Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 12, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
18 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, November 12, 1974 Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb The doc- tor told me 1 had ulcers and to follow a bland diet. Would you explain this diet, please? A friend told me she read where fresh fruits and vegetables were a no no. 1 love tossed salad and also a half grapefruit for breakfast and will miss doing without them, also oysters and whole wheat bread. Why are oysters harm- ful? I don't care for white bread so have always bought wheat, rye or raisin. I have such pains some days in rny stomach. I could scream, lasts all day. too. Also affects rny bowels, more like mucus colitis. Dear Reader If your colon is also affected, those severe pains you complain about lasting all day. may be from that source rather than your ulcer. Pain from ulcers is usually limited to the pit of the stomach, just at the bot- tom tip of the breastbone, or over the upper abdomen just below the ribs, usually on the left side or in the center. Characteristically, the pain occurs when the stomach is empty and is relieved by eating, rather than lasting all day. can have a spasm of the muscular area at the outlet of the stomach called a pylorospasm. This can be very painful, as can a spasm of the colon or esophagus. The term "bland diet" is a general and often misleading term. You can't be specific about it because it means different things to different doctors. In general a bland diet means avoiding spices, roughage, coffee, tea. colas, alcohol and foods containing citric acid as occurs in citrus fruits and tomatoes. However, there is considerable dis- agreement about the need for such a bland diet in the treat- ment of ulcers. The purpose of treatment in ulcer problems is to neutralize the formation of acid digestive juice formed by the stomach. The digestive juice literally digest a spot in the duodenum just outside the stomach. Current thinking is that you can eat roughage if the ulcer is in the duodenum as opposed to being in the stomach itself. Most ulcers are in the duodenum. For more information about ul- cers 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 ulcers. Send 50 cents to cover costs. You can neutralize the acid with milk and that is why it is so often used in an ulcer diet. Medicines are used to neutralize the acid and to block nerve stimulation of the stomach that causes the secretion of acid digestive juice. The nerve blocking medicines help to eliminate spasm and its associated pain. It follows that if you eat fruit with citric acid you can neutralize the acid with medicine. There is nothing wrong with oysters for an ulcer patient. You should be able to eat whole wheat bread. It might even help your colon problem. The three big no no's are coffee and other drinks that contain caffeine, alcohol and cigarettes. Caffeine stimulates the stomach to form acid digestive juice, just what you don't want. Alcohol also stimulates the stomach to form excessive amounts of acid digestive juice. It also in- vades the cells directly and damages them. Cigarettes affect the forma- tion of important digestive juices found in the small intestine that you need to neutralize the acid contents pouring out of the stomach. It is very important that you do not smoke. Goran on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN AND OMAR SHARIF 1974 Chicago Both vulnerable. North deals. NORTH AK863 K10 AQ10 K103 WEST EAST 97532 V AJ8 9652 K J73 SOUTH 105 f Q6'4 84 A96542 The bidding: North East South West 1 Pass NT Pass 3 NT Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: Three of W The hallmark of a good bridge the rare he exercises on every hanri. no matter how routine it may appear. Philadelphia stock broker. Norman Kay. who represent t-H the I'..S. in international r.impclilion on occasions. ex hihited his superb terhrmjue or, this ser-rningiy straight- forward hand from a recent tournament. Kay was nut crMminirvd his on'1 triimji re sponse after his jiarlner opened one sp.i'ic. hut there was no oth'T available hf heW murh pass anH to hid ciuhs at the two- level. With 19 points, three and a hand, raise to cam'- -A, is Si7ii-i- W< have long hearts and there- fore was more likely to hold the ace. Kay made his first good play by going up with dummy's king. However, East won the ace and