Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE UTHBRIOGI HERALD Friday, July 6, 1973 LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. How much food becomes ivaste Dear Dr. Lamb If a per- son eats two pounds of food, how much of this food turns into energy, and how much of this food becomes waste? Also what is the best natural food a person can take for relief of constipation? Dear Reader It's not pos- sible to answer your first ques- tion exactly because of the en- ormous variation in the amount of calories in different types of food. Two pounds of lettuce don't contain very many calor- ies, but two pounds of lard con- tain over calories. Two pounds of lean round steak muscle with all of the exter- nal visible fat removed contain about calories. It's more than 70 per cent water. Lard contains no water and is all fat. The calories in a food de- pends upon its water content, the amount of undigestible fib- ers of the cellulose and finally the amount of protein, fat and carbohydrate present. There are nine calories per gram of fat and only four calories per gram of carbohydrate and pro- tein (these are Because these combined var- iables can influence the num- ber of calories in a pound of food, there isn't any substitute for learning the calories in a given weight or portion of the different common foods. As far as residue (waste) is concerned, this too depends on the kind of food. Ordinary table sugar has no fiber, cellulose or other such material. In a heal- thy person it should be com- pletely absorbed, leaving no food residue. Vegetables with a lot of cellulose material in them will leave residue. The same is true of cereal fiber. Regarding foods for the re- lief of constipation, the total problem of constipation, irrita- ble or spastic bowel needs to be carefully reviewed by a doctor before you can make any recommendation in a given case. Most often, when the total problem is resolved, for main- tenance purposes the best diet is one that includes quite a bit Of bulk. This means whole grain cereals, vegetables, including die leafy vegetable variety, which have residue. Various raw fruits and fruit juices often help to improve function as weU. Dear Dr. Lamb What is I know it is used in connection with a dying person. Dear Reader It's a change in the rhythm and rate of res- piration. In recurring cyjcles, the respiratory rate gradually increases in depth and rate and then it gradually slows and becomes very shallow. The res- piration may stop momentar- ily before there is again a gra- dual increase in rate and depth of breathing. This gradual wax- ing and waning in the depth and rate of respiration is most often seen in individuals in coma which may lead to death. Sometimes a form of it is observed in normal infants and even in healthy older per- sons. It has also been observ- ed in healtiiy individuals at high altitude and from certain drugs. Our respiration is controlled by respiratory centers within the brain. They respond to lack of oxygen and accumulation of carbon dioxide. With file build- up of carbon dioxide and de- crease in oxygen in the blood- stream, the chemical stimulus to the centers may be great enough to reinitiate respira- tion. Thus, you get a gradual waxing and waning of the rate and depth of respiration in in- dividuals with serious ill- nesses, particularly coma. Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this news- paper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's new booklet on hia- tal hernia, send 50 cents to same address and ask for "Hiatal Hernia" booklet. Your horoscope By JEANE DIXON SATURDAY, JULY 7 Your birthday today: Sees you begin a search for truth beyond generally accepted facts. The way ahead has abrupt turns, moments of urgent strivings. Relation- ships are somewhat burden- ed in the rush of your read- justments if staunch, they last. Today's natives are ver- satile, usually shrewd with calculations, finances. ARIES (March 21-April Like as not, an unforeseen oc- ed as settled. Surfaces are mis- leading. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. It's a great day for skeptics, people who check facts before reacting. Children tend to re- quire unusual attention. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. Whatever you've neglected in the past, now complicates mat- ters. With prayer and strong r.isolve, you'll find the way. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Your viewpoint is subject to drastic revision over what 1 currence suddenly upsets your, seems at first a trivial matter, schedule. Partnerships, your statements simple er personal or business, en-land direct. Strip in street BOLOGNA, Raly (Reuter) Seven girl models who pose nude for art students here stripped in the street to back their demands for more pay. The current rate is lire an hour. The girls want lire counter stress. TAURUS (April 20-May However you'd planned to spend your day, be prepared to do something else. Let people go readily; they'll be back when you need them. GEMINI (May 21-June Make everything tidy early, everybody should have some- thing to do. This is tbe way to a successful household. CANCER (Jane 21-JuIy If you find yourself left out, don't let it bother you you'll be the center of something else later. LEO (July 23-Aug. A temptation for you is the im- pulsive change you make in matters everybody had accept- SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. Stay out of questionable You mate, base, and be ahead in the final roundup. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Draw no conclusions from a gap in communications. Short cuts are not effective today. Avoid experiments. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. An old plan loses its gla- mour in tbe harsh light of to- day's conditions. Technical ad- vice is necessary. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Your money has wings and is apt to go with the wind when your open your wallet with littie to show for it. 1973, The Chicago Tribune Ask Andy l CAN'T TO AW TUMBLEWEEDS-By Tern K. Ryan WMK WHAT I'LL WCK: I'LL STOP YOUR SIZE IF VOU SHOW ME SOME RESPECT! BLONDIE-By Chic Young APOORMAN A CUP OF COFFEE? WSVENEVEB MET YOUR HUSBAND, MRS.BUMSTEAD HIM -HE'S IDOMTKNOW en hiHUflf an ulia chance to make OK contract: when hearts spni 4-2 and the cppo- ueut with the four hearts also holds flw long as was OK case. Repeating eclipses Andy sends a complete 20- volume of the Merit Stu- dents Encyclopedia to Carol Patoff, age 12, of Staten Is- land, New York, for bar question: What of eclipse happens most often? Eclipses seem to occur at un- expected times. But actually they keep to a rigid schedule of appearances, which repeats after many years. Astronomers count them by tbe eclipse year, which is about 346 days, and by a longer period called the saros, which is about 18 years. A year may bring two solar and two lunar eclipses, or as many as seven assorted eclipses. In the long run we jget more eclipses of the sun, i though they appear in differ- ent types. Eclipses are rare events be- cause they dapend on the moon's orbit, which is far from perfect. A solar eclipse occurs when tbe new moon passes di- rectly between us and the sun. This should, you would think, happen every month. But tbe wobbly lunar orbit usually passes above or below our view cf the sun. During a year, at least two new moons may blot out part or all tbe sun's face, giving us two solar eclipses. During other years we may get three or five solar eclip- ses of various types. A lunar eclipse occurs when tbe earth's shadow falls on the facs of the full moon. This oc- curs when the earth happens to pass between the moon and the sun. Sometimes we get no visible lunar eclipse through the year. Another year may bring ore, two or as many as three. On the average, we get four solar eclipses to three lun- ar eclipses. Though we get more solar eclipses, more of us get a chance to see a lunar eclipse. This is because a solar eclipse is visible only along a narrow path and a lunar eclipse may be seen for thousands of miles. A solar eclipse is soon over and the next 009 appears in an- other part of the tfobe. A lunar eclipse lasts for several hours and most of North Am- erica gets a chance to see it Everybody's favorite, of course, is tbe total solar eclipse. It occurs somewhere on the earth about three times during a two year period. 'When it happens tbe moon is in ex- actly the right position to cov- er the brilliant sun. Actually the sun is 400 times wider than UK moon. But because it ic times farther away, they ap- pear to be the same size. Sometimes the eclipsing moon fails to make a perfect match. Its dark disk takes a round bite but does not cover tbe sun's bright face complete- ly. This is a partial solar eclipse. When the eclipsing moon is farther from us than usual, it appears smaller. It may centre on tire sun, and fail to cover a dazzling circle around the rim. This is called an annular eclipse. Of the solar eclipses, only about 28 per cant are total An- other 35 per cent are partial and another 32 per cent are annular eclipses, five per cent appear to be both total and an- nular. During a lunar eclipse, as a rub the earth's great sha- dow spreads across the entire face of the full moon. But some- times, when the moon is far- ther from us than usual, only the tip of the long pointed sha- dow falls upon ft. This sort of lunar eclipse is barely visible. Questions asked by children of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765. HtmuEgtOB Beach. California 92646. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER Sally watched as her husband checked his cash. "Is that aU you she asked. "You had about twenty-five bucks when we came out." "That's alL It soon goes." Peter smiled. "In fact I've spent just two thirds of what I had. I've got left as many dollars as I had cents, and three times as many cents as I had dollars." How much had he spent? (Answer Monday) Yesterday's answer: STAND was 17903 Stabbed woman still critical LONDON (Reuter) A 21- y e a r-old Canadian woman stabbed in a subway station here last Sunday was reported Wednesday still in critical con- dition. Martha Dubois of Belkvue, Sask., was walking alone in the Manson House station m tbe heart of the city when a man attacked her. She is still in St Barthote- mew's Hospital with a bad stab 'wound in tbe chest and has been operated on several times, tbe hospital said. Kitchen porter Dennis James Smith, 37, was charged in court Monday with attempted mur- der. He was ordered detained pending further inquiries. HAGAR the HORRIBLE-By Dik lotfcs LticKi! 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