Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 7, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
11 LETHPRIDQI HERALD Thursday, February 7, lt74 Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb A friend of mine is on a diet which excludes water almost entirely. I was under the impression water was most important you know, eight glasses a day. Also, I thought water had no calories. Is it possible the water-is restricted to avoid fluid retention? How many glasses of water a day should a normal person drink? Dear Reader I am suspicious that your friend's diet is not a good diet. You can lose weight by not drinking water or not eating anything, but any sensible diet program is designed to lose weight without harming your health. A large part of our body weight is water. When we lose excess water from heat, disease like diarrhea, or inadequate water intake, we lose weight. But, as soon as such abnormal and unhealthy conditions are corrected, the body returns to normal and retains the water it should have. Many fad diets rely on the point that early dieting, particularly with avoiding carbohydrates, leads to loss of normal body water. The dieter is impressed with the sudden loss of pounds, but it is all fraud, the water loss is not loss of fat. Water contains no calories. The amount of water you need a day varies. We get water in our milk, beverages and a lot of our food. A raw lean piece of beef is 70 per cent water. Even cooked it still contains water, Vegetables and fruits contain a lot of water. So, if you are indoors and not losing a lot of water and you have a number of beverages, you might not need a lot more water than you get. If you work out in the sun as a laborer, you might need more than the eight glasses a day rule. Still another source of water comes from the chemical processing of our food in our cells. Glucose, which is part of ordinary table sugar and contains no water in that form, is broken down into carbon dioxide and water. It is hard to realize that dry table sugar is converted to water, but it is when it is processed this way. The oxygen we breathe is used to tear down the glucose into carbon dioxide and water. The tearing down process liberates energy for our body, and the water that is formed in the process can be used just like any water you might drink or obtain in your food. This is also true of breaking down fats and proteins. Dear Dr. Lamb I am 13 years old, and I need some help from you. I have been having my menstrua! period for about ten months. I have no boyfriends, but I haven't had my period for nearly two months. I can't understand. I used to have my period about every 29 or 30 days until about three or four months ago. Then they became irregular. Dear Reader That is not unusual. Irregular periods are particularly likely to occur at the beginning of one's childbearing years and again at the change of life when the periods gradually stop altogether. In between these times during the childbearing years a woman tends to be more regular. Even then regularity is only a tendency and not a rule. Your story is perfectly normal. Just relax and let nature worry about it. Send your questions to Or. Lamb, in care of this newspaper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on losing weight, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for Weight" booklet. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) Pun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER This is a regular division. A 5-digit number divided by a 2- digit number, without any remainder. The little crosses indicate digits, but without regard to their values. What do you make of it? Thanks for an idea to M. R. Buckley, Toronto, Ontario. (Answer tomorrow) Yesterday's answer: Correct amount Goren on Bridge CHARLES H. GOREN IfH, Tta TMMM North-South vulnerable. South deals. NORTH 4AKQ4 WEST EAST A It 2 OAQ 08753 KS73 SOUTH 473 VAK2 OKJlf The bidding: Swtk West Nwifc East 1 Pass l Pats INT Pass 2 NT Pass 3 NT Past Pass Pass Opening lead: Four of V More contracts are lost torn hasty play to the first trick than for any other rea- son. On tint hand, South was guilty of an extreme case of "flying fingers." and paid the penalty. South'! hand does not quite measure up to an opening no trump bid. Tho the five-card suit and two tens bring the band up to the equivalent of 16 points, the weak donbleton spade is a flaw. However, once North responded in spades, Suutli could show the balanced na- ture of his hand with a no trump rettd, and North in- vited game. South was de- lighted to accept Dummy had hardly ap- peared on the table when Sooth called for the heart ten and followed with the deuce from his hand. A dia- mond was led to the ten, losing to West's queen. Back came a spade, taken in dum- my, and a diamond to the king forced the ace. West returned another spade, and since declarer had no more entries to dummy, foe was forced to cash the remaining spade honor. From this point declarer was unable to develop an ad- ditional winner, so he had to be content with eight tricks in each major and one in each minor. Had South bothered to count his tricks before play- ing to trick one, be would have realized that he could come to nine tricks by giv- ing up two tricks in the dia- mond suit, thereby setting up dummy's nine as the ninth ttick. the diamond fi- nesse was unnecessary: what was important was enough entries to the table. Therefore, South should have won the first trick in his hand and played the king of diamonds. West can take the ace and attack dummy's entries by leading a spade, but declarer remains in con- trol. He wins in dummy and leads a diamond to the Jack and queen. West continues with spades, dummy winning again. A diamond to the ten frees the nine in dummy for the moth trick. The queen of hearts, carefully