con- tinued with the jack. De- clarer held up the queen and won the third round of hearts. With only six run- ning tricks on top, Kay obviously had to develop his club suit. Since he needed only three more tricks, he could afford to lose a club. What he could not afford was to let West win a club trick, for West would cash two more heart tricks to defeat the contract. Four missing cards will divide 3-1 about half of the time. Thus, declarer could not afford to cash the ace- king of dubs, for unless the suit divided evenly, his long clubs would wither on the vine. But there was a simple solution to the problem. Kay led a low club and. when West followed low. he in- serted dummy's ten. East won the (jueen. hut he had no heart to return. He exited with a spade, and declarer swiftly cashed king-ace of clubs, which drew both out- standing cards in the suit. .ind at the same time, left him in his hand to cash three long Hubs for his contract. Noiict- that had the king of hearts held the opening lead, drHarer's task would have be-on to concede a club trick k'-rping East off lead. to prevent a heart from being led through his (jueen. Kay would undoubted- ly inari'-uvered this by cash- 1 king clubs, then runmng 1 to West's Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon Flashback By THE CANADIAN PRESS Nov. 12, 1974 American revolutionary forces led by Gen. Richard Montgomery, Dublin-born former British officer, cap- tured Montreal 199 years ago in 1775. Montgomery's men then set out for Quebec City where they linked up with another American force under command of Benedict Arnold. Montgomery was killed in December in the attack on Quebec. WEDNESDAY NOV. 13 Your birthday today: This year a new moon marks the evening of your birthday. It is clear that you must move on soon to a different way of life and thought, so the year ahead is spent scrambling to com- plete unfinished business and rounding up enterprises into stable earning situations. Today's natives are tenacious and abide by social customs despite little real enthusiasm for them. ARIES (March 21-ApriI You attract cooperation from the right people. Encourage family thrift, pooled purchasing, general household economy and clean-up. Romantic interest stirs. TAURUS (April 20-May Begin the day bright and in good humor. Ask for help where you need it; make peace where it's been upset. For you, it's a seller's rather than a buyer's market today. GEMINI (May 21-June Be sure the merits of what you've been doing are noticed by people who can be helpful and listen to others' suggestions. Compare notes; divide the work. CANCER (June 21-July Imaginative enterprises thrive. Put in a claim for benefits you've earned; don't expect they'll come without asking for them. Evening is for sentimental journeys. LEO (July 23-Aug. On every side there are ex- pressions of good will and in- dications of profitable com- binations. Stir yourself to make the best of it. Celebrate this evening. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. Come to the point. Pose your question, insist on what is yours and recover loaned equipment. Long-planned changes are implemented as well today as they ever will be move! LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Settle financial details clearly and leave no uncertainty for later adjustments. Social and career moves are favored as are purchases of clothing and accessories. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Get going early for a day full of many incidents and much optimism. Meet people who are important to you. Pursue romantic urges. Find or give a modest party tonight. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. Be the diplomat with a good word for everybody. Past discord can transform into harmony and the resulting co-operation put to prompt action. Romance brightens up. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. A fresh start in emotional matters runs counter to a pressing need ,to close out old business in commercial and career negotiations. Finish your work first, then play! