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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE June Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb From my symptoms I have suspected for a long time that I had low blood sugar. Coffee made me weak and trembly, and I was tired all the time. 1 had a four-hour glucose tolerance test run, and the doctor said I had a severe low blood sugar so low I possibly had a tumor of the pancreas. He put me on a high protein, low carbohydrate diet. Within a couple of weeks I wasn't tired any more I wai> completely exhausted. I couldn't brush my hair without my arms just giving out a feeling of muscle weakness. I started having trouble with my stomach and frequent bowel movements. Then I went to a gastroenterologist. He said I had an irritable bowel and was having some spasms. The elimination of milk and all milk products helps a lot. This is something I've read in your column also. This doctor had a conference with an internist who specializes in low blood sugar, and he tells me my readings are all in the low normal range which doesn't indicate going on the diet I'm on so I'm to gradually start adding more starches and carbohydrates to my diet. I'm very confused, so if you would please give me your opinion of what the readings mean, I would greatly appreciate it. Also. I don't understand why I felt so much worse after I went on the high protein, low carbohydrate diet. I have a friend who is on the same diet, and she has the same feeling of exhaustion. My glucose tolerance test was: fasting, 80; 30 minutes, 105: one hour, 60: two hours, 70: three hours. 60; and four hours. 60.1 have lost 15 pounds during the time I have been on the diet. My age is 44. Dear Reader You are a living example of why those high protein, low carbohydrate diets are not always good for a person. And. your test results are not those commonly seen in low blood sugar. Many normal people have results in this range. You lost 15 pounds because that low carbohydrate diet didn't provide enough calories for you. Most high protein diets low in carbohydrates cause weight loss on this basis. The false claims by some that magic is being worked and calories don't count is pure fraud. A sudden loss of 15 pounds can make anyone tired. If the carbohydrate intake is too low for you. the body will wash out needed salt and water. That produces a "washed out" feeling and severe fatigue. We do need carbohydrates in our diet. For more information on low blood sugar, write to me in care of this newspaper. P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station. New York, N.Y. 10019 and ask for the booklet on "Low Blood Sugar." Send 50 cents to cover costs. Your irritable colon problems were made worse by the lack of bulk in your diet. Normal people need cereal fiber from whole cereals of wheat and oats to provide bulk for normal bowel function. You also need bulk from leafy vegetables and salads. It sounds to me like you are on the right track now. And incidentally, coffee can make people weak and trembly from the caffeine in it. I would suggest that you avoid coffee, tea and colas. You may be unusually sensitive to their action. After you get back on a good, sensible diet, I hope you will add an exercise program to your daily living. It may help to improve your energy level. Dr. Lamb welcomes questions from his readers, but because of the volume of mail he cannot answer personally. Questions of general interest will be discussed in future columns. Write to Dr. Lamb in care of this newspaper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. Flashback Jeanne Mance, founder of the Hotel Dieu hospital in Montreal, died 301 years ago today in 1673 at age 67. Montreal was not even founded when Jeanne arrived in Canada in 1641, but she set up the hospital, under Jesuit sponsorship, a few months after Maisonneuve proclaimed the new settlement. While raising money in France for the enterprise in 1659, Jeanne was cured of an injured arm by the application of a sacred relic, which has been considered miraculous. Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN c, W4, Tht Cftfcttt TMMtt Both vulnerable. South deals. NORTH A K108 S? J5 O K852 K 10 6 4 WEST EAST 64 46532 10974 O964 OQJ10 A73 SOUTH A AQJ97 O A73 QJ95 The bidding: South West North East 1 2 v 2 A Pass 4 4 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: King of The key to many hands is control of the trump suit. De- clarer failed to provide for the possibility of a bad break on today's hand, and paid the price. The auction was routine. Once North could offer a free raise to two spades, South was good enough to leap to game, for his hand revalued to 17 points. Note the differ- ence had West not overcalled and North then raised to two spades. In that case South could do no more than sug- gest game, preferably with a bid of three clubs. West led the king of hearts and continued with the ace. The hand seemed routine, so declarer ruffed without giv- ing the matter much thought. A trump to the king and a trump back to the ace re- vealed the 4-1 break and de- clarer's plight began to dawn on him. He could no longer afford to extract all the trumps, because that would run him out of trumps, and when the defenders gained the lead with the ace of clubs they would be able to cash the rest of the heart suit. Declarer therefore aban- doned trumps and led the queen of c.ubs in an effort to force the ace. West fol- lowed low and East started an echo by playing the eight. West won the jack of clubs continuation with the ace and played a third club for his partner to ruff. There was no place declarer could put his diamond loser, so he went down one. Declarer lost the hand at trick two. Had he taken the time to work out that a 4-1 trump break, which was not too unlikely in view of West's overcall, would imperil his contract, he could have tak- en preventitive measures. In- stead of ruffing the second heart, declarer should have discarded his losing diamond. This simple counter-measure would have secured the con- tract. If the defenders per- sisted with a third heart, declarer could ruff in dum- my, draw trumps and force out the ace of clubs while he still had a trump to con- trol the heart suit. Any oth- er defense would make de- clarer's lot even easier. Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 Your birthday today: Your year is mainly one of preparation, organization toward something different. Long speculated goals suddenly are much closer to achievement. At the end of the year, a major turning point will enable you to convert your resources into other, more useful forms. Today's natives are impulsive, almost always positive, eager for new and unusual situations. ARIES (March 21 April Higher expense is likely to be incurred today avoid extensive commitments until you have more exact knowledge of the details. Cultivate good humor early and late. TAURUS (April 20 May Finances and their management come to sharp, clear terms friends aren't to be involved. Do what you can without their help. A short cut turns into a lasting improvement. GEMINI (May 21 June Technical or professional advice is favored now, for future use. Formal and social rules are emphasized, must be understood and observed if you are to get the most out of today. CANCER (June 21 July Whatever is secret is apt to come popping into the open when least expected. Home and family activity is strongly favored, although you have to make the moves single- handed. LEO (July 23-Aug. Old ideas expand and are elaborated into new forms. Money is elusive, gets away easily with little to show for it not yet a time for a major purchase. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. Explicit discussion makes matters crystal clear. You must be within reason in what you offer and what you expect. Productivity rises with normal care. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. Optimism opens the way to haste and carelessness. Don't skip details unless they're understood and under control. Trivia contains the seed of future importance. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. Your initiative is high just be sure you call your shots, think before you act. There is satisfaction in learning new and strange facts. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21 Dec. General con- siderations center on money. Your sense of humor is quite to the point. Try different ways of travel, unfamiliar pastimes, see how others do things. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Overdoing comes fairly easy. Enough of a good thing is sufficient. Business contacts are diverse. Changes of personnel in 'many enterprises are numerous, abrupt. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Creative drives should include conversion of what's useless or wasted into something of value. Clear your premises for fresh enterprises promised in the near future. PISCES (Feb. 19 March Allowances for all the various claims on your attention may mean reduction of the size of your projects for the time being. Better a small deal well done than a large one blown. 