Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 9, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta
18 THE Ihursday, January a, Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb My doc- tor told me I have a fibroid tumor and should have a hysterectomy. I'm 43 and we have six children, so we don't plan to have any more, but I don't want this surgery. I read in a magazine a quote from Gloria Swanson about how she shrunk her own tumor without surgery. She said, "I starved my tumor by not eating any animal protein. 1 abstained from all meat for over two years. My tumor vanished. So did the doctors that wanted to give me a hysterectomy." Is it possible such a diet could save me and others from a hysterectomy? I have always eaten a great deal of meat, but would be willing to try this. After talking to others, I have been surprised by the number of women with this condition. It seems almost epidemic in numbers. Since we must find sub- stitutes for the protein in meat, what do we use? Vegetarians have eaten beans and the like for their protein. How could a tumor teli the difference in the type of protein? Are cheeses con- sidered animal protein? My surgeon said these tumors may shrink after the menopause because of lack of hormones. He said it could be 10 years before that happened, and fibroids can grow a lot in that time. Mine is already the size of a grapefruit. Dear Reader Gloria Swanson is certainly a remarkable woman and has done a lot to publicize her commercial interests in health foods and health food products. I can't condemn too strongly though, the irrespon- sible quote if it is really as you state it. Such an idea is an expres- sion of total ignorance of how the body handles food. Your body needs essential amino acids arid an adequate supply of protein. If you deprive your body of these amino acids found in protein enough to cause any fibroid to shrink, you can seriously damage your health. I suspect the post menopausal shrinking of fibroids may have occurred in Gloria Swanson's case, if things occurred as you report. Your body breaks down all the protein you eat into its building blocks of amino acids before the amino acids can even be absorbed through the intestinal wall into the cir- culation. The same amino acids that build meat are in the other proteins of your food from other sources. When proteins are broken down in the intestine into the amino acid building blocks, it makes no difference whether the amino acids are from meat, cheese or beans. Some proteins do not contain all the amino acids you need. Learn to think of amino acids as letters in the alphabet. Proteins are like words. Just as letters are used to form words, different amino acids are used to build different proteins. But, when you break words down into their building blocks of letters, the letters are just letters regardless of which words they come from. An A is an A, while a B is a B. Breaking down proteins yields about 20 to 25 amino acids, and these basic amino acids form all the protein you eat. Don't endanger your health with bad advice and a poor diet. Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this new- spaper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on balanced diet, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for the "Balanced Diet" booklet. Your horoscope By Jeaiie Dixon Flashback 1816 The safety lamp, invented by Sir Humphrey Davy, was first used in British coal mines. 1915 Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry became the first Canadian troops to move into the line in the First World War. 1919 Grand Duchess Charlotte ascended the throne of Luxembourg. KKIDAV, JAN. 10 Your birthday today: After spending half your year chas- ing ideals and bright ideas, something clicks into place and you're on your-way. Increased responsibility com- es to you early, but the means to carry it belatedly. You need all the encouragement you can get, so cultivate sound relationships. Today's natives are curious about what makes people tick, frequently study for deeper understanding of it. ARIES (March 21-April Spend the morning listening. Troubleshooting is easier in the afternoon; problems suddenly aren't so for- midable. Hound up out- standing loans, scattered possessions. TAURUS (April 20-May Don't believe too much of what you hear. Once through a confusing morning and with a littie extra effort, you hit the jackpot. Organize insurance coverage and protective arrangements. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Nostalgia is the natural mood of the day. Snap out of it this afternoon, close out your work week neatly and bring all ac- counts up-to-date. Home life is better tonight. CANCER (June 21-July Keep up the good work, pass along a good word and by evening you- see fortune turn in your favor. Mild celebra- tion is the thing to do. Share music and conversation. LEO (July 23-Aug. Join in the round of humor; let past errors and complaints lie, particularly those of the mor- ning. Put your main efforts into building a better public image. VIKGO (Aug. 23-Scpt. You have many mistakes to correct, but be sure your suggestions don't become pet- ty. Don't make unnecessary moves; you have enough just adapting to unavoidable changes. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Everything you really need is close by. What falls apart in the early hours is repaired later if you keep your head and do the simple required maintenance. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Morning news is distorted, but reveals information you can use later today. Act promptly if you're going to do anything. Have quiet fun with good com- pany this evening. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dcc. The less you do in the morning, the better, but push hard to make up for it in the afternoon. Events today work toward lasting prosperity. