Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
18-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, March 25, 1974 Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb I am three and a-half months pregnant and on a diet. I am 5 feet 2 and weigh 141 pounds. The only thing missing from my diet is fat (oil, butter, I was 146 pounds before I started this diet. My doctor keeps telling me I am going to gain weight and those that do lose are starving themselves and it can be harmful to the baby. My ques- tion is will something be wrong with my baby if I leave out fats in my diet? Dear Reader If there are not enough nutrients available it is true that a baby may not develop optimally. Diet is very important during pregnancy. Adequqte vitamins, minerals, and protein are essential. If there are not enough calories, available proteins are apt to be used for energy rather than being available to build those important new body structures. You need only a small amount of polyunsaturated fat in your diet. If you eat fish and chicken at all .you would be getting some. I doubt that your diet is completely devoid of fat. There is some fat even in fruit and more in many vegetables. Corn oil, for example, comes from corn. Cereal contains polyun- saturated Your weight measurements suggest to me that you were on the plump side before getting pregnant, if your calorie intake is low, you will be using some of these fat stores for calories. So, you do have more protection against calorie deficiency than a woman who is lean would have. However, you shouldn't overdo it: I don't think a pregnancy is the time to begin a weight losing diet, unless your medical condition indicates that it is necessary. If you must limit your intake be sure and get plenty of good quality protein of the type found in milk, meats, fish and poultry. Dear Dr. Lamb Please advise where it is best for a man to live who has had a heart attack, followed two years later by a stroke- Should he live in a warm climate or in a cold climate? Dear Reader If climate were the only consideration. I would recommend a warm. but not hot, climate. The first consideration should be, though, where you can get good medical attention and have the support of family, friends, and relatives. Being able to enjoy .life is part of staying in good health longer. Much of most people's enjoyment comes from who it with. So, I don't always recommend picking up your life possessions and changing your location. In your case I know from your letter that you live in a relatively good climate, and the community has good medical facilities. Since you are already there, I'd stay there, unless there are other important considerations to moving north. Send your questions to Dr. 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 balanced diet, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for "Balanced Diet" booklet. LOST PRISONER REGGIO CALABRIA, Italy (AP) An appeals court in Sicily postponed a hearing in- definitely when police- couldn't find in which jail they had placed the appellant. They finally traced Andrea de Nicola to a cell in Reggio Calabria, just across the Strait of Messina from Sicily. Your horoscope lytaneDhM TUESDAY, MARCH zc Your birthday today: Emphasize the beginning of a personal harvest; a year in .which all the subtle facets of spiritual and material expression 'can be brought to balance, a year in which you come to terms with yourself. Relationships succeed or fail dramatically, nothing mediocre' or routine. Today's natives are adept at classifying things, often gifted in the use of sharp tools, so that scientific disciplines are open to them. ARIES (March 21-April The most useful people and resources are put of sight or very discreet in appearance. Impulse surges strongly, and most of it is toward destructive action. TAURUS (April 20-May A search for unfamiliar information turns up unexpectedly helpful items. Old friends co-operate to ease you past temporary inconvenience. GEMINI (May 21-June Life is like a round of charades today, with everything said or done reflecting some deeper inner truth. Be yourself, all the way. CANCER (June 21-July Again your private life and your career effort drift into conflict situations, and you must choose despite objections from family and relatives. LEO (July 23-Aug. Small but necessary business moves are favored today. Many people are in a contrary humor, not to be needlessly crossed or taken as permanently so disposed. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. Try for the modest beginnings of a new dispensation, fundamental improvement in your position and skills. Later hours justify mild celebrations. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Recognition is the one response you needn't expect much of today, from either people in authority or those close to you. Do your best anyway. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Regular jobs still have to be done, although the emphasis for you shifts to the creative experimental sort of avocation on moonlighting. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. Speculation, gambling are definitely out for this week if you want to have anything left. Realize that friends are sensitive to your reactions. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) r It's up to you to reconcile the discordant influences in your own daily living. The rewards are high for achieving continuity at work. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Vocational progress is all uphill, requiring the ability to keep your poise in the face of perhaps unfair or mistaken criticism. Travel is just, as well put off. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Your share in group finance needs your individual inspection. The long-range program you've been following needs review, probable further elaboration. 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