Modern Native Feasts

Author: Andrew George
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
ISBN: 1551525089
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Native American cuisine comes of age in this elegant, contemporary collection that reinterprets and updates traditional Native recipes with modern, healthy twists.

Social Issues In Contemporary Native America

Author: Hilary N. Weaver
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317053893
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This traditional approach to understanding health has been used to explore the
impacts of physical activity on emotional, spiritual, and mental well-being (
Lavallee 2008). A weekly ... For example, a while ago someone in the circle
committed suicide, so we had a feast for her. ... Through analysis of these four
themes, it appeared that the establishment of an Aboriginal cultural identity had a
positive effect on the overall health and well-being of urban Aboriginal people (
Skye 2006).

The Health Of Native Americans

Author: T. Kue Young
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195073393
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This was not the situation when the ancestors of modern Native Americans first
occupied the continent, where the diet was one based predominantly on meat
and fat. Survival advantage in a low carbohydrate, Arctic/Subarctic environment
was provided by having an efficient formation of endogenous glucose through
gluconeogenesis, efficient use of free fatty acids to provide for the energy needs
of non-glucose-dependent tissues, and the efficient use of ketone bodies as fuel.

The Healthy Hedonist Holidays

Author: Myra Kornfeld
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743287258
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The outdoor feast included ninety Native Americans, lasted three days, and
included enough wildfowl and other foods to supply the whole village for a week.
Although not typical of what later happened between Native Americans and the
first Europeans, this mythologized moment in our nation's history evokes the spirit
of the modern-day holiday. Thanksgiving celebrations were observed irregularly
afterward. In 1789, George Washington proclaimed that November 26 be a day of

Weight Loss Exercise And Health Research

Author: Carrie P. Saylor
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781600210778
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The origins of human dietary behavior have been traced back at least four million
years, while modern homo sapiens, our ancestors, date back approximately
30.000 years. [44] While there is debate about many details, there is general
consensus that humanity adapted over eons to an environment in which calories
were relatively scarce, and physical activity demands high. [45] Saturated and
trans fat intake were low and negligible, respectively; micronutrient intake was
high; intake ...

Health Care Organization And Project Management For Emerging Nations

Author: Edward Khiwa PhD
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479770515
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HEALTH. PROVIDERS. AND. UNDERSTANDING. Institutions. of. World. Health.
Organization. (WHO). Through the history of man, non-traditional healers have
existed side by side, in the midst of advancement of modern and Western ...
Although efforts of civilized government have with tenacity discouraged and
eroded the activities of the native healers, their existence is still visible in such
geographical locations of native American nations (know as reservations) of the
United Stated; ...

Food And Culture

Author: Kathryn P. Sucher
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305886879
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Learning about the Native American worldview, traditional health beliefs,
differences between nations, and the history of each group was considered
essential to effective interaction.18,107 Of particular importance is recognition of
diversity within ... In the 1960s when researchers first proposed that certain
Native Americans might be predisposed to developing diabetes mellitus (DM)
due to a feast-or-famine metabolism compromised by a modern diet, type 1 DM
had not yet been fully ...

Aboriginal Health Identity And Resources

Author: Jill Elizabeth Oakes
Publisher: Dept. of Native Studies, University of Manitoba
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Neel's (1962) Thrifty Gene hypothesis represents one attempt to explain why
diabetes has become a major health problem for Aboriginal peoples. Neel
proposes that the ancestors of contemporary Native Americans possessed genes
that, during times of feasts, enabled the body to store the excess glucose as fat to
be used later during famine conditions. The constant availability of food today,
however, has disrupted this established biological process, leading to
hyperinsulinemia and ...

A Native American Encyclopedia

Author: Barry Pritzker
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195138771
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Most people live in modern, single-family houses, complete with modern
amenities and utilities. Only a few people remain in the old village, although
many maintain a home there that they use on feast days. In order to help assure
that the people have clean water for religious and health purposes, the Pueblo
has both sued the government to make it enforce the Clean Water Act and
developed its own EPA-approved water quality standards. Health problems,
including diabetes, ...