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. You encounter an equal number of good and bad op- portunities today. Later hours provide an exceptional chance to set all matters straight. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. The unexpected is normal today, becomes visible in the morning and works to your favor all evening. Join in group programs; volunteer to help in community projects. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Traditional approaches may limit your personal ex- pression but they do bring better, more lasting results. Be persistent and the tide will turn in early evening. Ask Andy Goren on BY CHARLES H. and declarer was AND OMAR happy with dum 1975, He had a certain club ioth vulnerable. so he had to limit his in spades and trumps one trick. If spades were worse than 3-2, or if the of spades were on he would have at most spade loser. To avoid a VEST in trumps, the suit had 4Q1094 break evenly. f AK842 ruffing the heart 4Q10 declarer cashed the 4109 and ace of diamonds. when that extracted the AK trumps it seemed all was well. However, saw that there was distribution that would he bidding: outh West North East i M 9 A A if West held four spades to the queen. To counter that, declarer IV C. V a strip and endplay. s ass ruffed a heart and led the puning lead: King of of clubs. East won the and shifted to a spade. The careful declarer by the king. Declarer ikes the outcome of a to the ace of clubs, >r granted. Even when dummy's remaining ipears to be home and and cashed the jack of e checks to see if any Now that hearts .and reak might jeopardize were stripped from >n tract. If tin: answer his hand and dummy. es, he looks for stage was for a .-safety easures to neutralize in spades. Declarer exited with a low South was not sure not caring what ind it was when East to that trick. If fust's overcall to defenders followed, the ;nrts. Fie was tempted of spades would draw troduce the spade suit, last card in the suit and 1 feared that he might jack would be estab- able to handle the play If either defender orth had only out, his partner jpport and the win that trick, but arted forcing him with then have to lead a catcd heart leads. Ho into declarer's ace- dud that he had to tcnace or yield a ruff me play for five sluff, allowing declarer he chose that discard his spade loser West led the king ruffing in dummy. WHALE SHARK Andy sends a complete 20 volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Chris Garner, age 10, of Den- ton, N.C., for his question: Wha! is a whale shark? This lellow is a whoppijig shark, almost as big as the giant whales. In fact, he is the biggest fish in the worldwide ocean. The blue balleen whale is bigger, but he does not count in this contest. He is an air breathing, seagoing mammal and not even distant- ly related to the true fishes. We think of the sharks as murderous killers and most of them are. But not the whale shark. This gentle giant may bump into a boa't and tip it over by accident. But he is not interested in biting bathers or gobbling up human swimmers. This is nice to know, because he may be 60 feet long and weigh more than GO tons. His enormous mouth is at least five feet wide. When he opens it wide it is big enough for two grown men to crouch Inside. However, he has hundreds of sharky teeth arranged in 10 to 15 rows, top and bottom. His whopping body is darkish gray, decorated all over with attractive dots and dashes in white or yellow. Larger dots adorn his big back and smaller polka dots crowd together over his huge head. As a rule, the rows of big dots along his back are separated by long white lines. And, of all things, his rough skin is six inches thick. With all those teeth, you would expect this whale of a shark to feed on large chunks of meat. Not at all. His favorite food is soupy plankton, a nourishing mix- ture of the smallest plants and animals that live in the sea. When sardines and other small fishes swim by, he eats them, too though he does not bother to chase after them. The gentle giant seems to be a very lazy fellow. He stays near the surface, swimming along at perhaps 2 miles per hour. As he goes, he repeats a croaking sound that echoes far and wide through the water. Scientists suspect that these echoing sounds may help him to locate solid ob- jects and perhaps food. Most of the time he stays in tropical seas, where he sometimes scratches his back on a passing boat. Nobody knows much about his family life, though some experts suspect that the female gives birth to perhaps 16 or so live babies. 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 Each letter' stands for a different digit. Of course our SAINT would he truly prime, and you know what that means! What do you make of it? AUNT I NA A I N'T SAINT (Answer tomorrow) Yesterday's answer: 22 stamps in all. SHORT RIBS NEW UNIROYAL CHIEF TORONTO (CP) David Beretta, 46, an American who was formerly president of Uniroyal Chemical Inc. in the United States, has been nam- ed chairman and chief ex- ecutive officer of Uniroyal, Inc. here, replacing George R. Villa. The appointment is effective in January. WE PBIPc OURSELVES ON FRESH-CAU6HT SEAFOOD.' AND LOIS YOUR FATHER WORKS ON CAR ATTRACTS SPECTATORS. YEAH, THE KIDS ARE ONLY FASCINATEP THE BY IT. V 6OINS, SURE ARE SWART BUGS BUNNY WHAT'S GOIN' ON, SYLVESTER THERE. SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN A ROBBERY AT THE BANK I HOPE THAT'S YOUR OWN MONEY.' J BLONDiE A NAP IS ABOUT THE ONLY PLEASURE LEFT THAT'S STILL. FREE DAGWOOD, I'M TAKING TWENTY DOLLARS FROM YOUR WALLET %r7 FOR MY WELL.THERE GOES THE LAST FREE PLEASURE ARCHIE KNOW.' I'M GOING TO COOK.' INVITE AAE TO DINNER AND YOUR MOTHER ISN'T HOME.' THAT'S RIGHT JUST SIT DOWN AND RELAX.' ARCH, IF YOU EAT ALL THOSE PEANUTS ...YOU'LL SPOIL YOUR HAGAR THE HORRIBLE MOT <9MLY WIFPLE5ERRY WINE. V O-l, I MIND THE WlFFUE- BEETLE LI'L ABNER THARfe SUMPTHIN' ROTTEM 'ROLIN' PO6PATCH.T TUMBtEWEEDS HI-HO; SIR! I AM ONE CLOPWELL GUNKLEY; BOHEMIAN, PulTHE SPIRIT; ANP YOU'VE HEARP OP WAI-PON'S FDNP?