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Unformatted text preview: Life span of T.O. male: 57 years Pima Community: highest instance of diabetes in the world Replacing desert foods with western diet a likely cause Returning to Desert Foods Local foods such as beans, corn, cacti, mesquite tend to be high in soluble fiber and amylose Cholla buds and saguaro fruit slow sugar absorption in bloodstream Foods are slow to digest and stave off hunger Medicine/prevention for diabetes Desert Foods vs. Western Foods Hominy vs. sweet corn Tepary beans vs. pinto beans Other desert foods Mesquite Amaranth Cholla Buds Moving Toward Wellness Education H.O.P.P Weight loss challenges Fun Runs Nutrition Counceling Camp for at risk children 2000 Desert Walk for Biodiversity Community Action Combines goal of beating diabetes and economic development Encourage wellness and self sufficiency...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course TRAD 101 taught by Professor Weiner during the Spring '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.
- Spring '08