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Tim Giago: Committing slow suicide with foods


"As the saying goes, 'We are what we eat.'

This becomes immediately apparent to anyone who is diabetic and who monitors his or her blood sugar on a daily basis. If one sets aside common sense and indulges in a meal high in sugar and starch the next reading on the diabetic meter will be sky high for blood sugar content.

In the history of America no people have gone through such an extreme and dramatic change in diet than the American Indian. From a people that had for centuries existed on a diet high in protein and low in fats, the change brought about by the invasion of the Europeans can almost be counted as immediate on an historic scale."

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Tim Giago: Diabetes has become an epidemic in Indian country (The Native American Times 2/14)

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