pieseived as an entry from the start, is toe means of getting back to dummy to take a high spade and the diamond. Your horoscope FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8 Your birthday today: Opens a year of search for an ideal not so much turning away from what you have, but building it up toward perfection. Relationships deserve your full attention, towards broader acceptance of others as they are rather than what you may want them to be. Today's natives fre- quently distinguish themselves in specialized fields, usually mental, but are not to be taken as a group, sharing similar callings. ARIES (March 21 April Accent is on finances. The more prestigious the source of advice, the less likely it fits your personal case, so do your own thinking. TAURUS (April 20 May In this day of mixed influences, you are just as difficult to please as anybody. In vocation you have some initiative; just make sure you're being consistent. GEMINI (May 21 June There are factors at work outside your direct knowledge which are hard to evaluate. Time out for a brief thinking session brings better perspective. CANCER (June 21 July Differences of opinion are normal, urgently demanding attention. You should adjust your own schedule and program to cater to your financial aims. LEO (July 23 Aug. Much is made of slight lapses and discrepancies today. Exert your brightest charm while following a very conservative course of action. VIRGO (Aug. 23- Sept. The interesting feature today is finding out that what you had in mind isn't quite what it seemed to be. Discretion leaves you much freer to function. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Special caution with joint financial funds is indicated. In many public representations, there is less than meets the eye. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. Your tact and patience bring their own rewards, may appear to go unnoticed. Tomorrow everything has a completely different aspect and you wonder why. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 Dec. If you want the job done right, do it yourself. If you can't attend to all of it yourself, try for a postponement until an easier time. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Let well enough alone in nearby practical arrangements. This is not the time to commit yourself to experimental schemes or investment risks. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Temptation to go ahead with home and vocational changes is strong but premature. Take special care with hazardous materials if you must handle them. PISCES (Feb. 19 March You are on your own now, with little dependable news of subtle variations in the broad schedules of living. Take each minute as you get to it. 1974, The Chicago Tribune Ask Andy FIRST GENERATOR Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Mike Edwards, age 10, of Des Moines, Iowa, for his question: Who invented the generator? A giant modern generator is big enough to fill a garage and it can produce enough electricity for a city of three million persons. The very first one was a small table model with a crank to make it work. It was invented by Michael Faraday, 142 years ago. He called it a dynamo and the original model belongs to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. The same basic idea is used to run the modern giant and Faraday's first little dynamo. Michael Faraday was born near London, in the fall of 1791. His father was a blacksmith and there was no money for such things as education. However, Michael was a thoughtful young person, very curious and fond of reading. boy, he worked for a bookbinder, which gave him a chance to read lots of books and take notes. All his life, he was a great note taker, even when he became one of the great scientists of his day and invented the electric generator. During what should have been his school years. Michael was what you might call a self-educated young person. But all this changed when he reached the age of 22. By chance he was given a pass to a series of lectures. The lecturer was Sir Humphrey Davy, world1 famous scientist and head of the world famous London Institute. Faraday, the young scientist, took notes and added diagrams. Faraday, the young bookbinder, bound his pages into a book. Then be sent his volume to Davy with a bold re- quest for a job at the Institute. His request was granted. He studied and taught at the London Institute for the remaining 54 busy years of his life. There he had a chance to study exciting goings-on, such as Davy's discoveries of chemicals and Volta's newly invented chemical battery. He was interested in anything and everything related to science. Bat one of his favorite subjects was electricity. Perhaps this was because the mysterious force seemed to promise a great deal yet nobody had been able to make much use of it. Volta's chemical battery could generate a small current around a little wire loop. Faraday wanted to generate a lot of electricity and send its energy to hwere it was needed. It was known that 'electricity and magnetism are related, that an electric current in a wire creates a magnetic field around itself. Faraday suspected that this relationship could be used to build an entirely different type of generator. He wrestled with the idea for many months and finally found the answer. He used the magnetic field around a U- shaped magnet to send electric current through a copper wire circuit. The trick was to make a copper disk cut through the magnetic force lines again and again. In 1831, Faraday completed his first model, with notes. The magnetic field was provided by an ordinary U- shaped magnet. A copper disk was set between the open end. When he turned a crank, electric current went through a circuit of attached copper wires. 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