1974, The Chicago Tribune Ask Andy SEALS Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Brenda Bramley, age 12, of Winnipeg for her question: Does the harp seal differ from the hooded seal? Yes he does. You may find them both lolling on the Artie ice. but you can spot their differences from quite a distance. The harp seal will be with a group of friends and relatives. On his light grey back there is a darker harp or saddle-shaped design. The larger hooded seal, alias Bladdernose. is likely to be alone. He wears spots and seems to be balancing a smallish beach ball on his nose. Most seals feel at home in chilly polar seas, where we find both the eared and the so- called earless families. The fur-coated eared seals have small external ears and they can use flippers to get around on ice and rocky shores. They are called the fur seals. The earless seals have hardly any external ears and are very, very clumsy on land because their flippers are small and weak. They are called the hair seals because their fur is quite coarse. The hooded sea! and the harp seal are different species i of the family Phocidae the hair seals. Their coats may be somewhat coarse, but they are quite decorative. The harp seal is a blend of greys, darker above and paler below. He wears dark eye patches and perhaps a few dark patches along his sides. On his back, from tail to neck, there is a curved design that looks somewhat like a harp, though some call him the saddleback seal. His average length is six feet and usually old fatty weighs about 400 pounds. The male hooded seal is nine feel long and weighs around 900 pounds, though the female is slightly smaller. The basic color of his hairy coat is grey, blotched all over with dark irregular patches that are two to three inches wide. The male hooded seal has a remarkable nose, a smaller version of the trunk worn by his cousin the elephant Actually there is a bag of loose skin that extends from between his eyes to his upper lip. When at peace with the world, usually this hood is empty and lies limp and saggy. But when he chooses, he can blow it up like a balloon, about 12 inches long and nine inches high. Also he may have an inflatable bag of loose pink skin in one of his nostrils usually inside the left nostril. We would expect the hooded seal to inflate his balloon when annoyed or threatened. And so he does. But observers report that he also blows up his nose just to amuse himself, perhaps when quietly lolling on a chunk of ice. Sometimes he also inflates his pink nostril bag and the two balloons balanced on his nose create quite a display. Both these hair seals spend the summer in northern Arctic waters, especially around Greenland. In winter they migrate southward. 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 The early doe gets the dew. but you won't have to exert yourself for this! Each distinct letter in the addition stands for a particular but different digit. What do you make of the WEEDS? DOES SEE D E W ON W E E D S Thanks for an idea to L. Perkins, Temple. Texas. (Answer Yesterday's answer: Roy's dad. 40 vears old. UlABNER MO. WE N. I MEANS YD; V WONDER. YORE i I DANG IT.v- THASSTH' QUHSTIOKI AM 1 ALLUS FAILS OKI MAH 1. Q. .-I HOWDY, UJOOP2T0CK MAPE A QUILT FOR ME OUT OF ALL MS REJECTION SUPS'. SHORTMBS BARGAINING DA. if wj PLEAD OM ONE COUNT OP MURDER DROP THE OTHER IO. THEY'LL. HANS MDU JUST ONCE. WHAT ADVANTAGE BS 1HATQil HI AND LOIS OH, THE FUNNY-PANTS LITTLE-WHITE-BALL- I WONDER WHAT KIND OF 6AME BE TODAY? BUGS BUNNY f PETUNIA NEVER BLAMES HERSELF WHEN SHE BANGS UP HER I WONDER. WHAT HER. EXCUSE WILL BE THIS WHAT HAPPENED, K PETUNIA? IT WAS ALL MY I JUST WASN'T PAYING ATTENTION AND RAN J INTO THE TREE j ARE YA SURE YOU'RE ALL RIGHT.? BLONDiE HOW COME YOU'RE DELIVERING THE MAIL IN YOUR PAJAMAS I OVERSLEPT, ANJD IM ALL MY YEARS I'VE NEVER BEEN LATE HE'S LUCKY HE DOESN'T SLEEP IM HIS SHORTS ARCHIE 'WE'RE ONLY CLIMBING ADAMS ...PAJAMAS, SLIPPERS.-- WHAT HAVE YOU GOT JUST BESIDES THE BARE YOUR NECESSITIES BED- 4 --TOOTH ROLL? aV BRUSH WE'RE GOING TO SLEEP OVER- NIGHT, AREN'T I REALIZE UNLESS i E.ROKE REALIZE LEGS I'M NOT IAND OWED GOING TO VOU A LOT HELP YOU I OF CARRY THAT BIG HAGAR THE HORRIBLE BEETLE BJULEY LET ME KNOW IF TOO TI6HT ZEBO. WANT YOU TO TMAT WrilLE BLINDFOLDED TUMBLEWBDS WHAT ARE Y0U AUNT HJLPEGARF1? HGMEMAKER, HOMEMAKER... ;