[Homestead] Another book for Bev
bobford79 at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 21 23:09:11 EST 2008
Lynda, the Pima (O'odham like the papago) have the higfhest rate of diabetes of any group on earth. They don't live in Four Corners; they are Sonoran Desert Indians. They live in Phoenix, too. They just won some kind of big, big, lawsuit to get river water diverted back to their land so they can eat their natural food like what you were tslking.
It is a very big deal here.
Some big ag and politicians didn't eant thm to have and 'waste' all of that water. Treaties, it is all about treaties. They won, the river will be diverted. There have been a couple of PBS documnetaries about the Pima, their stolen water, and their terrible problem with diabstes. 'not trying to correct you; obviously you lnow more about Indians in general, but Pima and diabetes are well known news in Arizona........................
--- On Sun, 12/21/08, Lynda <lurine at com-pair.net> wrote:
> From: Lynda <lurine at com-pair.net>
> Subject: Re: [Homestead] Another book for Bev
> To: homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
> Date: Sunday, December 21, 2008, 8:41 PM
> What about an ethnic diet? I know that in the 4 Corners the
> docs have found
> that folks with diabetes that return to a lamb, corn, bean
> and squash based
> diet and got rid of the wheat, beef and sugar diet stopped
> needing insulin
> and lost a lot of weight.
> Of course, that could present a problem if one is a total
> American (mutt
> <g>) and doesn't lean toward any particular limb
> on their family tree.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "EarthNSky" <erthnsky at bellsouth.net>
> > Yup. I was actually allergic to Wheat as a kid. It
> would stuff me up
> > and sometimes give me hives if I ate something
> 'whole wheaty'. I could
> > eat white bread, but no more than a sandwich a day. I
> could eat pasta,
> > but not if I had had a sandwich..you get the idea. I
> was also allergic
> > to chocolate, citrus, and a lot of environmental
> allergens. I was
> > taking prescription anti-histamines daily when I was
> > I 'outgrew' most of my food allergies by the
> time I was 15 or 16, but
> > interestingly, it was about that time that I began
> having auto-immune
> > disease issues. Coincidence?
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