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Make a strong sales pitch to promote your ideas and pro- jects. Lucky changes happen spontaneously. Express your sentiments; pursue romance. PISCES (Feb. 19-March You have much going for you today. Decide what is in your best interests, gather the help you need and get started! Be willing to travel if need be. Ask Andy BARNACLES Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Enecylopedia to David Gwatney, age 11, of Sarasota. Fla., for his question: How do barnacles grow? A playful scientist once described the barnacle as a marine crustacean who stands on his head and kicks food into his mouth. However, shipowners ignore his cuteness and regard him as a downright nuisance. Every few years, an oceangoing liner must retire to dry dock for the costly job of scraping off 100 tons or so of stubborn bar- nacle shells. The average adult barnacle builds himself a marble dome with a trapdoor, made of superdurable limy material. He uses a life-and-death grip to fix his dwelling onto solid surfaces submerged in the sea. Since mankind learned to sail, crowds of barnacles plastered their stubborn shells onto his ships. Since barnacle scraping is a tough job. people tried to find ways to discourage the pest. But for centuries nobody could trace his life story or figure out where he came from. They were used to the idea that cer- tain insects progress through several different stages of life. At last, in it was dis- covered that the barnacle does this also and that the youngsters in no way resem- ble the adults. The adult barnacle inside his very very permanent shell lias a round body with a mouU. a couple of eyes and a dozen or so hairy legs. He stands on his head and pokes his legs through the trapdoor in the top of his dome, trawl- ing for scraps of floating food. And. of all things, the remarkable ere :ure is both male and female. Female cells are retained inside the shell. Male cells are strewn into the water and fer- tilize their own or other bar- nacles in the neighborhood. In about four months, the eggs under the dome become lar- vae and the parent strews them out inlo the 1 ungry sea. An infant barnacle is a nauplius. a minilarva with a round head that tapers to a spiky tail, plus six legs to jerk himself through the water. As he grows, he molts his skin several times. Finally he emerges as a cypris larva, somewhat like a miniclam with 12 skinny legs. He drifts around until he finds a suitable solid surface to spend the rest of his life. There he settles down and oozes hard limy chemicals to build his hard limy shell. As a rule, his neighborhood is crowded with other barnacles. Together they form tough, stubborn crusts on passing ships, also on whales and. other sea dwellers. And their crusty shells will remain plastered to the spot, long after the original builders are dead. About 800 different barnacle species belong to the sea. The smaller species build grayish, quarter-inch shells. Most species measure about one inch. 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 Bv J. A. H. HUNTER Each distinct letter in this addition stands for a par- ticular but different digit. You know about odd and even? Well, it's a truly odd LAUGH here! What do you make of it? HE'LL HAVE (Answer tomorrow) L A I II Yesterday's answer: 11 boys. four girls. Mr. Hunter answtrs all letters: ideas welcomed. MS- LITTLE FRIEND HERE HAS VOLUNTEEKEC TO MAKE ME A OUTFIT POK A COMPETlTi JN I'M 60IN6 TO OH.ANPPEFORe I FCK6ET UJE'U. AWtfT A MILLION [JHEN I'M OUT PCIN5 M NUMBER, I TO REALLY SPARKLE! AREN'T i-' cXCITcC AM STOMACH CLEAR DOWN TO MV SHORT RIBS KING WAMTS vou ID MAKE MlM LAUcSH. L I GIVE HIM THE 139VAL FINANCIAL AT ONCE DO ME A FAVOR LET ME GO ON FIRST. HI AND LOIS WHERE ARE MY SHOES I'D SWEAR LOSE THEIR MEADS IF TWEV WERENl'T ATTACHED. BUGS BUNNY I I WANT TO INVEST MY MONEY IN THAT HAS A LOW W1SK LAND HIGH MY ADVICE IS T'TIE IN WITH "AMALGAMATED SHOELACES" PAY YOUR- KENT 6V TOMORROW OK GET OUT.' FOR6ET T SOME PAYS THE i NOTHIN' WHOLE j SEEMS 11-13. BLONDIE ORANGE OUICE. GRAPEFRUIT JUICE PINEAPPLE JUICE OR TOMATO JUICE OKAY--HERES A CARROT AND A GLASS OF WATER- MAKE YOUR I'LL. HAVE CARROT- JUICE WMAT KIND OF JUICE WOULD ILJI VOL) ARCHIE DID YOU OF BRUSH y WHAT DO YOUR YOU THINK TEETH I WANTED WITH A IT FOR? IT? I'LL BET HE FILLINGS IN YOUR TEETH t T FOUND MY TOOTH BRUSH HE'S J DOWN HERE GONE A IN THE M KITCHEN HE WAS CLEANING HIS SILVER WITH HAGAR THE HORRIBLE 'S Youp CHASER. TrUT WMAT YoU BEETLE BAILEY LET'5 THIS WHO ALL. THE FINAL you vo, Lll ABNER TUMBLEWEEDS roJ'T TH' 2Z- WHEW Yo' j I OLE. IT THAT v5TAfS- I Yc-v WAV- IT PO 6AP1IHAPA HORRIPLE NIGHTMARE IT WAS APOUT HOW, AFTER A TDR1UOUS CHASE ACROSS A HOT CAPTURED SlWGi-E-HANREl? TWO PALEFACES THEY TURNEP OUT1DPEYUI.