. This is what creates that wicked looking smile on the face of the crocodile. Naturally this is not intended to be a ferocious grin. But it does help a non-expert observer tell whether one of these animals is an alligator or a crocodile. All of the squat, scaly crocodilians live in and around streams and marshes of tropical and semi-tropical regions. Some live in coastal regions where the water is salty. Nowadays, many adult alligators and crocodiles grow- to be 12 feet long and some of them weigh more than 400 pounds. Most of the world's crocodiles enjoy life in Africa and Asia, though some share the waters of Florida with our native alligators. Questions asked by chil- dren of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box. 765, Huntington Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) Fun with figures By J.A.H. Hunter "Here's a funny 4-figure said Charlie. "I just switched its first two digits, and also its last two. Mary shook her head. "So what? And I don't get that switch anyway. You mean like 4923 makes "That's Charlie told her. "But you get exactly four times my number." What was it? (Answer Monday) Yesterday's answer: BIKINI was 109030 (KOOKY POST PROFIT UP NEW YORK (AP) The Washington Post Co. announc- ed Thursday gains in earnings and sales for the six months ended June 30. The company earned million, up 8.3 per cent over the million or a year ago. NEVV HOW WE STOP TRAIN -TPAIN NICELV STOP WHERE SWINE LIVE IT- NEVER HEARD OF HIM- WE HOP LET TRAIN STOP HIM SO BV FOREIGN NAME OF A. RAVEN NUTLEy- WHERE HIS WIGWAM NUTLEV HOME IS ONE OF THE-SHOtVPLACES OF NEW VORK J SOMETIMES I THINK WU MUST VERf NAIVE NO ONE EVER.60UM6 TO PAV WU 0 FOK THOSE V HW err ANP oJON'T HELP... PVBllSHEKb VERY SELDOM AUTHOR TO KEEP THEM FfoM CKflNS.. SHORT MBS____________ I9M by NEA. Inc TM US 1 HAVE" TO MAKE EVERY SNOT W AND LOIS I HAVE NO SHE POESNT KNOW HOW MANY SHE PUT IN J BUGS BUfllY MONTMORENCY'S j HMM.' ESCAPED f LUNCH 9.30 DIDN'T VA HEAR WHAT I SAID THAT BIG APE'S PUNNiN' AROUND LOOSE." r-7 NOTHING TO GET EXCITED ABOUT, I'M SURE WE'LL FIND HIM IN HIS CAGE WHEN WE MONTMORENCY LOOKS FORWARD TO THE DAILY TIDBITS I SHARE ,__r WITH BLONDIE "Y I'M SORRY, OA6WOOD---BUT YOU'LL HAVE TO THRU YOUR LUNCH BUT DON'T DESPAIR, MY BOY-- IM HAVING A RVBULOUS LUNCH BROUGHT IN FOR YOU DO YOU WANT IT WITH OR W. rwOUT MUSTARD? J ARCHIE WILL YOU 1 YANKING... AND J YOU'LL GET LOST IN THIS I HAD T'LEAD HIM HOME BY J Jl i i ivxi 0_ A TH'HAND AROH 11 "M iiu-o TH' PARADE A CROWD.' IS OVER... DO WE f HOLD HANDS HAGAR THE HORRIBLE FINALLY i HIM I USE'TA BE ABLE To JUMP A BAPRBL Hoop .3EETIE BAILEY I A SRCUND- V RULE DOUBLE WHAT WOULP YOU CALL IT2 VANDALISM TOO A WORD, TIME VANPALI5M MONTM WILL NOT 8E TOLERATED IM THIS TUMBLEWEEDS tHATS i ENOUGH, 1 ECHO] l YOU MUST WAKE UP IN THE i NIPPLE OF THE SCREAMING! PO YOU REALLY HAHfr PEOPLE FOR A LIVING, MR. TJ> POESN'T EVERYONE? J ;